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About me

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.

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Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Criminal Defense: 55%
    18 years, 2.5 thousand cases
  2. Litigation: 19%
    18 years
  3. Chapter 7: 15%
    13 years
  4. Family: 10%
    17 years
  5. International Law: 1%
    10 years

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($350-500/hour), Fixed (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Thomas Michael Hutton

    I endorse this lawyer. I have been opposite Ethan in criminal trial settings. He is thorough and professional.

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Contact info

GILLIS WAY & CAMPBELL

1020 E. Lafayette Street
Suite 112
Tallahassee, FL, 32301

GILLIS WAY & CAMPBELL

1022 Park Street
Suite 308
Jacksonville, FL, 32204

GILLIS WAY & CAMPBELL

105-C Solana Road
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, 32082

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
FLMember in Good Standing199806/21/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 100 Trial Lawyers - CriminalThe National Trial Lawyers2013
Florida's Legal Elite - Criminal LawFlorida Trend Magazine2010
Handgun Hunter of the YearSafari Club International - Tallahassee Chapter2009
Board Certification in Criminal Trial LawFlorida Bar2004
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Senior PartnerGILLIS WAY & CAMPBELL2013 - Present
PresidentWay Law Firm2005 - Present
PartnerGentry & Way2000 - 2005
Assistant State AttorneyOffice of the State Attorney1998 - 2000
Assistant Public DefenderOffice of the Public Defender1998 - 1998
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Florida Association of Criminal Defense LawyersPresident - Tallahassee Chapter2005 - 2008
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State of Florida vs. Andre McKenzieDefendant was acquitted of 1st Degree Murder
State vs. DMDefendant 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
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Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Florida State University College of LawN/AJuris Doctor, with honors1998
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Law Practice Class 2LLaw Office Practice2012
FSU Law and PracticeBilling practices2011
Legal Writing IIOral Advocacy2010
Tallahassee Police Department Lunch & LearnInteracting with lawyers in the criminal justice system2009
Death is DifferentPlea Negotiations in Death Penalty Cases2005
Civil and Criminal Jury SelectionTips and strategies for successful jury selection2005