Destin Lawyers

Stephen G. Cobb
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Stephen G. Cobb
Destin, FL Lawyer with 32 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.
Christopher Paul Brannon
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Christopher Paul Brannon
Destin, FL Attorney with 16 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...
Thomas Shawn Lupella Esq.
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Thomas Shawn Lupella Esq.
Destin, FL Lawyer with 17 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...
Jeremy T. Cranford
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Jeremy T. Cranford
Destin, FL Attorney with 12 years of experience
(850) 502-3353 4458 Legendary Dr.
Suite 350
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 "Rising Star" Rating by Super Lawyers | AV Preeminent & Client Champion Ratings by Martindale-Hubbell | 10.0/10.0 "Superb" & "Top Attorney" Ratings by Avvo | Cranford Law, PL | Phone: (850) 502-3353 | Email: jtcranford@cranford.law 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 those areas. In addition to that knowledge, I bring, to each project, (1) my extensive training in the law and business...
Tim Michael Flaherty
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Tim Michael Flaherty
Destin, FL Attorney with 20 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 & Merrifield 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 & Merrifield 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 25 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...
Joshua Woolsey
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Joshua Woolsey
Destin, FL Lawyer
(850) 888-4529 34990 Emerald Coast Pwky
Suite 318
Destin, FL 32541
Free ConsultationPersonal Injury
Florida Coastal School of Law and University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Law
Joshua A. Woolsey was the former top Florida Prosecutor who has worked for Florida’s Governor in Tallahassee and the United States Congress in Washington, D.C. Josh has successfully handled thousands of criminal and civil matters, resulting in the recovery of millions of dollars for his clients. He has successfully tried over 100 civil and criminal trials, with a success rate of over 95%, including trial success in a $40 million dollar wrongful death claim. Mr. Woolsey has never lost a criminal defense, personal injury or wrongful death trial. Over the last few years alone, Mr. Woolsey has received in excess of...
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 & Merrifield Criminal Defense. 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 & Merrifield will not judge you. We will defend you. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to help...
Bruce Albert Haught
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Bruce Albert Haught
Destin, FL Lawyer with 28 years of experience
(850) 837-7021 35008 Emerald Coast Parkway, Suite 301
Destin, FL 32541
Free ConsultationSocial Security Disability
William J. 'West' Ritchie
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William J. "West" Ritchie
Destin, FL Lawyer with 31 years of experience
(850) 203-5405 4458 Legendary Dr
Suite 220
Destin, FL 32541
Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
Samford University
Mark Leonard Bonfanti
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Mark Leonard Bonfanti
Destin, FL Lawyer with 16 years of experience
(850) 213-0604 Hall, Arbery, Gilligan, Roberts, & Shanlever, LLP
1241 Airport Road
Destin, FL 32541
Florida State University College of Law
Rendi Katalinic
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Rendi Katalinic
Destin, FL Attorney with 20 years of experience
(850) 654-0892 254 Harbor Blvd. Suite 102
Destin, FL 32541
Criminal Defense, DUI & DWI and Domestic Violence
Michael Reldon Leininger
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Michael Reldon Leininger
Destin, FL Attorney with 19 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,...
Jeffrey Wayne Watson
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Jeffrey Wayne Watson
Destin, FL Lawyer with 39 years of experience
(850) 460-7760 225 Main Street
Suite 5
Destin, FL 32541
Administrative, Business, Collections and Military
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William Banton Price
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William Banton Price
Destin, FL Attorney with 15 years of experience
(850) 863-4064 4460 Legendary Dr
Destin, FL 32541
Business
The University of Alabama School of Law
Coy H. Browning
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Coy H. Browning
Fort Walton Beach, FL Lawyer with 19 years of experience
(850) 864-4384 418 Racetrack Rd NE
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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
Niceville, FL Lawyer with 9 years of experience
(850) 605-0672 701 E John Sims Pkwy
Unit 305
Niceville, FL 32578
Free ConsultationPersonal Injury
University of Oklahoma College of Law
Aaron Watson
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Aaron Watson
Fort Walton, FL Lawyer with 12 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
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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
Divorce and Family
Florida Coastal School of Law
Matthew J. Ausley and his team represent clients in Divorce, Custody, and Family Law. As Good Life Legal's 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 with a $10 million loan portfolio and over 800...
David L. Stevens
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David L. Stevens
Fort Walton Beach, FL Lawyer with 11 years of experience
(850) 304-7880 1992 Lewis Turner Blvd.
Suite 1070
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547
Free ConsultationMedical Malpractice
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...
Jennifer Hanson Copus
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Jennifer Hanson Copus
Fort Walton Beach, FL Attorney with 20 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....
Jeffery James Lathem
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Jeffery James Lathem
Fort Walton Beach, FL Attorney with 22 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...
Andrew Donald Wheeler
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Andrew Donald Wheeler
Miramar Beach, FL Lawyer with 18 years of experience
(850) 613-6923 495 Grand Blvd
Ste. 206
Miramar Beach, FL 32550
Divorce
At the Wheeler Firm, you’ll find an experienced legal team that is aggressive, knowledgeable and honest; a team who is proud of our reputation for treating every client with the dignity, respect, and attentiveness they deserve. Fighting for the rights of our clients through every step of the process, we strive for a speedy, thorough, and ironclad results that suit the long-term needs of each individual.

The Firm was founded by attorney Andrew D. Wheeler. Andrew has built a reputation as being a strong representative for his clients. Relentlessly pursuing the best possible outcome for each of his clients, he works...
Carol Lee Peake
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Carol Lee Peake
Daytona Beach, FL Lawyer with 17 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.
Hayward Dykes Jr.
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Hayward Dykes Jr.
Miramar Beach, FL Attorney with 19 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.
Joseph Lorenz
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Joseph Lorenz
Ft. Walton Beach, FL Attorney with 48 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.
Samuel Scott Critzer
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Samuel Scott Critzer
MIRAMAR BEACH, FL Lawyer with 28 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...
Daniel Charles O'Rourke
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Daniel Charles O'Rourke
Miramar Beach, FL Lawyer with 26 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...
Mark Scott Rubin
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Mark Scott Rubin
Fort Walton Beach, FL Lawyer with 27 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.
Jeffrey L. Burns
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Jeffrey L. Burns
Fort Walton Beach, FL Attorney
(850) 582-5765 305 Monahan Drive
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547
Arbitration & Mediation, Business, Landlord Tenant and Real Estate
Florida State University College of Law
Jeff founded Burns Firm in 2021 to serve hard-working individuals and small businesses needing legal services to start, grow, and protect their livelihoods and nest eggs. Jeff has experienced thousands of lawsuits as a former commercial litigator and former Circuit Court judge, and he can draw on this wealth of experience to assist his clients with their needs. Jeff concentrates his law practice on business law, real estate law, property law, water law, asset-protection law, and simple estate planning. Before he took the bench as a Circuit Court judge, Jeff concentrated on complex commercial litigation, local government representation, and appellate law....
Vincent Maxwell Bruner
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Vincent Maxwell Bruner
Fort Walton Beach, FL Lawyer with 7 years of 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
Robert Foster Boyette
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Robert Foster Boyette
Fort Walton Beach, FL Lawyer with 15 years of experience
(850) 344-1597 134 Eglin Pkwy NE
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548
Divorce and Family
Florida Coastal School of Law
Durward James Duplechin Esquire
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Durward James Duplechin Esquire
Niceville, FL Attorney with 24 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.


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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
Michael Vincent McGrail
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Michael Vincent McGrail
Fort Walton Beach, FL Attorney with 28 years of experience
(850) 244-0999 88 Eglin Parkway, NE
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548
Free ConsultationPersonal Injury and Workers' Comp
Donald Edward Witmyer
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Donald Edward Witmyer
Destin, FL Attorney with 25 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
Alison Etheredge Hand
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Alison Etheredge Hand
Miramar Beach, FL Lawyer with 22 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.
Michael Weinstock
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Michael Weinstock
NICEVILLE, FL Attorney
(850) 729-7770 795 E. John Sims Pkwy
NICEVILLE, FL 32578
Peter Loffler
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Peter Loffler
Fort Walton Beach, FL Lawyer with 30 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.
Toni L Craig
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Toni L Craig
Fort Walton Beach, FL Lawyer with 24 years of experience
(850) 243-6969 105 Lewis St
Ste 102
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547
Divorce, Family and Real Estate

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