Thomas W Deans Attorney



Tom Deans is a true Brevardian.  His family moved to South Brevard in 1962.  Tom’s father spent his career at NASA, and Tom enjoyed witnessing all the great achievements during the hey day of the manned space program. He particularly enjoyed working the summer of 1976 during the bicentennial as a at Kennedy Space Center.  Tom graduated from Melbourne High School and earned his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Florida State University.  Tom attended law school at the University of Florida and graduated in 1982.  Immediately following law school, Tom went to work for Charles Holcomb in Merritt Island.  For a few years before Judge Holcomb was elected to the bench, they practiced together in Cocoa Village as Holcomb & Deans.  Tom opened his own practice in Melbourne in 1991.  Tom has focused on family law matters including divorce, paternity, modifications, etc. for over the last 30 years.

Personal service — As a sole practitioner, I deal directly with my clients. You are never just a name on a case file. When you contact my office for assistance, you reach me — not a paralegal. When you have questions or concerns regarding your case I am prepared to discuss them with you. I keep you updated on every aspect of your case, every step of the way.

Compassion — In my 30 years as an attorney, I have heard every possible scenario and I do not judge you based on your circumstances. My office is a safe, friendly location where you can feel comfortable sharing the details of your family situation with me.

Integrity — I understand that you have a lot at stake. I do not waste your time with false promises or false hope. It is always my goal to provide honest, ethical service and practical, realistic legal counsel so you can make informed decisions.

Representation the way you want it — Whether you are seeking a divorce, working out a custody or visitation arrangement, or dealing with a domestic violence issue, I will be as cooperative or aggressive as you instruct me to be.  If allowed to be aggressive, I will fight tenaciously on your behalf. I am meticulous in my preparation and able to think quickly on my feet in order to keep up with fast-changing circumstances.

A Personalized Approach to Your Case
I offer individualized attention and dedicated service to each and every client. My staff and I will listen to your concerns. We will keep you informed and provide you with considered answers and creative individualized solutions that work.

At my firm, you will be in direct communication with an experienced and personable attorney, ensuring that you have a strong sense of control and full knowledge concerning your case.

Maintaining Impressive Resources and Up-To-date Technology
I am proud to maintain an up-to-date office using the latest technology, which enables me to handle complex matters while providing you with the best and most effective service that I can. My staff and I also work closely with numerous, well-known and respected experts on matters such as forensic accounting, vocational analysis, asset valuation, and family psychologists/counselors.

If you are contemplating a divorce or are in need of legal counsel for another family law issue, I stand ready to assist you. Call my office at (321) 728-2311 or contact me online to schedule a free initial consultation. I look forward to meeting with you.


Areas of Practice

  • Divorce
  • Paternity
  • Custody/Time Sharing/Visitation
  • Child Support
  • Modification/Enforcement
  • Prenuptial Agreements

Bar Admissions

  • State of Florida, 1982
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of  Florida, 1992


  • J.D., University of Florida, 1982
  • B.S., Florida State University, 1978

Professional Memberships

  • Florida Bar
    • Member, Family Law Section
    • Brevard County Bar Association
    • Vassar B. Carlton Inns of Court

Community Involvement

  • Mopars of Brevard
  • Basketball Booster Club at Melbourne High School
    • President/Treasurer
    • South Beach Basketball Association
      • Former president