At Douglas Law Firm, there is one constant: an unwavering commitment to our clients. Our clients are more than file numbers. Every one of our clients has unique needs, and we work diligently with competence and compassion to meet these needs. When you work with our law firm, know that we will always strive to accomplish your goals and surpass your expectations.
We are honored when individuals, families, and businesses place their trust in our law firm. By building strong attorney-client relationships, we have been fortunate to help multiple generations resolve their legal issues. With offices in Palatka, Jacksonville, and St. Augustine, we serve clients throughout Putnam County, Clay County, St. Johns County, Duval County, and Flagler County.View more about us
I highly recommend Attorney Charlie Douglas. His integrity, wise council, highly ethical practices and professionalism were imperative to developing our Family Trust and Corporate Review. I recommend Charlie Douglas and his firm to anyone needing legal counsel.- Gary Jones
Mr. LoBianco, I thank you for all you have done on my behalf. Your in depth knowledge and experience has been truly beneficial to me. I am 100% satisfied with the service you have provided.- Michael Age
Chris was smart and sharp. I think I was blessed to have him for my attorney. Chris did a great job and I will recommend him for all my friends.- Robert Millican
Professional and confident is the vibe from Chris Lobiannco.- Marianne Speas
I'm definitely partial to one particular attorney, Chris LoBianco...not only is he a great attorney, he's a great person and quite funny too.- Kimberley Kennett
Excellent service.- Ralph Trembly
I would like to take a moment to thank my attorney Mr. Christopher LoBianco. Your experience, in depth knowledge and communication skills were second to none.- Michael
Our estate planning lawyers help clients prepare for the future by making certain decisions ahead of time about medical care and the distribution of assets in the event of the person’s death. That allows clients to enjoy their golden years with the confidence that comes with knowing that a plan is in place.
We help clients navigate the probate process in the event of a loved one’s death and to plan their own estates in a way that can be helpful to avoid probate altogether. Our attorneys also use health care directives, living wills and health care surrogates ensure that clients’ wishes are carried out.
Our law firm has the resources and experience to meet all of your legal needs. We take on a variety of matters, including:
Our attorneys have extensive legal experience, which is vital to our ability to serve our clients. More than anything, we believe there is no substitute for taking the time necessary to understand our clients' needs. We will give you the time and attention you need to give you the best chance to achieve a successful outcome.
Jeremiah attended law school in Jacksonville, Florida, and graduated from the Florida Coastal School of Law. After passing the Florida Bar, Jeremiah continued his legal studies at the University of Miami School of Law in Coral Gables, earning a Master of Law in Real Property Development. As a veteran, Jeremiah served as an Army officer for over 13 years, both on active duty and in the reserves.
Originally from South Carolina, Jason joined the SC Army National Guard as a military policeman directly out of high school. While in the Army, he served at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba as a prison guard at Camp Delta, and received multiple commendations . . .
Before joining Douglas Law Firm, Jacob was a partner in the North Florida Lawyers firm. While a partner, he handled a variety of case types. He continued to heavily practice in the area of criminal law where he handled cases from first-degree murder to Driving Under the Influence (DUI) . . .
Ms. Williams attended law school at Samford University, Cumberland School of Law, where she received the Scholar of Merit awards for Constitutional Law, Employment Law, and Civil Procedure. Ms. Williams moved to Florida in 2009 and after passing the Florida State Bar, she began to focus primarily on personal injury and family law, which are currently her sole practice areas.
John “JP” Steinmetz studied at Florida State University. While there, he earned a bachelor of science in interdisciplinary social sciences with a focus on both land use & zoning and emergency management, becoming a FEMA certified Emergency Manager through his studies. JP worked in the state legislature during his tenure at FSU, gaining knowledge in government processes and political advocacy.
After law school, Carol worked for the Office of the Attorney General in Tallahassee for over twenty-one years in the Child Support Enforcement Bureau and represented the Department of Revenue in court proceedings. Carol was ultimately promoted to the position of Senior Assistant Attorney General before moving to Palatka to work for the Douglas Law Firm, where her main practice areas are family law and administrative law.
Morgan attended law school as a Vicennial Scholar at Florida Coastal School of Law and obtained her Juris Doctorate degree. During school, Ms. Peacock served as the Research and Writing Editor of Florida Coastal Law Review, as a Pro-Bono Student Director, and as President of the Family Law Society, and President of the Women Law Students’ Association.
Cliff Baker joins the Douglas Law Firm team with more than forty years’ experience in the engineering and construction business as a lawyer, construction contractor, owner’s representative, professional engineer, and U.S. government contracting officer.
Cindy is a graduate of Palatka High School and the seventh generation of a Putnam County family. After graduating as Palatka’s first National Merit Scholar, Cindy attended St. Johns River Community College and obtained her B.A. with honors and her J.D. from the University of Florida. Cindy was admitted to the Florida Bar in 1979.
If John goes to Title Company A and signs a Deed conveying his property to Buyer 1 at 9:00 am (and gets his check); then John goes to Title Company B and signs a Deed conveying the SAME property to Buyer 2 at 10:00 am (and gets another check); then at 11:00 am Title Company A records the Deed to Buyer 1; then at 12:00 pm Title Company B records the Deed to Buyer 2 . . . We know John is a crook; but . . . when the dust settles — who owns the property? Buyer 1 or Buyer 2?
"Palatka has seen the lowest of the lows and the highest of the highs... After a hiatus of the last 10 years - change is coming to Palatka." ~ Charlie Douglas, owner of Douglas Law Firm and the 100 Block Building.
While asset protection includes safeguarding your finances in the event of a foreclosure, bankruptcy filing, or civil lawsuit, it also entails placing your assets in the proper legal format so as to avoid hefty estate taxes and protect your heirs from having to pay exorbitant inheritance taxes. A proper estate plan takes into account the disposition of your assets upon your death and has as its goal the protection of your assets against devaluation by the estate and inheritance taxes, as well as protecting your assets against creditors.
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