Walton County, Florida Lawyers

Matthew J Ausley
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Florida Attorney

Matthew J. Ausley represents clients in collection and foreclosure actions, business and real estate related litigation, and family law matters. Matt brings almost a decade of business experience with him... Read More »
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John Patrick Musca
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Florida Attorney with 19 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... Read More »
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Mark Stephen Thomas
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Walton County, FL Attorney with 24 years experience
(850) 510-0031 P.O. Box 611193
Rosemary Beach, FL 32461
Health Care
Florida State University College of Law and Florida State University College of Law
Mark concentrates his practice on representing health care providers, insurers and suppliers/manufacturers in regulatory matters before the government. He specializes in Medicare/Medicaid reimbursement, state licensure and transactional compliance. Mark has 30 years of experience in hospital, physician and managed care regulation and compliance. As a litigator, Mark has tried 49 healthcare cases in administrative, state and federal courts. His transactional practice includes the creation of several of Florida's most complex and comprehensive joint ventures. Mark is one of only 190 attorneys in the country who is board-certified in health law. He has graduate degrees in healthcare...
Clay Brown Adkinson
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Walton County, FL Lawyer with 12 years experience
(850) 892-5195 41 South 6th Street
DeFuniak Springs, FL 32435
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Family
Florida State University College of Law
Clay B. Adkinson is a skilled and experienced criminal defense attorney at Adkinson Law Firm in DeFuniak Springs, Florida. The firm, which has more than 30 years of experience in the Florida Panhandle, represents clients facing criminal charges and others who are involved in family law issues. Adkinson earned his bachelor's degree in political science at Florida State University in Tallahassee in 2003. He then attended law school at Florida State University College of Law where he graduated with his juris doctor degree in 2005. After law school, he joined Adkinson Law Firm with...
Hayward Dykes Jr.
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Walton County, FL Attorney with 16 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.
Andy Wayne Williamson
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Walton County, FL Attorney with 21 years experience
(850) 685-3091 167 E. Pt. Washington Road
Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459
Estate Planning, Personal Injury, Probate and Real Estate
Regent University School of Law
Andy Wayne Williamson is a life long resident of the Florida Panhandle. Wayne was born in Marianna, Florida. Wayne lived in Bonifay, Florida until 1981 when His Family moved to DeFuniak Springs. Wayne graduated from Walton Senior High School in 1987. Wayne attend Okaloosa Walton Community College (Now NW Florida State College) and graduated with two degrees. Wayne then attended Florida State University and graduated in 1993. Wayne attended Regent University School of Law in Virginia Beach, Virginia and graduated in 1997 with a Juris Doctorate degree. Wayne's primary office is located South...
Christopher Paul Brannon
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Walton County, FL Attorney with 13 years experience
544 U.S. Highway 98 East
Defuniak Springs, FL 32433
Personal Injury
Stetson University College of Law
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 Walton Beach High School in 1998. Paul played competitive golf for Fort Walton Beach High School and actively participated in Key Club. Paul was also part of Fort Walton Beach High School's first leadership class. Upon graduation from Fort Walton Beach High School, Paul attended the University of Florida. During his sophomore year at the University of Florida, Paul was one...
Daniel Charles O'Rourke
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Walton County, FL Lawyer with 23 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...
Terrence H Thorgaard
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Walton County, FL Lawyer with 41 years experience
(850) 502-9724 51 Cross Creek Circle
Freeeport, FL 32439
Free ConsultationBankruptcy, Business, Estate Planning and Municipal
University of Puget Sound
I was born and raised in Fairbanks, Alaska, where I practiced law from 1977. I was a municipal attorney for the first part of my legal career, and then switched to private practice. I conducted a general private law practice, with emphasis in civil litigation and bankruptcy. I also taught several college-level courses relating to various aspects of the law. In 2004, my family and I moved to Florida and have been here ever since. From 2011 to 2015 I worked for another lawyer in Walton County, assisting him in his office, especially with scheduling...
Amanda Rowland Hampel
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Walton County, FL Attorney with 8 years experience
(850) 424-6442 31 Main Street
Suite 1B
Rosemary Beach, FL 32461
Estate Planning and Family
Florida Coastal School of Law
Amanda Rowland Hampel is an associate attorney with the law firm Havens & Miller, P.L.L.C. This private law practice specializes in complex estate and charitable gift planning for affluent individuals and families and on behalf of charitable organizations. Ms. Hampel received her J.D. from the Florida Coastal School of Law, and her B.A. from the University of Tennessee. Ms. Hampel is licensed to practice law in the states of Tennessee and South Carolina, and she will sit for the Florida Bar in February 2013. Ms. Hampel is also admitted to the United States District Court, Eastern District of Tennessee. Ms. Hampel...
Don Dennis
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Walton County, FL Attorney with 20 years experience
(850) 622-3000 5597 Highway 98
Suite 201C
Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459
Criminal, Personal Injury and Probate
Natasha Revell
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Walton County, FL Lawyer with 22 years experience
(850) 267-2111 2441 US Highway 98W, Suite 109
Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459
Free ConsultationBankruptcy
Coy Howard Browning
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Florida Lawyer with 16 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... Read More »
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Alison Etheredge Hand
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Walton County, FL Lawyer with 19 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.
Walton County, FL Lawyer
(850) 267-3806 530 Blue Mountain Road
Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459
JonesSchool of Law
Walton County, FL Attorney with 29 years experience
265 Bayshore Dr
Miramar Beach, FL 32550
Walton County, FL Lawyer with 58 years experience
(916) 622-4534 4342 Beachside 2 Dr
Miramar Beach, FL 32550
Stanford Univ Law School
Walton County, FL Attorney with 19 years experience
(850) 231-3465 5365 East Co Highway 30A
Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459
Tulane University-LA
Walton County, FL Attorney with 20 years experience
(850) 267-9498 215 Grand Blvd
Miramar Beach, FL 32550
Business and Real Estate
Walton County, FL Attorney with 17 years experience
(850) 650-6938 538 Avalon Blvd
Miramar Beach, FL 32550
University of Southern California Law School
Walton County, FL Attorney with 30 years experience
(850) 424-6135 35 Bay Tree Dr
Miramar Beach, FL 32550
Stanford Univ Law School
Walton County, FL Attorney with 67 years experience
(850) 654-9554 1150 Troon Dr N
Miramar Beach, FL 32550
Albany Law School
Walton County, FL Attorney with 41 years experience
(850) 974-9307 458 Bayshore Dr
Miramar Beach, FL 32550
Walton County, FL Lawyer with 68 years experience
329 S Shore Dr
Miramar Beach, FL 32550
Walton County, FL Lawyer with 13 years experience
(850) 424-6833 791 Indigo Loop
Miramar Beach, FL 32550
Walton County, FL Lawyer with 21 years experience
(850) 231-3465 5365 East County Highway 30A
Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459
James Feuerstein
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Okaloosa County, FL Lawyer with 31 years experience
(850) 570-0055 217 Miracle Strip PKWY SE
Unit 116
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
Stetson University
James Feuerstein is a former prosecutor with decades of experience. We provide counsel for clients accused of all types of crimes. When you need top Tavares, FL Criminal Attorneys, rely on him.
Matthew J Ausley
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Okaloosa County, FL Attorney with 3 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 collection and foreclosure actions, business and real estate related litigation, and family law matters.

Matt brings almost a decade of business experience with him to Anchors Smith Grimsley. As an entrepreneur, Matt has owned and managed two businesses; a pressure washing company, which was sold, and a collection agency which he still operates. 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 and multiple awards...
Jeremy T. Cranford
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Okaloosa County, FL Attorney with 9 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...
Jeffery James Lathem
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Okaloosa County, FL Attorney with 19 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...
Stephen Joseph Ryan
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Okaloosa County, FL Attorney with 23 years experience
(850) 864-1951 436 Green Acres Road
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547
Free ConsultationBankruptcy, Criminal, DUI and Family
Florida State University College of Law
Florida Bar since 1995; U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida, since 1996; Juris Doctorate with honors, Florida State University; BS in Political Science, SUNY, Stonybrook;
Jennifer Hanson Copus
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Okaloosa County, FL Attorney with 17 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....
Samuel Scott Critzer
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County, 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...
Shawn M. Risen
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Okaloosa County, FL Attorney with 22 years experience
(850) 864-1951 436 Green Acres Road
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547
Free ConsultationBankruptcy, Divorce, Family and Juvenile
Florida State University College of Law
Family Law, Bankruptcy and Criminal Defense on the Emerald Coast since 1996. Florida Bar Board Certified Specialist in Juvenile Law.
Drew Bruner
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(800) 278-6371 110 Eglin Pkwy SE
Fort Walton Beach, FL 3548
Free Consultation County, FL Lawyer with 6 years experience
Personal Injury
University of Oklahoma College of Law
Carol Lee Peake
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Volusia County, 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.
Gillis Edward Powell, Jr.
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Okaloosa County, FL Lawyer with 44 years experience
(850) 682-2757 422 N. Main Street
Crestview, FL 32536
Civil Rights, Criminal, Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury
South Texas College of Law
Gillis E. (Gill) Powell, Jr.main focus is litigation and trial practice. He handles complex personal injury cases, medical malpractice cases, wrongful death cases, catastrophic injury cases, criminal defense cases, railroad cases, real estate litigation, and commercial litigation. Mr. Powell has tried and won numerous civil trials and he has obtained substantial jury awards for his clients. He is a member of the million dollar advocates club as a result of his jury verdicts. He has also successfully defended many clients in criminal cases, including clients charged with homicide, aggravated battery, sexual battery, drug offenses, driving under the...
Rusty Shepard
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Bay County, FL Lawyer with 18 years experience
(850) 215-5200 2612 B West 15th Street
Panama City, FL 32401
Criminal, DUI and Social Security Disability
Florida State University College of Law
After graduating from Florida State University College of Law in the year 2000, Attorney Rusty Shepard became the Assistant State Attorney in Chipley for four years. As a former prosecutor, Mr. Shepard is well-versed in the legal system, judicial processes and how to best anticipate choices on the part of the prosecution in his current cases. Coming up with aggressive and intuitive defense tactics, Attorney Shepard is devoted to obtaining the best possible verdict for his clients, doing everything in his power to have their charges reduced or dismissed altogether. He is the President of the Bay County Chapter at...
Joseph Anthony Zarzaur
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Okaloosa County, 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...
Coy Howard Browning
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Okaloosa County, FL Lawyer with 16 years experience
(850) 306-3102 290 N. Main St.
Crestview, FL 32536
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...
Gerard Virga
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Okaloosa County, FL Lawyer with 14 years experience
(850) 972-2759 134 Eglin Pkwy NE
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548
Divorce and Personal Injury
Cumberland School of Law, Samford University
As the founder of The Virga Law Firm, P.A., Panama City attorney Gerard Virga provides legal services in the area of divorce and family law. Since the year 2004, he has been working in the legal field in Florida. Prior to the decision to found his own firm, Attorney Virga spent time as an Assistant Attorney General and associate at another firm. Mr. Virga is received his undergraduate degree from the University of Florida and his Juris Doctor degree from the Samford University Cumberland School of Law. Learn more by contacting his firm today.
Jay Patel
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Okaloosa County, FL Attorney with 5 years experience
(850) 863-4064 909 Mar Walt Drive Ste. 1014
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547
Free ConsultationBusiness, Criminal, DUI and Domestic Violence
Florida Coastal School of Law
Jay Patel is a former prosecutor and a former law enforcement officer with the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office. Jay joins ASG from the State Attorney’s Office where he spent almost four years prosecuting thousands of crimes ranging from misdemeanors to felonies punishable by life. Jay achieved success in criminal cases that were before a jury, a judge, and at the appellate level. Jay’s family moved to the area in 1990 when his family began a hospitality management venture in Destin. Growing up in the family business taught him many aspects of business and instilled what he believes...
Joseph Lorenz
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Okaloosa County, FL Attorney with 45 years experience
(850) 331-2289 2110 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.
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