Anchors Smith Grimsley, PLC

Anchors Smith Grimsley, PLC

We are an eleven lawyer firm with vast experience in a diverse range of practice areas. Visit our website for details on our lawyers and their practice areas.

Firm Overview

In 2005 the Fort Walton Beach and Destin, FL. based Martindale Hubble AV rated law firms of Smith, Grimsley, Bauman, Pinkerton, Petermann & Shaw, and Anchors, Foster, McInnis & Keefe merged to form Anchors Smith Grimsley, PLC, what was then the largest law firm in the local three county area. Currently, ASG is comprised of eleven lawyers with deep, lifelong ties to the local community. Our law firm provides a full range of legal services in the rapidly developing area of the Florida Panhandle. Transaction expertise includes: Real Estate Tax Estate Planning Banking Governmental Corporate Business Regulatory Administrative Law The transaction side of ASG is complemented by an extensive, experienced and full range civil, criminal, probate and administrative trial and litigation practice. Our goal is to provide our clients with prompt, efficient and cost effective legal representation consistent with the highest standards of legal excellence. By combining over two centuries of collective legal experience that crosses a broad range of practice areas with an unparalleled insight into the legal, social and political environment of Northwest Florida, the lawyers at ASG are able to meet the many and varied needs of our clients. The lawyers and staff of ASG invite you to Experience Our Experience.

Main Office

Main Office
909 Mar Walt Drive
Suite 1014
Fort Walton Beach FL 32547


(850) 362-7228


(850) 664-5728


Free Initial Consultation?

We love to answer questions, the first 10 minutes on the phone is always free.

Services Offered For Fixed Fees?

We are always willing to discuss a fixed fee. However, many matters are too complex for a fixed fee to work well for the client.

Hourly Rates

Fees vary by attorney between $250-$350

Office Information

Office Hours

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Monday-Friday, Closed from 12:00-1:00.

Emergency After Hours


Other Offices

By Appointment Only: Pensacola
13 Palafox Place


Going through a divorce is never easy but the process can be far less intimidating if you are represented by an experienced, knowledgeable and caring attorney.

Often clients merely want to know if they have any alternatives to divorce or simply want to understand the divorce procedure. The lawyers at ASG have the experience and knowledge to properly and patiently explain these matters to their clients, and guide them through this difficult and complex process. There are no cases too large or too small for our law firm. ASG's lawyers have represented clients in some of the most complex divorce cases in Okaloosa, Walton and Santa Rosa Counties. We also represent persons who have modest incomes and assets. Whether you simply want a consultation or you need a lawyer to represent you in a contested case, the lawyers at ASG would appreciate the opportunity to meet with you to discuss your case and rights. Our practice areas for Divorce and Family Law include the following: Divorce Alimony Child Custody and Visitation Child Support Pre-Nuptial and Post-Nuptial Agreements Domestic Violence Paternity Contempt Actions Adoption Separation Agreements

Matthew Ausley

Anchors Smith Grimsley, PLC

Matthew J. Ausley

Anchors Smith Grimsley, PLC

Matthew represents clients in collection and foreclosure actions, business and real estate related litigation, and family law matters.

Matt brings almost a decade of business experience with him to Anchors Smith Grimsley. As an entrepreneur, Matt has owned and managed 2 businesses; a pressure washing company, which was sold, and a collection agency which he still operates. Matt's career started as a manager of a finance company branch with a $10 million loan portfolio and over 800 customers. Next, he accepted a position with Sage pursuing advanced collections. In those endeavors, Matt earned several promotions and multiple awards for excellence in sales and leadership.

While in law school, Matt interned at Holland & Knight and with the Hon. Joel B. Toomey, a Federal Magistrate Judge. At school, Matt served as a Student Ambassador for the school and a Research Assistant to Professor Peter Marchetti, for Contracts and Bankruptcy. Matt graduated cum laude with a certificate for legal research and writing. In 2015, Matt was admitted to the Florida Bar.

On a personal note, Matt has wonderful wife, Kristin, and 2 young boys. Matt chairs the Niceville Young Professionals organization, and is an active member of Crosspoint Church, the Okaloosa and Walton County Bar Associations, and the Fort Walton & Niceville Chambers of Commerce. He enjoys hobby mechanics, SEC football, and reading.


Bar Number: 0117362
Florida, 2015


Florida Coastal School of Law
J.D., Cum Laude, 2014

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