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Lawrence Datz
Jax Daily Record Monday, Nov. 17, 201412:00 PM EST

Lawyer snapshot: Lawrence Datz


Name: Lawrence Datz

Age: 56

Family: Wife, Risa Waitz Datz; son, Brian Datz; and daughter and son-in-law, Jodi Schneider Shapiro and Andrew Shapiro

Pets: None for three years, but my wife would love her fourth Boston terrier.

Education: B.S. in Economics from Vanderbilt University (1980); J.D. from Cumberland School of Law (1983)

Admitted to the Bar: 1983

Employed by: Datz & Datz, P.A.

Field of practice: Marital and family law

Professional organizations: American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (Fellow), Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (Florida chapter board member and past president), Family Law Sections of The Florida Bar (past executive council member) and the American Bar Association, Florida Family Law Inn of Court (master) and The Jacksonville Bar Association.

Community involvement: The DePaul School of Northeast Florida Inc. (vice president)

How did you become involved? My son attended school at DePaul and the head of school asked me to join the board of directors.

How can someone else become involved? Contact me or the current head of school, Andrea Cummings.

What was the last book you read or are reading? “Gone Girl” by Gillian Flynn.

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