Durant, Schoeppel, Decunto & Ratchford, P.A. represents national and local clients in business and individual disputes. Our philosophy is to understand your goals for resolving your legal matters, then to facilitate efficient and cost-effective solutions. 

Our practice is concentrated in civil litigation at the trial and appellate levels and alternative dispute resolution before state courts, federal courts, and administrative agencies.  We protect our clients' interests in a broad range of commercial, construction, employment, insurance coverage, and other litigation matters.

Our attorneys are authorized to practice in all Florida courts.  We are also members of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida, which encompasses the area from Jacksonville to Ocala, Orlando, and Tampa.  We handle appeals in Florida district courts of appeal and the federal courts of appeal.  Our attorneys have also regularly been admitted to practice in other parts of the country for specific clients and cases.

We have a serious commitment to our professional community and continuing legal eduction.  Our attorneys aspire to meet or exceed Florida Bar requirements for continuing legal education and contribute time and financial support to pro bono matters.

Beyond our own legal community, we maintain productive relationships with lawyers in other states.  This allows us to better assist our clients in matters outside of Florida.  In addition, we often act as local counsel in Florida with attorneys in other locations.  These law firms and their clients find our legal experience and active involvement with the legal community invaluable in their litigation efforts.

Our firm has developed an experienced team of able legal assistants and other critical staff members to better serve our clients.  We also have technology systems in place that facilitate discovery, research, client communications, and document retrieval.  We welcome electronic communications with our clients.  

Standard hourly billing rates are available to our clients.  Adjusted-rate and flat-fee billing models are considered where they are economically justified for our clients and the firm.  We use cost management methodologies to control expenses associated with significant court cases.  Detailed billing statements are provided in printed format or electrically delivered.  

Durant, Schoeppel, Decunto & Ratchford, P.A. welcomes inquiries about our services from businesses, individuals, and other attorneys.  Please contact us by telephone or e-mail. 



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