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Deborah J. Andrews.

Ponte Vedra Beach

Seventh Judicial Circuit

Deborah J. Andrews is a University of Florida graduate and has been a member of The Florida Bar for 12 years. Andrews is a sole practitioner focusing on public interest matters. She began her legal career in Washington, D.C., with the law firm of King & Spalding, on the Litigation/Special Matters team, representing corporate clients. During her tenure in Washington, Andrews provided hundreds of hours of pro bono work to the Washington Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights.

After spending the early part of her career in Washington, she returned to Florida. What started out as a sabbatical turned into a full-time job of pro bono and community service. Andrews serves on the Board of the Palm Valley Community Center and has spearheaded efforts to assist needy families during the holidays. She has also provided legal advice and obtained non-profit tax status for the Community Center. During the past year, she has represented Bobby C. Billie, the Spiritual Leader of the Independent Traditional Seminole Nation, in his efforts to preserve and protect indigenous graves and sacred sites and to protect wetlands. Andrews has also provided, hundreds of hours of pro bono service to the Northeast Florida Chapter of the Sierra Club in its efforts to protect wetlands and wildlife habitat. Andrews is married to a very supportive husband who is amazed at how much work is involved with volunteer efforts.
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Date:Feb 15, 2000
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