The Family Law Section of The Florida Bar publicly acknowledges, through the Alberto Romero Making a Difference Award, those individuals who have made a difference in the lives of the underserved or disadvantaged within our State.  The individuals who receive this award either provide outstanding pro bono services or engage in other types of outstanding volunteer community activities and pursuits that improve the lives of Florida’s children and families.

Ward Damon
West Palm Beach

2017 Award Winner

Eddie Stephens is an equity partner in Ward Damon, P.L., where he leads the family law department and manages community relations for the firm. Eddie is a Florida Bar board certified family law attorney who specializes in high-conflict matrimonial law. He has earned the AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rating by Martindale-Hubbell, a professional rating indicating the highest ethical standards and professional ability, and has been selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America®, a peer-review publication recognizing the top 4 percent of attorneys in the country. In addition to practicing family law, Eddie is an author, lecturer, and community leader who supports a number of local civic and charitable organizations including serving on the Board of Directors of the Center for Child Counseling, and program chair for the youth leadership program for Leadership Palm Beach County. His hobbies include cooking, yoga, camping and spending time with his family. Eddie is happily married to Jacquie and has two children, Christopher and Matthew, and they all call Palm Beach, Florida, home.

Past Making a Difference Award Winners

Fifth Judicial Circuit, Marion County, FL
Ocala, FL
11th Judicial Circuit, Miami-Dade County
Miami, FL
Kathryn M. Beamer, P.A.
North Palm Beach, FL
2011 & 2010 Award Co-Winner
Winter Park, FL
2011 Award Co-Winner
The Baird Law Group
Tampa, FL
March 2011 Award Winner
Manatee County Judicial Center
Bradenton, FL
February 2011 Award Winner
Jacksonville, FL
January 2011 Award Winner
Tampa, FL
December 2010 Award Winners
Norman D. Levin, P.A.
Longwood, FL
November 2010 Award Winner
Lakeland, FL
October 2010 Co-Winner
Valdespino & Associates, P.A.
Coconut Grove, FL