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Guy Piers Coburn

Debt collection Attorney at Saint Petersburg, FL

5.0   7 reviews

also known as Guy P. Coburn

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About Guy

Learn Guy’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Debt collection
    Includes not only standard Debt Collection matters, but also complex Judgment Enforcement, including Garnishment & Levy, Proceedings Supplementary, Fraudulent Transfers and attacking corporate entities.

    37 years

  2. Business
    General Business Litigation can involve not only Contract issues, but also business torts and issues involving conflicts with statutes and regulations. A wide range of commercial disputes, including some Commercial landlord and tenant issues, disputes with suppliers, and protecting assets.

    37 years

  3. Consumer protection
    Includes claims and defense of Consumer Claims, such as Federal and Florida Debt Collection Practices Claims, Fair Credit Billing Act, Unfair and Deceptive Trade Practices, etc.

    29 years

  4. Contracts and agreements
    Litigation involving Contract disputes, general legal advice in some areas of Contracts including revising consumer contracts to improve collections.

    39 years

  5. Residential real estate
    I do a substantial amount of Community Association Law, including advising both Associations and Owners about Condominiums, Cooperatives (usually mobile home parks) and Home Owners' Associations. I also handle litigation over these issues.

    27 years

  6. Debt settlement
    While I more often represent Creditors, I have also been successful at negotiating a reduced payment for debtors in satisfaction of the debt.

    17 years

  7. Landlord or tenant

    27 years

I graduated from Law School in 1984.  I spent 20 years in the Orlando Area, when I was invited to St. Petersburg by a law school classmate in 2004.  After almost 10 years working in the "Big Firm" environment, I chose to open my own office where I can provide personal service to my clients without having to pay for the "big firm" overhead costs.  Therefore, my rates are more reasonable than many other attorneys with my years of experience.

I represent mostly small businesses and individuals.  I can be flexible to meet with clients when they need to meet, and I will be the one answering the telephone most of the time.  I will discuss your case by telephone to see if I can help you, or if you need a different attorney with other kinds of experience.

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Licensed for 38 years
State FL
Status Member in Good Standing
Acquired 1984
Updated 02/23/2023

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

Contact Guy

Law Office of Guy P. Coburn
447 3rd Avenue North.
Suite 307
Saint Petersburg, FL, 33701-3245


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Posted by anonymous | June 25, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Honest and Great Help!
I contacted Mr. Coburn for some simple legal advise regarding real estate. I had at least 3 issues where I may need to hire an attorney. He took the time to listen to all my concerns and explained what he could help me with and what he couldn't help me with. He gave me some great advise, and was extremely patient, courteous, kind, honest and a great help to me. He let me know, I don't need to hire him just yet, but advised me on if a certain something didn't happen in a timely manner, that I could hire him with an easy open and shut case - pretty much based on what the law and statute requires. He took his time with me. Did not rush me at all - and I had a lot of questions! He was great! and I assure you, if my situation doesn't pan out like it should and I need to hire an attorney, I will be calling him immediately. I loved his honesty and him being real with me. Some lawyers just want your money and would gladly take you for a ride just to get it. He clearly let me know, what was worth chasing after with a lawsuit and what wasn't. I really appreciate his time and the knowledge he shared with me. I will hire him if needed, and I highly recommend to anyone who needs an attorney with his expertise to hire him. Thanks for your help Guy!! Sincerely!!
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Posted by Nerissa | April 3, 2018
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| Consulted Attorney
Responsive and helpful
He responded very quickly to my message. He was honest about rather or not he could help me and offerred very helpful advise.
Posted by Javad | June 7, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
I contacted Guy with concerns regarding a condo that I had recently rented. He was extremely descriptive, helpful, and courteous during the consultation. Should I decide to take legal action, I will definitely be reaching out to him for representation. He also answered the phone directly and answered my questions immediately.
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Posted by Tina | January 24, 2017
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| Consulted Attorney
Knowledgable and helpful
I contacted Mr. Coburn about my rights as a tenant and he provided several solutions. He was full of details, codes, statues and exact scenarios to expect for each decision should I decide to choose it. If I do need an attorney for any of his practice areas I will feel very comfortable hiring him knowing he will provide full disclosure up front.
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Posted by Deborah Scroggin | October 14, 2016
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| Consulted Attorney
Very gracious in offering his time
Upon my initial conversation with Mr. Coburn, I wasn't sure if I would need his services. Even with the possibility that I may not need his services, he spent a good half hour speaking with me about my options and the process of filing a lawsuit. Fortunately, I was able to get my client to pay up with just the threat of legal action. Given the fact he was so generous with his time without expectation of compensation, I believe Mr. Coburn is an honest and trustworthy professional. I would definitely contact him if you are in need of his type services. I truly believe that he would do right by anyone he takes on as a client. Thank you Mr. Coburn. I greatly appreciate your time and wish the best for you! Sincerely, Deborah Former Small Business Owner
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Posted by Lisa | September 9, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Outstanding Attorney!
I called and made an appointment to meet with Mr. Coburn at his office for a consultation, and he was extremely knowledgeable in answering my questions! He really helped me and was very reasonable! I would highly recommend Mr. Coburn if your looking for an attorney who knows his stuff! Top notch!
Posted by anonymous | January 7, 2009
Knows Creditor's Rights
Guy Coburn is very knowledgable about judgment collections and is innovative in finding ways to use the legal system. He knows how to do stuff that other lawyers just don't know how to do.
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Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Law Office of Guy P. Coburn
  • 2012 - Present
  • Special Counsel
  • Adams & Reese
  • 2010 - 2012
  • Of Counsel
  • Ruden McCloskey Smith Schuster & Russell
  • 2004 - 2010


  • University of Miami School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1984
  • Emory University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1981


  • St. Petersburg Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • St. Petersburg Bar Foundation
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • Florida Bar
  • Member
  • 1984 - Present
  • St. Petersburg Bar Association: Business Law Section
  • Chair
  • 2009 - 2012
  • Florida Bar, Small Claims Rules Committee
  • Chair
  • 1999 - 2000
  • Florida Bar, Small Claims Rules Committee
  • Member
  • 1990 - 2000
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Languages Spoken

  • English


  • Creditors' and Debtors' Practice in Florida
  • Extraordinary Remedies (Chapter on Proceedings Supplementary)
  • 2007

Speaking Engagements

  • Florida Collection Law
  • Florida Collection Law
  • 2015
  • St. Petersburg Bar Association, Business Law Section
  • Judgment Enforcement in Florida
  • 2012
  • St. Petersburg Bar Association, Real Property Section
  • Judgment Enforcement in Florida
  • 2011
  • St. Petersburg Bar Association, Business Law Section
  • Collections Seminar for Business
  • 2010
  • Judgment Enforcement in Florida
  • Judgment Enforcement in Florida
  • 2004
  • Judgment Enforcement in Florida
  • Judgment Enforcement in Florida
  • 2003
  • Full Day
  • Judgment Enforcement in Florida
  • 2002
  • Judgment Enforcement in Florida
  • Judgment Enforcement in Florida
  • 2001
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Litigation Attorney | Sep 02
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Guy is a zealous advocate for his clients who is very knowledgable in his chosen fields of practice. He is always well prepared and ready to fight for his clients' legal goals. He is very ethical and fair. I have found that he is well respected in the legal community."
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