JENNIFER LEE BUSHNELL-ATTORNEY & COUNSELOR AT LAW
Please allow me to introduce myself. I am a native Floridian born and raised in the Daytona Beach area where I developed a love of the ocean and motorcycles. Daytona is a historic racing town after all. I now call home the Greater Pensacola area that stretches from the beautiful scenic Gulf Islands National Seashore, home to historic Fort Pickens, to the emerald coast of Destin. However, I am well travelled after following my husband's military career in the United States Air Force for 21 years and have a great deal of knowledge regarding military life and benefits. My husband and I live in Gulf Breeze and have three sons who provide us with many outdoor adventures and much negotiation practice. When I have free time, my husband and I enjoy motorcycle riding and scuba diving together.
LIKE A COMPASS, my role as an attorney is to assist you in navigating the legal process to achieve your plan, accomplish your goals and move toward solutions in the most efficient and economical fashion under the facts and circumstances of your case. By developing a close, personal relationship with you, we will work together making decisions that will guide you toward your stated goals. My personal attention to you and responsiveness to your legal needs is my primary concern. Litigation is costly and I specifically work towards resolving matters in unique ways in order to avoid the high cost to you in time and money.
CALL ME TODAY at 850.433.5511 or click here for our online form. If you send me an email, please state briefly the problem you need assistance with. I offer a 30 minute consultation at low cost to you.
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I received my Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy, with honors, with a minor in English, from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs in 1996, and received my law degree, with honors, from the University of Florida College of Law in 2002. Go Gators!
Year Admitted to Practice: Florida - 2002
Carver, Darden, Koretzky, Tessier, Finn, Blossman & Areaux, LLC, Associate
Bordelon, Greene & Lynchard, Associate
Emmanuel, Sheppard & Condon, Associate
Education: University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, B.A., cum laude, 1996; University of Florida College of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2002
Law School Honors:
Book Award, Legal Drafting
Research Assistant, Juan Perea, Constitutional Law
Pro Bono Certificate for service to Three Rivers Legal Services
Florida Bar, Real Property, Probate & Trust Law Section and Family Law Section Escambia~Santa Rosa County Bar Association
ESRBA, Young Lawyers Division
Northwest Florida Association of Women Lawyers, Pensacola Chapter
American Bar Association
Gulf Breeze Chamber of Commerce
Navarre Rotary Club Member and Committee Chair for 2010 5k Run for Education
American Inns of Court, Pensacola Chapter, Member
Bench to Bar Professional Committee
All Florida state courts and the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida.
Serving Northwest Florida in Escambia County, Santa Rosa County, Okaloosa County, Walton County, Pensacola, Pensacola Beach, Milton, Crestview, Gulf Breeze, Navarre, Navarre Beach, Jay, Century, Fort Walton Beach, Destin, Seaside, Pensacola NAS, Hurlburt Field, Eglin AFB, Whiting Field, Duke Field, and Florida statewide probate.
You can expect to receive my personal commitment and attention to you. When you call my office, I will personally speak with you for about 5 to 10 minutes to establish whether I can help you. After the initial telephone call, I will schedule an initial consultation with you to meet in my office. In order to facilitate the initial consultation, you should prepare a narrative, list of questions, concerns and goals, as well as copies of any relevant documents. All of this information should be provided to me prior to the initial consultation. For further services beyond the initial consultation, a written agreement describing the scope of representation and the retainer fee and cost deposit required will be prepared and provided to you.
Please note that I meet with clients by appointment only. You should call my office before dropping in to ensure that someone is available to assist you. However, you may drop off documents to me anytime Monday through Friday in the drop box located outside the front door of my office. Generally, office hours are Mondays through Thursdays 8:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. and Fridays 8:30 a.m. until noon. I also have an answering service that will ensure that I or my paralegal receive your call timely. I or my paralegal will attempt to return your call the same day or within 24 hours.
I am happy to communicate with you by email. PLEASE NOTE INFORMATION COMMUNICATED BEFORE I REPRESENT YOU MAY NOT PRIVILEGED AND CONFIDENTIAL. If I already represent you, PLEASE REFRAIN from emailing confidential or sensitive information unless adequately encrypted. EMAIL OR OTHER COMMUNICATION WITH THIS FIRM, IN ITSELF, DOES NOT CREATE AN ATTORNEY-CLIENT RELATIONSHIP.
I offer free initial consultations for 30 minutes only for certain matters, all additional time charged at usual rates. I also offer fixed fee rates, plus court filing fees and other administrative costs for certain types of matters. Please inquire. For all other matters, I will bill you at my hourly billable rate and I will require a retainer fee, plus an additional cost deposit for court and administrative costs to begin working on your case.
Visa and Mastercard accepted.
HOW YOU CAN HELP KEEP YOUR FEES AND COSTS DOWN
Clear, concise communication is the key to keeping your fees as reasonable as possible. Please communicate any facts, documents or circumstances related to your case whether or not you think it is essential or unimportant. In addition, you can help keep your fees and costs down on your case by providing me with organized and concise information. You can bring copies of documents to me that are organized with your own personal notes of explanation for the documents provided. If, however, you provide me with a stack of documents that I need to organize and copy, you will be billed for me to do this for you. If you email me separately on three occasions over the course of the week with separate issues, you could double the amount of time needed to address your concerns. However, if, on the other hand, those questions were combined into a single email, this allows me to quickly and efficiently respond to your concerns. Of course, there will be occasions where frequent communication is necessary under the facts of your case.
Jennifer Lee Bushnell, Attorney at Law, www.NWFLattorney.com, provides legal services for all of your family's need in estate planning, probate, wills, trusts, powers of attorney, guardianship, all areas of family law, including divorce, child custody and child support, visitation, alimony, equitable distribution of marital assets and liabilities, adoption, paternity, dependency, martial agreements, business entity formation, and real property matters and litigation.
Jennifer Lee Bushnell is responsible for the content of this website. THE INFORMATION PROVIDED IN THIS WEBSITE IS NOT INTENDED, NOR SHOULD IT BE INTERPRETED, TO CONSTITUTE LEGAL ADVICE ON ANY MATTER, BUT SOLELY TO PROVIDE INFORMATION. EMAIL OR OTHER COMMUNICATION WITH THIS FIRM, IN ITSELF, DOES NOT CREATE AN ATTORNEY-CLIENT RELATIONSHIP.