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I am a State and Federal Criminal Defense and Civil Litigation attorney located in Jacksonville, Florida


I'm originally from Carlisle, Pennsylvania.  I graduated from John Carroll University in University Heights, Ohio and attended Florida Coastal School of Law in Jacksonville. As a public defender and private criminal attorney in both Pennsylvania and Florida I have handled all levels of cases, from traffic infractions to homicide charges. Just prior to joining Willis Lucas Law Group, I represented individuals in the Repeat Offender Court (ROC), where all of my clients faced mandatory minimum or enhanced sentences.  I vigorously defended against enhanced sentences involving Florida’s 10/20/Life, Habitual Felony Offender, Habitual Violent Felony Offender and Prison Release Reoffender statutes.


I understand the life changing consequences when one is accused of a crime.  I pride myself as an attorney who listens and communicates often with his clients becoming their advocate in the legal system.


Contact Doug at Willis Lucas Law Group at (904) 270-8707 


Willis Lucas Law Group, P.A.

320 First Street N, Ste. 613

Jacksonville Beach, Florida 32250


Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 75%
  2. Litigation: 25%


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Patrick Kane Korody

    Doug Clifton is an outstanding legal advocate who works tirelessly for his clients. He has litigated the toughest cases, with outstanding results.


    Patrick Korody Military law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • David H Willis

    Doug Clifton is a very skilled and dedicated criminal defense attorney. He zealously advocates for each and every one of his clients. He is honest, hard working and very knowledgeable in law. I highly recommend Doug Clifton.


    David Willis DUI and DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Willis-Lucas Law Group, P.A.

320 First Street N, Ste. 613
Jacksonville Beach, FL, 32250


FLMember in Good Standing200806/17/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Assistant Public DefenderPublic Defender Office, Duval County2014 - 2015
Senior Assistant Public DefenderCumberland County, PA Public Defender's Office2012 - 2012
Associate AttorneyAbom & Kutulakis, LLP Attorneys At Law2012 - 2014
Assistant Public DefenderOffice Of The Public Defender, Duval County, FL2009 - 2012
AttorneyMcConnaughhay, Duffy, Coonrod, Pope & Weaver, P.A.2008 - 2009
Association namePosition nameDuration
Florida Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2015 - Present
Jacksonville Bar AssociationMember2015 - Present
Northeast Florida Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2015 - Present
Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2012 - 2014
Cumberland County Bar AssociationMember2012 - 2014
Pennsylvania Bar AssociationMember2012 - 2014
Dauphin County Bar AssociationMember2012 - 2014
Publication nameTitleDate
Carlisle SentinelShooting Suspect Heads to Higher Court2014
Carlisle SentinelBail Hearing in Shooting2014
Carlisle SentinelVehicular Homicide Heads to Higher Court2013
Carlisle SentinelBank Robber Sentenced2012
Carlisle SentinelAnimal Cruelty Trial2012
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Florida Coastal School of LawDoctor of Jurisprudence/Juris DoctorN/A2007
John Carroll UniversityCommunicationsBA - Bachelor of Arts2002
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
CCBA Lunch & Learn CLE"You Are What You Share" Admissibility of Social Media2013