Fort Walton Beach, Florida Lawyers

Aaron Watson
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Fort Walton, FL Lawyer with 10 years experience
(850) 607-2929 165 Brooks St
Ste C
Fort Walton, FL 32548
Free ConsultationCivil Rights, Criminal Defense 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
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Stephen G. Cobb
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Fort Walton Beach, FL Lawyer with 30 years experience
(850) 423-0035 1992 Lewis Turner Blvd
Suite 101-B
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547
Free ConsultationAppeals, Criminal Defense, DUI & DWI 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.
Christopher Paul Brannon
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Fort Walton Beach, FL Attorney with 14 years experience
(850) 863-5297 975 Mar Walt Drive
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547
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...
Shawn M. Risen
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Fort Walton Beach, FL Attorney with 23 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.
Matthew J Ausley
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Fort Walton Beach, FL Attorney with 4 years experience
(850) 362-7228 1992 Lewis Turner Blvd.
Suite #1048
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547
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 Thrive Legal, 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 and...
Jeffery James Lathem
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Fort Walton Beach, FL Attorney with 21 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...
Coy Howard Browning
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Fort Walton Beach, FL Lawyer with 18 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...
Thomas Shawn Lupella Esq.
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Fort Walton Beach, FL Lawyer with 15 years experience
(850) 362-6655 2110 Lewis Turner Blvd.
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547
Free ConsultationCriminal Defense, DUI & DWI, 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...
Jay Patel
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Fort Walton Beach, FL Attorney with 6 years experience
(850) 863-4064 909 Mar Walt Drive Ste. 1014
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547
Free ConsultationBusiness, Criminal Defense, DUI & DWI 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...
Clark H. Henderson
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Fort Walton Beach, FL Lawyer with 8 years experience
(850) 863-0494 906-D Mar Walt Drive
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547
Criminal Defense, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
Cumberland School of Law, Samford University
Clark H. Henderson, originally from Waynesboro, Mississippi, is a 2007 graduate of the University of South Alabama and a 2011 graduate of the Cumberland School of Law, Sam ford University, in Birmingham, Alabama. During law school Clark interned at the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and with the Honorable Laura Petro, 10th Judicial Circuit, Criminal Division. He practiced in Birmingham, Alabama before being admitted to the Florida Bar. Clark is licensed to practice in both Florida and Alabama.
Stephen Joseph Ryan
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Fort Walton Beach, FL Attorney with 24 years experience
(850) 864-1951 436 Green Acres Road
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547
Free ConsultationBankruptcy, Criminal Defense, DUI & DWI 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;
Mark Scott Rubin
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Fort Walton Beach, FL Lawyer with 26 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.
Joseph Lorenz
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Ft. Walton Beach, FL Attorney with 46 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.
David L. Stevens
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Fort Walton Beach, FL Lawyer with 9 years experience
(850) 304-7880 1825 Hurlburt Road
Suite 10
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547
Free ConsultationCriminal Defense, DUI & DWI, 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...
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
Caroline Larochelle Nadeau
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Fort Walton Beach, FL Attorney with 5 years experience
(833) 872-6863 97 Lang Road
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547
Free ConsultationImmigration
University of Ottawa and University of Ottawa
Attorney and Founder of Compass Immigration P.A., Caroline Larochelle Nadeau is originally from Quebec, Canada. In 2015 she immigrated to the United States on a K-1 Fiance Visa to be with her husband, a member of the U.S. Military. As an immigrant herself, she has first-hand knowledge of the stress that can be caused by navigating the immigration process. As a military spouse, she has had the privilege of assisting many military members and their families with their immigration needs. Her experiences, both professional and personal, allow her to better prepare and assist her clients through...
Tim Michael Flaherty
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Fort Walton Beach, FL Attorney with 19 years experience
(850) 243-6097 1817 Lewis Turner Blvd #E
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547
Free ConsultationCriminal Defense, DUI & DWI, 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...
Shiraz Ali Hosein
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FORT WALTON BEACH, FL Lawyer with 19 years experience
(850) 863-4064 909 Mar Walt Drive, Suite1014
FORT WALTON BEACH, FL 32547
Free ConsultationBankruptcy, Estate Planning, Landlord Tenant and Probate
University of Miami School of Law
Shiraz practices primarily in the areas of bankruptcy (debtor and creditor), estates, trusts, wills, probate litigation, landlord/tenant, business law, and general civil law. For over 35 years, Shiraz has made Lower Alabama his home. After graduating from Niceville Senior High School, Shiraz graduated with distinction from Tuscaloosa, Alabama (Roll Tide) and earned his law degree with honors from Miami (The U). Shiraz has been with ASG since 2001 and is an active member of the All Sports Association, is a participant in the voluntary legal clinic for the Veterans' Stand Down and is a proud uncle of many...
Peter Loffler
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Fort Walton Beach, FL Lawyer with 28 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.
Nicholas Gresham Foster
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Fort Walton Beach, FL Lawyer with 7 years experience
(850) 863-4064 909 Mar Walt Drive
Suite 1014
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547
Business, Estate Planning, Landlord Tenant and Tax
University of Alabama School of Law and Thomas Goode Jones School of Law, Faulkner University
Christopher Melendez
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Fort Walton Beach, FL Attorney
(850) 344-1597 134 Eglin Pkwy NE
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548
Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
Florida Coastal School of Law
William J. 'West' Ritchie
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Fort Walton Beach, FL Lawyer with 30 years experience
(850) 344-1597 134 Eglin Pkwy NE
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548
Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
Samford University
Robert Foster Boyette
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Fort Walton Beach, FL Lawyer with 14 years experience
(850) 344-1597 134 Eglin Pkwy NE
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548
Divorce and Family
Florida Coastal School of Law
Toni L Craig
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Fort Walton Beach, FL Lawyer with 23 years experience
(850) 243-6969 105 Lewis St
Ste 102
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547
Divorce, Family and Real Estate
William Michael Escoffery III
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Fort Walton Beach, FL Lawyer
(850) 424-3392 907 Mar-Walt Dr.
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547
Jeffrey L. Burns
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Fort Walton Beach, FL Attorney
(850) 362-7210 909 Mar Walt Drive
Suite 1014
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547
Mr Erich Mathes Niederlehner
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Fort Walton Beach, FL Lawyer with 18 years experience
(888) 462-7653 217 Miracle Strip Parkway
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548
Bankruptcy and Estate Planning
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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Fort Walton Beach, FL Lawyer with 7 years experience
(800) 278-6371 110 Eglin Pkwy SE
Fort Walton Beach, FL 3548
Free ConsultationPersonal Injury
University of Oklahoma College of Law
Casey P. Waterhouse
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Shalimar, FL Lawyer
(850) 424-1651 51 3rd Street, Building 8
Shalimar, FL 32579
Michael Reldon Leininger
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Destin, FL Attorney with 18 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,...
Rendi Katalinic
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Destin, FL Attorney with 19 years experience
(850) 654-0892 254 Harbor Blvd. Suite 102
Destin, FL 32541
Criminal Defense, DUI & DWI and Domestic Violence
Jeffrey Wayne Watson
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Destin, FL Lawyer with 37 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
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...
Hayward Dykes Jr.
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Miramar Beach, FL Attorney with 18 years experience
(850) 837-5118 P.O. Box 6944
Miramar Beach, FL 32550
Free ConsultationBankruptcy, Business, Construction and Criminal Defense
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.
Joseph Anthony Zarzaur
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Destin, FL Lawyer with 23 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...
Sean Seely
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Navarre, FL Lawyer with 6 years experience
(850) 936-9385 1901 Andorra Street
Navarre, FL 32566
Free ConsultationBusiness, Estate Planning, Probate and Real Estate
Florida State University College of Law
To put it simply, I am an attorney that loves helping people. My practice includes estate planning (Wills, Trusts, and everything in between), business (formation, operation, and purchase and sale), real estate (buying, selling, insuring, and litigating), and litigation (civil and criminal).

Lynchard & Seely serves clients from Pensacola to Jacksonville in numerous areas of law. Some of our services include estate planning, probate, trust administration, business formations and transactions, and commercial and residential real property transactions. Additionally, we handle general civil litigation personal injury, wrongful death, criminal law, and family law.

If you have any questions, please feel free to...
Samuel Scott Critzer
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MIRAMAR BEACH, FL Lawyer with 26 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...
Carol Lee Peake
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Daytona Beach, FL Lawyer with 15 years experience
Suite 416
Daytona Beach, FL 32115
Free ConsultationCriminal Defense, DUI & DWI, 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.
Durward James Duplechin Esquire
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Niceville, FL Attorney with 22 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.

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