Destin, Florida Lawyers

Jason M. Melton Esq.
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Florida Lawyer with 16 years experience

Attorney Jason M. Melton, is a founding partner of Whittel & Melton, LLC, a full service law firm. We are dedicated to providing our clients with personalized, high-quality representation. We handle Auto Accidents,... Read More »
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Matthew J Ausley
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Florida Attorney

Matthew J. Ausley represents clients in litigation related to collections, business, real estate, and family law. Matt brings almost a decade of business experience with him to Anchors Smith Grimsley, and employs a... Read More »
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David Luber
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Florida Lawyer with 23 years experience

David Luber has a Master of Laws in Estate Planning. He has served as a chairperson of the Probate and Trust section for the Broward Bar Association & President of an estate planning council. David has helped clients... Read More »
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Jennifer Hanson Copus
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Florida Attorney with 18 years experience

Jennifer H. Copus originally hails from Arab, Alabama, but has called the Emerald Coast home since moving to Fort Walton Beach, Florida in 2000 upon graduating from law school. Jennifer began her legal career as a... Read More »
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Stephen G. Cobb
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Destin, FL Lawyer with 29 years experience
(850) 423-0035 225 Main Street
Suite 7-G
Destin, FL 32540
Free ConsultationAppeals, Criminal, DUI and Juvenile
Florida State University College of Law and Victoria University of Manchester
Stephen G. Cobb, author of Florida Criminal Law and a board certified expert in criminal trial law since 2002, is proud to announce our merger of Cobb Law Firm with the Law Firm of Sherry Ivey Jones. We are now known as Florida Criminal Defense Legal Group, PLLC.

Whether you or someone you love is charged with a misdemeanor, criminal traffic, felony or juvenile crime, Florida Criminal Defense Legal Group, PLLC, is ready, willing and able to help you and your loved ones in your time of need.
Thomas Shawn Lupella Esq.
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Destin, FL Lawyer with 15 years experience
(850) 424-5240 3997 Commons Drive West, Suite I
Destin, FL 32541
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Juvenile
University of North Dakota School of Law
I have been practicing for over 10 years and over 5000 court cases, ranging from DUIs and Domestic Violence charges–to the most serious and complex felony cases. I have had many jury trials and have represented those charged with capital offenses. I attended law school at the University of North Dakota. While there I focused on trial advocacy and litigation and worked some excellent attorneys at Zimney, Foster, P.C. I worked in the areas of Insurance Defense, Commercial Law, and Federal Criminal Law. After moving to Florida with my family, I started working as a prosecutor for child...
Hayward Dykes Jr.
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Miramar Beach, FL Attorney with 17 years experience
(850) 837-5118 P.O. Box 6944
Miramar Beach, FL 32550
Free ConsultationBankruptcy, Business, Construction and Criminal
The University of Mississippi School of Law
Handle civil and criminal cases throughout Northwest Florida. My firm focuses on personal injury, criminal defense, bankruptcy, real estate closings, and general civil litigation.
Jeremy T. Cranford
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Destin, FL Attorney with 10 years experience
(850) 837-5507 1241 Airport Road
Suite H
Destin, FL 32541
Business, Construction, Foreclosure Defense and Real Estate
University of Miami School of Law and University of Missouri - Columbia
I have focused my practice on issues involving Real Estate, Commercial, and Business Transactions, Litigation, and Government Relations since my career began and, as a result, each new year of practice pays dividends in the knowledge I gain to help future clients in those areas. In addition to that knowledge, I bring, to each project, (1) my extensive training in the law and business of real estate ventures received at the University of Miami's Masters of Laws (LL.M.) Program in Real Estate; (2) my negotiation and consensus-building skills obtained through my career and at the nationally-recognized dispute resolution program at...
Joseph Anthony Zarzaur
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Destin, FL Lawyer with 22 years experience
(855) 447-3563 10065 Emerald Coast Pkwy
Destin, FL 32541
Free ConsultationPersonal Injury and Products Liability
Samford University, Cumberland School of Law
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. 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. The firm has two offices in Pensacola and Destin to help serve Escambia, Santa Rosa and the surrounding areas.

Zarzaur Law has earned its reputation as one...
Daniel Charles O'Rourke
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Miramar Beach, FL Lawyer with 24 years experience
12889 US Highway 98 West Unit 110A
Miramar Beach, FL 32550-3241
Arbitration & Mediation, Business, Construction and Real Estate
Saint Louis University School of Law
Dan O’Rourke has been practicing law in Florida for nearly 20 years and focuses on general civil and commercial litigation in the state and federal trial and appellate courts of northwest Florida. Dan has represented clients in matters ranging from Covenants Not to Compete in the trial court of Walton County to construction liens and contract disputes throughout northwest Florida. He has also represented clients in real estate fraud disputes in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida and claims pursuant to the federal Hyde Amendment (awarding attorney fees to victims of malicious, vexatious, frivolous and...
Michael Reldon Leininger
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Destin, FL Attorney with 17 years experience
(850) 650-9916 114 Palmetto St
Suite 8
Destin, FL 32541
Divorce, Employment, Landlord Tenant and Traffic Tickets
Florida Coastal School of Law
Attorney Information Meet Michael Leininger Attorney Michael R. Leininger began his legal career in real estate law and commercial law serving small businesses in a variety of ways. Since founding Leininger Law Firm, P.A., in Destin, Florida, he has become increasing involved with family law, criminal defense and estate planning/probate for individuals. Litigation has always been an important portion of his legal practice and he has extended that into the area of personal injury, contract law, contract disputes and commercial litigation. Known for his rigorous attention to detail and his commitment to being overly-accessible at all times, he is a lawyer with unwavering honesty,...
Tim Michael Flaherty
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Destin, FL Attorney with 18 years experience
(850) 460-7470 1008 Airport Rd
Suite B
Destin, FL 32541
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Juvenile
Southern Illinois University School of Law
Timothy Flaherty is a Fort Walton criminal defense attorney who has dedicated his practice to defending those facing some of the toughest situations of their lives with compassion and a reliable defense. With over a decade of courtroom experience, he uses his knowledge of Florida's laws to help his clients seek out a positive resolution while minimizing the stress on their shoulders. Pursuing a legal degree at Southern Illinois University School of Law was the first step in his successful legal career. After earning his license to practice in Florida, he gained hands-on experience as a Public Defender. Armed...
Mark Leonard Bonfanti
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Destin, FL Lawyer with 14 years experience
(850) 213-0604 Hall, Arbery, Gilligan, Roberts, & Shanlever, LLP
1241 Airport Road
Destin, FL 32541
Florida State University College of Law
Jeffrey Wayne Watson
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Destin, FL Lawyer with 36 years experience
(850) 460-7760 225 Main Street
Suite 5
Destin, FL 32541
Administrative, Business, Collections and Military
and Cumberland School of Law, Samford University
Christopher Paul Brannon
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Florida Attorney with 14 years experience

Paul Brannon was born in Fort Walton Beach, Florida in 1980. Paul was raised in Destin, Florida and attended school at Destin Elementary, Bruner Middle School, and Fort Walton Beach Highschool. Paul graduated from Fort... Read More »
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Drew Bruner
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Florida Lawyer

University of Oklahoma College of LawFlorida, 11th Circuit, Alabama, District of Columbia and Georgia
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William Banton Price
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Destin, FL Attorney with 13 years experience
(850) 863-4064 4460 Legendary Dr
Destin, FL 32541
Business
The University of Alabama School of Law
Rendi Katalinic
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Destin, FL Attorney with 18 years experience
(850) 654-0892 254 Harbor Blvd. Suite 102
Destin, FL 32541
Criminal, DUI and Domestic Violence
Alison Etheredge Hand
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Miramar Beach, FL Lawyer with 20 years experience
11490 Emerald Coast Parkway #201E
Miramar Beach, FL 32550
Business and Real Estate
Alison Hand specializes in real estate closings and short sale negotiation.
Destin, FL Lawyer
(850) 654-8816 4507 Furling Ln
Destin, FL 32541
Criminal and Personal Injury
Destin, FL Attorney with 16 years experience
(407) 579-9832 250 Vinings Way Blvd
Destin, FL 32541
Business and Criminal
The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law
Destin, FL Attorney with 24 years experience
(850) 837-3662 4475 Legendary Dr
Destin, FL 32541
Appeals, Business, Criminal and Divorce
Nova Southeastern University - Shepard Broad Law Center
Destin, FL Attorney with 14 years experience
(850) 269-8853 4100 Legendary Drive
Suite 200
Destin, FL 32541
Business and Health Care
University of Alabama School of Law
Miramar Beach, FL Attorney with 32 years experience
(858) 335-8052 11275 Hwy 98 W Ste 6
Miramar Beach, FL 32550
California Western School of Law
Destin, FL Lawyer with 13 years experience
(850) 837-5507 1241 Airport Rd
Destin, FL 32541
Business, Collections, Divorce and Employment
Florida Coastal School of Law
Destin, FL Lawyer
(850) 837-7021 35008 Emerald Coast Parkway, Suite 301
Destin, FL 32541
Business, Civil Rights, Real Estate and Social Security Disability
Stephen G. Cobb
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Destin, FL Lawyer with 29 years experience

Stephen G. Cobb, author of Florida Criminal Law and a board certified expert in criminal trial law since 2002, is proud to announce our merger of Cobb Law Firm with the Law Firm of Sherry Ivey Jones. We are now known as... Read More »
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John Patrick Musca
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Florida Attorney with 20 years experience

Mr. Musca is a passionate, aggressive and nationally-renowned criminal defense attorney who represents clients on all criminal defense matters in the State of Florida. He completed his undergraduate studies at Boston... Read More »
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Aaron Watson
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Fort Walton, FL Lawyer with 9 years experience
(850) 607-2929 165 Brooks St
Ste C
Fort Walton, FL 32548
Free ConsultationCivil Rights, Criminal and Personal Injury
Stetson University College of Law
Aaron Watson is a Personal Injury and Criminal Defense Lawyer. Before graduating law school, Attorney Aaron Watson was named a national champion in trial advocacy after he defeated 248 teams from 148 law schools in the American Association for Justice student trial competition. The competing teams were judged by other lawyers and judges on their trial advocacy skills, opening statements, examination of witnesses, use of facts, and closing arguments. During this time, Mr. Watson was also named Who's Who Among American Universities & Colleges.

Mr. Watson is involved in the following legal associations:

Escambia Santa Rosa Bar Association
American Bar Association, Member
Florida Bar...
Jennifer Hanson Copus
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Shalimar, FL Attorney with 18 years experience
(850) 609-1433 1184 Eglin Parkway
Shalimar, FL 32579
Business, Collections, Construction and Real Estate
Loyola University New Orleans
Jennifer H. Copus originally hails from Arab, Alabama, but has called the Emerald Coast home since moving to Fort Walton Beach, Florida in 2000 upon graduating from law school. Jennifer began her legal career as a criminal defense attorney with the Office of the Public Defender in Shalimar, Florida and later worked as a prosecutor with the Office of the State Attorney in Okaloosa and Walton Counties.

Jennifer now focuses on serving clients in the areas of corporate and business litigation, commercial litigation, condominium law and litigation, real property litigation, landlord/tenant law, foreclosure litigation, employment law and personal injury....
Drew Bruner
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(800) 278-6371 110 Eglin Pkwy SE
Fort Walton Beach, FL 3548
Free ConsultationFort Walton Beach, FL Lawyer with 6 years experience
Personal Injury
University of Oklahoma College of Law
Samuel Scott Critzer
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MIRAMAR BEACH, FL Lawyer with 25 years experience
(850) 622-0050 12889 US HWY 98 W
UNIT 110A
MIRAMAR BEACH, FL 324550
Free ConsultationBusiness, Collections, Personal Injury and Real Estate
Georgia State University College of Law
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. Scott 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 that time. The Critzer Law Firm opened in Atlanta where Scott worked litigating real estate cases and performed real...
Coy Howard Browning
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Fort Walton Beach, FL Lawyer with 17 years experience
(850) 864-4384 418 Racetrack Rd NE
#B
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547
Free ConsultationPersonal Injury
Cumberland School of Law, Samford University
Coy H. Browning graduated cum laude from Charleston Southern University in South Carolina, where he majored in criminal justice. A Pre-season All-American linebacker for the CSU Buccaneers, Coy was inducted into the university’s Athletic Hall of Fame in 2004.After college, Coy graduated second in his class from the Florida Highway Patrol Training Academy, where he also earned the school’s prestigious Director’s Award for leadership. During his years serving as a Florida State Trooper, he investigated over 1,000 motor vehicle crashes.

Building on his successful law enforcement career, Coy earned a law degree from Samford University’s Cumberland Law School in 2002. After...
Vincent Maxwell Bruner
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Fort Walton Beach, FL Lawyer with 5 years experience
(800) 278-6371 110 Eglin Parkway SE
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548
Free ConsultationPersonal Injury and Products Liability
University of Tulsa College of Law
Jeffery James Lathem
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Fort Walton Beach, FL Attorney with 20 years experience
(850) 796-2345 173 NE Eglin Parkway
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548
Family and Probate
Stetson University College of Law
I have been practicing law for over 17 years and for the majority of that time have practiced in some area of family law. In the last three years, however, I have devoted my practice on a full time basis to areas of family law and probate document preparation. The technicalities and long term implications of handling family law matters are often less than obvious. The legal forms available for pro se individuals are sometimes insufficient to address all the long term effects of decisions made today. Though engaging an attorney in what seems to be...
Carol Lee Peake
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Daytona Beach, FL Lawyer with 14 years experience
Suite 416
Daytona Beach, FL 32115
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Barry University Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law
Skilled and Experienced Attorney for your Divorce, Family Law, Juvenile and Criminal Law Needs in Daytona Beach, Volusia County, Flagler County, St. Johns County and the surrounding Central Florida areas.
Michael Ray Goodson
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Fort Walton Beach, FL Lawyer with 4 years experience
(850) 344-1597 134 Eglin Pkwy NE
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548
Divorce and Family
University of Florida
Michael Goodson runs the Fort Walton Beach office of The Virga Law Firm. Prior to joining The Virga Law Firm, Michael earned his law degree with honors from the University of Florida. Before law school, Michael received Bachelor’s degrees in Psychology and Music Performance, as well as a Master’s Degree in Music. Michael’s degree psychology gave him the training and experience to analyze people and their behaviors. This formal education allows Michael to help his clients make sense of what they are experiencing as they go through a family law case. Michael’s training as a...
Joseph Lorenz
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Ft. Walton Beach, FL Attorney with 45 years experience
(850) 331-2289 1992 Lewis Turner Blvd.
Ft. Walton Beach, FL 32547
Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce, Family and Personal Injury
University of Florida
Practicing personal injury and divorce law litigation in Okaloosa, Walton and Santa Rosa Counties for over 40 years. Also, Florida Supreme Court Certified Family and Circuit Civil Mediator since 1992.
Coy Howard Browning
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Florida Lawyer with 17 years experience

Coy H. Browning graduated cum laude from Charleston Southern University in South Carolina, where he majored in criminal justice. A Pre-season All-American linebacker for the CSU Buccaneers, Coy was inducted into the... Read More »
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Mark Scott Rubin
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Fort Walton Beach, FL Lawyer with 25 years experience
(850) 796-2345 173 Eglin Pkwy NE
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548
Divorce, Domestic Violence, Elder and Family
Tulane University School of Law and University of Florida
The Rubin Law Firm dedicates its practice exclusively to areas of marital and family law. Mark S. Rubin is an experienced trial attorney who has been practicing and litigating cases in Okaloosa County, Walton County, Santa Rosa County, Escambia County, and surrounding counties for over 18 years. The Rubin Law Firm offers skilled representation and advice in all family law and divorce matters.
Durward James Duplechin Esquire
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Niceville, FL Attorney with 21 years experience
(850) 585-3811 1512 East John Sims Pkwy #304
Niceville, FL 32578
Free ConsultationPersonal Injury and Social Security Disability
Birmingham School of Law
Experienced Attorney representing Social Security Disability and SSI claimants in Alabama and Florida for over 20 years.


Veteran - Military Service:
United States Air Force, Active Duty 1986 to 1991.

Donald Edward Witmyer
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Destin, FL Attorney with 23 years experience
(850) 543-1864 4399 Commons Drive East, Suite 300
Destin, FL 32578
Criminal, Family and Military
Widener University School of Law
Peter Loffler
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Fort Walton Beach, FL Lawyer with 27 years experience
(850) 729-1520 181 Eglin Parkway
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548
IP, Patents and Trademarks
Florida State University College of Law
Specializing in patent applications and patent searches in the mechanical, electro-mechanical, electrical and electronic, software, Internet and business method arts as well as providing related services including licensing agreements and prototype referrals. Helping clients obtain federal trademark protection.
Toni L Craig
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Fort Walton Beach, FL Lawyer with 22 years experience
(850) 243-6969 105 Lewis St
Ste 102
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547
Divorce, Family and Real Estate
Richard Martz
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Niceville, FL Lawyer with 34 years experience
P.O. Box 243
Niceville, FL 32588
University of Miami School of Law
Mr Erich Mathes Niederlehner
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Fort Walton Beach, FL Lawyer with 17 years experience
(888) 462-7653 217 Miracle Strip Parkway
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548
Bankruptcy and Estate Planning
Casey P. Waterhouse
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Shalimar, FL Lawyer
(850) 424-1651 51 3rd Street, Building 8
Shalimar, FL 32579
Matthew J Ausley
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Fort Walton Beach, FL Attorney with 4 years experience
(850) 362-7228 909 Mar Walt Dr
Suite 1014
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547-6711
Free ConsultationBusiness, Collections, Divorce and Family
Florida Coastal School of Law
Matthew J. Ausley represents clients in litigation related to collections, business, real estate, and family law.

Matt brings almost a decade of business experience with him to Anchors Smith Grimsley, and employs a common-sense, business-like attitude in his law practice.

As an entrepreneur, Matt has owned and managed two businesses; a pressure washing company, which was sold, and a collection agency which he still owns. Matt’s career started as a manager of a finance company branch with a $10 million loan portfolio and over 800 customers.

Next, he accepted a position with Sage pursuing advanced collections. In those endeavors, Matt earned several promotions...
David L. Stevens
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Fort Walton Beach, FL Lawyer with 8 years experience
(850) 304-7880 1825 Hurlburt Road
Suite 10
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
Regent University School of Law
Attorney David Stevens is a third-generation resident of Okaloosa County. A proud Seminole, David graduated with a Bachelor of Science from Florida State University before earning his Juris Doctorate from the Regent University School of Law in Virginia Beach, VA. He currently resides in Niceville, FL with his wife and three-year-old daughter.

David was sworn in to practice law in Florida in 2010, and soon joined a civil litigation law firm in Santa Rosa Beach as an associate attorney. He went on to become a prosecutor with the State Attorney's Office in Shalimar, FL, and served in that capacity for...
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