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Max H. Story - Managing Partner

Mr. Story is a native Floridian, born in Orlando and raised in the US Virgin Islands and New Smyrna Beach.  He was a Florida Merit Scholar and a Presidential Scholar, obtaining  his Bachelor of Arts with Honors, from Rollins College in Winter Park. 

Mr. Story obtained his Juris Doctor degree with Honors from the University of Florida, College of Law in 2001.  He served as Editor in Chief of the Journal of Technology, and as Managing Editor of the Journal of International Law at the University of Florida College of Law.  He also served as a law clerk in Florida's 8th Judicial Circuit.

Upon graduation, Mr. Story accepted a position in Jacksonville Beach, where he now manages his own boutique firm of 11 years.  He is married to his college sweetheart of 20 years, a licensed psychotherapist and they are proud parents of 2 active sons.



  • Rollins College, Winter Park, Florida - Bachelor of Arts with Honors 1997

           Presidential Scholar

           National Merit Scholar

  • University of Florida, College of Law, Gainesville, Florida - Juris Doctor with Honors 2001

           Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Technology Law Review

           Managing Editor, Journal of International Law Review

           Judicial Clerk, Florida's 8th Judicial Circuit


  • Community Legal Services of Mid Florida, Board of Directors 2017-present
  • Florida Bar, Attorney, since 2001
  • Florida Bar, Consumer Protection Law Committee, Board Member 2018-present
  • Flagler Bar Association
  • Jacksonville Bar Association
  • Jacksonville Bankruptcy Bar Association
  • Jacksonville Beaches Bar Association
  • Jacksonville Justice Association
  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • National Association of Consumer Advocates
Court Admissions

  • Florida Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida

Community Involvement

  • University Business Club, Jacksonville
  • Queen's Harbour Yacht Club
  • Queen's Harbour Sailing Club
  • Beaches Resource Center Oversight Committee Political/Lobbying
  • First Coast Soccer Associaiton/Jacksonville Football Club - Rec Coach
  • Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens, Up & Cummers Fundraising Board

Speaking Engagements

  • The Florida Bar 2016 Annual Florida Bar Convention, CLE Conference Speaker  "At the Corner of Technology & Consumer Law"  Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek.  June 18, 2016

  • Jacksonville Bankruptcy Bar Association, CLE Conference Speaker
    23rd Annual Conference, August 21st 2015, Sawgrass Marriott Resort, Ponte Vedra, Florida
    "FDCPA Claims and Bankruptcy Considerations"
  • BEAM - Beaches Emergency Assistance Ministry, Jacksonville Beach, FL August 2015
    "Bankruptcy Issues and Consumers' Rights" - Speaker with Jacksonville Area Legal Aid

  • BEAM - Beaches Emergency Assistance Ministry, Jacksonville Beach, FL March 2016
    "Consumer Law Education Workshop" - Speaker with Jacksonville Area Legal Aid

Austin J. Griffin - Attorney at Law

Mr. Griffin was born in Morgantown, West Virginia and moved to Jacksonville, Florida at the age of thirteen. He received his Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Florida in Gainesville.  

During his undergraduate studies at the University of Florida he received several honors including the UF Dean’s List, Delta Epsilon Iota Honors Society, and Sigma Tau Delta English Honors Society.

Mr. Griffin received his Juris Doctorate at Wake Forest University School of Law, where he focused on Sustainability & Environmental Law as well as Corporate Law. He has been notably published in the Wake Forest Journal of Business and Intellectual Property Law .


  • University of Florida, Bachelor of Arts in English, 2012

Sigma Tau Delta English Honors Society

  • Wake Forest University School of Law, Juris Doctorate, 2015

Computer‑Assisted Legal Instruction (“CALI”) Awards:

Energy Law; Evidence Environmental Law; Food Law & Policy; Funeral and Cemetery Law; & Decedents’ Estates and Trusts.


  • Florida Bar Association member, admitted 2015.

Court Admission

  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida

Lynette Becotte - Litigation Paralegal

Lynette obtained her Bachelor of Science degree at Northern Michigan University.  There she obtained a major in Office Administration and minor in Sociology. 

She offers over 15 years of extensive paralegal experience and also serves as a Florida Notary Public. 

She has been a Jacksonville Beach resident for over 20 years and has been working in many aspects of litigation support.

Contact Lynette at the main/beaches office or email [email protected]

Nicole Story - Consultant

With a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Rollins College and graduate degrees from the University of Florida in Mental Health Counseling and training in Mediation (equivalent to a Doctorate in Psychology), Nicole brings over 15 years of litigation psychology, consultation and client relations to the firm. 

She can be contacted at the main/beaches location or via email [email protected]

Nicole Story, EDS 

with Consumer Advocate

United States Senator, Bill Nelson.