Highlands County, Florida Lawyers

Elton J 'Buddy' Gissendanner III
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Highlands County, FL Lawyer with 25 years experience
(863) 385-7555 605 S. Pine Street
Sebring, FL 33870
Free ConsultationCriminal Defense, DUI & DWI and White Collar Crime
Stetson University College of Law
I have over 21 years of criminal trial experience both as a private criminal defense attorney and a former Assistant State Attorney and Assistant Attorney General.
Brian Max Monk
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Highlands County, FL Lawyer with 14 years experience
(866) 494-2312 329 South Commerce Avenue
Sebring, FL 33870
Free ConsultationCriminal Defense, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
University of Florida
Attorney Brian Monk has lived in the Central Florida area nearly his entire life. In 2000, he graduated from the University of Florida with a B.S. in Business Management and a B.A. in Political Science. Thereafter, Brian earned a Law degree, a Master’s of Education degree and Specialist degree in counseling from the University of Florida. While in law school, Brian earned a Certificate in Family Law and was named a Fellow of the UF Law Center on Children and Families. Following law school, Brian worked as an Assistant State Attorney in Ocala, Florida, prosecuting felony and misdemeanor cases...
Steven Craig Brown
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Highlands County, FL Attorney with 35 years experience
(863) 471-0003 2154 Lakeview Dr
Sebring, FL 33870
Free ConsultationInsurance Claims and Personal Injury
Stetson University College of Law

I am proud to be a 6th generation Floridian. I was born and raised in Lakeland and have lived and worked in Sebring since 1986. I have practiced personal injury/wrongful death law for more than 30 years. During the first 20 years of my practice I represented insurance companies and other large corporations and defended personal injury and wrongful death claims. For the last 13+ years, I've only represented folks who have been injured, or lost loved ones, due to someone else's carelessness. Having worked "both sides", I have a unique perspective on how to best handle these types of...
Lon Worth Crow IV
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Highlands County, FL Attorney with 28 years experience
(863) 382-2374 211 North Commerce Avenue
Sebring, FL 33870
Free ConsultationInsurance Claims, Medical Malpractice, Nursing Home and Personal Injury
University of Florida
I have been representing protecting injured clients rights for more than 24 years. Let me put my experience to work for you today. We offer free consultations in our office, on the phone, in your home, or in the hospital.
Peter J. Brewer
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Highlands County, FL Lawyer with 9 years experience
(863) 385-1565 559 S Commerce Ave
Sebring, FL 33870
Free ConsultationCriminal Defense, DUI & DWI, Domestic Violence and Juvenile
Tulane University School of Law
Pete was raised in Hardee County and graduated from Hardee Senior High School in 2003. He then went on to get his bachelor's degree in International Affairs from Florida State University with a focus on Middle Eastern Studies. He received his law degree with honors from Tulane University Law School in New Orleans in 2010 and was a Notes and Comments Editor for the Tulane Journal of International and Comparative Law. After law school, Pete worked as a prosecutor mostly in Hardee and Highlands Counties, and briefly in Polk County in the Economic Crimes Division.
He joined the firm in 2016...
Christopher Darryn Cloud
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Highlands County, FL Attorney with 14 years experience
(855) 408-5100 205 S Commerce Ave
Sebring, FL 33870
Free ConsultationInsurance Claims, Personal Injury and Social Security Disability
Mississippi College School of Law
We are a Personal Injury and Social Security Disability law firm with a staffed office in Sebring, Highlands County, Florida. Our attorneys handle car accidents, bicycle accidents, pedestrian accidents, semi truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, rear-end accidents, parking lot accidents, hit and run and uninsured motorist claims, construction accidents, pool and drowning accidents, intentional torts, assault and battery, premises liability, slip and fall, trip and fall, dog bites, brain injury, neck injury, spine injury, wrongful death, SSI, SSD and other Social Security Disability claims and appeals. Call us today for a free no-hassle consultation.
William B. Fletcher
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Highlands County, FL Attorney with 43 years experience
(863) 385-1565 559 S Commerce Ave
Sebring, FL 33870
Criminal Defense, DUI & DWI, Domestic Violence and Juvenile
Florida State University College of Law
Bill was raised in the Lakeland Highland in Polk County, Florid. He attended Summerlin Institute, now known as Bartow High school.
He attended Polk Community College, now known as Polk State College in Winter Haven, Florida where he graduated with honors and was selected for Who’s in American Junior College. Bill then attended Florida State University, graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1968. He went on to attend the Florida State University of Law, graduating with honors in 1973.
He worked for the Attorney General’s Office during Law School, handling criminal appeals for the State of Florida. During his Law...
Charlotte Combs Stone
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Highlands County, FL Lawyer with 13 years experience
(863) 402-5424 3200 US Hwy 27 S, Suite 304
Sebring, FL 33870
Estate Planning
Daniel K Payne
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Highlands County, FL Attorney
(844) 465-7529 518 North Ridgewood Drive #1231
P.O. Box 1231
Sebring, FL 33870
Free ConsultationBusiness, Criminal Defense, Divorce and Family
Daniel is native Floridian, a United States Navy Veteran and a retired Highlands County Deputy Sheriff. Daniel served as a Police Officer for City of Sebring and before that was a Police Officer for Town of Arcadia.

Daniel has worked as a consultant and legal advisor for a local construction firm, and has provided legal services to several local businesses. Daniel has also served as an active member the City of Sebring Planning and Zoning board.

Daniel retired from the Sheriff’s Office, and graduated from Western Michigan University’s Thomas M. Cooley Law School. Daniel is licensed to practice in all Florida...
Mary Jane Matheny
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Highlands County, FL Attorney with 41 years experience
(863) 385-4951 1570 Lakeview Dr, Suite 3
Sebring, FL 33870
Estate Planning
Florida State University College of Law
I strictly specialize in estate planning - wills, trusts, power of attorney and probate.
Robert E Livingston
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Highlands County, FL Lawyer with 25 years experience
(863) 385-5156 445 S COMMERCE AVE
SEBRING, FL 33870
Estate Planning and Probate
Kevin James D'Espies
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Highlands County, FL Attorney with 37 years experience
(863) 465-3846 246 N Commerce Ave
Sebring, FL 33870
Business, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
Nova Southeastern University
Mark A. Sessums
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Highlands County, FL Lawyer with 30 years experience
(863) 385-3338 559 S. Commerce Ave.
Sebring, FL 33870
Civil Rights, Family and Personal Injury
Rhonda Whittaker
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Highlands County, FL Lawyer with 19 years experience
(863) 402-6724 510 Fernleaf Ave
Sebring, FL 33870
Criminal Defense and Juvenile
Mia Cloud
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Pinellas County, FL Lawyer with 13 years experience
(855) 408-5100 205 S Commerce Ave
Sebring, FL 33770
Free ConsultationInsurance Claims, Personal Injury and Social Security Disability
Stetson University College of Law
Tonmiel Rodriguez
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Polk County, FL Lawyer with 9 years experience
(863) 774-4556 160 E SUMMERLIN ST
STE 207
BARTOW, FL 33830
Free ConsultationCriminal Defense, Divorce, Family and Personal Injury
Stetson University College of Law
Tonmiel Rodriguez is a Board Certified Criminal Defense Lawyer, a distinction few Florida attorneys achieve. He is an experienced litigator, having tried over 55 criminal trials, conducted hundreds of depositions, and litigated numerous motion and evidentiary hearings. Tonmiel was inducted into the National Trial Lawyers list of "Top 40 under 40" Florida Criminal Trial Lawyers. He has been published three times in The Defender, a publication of the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (FACDL). In 2015, Attorney Tonmiel Rodriguez was awarded the FACDL's James T. Miller Scholar Award.

In 2005, Attorney Tonmiel Rodriguez received his Political Science Degree, with Honors,...
Stephen K. Brooks
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Polk County, FL Lawyer with 33 years experience
(888) 936-3264 123 First Street North
Winter Haven, FL 33881
Free ConsultationInsurance Claims, Nursing Home and Personal Injury
Stetson University College of Law
Stephen K. Brooks practices at the Brooks Law Group with offices in Tampa, Lakeland, and Winter Haven, Florida. He can be reached at steve@brookslawgroup.com or 1-888-We-Mean-It. Steve received his B.A. Degree from Stetson University and his law degree from Stetson University College of Law. Steve also had the opportunity to study at Oxford University through an arrangement with Stetson University College of Law. He then joined a six-member law firm. The diverse experience he gained there has been invaluable to his own firm. It is the basis of a wide pool of practical knowledge and personal contacts from...
Sanford Michael Estroff
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Polk County, FL Attorney with 40 years experience
(863) 646-4900 P.O. Box 5245
LAKELAND, FL 33807
Arbitration & Mediation, Estate Planning and Foreclosure Defense
Tulane University School of Law
I have recently decided to concentrate solely on County and Circuit Court civil mediations and arbitrations. I would future referrals for my services in these areas. The reason for my decision to concentrate solely upon mediation and arbitration is due to the desire to help parties reach settlement without having a Judge or Court impose a Judgment upon them. I believe self-determination is far superior to formal litigation in Court. ...
J Armando Edmiston
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Polk County, FL Attorney with 12 years experience
(863) 230-8706 503 E Beacon Rd
Lakeland, FL 33803
Free ConsultationCriminal Defense, DUI & DWI, Juvenile and Personal Injury
Nova Southeastern University
J. Armando Edmiston is an aggressive, knowledgeable and experienced personal injury and criminal defense lawyer handling serious felonies, sexual assault, DUI's, driving offenses, drug charges and weapon crimes. ...
Todd North Parrish
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Polk County, FL Lawyer with 12 years experience
(863) 226-6828 4305 Highland Park Blvd
Lakeland, FL 33813
Free ConsultationEmployment, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
Stetson University College of Law
Todd Parrish was admitted to Florida Bar in 2007. His practice has been devoted to the representation of individuals who have suffered injuries through the negligence of others or while on the job.
P Diane Buerger
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Polk County, FL Lawyer with 34 years experience
(863) 804-0999 766 East Main Street
Bartow, FL 33830
Free ConsultationAppeals, Criminal Defense, DUI & DWI and Domestic Violence
Stetson University College of Law
My primary practice is criminal law -- in both trial and appellate courts. I've successfully argued before the Florida Supreme Court -- and District Courts of Appeal. I'm a Past President of the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers -- and also the Polk County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association.
Thomas Clifford Saunders
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Polk County, FL Lawyer with 35 years experience
(863) 533-6200 480 South Broadway Ave
Bartow, FL 33830
Free ConsultationBusiness, Divorce, Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury
University of Florida
Thomas C. Saunders is one of only a small handful of lawyers in Polk County, Florida that hold themselves out as double Board Certified. Tom is certified by the Florida Bar as a specialist in both Civil Trial and Business Litigation.
David Ralph Carmichael
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Polk County, FL Attorney with 25 years experience
(863) 533-7117 BARTOW, FL 33831
Criminal Defense, DUI & DWI, Divorce and Family
St. Thomas University School of Law
WORK EXPERIENCE Board Certified as a Criminal Trial Specialist by the Florida bar (1999-Present) BOSWELL & DUNLAP, LLP Bartow FL. Partner, Litigation Specialist, 2004 - Present OFFICE OF THE STATE ATTORNEY, TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, Tallahassee, FL Assistant State Attorney, Special Prosecution Director. EDUCATION COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT Board of Directors Bartow Women’s Care Center, (2009 to Present) Board of Directors, Chairman, Heartland for Children. (2010 to Present) Tenth Judicial Circuit Professionalism Committee (2005-Present) Bartow Chamber of Commerce, Board of...
Stacey Hendrix McNelis
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Polk County, FL Attorney with 18 years experience
(863) 537-7370 158 E. Summerlin Street
Bartow, FL 33830
Free ConsultationCriminal Defense and Family
Stetson University and Florida State University College of Law
Stacey Hendrix McNelis - Experienced Legal Support From A Polk County Native

Stacey H. McNelis is dedicated to the practice of law and helping those in need. She focuses primarily in Criminal, Dependency and Family Law, and Social Security in Polk, Hardee and Highlands counties. She is an experienced trial attorney, having handled numerous cases in the county court as well as at the circuit court level. Over the course of her career, she has argued hundreds of motions and has tried over 30 jury trials.

Prior to founding McNelis Law, Ms. McNelis joined Colón & McNelis, P.A., in 2005 and practiced...
Deborah Annette Carroll
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Polk County, FL Lawyer with 16 years experience
(863) 937-9100 2920 Winter Lake Rd
Lakeland, FL 33803
Free ConsultationCriminal Defense, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
Stetson University College of Law
Deborah Carroll grew up in central Florida, raised her family in central Florida and committed her practice to her hometown area. She graduated in 1999 from University of South Florida with a B.A. in Business Management. In 2002, Ms. Carroll graduated from Stetson University with her MBA and Stetson University College of Law with her JD.

Following law school, Ms. Carroll worked as an Assistant Public Defender with the 10th Judicial Circuit in Bartow, Florida, with both felony and misdemeanor cases. In 2005, Ms. Carroll went into private practice with a well known law firm in Lakeland, FL...
Rafael Echemendia
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Polk County, FL Lawyer with 21 years experience
(863) 669-1505 5473 U.S. 98 South
Lakeland, FL 33812
Free ConsultationCriminal Defense, DUI & DWI, Divorce and Personal Injury
Ohio State University - Columbus and University of Florida
Rafael was born and raised in Polk County, Florida, and graduated from Auburndale High School in 1984. Rafael received his B.A. degree from the University of Florida and his Juris Doctor degree from The Ohio State University College of Law in 1997. He was admitted to the Florida Bar in April of 1998, and initially served as an Assistant Public Defender, handling a variety of cases. After just a few months as a misdemeanor attorney, Rafael was quickly promoted to Felony, where he was responsible for cases ranging from drug possession to murder. Rafael soon established...
Matthew Edwards Kaylor
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Polk County, FL Lawyer with 20 years experience
(888) 478-7223 3001 Bartow Rd
Lakeland, FL 33803
Free ConsultationCriminal Defense, DUI & DWI, Domestic Violence and Juvenile
Quinnipiac University School of Law
I was born and raised in Polk County. I was a prosecutor in Bartow for three years before I went into private practice. I have tried over 75 jury trials. I am a married father of three and I live in Winter Haven. I also serve on the Lake Region Lakes Management District.
L. Reed Bloodworth
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Polk County, FL Attorney with 15 years experience
(407) 777-8541 331 W Central Ave
Suite 244
Winter Haven, FL 33880
Free ConsultationBusiness, Employment, Legal Malpractice and Probate
University of Florida
Managing partner of Bloodworth Law, PLLC, L. Reed Bloodworth, is one of Orlando, Florida’s, top business and commercial litigation attorneys as noted by the U.S. News & World Report Best Law Firms Award 2020; the U.S. News & World Report Best Lawyers in Commercial Litigation Award 2019-20; and a 2017-20 Super Lawyers Award.

Reed was named by peers from 2017-20 as a Florida Trend’s Florida Legal Elite in Commercial Litigation. This honor places Reed in an exclusive group that includes less than 2% of Florida’s litigators.

Reed is a respected and trusted Florida business litigation, trust litigation, probate, and estate litigation, and...
Darla K. Snead
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Polk County, FL Attorney with 22 years experience
(863) 619-5291 609 MidFlorida Dr., Ste. 2
Lakeland, FL 33813
Criminal Defense, Divorce, Family and Personal Injury
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Experienced & Effective representation for your legal matter. Call now for an office or telephone consultation. Attorney Snead has over 22 years experience as a Civil and Criminal trial attorney. Whether you need an attorney for a divorce, child custody, personal injury, or criminal case, you can rest assured knowing that you have Attorney Snead by your side. Whether you need aggressive representation in Court or an attorney with great attention to detail, Ms. Snead will guide you each step of the way. Attorney Snead is a former prosecutor and also a former insurance defense attorney. Why...
Tania Rivas
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Polk County, FL Attorney with 12 years experience
(863) 299-5539 274 W. Central Ave.
Ste. A
Winter Haven, FL 33880
Free ConsultationPersonal Injury
Stetson University College of Law
Mrs. Rivas is happily married to her high school sweetheart, Ben. They live in Tampa, Florida with their beautiful children, Trey and Bella, and their beloved Boxer dog, Chino. Mrs. Rivas is passionate about all families and does not take lightly her role, as mother and wife, in shaping the future generation.
Dylan M Cappello
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Polk County, FL Attorney with 2 years experience
(863) 258-5820 2799 Dundee Rd.
Winter Haven, FL 33884
Free ConsultationInsurance Claims, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury and Products Liability
Stetson University College of Law
Dylan Cappello is the managing attorney at Cappello Legal's office in his hometown of Winter Haven practicing in the area of personal injury, first party property claims, and family law.
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Mr. Cappello obtained his Bachelor's Degree in Government and World Affairs with a minor in Philosophy from the University of Tampa. While continuing his education full-time, Dylan also continued to work in several personal injury firms throughout the Bay area. While in undergraduate, Mr. Cappello was also a member of UT's Moot Court Board where he competed in national competitions.
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After graduation, Mr. Cappello immediately attended Stetson University College of Law...
Deborah Higgins
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Polk County, FL Lawyer with 17 years experience
(863) 325-0343 213 Ave D SW
Winter Haven, FL 33880
Bankruptcy, Estate Planning, Foreclosure Defense and Medical Malpractice
Barry University Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law
At Higgins Law 4 U we zealously assist clients for medical malpractice, personal injury claims of all kinds, foreclosure defense, personal chapter 7 or 13 bankruptcy anywhere in the State of Florida, wrongful death, and debt collection defense. If you are outside the state, Winter Haven personal injury lawyer Deborah J. Higgins will assist you in obtaining counsel in another state.
Stephen Jeffrey Berlinsky
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Polk County, FL Lawyer with 50 years experience
(863) 409-7961 501 Avenue S NW
Winter Haven, FL 33881
Free ConsultationBankruptcy and Foreclosure Defense
University of Miami School of Law
The Berlinsky Law Firm, PA, with offices in Haines City, Lakeland and Winter Haven, was founded by Stephen Berlinsky, who has been an attorney in Florida since 1969. Mr. Berlinsky has focused on many aspects of real estate law during his career. He worked for 3 years at a national title insurance company in Miami. He managed the closing department of Spieler & Associates, which handled over 400 closings a month throughout Florida. Mr. Berlinsky represented banks and mortgage companies for over 18 years and managed the foreclosure department of Broad and Cassel, a major state-wide...
Ricardo Alvarez
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Polk County, FL Attorney with 13 years experience
(863) 709-0808 5015 South Florida Avenue
Suite 403
Lakeland, FL 33813
Free ConsultationCriminal Defense, DUI & DWI, Insurance Claims and Nursing Home
University of Florida
Frederick John Reilly
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Polk County, FL Attorney with 33 years experience
(310) 927-3954 P. O. Box 2039
HAINES CITY, FL 33845
Administrative, Business and International
The London Schoool of Economics and Political Science and Cumberland School of Law, Samford University
People have problems. I have always viewed my role as an attorney and advocate from the same perspective - my job is to help people solve their problems. In that respect, trouble is my business. As a problem solver, I strive to reduce the client's risk and increase the likelihood of a successful outcome. As an advocate, I am ethically obligated to vigorously act in my client's best interests. Whenever possible, I provide clients with innovative, sound and flexible strategies for solving their legal problems. But I will be the first to tell you that many legal problems can't be...
Laurie Thrower Miles
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Polk County, FL Attorney with 23 years experience
(863) 226-6828 4305 Highland Park Blvd
LAKELAND, FL 33813
Free ConsultationPersonal Injury
Mercer University Walter F. George School of Law
I am a Board Certified workers' compensation attorney who has been representing injured workers for over 20 years. I have tried hundreds of cases through trial to secure the benefits to which my clients are legally entitled. I am a member of Florida Workers' Advocates and the William Wieland Inn of Court.
Nora Leto
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Polk County, FL Attorney with 37 years experience
(863) 299-1241 525 Avenue G, Northwest
WINTER HAVEN, FL 33881
Free ConsultationCivil Rights, Social Security Disability and Workers' Comp
Florida State University College of Law
Attorney Nora Leto is a civil trial attorney with approximately 31 years of legal experience, including approximately 17 years of experience with Social Security disability and workers’ compensation claims. Ms. Leto has prior professional legal experience working for Florida State Hospital Office of Patient Legal Services as a Staff Attorney and with Florida Rural Legal Services as a Farm Worker Advocate. She is also fluent in Spanish. Ms. Leto received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in English from Florida State University in 1978. She also received her Juris Doctor, or law degree, from Florida State University in 1981 and was admitted...
A. Renee Pobjecky
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Polk County, FL Lawyer with 18 years experience
(863) 294-0602 786 Avenue C SW
Winter Haven, FL 33880
Immigration
A. Renee Pobjecky is a partner in the law firm of Pobjecky & Pobjecky, LLP, in Winter Haven, Florida where she focuses her practice on a variety of immigration issues. She is a graduate of the University of Central Florida with a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Political Science and minors in English and Business Administration. In 2001, she received her juris doctorate from Baylor University School of Law. She is licensed to practice law in Florida and Texas. Mrs. Pobjecky is a member of the International Sections of the American Bar Association and Florida Bar. She is an...
Jennings Kemp Brinson
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Polk County, FL Attorney with 15 years experience
(407) 777-8541 Suite 244
Winter Haven , FL 33880
Free ConsultationBusiness, Employment and Probate
George Washington University - Virginia Campus
J. Kemp Brinson is a Partner at Bloodworth Law, PLLC, in Orlando, Florida, and Winter Haven, Florida. Kemp has practiced business litigation, trust litigation, probate litigation, and employment litigation since 2004.

Kemp is able to see legal issues as a plaintiff’s attorney and as a defendant’s attorney.

“I would describe it as perspective because I know what the other side is thinking,” Kemp said. And it’s most valuable in the settlement context because I know exactly what conversation is had if I’m on the plaintiff’s side or whether as the defendant’s attorney. I know what it’s going to take to...
Antoinette Peck
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Lee County, FL Lawyer with 14 years experience
(239) 344-1302 1715 Monroe Street
PO Box 280
Fort Myers, FL 33902
Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
University of St. Thomas, Minnesota School of Law

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