Flaherty Defense Firm, Fort Walton Beach Criminal Lawyer
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On behalf of my wife and our son Andrew, I want to thank you and your entire staff for helping us through this case. You helped us by spelling out the facts and possibilities of a serious situation my son put himself and our family into. I appreciate the lengths you went to. Although you let us know there were no guarantees, you were able to accomplish the outcome we were hoping for. The college life he is in is still a tempting environment for all kinds of trouble. We hope and pray that this mistake has taught him the potential for serious consequences. We constantly remind Andrew to make the right choices. I ask you to keep him and all of his generation in your prayers as we do.

First let me start off by saying during any stressful situation we all want to feel at ease in in any way and that’s how Mr. Flaherty and his team made me feel. I highly recommend the Flaherty Defense Team, I can’t begin to express how grateful I am for Mr. Flaherty, Brittni and the whole staff. Never in a million years did I think I would need a defense attorney but needless to say being represented by this group of highly respected legal professionals made everything a lot better! Not only do they care about you as a person but they treat you with respect and as if you were part of their family. They made me feel at ease by not only being there for me but listening to me when I needed someone and being compassionate towards the situation. I promise you will be happy with the results, Tim Flaherty and his team will fight to get the outcome you want. I highly recommend you give him a call today don’t look no more, these are the team you want on your side.

I was on a family vacation with my wife and kids and a few other families when a late night mishap had me in need of a lawyer! After several attempts at some fly by night lawyers, I was praying for the right person to come my way and Brittni from Flaherty Defense Firm answered the phone. From our very first conversation to the last court date, they were there for me. I was always aware of what was going on with my case! Tim handled my case without a hitch. I hated to need their services, but will always know who to call if I need them again! Answered prayer is what they were. Professional service at all time and the girls in the office, even though I worried them to death, always treated me like I was a part of their family. So thanks to the whole crew!! Great job!!

Thank you so much for all your help. You were always so kind and professional, and always willing to help. You were a joy to talk with and I sincerely appreciate all you and Mr. Flaherty have done to help our family. I hope and pray we do not need to hire a defense attorney in the future, but if we do I will certainly be in touch. I will also refer your firm to anyone I encounter that may need legal defense assistance in your area.

I’ve lived in Northwest Florida for 17 years. Never did I expect to have to defend myself in a court of law. Well, that is where I found myself, wrongly accused, confused and feeling like there was no one to defend my side. I came across the phone number of Mr. Flaherty and his associates. From the first moment we met, they made me feel very comfortable. I have to admit, I was a little skeptical when they assured me to “leave it all to them”. Still, that is what I did and I couldn’t have made a better choice!! As I lost sleep and basically worried over nothing, the Flaherty defense team cleared my name. I was so elated when they told me the news that my case was dismissed that I actually hugged Mr. Flaherty! The results they achieved were beyond my expectations. I would recommend them to anyone who finds themselves caught by the law. Talk to Mr. Flaherty. You will thank me later.

I can’t thank you enough for all your film has done for me. My mind was at ease the moment I walked in and I somehow knew I was in good hands. And the work you are still doing for me leaves me speechless. I cannot thank you all enough for the care you have showed me and continue to show. I have no words to express my gratitude.

I never thought the day would come when I would have to actually hire a lawyer, so I was rather confused as what to do. When I came into Flaherty Law Firm, everybody was very friendly and very eager to answer any of my questions and concerns. Never once did they talk down to me or treat me like a criminal. I could call or email anytime and they were always quick to get back in touch with an answer. I would definitely recommend this firm to anyone.

Being the model citizen, I still find it shocking that I required your services not once but twice!! Thanks to your hard work and professionalism, I have managed to learn my lessons and still keep the good reputation I have worked so hard to achieve!The first time I required your services was over a year ago, and I was terrified by the possible outcomes that could have been personally and professionally devastating to me. Thanks to your finesse, legal knowledge, and people skills, I was able to walk away from that nasty situation unharmed (but wiser). During the months we worked together, I found myself grateful that all this happened because I enjoyed my time with you! You helped me see the situation from a different perspective which lightened my spirit and increased my overall sense of well-being.Just recently, your services came in handy on behalf of my brother. He is also a law abiding citizen who made a mistake. Once again, we simply followed your advice, showed up at court, and walked away free!!

Thank you again and remember my motto…Flaherty Defense is worth every penny!!


I highly recommend the Flaherty Defense Team.  Words cannot express how very grateful I am to Mr. Flaherty, Brandy and the whole staff. I never thought I would need a defense attorney but I was very fortunate to be represented by this group of legal professionals. They care about their clients. They were sympathetic to my situation, easy to talk to and genuine. You will not find a better or more trustworthy attorney than Tim Flaherty. He does what he says he’ll do. The fees are upfront. Brandy Merrifield was a wonderful paralegal and extremely helpful anytime I had a question. If you have a legal issue, do not hesitate chose Tim Flaherty.

Flaherty Defense Firm Saved My Life!I recently was charged with several felonies and had no clue what I was going to do next. Before I met with Tim Flaherty, I was terrified about what was going to happen at my next court date, which was only days away. After talking to Mr. Flaherty, my stress level greatly decreased. He answered all of my questions and me get through this crazy ordeal. My main concern was staying out of jail since I have a family to take care of. Flaherty Defense Firm went right to work on my case and had it resolved within a month. I was more than happy with the result and thanks to then, I don’t have a felony conviction on my record. Not only were the attorneys amazing, but their assistants Brandy and Brittni really went the extra mile to make sure I was taken care of. They always took my phone calls and addressed any concerns I had. I would be a mess without all of them! Thank you for everything!

Thank you and everyone at the Flaherty Defense Firm for all of your hard work and dedication in my case. You have all done more for me than you will ever know. I don’t have the words to express all my gratitude. Thanks.

Thank you for your service on my case. I am glad the sealing is concluded. I will call you in ten years to help with the formal expungement….My involvement with your organization has been a very good experience.

There are not enough words to express my most sincere gratitude to you all. Had it not been for each and every one of you, I would not be at home writing to you. Your knowledge and persistence brought about an unexpected verdict, and I regained my freedom.During the past several months, my husband and I were always treated with dignity and compassion by you and your staff. I never once felt that I was being looked upon as a criminal. With every visit to your office, we were made to feel comfortable. The kindness that was shown made these months more bearable. You and your staff have put up my rants, raves, tears, and incessant emails, and were always calm and informative when responding to me.During our meetings, you were always upfront and honest with me. You never sugar-coated anything and I really appreciate that. I was told from the beginning to prepare for the worst because my case was not going to be easy. I was also told of the possibility that things may be decided in my favor. I trusted your judgment in every way. I was always provided with the truth, and because of that I felt stronger and better prepared for my sentencing date.

Your expertise and the support of your staff really came through in court. You were ready and prepared for anything.

You had already gained my full confidence at my first meeting. I am forever grateful to the person who recommended that I retain you firm. I have not been disappointed. All of you knew how afraid I was from the beginning, and the compassion that I was shown really helped me through this whole ordeal.

When the judge handed down his sentencing, I have to say that I was shocked. From what I hear I was not the only stunned person in that courtroom. I never expected to walk out of there. Nothing could have prepared me or my husband for what we witnessed in that courtroom. I watched the four kindhearted people from your firm turn in to voracious wolverines. You guys were prepared for every negative issue that was mentions, and you stopped them cold. There is so much more that I could say, but space does not permit it. You have renewed my faith in God because he surely guided you in your handling of my case.

I pray that I will never personally need an attorney again; however, it will be an honor to recommend your firm to anyone needing representation and guidance.


“Tim Flaherty took a scary situation and made it less so. Thanks, Tim!” - Dominic Ruberti
“To anybody who gets pulled over coming in to crestview and finds themselves in a legal jam. This happened to me a few months ago and it turned out I was pulled over for no real reason. Flaherty Defense firm went over my case and helped me deal with everything from getting a drivers permit in the beginning, to getting my case dismissed in the end. They were very helpful and willing to help. Also, I shopped around for a law firms before hiring these guys and found that this was least expensive firm especially considering the quality they offer. Thanks to the Flaherty Defense Team for all the hard work. P.S. Thanks for the coozies... funniest ones I've ever seen!” - Alejandra Marquez
“Having a loved one in legal trouble for the first time is a very frightening process, no matter how strong you might think you are. After pondering the pros/cons of a Public Defender, I decided that we needed to hire an attorney. Time was closing in on our court date and the Flaherty team came highly recommended from someone who was in a similar situation as I found myself to been. I trusted my friend and turned to them for help. The level of expertise and professionalism they exhibited far surpassed anything I imagined with such a short notice from the initial contact to our court date. Needless to say I am happy with the outcome, and would recommend their team for any/all defense cases, no matter how simple or complex. You have a TEAM that works TOGETHER on EVERY case, they are on-call 24 hours and you will be treated with respect and understanding throughout the ENTIRE process. Most Defense Attorneys boast the same qualities, but the Flaherty team lives up to every promise made; from as little as “you can call anytime”, to as big as “we WILL provide you with the best defense possible”. Thanks Mr. Flaherty, Mr. Lupella and Mrs. Merrifield!” - Sam Hastings
“I was a recent client and charged with multiple offenses to include 2 charges of Domestic Battery and 2 charges of trespassing and resisting arrest. I retained Mr. Flaherty as my defense lawyer and everything worked out in my favor. He has an excellent staff. Brandy, she is the best FYI! They worked hard to clear my name of all charges, and I would recommend this law firm to anyone. Thanks again for all y’all did!!” - Kimbery Griffin
“I met with Mr. Flaherty and his assistant, Brandy, to defend my brother for a serious charge. Right away, I felt extremely confident in Mr. Flaherty’s experience. He was the first attorney I met with on the matter, and my family decided he was the one to take on the case for us. Mr. Flaherty and Brandy, were very attentive and more than willing to meet with my father and I; even making themselves available by phone or text, at any time. We were never left in the dark about the details of the case, good or bad. Mr. Flaherty was straight forward, direct, aggressive, and diligent in my brother’s defense. My family and I were faced with the possibility of my brother being sent to prison for 30 years. The facts of this case and circumstances were very complex. Mr. Flaherty and his assistant seemed to focus solely on my families issue from the beginning, right down to the final trial date. Mr. Flaherty’s performance in the courtroom was nothing short of amazing. He was thorough, aggressive, and in cross- examination, he didn’t miss a beat. I believe that the characteristics that make a good attorney is concern for the clients best interest, diligence & aggression, knowledge of the law and procedures, and determination in any case brought to their attention. Mr. Timothy Flaherty and Brandy definitely fit the criteria.” - Ruthie Daniels
“Tim is very personable , thorough , gracious, aggressive and honest with you. As a parent I feel I can peacefully rest at night as he fights for mine. His staff is so thorough as well and even respond on weekends !!!! DEFINITELY recommended!!!” - Connie Rivera
“The Flaherty Defense Team represented me in my case. They explained in detail every option that I had, and what the possible outcomes would be. They were always willing to give me advice, always fair, and were completely honest about my entire case. From the first time I spoke to them on the phone to the last time I stepped in their office, I was always at ease and never felt pressured to make any decisions except for what I was 100 % comfortable with. I am very excited for the way my case turned out and I would highly recommend this firm to anyone that is need of an intelligent, professional, well-rounded team.” - Karen Green
“Lets face it, everyone gets into trouble sooner or later, but if you do, Mr. Flaherty is the only lawyer in town for any military member. Brandy is awesome, her hard work and dedication, along with Mr. Flaherty's expertise they were able to get to the bottom of things and get my life back on track and keep my career in tact. Military is held to a higher standard, and Tim knows how to defend you in any situation. You will get straight talk, no BS and he will give his 100% to ensure you are protected!! Mr. Flaherty, hopefully I never end up in trouble again, but if I do, I have your number!! You were there even after hours to help me! Thank you!! Brandy, thanks to you hard work, you really are the best!!” - Charlie Palocy
“The Flaherty Firm is professional on all levels with my highest recommendation! They provide prompt, professional, and courteous legal services from initial visit, through the legal process, and provide amazing service after the case is settled. I highly recommend Mr Flaherty and his entire staff for solid legal advice that's not sugar coated and more importantly, results!” - Art Ziegler
“I barely had to do anything, Mr. Flaherty and his staff took care of everything. Got me what I wanted and I highly recommend this firm.” - Charles Lilly
“I don't usually write reviews. However I was so pleased with the level for professionalism as well as the fast turn around time that I felt compelled give their services 5 stars. I worked with Brandy, and Tim from the firm. He informed me of my options in a language that a non-attorney could understand. I will definitely use this firm for all my legal needs.” - Douglas Siedelmann
“Awesome they were extremely professional and experts in my case,so I had confidence that we could win.” - Keif Gardner
“I believe I was well represented. There wasn't a moment I felt being suckered into money not well spent. Every buck was worth the investment and to top it off not only did Flaherty's Defense Firm work with me on payments but they took a large sum off the top after we came to our conclusion. Understanding the situation, I believe I received the best outcome possible. Not once did I have a problem communicating to the Defense teams office and Yes I strongly recommend using this Firm!” - Cris Lyttle
“Let me start by saying I made a mistake and was looking at a 5 year Felony sentence for my offense, It was the first time in my life where I was in real trouble and scared to death with all sort of questions. Mr Flaherty calmed me down with his professional staff and expertise in Law.The Flaherty team made me feel like I was their only client and had a 24 hour open door polisy for any of my questions as they came up. They were able to help me recieve a lessor charge and only 11 months probation. I HIGHLEY recommend Mr.Flaherty and his team to represent you if your looking for legal counsel.” - Kyle Hooks
“I highly recommend Flaherty Defense Firm! Mr.Flaherty and his staff were very professional and very helpful throughout my entire ordeal. I'm very satisfied!” - Brad Wiley
“Tim and his staff are not only thorough and very timely , but are also very humble yet aggressive. Every thing in my case was taken care very quickly with diligence and complete professionalism but also with such gracious intent. Man to man he was so very respectful and kind. Now for a second time we are currently using him for our son and have complete trust and peace as parents that our son is now in good hands too with a team that's fighting for his future and very best ! Definitely recommended!!” - Raymond Rivera
“The Flaherty Defense team is the best in town. I am retired military and could not have asked for a better law firm to defend me. They made me feel like my case was there number one priority. Brandy is very skilled, she went above and beyond for me with my case. Mr Flaherty is top notch, he is a expert in his field. They are a team that plays to win. Thank you for being the best.” - Nick Clarke
“After having an unfortunate family dispute that led to an unwanted arrest, I went to the Flaherty Defense Firm website to leave a message about our problem. I received a response very quickly and was able to speak to Mr. Flaherty the very next day. He and his team were very respectful and told us exactly what we should expect and offered excellent payment options. They guided us every step of the way through our troubles, and in very little time our case was resolved in the most favorable way possible. When it comes to the law, no case is too small for good representation, and Flaherty Defense Firm is outstanding!” - Jake Whitney
“Tim and his team are amazing at what they do! My VOP case was leaning towards a 2 year suspended sentence with a very small chance of me getting out of. They were very supportive, informative, and thorough every step of the way. Thanks to them I am able to continue completing my previous probation sentence with absolutely no additions. My family and I are forever grateful of the hard work and dedication they put towards my case. I would choose them every time without a doubt!” - Ericka Greenlee
“I recommend Flaherty Defense Firm to anyone who finds themselves in need of legal defense representation and especially for the first time! I was at a complete loss for what to do since I had never been in a situation like mine in the past and had never dealt with court or attorneys or anything of that nature. Fortunately my husband knew Mr. Flaherty and had worked with his firm in the past so he knew I would be in good hands by retaining Flaherty Defense Firm. I was scared to death and had no clue what to expect. After just our initial meeting I was able to walk out feeling a lot more in control of my future and a lot less scared or unsure. Through out the process, Mr. Flaherty, Brittni and Brandy all treated me with the utmost respect and courtesy- never judged. They work so close together and so well together that no matter who I spoke with over the phone, they always knew what was going on and could answer all of my questions. Everyone was very professional and straight forward. They made this whole nightmare a much easier process for me to get through!! I sincerely appreciate all your help! You guys are amazing!” - Tasha Weeks
“Excellent law firm in NW Florida. I have retained Tim and his attentive staff on two separate occasions. Both cases were resolved with best possible outcome. This was due to Tim and his firms extensive contacts within the 1st Judicial Circuit and aggressive tactics resulting in full dismissals. His staff was quick to address my concerns and readily responded with timely updates. Would 100% recommend to anyone within the area. Lastly pricing was very favorable, retainer fee was best in the area.” - Lenwood Stewart
“I am a retired veteran who got into some trouble due to PTSD and other issues. Flaherty defense firm helped me with my case and I've never been happier. Not only did they help with my case but at the end they got me off on early termination of probation in time to see my grandmother in spain. I will always be grateful for the hard work they put in to help me. Thank you Flaherty defense team.” - Jose Tubbz
“3 months ago Words cannot express how grateful we are for Mr. Flaherty and his office staff. They work very hard for you, are very fast to respond to messages, and they do so with the highest professionalism. Hiring Mr. Flaherty to help us through our legal situation was the Best decision we ever made.” - Amber Warden
Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Inc.
NORML
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
9.8Tim Michael Flaherty
The National Trial Lawyers