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Hello and welcome to my Avvo listing. I was born and raised along the Gulf Coast mostly in Texas but with a good deal of time in Oklahoma and Louisiana as well. I attended Katy High School in Katy Texas and originally studied Petroleum Land Management at the University of Texas before seeking my Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Texas in Organizational Communications. I received my Juris Doctorate at Oklahoma City University School of Law where I also started the practice of law first as a Licensed Legal Intern and later as an associate with O. A. "Buck" Cargill, Jr. who was a member of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers and at one time recognized as one of the top twenty-five litigation attorneys. I have always said that, having been fortunate enough to have started the practice of law with Buck Cargill, I truly learned and appreciated the truth behind the term, "the practice of law" as I learned more about the actual practice of law in just a couple of years from the benefit of Buck Cargill’s fifty years of legal experience than I had learned in three year of excellent education from the School of Law.


Having met my future wife while in Oklahoma City, we made the decision to relocate to her hometown in Florida to be nearer to her mother. Shortly after moving to Okaloosa County Florida, I was again quite fortunate to find a temporary position with Destin attorney Dana C. Matthews and that part time position quickly became a seven year position with Dana Matthews. In 1996 I opened and ran my own practice in Crestview, Florida where I was active in the community. In 2012 I was pleased to join the firm of Ward & Ketchersid, P.A. where I continue my Florida practice.


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Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 25%
  2. Family: 20%
  3. Personal Injury: 10%
  4. General Practice: 10%
  5. Other: 35%
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Hourly ($200-250/hour)

Payment types:

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Contact info

Ward & Ketchersid, P. A.

1241 Airport Rd Ste H
Destin, FL, 32541-2954


FLMember in Good Standing198909/08/2015
OKAuthorized to practice law198808/15/2013
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
2013 Pro Bono Service AwardLegal Services of North Florida2013
Bar President's Pro Bono Service Award, 1st Judicial CircuitFlorida Supreme Court2007
Pro Bono Service RecognitionLegal Services of North FloridaN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Senior AttorneyWard & Ketchersid, P.A.2012 - Present
AttorneyA. Richard Troell, Attorney at Law1996 - 2012
Associate AttorneyDana C. Matthews, P.A.1989 - 1996
Associate AttorneyO. A. "Buck" Cargill, Jr., P.C.1988 - 1989
Licensed Legal InternO. A. "Buck" Cargill, Jr., P.C.1987 - 1988
Association namePosition nameDuration
Main Street Crestview AssociationPresident1998 - 2001
Okaloosa-Walton County Legal Aid SocietyPresident1996 - 1998
Florida Bar, Family Law SectionMember1996 - Present
Florida Bar, Criminal Law SectionMember1996 - Present
Okaloosa-Walton County Legal Aid SocietyBoard Member1994 - 1995
Florida Bar AssociationMember1989 - Present
Okaloosa-Walton Bar AssociationMember1989 - Present
Oklahoma Bar AssociationMember1988 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Oklahoma City University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1987
University of Texas School of LawOrganizational CommunicationsBS - Bachelor of Science1984
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Emerald Coast Mediation Association MeetingSurviving Attorneys for Mediators2013