Staff Profiles

Staff Profiles

 

Morgan Bryant

Florida Certified Paralegal

Morgan came to our firm with two years of personal injury law experience. She has been with Buckmaster & Ellzey for two years with experience in criminal, immigration and family law. Currently, her main focus is in the family law department. She is a proactive and punctual paralegal whose impeccable organizational skills help to move along the attorney's cases in a timely manner.

Morgan attended Auburn University where she graduated with a Bachelor of Liberal Arts in Political Science.

Morgan is a Port Orange Local and currently resides in her hometown close to her family, whom she enjoys spending her spare time with. Morgan has a passion for basketball and enjoys cheering on the Kentucky Wildcats. She enjoys music, commentaries and keeping up with current events.

Laney Bates

Florida Certified Paralegal

Laney came to our firm in October of 2018. She is a very organized and precise individual who loves to help others. She was raised in Orange City, Florida and has lived there her entire life. She is still advancing her education as she is currently enrolled at Daytona State College. Laney is primarily responsible for assisting attorney Buckmaster and the criminal caseload. In her spare time, Laney enjoys watching college football and spending time with her family.

Nichole Fulce

Florida Certified Paralegal

Nichole Fulce is a Volusia County native, who has been a part of the firm’s family since early 2019.  She describes herself as confident, dedicated, and proactive.  Furthermore, she prides herself on her interpersonal communication skills and ability to solve problems.
 Nichole received her Bachelor’s Degree in legal studies from the University of Central Florida while working full-time and raising a family.  Nichole is a certified paralegal with the Florida Bar as well.  In addition to being the firm’s bookkeeper, she works hand-in-hand with the attorneys in the firm’s family law cases, mediations, and federal cases.  
In her spare time, she loves spending time with her family and three dogs.
 

Client Testimonials

Read What Our Past Clients Had to Say
  • Well-Versed in the Legal Process and Protocols

    “He is well-versed in the legal process and protocols. Fortunately, the criminal complaint made against me was frivolous and without merit. Even so, I was able to sleep much better knowing that Jeremy was in my corner.”

    - Joe J.
  • They Had My Back

    “Not every case works in your favor but knowing you have the right attorney to fight on your behalf is vital. Thankfully having Buckmaster & Ellzey have my back was a success.”

    - Jouban D.
  • Diligently and Highly Professionally

    “Mr. Buckmaster was thorough in explaining legal jargon and procedures that were very alien to me. He was able to suggest my best courses of action and get my charges to a more manageable place so I could have a shot at a good future in society.”

    - Christine T.
  • Professional & Responsive

    “They were knowledgeable, prompt, professional, and courteous. They took what could be a potentially confusing situation and guided me with stress-free assistance.”

    - Margaret H.
  • Gets the Best Results

    “Jeremy worked hard and smart to get only the best results. Another thing that stood out and was most appreciated was the excellent communication, by phone, email, regular mail, and in person. I always knew what was going on in a timely and efficient manner”

    - Paulette S.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Q: If I’ve Been Arrested, What Rights Do I Have?
    A: In our country, being arrested does not deprive you of the many rights you have as a citizen. When you were arrested, you should have been informed of your Miranda Rights. You may ask the police officer why you are being arrested and can refuse to answer questions regarding the charges. You have the right to an attorney and the right to a fair and speedy trial. Using a qualified and experienced Daytona Beach criminal defense attorney will work to your advantage in ensuring your rights are protected.
  • Why Should I Hire an Attorney to Represent Me?

    In the case of Buckmaster & Ellzey, we have prosecuted thousands of cases as an Assistant State Attorney. On the side of criminal defense, we have defended hundreds of individuals, such as you, that have faced charges for criminal offenses. Having served on both sides gives us a unique opportunity to fight for our clients.

    We understand how prosecutors operate, the types of evidence that they will bring forth and what arguments they are likely to pursue in a criminal case. This first-hand knowledge allows us to better prepare and successfully resolve cases.

  • What Are the Differences Between a Misdemeanor and a Felony?
    Generally, misdemeanors are considered minor offenses. The fines for them will be relatively small and any time spent in jail will be in terms of weeks or months, not years. A felony conviction can result in steep fines, probation, parole and prison sentences for years. They can remain on your permanent record and may adversely affect future educational and employment opportunities. With the assistance of an attorney who is willing to aggressively defend your rights, felony charges can sometimes be reduced to misdemeanors.
  • What Happens Now That I’ve Been Charged With an Offense?
    The first step will be what is known as an arraignment. A judge will tell you the charges against you and there are many decisions that will need to be made at this time, such as how you will plea to the charges, what bail will be set at and others. We understand that facing criminal charges can be tough and would like you to take advantage of our experience to help you successfully navigate through the criminal justice system.
  • How Are Child Support and Alimony Calculated in Florida?
    If you are going through a divorce, you may be concerned about how much child support or alimony you can receive or will be expected to pay. Alimony is ordered to ensure that both spouses have an equal opportunity of maintaining the same standard of living they enjoyed during the marriage. The higher-earning spouse makes payments to the lower-earning spouse. The amount of the payment is determined based on one party’s need and the other party’s ability to pay. This involves the consideration of a variety of factors, including the length of the marriage, each party’s contribution to the marriage, and the ability of the unemployed spouse to obtain work. Child support, on the other hand, is determined based on Florida’s statutory guidelines. To calculate a child support payment, the court considers the total income of both parties, minus any deductions. The child support order is ultimately determined by what amount is needed to cover the child’s basic living expenses, including food, shelter, childcare, education, and healthcare.

Why Hire B&E?
Here are Five Reasons

  • Client-Focused Representation
  • A Team of Compassionate Advocates on Your Side
  • Former State Prosecutor
  • 40+ Years of Collective Experience
  • Dedicated Attorneys

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