J Demere MasonJames Demere Mason, Esq. BCS
Senior Attorney

Mr. Mason is AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®, the highest recognition possible in the legal industry, for his professionalism and ethics.

Mr. Mason has been Board Certified by the Florida Bar as expert in Marital and Family Law since 1998, has a Martindale-Hubbell peer review rating of 5.0 (out of 5.0) and has been named one of the top family law experts by Jacksonville Magazine, Jacksonville Luxury Living and 904 Magazine. Mr. Mason also holds the rank of Master in the Family Law Inns of Court and is in fact one of its founding members. Mr. Mason has been qualified as an expert witness in family matters several times and is a frequent lecturer at family law seminars. (Board Certified Marital and Family Law Lawyer, Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education).

Practice Areas

  • Child abduction
  • Child abuse and neglect
  • Child custody mediation
  • Child custody
  • Child support
  • Father’s rights
  • International child abduction
  • International child custody
  • Interstate child custody
  • Parenting time
  • Parental rights
  • Visitation rights
  • Alimony
  • Annulment
  • Cohabitation agreements
  • Collaborative family law
  • Divorce
  • Divorce arbitration
  • Divorce mediation
  • Divorce taxation
  • Domestic partnerships
  • Domestic relations
  • Domestic violence
  • Equitable distribution
  • Family arbitration
  • Family mediation
  • Interstate support
  • Legal separation agreements
  • Marital agreements
  • Marital property distribution
  • Marital property law
  • Marital property settlements
  • Matrimonial bankruptcy law
  • Matrimonial law
  • Name changes
  • No-fault divorce
  • Military divorce
  • Non-traditional family law
  • Paternity
  • Post-divorce modification
  • Post-nuptial agreements
  • Premarital agreements
  • Restraining orders
  • Spousal support
  • Uncontested divorce


Florida, 1981



J.D., University of Miami, 1981
B.S., Accounting, Jacksonville University, 1978
A.A., University of Florida, 1976


Associations & Memberships

The Florida Bar Association (Member, Family Law Section)
Florida Family Law American Inn of Court (Charter Member; Officer; Counselor, 1998; Master of the Bench and Bar, 1998)

Demere Mason Sr. has been practicing law in Jacksonville and surrounding areas since 1981 and has been devoted exclusively to the practice of family law for the past 20 years.

  • AV Rated by Martindale Hubble (the highest peer review rating available)
  • Master of the Family Law Inn of Court (the highest ranking available)
  • Rated by Jacksonville Luxury Living as one of the top family law lawyers in Jacksonville
  • Rated by Jacksonville Magazine as one of the top family law lawyers in Jacksonville
  • 2009 Registry of Super Lawyers