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Anchors, Michelle
Keefe, Anchors & Gordon
850-863-1974
manchors@kaglawfirm.com

Michelle Anchors is a founding partner of Keefe, Anchors & Gordon.  A graduate of Vanderbilt University and the University of Florida College of Law, Michelle returned to her hometown to practice law after a career which included serving as Deputy General Counsel to the Governor and law clerk to the Florida Supreme Court.  Now, Michelle specially enjoys serving as a mediator, and representing general business clients, community associations, and employers with employment issues and disputes.  Since 2013, Michelle has served as a member of the Florida Commission on Ethics, and currently serves as the commission’s chair.

Keefe, Anchors & Gordon
Ausley, Matthew J.
850-362-7228
mausley@asglegal.com

Matt represents clients in collection, litigation, and family law matters, and brings almost a decade of business experience with him to Anchors Smith Grimsley.

Matt has owned and managed two businesses; a pressure washing company, and a collection agency. Matt’s career started as a manager of a finance company branch with a $10 million loan portfolio. Matt has earned promotions and awards for excellence in sales and leadership.

In law school, Matt interned at Holland & Knight and with the Hon. Joel B. Toomey, a Federal Judge. Matt graduated cum laude with a certificate for legal research and writing.

Anchors Smith Grimsley
Barker, Farrar J.
Barker Williams Attorneys at Law
850-308-7033
fbarker@barkerwilliamslaw.com
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Farrar focuses her practice on representing private, public and non-profit entities in a variety of transactional matters, including formation and organization, corporate governance, securities and financing, business transactions and planning, contract preparation, and intellectual property protection.  She represents clients of all sizes across a wide range of industries, including real estate, hospitality, technology and health care. Farrar enjoys helping her clients grow and expand their businesses through financing, private securities offerings, joint ventures and acquisitions. She regularly assists individuals and companies of all sizes in the purchase, sale and combination of businesses.

Barker Williams Attorneys at Law
Barth, James C.
James C. Barth, P. A.
850-654-9099

After roughly 30 years of a general trial practice, in Leon County at first, and Okaloosa and Walton counties for the next 25 plus years, I became "of counsel" to the Dunlap & Shipman firm in Grayton Beach and reduced my practice hours so dramatically that about the only thing I do professionally now is mediate. I enjoy mediating cases and still am available to do so.

www.jamesbarthlaw.com
Beard, Amelia M. Hallenberg
McCalla Raymer, LLC
850-266-7044
amelia.beard@mccalla.com

Mrs. Beard is the current president of the Walton County Bar Association and also served as the 2017 president.  Her practice includes real estate transactions and litigation, estate planning, business formation and collections.  She is licensed to practice in Florida and Georgia and lives in Freeport, FL with her husband and two sons.

Billhimer, Elizabeth C.
Clark Partington Attorneys at Law
850-269-8853
ebillhimer@clarkpartington.com

Elizabeth joined the firm’s commercial litigation group in early 2016 after practicing in Washington, D.C. Elizabeth is a native of Niceville, Florida and has extensive experience handling complex legal matters. In D.C., her practice focused on general litigation matters, including representing companies and individuals in civil and criminal government enforcement actions, bid and grant protests in administrative and judicial forums, and conducting corporate internal investigations, compliance reviews and risk assessments.  Elizabeth has represented corporate clients in a variety of industries, including oil and oil services, pharmaceutical, automotive, advertising, and technology.

Clark Partington Attorneys at Law
Bowman, J. Bruce
Conerly Bowman
850-837-5118
bbowman@emeraldcoastlawyers.com

Education: Graduated from University of Florida, B.S. Accounting, 1984; Graduated from South Texas College of Law, J.D. 1987

Associations: The Florida Bar (Trial Lawyer’s Section; City, County and Local Government Law Section), Texas Bar Association, Florida Municipal Attorneys Association, Okaloosa-Walton Bar Association, U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit, U.S. District Court, Northern and Middle Districts, Boys & Girls Clubs of the Emerald Coast (Board Secretary, 2003-2004), Guardian Ad Litem for the Second judicial Circuit, Leon County, Florida (volunteer, 2001-2002), Legal Aid Program (volunteer, 1990-2001), Shoreline Church – Legal Society, Leadership Okaloosa 2005, Christian Legal Society.

Conerly Bowman
850-424-7000
Boyd, Ginger Barry
Nelson Mullins Broad and Cassel
850-205-3356
ginger.boyd@nelsonmullins.com

Ginger Barry Boyd represents clients in general commercial litigation matters including multi-claim and class action litigation, RICO litigation, unfair and deceptive trade practices litigation, real estate litigation, securities litigation, bankruptcy litigation, contracts litigation, foreclosures, employment litigation, intellectual property litigation, and general business litigation.

Mrs. Boyd was named a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers magazine in 2009-2015.  She was included on the Okaloosa County Women’s Wall of Honor in 2014 and was recognized by the Florida Association of Women Lawyers as a Leader in the Law in 2017.

Mrs. Boyd is involved in a variety professional and community organizations, including Rotary International.

 

 

Nelson Mullins Broad and Cassel
850-521-1472
Brannon, C. Paul
Brannon & Brannon
850-863-5297
Paul@BrannonCanHelp.com

Paul Brannon was born in Fort Walton Beach and raised in Destin. He is a graduate of Fort Walton Beach HS (1998) and the University of Florida (2002), where he received a Bachelor's of Science in Building Construction. In 2005, Paul earned his Juris Doctor from Stetson University College of Law and passed the Florida Bar.  He returned home in 2005 to work with his father, Dennis, at Brannon & Brannon. Paul has limited his practice to personal injury and wrongful death claims, trying numerous cases to verdict.  He continues to represent injured victims in/out of court.

 

Brannon & Brannon
Brannon, William Dennis
Brannon & Brannon
850-863-5297
Dennis@BrannonCanHelp.com
www.brannoncanhelp.com
Brauer, Lynn A.
Brauer Law Firm, PLLC
850-610-3547
lynn@southwaltonlegal.com

Lynn Brauer is a graduate of Stetson University, University at Albany, and Stetson University College of Law. Her undergraduate degrees are in Slavic Languages and Literature, and she traveled to Russia at the end of the Cold War. After law school, Lynn served as assistant city attorney for several cities in Pinellas County, Florida, and worked in private practice in the areas of real estate, business, contracts, litigation, and family law. She is a member of the Florida Bar and a member of the Walton County Bar Association.

Brauer Law Firm, PLLC
850-610-7434
Bruner, Robert C.
Bruner Wright, P. A.
850-385-0342
rbruner@brunerwright.com

Bar Admissions

Indiana
Florida
U.S. District Court
U.S. Bankruptcy Court

Education

Indiana University School of Law, Indianapolis, Indiana

J.D. - 1971

Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana

B.S. - 1968

Honors: With Distinction

Professional Associations And Memberships

Tallahassee Bar Association, Member, 2009 - Present
Indiana Bar Association, Member, 1971 - Present

Addresses:
2063 County Highway 395
Santa Rosa Beach, FL  32459

and

2810 Remington Green Circle
Tallahassee, FL  32308

Bruner Wright, P. A.
Buck, Linda S.
Linda S. Buck, Esq.
850-783-0250
lsbuckesq@hotmail.com

5 Caswell Cir
Mary Esther, FL 32569-2009

 

Campbell, Bruton M.
Clark Partington Attorneys at Law
850-650-3304
bcampbell@cphlaw.com

Brut’s practice focuses on all areas of real estate law and his clients consist of individuals, developers, builders, businesses and financial institutions. He joined Clark Partington in 2012 and is actively involved as a Board Member of the Florida State University – Panama City – Development Board, Walton County Bar Association, the Walton Area Chamber of Commerce and Young Professionals at the Beach. When he’s not focusing on his clients, he enjoys golfing, watching college football, and spending time with friends and family.

Clark Partington Attorneys at Law
Campbell, Scott M.
Clark Partington Attorneys at Law
850-650-3304
scampbell@cphlaw.com

Mr. Campbell has been practicing law in the panhandle for 13 years and is a Board Certified Real Estate Attorney. His practice focuses on all areas of real estate law, banking law, transactional work and corporate law involving closely held corporations and limited liability companies.

His practice includes representation of financial institutions, builders, developers, businesses and individuals in a wide variety of real estate, corporate, and financing matters. These include commercial and residential real estate transactions, condominium and association formation, secured and unsecured loans, complex loan workouts, entity formation, residential and commercial leasing, and mergers and acquisitions.

Clark Partington Attorneys at Law
Christman, Heather R.
Walton County Board of County Commissioners
850-892-8110
chrheather@co.walton.fl.us

Walton County Board of County Commissioners
161 E Sloss Ave
Defuniak Springs, FL 32433-1343

 

Clark, Lacey Powell
Powell, Powell & Powell
(850) 682-2757
Lacey@powelllawfirm.com

Lacey Powell Clark is an attorney with Powell, Powell & Powell in Crestview.  She devotes the majority of her practice to civil litigation, auto accidents, criminal defense, real estate, and probate and guardianship matters. She graduated from Florida State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminology in 1991, and she earned her law degree from the Florida State University College of Law in 1994, with honors.  She is an “AV Preeminent” rated attorney by Martindale-Hubbell, an award signifying that her peers ranked her at the highest level of professional excellence.

(850) 689-1588
Condon, Kendra
KC LAW, P.L.
850-387-0585

Kendra Condon graduated with law review honors from Loyola Law School (New Orleans) in 1990. She is licensed to practice law in Florida and Louisiana. With offices in Destin and Seagrove Beach-30A, she represents clients in high net worth and complex divorce and custody litigation in Walton County Court, as well as advises clients through resolving matters in out-of-court settlements at divorce mediation.

http://www.kendracondonlaw.com
Conerly, Lamar A.
Conerly Bowman
850-837-5118
conerly@emeraldcoastlawyers.com

Education: Mississippi State University, College of Business (B.S. Accounting and Pre-Law, 1971) University of Mississippi, College of Law (J. D., 1974).

Honors: Phi Alpha Delta Legal Fraternity (President) Phi Alpha Delta Award (Most Outstanding Law Student) Drennan Scholar Pi Kappa Delta Honorary Debate Society.

Associations: Admitted to Mississippi Bar, 1974; admitted to Florida Bar, 1993; admitted to Practice in the Federal Courts of the Fifth and Eleventh Circuits; admitted to Practice before the United States Supreme Court; Florida Bar Association; Mississippi Bar Association; Federal Bar; Copiah County Bar Association (President 1978, 1981);”

 

Conerly Bowman
850-424-7000
Copeland, Scot B.
Emmanuel Sheppard & Condon
850-460-8000
scopeland@esclaw.com

Since 1998, Scot has represented numerous individuals, lenders, business entities, and insurance companies in a broad range of litigation and transactional matters.  Scot regularly litigates commercial, contract and business disputes, and real estate and title disputes.  Scot also maintains a transactional real estate, business law, and estate planning and probate practice.   Scot’s broad experience enhances his ability to represent clients in matters involving multiple subjects.

Attorney Copeland is please to assist his clients in our Pensacola, Miramar Beach, or Tallahassee locations.

Emmanuel Sheppard & Condon
Cordle, Nathan R.
Clark Partington Attorneys at Law
850-650-3304
ncordle@clarkpartington.com

Nathan’s primary focus is commercial and residential real estate transactions, title insurance, and title curative work. Additionally, his practice area includes general real estate law, business and corporate entity formation, and estate planning. Nathan earned his law and undergraduate degrees from The University of Alabama. During law school, Nathan served on the Board of Governors for the American Bar Association, President of the Bench and Bar Legal Honor Society, and Treasurer of the Student Bar Association.

Clark Partington Attorneys at Law
850-424-7715
Corona, Lacey
Nelson Mullins Broad and Cassel
850-269-0148
lcorona@broadandcassel.com

Ms. Corona represents clients in the public bid sector on some of the State’s largest infrastructure and transportation projects: Special Counsel to Greater Orlando Aviation Authority (GOAA) for $3.2 billion Capital Improvement Program;
GOAA Construction Counsel; Counsel to Jacksonville Transportation Authority; Counsel to St. Lucie County on its New York Mets stadium, P3s, and drafting agreements and procurements.

Ms. Corona also represents clients protesting and defending contract awards in all industries, and is well-versed in all phases of litigation, including construction, employment, federal and state intellectual property, and general litigation.

Ms. Corona is also licensed to practice in New York.

Nelson Mullins Broad and Cassel
Critzer, S. Scott
The Critzer Law Firm, P. A.
850-622-0050
scott@critzerlaw.com

Scott graduated from Virginia Tech with a B.S. in Civil Engineering. After working as an engineer, he continued his education and graduated from Georgia State University College of Law in 1993. He has been a member of the State Bar of Georgia since 1993 and a member of The Florida Bar since 1995. He is past President of the Walton County Bar Association.

While his primary concentration is real estate law (residential and commercial closings, title insurance, short sale negotiations, and escrow services), he also provides legal advice in banking law, commercial litigation, creditor’s rights, business law, probate-trust law and other civil matters.

12889 US Highway 98 W Unit 110A
Miramar Beach, FL  32550-3241
www.critzerlaw.com
888-866-6820
Davis, Mark D.
Clark Partington Attorneys at Law
850-269-8869
mdavis@clarkpartington.com

Mark Davis has been practicing law in Walton County for 28 years, both in private practice and as In-House counsel for the county.  His practice areas include governmental affairs, real estate, probate and general litigation.

Mark is a current member of the Governmental and Public Policy Advocacy Committee of the Florida Bar and has previously served on the First Circuit Bench Bar Professionalism Committee and chaired The Florida Bar Grievance Committee 1-B, First Circuit.  He is also an active member of the Walton County Bar Association.

Clark Partington Attorneys at Law
Dykes, Jr., Hayward
Hand Arendall Harrison Sale, LLP
850-610-0010
hdykes@hsmclaw.com

Hayward Dykes, Jr. is a Member in the Hand Arendall Harrison Sale Destin Office.  Mr. Dykes earned his J.D. from the University of Mississippi and earned his B.S. from Florida State University in Criminology.  His primary areas of practice are Civil Litigation, Criminal Litigation, Contracts, Construction Law, Local Government Law, and Business Law.  Mr. Dykes has represented individuals, businesses, elected officials and local governments in trial, appeals, and administrative hearings in state and federal courts.

Hand Arendall Harrison Sale, LLP
850-424-5093
Gordon, A. Benjamin
Keefe, Anchors & Gordon
850-863-1974
bgordon@kaglawfirm.com

With over 15 years of experience focused on legal issues impacting businesses and individuals, Ben works to avoid liability triggers as general counsel as well as to resolve disputes through litigation. Ben counsels new and existing businesses on creating a strong foundation for a successful enterprise, including with respect to operating agreements, contracts, and employment issues. In particular, Ben frequently advises clients and litigates issues related to trade secrets, non-compete, non-solicitation, and non-disclosure agreements. Ben’s litigation practice primarily focuses on real estate litigation, commercial litigation, corporate and partnership litigation, and condominium/homeowner’s association litigation.

Keefe, Anchors & Gordon
Gutai, Jennifer
Conerly Bowman
850-837-5118
gutai@emeraldcoastlawyers.com

Education: University of Buffalo, B.A. Political Science, magna cum laude, 2006; Florida State University College of Law, J.D. 2010 (Dean’s List 2009).

Associations: Admitted to Florida Bar, 2010; Board Member of Okaloosa Bar Association YLD (Treasurer, Vice-Pres., President; 2015-2018); Board Member of Okaloosa Florida Association of Women Lawyers (OFAWL) (Secretary, Vice-Pres.; 2016-present); Board Member of Walton County Bar Association (Secretary; 2018-present); Assistant Organizer and Brief Grader for E. Earle Zehmer Worker’s Compensation Moot Court Competition (2012-2018). Member of Okaloosa Bar Association (2015-Present); Member of the St. Andrews Bay American Inn of Court (2013-2015); FSU Moot Court Team, 2008-2010.

Conerly Bowman
850-424-7000
Hall, Steven K.
Hall & Runnels
steve@hrlaw-destin.com

32 years of legal practice in the Florida Panhandle focused on real estate, land use and environmental regulatory practice.

Supreme Court Certified Circuit Court Civil Mediator and Arbitrator.

Code Enforcement Special Magistrate. Director, Safe Water for Walton, Inc.

Co-founder of Grace Rides, a therapeutic riding mission serving Okaloosa/Walton, Inc.

Member of Crosspoint United Methodist Church.

Hall & Runnels' website
(850) 337-4720
Hampel, Amanda Rowland
850-278-2020
amandah@rosemarybeach.com

78 N. Barrett Square
Inlet Beach, FL  32461

Hawkins, John W.
The Hawkins Law Firm
850-601-4680
john@hawkinslawfirm.net

I provide private client services for estate planning, business planning and asset protection, I am a Certified Circuit Civil Mediator and Qualified Arbitrator, and I am licensed in Florida and Texas. I was the Managing Partner of Matthews & Hawkins, P.A. (now Matthews & Jones, LLP) and Of Counsel before founding the Florida office of The Hawkins Law Firm in 2017. I graduated from the University of Texas (B.B.A), the University of Texas of the Permian Basin (M.B.A.) and South Texas College of Law (J.D). I am a member of the Estate Planning Council of the Emerald Coast and its President in 2008.

Helmich, Kevin M.
Beggs & Lane, RLLP
(850) 650-4747
kmh@beggslane.com

Kevin M. Helmich graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Illinois, College of Law. In 1996, he moved his practice to Destin, Florida. In 2000, he was certified by the Florida Bar in Wills, Trusts & Estates. Mr. Helmich is a member of the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law section of the Florida Bar. He is past president of the NW Florida Estate Planning Counsel and serves as a director of the Emerald Coast Estate Planning Council. Mr. Helmich is an equity partner of Beggs & Lane, and department head of the firm’s Wills, Trusts & Estates division.

Beggs & Lane, RLLP
Henry, Michael J.
Dunlap & Shipman, P. A.
850-231-3315
michael@dunlapshipman.com
Dunlap & Shipman, P. A.
850-231-5816
Hillis, Lana
Dunlap & Shipman, P. A.
850-231-3315
lana@dunlapshipman.com

Lana Hillis obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Public Safety and Security from the Florida State University which she graduated from with highest honors. Subsequently, Lana attended the Florida State University College of Law and graduated in 2016 with honors. Lana’s practice is focused on condominium and community association law, real estate matters, business law, and a wide range of civil litigation.

Lana is a member of the Florida Bar, Young Lawyers Section of the Florida Bar and the North Gulf Coast Chapter of the Community Associations Institute.

Dunlap & Shipman, P. A.
Hoffer, Stefan Thomas “Tom”
Matthews & Jones, LLP
850-837-3662
thoffer@destinlaw.com
Matthews & Jones LLP
Howell, Jr., William S.
William S. Howell, Jr., P. A.
850-622-0529

Litigation Percentage

25% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

Florida, 1984
Colorado, 1995
U.S. District Court Northern District of Florida, 1988

Education

Florida State University College of Law, Tallahassee, Florida – 1983

Address:
1727 S County Hwy 393
Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459

Johnson, James H. IV “Jay”
850-865-3036
jhjohnsoniv@msn.com

181 Sugar Sand Ln
Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459-6467

Kauffman, Robert
Dunlap & Shipman, P. A.
850-231-3315
Robert@dunlapshipman.com

Civil Litigation
Construction Law
Construction Litigation
Contract Law
Contract Litigation
Business Litigation
Condominium and Community

Association Law:

Professional Negligence Defense
Insurance Defense
Insurance Bad Faith
Health Care Law

Education:

University of Florida, B.S.B.A, Finance
University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of Law, Doctor of Law (J.D.)

Groups and Associations:
Bar/Court Admissions: Florida Bar, Alabama State Bar, U.S. District Court Northern District of Florida

Address:
60 Clayton Lane
Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459

www.dunlapshipman.com
Keich, Jeremy S.
Keich Law Firm P.A.
850-460-2989
jeremy@keichlaw.com
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Jeremy S. Keich is honored to help his clients with their legal problems and tirelessly advocates on behalf of his clients to protect their rights and interests. While in law school Jeremy emphasized learning the skill of trial advocacy and has continued to put an emphasis on this skill since his admission to the Florida Bar. Jeremy dedicates his practice of law to the area of criminal and civil litigation. His areas of practice include criminal defense, family law and civil litigation.

Keich Law Firm P.A.
Kerrigan, Jane E.
Hand Arendall Harrison Sale LLC
850-650-0010
jkerrigan@hsmclaw.com

After beginning her legal career in downtown Chicago, Jane Kerrigan relocated to Northwest Florida, with her husband Mike, to be closer to her family. Now a resident of Grayton Beach, Jane has firmly established herself in the community and has expanded her family to include three young children.

Jane has experience in many facets of the law, but she found her calling when she began assisting individuals and families in planning for their futures and the futures of their children and loved ones. Jane has a masters of law in taxation from the University Of Alabama School Of Law.

35008 Emerald Coast Pkwy Ste 500
Destin, FL  32541

Hand Arendall Harrison Sale LLC
King, Casey Jernigan
Harrison Sale McCloy Attorneys at Law
(850) 769-3434
cking@hsmclaw.com

Law School:  The University of Alabama School of Law, 1999

Federal Courts:  U.S. District Court, Northern District of Alabama
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida

State Courts:        Alabama and Florida

 

Address:  2050 W. County Highway 30-A
Suite M1-109
Santa Rosa Beach, LF 32459

http://www.hsmclaw.com
Matthews, II, Dana C.
Matthews & Jones LLP
850-682-6211
dcmatthews@destinlaw.com
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D.C. is a native of Walton County, Florida, growing up on the bayou and beaches of South Walton. D.C. graduated from Florida State University in 2006 and attended Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School. Following graduation in 2013, D.C. joined Matthews & Jones, LLP and is currently working in Matthews & Jones 30A office located in Blue Mountain Beach.

www.destinlaw.com
850-654-1634
Meadows, James E. (Jim)
Culhane Meadows, PLLC
jmeadows@culhanemeadows.com

Jim Meadows is a nationally recognized leading outsourcing lawyer focused on representing large corporate clients in a wide range of technology law matters (including Internet and e-Business offerings).  He has more than 30 years of experience, and is Past Chair of the Technology Law Section of the State Bar of Georgia and Past Appointee and Secretary to the Information Technology Law Committee of the New York City Bar. He is the lead contributing author to LexisNexis’ Lexis Practice Advisor® Outsourcing module, which provides a comprehensive resource for understanding outsourcing transactions.

Culhane Meadows PLLC
Milam, David
Dunlap & Shipman, P. A.
850-231-3315
David@dunlapshipman.com

David Milam has lived and worked in the Florida Panhandle since arriving at Florida State University in 1996 as an undergraduate. He attended the Florida State University College of Law and graduated in 2004 with honors.  Mr. Milam joined Dunlap & Shipman in 2004 and has been a partner since 2010.  He is a member of the Florida Bar, the Walton County Bar Association, the First Judicial Circuit’s Bench and Bar Professionalism Committee as well as the First Judicial Circuit’s Grievance Committee B.   Mr. Milam resides with his wife and three children in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida.

Address:
60 Clayton Lane
Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459
Practice Areas:

Civil Litigation
Commercial Litigation
Insurance Defense
Construction Litigation
Condominium Association Law
Community Association Law

Education:

Florida State University, B.A.
Florida State University, Doctor of Law (J.D., with honors)

Groups and Associations:

Bar/Court Admissions: Florida Bar.
Walton County Bar Association (Vice President)
First Judicial Circuit Bench and Bar Professionalism Committee
Member, Point Washington United Methodist Church

www.dunlapshipman.com
Noyes, Sidney
Office of the County Attorney
850-892-8110
noysidney@co.walton.fl.us

Address:
161 East Sloss Avenue
DeFuniak Springs, FL 32433

161 East Sloss Avenue
DeFuniak Springs, FL 32433
O’Rourke, Daniel C.
Matthews & Jones, LLP
850-837-3662
dorourke@destinlaw.com

Dan practices civil & commercial litigation, creditors & debtors’ rights, probate, construction, real estate, and land use – handling matters ranging from Covenants Not to Compete to construction liens & contract disputes, to federal real estate fraud trials – and Hyde Amendment claims – attorney fees for victims of bad faith federal criminal prosecutions before the U.S. 11th Circuit Court of Appeals. Also a Certified Circuit & Family Mediator, and Qualified Arbitrator, he helps clients and counsel create practical and livable resolutions of disputes. Dan, a Knight of Columbus, previously was president of the Okaloosa-Walton Bar Association, and Okaloosa County Planning Commissioner.

www.destinlaw.com
850-654-1634
Pentel-Klang, Laura
Matthews & Jones Attorneys at Law
850-837-3662
lpentel@destinlaw.com

Laura Pentel-Klang is a transactional attorney with the law firm of Matthews & Jones, LLP. She is third generation South Walton County, Florida. Laura received her Bachelor of Arts degree from University of Maine magna cum laude in 2009. Laura attended Charlotte School of Law and received her juris doctorate in 2013. During law school she received the Queen City Merit Scholarship, was on the Dean’s List, and was Vice-President of the Real Estate Law Society. She studied abroad with Cornell Law School at The Sorbonne in Paris. Laura began as a law clerk at Burke, Blue, Hutchison, Walters & Smith, P.A., and was promoted to Associate Attorney upon her acceptance to the Florida Bar in 2014.

Matthews & Jones Attorneys at Law
Pleat, David B.
Pleat & Perry, P. A.
(850) 650-0599
law@pleatperry.com

Mr. Pleat, founding partner of Pleat & Perry, P. A., graduated from Duquesne University in 1981 (B.A.).  He attended law school at the University Of Baltimore (J.D. 1985) and was admitted to the Maryland Bar in 1985.

Pleat & Perry, P.A. was founded in 1995 with the goal of providing top-quality legal services in many  different areas. Our lawyers' success has brought us to cases throughout the United States, but we remain primarily in service with offices in Destin and servicing the surrounding communities of Destin including Fort Walton Beach, Panama City, Pensacola, Santa Rosa Beach, Rosemary Beach Florida, Niceville, Crestview, Freeport, Walton County, South Walton, 30A, and others throughout the Florida panhandle.
4477 Legendary Drive, Suite 202
Destin, FL  32541

Pleat, Perry & Ritchie, P. A.
(850) 650-4402
Prinz, Pilar J
Pilar Prinz Law
404-354-3579
pilar@pilarprinzlaw.com

Pilar Prinz specializes in domestic relations and family law matters including divorce, family violence proceedings, custody, child support, post-divorce matters, prenuptial agreements, legitimation and paternity.

She is listed as one of the Top 100 Attorneys in Georgia (2014-2018), Top 50 Women Attorneys in Georgia (2012-2018), a Super Lawyer since 2010, and one of Georgia Trend’s “Legal Elite” (2007-2015). Pilar is AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell.

Pilar is a frequent guest legal commentator on CNN, HLN, Tru TV’s In Session, and Fox News. She is also a board member of the American Jewish Committee, Atlanta office, as well as a board member of the Serenbe Playhouse.

Pilar Prinz Law
Rahm, Mary Grace
Clark Partington Attorneys at Law
mrahm@clarkpartington.com

Mary Grace’s practice primarily focuses on general litigation, commercial litigation, intellectual property litigation, real estate litigation and personal injury litigation.  She understands that litigation can be stressful for a client and approaches each case with the client’s goals in mind.   While in law school, Mary Grace was an active member of the Legal Aid Volunteer Association and served as the organization’s Secretary. She also served as Co-President of the Student Animal Legal Defense Fund.

Clark Partington Attorneys at Law
Reeder, H. Wesley
Emmanuel Sheppard & Condon
850-433-6581
hwr@esclaw.com

As a Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Civil Mediator, Wes primarily mediates cases involving construction, business and commercial disputes, real estate, land use, property rights issues, and eminent domain. In addition, Wes is available to provide third party neutral evaluations and to serve as an arbitrator. Wes is dedicated to helping you and your clients efficiently and effectively resolve your case or dispute.

Florida Bar Board Certified in Construction Law
AV-Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
Available to serve you State wide
Competitive Rates
No multi-party fee enhancement
No cancelation fee

To schedule a Mediation, simply contact Wes by phone at 850.433.6581 or email hwrmediation@esclaw.com

Emmanuel Sheppard & Condon
30 South Spring Street
Pensacola, FL  32502

Emmanuel Sheppard & Condon
Richardson, Matthew Jess
850-892-8080
mrichardson@osa1.org
Roberts, David A.
Hall, Arbery, Gilligan, Roberts & Shanlever LLP
850-213-0604
droberts@hagrslaw.com

Dave Roberts is the Managing Partner of the Seagrove Beach office of Atlanta-based employment and business law boutique Hall, Arbery, Gilligan, Roberts and Shanlever.  He practices nationally in employment and business law including non-compete agreements, trade secrets, discrimination and harassment, wage and hour and general business contracts.

During his 23 years as an employment attorney, Mr. Roberts has practiced with large national Firms including Greenberg Traurig, Fisher Phillips, Seyfarth Shaw and Broad and Cassel.

Dave received his J.D. from the University of Texas, and his B.S. cum laude from FSU which he attended on a football scholarship and was an Academic All-American.   He is also the Offensive Coordinator and Wide Receivers Coach for South Walton High School.

Rushing, Leah Baye “Bailey”
Office of the Public Defender, 1st Circuit
850-892-8090
bailey_rushing@pd1.fl.gov

Bailey Rushing graduated from Florida A&M University, College of Law and was admitted to practice in 2014.

Office of the Public Defender
850-892-8093
Sachs, Colleen
Dunlap & Shipman, P. A.
850-231-3315
colleen@dunlapshipman.com
Dunlap & Shipman, P. A.
850-231-5816
Simpson, David A.
Simpson Mediation Services
850-543-5601
david@davidsimpsonmediation.com

David Simpson is a Pensacola and Northwest Florida native. He is a Supreme Court of Florida Certified Civil Mediator. He is admitted to the Florida Bar, the Federal District Court Northern & Middle District of Florida.  He is a Cumberland Law School graduate, Class of 1975 with Honors as a Proctor in Admiralty.  David is an experienced lawyer in Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice & Business Litigation and Employment Law. He is a Supreme Court Certified Civil Court mediator.

Simpson Mediation Services
Slaman, Amy P.
Beggs & Lane
850-650-4747
aps@beggslane.com

Beggs & Lane
4405 Commons Dr E Ste 102
Destin, FL 32541-3538
Young Lawyers Division:
Member
Law School:          University of Miami School of Law, 2011

Sections:
Real Property, Probate Law

Young Lawyers

Practice Areas:
Estate Planning

Probate and Trust Litigation

Real Estate

Federal Courts:
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida

U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida

Beggs & Lane website
850-650-8090
Stratton, John M.
Matthews & Jones, LLP
850-837-3662
jstratton@destinlaw.com
Matthews & Jones LLP
Strayhan, III, H. Lee
Clark Partington Attorneys at Law
850-650-3304
lstrayhan@cphlaw.com

Lee’s practice primarily focuses on commercial and real estate litigation.  He is experienced in handling a wide variety of matters including personal injury litigation, representing financial institutions in loan enforcement matters and litigation, as well as litigating real estate, business and other commercial matters that involve complex multi-party litigation.  Lee also has significant experience handling appellate litigation, successfully briefing and/or arguing appeals in state and federal court.

Clark Partington Attorneys at Law
Sullivan, Jennifer A.
Guilday Simpson West Hatch Lowe & Roane, PA
800-226-7091
jen@guildaylaw.com
Guilday Law
850-222-2593
Sutherlin, Christine
Dunlap & Shipman, P. A.
850-231-3315
christine@dunlapshipman.com
Dunlap & Shipman, P. A.
850-231-5816
Taylor, Samuel B.
Matthews & Jones Attorneys at Law
850-837-3662
staylor@destinlaw.com

Sam Taylor is a litigation lawyer in the area of Construction Litigation, Business Litigation (including contract disputes, real estate litigation and employment litigation). Sam has significant experience and has successfully represented clients in state, federal and appellate courts.

Sam also serves as a Judge Advocate with the United States Air Force Reserves, which has taken him across the United States and Europe serving as a legal advisor at some of the Nation’s top Special Operations Commands.

Sam grew up in Arkansas River Valley, but moved to Destin, Florida, thirteen years ago. Sam lives in Destin with his wife and two step-children.

Matthews & Jones, LLP
4475 Legendary Drive
Destin, Florida 32541

Townsend, John P.
Dunlap & Shipman, P. A.
850-231-3315
jtownsend@dunlapshipman.com

John is a sixth generation native Floridian, born and raised in north central Florida.  He attended the University of Florida where he obtained his B.A. degree in Political Science and his J.D. (law degree) from the University of Florida’s College of Law. He has lived, and practiced law, in the Panhandle since 1981, and is licensed to practice in all Florida state courts, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida, and the United States Circuit Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.  He is a Florida Bar Board Certified Specialist in Condominium and Planned Development Law.

Dunlap & Shipman, P. A.
Uhlfelder, Daniel W.
Daniel W. Uhlfelder, P.A.
850-534-0246
daniel@dwulaw.com

Graduated from Stanford University
Attended University of Florida College of Law; Georgetown University Law Center
Received J.D. from University of Florida College of Law
Served as law clerk, summer associate, staff aide in the White House, U.S. Attorney General’s Office, U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives
Served as judicial law clerk to the Honorable Donald M. Middlebrooks, U.S. District Court Judge
Member of University of Florida Levin College of Law Alumni Council
Member of the Republican Party of Florida Jewish Leadership Advisory Council
First non-minority Member of Okaloosa County Branch of NAACP, serving as Chair of Legal Redress Committee

Daniel W. Uhlfelder, P.A.
Von Hoene, Susan
850-622-4038
susan@vonhoenelawfirm.com
http://www.mybankruptcyexpert.com
Ward, Lori Ellen
Emmanuel Sheppard & Condon
850-460-8000
lew@esclaw.com

For over 20 years, Lori Ellen Ward’s practice has been focused on residential real estate closings, but she also advises clients in the areas of general real estate matters, commercial and residential real estate development, business formations and transactions, probate and estate planning.  She is the current Vice President of the Walton County Bar Association and also serves on both the Florida Bar Law-Related Education Committee and Florida Bar Grievance Committee 1B.  Lori lives in Santa Rosa Beach with her husband, teenaged son and daughter, 1 dog and 2 cats

Emmanuel Sheppard & Condon
Watson, Franklin H.
Watson Sewell, PL
850-231-3465
info@watsonsewell.com
Watson Sewell, PL's Website
850-231-3475
Watson, Valerie Anne
Clark Partington Attorneys at Law
850-269-8863
vwatson@clarkpartington.com

Valerie Watson practices in the firm’s commercial transaction department. Her practice areas include real estate law, with a focus on real estate closings, construction law, HOA disputes, and insurance law. She also handles corporate transactional matters, with a focus on mergers and acquisitions, corporate formation and governance, and contract review; Whether forming a new business, revising a business associate agreement, or drafting a document for a multi-million dollar transaction, she understands that each legal issue is of the utmost importance to that client and she treats each as a priority.

Clark Partington Attorneys at Law
Weimorts, Michael
Weimorts Law Firm
850-424-3901
mike@weimorts.com
Weimorts Law Firm
Weinstock, Michael D.
Michael D. Weinstock, P. A.
866-526-6762
law@michaelweinstock.com

795 East John Sims Pkwy.
Niceville, FL 32578

Michael D. Weinstock, P. A.
Wheeler, Andrew D.
The Wheeler Law Firm, P. A.
850-613-6923
andrew@wheelerfirm.com
The Wheeler Law Firm, P. A.
White, Aaron
Dunlap & Shipman, P. A.
850-231-3315
Aaron@dunlapshipman.com

Practice Areas:

Civil Litigation
Community Association Law
Construction Litigation
Creditor’s Rights (Collections)

Education:

Lee University, B.A., Political Science
University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of Law, Doctor of Law (J.D.)

www.dunlapshipman.com
Williams, Kirby H.
Shoreline Title, LLC
850-308-7107
kirby@shorelinetitlellc.com

 

 

Kirby is a real estate attorney board certified by The Florida Bar as a specialist in real estate law. He is a member of the firm of Barker Williams and licensed to practice in both Alabama and Florida. Kirby’s mission is to give sound, yet practical, legal advice to his clients-all while doing his best to be readily available to his clients. His practice areas include real estate financing, commercial and residential real estate transactions and real estate development.

Experience:
Prior to Shoreline Title and Barker Williams, Kirby has worked with the law firm of Clark, Partington, Hart, Larry, Bond & Stackhouse in Florida and the law firm of Ruston, Stakely, Johnston & Garrett in Alabama. In addition, Kirby served as senior counsel for The St. Joe Company one of Florida’s leading real estate developers.

Shoreline Title, LLC
Work, Scott M.
Clark Partington Attorneys at Law
850-650-3304
swork@cphlaw.com

Scott’s practice focuses on all stages of real estate development, including his primary practice areas: residential and commercial real estate transactions, landlord and tenant matters, land use, associations and creditor’s rights.  Scott received an LL.M. (Master of Law Degree) in real property development from the University Of Miami School Of Law.  As a result, Scott offers clients an informed perspective on residential and commercial financing, commercial leasing, environmental law, planning and zoning, construction law, condominium law and real estate project development.  Scott was recently chosen as a Fellow for the Real Property Probate and Trust section of the Florida Bar.

Clark Partington Attorneys at Law
Wright, Byron “Trey” III
Bruner Wright, P. A.
850-385-0342
twright@brunerwright.com

Trey Wright is one of the founding partners of Bruner Wright, P.A., Attorneys At Law. Trey practices primarily in the areas of bankruptcy and commercial litigation. Prior to forming Bruner Wright, P.A., Attorneys At Law, Trey served for two years as a law clerk to the Honorable Chief Judge Karen K. Specie of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Florida. His experience during his clerkship provided him with invaluable experience that allows him to efficiently and effectively analyze legal issues from many different perspectives.

Addresses:

2063 County Highway 395
Santa Rosa Beach, FL  32459

and

2810 Remington Green Circle
Tallahassee, FL  32308

Bruner Wright, P. A.
Wyrough, Jr., William E.
Wyrough Law Firm
850-650-7797
bwyrough@embarqmail.com

Attorney William Wyrough is the founder of our Miramar Beach law firm. He brings more than 20 years of legal experience to each matter, and he is committed to helping clients find the best solutions for their specific circumstances. A dedicated Christian and family man, he enjoys raising his two young boys with his wife.

Wyrough Law Firm
Zarzaur, Joe Anthony
Zarzaur Law Firm, P. A.
850-444-9299
joe@zarzaurlaw.com

Joe Zarzaur is a Board Certified Civil Trial Attorney whose firm is dedicated to promoting community safety since 2007. Zarzaur Law, P.A. is focused on personal injury litigation has more than 20 years of experience in this niche. Zarzaur Law has earned its reputation as one of the top litigation firms in the Pensacola area through painstaking case analysis, preparation, and dedication. The firm’s lawyers meet with each client and carefully explain the steps they need to protect themselves and any loved ones who have personal injuries. Zarzaur Law offers free initial consultations to Florida personal injury victims.

Zarzaur Law Firm, P.A.

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