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
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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
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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.
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.
With March being National Reading Awareness Month, News4Jax and Douglas Law Firm want to shine a spotlight on classrooms that have demonstrated a passion for reading. There is no question that literacy is an essential element to a child’s development and opens the door to a brighter future.
In the midst of a family law case, the children’s well-being and quality of life is the most important aspect of the legal matter in the court's eyes. While the parents are able to voice their arguments for custody agreements and child support payments, the judge will always rule in favor of the circumstances that will best support the children involved in the process. The ultimate goal is to ensure that the children have the same quality of life they had before the divorce and also ensure that their needs, both financially and emotionally, are met.
The recent surge in the coronavirus pandemic across the country has reminded all of us that a return to “normal” is far from imminent. The public health and economic crises caused by the pandemic have had many secondary effects, one of which is that we have all been reminded of our own mortality. For many people, this has sparked a renewed and urgent interest in estate planning, including creating, updating, and/or finalizing estate plans.
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