Rana Holz
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Location:

Fort Myers, FL

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239-332-5078

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Rana Holz is board certified and has practiced family law exclusively for more than 20 years. A frequent author and speaker, Rana has published articles in the Florida Bar Journal on paternity, child support, and international child abduction. Rana served on the Florida Family Law Commentator editorial board for 7 years, and was co-chair of the publication for two years. Rana served on the Executive Council of the Family Law Section from 1998-2002, and served on the publications, legislative, support and continuing education committees. Rana is a member of the American Bar Association, Lee County Bar, Florida Association of Women Lawyers, and the Association of Family Law Professionals. Rana is AV rated by Martindale Hubbell and is recognized as a Super Lawyer. Rana graduated from the University of Florida and received her juris doctorate in law from Stetson University.

Areas of Practice

  • Family Law

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 1991
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida, 2002

Education

  • Stetson University College of Law, St. Petersburg, Florida
    • J.D. - 1991
  • University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
    • B.S.
    • Major: Telecommunications

Published Works

  • Recent Decisions (Co-Author with Alan Rubinstein), Family Law Commentator, 1996-Present
  • Chapter 12: Child Support, Florida Dissolution of Marriage Continuing Legal Education Manual, 5th-7th Editions, 1998
  • What Every Family Lawyer Should Know about UIFSA, Family Law Commentator, June, 2000
  • Child Support Myths and Truths: Exploring the Assumptions Underlying Florida's Statutory Guidelines (Co-Author), The Florida Bar Journal, October, 1999
  • Distinguishing Legitimacy from Paternity: Has Legitimacy Become a Label Without Substance? (Co-Author), The Florida Bar Journal, March, 1999
  • Finley v. Scott: The Good Fortune is that Judges Can Use Their Discretion, Family Law Commentator, December, 1998
  • Ten Phrases to Get a Conversation Back on Track, Family Law Commentator, September, 1998
  • A Practical Approach to Child Support Calculations in Split Custody Cases, Family Law Commentator, December, 1996
  • Hot Tip for Using Demonstrative Aides at Trial (Co-Author), Family Law Commentator, June, 1996

Honors and Awards

  • Chair's Special Award of Merit, The Florida Bar Family Law Section
  • Continuing Legal Education Award, The Florida Bar Family Law Section
  • Special Award, Publications and Contributions, The Florida Bar Family Law Section
  • Award of Merit, National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
  • Certificate of Appreciation, The Florida Bar Continuing Education Committee
  • Certificate of Appreciation, Twentieth Judicial Circuit, Family Court Consortium Total Quality Initiative Project
  • AV rated by Martindale Hubbell
  • Recognized as a Super Lawyer

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • The Florida Bar, Family Law Section, Executive Council, 1999 to 2003
  • The Florida Bar, Family Law Section Committee Service, Support Issues Committee, 1998 to 2001
  • The Florida Bar, Family Law Section Committee Service, Vice Chair, 2001
  • The Florida Bar, Family Law Section Committee Service, Family Law Commentator, 1997 to 2003
  • The Florida Bar, Family Law Section Committee Service, Vice Chair, 2000
  • The Florida Bar, Family Law Section Committee Service, Co-Chair, 2001 to 2003
  • Lee County Bar Association, 1995 to Present
  • Lee County Young Lawyers Committee, 1995 to 1999
  • Lee County Young Lawyers Committee, Chair, 1997 to 1998
  • Association of Family Law Professionals, Member, 1996 to Present
  • Association of Family Law Professionals, Board of Directors, 1998 to 2000
  • Delta Gamma Fraternity, Fort Myers Area Alumnae Chapter
  • Allen Park Elementary Parent-Teacher Association, Parent Volunteer, 2005 to 2006
  • St. Cecilia's Catholic Community Folk Choir, Cantor, 1995 to 2002
  • Harmonium of St. Cecilia's Vocal Ensemble, 1996 to 1999
  • Board Certified in Family and Marital Law by the Florida State Bar

Past Employment Positions

  • Mensh & McIntosh, P.A., Child Support Enforcement Attorney, 1992 to 1995