Byron A. Divins, Jr, is the founding partner of Divins & Divins, P.C. He graduated Touro Law Center in 1996. Upon graduation and passing the New York and New Jersey bars, he accepted his commission in the U.S. Navy. Beginning his legal career with the Navy, Mr. Divins has served as a Senior Trial counsel (prosecutor) and Senior Defense Counsel. He has tried cases on both sides, ranging from the simple unauthorized absences to murder. He has tried cases worldwide—Japan and Bahrain—and throughout the United States. In addition to trying cases, he served as legal advisor to Carrier Group FIVE embarked on the USS KITTY HAWK, briefing the Admiral on the Law of War / Law of the Sea. His last sea tour was onboard the USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT where he advised the Commanding Officer on decisions regarding the prosecution of Sailors and Marines suspected of violating the Uniformed Code of Military Justice. In addition to the above, Mr. Divins, assisted Sailors, Marines and Civilian Employees on family law issues including divorce, orders of protection, child support, visitation and equitable distribution of family assets.
At Divins & Divins, P.C., Mr. Divins concentrates his practice on Family Law and Criminal Law. He has successfully represented clients in Nassau, Suffolk, Queens, New York, Kings and Richmond Counties. He has helped clients navigate the complex issues regarding orders of protection, divorce, custody, visitation, modification of child support, paternity and child support. He consistently produces positive results for his clients. As a defense attorney, he has expertly represented clients accused of felonies and misdemeanors. His cases have ranged from DUI, robbery, larceny and murder. His years of court room experience are an invaluable resource whether you are fighting for your freedom or a divorce.
Mr. Divins is married to his partner, Phyllis Divins—who’s practice focuses on personal injury. He has two children and spends his free time coaching t-ball. He is currently a Commander in the U.S. Naval reserves stationed at Fort Dix, New Jersey. Commander Divins has been designated an international law specialist and co-authored Piracy: New Efforts in Addressing This Enduring Problem, 36 Tul. Mar. L. J. 65 (2011).