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
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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.
Helping others has always been Lex Taylor’s passion, and now as an attorney, Lex advocates for our clients. A native of Lakeland, Florida, Lex received a Bachelor of Arts in Economics with a minor in English from the University of Florida in 1998. Lex was highly involved at the University of Florida...
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.
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.
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.
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...
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Cortney Roberts was born and raised in Palatka, FL and graduated from St. Leo University magna cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in business management. After graduating college, Cortney was hired as the executive assistant to Jacksonville Jaguars owner, Shad Khan...
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.
A will is a legal document that transfers what you own to your beneficiaries upon your death. It also names an executor to carry out the terms of your will and a guardian for your minor children, if you have any. Your signature and those of two witnesses make your will authentic. Witnesses do not have to know what the will says, but they must be present when you sign it and you must be present to watch them witness it.
When it comes to our children, there is nothing we would not do to safeguard their future and ensure they are safe, healthy, and happy. Estate planning allows you to ensure your children that if something happens unexpectedly, they will be protected no matter what. Within the estate planning toolbox, there are two that will protect your children: the trust and guardianship documents. These documents will provide peace of mind for both you and your family.
Eminent domain sometimes referred to as condemnation, is the government power to take private property. Black’s Law Dictionary defines “eminent domain” as “the inherent power of a governmental entity to take privately owned property, especially land, and convert it to public use, subject to reasonable compensation for the taking.”
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