Matthew J. Ausley represents clients in litigation related to collections, business, real estate, and family law.
As Good Life Legal Services' founder, Matt brings nearly two decades of business experience to the team, and employs a common-sense, business-like attitude in his law practice. Matt has helped hundreds of clients to solve their legal issues and get back to living the Good Life.
As an entrepreneur, Matt has owned and managed three businesses; a pressure washing company, a collection agency, and now the law firm.
Matt’s career started as a manager of a finance company branch with a $10 million loan portfolio and over 800 customers. Next, he accepted a position with Sage pursuing advanced collections. In those endeavors, Matt earned several promotions and multiple awards for excellence in sales and leadership.
While in law school, Matt interned at Holland & Knight and with the Hon. Joel B. Toomey, a Federal Magistrate Judge. Matt also served as a Student Ambassador for the school and a Research Assistant to Professor Peter Marchetti, for Contracts and Bankruptcy.
Matt graduated cum laude with a certificate for legal research and writing and was admitted to the Florida Bar in 2015.
On a personal note, Matt has a wonderful wife, Kristin, and two young boys. Matt chairs Safe Connections, a non-profit serving local children, and is a former chair the Niceville and the Fort Walton young professional organizations. Matt is an active member of Crosspoint Church, the Okaloosa and Walton County Bar Associations, and the Fort Walton & Niceville Chambers of Commerce. He enjoys hobby mechanics, working in his yard, and reading.
|FL||Member in Good Standing||2015||12/20/2020|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Above and Beyond Service||FCSL Student Ambassadors||2013|
|Owner||Good Life Legal Services||2019 - Present|
|Partner||Anchors Smith Grimsley||2016 - 2019|
|Attorney||The Critzer Law Firm, P.A.||2015 - 2016|
|Judicial Intern||U.S. District Court||2014 - 2014|
|Legal Intern||Holland & Knight||2013 - 2013|
|Advanced Collections||Global eTelecom||2010 - 2011|
|Owner||Spick & Span Pressure Washing||2009 - 2012|
|Branch Manager||American General Financial||2005 - 2008|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|NIceville Young Professionals||Member||2016 - Present|
|Niceville Chamber of Commerce||Member||2016 - Present|
|Walton County Bar Association||Member||2015 - Present|
|Okaloosa County Bar Association||Member||2015 - Present|
|Fort Walton Chamber of Commerce||Member||2015 - Present|
|NRA||Member||2013 - Present|
|Crosspoint Chruch, Niceville||Member||1998 - Present|
|Military Affairs Committee||Member||2017 - 2017|
|Empower Young Professionals||Chairman||2017 - 2018|
|Walton Family Law Advisory Group||Adviser||2016 - 2017|
|Florida Coastal School of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2014|
|Asbury College||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2004|
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