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The attorneys at Canan Law truly care about helping those in St. Augustine, St. Johns County, Ponte Vedra, and Northeast Florida with their legal needs.

Get to Know Our Attorneys

By supporting our family, friends, acquaintances, and neighbors, we can help our community grow stronger and safer. The firm was founded by attorney Patrick Canan, a former chief prosecutor of St. Johns County and one of the area’s most experienced trial lawyers.

Today, Canan Law is led by partners Patrick Canan, Andrew Morgan, and Julie Kurtz. They lead a team of knowledgeable attorneys with over 60 years of combined legal experience in St. Augustine, St. Johns County, and Northeast Florida.

The lawyers at Canan Law have established themselves in the community as knowledgeable, trusted, aggressive litigators and leading trial lawyers. Our team has earned a reputation by helping people right what is wrong — taking proactive steps to correct injustices, compelling manufacturers to fix faulty products, and helping those accused of criminal offenses productively move forward with their lives.

When The Unexpected Happens, You Can Count on Canan Law

Our firm understands that life isn't perfect,  but we are here to help. We will work with you to get you the best resolution possible.

Meet the Team Dedicated To You

The Firm You Can Trust in Difficult Situations
  • Patrick T. Canan
  • Andrew T. Morgan
  • Julie K. Kurtz
  • John Edmond Westfield
  • Daniel K. Hilbert
  • Patrick T. Canan Patrick T. Canan

    Managing Partner

    Canan Law was founded by attorney Patrick T. Canan. A s the former Chief Prosecutor of St. Johns County, Patrick is now one of the area’s foremost trial lawyers.
    Patrick T. Canan Photo
  • Andrew T. Morgan Andrew T. Morgan

    Partner

    Andrew T. Morgan is an equity partner with Canan Law. His practice specializes in family and criminal law. Mr. Morgan has been recognized by several independent and peers review legal services including Super Lawyers.
    Andrew T. Morgan Photo
  • Julie K. Kurtz Julie K. Kurtz

    Partner

    Julie K. Kurtz joined Canan Law in 2008 after earning her Juris Doctor from Florida Coastal School of Law, cum laude. She is an equity partner, and her practice focuses on personal injury and civil litigation.
    Julie K. Kurtz Photo
  • John Edmond Westfield John Edmond Westfield

    Associate

    John graduated from Flagler College with a BA in business administration in 2005. He worked as a licensed commodities broker before earning his M.B.A from the University of North Florida in 2008.
    John Edmond  Westfield Photo
  • Daniel K. Hilbert Daniel K. Hilbert

    Associate

    Daniel K. Hilbert is originally from St. Louis, Missouri. In August of 2016, Mr. Hilbert earned Board Certification in the specialty of Criminal Trial Law and is ready to lend his expertise to your case.
    Daniel K. Hilbert Photo
The Firm You Can Trust In Any of Life's Difficult Situations

Our legal team specializes in a wide variety of practices and we are ready to fight & advocate on your behalf.

Our Services

We’re here for our community.

Canan Law is a law firm of experienced attorneys in St. Augustine with an emphasis in motor vehicle accidents, personal injury, medical malpractice, criminal defense, civil litigation, and family law.

Our goal is to treat you like family and achieve the best results possible for each and every case we undertake.

Personal Injury

Our lawyers have helped the community recover for wrongful death, medical malpractice incidents, slip and falls, and injuries from dangerous products.

Vehicle Accidents

We have helped individuals recover compensation for car crashes on I-95 and those involving drunk or distracted drivers or large 18-wheeler trucks. We’ve also assisted pedestrians and bicyclists injured from auto accidents.

Civil Litigation

Our team has resolved numerous real estate disputes, including landlord tenant matters, and has also helped business owners resolve matters involving contract disputes and employee discrimination claims.

Criminal Defense

We have extensive expertise defending juveniles, those facing misdemeanors and felonies, and people who need assistance with traffic tickets and DUI cases. We also handle bond hearings and license revocation proceedings.

Family Law

Our team assists members of our community with drafting marital agreements, divorce decrees, child custody and support matters, property division, business valuations, alimony, paternity matters, and more.

What Sets Canan Law Apart?

  • Always in Your Corner

    When you are facing a legal matter, it can seem like everything is spinning out of control. Our team works to slow things down and present you with all of your options in order to fulfill your best interests.

  • Community Knowledge

    The attorneys at Canan Law all live in the community they work in and truly care about the people who they are helping. They also know of all the individuals in the legal and court systems in the area.

  • Dedicated Teamwork

    When you hire one Canan Law attorney, you hire us all. We make it a point to work with our whole team on your case to ensure there is always somebody available to answer your questions.

  • Litigation Experience

    Our team of attorneys has over 250 combined jury trials. We are not afraid to take your case to trial to ensure you are getting everything you need & deserve.

Hear From Past Clients

    He Earned My Respect & Trust

    “Andrew came highly recommended by a friend who is a lawyer. In the courtroom, he is incredibly prepared. In giving advice, he steers his clients down the right road. I feel like was looking out for my best interest.”

    - Chip S.
    Very Grateful

    “Everyone at Canan Law was friendly and hospitable. Attorney John Westfield was very professional.┬áHe listened very well and always had our best interests in mind. Most importantly, he was prepared in court.”

    - Markell F.
    Thank You For Everything You Have Done

    “Their entire team was very professional and knowledgeable about my specific case. They took time to explain in detail what they were doing every step of the way. I was EXTREMELY satisfied with the end result.”

    - Hamid B.
    I Couldn't Be Happier

    “A wealth of talent at this firm. Responsive and direct; they valued my time and money. My outcome was exactly what I expected despite the many changes that I presented them.”

    - Steve K.
    Very Pleased with Every Aspect

    “I was very pleased with every aspect of Canan Law. They walked us through a difficult situation and were available and courteous throughout. I felt they heard and understood me.”

    - Dana P.
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The Firm You Can Trust

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