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We are honored to announce Natalie A. McSwane is now a partner of Burke Blue.

Ms. McSwane moved to Florida in 2006 and joined our firm in 2016. Prior to pursuing her law degree, she worked as a deputy sheriff, first in New Mexico and then in Pasco County, Florida. She is a graduate of New Mexico State University, and earned her juris doctorate as a Magna Cum Laude graduate from WMU Thomas M. Cooley Law School. Her area of practice is eminent domain, employment law, estate planning, land use, law enforcement law, local government law, real estate law, and wills, trust and estates.

Ms. McSwane is an integral part of our firm and we are excited to have her with us.

Burke Blue is pleased to welcome Jon Gronbeck, a native of the Panama City area, as an associate attorney with the firms litigation department.  Mr. Gronbeck brings valuable experience in real property title issues and contract disputes. Mr. Gronbeck received his J.D./MA from American University Washington College of Law and School of International Service in Washington, D.C. and graduated with dual B.A. degrees in International Studies and Spanish with a minor in Business Administration from Louisiana State University.

Burke Blue is pleased to welcome Nicholas Caruso as an associate attorney with the firms real estate and litigation department.  Mr. Caruso received his J.D. degree from Samford, Cumberland School of Law and graduated with a B.S. in Environmental Science, with a Minor in Business for Auburn University. After graduating from Auburn University and Cumberland, Nick worked as an Environmental and Construction Consultant in Montgomery, Alabama.

Burke Blue is pleased to welcome Kellianne Barkley as an associate attorney with the firms litigation department.  Ms. Barkley brings valuable experience in general litigation along with experience in personal injury claims, real property and construction disputes and insurance disputes.  Ms. Barkley received her joint J.D./MBA degree from Samford University while attending Cumberland School of Law and graduated with a B.S. in Biology from The University of Alabama.

Burke Blue is pleased to welcome Jessica Stewart as an associate attorney with the firm’s litigation department.  Ms. Stewart brings valuable experience in civil litigation and will be involved in assisting the firm’s Civil Litigation Department.  She also brings her family law experience to Burke Blue, and will assist in the Family Law Department.  Ms. Stewart received her J.D. from Mississippi College School of Law, and graduated Magna Cum Laude with a B.A. in Political Science and a minor in Psychology from Auburn University.

Burke Blue is pleased to announce that Graham Clarke, Board Certified in Marital and Family Law since 1996 and a Supreme Court Certified Family Mediator since 1997, has joined the Firm effective August 1st.  Graham brings his 40+ years of experience, specializing in Family Law, to truly make Burke Blue “The” Full Service Law Firm in the Northwest Florida.

Call us today for assistance with your divorce, child custody, alimony, child support, modification, retirement or pension and profit sharing issues, family law mediation or any other marital or family law issues.  Appointments can be made at our Panama City Beach office (16215 Panama City Beach Parkway) or our Panama City office (221 McKenzie Avenue). 

Call today for an appointment 850-769-1414 

For the past 45 years, Burke Blue has operated throughout the Northwest Florida region. These decades of rich history have led us to opening new law office buildings, expanding our efforts and growing our team.

Since our founding in 1973, our firms practice areas have also grown dramatically. We know include specialties such as real estate law, business law, wealth management, and more! With each of our top trained attorneys experienced in a wide range of fields, we’ve created a group that is able to tend to every client’s needs, and provide expert legal advice appropriate for each case that is brought to us. 

While we have experienced exponential growth in our team, facilities, and client base over the years, our inclusive management style and dedication to values of integrity, collaboration and professionalism has set us apart from other firms. We maintain the foundation of commitment that we were founded upon, and deliver on our promises to our clients. 

You can learn more about our history here.