I have been practicing law since 1998. I always strive to provide my clients with the best possible representation. My focus is on communication between client, lawyer, adversary and the Courts. Many, many matters can be effectively resolved through a comprehensive understanding of the facts in a given case. And no 2 cases are just alike!
My practice is largely trial practice, criminal and civil - state and federal. But I also deal with family law, real estate and administrative law matters.
My firm has offices in Tallahassee and Jacksonville and we handle cases in the Panhandle and throughout Florida. We have three partners with over 40 years of combined legal experience available to assist our clients.
I am a avid hunter and sportsman. I enjoy spending time with my wife and 2 sons. We travel, hunt and enjoy the outdoors together.
Licensed since 1998
Hourly ($350-500/hour), Fixed (Always)
Cash, Check, Credit Card
|FL||Member in Good Standing||1998||08/12/2015|
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers - Criminal||The National Trial Lawyers||2013|
|Florida's Legal Elite - Criminal Law||Florida Trend Magazine||2010|
|Handgun Hunter of the Year||Safari Club International - Tallahassee Chapter||2009|
|Board Certification in Criminal Trial Law||Florida Bar||2004|
|Senior Partner||GILLIS WAY & DUNCAN LLP||2013 - Present|
|President||Way Law Firm||2005 - Present|
|Partner||Gentry & Way||2000 - 2005|
|Assistant State Attorney||Office of the State Attorney||1998 - 2000|
|Assistant Public Defender||Office of the Public Defender||1998 - 1998|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||President - Tallahassee Chapter||2005 - 2008|
|State of Florida vs. Andre McKenzie||Defendant was acquitted of 1st Degree Murder|
|State vs. DM||Defendant acquitted at a bench trial|
|Badger Capital, LLC, et al. v. Chambers Bank, et al.||Plaintiff dismissed immediately before cross-examination of a critical plaintiff|
|The Florida State University College of Law||N/A||Juris Doctor, with honors||1998|
|Law Practice Class 2L||Law Office Practice||2012|
|FSU Law and Practice||Billing practices||2011|
|Legal Writing II||Oral Advocacy||2010|
|Tallahassee Police Department Lunch & Learn||Interacting with lawyers in the criminal justice system||2009|
|Death is Different||Plea Negotiations in Death Penalty Cases||2005|
|Civil and Criminal Jury Selection||Tips and strategies for successful jury selection||2005|