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Whether your issues are just beginning or you find yourself in the middle of a lengthy family law proceeding, we are here to help you evaluate your options and determine the best solution.  We have extensive experience with difficult issues such as divorce, paternity, time-sharing alimony, child support, and domestic violence.  We are advocates, listeners and counselors, and we will negotiate or litigate the best possible outcome for you.

Scott P. Davis, Esq.

Scott P. Davis, Esq.

Board Certified Marital & Family Law Attorney - Founder

Mr. Davis received his Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration from The University of Florida and his law degree from the prestigious Southern Methodist University School of Law in Dallas, Texas.  He has practiced law in Florida since 1997 and has more than 21 years of courtroom experience.  In addition, early in his career, he was a state prosecutor and then served as a senior felony trial attorney for the Hillsborough County Public Defender’s Office from.  During his time, Mr. Davis handled over 100 jury trials which gave him significantly more trial experience than most other family law attorneys. Mr. Davis presently limits his practice to marital and family law.  By narrowing the focus of the types of cases he handles, he is able to properly dedicate himself to his clients and the current trends in marital and family law.

Mr. Davis is a Board Certified Specialist in Marital Family Law by The Florida Bar.  As such, he has received the highest level of recognition by the Florida Bar concerning competency and experience as a marital and family law practitioner.  There are more than 100,000 attorneys licensed to practice law in the state of Florida and less than 350 attorneys have received this designation.  Scott is also AV® Rated by Martindale-Hubbell.  The AV® Peer Review Rating serves as an objective indicator that a lawyer has demonstrated ethical standards and professional ability. This honor is a reflection of an attorney’s skill, experience, integrity, and overall professional excellence.  By earning an AV® rating by Martindale-Hubbell, Scott is part of a select group of Tampa area lawyers recognized for their legal abilities and professional ethical standards. Mr. Davis has been named as a Top Lawyer by The Tampa Tribune, one of the “10 Best” for client satisfaction by the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys, designated as one of Florida’s “Super Lawyers” by Super Lawyer’s Magazine, listen in the “Top 100 Lawyers” by The National Advocates, and listed in the “Nation’s Top One Percent” by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel.

As a family law practitioner, business owner, divorced parent, and the father of four children, Mr. Davis understands the complex emotions involved in family law matters.  He maintains a high level of proficiency and knowledge of the law in order to offer his clients the best in cutting edge representation.

Cara L. Powell, Esq.

Cara L. Powell, Esq.

Family Law Attorney

Ms. Powell received her Juris Doctor from the University of Florida Levin College of Law. As a law student extern of Three Rivers Legal Services, Cara assisted indigent clients with family law and housing issues. She also received the Estates and Trusts Certificate for her intensive coursework in that practice area. Cara was greatly involved in the community, providing hundreds of pro bono service hours which earned her awards from Levin College of Law as well as the Eighth Judicial Circuit. Cara attended the University of South Florida and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in English Honors, with a concentration in Professional Writing, Rhetoric, and Technology.

While attending college, Cara also worked full-time as a paralegal to a local workers’ compensation defense firm.

Cara had her first child, Chloe, in September 2015, while in her first year of law school. In December 2017, Cara had her second child, Asher, just a few months after taking the bar exam. Cara and her husband, Cody, spend much of their free time trying new restaurants, attending sporting events, and spending time with their children. Cara is an avid sports fan and is picking up golf as a new hobby. Cara enjoys volunteering in the community and is the Vice President of Community Engagement for the American Cancer Society’s Associate Board of Ambassadors. She is also a member of The Junior League Tampa Bay,  The Tampa Gator Club, and the Hillsborough County Bar Association.

Cara was trained in law school as a mediator and is a strong advocate for alternative dispute resolution.

Audette Bruce

Audette Bruce

Legal Assistant

Ms. Bruce has served as a receptionist and legal assistant with Tampa Bay Family Law and Mediation since 2015.  Audette relocated to Tampa From New York City in 2012 to help start a church.

Audette is a 10-year veteran of the United Nations where she served as a policy specialist and speechwriter.  She presently serves in her local church along with her husband and two children.


Tamara M. Davis

Tamara M. Davis

Firm Administrator

Ms. Davis received her Bachelor’s of Science in Business Management from Florida State University in 1997, and pursued a career in banking with a focus in commercial lending.  Ms. Michaelson rose up through the ranks in the banking industry before becoming a Vice President at BB&T.  In 2015, Ms. Michaelson left the banking industry and joined the firm.

Presently, Ms. Davis serves as the firm administrator and manages billing and accounts.

Years of Combined Litigation Experience

Years in Business

Handled over 1000 Cases

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