Steve Moore Watkins, III

Steve Moore Watkins, III

Thorough and Effective Apalachicola, FL Lawyer

Firm Overview

Apalachicola attorney helping Florida attain their real property, probate and general civil litigation objectives
Established in 1991, the law office of Steve Moore Watkins III, provides comprehensive and customized legal solutions regarding your toughest real estate, probate or civil litigation challenges. With more than 29 years of litigation and negotiation experience, attorney Steve Watkins can carefully help you understand your realistic options concerning real property issues such as tax deeds, lien foreclosures, real estate transactions, boundary and title issues. As a general practitioner who has handled complex cases involving civil rights, personal injury, workers' compensation, medical malpractice, and real property litigation, Steve now practices in this small community handling cases and claims (mostly real property, probate and guardianship, and foreclosure issues) counseling and representing clients in many areas of the law. We also help families alleviate the stress of probating their loved one's estate, and we have the experience to handle contentious guardianship issues. Steve focuses his law practice on issues involving land and assisting people in resolving legal and family issues with others, including insurance companies and large corporations.

A skilled and knowledgeable lawyer can make all the difference to the success of your case. Our commitment to ensuring our legal fees are the best investment you can make for yourself, and your family's well-being is the foundation of our practice. As a Martindale-Hubbell BV Distinguished Peer Review Rated attorney, you can have confidence in knowing a respected and thorough lawyer is handling your case.

We can help you with:
-Real estate
-Real property
-Land sales
-Zoning law
-Planning law
-Land use
-Land development
-Personal injury/Wrongful death
-Wrongful death
-Lender liability
-Civil litigation
-Trial practice
-Appellate practice
-Federal practice
-General practice
-Real estate foreclosure

Apalachicola, FL providing customized representation and counsel
At the law office of Steve Moore Watkins, III, we exhibit the commitment to help you succeed. Because we understand the uncertainty and stress inherent with facing the Florida legal system, we personally help you understand your options and counsel you so you can make the decisions that have the best chance for success. Our law firm provides a degree of comfort not found in less client-focused firms, and you can expect us to listen carefully to your concerns, promptly return your calls, minimize legal fees and process your case efficiently. Steve's experienced and competent staff provides excellent land title research and thorough attention to clients' files.

Contact a dependable, knowledgeable and compassionate Florida law firm today
Call Steve Moore Watkins, III at 850-653-1949 or contact us online to schedule your free and confidential initial consultation.
Steve Moore Watkins, III represents clients throughout the 150 mile radius around Apalachicola.

Main Office

Main Office
41 Commerce Street
Apalachicola FL 32320






Free Initial Consultation?


Services Offered For Fixed Fees?

Some probate.

Hourly Rates


Office Information

Office Hours


Office Manager

Susan Langford

Emergency After Hours


Languages Spoken


Real Estate

Attorney Steve Moore Watkins, III applies his extensive knowledge and more than 23 years of experience in property rights, real estate issues, finance and business matters to handle all areas of real estate law.

We can help you with:
-Residential home sales transactions
-Commercial property sales transactions
-Homeowners associations
-Condominium law
-Landlord-tenant disputes
-Real estate contracts
-Eminent domain
-Zoning, land use and building permits
-Boundary and easement disputes
-Title disputes

Real estate transaction lawyer
From offer to sale, we handle all aspects of buying and selling real estate and construction on property so that you can feel confident about a smooth and precise transaction. In furtherance of your real estate transaction, we can:
-Draft or review your sales contract
-Negotiate real estate agreements
-Review your lending documents
-Search and clear titles
-Analyze your deal and rectify potential problems
-Handle land use, zoning and permitting
-Conduct your real estate closing

Real estate litigation attorney
Real estate litigation requires substantial knowledge of Florida property laws and civil litigation, as well as a dynamic courtroom presence. Our firm possesses the knowledge necessary to successfully litigate your real estate disputes.

Real estate negotiator
Some disputes are better solved outside of the courtroom. We guide negotiations to best protect your interests. By retaining an experienced mediator to strategize the contract negotiation process, you can often avoid disputes from arising at a later stage in the real estate transaction, and so save time, money and frustration.

Steve Moore Watkins, III

Steve Moore Watkins, III

He is BV Distinguished Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell for his professionalism and ethics.

Practice areas:
-Real property
-Real estate transactions
-Probate and guardianship
-Civil litigation

-Florida, 1989
-U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida, 1991

-Stetson University, J.D., 1988
-Emory University, B.A., 1979

Associations and memberships
-Tallahassee Bar Association
-Florida Bar Association (Member, Sections on: Real Property, Probate and Trust Law; General Practice)
-Leadership Tallahassee Class X


Stetson University
Juris Doctorate,