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Divorce for Men has served Pinellas, Pasco, Hillsborough, and Hernando Counties for almost 15 years. Our lead trial attorney, Johnny D. Drizis, is here to help you through this difficult time. He does not advocate divorce but believes in the family unit. Attorney Drizis urges that divorce should be a last option and that our clients consider counseling with a pastor, priest, or other professional. Additional resources include:
- “I Promise” by Dr. Gary Smalley
- “Love and Respect” by Dr. Emerson Eggerichs
- “The Power of a Praying Husband” by Stormie Omartian
- “The 10 Best Decisions Couple can Make” by Bill & Pat Farrel
- Visiting www.fireproofmymarriage.com
About Our Firm
Divorce for Men is a boutique law firm focusing in protecting fathers’ rights and the rights of their children. We only practice in two areas of law—family law and criminal defense. Unfortunately, these two areas overlap in the form of domestic violence injunctions and domestic battery. Our firm’s approach is to minimize the pain and costs (emotional and financial, both present and future) of a divorce. This is accomplished through our experience.
Divorce for Men was established by Alan Rosenthal in 1998. We are proud to have handled more than 4,000 cases since then with our clients receiving the benefits from our experience.
About Attorney Johnny D. Drizis P.A.
Attorney Johnny D. Drizis has lived in the Tampa Bay area since 1984. Originally from Chicago, Illinois, he moved to the Sunshine State after graduating from Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois.
Being the son of Greek immigrant parents, he learned the necessity of hard work, the determination to succeed, and how to overcome adversity. His upbringing taught him the importance of family values and a strong work ethic, both of which he carries over into his practice of law.
Attorney Drizis notes that he is not only the owner of Divorce for Men, but is also a member. He formed Divorce for Men after his own divorce in 2001. He is now a divorced father who is happily part of a blended family. Because of his own experiences dealing with divorce, he understands the pain it can cause families.
That’s why he is here to provide the necessary counseling and support. As a former state prosecutor he participated in over 55 jury trials under his belt, he can protect the rights of you and your children.
Due to attorney Drizis’ divorce, he was financially forced to leave his position as Assistant State Attorney, for the Office of Bernie McCabe, where participated he was a Lead Trial Attorney and participated in over 50 jury trials. As a divorced father of two girls, Hali Ann and Demetra Marie he understands the pain of divorce, but also understand that there is life after divorce. He is remarried to Mary Beth and has added three more children to his life, Jen, Brandon and Zach, forming a new blended family. This personal and legal experience allows attorney Drizis to better understand his client’s wants and needs.
Upon leaving the State Attorney’s office he was on the Pasco County Felony Court Appointed list where he defended all types of criminal cases. He is a member of the Florida Bar, U.S. Federal District Court, Middle District, Clearwater Bar Association, West Pasco Bar Association, and Past President of the Pinellas County Trial Lawyers and current mentor. He also attends Generation Christian Church, and Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church.
This personal and legal experience allows attorney Drizis to better understand his client’s wants and needs.
About Garry L. Potts
Attorney Garry L. Potts joins the firm as ‘Of Counsel’. Attorney Potts is an experienced litigator with over 22 years experience. Fifteen of those years were with the Office of Bernie McCabe, State Attorney, here in Pinellas County. As a prosecutor, Attorney Potts tried over 100 jury trial. His courtroom experience will be used to protect your rights.
About Margaret E. O’Neill
Attorney Margaret E. O’Neill currently joins the firm as “Of Counsel”. Attorney O’Neill comes to Florida from California and has over 20 years experience specializing in family law.
About Diana Degre
Diana is a certified paralegal who has been practicing family law for over 20 years. She is married with two adult children. She is active in her church and attend Generation Christian Church. She is actively involved in the community and spends her free time volunteering with various Christian charities as well spending time on the water.
About Lisa Rerisi
Lisa is a certified paralegal who has been practicing family law for over 15 years. She is actively involved in the community and spends her free time volunteering with various worthy groups as well as motorcycle riding.
Contact our law firm in Clearwater, Florida today, to schedule an appointment to discuss your separation or divorce.