Serving the Sunshine City In Matters of Family Law, Appellate Law, and Business-Related Bankruptcy

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Whether you are facing divorce, custody disputes, or financial difficulties involving your business, Sutton Law Firm is here to help you. To request your consultation in St. Petersburg, send us a message online or call us directly: 

Welcome to Our Family Law Office Attorneys in St. Petersburg, FL

Matters of family law and business-related bankruptcy require genuine empathy and legal expertise. At Sutton Law Firm, you will find attorneys who possess both. Founder and family law attorney Debra J. Sutton is board-certified in both family law and appellate practice; since 1986, Matthew J. Kovschak has helped clients navigate complex business litigation cases.

Is your family or your business in Greater Tampa facing hardships that have become legal matters? Our boutique firm has a St. Petersburg office where you can receive the proven and capable counsel you will need in order to protect your best interests and those of the people you love most. 

Our Bartow-based firm has been helping clients navigate challenges like these for more than 30 years. If your life and your livelihood need apt legal counsel, Ms. Sutton and Mr. Kovschak can arrange to meet you at their St. Petersburg office to review your case and determine the right steps to take toward the very best outcome.

Debra J. Sutton and Matthew J. Kovschak

An Easily Accessible Office Serving Greater Tampa

Our offices are a little over a half-hour drive from Downtown Tampa via I-275 South. We are located just off Pasadena Avenue South, on the south side of the Da Vista neighborhood in St. Petersburg. Don't hesitate to call us directly if you have any difficulty finding our offices.

7024 Central Ave
Ste 7
St Petersburg, FL 33707

Debra J. Sutton Family Law Attorney and Founder of Sutton Law Firm

​For more than three decades, family law attorney Debra J. Sutton has provided clients with valuable counsel in all issues pertaining to family law and appellate law. Ms. Sutton is board-certified in marital and family law, as well as appellate practice. This distinction is important because only two percent of Florida attorneys are certified, and only one percent are certified in family law or appellate practice.

By hiring Debra Sutton as your attorney, you can benefit from a high level of expertise developed through years of continuing education, in addition to proven skill, competency, and ethics.

Debra J. Sutton

Ms. Sutton is a lawyer who helps clients in complex matters of child support, child custody, paternity, and more.


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"Debra has been amazing!" Clients Recommend Our Family Law Attorney


Anita Rodriguez

Bartow, FL


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I highly recommend Ms.Sutton to everyone. She has incredible knowledge and very professional. Her and her staff, the ladies at the office went above and beyond, listened to me and helped me and my children through a very difficult case. They are kind and caring human being. I am forever grateful to the Sutton Law firm.

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Chelsea Faulkner

Bartow, FL


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Mrs Debra Sutton has been amazing! Very up front and honest! She has so much knowledge and know how about the laws and how to handle situations. My husband Has been fighting his ex wife for almost 8 yrs now and everything is a fight. Our previous lawyer wasn’t doing squat about her and her actions. So we hired Ms Sutton and yes she is pricey, but she works with you in payments, and she gets the job done. 

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Meet Our Business Law Attorney ​Matthew J. Kovschak

Since 1986, Matthew J. Kovschak has protected his clients' best interests by leading and litigating complicated business litigation cases, many of which involved multiple parties. His commercial litigation skills have helped many Sutton Law Firm clients achieve positive outcomes through bankruptcy and debt reorganization, in addition to successful appeals of both state and federal decisions. When his peers face complex bankruptcy issues, including adversary proceedings, they turn to Matthew for mediation due to his track record of success.

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"I highly recommend Matt Kovschak."



Bartow, FL


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Sutton Law Firm is awesome. Matt Kovschak was professional and knowledgeable. He went above and beyond to help us receive the outcome we desired. If your in need of a great attorney, I would highly recommended Matt Kovschak at Sutton Law Firm.

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Helen Calloway

Lakeland, FL


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When my husband and I had our first meeting with Sutton Law Firm it was like a breath of fresh air. Mr. Kovschak, our Attorney, listen to information re: our case he went above and beyond to explain to us about the lawsuit. We had been getting nowhere with this, but your office gave us confidence that this could be settled. Your office made a big difference in our lives. God continue to bless you.

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Why Greater Tampa  Chooses Sutton Law Firm

There are many firms in St. Petersburg and the Greater Tampa area offering family law and business bankruptcy services, but clients choose Sutton Law Firm because:

We Take Complex Cases

Are you facing a contentious divorce? Debra Sutton can provide the aggressive representation you need. And if you are facing a charged dispute over custody or child support, you can be certain she will use her expertise to protect your kids' best interests. If you are a victim of domestic violence, she will fight to make sure the courts respect your rights. When the challenge seems unsurmountable, turn to us.

We Protect Your Privacy

Our clients are often weathering intensely emotional situations, which is why we take measures to maintain your privacy and confidentiality. We schedule our appointments to avoid having two clients in the office at once. Through every step of our services, you can count on us to handle all your legal matters privately, and to treat you with the sensitivity and compassion you deserve. 

We Rely on Teamwork

When you choose Sutton Law Firm, you will benefit from the assistance of an entire team who stays up-to-date regarding the details of your case. This includes your attorney, paralegals, and law clerks who will be able to provide the answers you need regarding your case's progress, important hearings on the horizon, and more. Meanwhile, your team will be working together to create the strategy most likely to achieve what you need.

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Debra J. Sutton

Sutton Law Firm

Debra J. Sutton is an attorney who is board-certified in both appellate practice and marital and family law by the Florida Bar. At the Sutton Law Firm, with offices in Bartow, Lakeland, and St. Petersburg, Ms. Sutton, Mr. Kovschak, and their team provide individualized, compassionate, and private legal services. Our popular practice areas include:

You can request a consultation with our board-certified attorney right now by filling out our online form or calling (863) 533-8912.

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