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  • Attorney

Location:

Destin, FL

Phone:

Fax:

850-650-9659

Email:

| Board Certified Specialist in Real Estate Law (Florida)
| 2020 Super Lawyers Rising Star

| Ward & Ketchersid, P.A.
| "Best Law Firm of the Emerald Coast" by Emerald Coast Magazine in 2017 and 2013
| "Finest Law Firm on the Emerald Coast" by Northwest Florida Daily News in 2016, 2015, 2014, and 2013

| Phone: (850) 837-5507
| Email: [email protected]
 
I have focused my practice on issues involving Real Estate Litigation, Transactions, and Government Relations since my career began and, as a result, each new year of practice pays dividends in the knowledge I gain to help future clients in those areas. In addition to that knowledge, I bring, to each project, (1) my extensive training in the law and business of real estate ventures received at the University of Miami's Masters of Laws (LL.M.) Program in Real Estate; (2) my negotiation and consensus-building skills obtained through my career and at the nationally-recognized dispute resolution program at the University of Missouri, School of Law; (3) my meticulous research habits originally sharpened during my time as a member of the Missouri Law Review; (4) my abilities in financial and policy analysis from my time majoring in Economics; (5) a deep personal creativity from my childhood (and continuing today) as a geek; and (6) my diverse internship and work experiences (from Small Firms and Judicial Internships to Large Firms and Gov’t Agencies) prior to practicing.

I take the time to understand my client's perspective and, perhaps more importantly, the perspective of those they find themselves negotiating or litigating with. By doing so, I often find solutions that serve the client in unexpected ways.

I am an Executive Council Member (an an appointed Committee Co-Vice Chair and as an elected At Large Member) of the Real Property Probate & Trust Law Section of the Florida Bar and actively attend and participate in various committees and subcommittees thereof including (alphabetically): (1) Condominium & Planned Development; (2) Construction Law Committee; (3) Real Property Litigation, (4) Real Property Problems Study, (5) Title Insurance & Industry Liaison (of which I am a Co-Vice Chair), and (6) Title Issues & Standards Committees. As a part of that work, I do my best to help to protect and advance the laws of Florida that involve real property. As a result of that work, I find myself better informed and equipped to secure my clients' rights in real property and avoid pitfalls related to their potential obligations related to real property.

Areas Of Practice

  • Real Estate Law 90%
  • Business Formation & Planning
  • Civil Litigation
  • Contracts and Transactions
  • Condominium & Homeowner Association Law
  • Construction Law & Litigation
  • Eminent Domain
  • Foreclosure and Alternatives
  • Land Use, Zoning, and Permitting
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Real Estate Finance

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Board Certified Specialist in Real Estate Law, The Florida Bar, Board of Legal Specialization

Bar Admissions

  • Missouri, 2009
  • Florida, 2010
  • Kansas, 2011

Education

  • University of Miami School of Law, Coral Gables, Florida
    • LL.M., Master of Laws - 05/2010
    • Major: LL.M. (Real Estate Law)
  • University of Missouri Columbia School of Law, Columbia, Missouri
    • Juris Doctorate - 05/2009
    • Honors: Missouri Law Review
    • Honors: CALI Award, Evidence
    • Honors: Dean's List
    • Honors: Certificate in Dispute Resolution
    • Honors: Alexander Martin Award
  • Missouri State University, Springfield, Missouri
    • B.S., Bachelor of Science - 2006
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Honors: Dean's List
    • Honors: Carnahan Economics Scholarship
    • Honors: Omicron Delta Epsilon Econimics Honors Fraternity
    • Honors: Phi Alpha Theta History Honors Fraternity
    • Major: Economics
    • Minor: English & History

Published Works

  • MO Post-Kelo Statutes: TIF/Eminent Domain "Good Faith Negotiation" Requirement, 74 Mo. L. Rev. 1083

Honors And Awards

  • Super Lawyers Rising Star

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Executive Council of the Real Property Probate & Trust Section of the Florida Bar, Executive Council Member, Present
  • Title Insurance & Industry Liason Committee, Real Property Probate & Trust Law Section of the Florida Bar, Co-Vice Chair & Committee Member, Present
  • Real Property Litigation Committee, Real Property Probate & Trust Section of the Florida Bar, Committee Member, Present
  • Real Property Problems Study Committee, Real Property Probate & Trust Section of the Florida Bar, Committee Member, Present
  • Title Issues & Standards Committee, Real Property Probate & Trust Section of the Florida Bar, Publications Liaison to ActionLine & Committee Member, Present
  • Construction Law Committee, Real Property Probate & Trust Section of the Florida Bar, Committee Member, Present
  • Real Property Probate & Trust Law Section of the Florida Bar Association, Active Member, Present
  • The Florida Bar, Member, Present
  • Kansas Bar Association, Member (Inactive), Present
  • Missouri Bar Association, Member, Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Cranford Legal, LLC, Sole Practitioner - Real Estate & Business Litigation & Transactions, 2011 to 2012
  • Schenewerk & Finkenbinder, LLC, Associate Attorney - Real Estate & Business Litigation & Transactions, 2011 to 2011
  • Holland & Knight, LLP, Intern - LL.M. Law Clerk - Real Estate, Land Use, & Environmental, 2010 to 2010
  • Brigham Moore, LLP, Intern - LL.M. Law Clerk - Eminent Domain Litigation, 2009 to 2009
  • Missouri Court of Appeals, Southern District, Intern - Chambers Intern to The Honorable Jeffrey Bates, 2008 to 2009
  • Missouri Attorney General's Office, Intern - J.D. Law Clerk - Civil & Criminal Fraud Litigation, 2008 to 2008
  • Turner, Reid, Duncan, Loomer & Patton, P.C., Intern - J.D. Law Clerk - Products Liability & Insurance Defense, 2007 to 2007
  • Neale & Newman, LLP, Staff, 2004 to 2006
  • Haden, Cowherd & Bullock, LLC, Staff, 2003 to 2004

Languages

  • English

Fraternities/Sororities

  • Omicron Delta Epsilon
  • Phi Alpha Theta