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Autumn Nicole Hancock

Family Attorney at Saint Petersburg, FL

5.0   16 reviews
  • Licensed for 13 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2010
    Status
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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About Autumn

Learn Autumn’s areas of practice.

Attorney Autumn Hancock focuses her practice on family law, real estate matters, trusts & estates, general litigation, and dui and traffic violations.

Ms. Hancock earned her B.A. in Sociology and Criminology from McDaniel College (formerly known as Western Maryland College) where she was honored in Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges, chosen to present her research on Sexual Assault at the Sociological Society Conference in Boston, inducted into Phi Alpha Delta Legal Honors Fraternity and served as Academic Committee Chair, Secretary, and Vice-President of Alpha Psi Omega, the national theatre honor society. Ms. Hancock was also very active in many student organizations, including: Gamma Sigma Sigma Service Sorority (formal chair), Catholic Campus Ministries (Vice- President), Sociology Club, Women’s Issues Group, and Warmth for Society (President and Founder). During this time, Autumn volunteered as a Rape Crisis Counselor on the Sexual Assault Information Team and worked as a legal intern in the Family Law Division of the Circuit Court of Carroll County, Maryland.

Autumn Hancock earned her Juris Doctorate degree from Stetson University College of Law. During her tenure at Stetson, Ms. Hancock served as a legal intern at The Community Law Program in the Family Law Clinic and for the Guardian Ad Litem Program of the Twelfth Judicial Circuit. Autumn also spent a year as a CLI in the Juvenile Division of the Office of the State Attorney for the Sixth Judicial Circuit of Florida.

At Stetson, Ms. Hancock was a Florida Bar Association Public Service Fellowship recipient for three semesters. She served a Guardian Ad Litem for the Sixth Judicial Circuit, a historian for the Family Law Society, a member of the Criminal Law Society, and was active in several other student organizations.

Ms. Hancock currently serves as an Adjunct Professor at St. Petersburg College where she teaches Commercial Transactions, Family Law, and Intro to Legal Studies to a diverse population of students with a variety of educational backgrounds and experience.

Prior to founding The Law Office of Autumn Hancock, Ms. Hancock worked for a criminal defense firm where she handled a variety of legal issues and was also solely responsible for all Expungements and Record Sealing. She then worked in general practice where she represented a diverse group of clients in criminal, bankruptcy, family, and other civil litigation matters, Ms. Hancock personally represented all of the firm’s family law clients and handled a full family law caseload as well as assisted with other matters. She was consistently able to achieve favorable results for clients.

In 2011, Ms. Hancock began practicing real estate law. Autumn Hancock has worked for 2 large real estate firms handling primarily foreclosure and eviction cases. Most recently, Autumn Hancock was a Managing Litigation Attorney for a reputable real estate firm where she managed 11 attorneys and 6 paralegals throughout central florida and the southwest florida corridor. She managed all trials, depositions, and hearings in 17 counties. In this position, Attorney Hancock represented institutional and private lenders throughout the state of Florida. She managed a very high volume case portfolio. Autumn specialized in the areas of residential transactions, foreclosure, complex litigation, loss mitigation, real estate transactions, and eviction. She was consistently able to work to resolve highly litigated and contested issues through loss mitigation, mediation, motions practice, discovery practice and civil litigation. Ms. Hancock’s case portfolio consisted of the firm’s most heavily litigated cases and she attended hearings, foreclosure mediations, bankruptcy mediations, depositions, and trials daily.

Ms. Hancock is uniquely qualified through broad experience to assist clients in all types of matters- be it family law, a traffic ticket, a landlord/tenant issue, or the drafting of your will.

As the wife of a Firefighter / Paramedic, Autumn Hancock also understands the unique legal issues that affect the personal and professional lives of our first responders and is especially dedicated to serving this community. The Law Office of Autumn Hancock will always work hard to serve those who protect and serve our community.

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Location

Hancock Law, PLLC
4437 Central Avenue
Saint Petersburg, FL, 33713

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Posted by Naveen | January 23, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Family Lawyer
I’m writing this review after almost 1 year of my divorce judgement. My child’ mother filed for divorce with kidnap allegations when I was out of country with the child. Before I was served with the petition, without the ability to be heard on this issue, court granted child’s custody and full possession of marital home to my Ex. I hired Autumn after she was highly recommended to me by a friend. She is very honest and always calmly spent as much time with me as I needed to explain things. Autumn and her team (Teresa) have handled everything perfectly. Autumn is very knowledgeable, been thorough and understands what to do ahead of each step in the divorce proceedings. She's patient even when I've been at my wits end due to my Ex’s refusal to settle the divorce. My divorce case has been high conflict. However, because of Autumn’s knowledge in family law and her skill in divorce negotiations, I was able to get the parenting plan I proposed for the best interest of my child. At the end, Autumn was able to resolve my case exactly the way I wanted, with SOLE parental responsibility to me (sole authority to make major decisions for the child) with visitation to mother. I would recommend Autumn to anyone with a family law issue without hesitation.
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Posted by Adam | November 8, 2019
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Recent Adoption
Autumn and her team helped my wife and I adopt our son in 2017. From start to finish the whole process was flawless. She was empathetic, showed urgency, and stern. Beyond exceeded expectations. Highly recommend!
Posted by Randy | August 28, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professionalism, Dignity and Competence
Ms Hancock was the epitome of professionalism. She guided me through the process on my case from beginning to end with care and attentiveness. She was always available for questions and returned all of my communications promptly. Her prices are reasonable and her associates are picked with an eye towards them giving you the same level of service given by Autumn herself. Excellent lawyer, highly recommended!
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Posted by John | February 20, 2018
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Family Law
Autumn and her staff were great in helping me with my case. They walked me through the whole process and helped me obtain positive results with regard to my case. Definitely highly recommended to represent your legal counsel!
Posted by Matt | February 13, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Thanks
Autumn did an amazing job! She walked me through the entire process and really listened to my thoughts and concerns.
Posted by Nicole & Matthew | February 12, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Extremely professional and friendly!
Autumn and her assistant Rachael were both awesome to work with. Our case was explained in full detail from start to finish with constant updates and what we thought was going to be a long, drawn out process ended up being shorter and easier than we all expected. I would highly recommend them to anyone! :)
Posted by Andrew | May 16, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Clear and Skilled Review of My Real Estate Contract
Ms. Autumn Hancock provided clear explanations of all the terms of the real estate contract for my wife and I to buy our first home. She was very knowledgeable and looked out for our best interests and any parts of the contract that could potentially harm our situation (there apparently were no negative parts). She was also friendly and sympathetic to our situation - she agreed to meet with us on a Saturday in order that we could sign the contract on the house quickly and not let any other buyer get in before us. I would thoroughly recommend Ms. Hancock for your legal needs.
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Posted by Mary | May 2, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Fast Thinking ~ Excellent ~ Professional ~ Meticulous ~ Courteous ~ Ethical ~ Wise
I hired this attorney to resolve a breach of non-compete with multiple people as well as interference with business relationship claims and non-disclosure. My attorney was able to successfully negotiate favorable resolutions that covered both interests of me and my business partner. I highly recommend this lawyer and have and will continue to recommend her to friends, family & colleagues.
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Posted by anonymous | January 27, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent consultation
Helped with estate planning and living will.
Posted by Tiffany | January 26, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Perfect experience!
Hired Autumn Hancock to mediate divorce, she was clear, prompt, kind and always open to answer any questions. It's nice to have a lawyer who is not only professional but loves what she does. I highly recommend her services!
Posted by Charlene | January 26, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Great attorney
Ms. Handcock helped us with a family death and through a messy probate issue. We were very happy with all of her help, the results and the fee.
Posted by Joyce | January 26, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Family Law/Custody Advocate that I can truly trust!
It has been a pleasure working with Autumn so far. She provides quick responses to my questions and always provides well thought out advice. We have much more work to do together and I wouldn't trust anyone else with this important legal issue.
Posted by Rachel Bennett | January 25, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Fantastic Representation
As the lawyer for my corporation, attorney Hancock is efficient and thorough in reviewing documents and issues. She is a brilliant attorney with excellent people skills.
Posted by Alison | June 15, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommended!
I found Autumn right here on Avvo. When I requested information, she called within half and hour and scheduled a meeting with me at the soonest I was available. She went over everything we would need to do in detail, and I was happy to hire her. Throughout my divorce, Autumn was always quick to respond and consistently kept me in the loop of what was happening in a way that made it easy for me to understand. Everything went smoothly and as quickly as possible. I was pleased with my service and would hire Autumn again in an instant!
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Posted by Teresa | April 18, 2016
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Highly Recommended
I hired Autumn to do some legal work for me. She was attentive and always kept me abreast of my case. She's a great litigator and great attorney. She's smart, motivated, and an advocate for her clients. I would highly recommend her.
Posted by Adam | June 4, 2015
Expectations exceeded.
As a firefighter maintaining a pristine driving record is of utmost importance. Mrs. Hancock has represented me in multiple different traffic matters over the past several years. In one sarasota case she was able to Negotiate a speeding ticket into a small, no points fine. In another case she was able to negotiate Reckless Driving (5pts) into a failure to yield (1pt). Mrs. Hancock has saved me money in fines and car insurance and kept me from facing discipline at work. If I'm ever in need of legal guidance in the future I will not hesitate to seek her counsel.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 300-300 per hour
  • Contingency 25%-33%
  • Pro bono 10 %
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Hancock Law Firm, PLLC
  • 2015 - Present

Education

  • Stetson University College of Law
  • 2009
  • Stetson University College of Law
  • Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor
  • 2009
  • Mcdaniel College
  • B.A.
  • 2006

Sample of Legal Cases

  • D.D. vs. A.D.
  • Final Dissolution of Marriage with Timesharing Schedule proposed by my client

Associations

  • Florida Association for Women Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • Florida Association for Women Lawyers (Pinellas County chapter)
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • St. Petersburg Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • Florida Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Women in Law Award
  • Lawyer Monthly Magazine
  • 2017
  • Top Attorney
  • Avvo
  • 2016
  • Public Service Fellowship
  • Florida Bar Foundation
  • 2009
  • William F. Blews Pro Bono Award
  • Stetson University College of Law
  • 2009
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Publications

  • American Sociological Association
  • Rape Culture: American Attitudes Toward Sexual Assault
  • 2006

Speaking Engagements

  • Legal Studies Program
  • Business Law
  • 2017
  • Legal Studies Program
  • Family Law II
  • 2016
  • Legal Studies Program
  • Business Law
  • 2016
  • Legal Studies Program
  • Commercial Transactions
  • 2015
  • Legal Studies Program
  • Family Law II
  • 2015
  • Legal Studies Program
  • Intro to Legal Studies
  • 2014
  • Legal Studies Program
  • Commercial Transactions
  • 2014
  • Legal Studies Program
  • Family Law II
  • 2014
  • Legal Studies Program
  • Intro to Legal Studies
  • 2013
  • Legal Studies Program
  • Commercial Transactions
  • 2013
  • Legal Studies Program
  • Family Law II
  • 2013
  • Eastern Sociological SocietyAnnual Conference
  • Sexual Assault
  • 2006
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Attorney endorsements

Received (18)
Given (9)
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Family Attorney | Nov 17
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have known Ms. Hancock personally for several years and have also litigated cases with her as opposing counsel. I endorse her as both a family law advocate and family law mediator without reservation. Ms. Hancock approaches her cases with compassion and skill. She is well-prepared and straightforward in negotiations. We have been able to resolve many cases together with minimal conflict & stress for our respective clients."
Family Attorney | Aug 20
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Ms. Hancock was a formidable opponent who fought hard for her client in a highly contested family law matter. She collaborated with civility when necessary and always kept her client's best interest in the forefront, with the utmost professionalism, until all parties were able to settle the matter prior to trial. I endorse Ms. Hancock without reservation. I look forward to working with her in the future!"
Family Attorney | Jan 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Hancock is an excellent attorney and very knowledgeable in the area of family law. I endorse this lawyer."
Estate planning Attorney | Feb 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Autumn for the dedication and passion she brings to the areas of estate planning and family law. I am humbled by her selflessness in preparing estate plans for first responders pro bono. She advocates tirelessly for her family law clients. She actively seeks alternative dispute resolution and settlement opportunities in her cases. I highly recommend Autumn Hancock and endorse her work."
Litigation Attorney | Jan 23
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Autumn is a gifted litigator with a variety of subject matter expertise. She has experience in real estate and foreclosures, family law, estate planning and wills/trusts/probate. She is brilliant and obtains favorable results for her clients. Without hesitation, I endorse and recommend Autumn."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Autumn is an incredibly hard-working and dedicated attorney. She is competent in the law and provides excellent advice."
General practice Attorney | Apr 27
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Autumn and I have worked together on multiple matters over many years. She is always a diligent and effective advocate for her clients. She is an outstanding litigation attorney and always strives to provide her clients the best outcome possible."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Apr 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I know Autumn to be an experienced and knowledgeable bankruptcy attorney. She is responsive and diligent."
Family Attorney | Apr 18
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I had the pleasure of attending law school with Autumn but it was not until recently that I had an opportunity to work with her on a case. Autumn balanced professionalism with aggressively advocating on behalf of her client in a way often lacking in the legal community. While our clients' emotions sometimes ran hot, Autumn maintained a steady cool approach to the case and helped ensure a fair result for all involved."
Family Attorney | Apr 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse Autumn. She is intelligent, personable, and very professional. She is also very knowledgeable in her areas of the law. If you have a family law or probate issue, she is the one to retain. I would retain her myself!!"
General practice Attorney | Apr 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer wholeheartedly- smart, reasonable and principled."
Family Attorney | Apr 15
Relationship: Co-worker
"I have known Autumn for many years since we worked together at the Family Law Administration in Carroll County Maryland. She is a diligent and dedicated attorney who is a true advocate for her client. I highly recommend Autumn to anyone who is searching for an attorney."
General practice Attorney | Apr 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I worked with Autumn for several years and have worked with her intermittently ever since. She is an extremely knowledgeable practitioner, both as to substantive and procedural matters in connection with a wide variety of civil matters. Further, she is the type of attorney from whom other attorneys seek advice/help with litigation strategies (count me as one of them). I would recommend her to anybody seeking competent, passionate, and zealous advocacy."
Real estate Attorney | Apr 14
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have been fortunate to work with Autumn on several cases over the years. She is extremely dedicated to her clients, and a fierce, but professional attorney and advocate. Wish we had more attorneys like Autumn in our profession. Highly recommend!!"
Estate planning Attorney | Apr 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked with Autumn on several cases over the last few years and always found her to be a very effective advocate for her clients. Intelligent with a great work ethic. I highly recommend Autumn."
Real estate Attorney | Apr 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I wholeheartedly endorse Autumn. I have had the privilege of working with her on several cases, and I was impressed with her dedication and passion for representing her clients. Her efforts played a substantial role in securing a good outcome for our clients, and it would be a pleasure to work with Autumn again."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Autumn is a knowledgeable and skilled litigator who zealously advocates for her clients."
Foreclosure Attorney | Sep 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Autumn is a hard-working, knowledgable, talented attorney who zealously advocates on behalf of her clients. Autumn has served as opposing counsel in several matters with me and I've always found her to be professional, ethical, and cordial."
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Saint Petersburg Family Lawyer Autumn Nicole Hancock
Autumn Nicole Hancock
Family Attorney
Saint Petersburg, FL
Licensed for 13 years