Our firm is composed of a diverse pool of attorneys from former prosecutors, former general counsel, even a retired Judge. We focus on bringing affordable, aggressive, and accurate representation
At Douglas Hedstrom Cossey, P.A., there is one constant at our law firm: our unwavering commitment to our clients. We know that our clients are more than file numbers. Every one of our clients has unique needs, and we work diligently to meet these needs. When you work with our law firm, know that we will always strive to accomplish your goals and surpass your expectations. We are honored when individuals, families and businesses place their trust in our law firm. By building strong attorney-client relationships, we have been fortunate to help multiple generations resolve their legal issues. With offices in Palatka, Orange Park, St. Augustine, and Ocala, we serve clients throughout Putnam, Clay, St. Johns, Duval, Marion, Flagler, and Alachua County.
Local Offices in
1301 St. JOhns Ave
Palatka FL 32177
Yes - We Offer Free Consultations.
Divorce, Contracts, Estates & Trusts, and Probate
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Charlie Douglas was born and raised in Palatka, Florida. After graduating valedictorian of his high school class, Charlie attended the University Of Florida Warrington College Of Business, where he served as a Student Government Cabinet Director and graduated summa cum laude with a degree in Business Administration.
During law school at the University of Florida, Charlie served as Editor-in-Chief of the Florida Law Review and graduated second in his class of 211 students. Charlie was also inducted as a member of the Order of the Coif and Florida Blue Key.
In 2007, Charlie gained national recognition for his fight to free a Texas man, Tyrone Brown, who had been sentenced to life in prison after testing positive once for marijuana while on probation. Hearing that Mr. Brown had already served nearly 17 years of the life sentence, Charlie launched a lengthy grass-roots advocacy campaign that resulted in Mr. Brown's freedom.
Charlie has also fought against the tobacco industry and was previously named by the Lawton Chiles Foundation as Florida's Youth Advocate of the Year. For those efforts, the American Legacy Foundation asked Charlie to serve as a national spokesperson to help expose the truth about tobacco company tactics.
Charlie's passionate representation and advocacy for his clients led Florida Super Lawyers Magazine to recognize Charlie as a "Rising Star," which is an award reserved for less than 2.5% of attorneys in Florida under the age of 40.
Charlie supports the community by volunteering with Haven Hospice, Relay for Life, Putnam First Cancer Fund, The ARC, Kiwanis of the Azalea City, and Boy Scouts of America. In his spare time, Charlie enjoys hunting, fishing, traveling, and all water sports.
Areas of Practice
University of Florida College of Law, Gainesville, Florida
Honors: Member of the Order of the Coif
Honors: Member of the Florida Blue Key
Honors: Graduated second in his class of 211
Law Review: Florida Law Review, Editor-in-Chief
University of Florida Warrington College of Business
B.A. summa cum laude
Honors: Served as a Student Government Cabinet Director
Major: Business Administration
Honors and Awards
Named by the Lawton Chiles Foundation as Florida's Youth Advocate of the Year
Florida Super Lawyers Magazine as a "Rising Star"
Pro Bono Activities
Haven Hospice, Volunteer
Relay for Life, Volunteer
Putnam First Cancer Fund, Volunteer
The ARC, Volunteer
Kiwanis of the Azalea City, Volunteer
Boy Scouts of America, Volunteer
Cindy Marvin is a seventh-generation resident of North Florida was the first National Merit Scholar from Palatka High School. Cindy obtained a B.A. with honors and her Juris Doctor from the University of Florida.
Cindy is passionate about equal access to the court system, and has worked with and advocated for Legal Services and the Public Defender's Office. Cindy has a vast amount of litigation experience in civil and criminal law. Cindy tried approximately one hundred criminal cases ranging from misdemeanor trespass and DUIs to murder charges. Cindy also handles probate litigation, guardianships, and Elder Law matters.
Cindy is a member and secretary of Palatka Sunrise Rotary, an active Guardian ad Litem for children in dependency court, and the 2014-2015 counselor and foreign exchange officer for Palatka Sunrise Rotary's exchange student from Spain.
Cindy is married to another Palatka native, Tony Marvin, and they have two sons.
AREAS OF PRACTICE
University of Florida College of Law, Gainesville, Florida: Juris Doctor
University of Florida: B.A. cum laude
PRO BONO ACTIVITIES
Putnam County Guardian ad Litem
Putnam Blueways and Trails member
Former volunteer/speaker for Victims of Sexual Abuse Network
Former Board Member, Putnam County Blood Bank
Edward E. Hedstrom was a former Circuit Judge appointed to the bench in 2000. Before becoming a judge, he was a civil attorney for 35 years. He earned his undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Florida. During his time on the bench, Ed Hedstrom heard family, civil, and criminal cases. Ed Hedstrom joined Douglas & Hedstrom in 2014 and focuses his areas of practice on Real Estate and Business Planning.
Areas of Practice
Estate Planning Law
Real Estate Law
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