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Matthew J Ausley

Matthew J Ausley

Anchors Smith Grimsley, PLC
  • Collections, Family Law, Divorce...
  • Florida
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Matthew J. Ausley represents clients in litigation related to collections, business, real estate, and family law.

Matt brings almost a decade of business experience with him to Anchors Smith Grimsley, and employs a common-sense, business-like attitude in his law practice.

As an entrepreneur, Matt has owned and managed two businesses; a pressure washing company, which was sold, and a collection agency which he still owns. 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 law 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 and was admitted to the Florida Bar in 2015.

On a personal note, Matt has a wonderful wife, Kristin, and two young boys. Matt chairs Safe Connections, a non-profit serving local children, and is a former chair the Niceville and the Fort Walton young professional organizations. Matt 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.

Florida Coastal School of Law
J.D. (2014) | Law
Honors: cum laude
Asbury College
B.A. (2004) | Business Management
Professional Experience
Anchors Smith Grimsley, PLC
- Current
The Critzer Law Firm
U.S. District Court
Holland & Knight
Above and Beyond Service
FCSL Student Ambassadors
Professional Associations
Walton County Bar Association
- Current
The Florida Bar # 0117362
- Current
Okaloosa Bar Association
- Current
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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Practice Areas
  • Collections
  • Family Law
  • Divorce
  • Business Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Construction Law
  • Landlord Tenant
  • English
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