Collections – Walton County Bar Association
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Ausley, Matthew J.

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
Barth, James C.
James C. Barth, P. A.

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.
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
Nelson Mullins Broad and Cassel

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
Critzer, S. Scott
The Critzer Law Firm, P. A.

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
Henry, Michael J.
Dunlap & Shipman, P. A.
Dunlap & Shipman, P. A.
O’Rourke, Daniel C.
Matthews & Jones, LLP

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.
Pleat, David B.
Pleat & Perry, P. A.
(850) 650-0599

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
Stratton, John M.
Matthews & Jones, LLP
Matthews & Jones LLP
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