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Heather  Bryan

Heather Bryan

Heather Bryan Law, P.A.
  • Criminal Law, Divorce, Domestic Violence ...
  • Florida
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Biography

Heather Bryan stands as a seasoned trial attorney, wielding extensive knowledge across family law, criminal law, and personal injury law. In 2016, she took a significant step in her legal journey by founding her own law practice, focusing predominantly on family law. In this capacity, Heather has been a guiding force for numerous families, navigating them through the intricacies of the divorce process with compassion and legal acumen.

Heather's commitment to the legal profession extends beyond her practice. She has been an integral part of the Polk Association for Women Lawyers since its inception, serving on the Board of Directors and assuming the prestigious role of the association's president. This reflects not only her legal prowess but also her dedication to advancing the interests of women in the legal field.

As a member of the Florida Bar, the US District Court for the Middle District of Florida, and the US Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Florida, Heather's legal reach spans various jurisdictions, showcasing her commitment to a comprehensive understanding of the legal landscape.

Heather's journey into family law is deeply rooted in personal experience. Having navigated the divorce process herself, she brings a unique perspective to her practice. For 16 years, she has successfully managed co-parenting on a personal level, fostering a deep understanding of the challenges her clients face.

Heather's passion extends beyond the courtroom. Before embarking on her legal career, Heather spent a decade as a teacher, demonstrating her commitment to education and community development. Active in her community, Heather is a member of First United Methodist Church, further exemplifying her dedication to both her professional and personal communities. Heather Bryan stands as a testament to the intersection of legal expertise, personal empathy, and community engagement in the pursuit of justice.

Education
Barry University Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law
J.D. (2013) | Law
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Honors: Cum Laude
Activities: Trial Team; Research Assistant, Teaching Assistant
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University of Connecticut
M.A. (2005) | Educational Psychology
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University System of Georgia - Columbus State University
B.S. (1998) | History & Secondary Education
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Honors: Summa Cum Laude
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Professional Experience
Attorney
Heather Bryan Law
Current
Associate
Howell & Thornhill
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Assistant Public Defender
10th Judicial Circuit Office of the Public Defender
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Awards
Outstanding Service to the Cause of Indigent Defense
10th Judicial Circuit Office of the Public Defender
Professional Associations
The Florida Bar  # 0109261
Member
Current
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Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Member
Current
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Lakeland Bar Association
Member
Current
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Willson American Inn of Court
Member
Current
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Polk County Trial Lawyers Association
Member
Current
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Polk Association for Women Lawyers
President
Current
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Florida
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Federal Circuit
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Fees
  • Free Consultation
    Family cases require a $100.00 consultation fee. If retained within 30 days of the consultation, the $100.00 will be applied towards your account.
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
    Contingency Fees for Personal Injury cases only.
Practice Areas
Criminal Law
Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
Divorce
Collaborative Law, Contested Divorce, Military Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
Domestic Violence
Domestic Violence Criminal Defense, Domestic Violence Restraining Orders, Victims Rights , Victims Rights
DUI & DWI
Family Law
Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
Juvenile Law
Personal Injury
Animal & Dog Bites, Car Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Legal Answers
Q. Does a 14 year old has the right to say where and who she wants to live with even if the person is a cousin
A: No, a 14 year old does not have the right to choose where he or she wants to live. If there are this many issues at home, I suggest filing a report with DCF and and trying to get guardianship.
Q. My husband sexually assault me, what should I do? Please help!
A: Just because you are married does not mean that you cannot be sexually assaulted. This sounds like something that should be reported to the police immediately.
Q. I'm wanting to relocate, but wanting to know if I would be able to since i am divorced with a child.
A: Per Florida statute you can move within 50 miles of the principal place of residence att he time of the last order establishing or modifying time-sharing, without permission of the court. You would still need to get the child to his or her school, per the parenting plan. If you wish to move outside of this 50 miles, then you would need to petition the court for relocation, unless you and your ex can agree to the relocation. An agreement to relocate must be written, define an access or time-sharing schedule for the non-relocating parent , and describe transportation arrangements. Hope this helps.
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Websites & Blogs
Website
Heather Bryan Law
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Lakeland Criminal Defense Lawyers
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Lakeland Family Lawyers
Contact & Map
Heather Bryan Law, P.A.
Lakeland
811 S. Missouri Ave.
Lakeland, FL 33815
Telephone: (863) 825-5309
Monday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Thursday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 8:30 AM - 2 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Notice: We are closed on all U.S. holidays.