Touro Law Center's Office of Development, Alumni Relations and Communications is proud to announce that Byron Divins ‘96 has been selected as the alum of the month for January 2013. Mr. Divins was Student Bar Association President while attending law school and he remains an active member of the Touro Law Center Community through the Alumni Council and Mentor Program. His accomplished career highlighted in the bio below. On behalf of the entire law school community, we extend our congratulations to Byron Divins.
Mr. Divins graduated law school in 1996 and immediately joined the U.S. Navy. He spent thirteen years on active duty serving as a prosecutor, defense counsel and advisor to Commanding Officers throughout the world. He was stationed in: Yokosuka, Japan; on board the air craft carriers USS KITTY HAWK (in support of Operation Southern Watch)and USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT; Manama, Bahrain; Pensacola, Florida; Groton, Connecticut; Norfolk, Virginia; and Washington D.C. where he was special assistant to the Department of Defense General Counsel for International Affairs. During his active duty career, Mr. Divins prosecuted and defended Sailors and Marines accused of crimes against the Uniformed Code of Military Justice. In addition to his tremendous litigation experience, Mr. Divins served as a Legal Assistance Officer where he helped Sailors and Marines with issues of divorce, custody, orders of protection, child support and visitation. He currently holds the rank of Commander and is an active reservist serving at Fort Dix, New Jersey. He was recently designated an International Law Specialist.
At Divins & Divins, P.C., Mr. Divins concentrates his practice on family and criminal law. He has successfully represented clients in Nassau, Suffolk and Queens counties on issues varying from orders of protection, divorce, custody, visitation, modification of child support, and child support. He has defended clients accused of DUI, larceny and murder. Mr. Divins routinely volunteers his time representing military personnel and has assisted Touro Law Center’s Veterans’ and Servicemembers’ Rights Clinic. He is a member of Touro Law Center’s Volunteer Alumni Council, serves as a mentor in the school’s Alumni-Student Mentor Program and has been appointed to the Dean’s Alumni Advisory Council.
In his spare time, he coaches his son’s little league team and competes in triathlons with his partner and wife, Phyllis Divins, formerly Randazzo, Touro class ’98.