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Jacksonville & St. Augustine Bankruptcy & Criminal Defense Lawyers

Jacksonville Bankruptcy & St. Augustine Criminal Defense

Protecting What Matters Most to You

Albaugh Law Firm consists of a group of experienced attorneys who are committed to aggressively protecting what matters most to you—your freedom, your family, your finances, and your future. Whether you are facing misdemeanor or felony charges; are contemplating a divorce or other family law issue; are considering bankruptcy; or are facing foreclosure, our skilled and passionate Jacksonville bankruptcy & St. Augustine criminal lawyers are here to help and protect you. From our offices in St. Augustine and Jacksonville, we serve clients throughout Florida’s First Coast region.

Seasoned Trial Lawyers Ready to Go to Bat for You

Each of the Jacksonville & St. Augustine lawyers at the Albaugh Law Firm is a former prosecutor and experienced trial attorney. They are familiar with both sides of the courtroom and can tailor your representation accordingly. Our team is ready to go toe-to-toe with prosecutors, banks, insurance companies, big corporations, defense lawyers, and any other party, big or small. We have fought for our clients at the negotiation table and in the courtroom across a wide variety of practices, protecting their finances, their rights, their families, and their freedom.

Our Jacksonville & St. Augustine lawyers have successfully litigated thousands of cases in the following areas:

  • Criminal Defense
  • Family Law
  • Consumer Protection / Bankruptcy
  • Personal Injury

View our excellent case results to see what we have been able to accomplish for our clients and what we could do for you. Discuss your legal options with a member of our team as soon as possible to ensure that you have the best possible chance of a successful outcome.

Reasons to Choose Albaugh Law Firm

If you have a criminal or civil legal matter in St. Augustine or Jacksonville, the dedicated and effective trial lawyers at Albaugh Law Firm are ready to hear your case. We have helped thousands of clients find recovery and relief over our decades of dedicated service to northern Florida. At Albaugh Law Firm, you get the benefit of:

  • Free initial case consultation
  • 70+ years of combined experience
  • Outstanding reviews on Avvo and Google
  • Former prosecutors with extensive trial experience
  • Seasoned litigators handling even the most complex cases

The Jacksonville bankruptcy & St. Augustine criminal lawyers at Albaugh Law Firm share more than seven decades of combined legal experience. Thanks to our dedication to our practice and our genuine concern for each client’s wellbeing, we have continued to receive glowing testimonials from satisfied clients.

Criminal Defense

Our St. Augustine criminal lawyers have a strong record of success when it comes to defending clients in the courtroom. We know how to get charges reduced, dropped, or dismissed, or get clients acquitted. We represent clients facing all misdemeanor and felony charges, including:

  • Assault
  • Battery
  • Drug crimes
  • Juvenile crimes
  • Sex crimes
  • and more…

Family Law

Whether you need to protect your rights as a parent or separate from your spouse, our attorneys are ready to protect your rights. We know the law, we know the courts, and we know what arguments and evidence work. Approach us today if you need legal representation for:

  • Adoption
  • Alimony
  • Child custody
  • Child support
  • Divorce
  • and more…

Bankruptcy and Debt Relief

If you are facing mountains of debt and do not know where to turn, Albaugh Law Firm is here to help. We can help you find financial relief from debt or protect your consumer rights against aggressive debt collections or unjust foreclosure. Our Jacksonville bankruptcy lawyers handle debt relief matters including, but not limited to:

  • Chapter 7 bankruptcy
  • Chapter 13 bankruptcy
  • Foreclosure defense
  • Loan modifications
  • Repossessions
  • Creditor harassment
  • and more…

Personal Injury

Have you been injured in an accident in Jacksonville or St. Augustine? Was someone you care about hurt by someone else’s negligence in northern Florida? Albaugh Law Firm can help you fight for the compensation that you deserve for:

  • Car Accidents
  • Dog bites
  • Medical malpractice
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Nursing home abuse
  • and more…

Get Trusted Advice and Representation in St. Augustine or Jacksonville Today

The dedicated Jacksonville bankruptcy & St. Augustine criminal lawyers at Albaugh Law Firm are prepared to provide the solid legal protection that you need. When you choose to work with us, your attorney will fight tirelessly to protect your rights, your freedom, your finances, your family, and your future. We will be with you every step of the way, and we will not back down until you get the results you deserve. Reach out to our Florida litigation lawyers to schedule your complimentary case evaluation.

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Stars “Professionalism, Responsive and Value”

The best attorney Mrs. Cheryl McRae helped me out a lot she got my case dropped which was a felony and she did get my case dropped due to COVID-19... Read More

- Mike
Stars “Honest, Straight Forward and Professional”

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Stars “Top Notch Representation”

I was lucky enough to have Tom Walker representing me when I found myself thrown into a devastating and extremely complicated family law matter. Tom was patient and understanding from the very beginning. I could tell he was genuine and truly cared about the ...Read More

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Mary was my first contact and she was so helpful when I called, Bill was calling me back within 10 minutes. He heard my case and took me on and put my life back in place. Thank you. I will always recommend to anyone in need of a lawyer for anything ... Read More

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Stars “Firm, fair, knowledgeable”

We hired Tom before he was with the firm he is now. We went over what needed done, he quoted us a more than fair price and did above & beyond what he agreed to for just that. We ran in to snags because of opposing party dragging her feet, but Tom was 1 step ahead ...Read More

- Jeff St. Augustine, FL
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A TEAM WITH MORE THAN 70 Years of Experience Combined
Ryan Albaugh
Cheryl A. McCray
Thomas F. Walker
Ryan Albaugh
Ryan M. Albaugh, ESQ.

Attorney Ryan M. Albaugh has been named one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers. His practice includes litigation related to criminal defense, foreclosure defense, bankruptcy, family faw, and injury cases. With over 15 years of experience, Ryan has handled thousands of cases, including over 50 jury trials. Ryan’s experience as a litigator provides him with the knowledge necessary to protect his clients and fight for what is right.

Ryan has practiced law since 1999. He received his undergraduate education from the University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa and his law degree from Golden Gate University School of Law, San Francisco, California. He was admitted into the California Bar in 1999 and the Florida Bar in 2005. Following tenures as a criminal prosecutor and private trial attorney, he established The Albaugh Law Firm in St. Augustine, Florida.

Cheryl A. McCray, ESQ.

Cheryl A. McCray began her pursuit toward becoming an attorney after she graduated summa cum laude from Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia. She earned her juris doctor degree from Duquesne University in Pittsburg in 1984 and was admitted to the West Virginia Bar shortly after. Cheryl then gained entrance into the Ohio Bar in 1985 and the Florida Bar in 2002.

Since 1984, Cheryl has focused her efforts on Family Law and Criminal Defense. She started her career representing Family Law and Personal Injury clients at various law firms. She then opened her own practice and handled a majority of Family Law Cases. With over 26 years of experience, there is no doubt that Cheryl is a respected and knowledgeable attorney.

Thomas F. Walker ESQ.

Thomas F. Walker began his career in Boca Raton, Florida in 2006. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of South Florida and his law degree from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale Florida. After meeting his Jacksonville-native wife, Tom relocated to the area and joined a large personal injury law firm handling Personal Injury, Civil Litigation, Criminal Defense and Family Law cases. Tom later worked in private practice handling Family, Criminal and Personal Injury cases in Nassau, Duval, Clay and St. John’s counties. Tom built an excellent reputation in the local legal community and in 2015 Tom was offered and accepted a position with Albaugh Law Firm where he will be focusing in Family Law, Criminal Defense and Personal Injury Law.

Tom has handled thousands of cases for clients over the span of his decade-long legal career. He has experienced most potential legal issues that may arise in Family, Criminal or Personal Injury cases.

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