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In St. Augustine, Albaugh Law Firm is your source for legal advice and representation. Our attorneys excel in areas of the law which impact your life the most immediately and intimately: criminal defense, family law, bankruptcy, and personal injury. Call our St. Augustine criminal & family lawyers for a free, confidential consultation regarding your legal matter. We’ll take the time to understand your needs and concerns and craft a solution to help you reach your goals.

Personal Service in St. Augustine – Helping People in Their Time of Need

Clients of Albaugh Law Firm appreciate the high level of communication and personal attention they receive from the attorneys and staff at the firm. From your first meeting to the conclusion of your case, we strive to keep you informed and updated and to always be accessible to you when you have a question, concern or new information to provide. We view our clients as valued members of our team and know that involving you in your representation is key to getting good results. The personal service we give and the results we get, combined with a commitment to professionalism and efficiency in everything we do, are just some of the reasons our clients recommend us to their friends, family and co-workers. The word-of-mouth referrals we get let us know we are doing something right. Call Albaugh Law Firm in St. Augustine for help in any of the following legal areas.

Criminal Defense

Getting arrested and charged with a crime is a scary and intimidating experience at every turn, from being handcuffed and taken to jail, to appearing before a judge, to being questioned by police and district attorneys. With an experienced defense lawyer on your side, you don’t need to feel scared or intimidated. We explain the process to you so you know what to expect, and we provide strong, forceful advocacy on your behalf at every stage. Our St. Augustine criminal lawyers are former prosecutors with years of experience on both sides of the courtroom. We know Florida criminal law inside and out and are intimately familiar with the procedures in the courts of St. Johns County. Our lawyers handle the full range of felony and misdemeanor defense in St. Augustine, including assault, DUI, drug crimes, sex offenses, theft offenses and white-collar crime. If you’ve been charged with a criminal offense in St. Augustine, Albaugh Law Firm is the place to turn for practical advice and strategic representation tailored to achieve the best result in your particular situation.

Family Law

Family law matters hit close to home. A divorce does more than just dissolve a marriage; it decides issues such as child custody (parenting and timesharing) and visitation, alimony, and child support – matters that continue to impact the family for years to come. It’s essential to get these matters decided right the first time, whether through a negotiated agreement, mediation, or litigation in court. Whether your divorce is amicable or hotly contested, our St. Augustine family lawyers provide assertive representation to resolve all matters efficiently and effectively. Our divorce lawyers are here for you post-divorce as well, protecting your rights and representing your interests in a modification, relocation request or contempt proceeding.

Bankruptcy Law

Too many people are living on the edge these days, living month-to-month and struggling to pay their bills. Any job loss, severe illness or unexpected expense is enough to push families over the brink, putting their bills far out of reach. If you see yourself heading toward a financial cliff, don’t wait to fall off and then look around for a parachute. Our St. Augustine bankruptcy lawyers can help you now, as we’ve helped numerous clients before you. Let us help you wipe the slate clean and make a fresh start in Chapter 7, or get clear of debt while saving your home from foreclosure in Chapter 13. Our St. Augustine debt relief attorneys will defend you against a wrongful foreclosure or help you avoid foreclosure entirely through a short sale or loan modification. You have options. One call puts an immediate halt to repossessions, foreclosures, lawsuits, and the constant harassment and threats of creditors and bill collectors. Call our St. Augustine bankruptcy law firm today, before you spend another sleepless night in worry and anxiety.

Personal Injury

If you’ve been injured because of another’s negligence, incompetence or intentional misconduct, you have the right to pursue them for compensation for the damage they’ve inflicted on you, including your medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. The burden falls on you, however, to prove your claim against them. That means proving their negligence caused your harm and proving the amount of compensation they owe you. Negligent defendants and their insurance companies, meanwhile, fight back to limit what they have to pay or avoid liability altogether if they can. They’ll downplay and dispute how severely you were injured, and they’ll try to shift blame for the accident on you instead. You need strong representation to beat back those defenses and prove your case.

At Albaugh Law Firm, our St. Augustine personal injury attorneys know the law, and we know how to prepare and present a compelling case to the insurance company, judge or jury. Our trial experience means we are ready to take your case to court and win. It also means the insurance company would rather settle than face us in court. Florida law might limit your ability to sue after a car accident or hold a hospital fully accountable for medical malpractice. Let our team pursue maximum compensation on your behalf after a personal injury accident in St. Augustine, including motorcycle crashes and truck wrecks, slip & fall and premises liability accidents, dog bites, nursing home abuse, wrongful death, and more. You were hurt through no fault of your own. We’ll seek justice on your behalf and work tirelessly to get it.

The Help You Need in St. Augustine

Albaugh Law Firm is your St. Augustine law firm for criminal defense, family law, bankruptcy, and personal injury. Free, confidential consultations are available at 904-471-3434, so call now for the advice, help, resolution and relief you need and deserve. Call Albaugh Law Firm today.

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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

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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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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

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Frequently ASKED QUESTIONS
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What Do the Different “Chapters” of Bankruptcy Mean? Which Should I Use?
“Chapter” refers to parts of the Federal Bankruptcy Code. Different types of debtors rely on different parts of the bankruptcy code to file. Most individual debtors file under Chapter 7 or Chapter 13. In Chapter 7, a...
Will I Lose My House if I File for Bankruptcy?
Filing for bankruptcy under Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 will put an automatic stay on collection proceedings, including foreclosure. Chapter 13 may even help you eliminate a second or third mortgage through lien-stripping...
Will I Lose My Car and Other Property if I File for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy?
Chapter 7 bankruptcy involves the collection and sale of non-exempt assets to repay as much of your qualifying debt as possible and then discharge the remainder. Florida and federal bankruptcy laws carry a number of...
Who Will Know About My Bankruptcy?
Bankruptcy filings are public. However, the only people who are directly notified are your creditors and co-debtors. Your friends, family, and coworkers will likely only find out if you decide to tell them. If you fall...
Can I Get a New Credit Card After Filing for Bankruptcy?
Although bankruptcy does affect your credit score, most bankruptcy filers can start applying for credit cards again soon after receiving a discharge. The terms of the new cards are likely to be different from the credit...
How much does it cost to file for bankruptcy?
You will have to pay court filing fees to declare bankruptcy. Currently, it costs $335 for a Chapter 7 filing and $310 for a Chapter 13 filing. You may have to pay an additional $15 to $20 fee to the bankruptcy trustee...
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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.

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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.

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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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