Criminal Law – Walton County Bar Association
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Criminal Law

Clark, Lacey Powell
Powell, Powell & Powell
(850) 682-2757

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

Dykes, Jr., Hayward
Hand Arendall Harrison Sale, LLP

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

Keich, Jeremy S.
Keich Law Firm P.A.

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.

Matthews, II, Dana C.
Matthews & Jones LLP

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.

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

Rushing, Leah Baye “Bailey”
Office of the Public Defender, 1st Circuit

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

Office of the Public Defender

Weimorts, Michael
Weimorts Law Firm

Attorney Michael Weimorts always knew he would live in the local area. His family has been here for six generations and he was raised here. He loves the Gulf, the bay, the rivers, and the woods, and he is also very comfortable with the people here too.

After graduating from Fort Walton Beach High School, Attorney Weimorts pursued his college education with a Political Science major. Four years later, he received his Bachelor’s degree, took a year off, and worked as a lifeguard and deckhand before going to graduate school. Using his Master’s degree in Political Science, he worked as a campaign consultant for the Republican Party on State Representative’s races in Central Florida. He then worked as a lobbyist in Tallahassee for a statewide group of  more than 2,000 doctors.

After working for two legislative sessions, he returned to school for his law degree. Throughout law school, Attorney Michael Weimorts clerked for law firms with litigation practices; enjoying the adversarial process associated with lawsuits.

Upon receiving his law degree, he returned to the Emerald Coast and accepted a position as prosecutor with the State Attorney’s Office. Over the course of his time as a prosecutor, he handled thousands of cases and tried dozens. He then left the State Attorney’s Office and began work with a small litigation firm in Destin, FL. There, he learned to handle personal injury cases and family law matters.

After a few years, he decided to start his own firm. Concentrating on litigation cases, and relying on referrals from former clients, he has established a strong practice focused on personal injury, criminal defense and family law litigation – all based on communicating closely and remaining available for clients.

He remains active in the local community too! He has previously served as a mentor and, later, President of the Board of Directors of the Seaside Neighborhood School. Over the past two years, he has concentrated his efforts on serving as a board member with the Boys & Girls Club of the Emerald Coast.

Physical Address:
25 Central Square
Suite H-2
Seaside, FL  32459

Mailing Address:
P. O. Box 4926
Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459

Weimorts Law Firm

Weinstock, Michael D.
Michael D. Weinstock, P. A.

795 East John Sims Pkwy.
Niceville, FL 32578

Michael D. Weinstock, P. A.

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