Ward Damon

Eddie E Stephens, III

Profile

Eddie is an equity partner in Ward Damon, PL, where he leads the family law department and manages community relations for the firm. Eddie is a Board Certified Family Law Attorney who specializes in high-conflict matrimonial law. He has earned the AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rating by Martindale-Hubbell, a professional rating indicating the highest ethical standards and professional ability, and has been selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America®, a peer-review publication recognizing the top 4% of attorneys in the country.

In addition to practicing family law, Eddie is an author, lecturer, and community leader who supports a number of local civic and charitable organizations including Center for Child Counseling, Leadership Palm Beach County, Boy Scouts of America, Delta Sigma Pi, Big Dog Ranch Rescue and Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League. His hobbies include cooking, yoga, camping and spending time with his family. Eddie is happily married to Jacquie and has two children, Christopher and Matthew, and they all call Palm Beach, Florida home.

  • Family and Marital Law
  • Divorce and Separation
  • Child Custody
  • Child Support
  • Timesharing
  • Alimony or Spousal Support
  • Division of Marital Property
  • Pre-nuptial and Pre-marital Agreements
  • Parent Relocation Enforcement
  • Paternity and Child-Related Disputes
  • Restraining Orders
  • Board Certified in Family and Marital Law
  • National Keynote Speaker – August 16, 2017 – Delta Sigma Pi’s Grand Chapter Congress – New Orleans, LA
  • Social Media Issues in Divorce – April 14, 2017 (Live – PB Bar – Advanced)
  • Risk Management: What you need to know as a National Volunteer – February 17, 2017 – Delta Sigma Pi’s Southern LEAD Provincial Conference
  • Case Law Update – November 10, 2016 (Telephonic – Florida Bar – Intermediate)
  • Living an Extraordinary Life – September 9, 2016 – Atlanta Alumni Chapter Professional Event
  • Case Law Update – November, 2015 (Telephonic – Florida Bar – Intermediate)
  • Become Your Own Hero – August 12, 2015 Delta Sigma Pi Grand Chapter Congress (Chicago, Il)
  • Become your Own Hero – United Methodist Church of the Palm Beaches (West Palm Beach, FL)
  • Case Law Update – October 2014 (Telephonic – Florida Bar – Intermediate)
  • Case Law Update – October 2013 (Telephonic – Florida Bar -Intermediate)
  • Top 10 Family Law Cases of the Year, April 2013 (Palm Beach Bench/Bar Conference)
  • Become Your Own Hero, The Ordinary Secret to Living an Extraordinary Life, March 2013 (Raleigh, North Carolina)
  • All Kinds of Temporary Relief, January 2013 (Board Certification Seminar; Advanced)
  • Case Law Update, November 2012 (Telephonic; Florida Bar; Intermediate)
  • Statutes, Rules and Important Cases, October 2012 (Palm Beach County Bar; Beginner)
  • Become Your Own Hero; The Ordinary Secret to Living an Extraordinary Life, July 2012 (San Diego, California)
  • Pre-nuptial Agreements, July 2012 (Webinar; Lawline; Intermediate)
  • Family Law Case Update, March 2012 (Palm Beach Bench/Bar Conference)
  • Case Law Update, November 2011 (Telephonic; Florida Bar; Intermediate)
  • Case Law Update, July 2011 (Webinar; Lawline; Intermediate)
  • Family Law Case Update, March 2011 (Palm Beach Bench/Bar Conference)
  • Recent Family Law Cases (Webinar; Lawline; Intermediate)
  • Case Law Update, November 2010 (Telephonic; Florida Bar; Intermediate)
  • Attorneys’ Fees, Enforcement & Charging Liens, December 2009 (Telephonic; Florida Bar; Intermediate)
  • Case Law Update, October 2009 (Telephonic; Florida Bar; Intermediate)
  • Co-Chair; View from the Bench, May 2008 (Telephonic; Florida Bar; Advanced)
  • Case Law Update, May, 2008 (West Palm Beach; Palm Beach County Bar)
  • Personal & Professional Risk Management, March 2008 (San Diego, CA)
  • DROPS COLA’s and Deferred Retirement, February 2008 (West Palm Beach, FL; Palm Beach Bar; Intermediate)
  • Evidentiary Issues in Relocation Cases, March 2007 (West Palm Beach, FL; Palm Beach Bar; Intermediate)
  • Ethical Issues in Family Law, January 2007 (West Palm Beach, FL; FAWLS/Legal Aid; Beginner)
  • Host of Ethics; View from the Bench, August 2006 (Telephonic; Florida Bar; Advanced)
  • Enabling Others to Lead, October 2006 (Louisville, KY)
  • Fish Out of the Water; Ethical Issues in Family Law, March, 2006 (West Palm Beach, FL; Palm Beach Bar; Beginner)
  • Personal and Professional Risk Management, June 2006 (Atlanta, GA)
  • Stephens’ Squibs – Florida Family Case Law Updates (Hardcover and E-Book); Author
  • EddieStephens.com (Legal Blog) – Creator and Author
  • Florida Bar CLE Committee (2004 – Present); Vice Chair 2006-2008; Co-Chair 2009
  • Florida Bar Publications Committee (2009 – Present); Editor 2010 – Present
  • Florida Bar Family Law Certification Committee (2006 – 2010); Vice Chair 2008 – 2009; Chair 2010
  • Florida Bar Family Law Website, Editor (2006 – 2009)
  • Delta Sigma Pi, Professional Business Fraternity; Leadership Foundation; Trustee Emeritus
  • Phi Alpha Delta, Professional Legal Fraternity
  • Stetson University (J.D., 1997); Chief Justice, Honor Court
  • University of Miami (B.B.A., 1994)
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Areas of Practice

Areas of Practice

  • Family and Marital Law
  • Divorce and Separation
  • Child Custody
  • Child Support
  • Timesharing
  • Alimony or Spousal Support
  • Division of Marital Property
  • Pre-nuptial and Pre-marital Agreements
  • Parent Relocation Enforcement
  • Paternity and Child-Related Disputes
  • Restraining Orders

Certifications

  • Board Certified in Family and Marital Law

Seminars and Presentations

  • National Keynote Speaker – August 16, 2017 – Delta Sigma Pi’s Grand Chapter Congress – New Orleans, LA
  • Social Media Issues in Divorce – April 14, 2017 (Live – PB Bar – Advanced)
  • Risk Management: What you need to know as a National Volunteer – February 17, 2017 – Delta Sigma Pi’s Southern LEAD Provincial Conference
  • Case Law Update – November 10, 2016 (Telephonic – Florida Bar – Intermediate)
  • Living an Extraordinary Life – September 9, 2016 – Atlanta Alumni Chapter Professional Event
  • Case Law Update – November, 2015 (Telephonic – Florida Bar – Intermediate)
  • Become Your Own Hero – August 12, 2015 Delta Sigma Pi Grand Chapter Congress (Chicago, Il)
  • Become your Own Hero – United Methodist Church of the Palm Beaches (West Palm Beach, FL)
  • Case Law Update – October 2014 (Telephonic – Florida Bar – Intermediate)
  • Case Law Update – October 2013 (Telephonic – Florida Bar -Intermediate)
  • Top 10 Family Law Cases of the Year, April 2013 (Palm Beach Bench/Bar Conference)
  • Become Your Own Hero, The Ordinary Secret to Living an Extraordinary Life, March 2013 (Raleigh, North Carolina)
  • All Kinds of Temporary Relief, January 2013 (Board Certification Seminar; Advanced)
  • Case Law Update, November 2012 (Telephonic; Florida Bar; Intermediate)
  • Statutes, Rules and Important Cases, October 2012 (Palm Beach County Bar; Beginner)
  • Become Your Own Hero; The Ordinary Secret to Living an Extraordinary Life, July 2012 (San Diego, California)
  • Pre-nuptial Agreements, July 2012 (Webinar; Lawline; Intermediate)
  • Family Law Case Update, March 2012 (Palm Beach Bench/Bar Conference)
  • Case Law Update, November 2011 (Telephonic; Florida Bar; Intermediate)
  • Case Law Update, July 2011 (Webinar; Lawline; Intermediate)
  • Family Law Case Update, March 2011 (Palm Beach Bench/Bar Conference)
  • Recent Family Law Cases (Webinar; Lawline; Intermediate)
  • Case Law Update, November 2010 (Telephonic; Florida Bar; Intermediate)
  • Attorneys’ Fees, Enforcement & Charging Liens, December 2009 (Telephonic; Florida Bar; Intermediate)
  • Case Law Update, October 2009 (Telephonic; Florida Bar; Intermediate)
  • Co-Chair; View from the Bench, May 2008 (Telephonic; Florida Bar; Advanced)
  • Case Law Update, May, 2008 (West Palm Beach; Palm Beach County Bar)
  • Personal & Professional Risk Management, March 2008 (San Diego, CA)
  • DROPS COLA’s and Deferred Retirement, February 2008 (West Palm Beach, FL; Palm Beach Bar; Intermediate)
  • Evidentiary Issues in Relocation Cases, March 2007 (West Palm Beach, FL; Palm Beach Bar; Intermediate)
  • Ethical Issues in Family Law, January 2007 (West Palm Beach, FL; FAWLS/Legal Aid; Beginner)
  • Host of Ethics; View from the Bench, August 2006 (Telephonic; Florida Bar; Advanced)
  • Enabling Others to Lead, October 2006 (Louisville, KY)
  • Fish Out of the Water; Ethical Issues in Family Law, March, 2006 (West Palm Beach, FL; Palm Beach Bar; Beginner)
  • Personal and Professional Risk Management, June 2006 (Atlanta, GA)

Publications

  • Stephens’ Squibs – Florida Family Case Law Updates (Hardcover and E-Book); Author
  • EddieStephens.com (Legal Blog) – Creator and Author

Professional Memberships

  • Florida Bar CLE Committee (2004 – Present); Vice Chair 2006-2008; Co-Chair 2009
  • Florida Bar Publications Committee (2009 – Present); Editor 2010 – Present
  • Florida Bar Family Law Certification Committee (2006 – 2010); Vice Chair 2008 – 2009; Chair 2010
  • Florida Bar Family Law Website, Editor (2006 – 2009)
  • Delta Sigma Pi, Professional Business Fraternity; Leadership Foundation; Trustee Emeritus
  • Phi Alpha Delta, Professional Legal Fraternity

Education

  • Stetson University (J.D., 1997); Chief Justice, Honor Court
  • University of Miami (B.B.A., 1994)
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