(Including Okaloosa, Walton, Bay, Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties)
Pleat, Perry and Ritchie has established itself as one of the leading full service and trial law firms in the Florida Panhandle (voted in the top destinations 2010 by Frommer's). Our attorneys have over 120 combined years of experience handling a variety of legal matters and complex litigation.
Some key areas we work in are:
- Litigation (Civil Trials and Appeals)
- Personal Injury (Auto Accidents, Wrongful Death & Slip & Falls)
Minors in Possession charges/DUI/Misdemeanors/felony defense
Our firm provides experienced criminal defense for minor in possession charges (MIP), misdemeanors, DUI, possession of pot less than 20, disorderly intox and felony charges. If you find yourself in need of legal representation as a result of an arrest and whether a local or visiting/vacationing from out of the area, we can help.
- Insurance Claims and Litigation (Commercial Property and Personal Claims)
- Rain, Wind and Flood Claims
- Criminal Defense (DUI, DWI, Felonies & Misdemeanors, Violation of Probation)
- Business and Corporate Law (Litigation, LLC's & Incorporations, Bank Representation, Insurance Defense)
- Real Estate (Foreclosure Litigation and Defense, Closings, Escrow, Contracts, Disputes, Developments, 1031's & Title Issues)
- Association Law (Condominiums, Homeowners, Foreclosures, Collections, General Counsel)
- Divorce and Family Law (Divorce, Child Custody, Modifications, Prenuptial & Postnuptial Agreements)
- Bankruptcy (We handle debtor chapter 7 and creditor chapters 7, 11 and 13 [including adversary proceedings]
- Hurricane damage insurance claims condominiums/commercial/residential
- Collection (All Aspects of Debtor and Creditor Representation) / Banking Law
- Elder Law (Medicaid qualified long term care entitlement, qualified income trusts, personal service agreements)
- Estate Planning, Wills and Trusts (Wills, Trusts, Living Wills, Credit Shelter, Powers of Attorney, Estate Tax, Gift Tax)
- Guardianship (Minors, Physically or Mentally incapacitated, Elisors and Guardian Ad Litems)
- Military Law
- Probate and Trust Administration (Executors, Administrators, Trustees, Beneficiaries, Will Contest, Summary Administrations)
- Land Use, Planning and Zoning (Variances, Special Exemptions, Conditional Uses, Code Enforcement before Local Agencies)
- Local Government Law (General and Special Counsel, Advising/Representing Commissions, Boards and Redevelopment Agencies)
- Labor Law & Employment Law (Client Counseling to prevent Litigation, Employment Training, Employee Handbook Review)
- Mediation / Arbitration Services
- State Government Relations
Come by our offices in Destin, Florida, Navarre, Florida or Rosemary Beach, and our personal injury lawyers, real estate lawyers, criminal defense-DUI lawyers, association attorneys, commercial and bankruptcy lawyers can speak with you about your legal issues. We offer free initial consultations for personal injury, criminal defense and bankruptcy matters.
Our firm has a strong bond with Destin and the surrounding communities, including Fort Walton Beach, 30A South Walton, Panama City, Pensacola, Santa Rosa Beach, Niceville, Crestview, Navarre and Freeport. We serve as counsel to a number of local businesses and have a strong commitment to many charitable organizations. See our Firm Overview for more information or contact us to speak with a lawyer right now.
Small Law Firm with the Credentials of a Large Firm
Pleat, Perry & Ritchie is not a large, intimidating law firm. Our attorneys devote themselves to each client and always make sure the client is comfortable with the actions we take as lawyers on their behalf. However, we have the credentials one would expect from a large legal firm. Our experienced trial lawyers graduated from prestigious institutions and have tremendous experience in large-scale cases. Be assured that we make sure clients with smaller cases going through divorces, criminal charges or personal hardships are treated with the same attention and urgency of large cases. Our Destin divorce, litigation, bankruptcy and real estate lawyers and staff ensure that your phone calls and contacts are responded to in a prompt manner.
Dealing with difficult, personal and emotional matters is not something we take lightly. Pleat, Perry & Ritchie attorneys will always keep you informed and be sure you are comfortable with the process involved. Our Destin lawyers will take the time to understand your case and make sure you don't feel lost in the legal system. Our lawyers strive to provide timely responses and effective communication to all of our Northwest Florida clients.
We want to be your local Destin, Walton County legal connection. Please contact our attorneys to set up a consultation regarding your case.
You have no obligation with our free initial consultations in personal injury and criminal defense or bankruptcy cases. All personal injury work is done on contingency, charging no attorneys fees or costs until a financial recovery is made. Our reputation has been built on providing the best counsel to individuals and companies across the panhandle of Florida. Make us your choice; we will stand behind you.
From our law offices in Destin, Florida, the lawyers of Pleat, Perry & Ritchie have helped clients from across the United States. Many clients come from the Florida panhandle, including Fort Walton Beach, Panama City, Pensacola, Santa Rosa Beach, 30A South Walton, Rosemary Beach, Niceville, Navarre, Crestview, Freeport, and other locations in Okaloosa County, Walton County, Escambia County, Santa Rosa County, and Bay County. Our Destin personal injury lawyers, Destin bankruptcy lawyers, Destin real estate lawyers, Destin family law lawyers and Destin litigation lawyers are available for cases throughout the Emerald Coast of Florida.