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OUR LAW FIRM IS COMMITTED TO YOU, YOUR FAMILY AND YOUR BUSINESS

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.

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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
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Securing Your Future with Estate Planning

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.

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Our law firm has the resources and experience to meet all of your legal needs. We take on a variety of matters, including:

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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.

Charles T. Douglas Jr.

Managing Partner

800-705-5457

charlie@dhclawyers.com

Charlie Douglas was born and raised in Palatka, Florida. After graduating valedictorian of his high school class, Charlie attended the University Of Florida Warrington College Of Business...


Jeremiah Blocker

Partner

800-705-5457

Jeremiah@dhclawyers.com

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.


Jason Odom

Partner

800-705-5457

Jason@dhclawyers.com

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 . . .


Jacob McCrea

Partner

800-705-5457

Jacob@dhclawyers.com

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) . . .


Christopher LoBianco

Partner

800-705-5457

chris@dhclawyers.com

After spending his early childhood on Long Island, New York, Mr. LoBianco moved to Hernando County, Florida with his loving parents and two younger siblings. Upon graduating high school...


R. Kevin Sharbaugh

Attorney

800-705-5457

Kevin@DHClawyers.com

Kevin practices law throughout Florida covering a broad range of legal areas. His primary focus areas at Douglas Law Firm are probate and estate planning.


Emily Williams

Attorney

800-705-5457

ewilliams@dhclawyers.com

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 Preston Steinmetz

Attorney

800-705-5457

John@DHClawyers.com

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 G. Peacock

Attorney

800-705-5457

morgan@dhclawyers.com

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 Marvin

Attorney

800-705-5457

Cindy@dhclawyers.com

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.



Cindy Curtis

Practice Manager

800-705-5457

Cindy has been a long-time resident of Putnam County, Florida.  As Practice Manager of Douglas Law Firm, Cindy oversees the daily operations of the firm including, office management, managing accounts payable/receivable, and general administrative duties. 


Amanda Hutchinson

Paralegal

800-705-5457

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.


Ashley Darby

Paralegal

800-705-5457

Ashley is a life-long resident of Putnam County. Ashley started her legal career early on at just age 16. What Ashley thought would be an after-school job turned into the only career path she has ever known...


Emily Guthrie

Legal Assistant

800-705-5457

Emily was born and raised in Putnam County. After starting a family, she decided to pursue a career in the legal field.  Emily has ten years of experience working with attorneys in personal injury and family law. 


Genesis La-Boissiere

Paralegal

800-705-5457

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.


Julia Reed

Paralegal

800-705-5457

Julia joined Douglas Law Firm in March of 2020. Julia has prior knowledge and experience in many areas of law including family law, civil litigation, probate, estate planning, and real estate matters.


Samantha Simmons

Paralegal

800-705-5457

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 Baker

Paralegal

800-705-5457

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

Paralegal

800-705-5457

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...


Kristen Gresham

Legal Receptionist

800-705-5457

Kristen Gresham is the warm and welcoming point of contact and the first face that greets you when walking into our Firm. She has a positive attitude and is always willing to assist clients and team members with any questions or concerns.


Larra Wallace

Executive Project Manager

800-705-5457

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. 


Jackie Mrachek

Legal Receptionist

800-705-5457

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.


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Douglas Law Firm

Palatka Office

117 N. 2nd Street,
Palatka, FL 32177

Tel: 386-530-2955
Toll Free: 800-705-5457
Fax: 386-385-5914

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St Augustine Office

100 Southpark Blvd, Suite 414
St Augustine, FL 32086

Tel: 904-671-8395
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Jacksonville Office

6100 Greenland Road, Unit #603,
Jacksonville, FL 32258

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309 Kingsley Lake Dr., Suite 904,
St. Augustine, FL 32092

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