Honors & Awards
Elizabeth R. Ondriezek has received many honors throughout her career. She has been selected for inclusion in the Florida Super Lawyers magazine in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018.
The AV® Preeminent™ Rating
She has received an AV Preeminent 4.7 out of 5 peer review rating with Martindale-Hubbell. The AV® Preeminent™ Rating is the highest rating a lawyer can achieve from Martindale-Hubbell, a company which has been facilitating peer review ratings of attorneys for over a hundred years. According to Martindale-Hubbell: the AV® Rating is an objective indicator of a lawyer’s high ethical standards and professional ability; the rating is generated from secure and confidential evaluations of lawyers by other members of the bar and also by the judiciary; and the AV® Rating is an outstanding achievement and demonstrates that a lawyer has earned the highest rating available for their legal ability and professional ethics.
Likewise, her score with Avvo is a 10 out of 10. According to Avvo, a lawyer’s rating is based on an evaluation of the lawyer’s background, based on the resume and other professional information about the lawyer. The rating is calculated using an unbiased, mathematical model that considers the information in the lawyer’s profile, the years in practice, disciplinary history, professional achievements and industry recognition.
She is often asked to speak at Continuing Legal Education seminars for attorneys and judges. Recently she spoke at the following:
2013 CLE: Legal Lessons: Dependency Court and Your Chapter 63 Interventions in Chapter 39 Dependency Cases
2014: First Annual Adoption Information Session and Fundraising Expo; topic: Domestic Adoptions
2015 CLE: Adoption Law: Start to Finish; topic: What to do if Something Goes Wrong
2015: Lawyers in Libraries; topics: Child support modification and custody, time sharing, and paternity
Additionally, Ms. Ondriezek serves as a volunteer Guardian ad litem (“GAL”) when requested to do so by local judges. The GAL’s sole duty is to advocate for the interests of the child or children involved in a family law or dependency matter. She also serves as an attorney ad Litem when requested by family court judges and takes at least one pro bono case each year for Jacksonville Area Legal Aid.
Ms. Ondriezek has also been published in legal and other scholarly journals, including the Jacksonville Bar Association Bulletin. That 2010 article was entitled, “Ethical Issues in the Representation of Child Clients.”