Mediation & Arbitration – Walton County Bar Association
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Mediation & Arbitration

Anchors, Michelle
Keefe, Anchors & Gordon

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
Hall, Steven K.
Hall & Runnels

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
Hawkins, John W.
The Hawkins Law Firm

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.

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
Reeder, H. Wesley
Emmanuel Sheppard & Condon

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

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

Emmanuel Sheppard & Condon
Sachs, Colleen
Dunlap & Shipman, P. A.
Dunlap & Shipman, P. A.
Simpson, David A.
Simpson Mediation Services

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
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