Attorney Joy N. Owenby is a skilled and compassionate Jacksonville attorney
who has dedicated her professional career to helping others. As the owner
and managing partner of Owenby Law, P.A., Joy drives our mission to provide
individuals and families facing unfamiliar legal proceedings with honest,
reliable, and passionate advocacy, and has earned herself and our firm
numerous honors and accolades along the way.
"Superb" 10/10 Avvo rating, Joy has proven herself in a number of challenging and high stakes practice
criminal defense. While her breadth of experience is varied, her work is shaped by personalized
service and her ability to place herself in clients’ shoes in order
to fully understand their feelings and goals.
Background & Experience
Joy’s background is a testament to her drive and dedication. From
teaching high school, being a deputy clerk, and working in marketing while
she earned her Master’s degree to working full-time as an administration
manager for the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of the Census
to put herself through law school at night, Joy has built her career and
our firm’s reputation through unrelenting dedication.
Prior to founding the firm, Joy served as legal counsel for the state of
Florida's Guardian Ad Litem Program, which supplied her with invaluable
experience in family law. In that capacity, her work focused heavily on
children. Just as parents and adults had someone to protect their rights
and interests, she provided children with a voice to the court in matters
involving dependency, abuse, neglect, and abandonment, and criminal law.
She was also a judicial intern for a family law judge in the 4th Judicial
Circuit and a certified legal intern in the State Attorney’s Office,
Special Assault Division.
Today, Owenby Law, P.A. has been recognized by
Law Firm 500 and
Inc. 5,000 as one of the fastest growing firms in the country. To her credit, Joy
has also been individually recognized by a number of local, legal, and
national organizations, including The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100,
the American Jurist Institute, and the American Institute of Family Law
Attorneys, among many others.
Joy’s determination and work ethic are matched only by her passion
for helping others in need when they need it most, which is why our firm
is readily available to help. Learn more about your potential case and
rights, our team, and our services, when you request a free initial consultation.