Destin Lawyers

Jeremy T. Cranford
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Jeremy T. Cranford
Destin, FL Attorney with 11 years of 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
| Board Certified Specialist in Real Estate Law (Florida)
| 2020 Super Lawyers Rising Star

| Ward & Ketchersid, P.A.
| "Best Law Firm of the Emerald Coast" by Emerald Coast Magazine in 2017 and 2013
| "Finest Law Firm on the Emerald Coast" by Northwest Florida Daily News in 2016, 2015, 2014, and 2013

| Phone: (850) 837-5507
| Email: jcranford@flaattorney.com ?

I have focused my practice on issues involving Real Estate Litigation, Transactions, 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...
Christopher Paul Brannon
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Christopher Paul Brannon
Destin, FL Attorney with 15 years of experience
(850) 842-2573 Furling Lane, Apt. 214
Destin, FL 32541
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...
Stephen G. Cobb
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Stephen G. Cobb
Destin, FL Lawyer with 31 years of experience
(850) 423-0035 225 Main Street
Suite 7-G
Destin, FL 32540
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.
Tim Michael Flaherty
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Tim Michael Flaherty
Destin, FL Attorney with 19 years of experience
(850) 460-7470 1008 Airport Rd
Suite B
Destin, FL 32541
Free ConsultationCriminal Defense, DUI & DWI, Domestic Violence and Juvenile
Southern Illinois University School of Law
My name is Tim Flaherty. I am a Fort Walton Beach criminal defense attorney. Since I passed the Bar in 2001, I have dedicated 100% of my practice to criminal defense. No matter what you are accused of, Flaherty Defense Firm will not judge you. We will defend you.

We will fight for the best possible result in your case, and we will also do everything we can to minimize your stress. If you entrust Flaherty Defense Firm with your case, you will be treated with compassion and respect as you go through this crisis.

We are available 24 hours...
Joseph Anthony Zarzaur
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Joseph Anthony Zarzaur
Destin, FL Lawyer with 24 years of 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...
Thomas Shawn Lupella Esq.
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Thomas Shawn Lupella Esq.
Destin, FL Lawyer with 16 years of experience
(850) 424-5240 3997 Commons Drive West, Suite I
Destin, FL 32541
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...
Matthew Nowicki
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Matthew Nowicki
Destin, FL Lawyer with 6 years of experience
(850) 837-5507 1241 Airport Road
Suite H
Destin, FL 32541
Business, Construction, Landlord Tenant and Real Estate
Valparaiso University School of Law
Matthew is a dedicated and seasoned litigator. He has a great deal of experience trying cases throughout all phases of litigation in both state and federal court.

Matthew earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan. As a student, his work in his community taught him the importance of advocacy for those who need a voice and who may be otherwise be heard. It was the lessons he learned at Michigan that led him to the practice of law.

While earning his law degree from Valparaiso University School of Law, Matthew focused intensively on advocacy as a member of the International...
Brandy L. Merrifield
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Brandy L. Merrifield
Destin, FL Attorney
(850) 460-7470 1008 Airport Rd
Suite B
Destin, FL 32541
Free ConsultationCriminal Defense, DUI & DWI, Domestic Violence and Juvenile
Thomas Goode Jones School of Law, Faulkner University
My name is Brandy Merrifield. I am a criminal defense attorney and partner at Flaherty Defense Firm. We serve Fort Walton Beach, Crestview, Destin, and all of Northwest Florida. I devote 100% of my practice to criminal defense. With my background in psychology, I bring a unique perspective to the resolution of criminal cases. My objective in all of my cases is aggressive defense coupled with compassion and understanding.

No matter what you are accused of, Flaherty Defense Firm will not judge you. We will defend you.

We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to help you. Call...
Mark Leonard Bonfanti
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Mark Leonard Bonfanti
Destin, FL Lawyer with 15 years of experience
(850) 213-0604 Hall, Arbery, Gilligan, Roberts, & Shanlever, LLP
1241 Airport Road
Destin, FL 32541
Florida State University College of Law
Michael Reldon Leininger
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Michael Reldon Leininger
Destin, FL Attorney with 18 years of 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,...
William J. 'West' Ritchie
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William J. "West" Ritchie
Destin, FL Lawyer with 30 years of experience
(850) 203-5405 4458 Legendary Dr
Suite 220
Destin, FL 32541
Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
Samford University
Rendi Katalinic
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Rendi Katalinic
Destin, FL Attorney with 19 years of experience
(850) 654-0892 254 Harbor Blvd. Suite 102
Destin, FL 32541
Criminal Defense, DUI & DWI and Domestic Violence
Robert Foster Boyette
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Robert Foster Boyette
Destin, FL Lawyer with 14 years of experience
(850) 203-5405 4458 Legendary Dr
Suite 220
Destin, FL 32541
Divorce and Family
Florida Coastal School of Law
William Banton Price
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William Banton Price
Destin, FL Attorney with 14 years of experience
(850) 863-4064 4460 Legendary Dr
Destin, FL 32541
Business
The University of Alabama School of Law
Jeffrey Wayne Watson
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Jeffrey Wayne Watson
Destin, FL Lawyer with 38 years of experience
(850) 460-7760 225 Main Street
Suite 5
Destin, FL 32541
Administrative, Business, Collections and Military
and Cumberland School of Law, Samford University
Aaron Watson
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Aaron Watson
Fort Walton, FL Lawyer with 11 years of 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
Florida Bar...
Jennifer Hanson Copus
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Jennifer Hanson Copus
Fort Walton Beach, FL Attorney with 19 years of experience
(850) 609-1433 25 Walter Martin Road
Suite 200
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548
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....
Matthew J Ausley
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Matthew J Ausley
Fort Walton Beach, FL Attorney
(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 and his team represent clients in litigation related to:
collections,
business,
real estate,
landlord issues,
divorce & custody, and
family law.

As Good Life Legal Services' founder, Matt brings nearly two decades of business experience to the team, and employs a common-sense, business-like attitude in his law practice. Matt has helped hundreds of clients to solve their legal issues and get back to living the Good Life.

As an entrepreneur, Matt has owned and managed three businesses; a pressure washing company, a collection agency, and now the law firm.

Matt’s career started as a manager of a finance company branch...
Coy H. Browning
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Coy H. Browning
Fort Walton Beach, FL Lawyer with 18 years of 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...
Drew Bruner
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Drew Bruner
Fort Walton Beach, FL Lawyer with 8 years of experience
(800) 278-6371 110 Eglin Pkwy SE
Fort Walton Beach, FL 3548
Free ConsultationPersonal Injury
University of Oklahoma College of Law
Carol Lee Peake
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Carol Lee Peake
Daytona Beach, FL Lawyer with 16 years of 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.
Samuel Scott Critzer
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Samuel Scott Critzer
MIRAMAR BEACH, FL Lawyer with 27 years of 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...
Jeffery James Lathem
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Jeffery James Lathem
Fort Walton Beach, FL Attorney with 21 years of 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...
Vincent Maxwell Bruner
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Vincent Maxwell Bruner
Fort Walton Beach, FL Lawyer with 6 years of experience
(800) 278-6371 110 Eglin Parkway SE
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548
Free ConsultationUniversity of Tulsa College of Law
Mark Scott Rubin
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Mark Scott Rubin
Fort Walton Beach, FL Lawyer with 26 years of 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.
Hayward Dykes Jr.
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Hayward Dykes Jr.
Miramar Beach, FL Attorney with 18 years of 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.
Durward James Duplechin Esquire
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Durward James Duplechin Esquire
Niceville, FL Attorney with 23 years of 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.


Military Service: United States Air Force

Joseph Lorenz
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Joseph Lorenz
Ft. Walton Beach, FL Attorney with 47 years of 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.
Daniel Charles O'Rourke
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Daniel Charles O'Rourke
Miramar Beach, FL Lawyer with 25 years of 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...
Christopher Melendez
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Christopher Melendez
Destin, FL Attorney
(850) 203-5405 4458 Legendary Dr
Suite 220
Destin, FL 32541
Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
Florida Coastal School of Law
Donald Edward Witmyer
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Donald Edward Witmyer
Destin, FL Attorney with 24 years of experience
(850) 543-1864 4399 Commons Drive East, Suite 300
Destin, FL 32578
Criminal Defense, Family and Military
Widener University School of Law
Peter Loffler
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Peter Loffler
Fort Walton Beach, FL Lawyer with 29 years of 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.
Kimberly Cole
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Kimberly Cole
Niceville, FL Attorney
1173 E John Sims Pkwy
Niceville, FL 32578
Alison Etheredge Hand
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Alison Etheredge Hand
Miramar Beach, FL Lawyer with 21 years of 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.
Toni L Craig
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Toni L Craig
Fort Walton Beach, FL Lawyer with 23 years of experience
(850) 243-6969 105 Lewis St
Ste 102
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547
Divorce, Family and Real Estate
Mr Erich Mathes Niederlehner
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Mr Erich Mathes Niederlehner
Fort Walton Beach, FL Lawyer with 19 years of experience
(888) 462-7653 217 Miracle Strip Parkway
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548
Bankruptcy and Estate Planning
Michael Weinstock
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Michael Weinstock
NICEVILLE, FL Attorney
(850) 729-7770 795 E. John Sims Pkwy
NICEVILLE, FL 32578
Casey P. Waterhouse
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Casey P. Waterhouse
Shalimar, FL Lawyer
(850) 424-1651 51 3rd Street, Building 8
Shalimar, FL 32579
Andy Wayne Williamson
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(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...
Stephen Joseph Ryan
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Stephen Joseph Ryan
Fort Walton Beach, FL Attorney with 25 years of experience
(850) 864-1951 436 Green Acres Road
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547
Free ConsultationBankruptcy, Criminal Defense, DUI & DWI and Domestic Violence
Florida State University College of Law
Stephen “Steve” Joseph Ryan was born in the Bronx, where his mother worked as a nurse and his father was an officer with the New York Police Department. In the early ’90s, Steve moved to Tallahassee, Florida to continue his studies at Florida State University’s College of Law, where he met fellow law student and his future law partner, Shawn Risen. In 1995, Steve graduated with honors and received a Juris Doctorate, and one year later, Steve and Shawn Risen established Risen & Ryan, Attorneys at Law.

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