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.
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.
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.
Executive Project Manager
Larra Wallace proudly serves Douglas Law Firm as the Executive Project Manager, in which capacity she has the pleasure of planning and organizing events and special projects for the firm and the community. Larra brings 10 years of client service experience having worked for a national communications firm where she held managerial and training positions.
Amanda began her legal career in 2012 as a Circuit Court Clerk in Putnam County. She worked as a court clerk for 3 years before she moved to private practice as a paralegal. Amanda earned her associate degree in 2016 and then continued earning her bachelor’s degree in 2018.
Genesis graduated from Palatka High School with Summa Cum Laude honors and went on to earn her Associate Degree at St. John’s River State College as a first-generation college graduate. Upon the completion of her Associate's Degree, Genesis obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in legal studies from the University of Central Florida.
Samantha attended college at Webber International University and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Sports Business Management and Event Planning. While working at the Courthouse, she realized her passion for legal studies and went back to college to pursue a paralegal degree from Florida Gulf Coast University.
Suzie was born and raised in central Florida. She moved to Gainesville in 2010 to attend the University of Florida. She graduated with her Bachelor's degree in Animal Biology in 2013. After many years in the veterinary field, an opportunity arose to enter the legal field. Her passion for the legal field, and specifically family law, has grown and she enjoys every day as a paralegal.
Tammy Vining is a familiar face to our community and has been a resident of Putnam County for over 40 years. Tammy began her legal career with the Putnam County Clerk’s office in 1986 where she served in the civil and criminal divisions for nine years. Tammy then became Judicial Assistant to the Honorable Stephen L. Boyles...
Jackie Mrachek grew up in Connecticut and moved to Florida with her Family in 1980. Jackie joined the Douglas Law Firm in April 2019 as a Legal Receptionist. Prior to joining the Douglas Law Firm, she worked for the Walser Law Firm in Boca Raton for 12 years as an Administrative Assistant. Jackie has been married to her husband Brian for the past 20 years and they have two children. Jackie enjoys traveling, hiking and spending time with her family and friends.
"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.
The Florida legal limit for a driver’s blood alcohol concentration is .08. It can be difficult for a person to determine whether they have had too many drinks or enough to be legally considered intoxicated. Blood alcohol levels play a huge factor in determining if you are driving under the influence in Florida. A standard liquor drink contains one ounce of liquor, a glass of wine is five ounces, one beer equates to twelve ounces - for reference. The state can prove impairment by your blood alcohol level, but it should be noted that the State does not need to "prove" that you are drunk, just that alcohol has impaired your ability to drive and function properly.
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