William R. Ezzell

William R. “Bill” Ezzell was born and raised in Gainesville, Florida, before attending and playing baseball at Emory University in Atlanta from 1995-1999. After Emory, Mr. Ezzell obtained his J.D. in 2002 from the University of Alabama School of Law, and has served as a trial attorney with two State Attorney’s Offices, the State of Florida’s Office of Regional Counsel, and in private practice. As a trial attorney, Mr. Ezzell has had the opportunity to handle every level of litigation, and has personally handled over 140 jury trials. In 2009, he was honored by the Gainesville Child Advocacy Center with their annual award for “Excellence in Service to Children,” and from 2005 through 2010 Mr. Ezzell served as an adjunct professor of law at both the University of Florida and Florida Coastal Schools of Law. In 2015 Mr. Ezzell completed a Master’s degree in History from the University of Florida, focusing on race and 20th century American social justice, and his written legal research works have been published in national law reviews three times.

Mr. Ezzell’s practice areas include commercial litigation, general civil litigation, criminal law and criminal litigation, criminal case sealing and expungements, driver’s license and motor vehicle administrative law, creditors’ rights, contract disputes, landlord/tenant (commercial and residential), real estate litigation, and general practice.

Location: Downtown Office
Phone: 352-376-5242

Jonathan Turner

Jonathan Turner Jonathan Turner was born in Huntsville, Alabama, in 1982. He received his B.A. from the University of Alabama in 2004, and both an M.B.A. and J.D. from Mississippi College in 2009.

Mr. Turner is admitted to the Florida Bar and the United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida. He is a member of the Florida Bar, the Eighth Judicial Circuit Bar Association, the North Florida Association of Real Estate Attorneys, and the Rotary Club of Gainesville.

His practice areas include real property, commercial, and business law.

Virginia Griffis

Virginia Griffis - Scruggs & CarmichaelVirginia Ellen Griffis is from Macclenny, Florida, and was born in 1979. She received her A.A., summa cum laude, from Lake City Community College in 1998 and then attended the University of Florida, where she received her B.A., with honors, in 2001 and her J.D., cum laude, in 2004. She is admitted to The Florida Bar.

Ms. Griffis is a member of the Eighth Judicial Circuit Bar Association (Board of Directors 2006-2008 and 2009-2010), the American Inns of Court, the North Central Florida Estate Planning Council (Board of Directors 2008-2011), the North Florida Association of Real Estate Attorneys, and the Florida Bar. She also served on the Board of Directors of Girl’s Place, Inc. from 2012 to 2017.

Her main practice areas include wills, trusts, estate planning, probate administration, trust administration, and real estate law, including real estate litigation and title cures.

Location: West Office
Phone: 352-376-5242


Raymond Ivey

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Raymond Ivey was born in Lake Wales, Florida, in 1954. He received his B.A. in 1977 from Florida State University. He attended the University of Florida College of Law, receiving his J.D. in 1981.

Mr. Ivey is admitted to the bars in Florida and the United States District Court for the Middle and Northern Districts of Florida. He is a member of the Florida Bar and the Eighth Judicial Circuit Bar Association.

His practice areas include real property, corporate law and probate.

Location: West Office
Phone: 352-374-4120