Neill, Griffin, Tierney, Neill & Marquis Chartered

Neill, Griffin, Tierney, Neill & Marquis Chartered

Neill, Griffin, Tierney, Neill & Marquis Chartered is a general civil practice law firm that addresses the legal needs of individuals and businesses throughout Fort Pierce and the Treasure Coast of Florida.

Firm Overview

We strive to accomplish your goals with effective, practical and affordable legal solutions.

We work hard to build trusting and lasting relationships with our individual and family clients and strong partnerships with our businesses clients. Three firm members have been recognized as AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell Martindale-Hubbell's highest rating and two are Florida Bar certified specialists. Richard V. Neill, Jr. is certified in civil trial law, and Rene Marquis-Abrams is certified in wills, trusts and estates. Mr. Neill, Jr., is also a Florida Supreme Court certified Circuit and County Court mediator.

We focus on protecting your rights and interests
At Neill, Griffin, Tierney, Neill & Marquis Chartered, we strive to be accessible and responsive to each client's specific needs and situation. We take the time to help you understand your legal issues so you are equipped to make informed decisions. It is our goal to find solutions for your problems.

If a dispute cannot be settled and litigation becomes necessary, we are willing and able to represent you in court.

We are ready to assist you in the following areas:
- Civil litigation - When legal disputes disrupt your life or business, we advocate on your behalf in negotiation, litigation and appeals in state and federal courts. We handle commercial and business litigation, probate, trust and guardianship litigation, real property law, eminent domain, personal injury and wrongful death, family law, and landlord and tenant disputes.
- Wills, trusts and estates - Regardless of the size or complexity of your estate, we can assist with wills, estate planning, trusts and trust administration, entity planning, charitable planning, gift planning, probate, guardianship, tax issues and more
- Real property - We provide assistance with preparation, review and negotiation of leases and contracts for purchase and sale, title examination and insurance, closings, formation of LLCs, and transfers for estate planning purposes.

Representing clients on the Treasure Coast
Neill, Griffin, Tierney, Neill & Marquis Chartered represents clients in the Treasure Coast cities of Fort Pierce, Port St. Lucie, Vero Beach, Stuart and Okeechobee and throughout St. Lucie, Indian River, Martin and Okeechobee Counties.

Contact us to discuss your issue
For representation, call Neill, Griffin, Tierney, Neill & Marquis Chartered at 772-464-8200 or contact us online, and inquire concerning a free initial consultation.
Main Office
Main Office
311 South 2nd St.
P. O. Box 1270
Fort Pierce  FL  34950
Phone
  • 772-464-8200
Websites
Real Estate
The attorneys at Neill, Griffin, Tierney, Neill & Marquis Chartered in Fort Pierce apply their experience with property rights, real estate issues, financing and business law to all areas of real estate practice.
-Residential home sales transactions
-Commercial property sales transactions
-Title insurance
-Homeowners associations
-Condominium law
-Landlord-tenant disputes
-Evictions
-Foreclosures
-Real estate contracts
-Eminent domain
-Zoning, land use and building permits
-Boundary and easement disputes
-Title disputes

Real estate transaction attorneys
From offer to sale, Neill, Griffin, Tierney, Neill & Marquis Chartered handles all aspects of buying and selling real estate and construction, so that you can feel confident about a smooth and precise transaction. Our attorneys can:
-Draft or review your sales contract
-help you negotiate real estate agreements
-Review your lending documents
-Search, examine and clear title
-Issue and review title commitments and title policies
-Handle land use, zoning and permitting
-Conduct your real estate closing

Real estate litigation attorneys
Real estate litigation requires knowledge about property laws and civil litigation. At Neill, Griffin, Tierney, Neill & Marquis Chartered, we have attorneys experienced in both real property law and civil litigation who can litigate, or help you settle where appropriate, your real estate dispute.

Contact our real estate attorneys
Call Neill, Griffin, Tierney, Neill & Marquis Chartered at 772-464-8200 or contact us online to schedule an appointment with a real estate attorney in our Fort Pierce office.

Richard V. Neill

Practice Areas:
-Civil Trial Practice
-Real Property

Admitted:
-1959, Florida
-1960, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida and U.S. Court of Appeals, 5th and 11th Circuits
-1963, U.S. Tax Court
-1969, U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida and U.S. Supreme Court

Law School:
University of Florida, J.D.

Member:
-St. Lucie County Bar Association (President, 1965)
-The Florida Bar (Member, Board of Governors, 1974-1979)
-American College of Trial Lawyers.

Biography:
-Phi Alpha Delta
-Order of the Coif
-Phi Eta Sigma
-Phi Beta Kappa
-Phi Kappa Phi.

Born:
Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Education
  • University of Florida
    J.D.

Chester B. Griffin

Mr. Griffin, one of the founders of the firm, has retired effective December 31, 2013.

A Florida Bar member for over 50 years, he practiced in the areas of Estate Planning, Probate, Guardianship, and Trusts. His presence will be missed; but, the firm continues to provide services in his areas of practice, primarily through Renee Marquis-Abrams, who is Florida Bar Certified in Wills, Trusts and Estates.

J. Stephen Tierney, III

Practice Areas:
-General Civil Trial Practice
-Family Law
-Real Estate
-General Practice

Admitted:
1977, Florida

Law School:
University of Florida, J.D.

Member:
-St. Lucie County Bar Association (President, 1994-1995)
-The Florida Bar.

Born:
Wilmington, Delaware
Education
  • University of Florida
    J.D.

Richard V. Neill, Jr

AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell

Practice Areas:

-Real Estate Law
-Civil Litigation
-Eminent Domain
-Commercial Litigation
-Probate Litigation
-Real Estate Litigation
-Trust Litigation
-Personal Injury
-Wrongful Death
-Appellate Practice
-Mediation

Admitted:
-1983, Florida
-1986, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida including Trial Bar, 1989 and U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
-1987, U.S. Supreme Court
-2014, U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida

Law School:
University of Florida, J.D.

Member:
-St. Lucie County Bar Association (Member, Judicial Liaison Committee, 2007 to date, Chair 2014)
-The Florida Bar (Member, Eminent Domain Committee, 2011 to date)
-Florida Justice Association.

Biography:
-Florida Bar Certified Civil Trial Lawyer. Certified Circuit Civil and County Court Mediator, Florida Supreme Court. Town Attorney, St. Lucie Village, Florida, 1989. Member, Nineteenth Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee "B", 1996-1999, 2009-2012, Vice-Chair, 1999, Chair 2012
-Chairman, Nineteenth Circuit Fee Arbitration Panel, 2001-2004
-Chairman, Nineteenth Judicial Circuit Unlicensed Practice of Law Committee, 2003-2006. Acting Pro Bono Liaison, 19th Circuit Pro Bono Committee, 2005. Board Member, St. Lucie County Education Foundation, 1998-2001.

Born:
Gainesville, Florida
Education
  • University of Florida
    J.D.

Rene Marquis-Abrams

AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell

Practice Areas:
-Estate Planning
-Probate
-Guardianship

Admitted:
-1993, Florida
-1994, U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida

Law School:
University of Florida, J.D.

Member:
-St. Lucie County Bar Association (President, 2001-2002)
-Member, Nineteenth Judicial Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission, 2001-2004 and 2004-2008
-The Florida Bar (Member, Sections on: Tax, Real Property, Probate and Trust, and Elder Law).

Born:
Danbury, Connecticut
Education
  • University of Florida
    J.D.
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