St. Augustine Mediation Center – St. Augustine Mediator Posted on December 19, 2015

As St. Augustine and St. Johns County’s premier mediation center, St. Johns Law Group offers the areas best mediation facilities designed for comfort and convenience with the mediation process in mind.  From a large conference room with a capacity for 30, to break out conference rooms for the... READ MORE >

St. Augustine Beach’s Largest Law Firm – Attorney’s Who Focus on Your Legal Issue Posted on December 17, 2015

As St. Augustine Beach’s largest law firm we have attorneys who focus on specific areas of the law so you get the advice you need the first round.  We match client legal issues with a lawyer who has experience and knowledge in that area. Whether Board Certified in local government law for a... READ MORE >

The St. Augustine Record – St. Augustine Beach City Attorney announces resignation Posted on November 11, 2015

Doug Burnett, city attorney for St. Augustine Beach, announced his resignation during Monday night’s commission meeting. Burnett, who served as the city attorney for 6½ years, said his growing law firm, St. Johns Law Group, is making it challenging for him to juggle responsibilities, both... READ MORE >

James Whitehouse – St. Augustine and Jacksonville Legal Elite Posted on November 1, 2015

St. Johns Law Group Attorney receives recognition St. Augustine Attorney James G. Whitehouse of St. Johns Law Group has once again been named to the list of Jacksonville’s Legal Elite by 904 Magazine. Of the 343 board certified attorney recognized by the magazine’s October-November... READ MORE >

St. Augustine Attorneys covered by Social Posted on November 1, 2015


104 Sea Grove Main Street – St. Johns Law Group Posted on November 1, 2015

St. Johns Law Group is relocating to 104 Sea Grove Main Street, St. Augustine Beach, Florida... READ MORE >

St. Johns Law Group Posted on July 28, 2015

ST. JOHNS LAW GROUP — LAW Douglas Burnett KNOWN FOR: St. Augustine’s fastest growing law firm. Do you have a particular client that has inspired you?  Representing other attorneys. Undertaking the representation of a peer is naturally motivating and I have been honored with... READ MORE >

The Record covered story of new St. Johns Law Group Building in St. Augustine Beach Posted on June 27, 2015

From The Record:  “A sign stands in front of the future new office of the St. Johns Law Group in the Seagrove Town Center in St. Augustine Beach on Thursday. The building is scheduled to be finished in November of this year.” Future Location of St. Johns Law Group   Get the... READ MORE >

St. Augustine Mediator Posted on June 1, 2015

With more than 35 years of experience and a legal practice devoted to real estate, property disputes and probate matters, John Whiteman is ready to serve as mediator for your next civil litigation matter.  John truly has command over complex litigation and estate issues that can help in the... READ MORE >

MAY 4, 2015 Posted on May 4, 2015

It's official! Congratulations to our newest attorney Matt Lynn and thank you to Judge... READ MORE >

APRIL 23, 2015 Posted on April 23, 2015

Groundbreaking on the new office building today! Hard work makes dreams come true! Thank you to all of our clients, family and friends...We could not have made this happen without... READ MORE >

MARCH 19, 2015 Posted on March 19, 2015

Heigh ho, heigh ho it's off to permitting they go! It's getting exciting around... READ MORE > Posted on January 21, 2015

Doug Burnett has been covered in a Spotlight article by Court Case... READ MORE >

JANUARY 16, 2015 Posted on January 16, 2015

James Whitehouse is the attorney representing 7-Eleven in the company's effort to build a convenience store and gas station at the corner of May Street and San Marco Avenue in St.... READ MORE >

St. Augustine Beach Construction Attorney Posted on January 13, 2015

Attorneys based in St. Augustine and serving the St. Augustine Beach area, St. Johns Law Group, have been distinguished as Superb and received a perfect 10.0 Rating for Construction... READ MORE >

JANUARY 8, 2015 Posted on January 8, 2015

Congratulations to Amy M. Vo for being recognized as a 2015 Florida Rising Star by... READ MORE >

St. Augustine Beach Attorney Introduces Smart Phone Apps Posted on January 6, 2015

St. Augustine Beach Attorneys/Lawyers St. Johns Law Group is St. Augustine Beach’s full service law firm, representing clients in real estate, commercial and residential, litigation, construction disputes, land use and development, corporate and business law, probate and estate planning,... READ MORE >

DECEMBER 5, 2014 Posted on December 5, 2014

We are excited to share with you our big news! Plans have been finalized and we are breaking ground at the start of the New Year! St Johns Law Group is building to fit all of your legal needs! Our new location when completed will be at 104 Sea Grove Main Street located at the intersection of A1A... READ MORE >

Attorney St. Augustine Negotiating Tips For Mediation Posted on November 28, 2014

Tips to Help You Negotiate Like a Pro.   From St. Augustine’s Full Service Law Firm with Attorneys Who Concentrate Their Practices on Specific Legal Issues.   1. Know The Value of What You Are Negotiating For. Whether the item being negotiated is real estate, the assets of a... READ MORE >


The future of a 7-Eleven won’t come until at least January, following a civil court hearing and a special hearing by the St. Augustine City Commission. The developer received approval in September from St. Augustine’s planning and building department to build a 12-pump gas station at May... READ MORE >

St. Augustine Divorce Attorney Posted on November 14, 2014

Nothing is more important in a divorce, whether in St. Augustine or elsewhere, than the children of the marriage and protecting your time and relationship.  We routinely help clients negotiate and, if necessary, fight for child custody times and schedules to promote and preserve the parent and... READ MORE >

FIGHT AGAINST 7-ELEVEN GETS A BOOST Posted on October 28, 2014

The battle between residents and a looming development of a 7-Eleven will go to a special meeting by the St. Augustine City Commission. The commission voted unanimously at Monday’s regular meeting to allow an appeal of the development filed by residents to move forward, finding that the... READ MORE >

St. Augustine Beach Divorce Attorney Lawyer Posted on October 28, 2014

St. Augustine Divorce & Family Law Lawyer St. Johns Law Group has divorce attorneys who concentrate their law practice on family law, dissolution and child custody issues and we understand the challenges individuals face in this often personal, emotional and critical area of law. We also... READ MORE >

OCTOBER 14, 2014 Posted on October 14, 2014

With the addition of attorney Contessa Pulsfus, we have launched our new Family Law and Divorce... READ MORE >


The future of a 7-Eleven in St. Augustine has become more complicated. Residents recently filed an appeal of a building permit issued to the developer by the city’s planning and building department. Shortly after that appeal was filed, the Florida Department of Transportation issued final... READ MORE >

Estate Planning St. Augustine Beach — Protecting Man or Woman’s Best Friend Posted on October 12, 2014

Estate Planning – Protecting Man or Woman’s Best Friend Summary: What happens if you pass before your beloved pet?  You can and should plan for your pet’s future.  After all, you tell everyone that you pet is your child and you hold their future so dear to you.  This article from the... READ MORE >

St. Augustine Beach’s Lawyers — Insider’s Guide to Selling St. Augustine Property Posted on October 8, 2014

You can check out our free Insider’s Guide to Selling St. Augustine Property at  In this St. Augustine Guide, you will learn tips to position your real estate in a way to increase your chances of success.  This useful resource was... READ MORE >

Growing to Meet Your Needs — St. Augustine and the Beach’s Law Firm Adds Seventh Attorney Posted on October 8, 2014

October 2014 has begun an exciting chapter at St. Johns Law Group with the addition of attorney Contessa Pulsfus, who will focus her practice on Family Law and matters such as divorce, dissolution, child support, alimony, custody, equitable distribution and related legal issues. This makes... READ MORE >

OCTOBER 4, 2014 Posted on October 4, 2014

We are proud to be a part of such a great program -Thank you Cathedral Parish School for including us... October is Kindness Month - also known as Anti-Bullying Month. To kick off this month of awareness, we have been blessed to have the opportunity to welcome Dr. Sameer Hinduja, a nationally... READ MORE >

Tips for Selling your St. Augustine Home Posted on October 2, 2014

Tips for Preparing Your St. Augustine Home for Sale Selling a home is very much like a job interview with perspective Buyers.  First impressions can really make the difference.  So, the same as you would prepare for a job interview with a fresh hair cut, pressed clothes, etc., translates to... READ MORE >

SEPTEMBER 27, 2014 Posted on September 27, 2014

Attorney Contessa Nehls Pulsfus has joined St. Johns Law Group and will be leading the firm's Family Law practice, representing clients in dissolution actions, child support modifications, alimony and custody disputes. Contessa has been practicing law for 13 years and, in addition, brings with... READ MORE >

Welcome to our Blog Posted on September 25, 2014

We will be adding information regarding news with our firm as well as useful... READ MORE >

Construction Equipment Leasing in St. Augustine Beach Area – What you need to know. Posted on September 25, 2014

Summary: With some much construction and the need to grow, why are your competitors turning up with new construction equipment?  Better yet, how are they doing it?  With the right construction equipment leasing you can lower overhead and keep more cash accessible. There is no construction... READ MORE >

SEPTEMBER 20, 2014 Posted on September 20, 2014

An unexpected accolade from the St. Augustine Record for James Whitehouse's witty but genuine gift to retiring City Attorney Ron Brown. From all of us at St. Johns Law Group, we wish Ron the best in his retirement and feel privileged that we were able to share in the moment. CLICK HERE TO READ... READ MORE >

7-ELEVEN MOVING FORWARD Posted on September 4, 2014

Plans to build a 7-Eleven at the intersection of May Street and San Marco Avenue are moving forward, and a permit for the project has already been approved. The permit will be issued after a few final steps are completed, said David Birchim, director of the planning and building department. That... READ MORE >

SEPTEMBER 4, 2014 Posted on September 4, 2014

Helping clients achieve results is a very rewarding part of our job. Congratulations to James G. Whitehouse on getting another project... READ MORE >

JULY 23, 2014 Posted on June 23, 2014

BayView is so proud to announce St John's Law Group are our new Cayman sponsor! It's true LEADERSHIP like that, makes this community come together with caring hands, caring community! This event means a lot to all of us at St. Johns Law Group. BayView is a wonderful facility in our community and... READ MORE >

JUNE 19, 2014 Posted on June 19, 2014

Attorneys’ Title Fund Services (The Fund) announced St. Johns Law Group has been named a Top Contributor of the 7th Circuit in the state of Florida with special recognition of the hard work by attorney Amy Marie Vo. “With The Fund Top Contributor Circuit award, Mrs. Vo and St. Johns Law... READ MORE >

MAY 6, 2014 Posted on May 6, 2014

St. Johns Law Group attorney James G. Whitehouse has done it again and landed the headline story in today's edition of The St. Augustine Record. This time, Mr. Whitehouse is quoted on the appeal he filed on behalf of convenience store chain 7-Eleven in response to the City's denial of the business'... READ MORE >

APRIL 20, 2014 Posted on April 20, 2014

James Whitehouse, an attorney with St. Johns Law Group, is back in the News after 7-Eleven closed on the purchase of the St. Augustine property and continues to seek approvals for its new location. READ... READ MORE >

APRIL 15, 2014 Posted on April 15, 2014

We are actively defending St. Augustine clients against FDOT seeking to take their property by eminent domain. If you are in the path of the proposed SR 313 or other public road expansion where FDOT may take your property by condemnation, please visit our website for helpful information. LEARN... READ MORE >

MARCH 25, 2014 Posted on March 25, 2014

Attorney James G. Whitehouse of St. Johns Law Group was in the news again. The St. Augustine Record covered the story. READ... READ MORE >

MARCH 8, 2014 Posted on March 8, 2014

St. Johns Law Group employees are looking forward to a fun celebration this evening! We've been in business for 5 years and it's all because of the support of our clients and friends! Thank you! SEE PHOTO... READ MORE >

FEBRUARY 21, 2014 Posted on February 21, 2014

Praise from the Historic Architectural Review Board for attorney James Whitehouse of St. Johns Law Group. More coverage of the St. Augustine 7-Eleven project in The Record. READ FULL... READ MORE >

FEBRUARY 20, 2014 Posted on February 20, 2014

James Whitehouse was in the news again . . . News 4 Jax covering the 7-Eleven story interviewed James at St. Johns Law Group today WATCH VIDEO... READ MORE >

FEBRUARY 19, 2014 Posted on February 19, 2014

Doug Burnett was successful in obtaining approval for KB Home's new project, Heritage Oaks at St. Johns, a single family residential subdivision. On Tuesday, the Board of County Commissioners approved the Comprehensive Plan Amendment to Residential-C and Rezoning to Planned Unit... READ MORE >

FEBRUARY 19, 2014 Posted on February 19, 2014

The St. Augustine Record reported the story of Doug Burnett's efforts to get Heritage Oaks approved for KB Home. The development was designed to preserve all specimen trees located on the site, protecting the environment and enhancing the design and overall beauty of the project. READ THE FULL... READ MORE >

JANUARY 26, 2014 Posted on January 26, 2014

James Whitehouse was in the news representing 7-Eleven, seeking approval for a new location in St. Augustine. James has been leading a team effort applying to the Planning and Building Department under the City of St. Augustine's entry corridor... READ MORE >

JANUARY 19, 2014 Posted on January 19, 2014

Proud to sponsor Dancing Stars of St Johns County and support County Commissioner Bill McClure - the... READ MORE >

DECEMBER 17, 2013 Posted on December 17, 2013

Our new St. Augustine Beach website has launched! Check it out at... READ MORE >

SEPTEMBER 30, 2013 Posted on September 30, 2013

Attorney Trevor Hutson has joined St. Johns Law Group. Expanding the firm's real estate and land development practices, Mr. Hutson will focus on permitting, zoning, comprehensive planning, concurrency, impact fees, exactions, and related entitlement matters for builder and developer clients,... READ MORE >

JUNE 14, 2013 Posted on June 14, 2013

We are excited to annouce that St. Johns Law Group will be opening a 2nd Location in north St. Johns County this year! Thank you for all the... READ MORE >

MAY 23, 2013 Posted on May 23, 2013

OUR NEW REAL ESTATE TITLE AND CLOSING WEBSITE WWW.STAUGUSTINETITLE.COM HAS JUST LAUNCHED The Title and Closing website has many useful tools including calculators, closing cost estimate tools and order forms. We close transactions at rates competitive with title... READ MORE >

MAY 18, 2013 Posted on May 18, 2013

This is how Brecks Beach Billboards feels about his first account. ST JOHNS LAW thanks for starting something very special. Doug and Aaron Burnett!! Best way to advertise on the beach...Breck's Beach Billboards! Thanks Breck for all you... READ MORE >

APRIL 26, 2013 Posted on April 26, 2013

Attorney James Whitehouse joining St. Johns Law Group on May 1. James Whitehouse, former St. Johns County Deputy County Attorney, with 16 years of legal experience joins St. Johns Law Group. Mr. Whitehouse will concentrate his practice on real estate litigation, general contract law, land... READ MORE >

APRIL 15, 2013 Posted on April 15, 2013

Shaun Saliba has joined the firm as St. Johns Law Group's newest litigator. Click here to learn more... READ MORE >

MARCH 2, 2013 Posted on March 2, 2013

Congratulations to Quang and Amy Vo! We are very excited to meet Meimei Marie Vo and happy to hear Mom and Baby are doing... READ MORE >

AUGUST 30, 2012 Posted on August 30, 2012

We take great pride in supporting the Betty Griffin... READ MORE >

MAY 27, 2012 Posted on May 27, 2012

Thank you Breck Slaughter for the press and the amazing way you promote our business. We never expected a relationship with an advertiser to turn into such a great friendship. Our family always lights up when we hear Breack's knock at the door or waive on the road ... a true friend. ENTREPRENEUR... READ MORE >

MAY 18, 2012 Posted on May 18, 2012

This week, we were successful in getting a major modification to a PUD project and a PRD project to allow for early infrastructure work and to extend the development timeframe by an additional 3 years. We also obtained School Board approval of a school concurrency... READ MORE >

MARCH 9, 2012 Posted on March 9, 2012

This week, we were successful in getting another development project approved. The project brings economic impact and jobs. “This is an $18.7 million construction project,” Burnett said. “Another $880,000 will be spent on furniture, fixtures and equipment. Sixty-eight of the new jobs will be... READ MORE >

FEBRUARY 9, 2012 Posted on February 9, 2012

Doug Burnett and St. Johns Law Group are proud to have successfully respresented Alterra in obtaining the approval of the Worthington PUD, a 289 unit residential subvision in St. Johns County. Thanks to Araan for the sophisticated PowerPoint Presentation and the rest of the staff for a truly team... READ MORE >

DECEMBER 16, 2011 Posted on December 16, 2011

WOMENS COUNCIL OF REALTORS HOLIDAY SOCIAL - St Johns Law Group collected toys again this year for Toys for Tots! Many helped make a difference in our community by helping families in need. Thank you to all the realtors who brought toys! VIEW PHOTOS FROM HOLIDAY SOCIAL... READ MORE >

SEPTEMBER 27, 2011 Posted on September 27, 2011

2ND ANNUAL HOOTS N HOWLS - The 2nd Annual Hoots N Howls pet day at The Events Field on Castillo Drive, in downtown St. Augustine is on Saturday, October 22nd, 2011 from 9AM to 5PM. Benefiting the following, non-profit, St. Johns County, animal organizations: Wags and Whiskers Diamonds in the... READ MORE >

SEPTEMBER 10, 2011 Posted on September 10, 2011


AUGUST 2, 2011 Posted on August 2, 2011

.VIEW PHOTOS ON FACEBOOK > National Night Out at the St. Augustine Beach Pier Pavillion beginning at 6 pm. St. Johns Law Group is again a proud sponsor of National Night Out, supplying soda, water and glow sticks for the kids. Come on out for this wonderful community event and enjoy free food... READ MORE >

MAY 10, 2011 Posted on May 10, 2011

ST. JOHNS LAW GROUP IS PROUD TO ANNOUNCE THAT JAMES HATFIELD HAS BECOME THE NEWSLETTER EDITOR FOR THE AMERICAN BANKRUPTCY INSTITUTE, BANKRUPTCY TAXATION COMMITTEE. The American Bankruptcy Institute is dedicated to research and education on matters related to insolvency and provides Congress and... READ MORE >

BUSINESS BRIEFS: MARCH 6, 2011 Posted on March 6, 2011

Burnett, Hatfield attend seminar Doug Burnett and James Hatfield of St. Johns Law Group just attended Law Review CLE's latest seminar on bankruptcy and foreclosure defense. The seminar focused on curing defaults in mortgages through a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Plan, lien stripping of junior mortgages... READ MORE >

JANUARY 29, 2011 Posted on January 29, 2011

We are excited and feel privileged to have received a Community Partner plaque at the annual Betty Griffin House fundraising dinner. The Caribbean themed evening was a great event. It takes a community to end domestic and sexual abuse. St. Johns Law Group is very proud to be part of the... READ MORE >

DECEMBER 22, 2010 Posted on December 22, 2010

We want to be a monumental part of our community. Donating our contracted billboard space to help promote a nonprofit organization that plays a vital role in the lives of so many people in our county has been a privilege. We look forward to working with other non- profit organizations in the... READ MORE >

DECEMBER 19, 2010 Posted on December 19, 2010

We were overwhelmed by the outpouring of the contributions by the community for Toys for Tots. Our goal was to fill a box and instead filled six. Many people donated toys or money for toys to be purchased! Thank you to everyone who made this such a success. Click here to read the full article in... READ MORE >

OCTOBER 16, 2010 Posted on October 16, 2010

St. Johns Law Group employees and spouses enjoyed a unique experience atop the Lightner Museum for dinner served by the Mayor, his wife and city staff. The dinner was bid on during a silent auction at the Mayors Lighting Gala in November of 2009. It was a fun filled evening for a good cause. All... READ MORE >

AUGUST 25, 2010 Posted on August 25, 2010

The Florida Attorney General has confirmed the legal opinion of Doug Burnett, who also serves as general counsel to the St. Augustine - St. Johns County Airport Authority.  In particular, Attorney General Opinion AGO 2010-33 confirms Mr. Burnett's prior opinion that the Airport Authority can adopt... READ MORE >

AUGUST 1, 2010 Posted on August 1, 2010

St. Johns Law Group is proud to announce the addition of Rashida Coulthurst as a law clerk.  Rashida is a second-year law student at Florida Coastal School of Law where she is in the top five percent of her class and is a Governor’s Merit Scholar and Dean’s Scholar.  She brings with her four... READ MORE >


ST. JOHNS COUNTY, FLORIDA – APRIL 22, 2010 - St. Johns Law Group announces that they are one of the first users of the Simplifile e-Recording system in St. Johns County. E-Recording is the process of submitting, receiving, and processing documents for recording via the Internet. Traditionally,... READ MORE >

FEBRUARY 25, 2010 Posted on February 25, 2010

St. Johns County Chamber of Commerce conducted a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at St. Johns Law Group's new office... READ MORE >

COUNTY OKS 408 NEW HOMES Posted on February 22, 2010

COMMISSIONERS SAY TRACTS WILL GIVE 'CONNECTIVITY' WITH INDUSTRIES By PETER GUINTA St. Johns County commissioners this week unanimously approved a new 39-acre project directly off Old Moultrie Road that is named, not surprisingly, Old Moultrie Road. The board approved 312 units there, then gave a... READ MORE >


On August 28, 2009, Doug Burnett had the pleasure of accompanying Lieutenant Governor Jeff Kottkamp on his visit to Northrop Grumman’s St. Augustine plant.  During a tour of the facilities, Doug and Governor Kottkamp were able to view the newest Hawkeye readied for delivery to the Navy and learn... READ MORE >


Doug Burnett was successful in getting the project rezoned to PUD and getting approval for a multi-million dollar development agreement that paved the way for this exciting new mixed use... READ MORE >


NEED WATER, SEWER BEFORE CONSTRUCTION PETER GUINTA Publication Date: 10/07/09 The St. Johns County Commission approved two adjacent developments off U.S. 1 South on Tuesday -- one commercial, residential and industrial, the other purely residential -- on 270 acres near the Flagler County... READ MORE >


RURAL ACRES REZONING REQUESTED FOR HOUSES PETER GUINTA Publication Date: 10/06/09 Two adjacent, connected and related developments off U.S. 1 South and Faver Dykes Road -- one residential, one commercial -- will be considered for approval this morning by the St. Johns County... READ MORE >


RICHARD PRIOR Published Thursday, May 14, 2009 If the sidewalks of Florida are open to joyriders on Segway Personal Transporters, the sidewalks of St. Augustine Beach should be available to a disabled man in a golf cart, the man's attorney argued Wednesday. David... READ MORE >