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Beard, Amelia M. Hallenberg
McCalla Raymer, LLC

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.

Boyd, Ginger Barry
Broad and Cassel

Ginger Barry Boyd is also Co-Chair of the Business Litigation department.

Boyd represents clients in general commercial litigation matters. Boyd handles a wide variety of litigation matters including real estate litigation, securities litigation, bankruptcy litigation, contracts litigation, foreclosures, employment litigation, intellectual property litigation and general business litigation matters.

Boyd has represented private and public clients, including the state of Florida, in employment discrimination litigation matters.

In addition, Boyd has experience in other areas of law, having handled matters in entertainment and family law. She has represented clients in dissolution of marriage actions, child support, and custody actions.

Boyd served as a felony prosecutor in the Leon County State Attorney’s office where she prosecuted property, drug, and sexual assault crimes. She also handled misdemeanor and juvenile prosecutions.

Boyd already has many reported decisions to her credit, including Cotton vs. GS Dev., 2008 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 8229 (M.D. Ga. 2008), Auto-Owners Ins. Co. v. Pozzi Window Co., 984 So. 2d 1241 (Fla. 2008), U.S. Fire Ins. Co. v. J.S.U.B., Inc., 979 So. 2d 303 (Fla. 2007), J.S.U.B., Inc. v. United States Fire Ins. Co., 906 So. 2d 303 (2d DCA 2005) and John Hall Elec. Contr., Inc. v. Allstate Constr., Inc., 917 So. 2d 310 (1st DCA 2005), Twin Oaks Villas, Ltd. v. Joel D. Smith, LLC, 79 So.3d 67 (Fla. 1st DCA 2011).

Boyd was named a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers magazine in 2009-2015.

Boyd is involved in a variety professional and community organizations, including Rotary International and the Walton County Chamber of Commerce. She also does various pro-bono work and community service activities.
Bar Membership
U.S. District Courts, Northern, Middle and Southern District of Florida
11th Circuit Court of Appeals
Florida State University College of Law
Tallahassee, FL, 2000
J.D., Juris Doctor

University of Florida
Gainesville, FL, 1996
B.A., English

Broad and Cassel
Campbell, Bruton M.
Clark Partington Hart Larry Bond & Stackhouse

Brut’s practice focuses on all areas of real estate law and banking law. He represents clients on a wide array of real estate and loan matters. His clients consist of individuals, developers, builders, businesses, and financial institutions.

Brut graduated magna cum laude from Florida State University in 2008, with a degree in Political Science. He graduated, with honors, from Florida State University College of Law in 2012. While in law school, Brut clerked for the First Judicial Circuit Court of Florida in DeFuniak Springs, Florida and was a member of the Real Estate Law Society, the Student Bar Association, Business Law Society, and a Student Member of the American Bar Association.

4100 Legendary Drive
Suite 200
Destin, FL 32541
Florida State University College of Law, with honors, 2012
Florida State University, magna cum laude, 2008
Bar/Court Admissions:
Campbell, Scott M.
Clark Partington Hart Larry Bond & Stackhouse

Since his admission in Florida in 2003, Scott has focused his practice in all areas of real estate law, banking law, transactional work and corporate law involving closely held corporations and limited liability companies. He represents financial institutions, builders, developers, businesses and individuals in a wide variety of real estate, corporate and financing matters which include commercial and residential real estate transactions, secured and unsecured loans, complex loan workouts, entity formation, residential and commercial leasing and mergers and acquisitions.

4100 Legendary Drive
Suite 200
Destin, FL 32541
University of Florida 1999; Stetson University J.D with honors 2002
Bar/Court Admissions:
Florida; U.S. District Court for the Northern and Southern Districts

Martindale-Hubbell Rating:
Professional Recognition:
Board Certified in Real Estate by the Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization of Education; selected to Florida Trend’s Legal Elite 2011 “Up and Comers” as recognized by his peers.

Community Involvement:
Active member of the Destin Area Chamber of Commerce; Florida Banker’s Association; Member of the Board of Directors for Habitat For Humanity in Okaloosa County, Inc.
Critzer, S. Scott
The Critzer Law Firm, P. A.

Scott Critzer began working in the construction and real estate business more than 30 years ago, after graduating from Virginia Tech’s top ranked Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering. He worked first as an engineer for a commercial developer and later as a development project manager. Continuing his education, Scott graduated from Georgia State University College of Law in 1993, and has been a member of the State Bar of Georgia since 1993.  Scott opened his law practice in Atlanta where he worked litigating real estate cases and performed real estate closings.  Scott has been a member of the Florida Bar since 1995 and moved permanently to the Emerald Coast to become Corporate Counsel, and later General Counsel of a title insurance agency in Destin.  Scott is a past President of the Walton County Bar Association, Inc.
In 2008, Scott Critzer renewed his private practice primarily concentrating in the area of real estate law. Since then Scott has provided legal advice to a wide range of corporate and individual clients throughout the Southeastern U.S. in real estate law (including residential and commercial closings, title insurance, short sale negotiations, and escrow services), banking law, commercial litigation, creditor’s rights, business law, probate-trust law and other civil matters.
Scott provides a personal approach to the practice of law, taking time to get to know his clients. He takes pride in being able to explain difficult concepts in easy-to-understand terms in order to empower a client to be fully included in the legal process.

12889 US Highway 98 W Unit 110A
Miramar Beach, FL  32550-3241
Watson, Valerie Anne
Clark Partington Hart Larry Bond & Stackhouse

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

Valerie graduated cum laude from Flagler College with a Bachelor of Science in English with minors in Pre-law and Political Science. She is a graduate of the University of Florida College of Law and the Oxford Law Program, St. Edmund Hall of Oxford University. While in the process of earning her International and Comparative Law Certificate, Valerie worked with the director of the World Intellectual Property Organization at the United Nations.

Utilizing her extensive real estate title background, Valerie worked with Louisiana residents after Hurricane Katrina to research property records and facilitate community development based programs.  The teams that she managed assisted thousands of families.

As a native to the Florida panhandle and a 2015 Pensacola Inweekly Rising Star, Valerie is excited to bring her legal skills to our region and live close to family.

J.D., University of Florida College of Law, 2004
Oxford Law Program, St. Edmund Hall of Oxford University, 2003
B.A., Flagler College, cum laude, 2001

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