Autumn Beck Blackledge

Autumn Beck Blackledge

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Pensacola, FL

Autumn Beck Blackledge PLLC
 | 127 South Palafox Place, Suite 100
Pensacola, FL 32502
Phone: 850-466-3115
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2017 - 2019
Selected to Rising Stars: 2013 - 2016
Licensed Since: 2001
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law (90%),
  • General Litigation (10%)
Attorney Profile

You can trust the family law professionals at Autumn Beck Blackledge, PLLC, to treat your sensitive legal matter with the utmost respect and professionalism. We proudly maintain a reputation for exceptional legal services by consistently prioritizing client goals and interests. Focusing exclusively on Florida family law allows us to offer thoughtful and thorough representation to individuals facing a wide range of family law matters. Whether you are considering a divorce, have already separated, or are struggling to resolve complex family law issues, such as child custody or property division, we can assist you in achieving an optimal resolution.

 

Our marital and family law practice areas include:

  • Prenuptial Agreements
  • Postnuptial Agreements
  • Divorce
  • Child Custody and Timesharing
  • Paternity
  • Child Support
  • Child Support Modifications
  • Alimony
  • Collaborative Divorce
  • Divorce Mediation
  • Pre-Suit Family Law Mediation

 

Family Law Attorney Autumn Beck Blackledge Provides Exceptional Legal Counsel

 

“Having a blended family myself, I can understand all the intricacies of divorce not only professionally, but personally as well.” –Autumn Beck Blackledge

 

With over 15 years of professional experience, family law attorney Autumn O. Beck began her career at a high-profile Pensacola law firm. She chose to enter private practice three years ago and now focuses exclusively on family law, striving to provide the most effective and personal representation possible to her individual clients.

 

Mrs. Blackledge has worked in private practice as both plaintiff and defense counsel in the areas of insurance defense, plaintiff’s personal injury, contract disputes, sexual harassment, and other workplace issues. In addition, she has served as Political Action Committee Director and Legislative Counsel for the Florida Chamber of Commerce, where she was a lobbyist before the Florida Legislature on business-related issues.

 

She is admitted to practice in Florida and is a Supreme Court Certified Circuit Court Mediator as well as a Certified Collaborative Divorce Attorney. In 2011, she was chosen as a Pensacola Rising Star and has been consistently selected as a Florida Super Lawyer Rising Star in Family Law from 2013 to 2016. Ms. Beck is a graduate of Leadership Pensacola.

 

An active member of the local community, Mrs. Blackledge serves on the Board of Trustees for the Pensacola Little Theater; she is a member of NAIOP and the Ballet Pensacola Guild. She stays involved in local political campaigns and politics. Ms. Beck is also a published author of the humorous cookbook, Skinny Ninnie’s Kitchen, which retells the stories of four generations of Southern living and comfort food. She is a mother of three and stepmother of two.
 

 

With an office conveniently located in the heart of downtown Pensacola, the law firm of Autumn O. Beck, PLLC, serves family law clients throughout Escambia and Santa Rosa County. Call 850-466-3115 today to schedule your consultation with our family law attorney.

 

An Effective Divorce Attorney Defending Your Best Interests

 

The team of family law professionals at Autumn O. Beck, PLLC, is committed to the needs of our clients. We offer comprehensive divorce representation designed to preserve your financial assets and protect your family’s future. Not only is our family law attorney a reliable source of valuable legal advice, but she is also a vigilant advocate who will fight to help you achieve your post-divorce goals and vision for your life.

 

Empowering You to Navigate the Challenges of Divorce

 

Having gone through a divorce herself, Autumn O. Beck understands the daily struggles associated with the divorce process on both a personal and professional level. She knows how drastically the dynamics of a divorce agreement or the outcome of a resolution can impact your family’s future. Ms. Beck strives to empower clients by sharing her extensive legal knowledge and expertise, providing clarity and understanding during an often-overwhelming process.

 

“As a wife, mother, stepmother, and family lawyer, I can understand all the intricacies of divorce and co-parenting as well as rebuilding a stable functioning family structure.”  -Autumn Beck Blackledge

 

 

 

Mrs. Blackledge can assist you in a wide range of Florida family law matters, including:

  • High-Net-Worth Divorce
  • Equitable Distribution
  • Alimony
  • Mediation
  • Collaborative Divorce
  • Child Custody
  • Child Support

 

 

 

A Passionate Family Lawyer Dedicated Solely to Florida Family Law

 

We recognize that contending with a family law matter or divorce can be a very emotional experience for you and your family. Autumn Beck Blackledge is committed to helping clients identify and pursue solutions to complex family law issues with dignity and respect.

 

Although we encourage the use of alternative dispute resolution methods that allow you to actively participate in shaping the outcome of your case – such as mediation, negotiation, and collaborative law – we can effectively litigate on your behalf should your matter require court intervention. Regardless of how your case is resolved, we will strive to minimize conflict so you can focus on taking care of yourself and your children.

About Autumn Blackledge

Admitted: 2001, Florida

Professional Webpage: http://autumnobeck.com/about/

Honors/Awards:

  • 2011 Pensacola Rising Star. In 2008, The Independent News began our Rising Stars program to honor the leaders in the under-35 crowd. Independent News has published each January a list of Rising Stars, individuals who work or live in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties who are seen as the upcoming leaders in their professions and in the community, Pensacola Rising Star, Independent News, 2011
  • First Place Team.  The Robert D. Orsek Memorial Moot Court Competition, is presented by The Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division and The Appellate Practice Section. The competition stresses appellate advocacy and culminates with oral arguments held each year at the annual convention of The Florida Bar. Each team has submitted a brief based on an actual case. The briefs have been graded and tthe written grades allotted each team will be combined with grades awarded on oral argument to determine the winning advocates.  Oral arguments were heard by 4 Florida Supreme Court Justices., First Place Team Robert D. Orsek Memorial Moot Court Competition, The Florida Bar, Young Lawyers Division and Appellate Advocacy Section, 2009
  • Best Rising Leader- Runner- Up.   Awarded by the The Independent News, the Best of Pensacola are recognized every year in a variety of categories.  The Best Rising Leader is a person who has been recognized as having the most potential in our community to lead us and lead us well., Best Rising Leader- Runner Up, Independent News, 2012
  • National Member of Order of the Barristers.  The Order of Barristers is a United States national honor society whose purpose is the encouragement of oral advocacy and brief writing skills through effective law school oral advocacy programs. The Order of Barristers seeks to improve these programs through interscholastic sharing of ideas, information, and resources. The Order also provides national recognition for individuals who have excelled in advocacy and service at their respective school., National Member of Order of the Barristers, Florida State University College of Law, 2001
  • Florida State University Moot Court Final Four.  Each year, the top four scoring first-year students are chosen from the annual intramural competition to compete in the Final Four Competition. The Final Four is held at the Florida Supreme Court, and is judged by current members of the Florida Supreme Court., Final Four Moot Court Participant, Florida State University College of Law and Ausley and McMullin PA, 1999
  • Best Oral Advocate National Entertainment and Communications Law Moot Court Competition.  In 1984, the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law first hosted an Entertainment and Communications Law Moot Court Competition. The fourth competition, in 1987, marked the beginning of BMI's (Broadcast Music, Inc., the performing rights organization) involvement and co-sponsorship of the competition. Since these early beginnings, the competition has grown in both involvement and stature, attracting some of the brightest legal minds from law schools across the country. In addition, the competition has drawn top judges and lawyers to offer their insight to the competitors., Best Oral Advocate National Entertainment and Communications Law Moot Court Competition, Benjamin Cardozo Law School and BMI Entertainment , 2000
  • Best Oral Advocate.  The Robert D. Orsek Memorial Moot Court Competition, is presented by The Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division and The Appellate Practice Section. The competition stresses appellate advocacy and culminates with oral arguments held each year at the annual convention of The Florida Bar. Each team has submitted a brief based on an actual case. The briefs have been graded and tthe written grades allotted each team will be combined with grades awarded on oral argument to determine the winning advocates.  Oral arguments were heard by 4 Florida Supreme Court Justices., Best Oral Advocate: Robert Orsek Memorial Moot Court Competition, The Florida Bar, Young Lawyers Division and Appellate Advocacy Section, 2009
  • Clerk of the Mason Ladd Chapter of Phi Delta Phi.  Phi Delta Phi is the oldest legal organization in continuous existence in the United States, predating even the American Bar Association. It was founded in 1869 at the University of Michigan School of Law by four law students, who at the urging of their faculty, endeavored to create an association that would foster scholarship, civility, and ethical conduct in our profession. Since that time, Phi Delta Phi has grown beyond the borders of the United States to Canada, Latin America and Europe. Phi Delta Phi celebrates academic excellence and embraces the finest attributes of professionalism and scholarship. Since our founding, Phi Delta Phi has emphasized to students and lawyers alike the importance of our calling. Our active membership is drawn from those students of the law who not only have shown themselves companionable, but have manifested ability and industry in legal study. Similar to membership in Phi Beta Kappa in the undergraduate colleges and universities, membership in Phi Delta Phi is a mark of honor and distinction that follows one throughout life. Academic achievement alone is not sufficient to give rise to an invitation to join Phi Delta Phi. Integrity, service, and excellence in all facets of human experience are considered factors for membership. In the words of our Phi Delta Phi forefathers, we intend that those so selected shall lead the legal profession. Once accepted, a member of Phi Delta Phi will be recognized as one whose moral compass, academic ability, and personal integrity is beyond reproach. In other words, membership is a mark of distinction., Phi Delta Phi, 1999

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Supreme Court Certified Circuit Court Mediator, 2010
  • United State Supreme Cout Bar
  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, 2012
  • Certified Collaborative Divorce Attorney  , 2012

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Escambia Santa Rosa County Bar Assocation Member, 2009
  • Florida Association for Women Lawyers; Legislative Committee, 2011
  • Member Family Law Section of Florida Bar  , 2011
  • Vice President Northwest Florida Association for Women's Lawyers, 2010
  • President Northwest Florida Association for Women's Lawyers, 2012
  •   Florida Bar Fee Grievance Arbitration and Mediation Committee- Mediator, 2011
  • National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP)- Member

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Impact 100 - Member. Pensacola Bay Area IMPACT 100 started in 2003 as an idea prompted by a magazine article and discussed among four women. Today, it has turned into the largest IMPACT group in the country and is reflective of the philanthropic nature of the community. The idea was simple; to recruit a minimum of 100 women who would each give $1,000 so that collectively they could pool their resources and give $100,000 to fund a community need. In 2004, the newly formed board recruited 233 women to become members of IMPACT and IMPACT 100 was born. In doing so, the founding members of IMPACT 100 also provided an educational platform from which all members could understand their community better. Each year, through its grant review process, IMPACT 100 gives non-profits an opportunity to inform members about their needs while applying for help. Even though they may not receive a grant, the overall result is that they have informed a large group of philanthropic women about their organization, which has had positive unintended consequences in the community. Pensacola IMPACT 100 is now 642 Women Strong.  , 2010
  • Gulf Coast Kids House Prevention Committee
  • FavorHouse Board of Trustees
  • Leadership Pensacola Class of 2012 Graduate, 2012
  • Favor House Board of Trustees, 2014
  • Board of Trustees Pensacola Little Theater, 2012
  • McGuires' Irish Politican's Club, 2012
  • Sacred Heart Foundation Board

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • One hour CLE to the Northwest Florida Paralegal Assocation.  Webcast and Live presentation.  August 27, 2013. , Speaker, Collaborative Divorce 101 for Legal Support Staff, Northwest Florida Paralegal Association, Legal Support Staff And Paralegals, 2013
  • One hour CLE presentation to attorneys from the Escambia and Santa Rosa County Bar Association on Collaborative Divorce.  September 26, 2013. , Speaker, Collaborative Divorce for Lawyers, Escambia/Santa Rosa County Bar Association, Bar Associations, Family Law Attorneys, 2013
  • One hour CLE presentation to legal support staff organization on Collaborative Divorce. October 8, 2013. , Speaker, Collaborative Divorce for Legal Support Staff, Pensacola Legal Support Staff Association, 2013
  • Article in the April/May 2013 Northwest Business Climate Magazine discussing the benefits of Collaborative Divorce., Author, A Tale of Two (post-divorce) Christmases: Or why there is a better way to divorce., Northwest Florida Business Climate Magazine, 2013
  • Poking, Tweeting, Linking and Squaring up with Social Media; What every Student Leader must know about Social Networking and the Law, Speaker, 2010
  • Social Media, Young People and the Law; What you need to know before you post, Speaker, 2010

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Wrote and Published Skinny Ninnie's Kitchen.Published author of the humorous cookbook, Skinny Ninnie’s Kitchen, which retells the stories of 4 generations of Southern living and comfort food, 2010

Educational Background:

  • J.D. Florida State University College of Law, 2001
  • Florida State University; B.S. in Political Science and Religion, 1998

Industry Groups

  • Collaborative Law
  • Marital And Family
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Office Location for Autumn Beck Blackledge

127 South Palafox Place
Suite 100
Pensacola, FL 32502

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