How We Help Our Clients
We know there are so many law firms you can choose from today. We are different because we live here. We work here. Our commitment, as well as our heart and mind and home, is to this city. When we talk about making our streets safer, those are our streets. When we advocate to end human trafficking, those are our kids we want coming home at night.
With over one hundred combined years here in Tallahassee and south Georgia, you know us. Chances are we went to high school together, our kids played on the same little league team and your son or daughter received our scholarship to go to college.
We know, more than anything, it is working with you right here in Tallahassee that makes us successful. Our approach is simple. We want to provide you with the best possible legal representation on your unique case. This is why we work in teams. Let us share with you how we help our clients, just like you, right here in Tallahassee and the surrounding areas.
Our civil team handles cases involving almost all types of serious personal injury and wrongful death matters including car accidents, medical malpractice, nursing home injury claims, negligent security claims and defective product injuries. While a car accident may be the first thing you think of when it comes to personal injury today, there are many other types of personal injury and wrongful death. We are here to advocate on your behalf if there is any form of injury that may be due to the negligence of a person or company. Let us share with you more of the ways we can help you and your loved ones right here in Tallahassee.
Our legal defense team is confident in our ability to make sure you receive the absolute best defense possible. We have extensive experience handling a wide variety of criminal matters and, when contacted early in the case, can oftentimes keep you from being arrested or help you minimize the consequences of an arrest. We know this is a serious time in your life and you will have many questions. Don’t wait to ask us your questions about your legal rights and let our local team of attorneys help you. Remember, our criminal defense team represents individuals not just in Tallahassee but throughout Leon, Wakulla, Gadsden, Franklin, and Jefferson counties.
Nursing Home Injuries and Death
There may come a time when you or your loved one is no longer able to independently live safely at home. Most long-term care facilities such as skilled nursing homes and assisted living facilities do the best they can to provide comfortable living conditions and medical treatment to their residents. Unfortunately, and all too often, there are problems that end up in serious neglect, personal injury, wrongful death or outright abuse of a nursing home resident. If you believe your elderly loved one has been harmed due to wrongdoing at their nursing home facility, ask us.
Our employment discrimination team works with both employees and employers. Your job is a part of your life and we are dedicated to ensuring that you have the best representation possible. Whether you are an employee who has been unfairly treated or an employer that has been served a lawsuit, we know how to navigate the federal and state laws that apply to your case. Learn more about how we assist clients with serious employment-related claims including all type of discrimination, wrongful termination, FMLA claims, sexual harassment, retaliation and whistleblower claims.
Estate Planning, Probate, Trust Administration and Estate Litigation
Protecting to yourself and your family is at the very heart of estate planning. We assist our clients with planning for the future and this means creating the wills, trusts and advanced directives they need now and well into the future. We do more, however, than plan for your lifetime needs. We also will represent your loved ones should a dispute arise that concerns a will, trust or inheritance claim. Our experienced litigation team knows how to advocate for you and can handle these issues should the need arise.
Our Clients say it best!
“I will always remember this and his professionalism”
“I do know that I won’t have to struggle financially and for that I will always be grateful”
“Knowing that the legal aspect of this nightmare is in the hands of someone”
“Thank you for all that you did.”
“You helped us preserve family harmony at every juncture.”
“Words cannot express the gratitude”
“They made us feel like family, like our best interest was their motivation”
They made us feel like family, like our best interest was their motivation, not just a paycheck to them. It was a very stressful time for us and they really helped by making our experience with them easy and as stress free as it could be and closed things in a very timely fashion. Thank you all very much!
“Mr. Scott has been amazing in this difficult time of my life”
“Haven’t had to utilize their services, but the staff has always been helpful for referrals to get me what I ultimately needed”
Haven’t had to utilize their services, but the staff has always been helpful for referrals to get me what I ultimately needed.
“Amazing lawyers with a warm heat for their client”
Amazing lawyers with a warm heat for their client. They work their hardest even with a large amount of workload! Thank you!
Wonderful firm!! Everyone that I have communicated with treated me as if they knew me for years. I thought my case was going to drag out and they (Mr. Scott) wrapped it up sooner than anticipated.
“He does an excellent job and responds promptly to all requests”
Ryan has been my labor and employment lawyer for the past 4 years. He does an excellent job and responds promptly to all requests.
“Marvelous to work with”
Marvelous to work with.
“I need a business contract written, the team was quick and professional”
I need a business contract written, the team was quick and professional. Great group of people to work with.
“This is a family firm!”
This is a family firm! I worked most closely with Matthew Foster regarding BP claims and he was so passionate about all of his clients. They treat you like family, and I am proud to have worked with such a loyal firm.
“Dean Laboeuf represented me a long time ago and consulted that I only needed a public defender”
Dean Laboeuf represented me a long time ago and consulted that I only needed a public defender. you took the time to come to the court room and let the judge know that I was seeking other counsel. you did not charge me a dime. I will always remember this and your professionalism
“They are excellent, expert and compassionate!”
We referr clients to Scott Gwartney and Dean LeBoeuf when they have been harmed by caregivers or facilities. They are excellent, expert and compassionate! Our clients are happy and treated with dignity.
“They were very caring about my situation and my husband, I highly recommend them”
They were very caring about my situation and my husband, I highly recommend them.
“Best Lawyer in Tallahassee for Criminal Defense & FSU Hearings!”
The right “pitbull” when you need a great defense attorney. Matt is very professional and think outside the box. He knows when to put pressure on the other parties and when to back off. He is the right “pitbull” to get when you are defending yourself. I highly recommend him!
“When there was “too much at stake” Mr. LeBoeuf was certainly there for me”
When there was “too much at stake” Mr. LeBoeuf was certainly there for me. He is empathetic, competent, insightful, wise, and for me literally “a lawyer’s lawyer”. His guidance, analysis, personal support, practice and professionalism are best-in-category. I will be forever grateful for his objective and always-courteous service to me as his client. His comprehensive vision of the entire matter, as well as his honorable advice and presentations, were instrumental in the circumstances and in clarifying the resolution of the matter. One could not ask for more or better legal services. He is a consummate and reliable professional, and a genuinely good person, who understands and accomplishes fairness.