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Eric Ray Garmon

Business Attorney at Panama City, FL

5.0   21 reviews

also known as Eric R. Garmon

  • Licensed for 6 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2017
    Status
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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About Eric

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Eric is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps and has been involved in the criminal justice system for 18 years. Before becoming a criminal defense attorney he served the local community as a police officer, investigator, and field training officer. 

Eric received his Associate of Arts degree in Communications, magna cum laude, from Gulf Coast State College and his Bachelor of Science degree in Professional Communication, magna cum laude, from Florida State University. Eric then went on to receive his Juris Doctor degree from Faulkner University.

 

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Posted by Kevin | April 10, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer, Great Person!
I hired Eric Garmon to help out with a pretty scary issue where my business was being sued because of something that wasn’t our fault. Not only was he able to defend my company from an unjust accusation, his empathetic demeanor and constant communication set me at ease throughout this very stressful time. I’m eternally grateful for his service and I highly recommend Mr. Garmon without reservation.
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Posted by anonymous | March 18, 2020
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Easy to work with
Eric is a great down to earth guy. He is great at communication and puts it layman's terms. He tells you like it is. It was great working with him and he made the whole process super easy.
Posted by Rodney | February 21, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Genuine and Knowledgeable
Eric was able to get our insurance company to pay when no one else was able to. He has many talents and certifications that enable him to do the kind of work other lawyers can't offer you.
Posted by Alex | February 18, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
A Great Attorney
I hired Mr. Garmon several years ago, and during my case he was diligent, communicated well with me, and found a quick resolution. Since hiring Mr. Garmon, I have recommended him to several of my friends and family, and they have also hired him. Not only is Eric a great attorney, he is also a stand up guy too.
Posted by Marat | February 18, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Response times and results
Eric took a case to represent me in the day that was the deadline to respond. Not only did he take the case but got me a result far better than I could hope for.
Posted by Tasha | February 14, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
He's the best out there.
I've known Eric for years we went to school together. I needed to hire him for a small case I knew nothing about or how to go about it. Eric was top notch with it and eased my mind on it and assured me everything would go smoothly. Eric and his staff are like family and I would HIGHLY recommend him to anyone who needs a hand up. Eric is a genuine guy with a huge heart to help his community and I'm blessed to have him as my fellow classmate, friend, and lawyer.
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Posted by Revah | September 26, 2019
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FANTASTIC
No one likes it when they need to hire a lawyer, but when I needed one, Mr. Garmon made the whole thing as stress-less as possible. He is a fantastic person and an even better lawyer. He helped me through one of toughest times in my life and I wouldn’t recommend anyone else to help you! He’s extremely knowledgeable, professional, and has an honest passion for helping others.
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Posted by Sharon | September 25, 2019
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Wonderful attorney
Eric did our wills and trust documents. He also referred us to someone that handled estate planning for our internment. We have 2 less things to worry about when that time comes. Thanks for handling that me and my husband.
Posted by anonymous | September 23, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Helping hand when you need it the most
Eric was excellent and walked my wife and I through the entire litigation process. He was there from beginning to end. He actually felt more like a friend then a lawyer. I can't imagine going through the lawsuit without his experience and expertise. Eric has been and will continue to be my go to attorney.
Posted by Karen | September 19, 2019
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| Consulted Attorney
Excellent Attorney
I was very impressed with Eric’s knowledge and the care and concern he took to get all the facts about my situation.
Posted by Pam | September 19, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
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Eric Garmon is one of the most genuine lawyers I have ever met. He is highly skilled and educated and ready to help always. He actually returns calls from his clients! He works smart, works hard, and works with integrity. I am very pleased to have him for representation when needed.
Posted by Ryan | February 17, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Great local lawyer
Eric is very helpful and knowledgeable. The results have been great. He helps me with all my business legal paper work and my hurricane claims with my insurance. Recommend him to anyone who is looking for a good and honest lawyer.
Posted by Debbie | February 14, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Making a bad day better
I was referred to Mr Garmon through a good friend for an issue that required immediate attention, to me. Mr Garmon phoned me directly after receiving the request to do so through our mutual friend. Even though it was a Saturday. He had me in his office first thing the following Monday morning. He had an answer for me at the close of that business day along with a direction and a remedy. Mr Garman is an asset to this community. I found him to be a genuine, knowledgeable and caring during this difficult, stressful time we are all having with the catastrophe of Hurricane Michael. He is an action driven individual which was exactly what I was looking for. Thank you very much to Mr Garmon an his staff for making my bad day MUCH better.
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Posted by Cary | January 12, 2018
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Completely Satisfied
Interested and attentive from the outset. Very knowledgeable with the law and practical application of current existing law. Our problem had been ongoing for a sixteen month time period. Hired Eric and a resolution and solution was found in under two months. I'm glad I had this Marine in my corner. He comes out fighting intelligently. Semper Fi Brother.
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Posted by Victor | January 11, 2018
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Honest and knowlegable
Eric went above and beyond for me. He helped me think things through and think of different angles I had no idea existed to protect me and my family.
Posted by Catherine | December 1, 2017
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Thankful
After researching many attnys from Pensacola to Tallahassee, reading bios, practice areas, reviews, etc...my first choice was Garmon. However, given the extreme urgency of my situation with the need for immediate action, I would have to settle with who could help immediately. Thankful that Mr.Garmon was able to not only provide consultation within one day, but also much to my surprise, able to accommodate my very busy schedule meeting with me after normal business hours. To have THAT kind of service seems to be rare these days, put my mind at ease, and knew that I hired the right person for my family!
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Posted by Jessica | August 5, 2017
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Eric Garmon
I was in a bad accident in January where i was injured and my car was totaled. Eric took on my case and got all my bills paid along with a little money in my pocket to get back on my feet. He worked hard and did a great job. I would highly recommend him for your attorney needs.
Posted by Kristi | August 5, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Highest Recommendation
It is my pleasure to recommend Eric Garmon to anyone finding themselves needing his services. Eric has come to the aid of myself, my family & friends several times. He is extremely knowledgeable, dedicated & best of all available when needed. First time a friend of mine had an after hours emergency situation and I reached out to him for a consultation late in the evening. He not only answered within moments he offered to help put my friend at ease right then. None of the other attorneys my friend called answered or even called her back during regular business hours! For me, my business & my family we have enjoyed having Eric in our corner as our attorney.
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Posted by Jarrod | July 10, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Great guy!
Eric Garmon is a great lawyer and friend. He truly cares about his clients and helps in any and every way that he can. I am grateful to have him as my attorney.
Posted by Erin | May 3, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great Attorney
Eric is a great friend and lawyer who cares deeply about his clients. I have had several opportunities to work with Eric and the staff at Perry and Young, P.A. My referrals have all been satisfied with Eric's helpful, friendly nature, as well as appreciative of the entire Perry and Young, P.A. staff.
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Resume

AVVO RATING 9.4 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Syfrett & Garmon, P.A.
  • 2020 - Present
  • Reserve Police Officer
  • Bay County School District Safety and Security
  • 2019 - Present
  • Adjunct Professor
  • Gulf Coast State College
  • 2018 - Present
  • Disaster Recovery Attorney
  • Ged Lawyers, LLP
  • 2018 - 2020
  • Associate Attorney
  • Warner Law Firm, P.A.
  • 2018 - 2019
  • Owner
  • The Garmon Law Firm, PLLC
  • 2017 - 2018
  • Attorney
  • Perry & Young, P.A.
  • 2017 - 2017
  • Law Clerk
  • Perry & Young, P.A.
  • 2014 - 2017
  • Owner
  • AAA Investigations and Consulting
  • 2011 - 2013
  • Traffic Homicide Investigator
  • Panama City Police Department
  • 2006 - 2011
  • Deputy Sheriff
  • Bay County Sheriff's Office
  • 2005 - 2006
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Education

  • FEMA - Emergency Management Institute
  • Certificate: National Response Framework, An Introduction
  • 2019
  • Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification
  • Water Restoration Technician
  • 2019
  • FEMA - Emergency Management Institute
  • Certificate: Intro to National Incident Management
  • 2019
  • The Property Loss Appraisal Network
  • Certification: Property Loss Appraiser
  • 2019
  • FEMA - Emergency Management Institute
  • Emergency Planning
  • 2019
  • Hurriclaim Training Academy
  • Professional Property Insurance Adjuster Designation (PPIA)
  • 2019
  • Faulkner University, Thomas Goode Jones School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2016
  • Florida State University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2013
  • Gulf Coast State College
  • AA - Associate of Arts
  • 2012
  • J.R. Arnold High School
  • Diploma
  • 2002
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Legal Cases

  • Contractual Dispute
  • Storage Fees held invalid
  • Eviction
  • Property Vacated Without Issue

Associations

  • Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification
  • Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • National Organization of Remediators and Mold Inspectors
  • Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • International Association of Chiefs of Police, Legal Officers Section
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • Bay County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Member
  • 2019 - 2019
  • Florida Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2018 - 2019
  • Florida Justice Association
  • Eagle Member
  • 2015 - 2018
  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2015 - 2018
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top Attorney
  • Florida Magazine
  • 2020
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • American Academy of Attorneys
  • 2019
  • Best of Bay 2018; Best Attorney - Finalist
  • Panama City News Herald
  • 2019
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2019
  • Top Attorney
  • Marquis Who's Who in American Law
  • 2019
  • Rising Star
  • American Institute of Legal Advocates
  • 2018
  • Best of Bay 2018; Best Law Firm - Finalist
  • Panama City News Herald
  • 2018
  • Best of Bay 2018; Best Attorney - Finalist
  • Panama City News Herald
  • 2018
  • Client's Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2017
  • Best Law Firm
  • Panama City Living - Readers Choice Award
  • 2016
  • Fellow - Merit of Pro Bono Achievement
  • Public Interest Law Society
  • 2016
  • Fellow - Community Service Merit
  • Public Interest Law Society
  • 2016
  • Fellow - Ellen Brooks Merit for Public Service
  • Public Interest Law Society
  • 2016
  • Best Law Firm
  • Panama City Living - Readers Choice Award
  • 2015
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Estate Planning Seminar
  • Basic Estate Planning: An Introduction
  • 2018
  • A-Team Weekly Meeting
  • Florida Homestead: Beyond Taxes
  • 2018
  • Weekly Meeting
  • Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Coverage
  • 2017
  • Mock Trial
  • Courtroom Legal Practice
  • 2017
  • Guest Speaker
  • Me, Myself, and [I]nsurance
  • 2017
  • Club Meeting
  • Communication in the Legal Profession
  • 2017
  • Police Instructor Course
  • Insurance Coverage: What You Need to Know
  • 2016
  • Weekly Meeting
  • Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Coverage
  • 2015
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Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (15)
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Unknown Attorney | Mar 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have had the pleasure of encountering Mr. Garmon in court as opposing counsel. Eric has garnered the respect of the attorneys in the community through his integrity and dedication to his clients. I highly recommend Eric Garmon."
Litigation Attorney | Feb 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Although we are related as our last names suggest, I am writing this endorsement based strictly off my personal experience working with Eric on several matters as a fellow attorney. Eric embodies compassion and professionalism to its core. I have yet to encounter an attorney who cares as deeply about his clients as Eric. He is one who will take his time, listen to his clients' concerns, and point them in the right direction, even if that means referring them to another attorney. The passion he has for the practice of law is paralleled by his talented litigation skills. Eric is an excellent negotiator and advocate for his clients, and I highly recommend him."
Insurance Attorney | Mar 05
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have worked with Eric as opposing counsel. I have a tremendous level of respect for Eric as an attorney. I have seen first-hand his level of preparation and strong advocacy for his client. I highly endorse this lawyer."
State, local, and municipal law Attorney | Aug 24
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
General practice Attorney | May 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Eric is an excellent attorney and a hard worker. His firm takes a personal approach to all cases and sees to it that every client gets the attention they need. I would highly recommend Mr. Garmon to those needing counsel."
General practice Attorney | Oct 24
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I am pleased to endorse Mr. Garmon. We recently had the opportunity to work together on a difficult matter. Mr. Garmon resolved his part of the case quickly and secured the very best possible outcome given the evidence. I was impressed by his knowledge of the system and his outstanding professionalism at all times."
Personal injury Attorney | May 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer, as he is a long time member of our community. He has served his community through the years, and is well respected within the legal field. He works for a highly respected law firm."
Car accident Attorney | Apr 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have known Eric for good while and I have never met a more driven advocate than him."
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