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Ryan Michael Albaugh

Marriage and prenuptials Attorney at Jacksonville, FL

4.7   14 reviews

also known as Ryan M. Albaugh Esq.

  • State Years
    Florida - FL 19 years
    Iowa - IA 18 years
    California - CA 24 years
  • Licensed for 19 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2005
    Status
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 18 years
    State IA
    Acquired 2005
    Status
    Inactive No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 24 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1999
    Status
    Inactive No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Ryan

Learn Ryan’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Adoption
    3%

  2. Alimony
    3%

  3. Animal and dog bites
    3%

  4. Animal law
    3%

  5. Banking
    3%

  6. Bankruptcy and debt
    3%
    I handle all Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy cases along with Debt Defense and Foreclosure Defense matters. For your convenience I have an office in St. Augustine and in Jacksonville. From these locations I can handle your Debt Defense or Foreclosure Defense case in Duval, St. Johns, Flagler, Clay or Putnam counties. All bankruptcies are filed in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida which is located in Jacksonville.

    25 years

  7. Birth injury
    3%

  8. Car accident
    3%

  9. Chapter 13 bankruptcy
    3%

  10. Chapter 7 bankruptcy
    3%

  11. Child custody
    3%

  12. Child support
    3%

  13. Criminal defense
    3%
    I handle all criminal matters from simple traffic citations and misdemeanors to serious felonies. For your convenience I have an office in St. Augustine (just off S.R. 312) and in Jacksonville (San Marco Blvd.). From these locations I can handle your criminal defense case in Duval, St. Johns, Flagler, Clay or Putnam counties.

    25 years

  14. DUI and DWI
    3%

  15. Debt collection
    3%

  16. Debt settlement
    3%

  17. Family
    3%
    I handle all family law matters including divorce, paternity, child support, time sharing (custody), contempt, adoption, injunctions, and many more. For your convenience I have an office in St. Augustine (just off S.R. 312) and in Jacksonville (San Marco Blvd.). From these locations I can handle your family law matter in Duval, St. Johns, Flagler, Clay or Putnam counties.

    25 years

  18. Foreclosure
    3%

  19. Health care
    3%

  20. Juvenile law
    3%

  21. Litigation
    3%

  22. Marriage and prenuptials
    3%

  23. Medical malpractice
    3%

  24. Motorcycle accident
    3%

  25. Nursing home abuse and neglect
    3%

  26. Personal injury
    3%
    I handle all types of injury cases including auto accidents, slip and fall, wrongful death, dog bites, and many more. For your convenience I have an office in St. Augustine (just off S.R. 312) and in Jacksonville (San Marco Blvd.). From these locations I can handle your personal injury matter in Duval, St. Johns, Flagler, Clay or Putnam counties.

    25 years

  27. Slip and fall accident
    3%

  28. Speeding and traffic ticket
    3%

  29. Spinal cord injury
    3%

  30. Transportation
    3%

  31. Trucking accident
    3%

  32. White collar crime
    3%

  33. Wrongful death
    3%

  34. Other
    1%

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Ryan M. Albaugh is the leading lawyer at the Albaugh Law Firm's offices in St. Augustine & Jacksonville. He is a member of the Florida State Bar, the California State Bar, and the Iowa State Bar. Mr. Albaugh has been practicing law since 1999, and dedicates his practice to the fields of criminal defense, family law, and bankruptcy law. To see how you may be able to retain the representation of Attorney Albaugh, do not wait to contact the firm today!

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Location

Albaugh Law Firm
301 W. Bay St.
Suite 1464
Jacksonville, FL, 32202
Albaugh Law Firm
1301 Plantation Island Dr. S
Suite 302B
Saint Augustine, FL, 32080
The Albaugh Law Firm
1301 Plantation Island Drive South, Suite 302B
St. Augustine, FL, 32080
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Reviews

4.7 / 5.0
  14 customer reviews
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Posted by anonymous | February 17, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very professional.
Ryan thoroughly and respectfully listened before he proposed the services his firm could offer me. I think that listening to the client is the one thing most attorneys don't do enough of, so to have him do so was refreshing.
Posted by Karen | February 29, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding and Caring Attorney!!!
We are so happy with Ryan as our attorney!! He will Answer all the questions and then some. Thank you so much for helping us with our Chapter 13 case!! We have never met such a nice and caring attorney before!!! Very Honest and Smart!!! He sure knows his Bankruptcy Laws!!
Posted by Lance | January 21, 2015
The Right Choice
I have been Mr. Ryan Albaugh's client for around 6 years. I plan on being his client for life. You will clearly notice the dedication Ryan and his practice has for your case. Ryan is in the business to help others and will keep you informed throughout the process. Ryan takes time to listen and will deploy his many resources to achieve a positive results that will go beyond what you would expect. Ryan will follow up by seeking all legal remedies or strategies concerning your particular situation. The outcome of my legal concern was very positive. The results were the most I could have expected. In closing, I found that, Mr. Ryan Albaugh will be proactive in all elements of your case. You will be amazed with your results.
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Posted by R.O. | December 27, 2014
Excellent
I contacted Attorney Albaugh to discuss a lawsuit that had been filed against me, with the possibility of being forced into bankruptcy. The credit card company had started calling me 2 to 3 times a day, threatening garnishment of wages. The Attorney recommended the best strategies to avoid garnishment, including settlement of the debt. He was able to negotiate the debt down to about half of what I owed and got the lawsuit dismissed. Attorney Albaugh is a great attorney who has your best interest in mind. I will definitely return in the future for any other legal needs.
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Posted by Charles | December 23, 2014
Top notch...
I started using Mr. Albaugh for my habitual need for speed and traffic violations many years ago and to this day I am still point free. I would like to say I was hardly a challenge for his abilities; four years ago my former wife and I started having issues while trying to raise our children in two households. Ryan was instrumental in resolving some of the lighter issues. Eventually our issues escalated into a relocation matter and beyond. Long story short my children remained local and I believe his knowledge was a big contribution to this. Ryan's kind demeanor was a comfort when my children were brought into family matters and he made them feel at ease during long unpleasant meetings and depositions. Mr. Albaugh and his staff will tend to your needs with a passion I have never knew existed in family law and I have been at this battle for 11 years. He is truly a friend in a time of need.
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Posted by Karen | December 4, 2014
Saving my house!
Thanks so much for helping us save our home! You work so fast and so hard for your clients! You all are the best and very smart and wise when it comes to saving a home! We were down to the last hour in foreclosure and you saved us! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! You are a blessing!
Posted by S. Nixon | September 14, 2013
Excellent Attorney, Excellent Results (got me driving again!)
Due to financial issues awhile back, I couldn't pay my traffic fines and ended up with a suspended license. This lead to driving on suspended license cases because I had to keep driving for work and my kids. I qualified for the public defender but they only wanted to talk about my latest case, not how to get me driving legally again so I could avoid all of this in the future. I knew I would end up in jail or not driving for years if I didn't clear up my past. I heard about Ryan through a friend, and researched him on the internet. I called him up and he took the time to listen to my situation and tell me what his strategy would be for getting me driving legally again. He took the time to verify everything I would need to do for my past and explained to me exactly what we needed to do to clear up my license. We were able to do that and Ryan got my new case reduced so that I wouldn't get suspended again. Hiring Ryan was the best decision I made and definitely worth the cost. He's not just a good attorney but he's also a nice guy who seems to care about taking the best care of his clients. I recommend him to any of my friends or family that ever find themselves in a bind.
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Posted by E. Davis | May 19, 2013
Caring, efficient, well-versed, strategic and communicative lawyer who GETS THE JOB DONE!!!
I hired Mr. Albaugh first a year ago for a serious criminal matter where I was facing prison. Being a local business owner and father and having never been in significant trouble with the law before, I was terrified. Mr. Albaugh took the time to listen to my story and then thoroughly explain the process and his strategy to me - BEFORE I even hired him. He was the only attorney I spoke to (and I spoke to several) who I felt actually listened to me. He immediately calmed me down and assured me of the process. Everything progressed as expected, and in the end he was able to get the best result possible: diversion with a complete dismissal of the case, after I completed counseling and community service! I never anticipated such a positive result and couldn't be happier. Throughout the case Mr. Albaugh and his staff kept me informed and were always a pleasure to work with. Unfortunately, earlier this year, my wife and I decided to file for divorce. Again, I looked to Mr. Albaugh for help, and he was there. I have heard horror stories from friends whose attorneys added to the contentious nature of the divorce and rang up huge bills on them. I never felt Mr. Albaugh did that to me. Again, he explained the process and when the inevitable unexpected "change-in-the-road" happened, he guided me through. He always remained calm and level-headed and refused to engage in the other side's drama, or even mine. This seemed to allow things to keep pushing forward, and manage the expense to me, which I appreciate very much now. Mr. Albaugh is a very good negotiator, and we were able to settle my case in mediation to my satisfaction, saving me undoubtedly thousands of dollars in attorney's fees and countless hours of time and stress had we gone to trial. In a nutshell, Mr. Albaugh is a lawyer you can trust to get the job done efficiently and in your best interests - he is worth every penny!!!!
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Posted by anonymous | April 22, 2011
Smart, efficient and honest - a superb attorney
I have used Ryan Albaugh's services on several occasions and would highly recommend him. On a small scale - he walked me through an upsetting traffic violation last year with better than expected results. On a much larger scale, he and his associates have been guiding our family through a complicated Florida adoption. The care, consistency, respect and results that we have received from his office has blown us away. Ryan is most definitely a top-notch attorney and probably the best criminal and family lawyer in St. Augustine.
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Posted by Roger | March 30, 2011
Great attorney who I highly recommend
Ryan is a wonderful attorney and works hard for his clients. He is never too busy to communicate and return calls and e-mails. He is on your side all the way.
Posted by Brian | March 25, 2011
Excellent attourney for fathers
Ryan is an excellent attourney for a men needing assistance with father's rights. I have used Ryan on two occasion and both times the hearing went very well. I will use him again for future legal matters.
Posted by Cheryl Vaughn | January 3, 2011
Vaughn Case Thanks Ryan!!
Ryan, didn't just treat me like a client, he treated me like a person should be, especially when you are scared and very confused. I honestly believe he was the best attorney I could have asked for. It would appear he is well liked by the Judges of St. John's County and has formed a well liked reputation for himself with them all. I highly recommend him. Thanks to Ryan I'm not sitting in Jail right now. My story was very complex, and I'm so happy I chose Ryan to represent me. I'm truly blessed to have my second chance. It is extremely important to choose the right attorney, I unfortunately have chosen a couple of bad ones in the past. I hope this helps anyone in their decision. I don't mind them using my name it's the least I could to do to show my gratitude. Best of Luck.
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Posted by Doug | October 11, 2010
Ryan Albaugh is an excellent attorney I would highly recommend!
I have had a need to use Ryan's services on 2 occasions - divorce and a domestic case. In both cases his work was outstanding. He is an individual of upstanding character and extreme knowledge of the law. He always kept me informed about case status and options. His billing was detailed and always clear in advance. There were never any surprises. I would highly recommend Ryan and should there ever be a need for attorney services in my future, I would seek his first.
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Posted by leland | May 11, 2013
ryan albaugh is a no good att if you want to go to jail take him i will go all the way to let every one about this att
ryan albaugh take my monny and he fail to do his job he sold my case i am trying to reopen the case
Response from Ryan Albaugh September 16, 2013
Leland: My goal is to provide every client with exceptional service and you are no different. I wish you had contacted me directly so I could understand your concern and see if there was a way to help you feel better about the outcome of your case. My understanding until now was that you were very satisfied that I was able to keep the State Attorney from charging you with felony DUI under the circumstances of your driving history. I am bound by attorney-client privilege as to what I am able to share in this forum that you have chosen, however, I hope you are able to recall that we worked together extensively to formulate our strategy and fought hard at trial, against the odds that were stacked heavily against us. We knew the best likely outcome was to avoid felony charges being filed against you, and I was successful in achieving that result. In regards to the accusation that I "sold" your case, I am not sure how to respond to that as I don't even know what it is you are suggesting. I have never in my career compromised my client's rights in any way, shape, or fashion. I welcome you to contact me directly so we can discuss this further and in more detail. It is important to me that you fully understand your case.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.8 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Founder / Managing Attorney
  • Albaugh Law Firm
  • 2006 - Present
  • Attorney
  • The Albaugh Law Firm
  • 1900 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • Whitfield and Eddy, P.L.C.
  • 2005 - 2006
  • Deputy District Attorney
  • Marin County District Attorney's Office
  • 2000 - 2005
  • Research Attorney
  • San Francisco Trial Courts
  • 1999 - 2000
  • Legal Intern
  • United States Attorney's Office
  • 1998 - 1999
  • Legal Intern
  • Attorney General Of California
  • 1998 - 1998
  • Legal Intern
  • San Francisco Public Defender
  • 1997 - 1998
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Education

  • Golden Gate University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1999
  • University of Iowa
  • BBA - Bachelor of Business Administration
  • 1996

Sample of Legal Cases

  • State v. Acosta
  • Uncertainty about how judge would rule on Motion to Dismiss led prosecutor to dismiss 3 counts and give client only county jail time and probation.
  • State v. Taylor
  • PROSECUTOR DID NOT FILE CHARGES AGAINST MY CLIENT.
  • Washtock v. Van Nocker
  • Relocation allowed by Judge after trial.
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Associations

  • St Johns County Legal Aid
  • Volunteer Attorney
  • 2010 - Present
  • Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • St. Johns County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Florida Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Iowa Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • California Bar Foundation
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • St Augustine Salvation Army
  • Board Member
  • 2010 - 2013
  • Kiwanis Club of Polk County
  • Treasurer
  • 2006 - 2006
  • Jasper County Bar Association
  • Secretary
  • 2005 - 2006
  • Jeanette Prandi Children's Center
  • Board Member
  • 2004 - 2005
  • Marin County Justice Coalition
  • Member
  • 2002 - 2004
  • Moot Court Honor Society
  • Member
  • 1998 - 1999
  • Golden Gate University School of Law - Law Review
  • Associate Editor
  • 1997 - 1999
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1997 - 1999
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Client's Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2012
  • Legal Service Award - Prosecution of Domestic Violence
  • County of Marin
  • 2005
  • Child Advocate Award
  • Jeanette Prandi Children's Center
  • 2004
  • Criminal Law Award for Academic Excellence
  • Golden Gate University School of Law
  • 1999
  • American Jurisprudence Award - Family Law
  • Golden Gate University School of Law
  • 1998
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • N/A
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Publications

  • Ankeny Press Citizen
  • Navigating Your Divorce
  • 2005
  • Constitutional Law Journal
  • The Brady Bill and the Second Amendment
  • 1998

Speaking Engagements

  • Community Outreach Program
  • Juvenile Law
  • 2013
  • Kiwanis Club
  • Keeping Kids Safe on the Internet
  • 2005
  • DV Conference
  • Cyber Stalking
  • 2004
  • Annual Training
  • DUI Investigation: Legal Update
  • 2004
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Attorney endorsements

Received (15)
Given (10)
Endorse Ryan
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Mr. Albaugh for many years. He is a smart, caring, and knowledgeable attorney. He is a great tactician and works hard for his clients. One could not ask for more."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 01
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Feb 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ryan works tirelessly on behalf of his clients. His knowledge, experience and preparation show through the great results achieved for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"If any of my clients have a criminal defense or family law matter in St. Augustine or Jacksonville I always refer them to Ryan Albaugh and The Albaugh Law Firm. He has a track record of treating clients well, being responsive and achieving excellent results."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Ryan. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 04
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Ryan is a passionate advocate for his clients and understands the various needs related to criminal litigation. His experience adds value and support for clients navigating difficult circumstances."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ryan is an effective and knowledgeable attorney who always puts the needs of his clients first. We are fortunate to have him in our local legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I strongly recommend Ryan Albaugh to any person in need of a strong, experienced, and impressive advocate in any criminal defense or family law matter. He genuinely cares about his clients and sincerely values the trust they put in him personally. He relentlessly advocates for them with a respected and pursuasive voice that echoes the resolute belief he has in his clients, their legal rights, and the legal positions he so passionately argues on their behalf."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 20
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I was opposing counsel when I was a prosecutor in St. Augustine. Ryan was strong in his advocacy for his client while being courteous and professional. He demonstrated his knowledge of the law as well as his concern for his client. I have since observed him in his representation of other clients, both in criminal law and family law. He exhibits a caring determination and perseverance in his efforts to get the best results for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 18
Relationship: Co-worker
"Ryan is an excellent attorney and a fierce advocate on behalf of his clients. He uses his excellent interpersonal skills to negotiate favorable resolutions in cases he is defending, yet is not afraid to go to trial if it is best for his client. He is very good about keeping his clients up to date on the status of their cases, and treats them with the utmost respect. Ryan is highly intelligent and has a knack for fashioning innovative solutions to his clients' legal issues. I am happy to endorse Ryan Albaugh."
Family Attorney | Aug 22
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I worked opposite Mr. Albaugh in several family law cases during my time in St. Augustine. He was always thoroughly prepared and strongly advocated for his client's interests. I highly recommend him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I know Ryan well and I have referred him cases in the past, always with great results for the client."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ryan got the best result possible for a client I referred. The State dropped the charges."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Ryan Albaugh for almost 4 years. I value both his friendship and legal opinion. Ryan and I routinely discuss legal issues in our cases and I find Ryan to be an extremely bright and hard working attorney. It is clear to me that Ryan is passionate about getting the best result possible for his clients. I highly recommend Ryan for any Criminal Defense or Family law cases in the St. Johns/St. Augustine area."
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Jacksonville Marriage and prenuptials Lawyer Ryan Michael Albaugh
Ryan Michael Albaugh
Marriage and prenuptials Attorney
Jacksonville, FL
Licensed for 24 years
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