Datz Named 2022 “Lawyer of the Year”


JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Board certified family law attorney Lawrence Datz has been named Northeast Florida’s “Lawyer of the Year” in the Family Law category for a second time by his peers who voted in the annual Best Lawyers survey. Datz, who also won the award in 2017, is the only area attorney to receive the award this year.

Best Lawyers is the oldest and most respected peer review publication in the legal profession. Recognition in the publication is widely regarded by clients and legal professionals as a significant honor, conferred on lawyers by their peers. The Lawyer of the Year recognition is awarded to lawyers with the highest overall peer ratings in a geographic region.

Datz is Florida Bar Board Certified in Marital and Family Law and he has spent more than 35 years practicing family law, divorce law and criminal law. He founded the Datz & Datz law firm in 2003, which focuses primarily on family law, including divorce law. He is the former president of Florida’s Association of Family and Conciliation Courts and a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers as well as a Master in the Florida Family Law Inn of Court.

Datz recently also received the Florida Family Law Inn of Court’s Rudy Hernandez Professionalism Award. That award is presented annually to recognize the Inn member who demonstrates the highest standards and represents the best qualities of local attorneys who practice family law.