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Cynthia Grooms-Marvin

Cynthia Grooms-Marvin

Compassionate and Efficient Probate and Estate Planning Attorney in Palatka, FL
  • Probate, Estate Planning, Real Estate Law
  • Florida
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Biography

I am a graduate of Palatka High School and the seventh generation of a Putnam County family. After graduating as Palatka’s first National Merit Scholar, I attended St. Johns River Community College and obtained my B.A. with honors and J.D. from the University of Florida. I was admitted to the Florida Bar in 1979.

I am passionate about equal access to the court system; and served indigent clients in South Florida through the Public Defender’s Office and Florida Rural Legal Services. I have been of-counsel to the Guardian ad Litem program, and also served for five years as a guardian ad litem myself. I practiced law in Putnam County for a decade before moving to South Florida, where I was senior partner at a five-attorney firm in Stuart. Since 2015, I have been providing legal services to my home town of Putnam County, as I did throughout the 1980s.

I enjoy serving my community through Rotary, volunteering at Legal Services, helping my church’s homeless ministries, and educating others about the necessity for adequate pre-planning for end of life and inheritance issues.

I have extensive experience in the practice of law, and now focus my practice on probate, estate planning, and real estate to serve my clients.

Practice Areas
    Probate
    Probate Administration, Probate Litigation, Will Contests
    Estate Planning
    Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
    Real Estate Law
    Commercial Real Estate, Condominiums, Easements, Eminent Domain, Homeowners Association, Land Use & Zoning, Mortgages, Neighbor Disputes, Residential Real Estate, Water Law
Fees
  • Free Consultation
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Florida
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Attorney
Douglas Law Firm
Current
Education
University of Florida
J.D. (1976) | Law
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University of Florida
B.A. (1976) | Bachelor of Arts
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Awards
Peer Reviewed
Martindale-Hubbell
Professional Associations
Palatka Sunrise Rotary Club
Secretary
- Current
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Putnam County Guardian Ad Litem
Volunteer
- Current
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Arkansas State Bar
Member
- Current
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Florida State Bar  # 285927
Member
- Current
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Websites & Blogs
Website
Douglas Law Firm Website
Blog
Douglas Law Firm Blog
Contact & Map
Douglas Law Firm
117 N. 2nd Street
Palatka, FL 32177
Toll-Free: (800) 705-5457
Telephone: (386) 530-2955
Monday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Friday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Douglas Law Firm
One News Place, Suite E
St. Augustine, FL 32086
Toll-Free: (800) 705-5457
Telephone: (904) 671-8395
Monday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Friday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed