Hello, I'm Tom Asbury.
I am the owner and founder of Asbury Law. So, I'm an attorney but don't hold that against me! And yes, I've probably heard many of the same attorney jokes you have. Frankly, some are warranted—and quite funny.
However, I'd rather just be known as a problem solver—a consultant who helps both individuals and companies in a meaningful way, so they don't need to worry about legal distractions. I also try to simplify the process for my clients, so they understand not only their existing legal problems but also why they happened and how to avoid them in the future.
I received my undergraduate/business degree from the Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania and Juris Doctorate from Florida Coastal Law School. I've also been an adjunct professor in law school, a lecturer for the National Business Institute (teaching continuing legal education courses), served on various boards of corporations, and participated in Wharton and UPenn Alumni groups. Oh, and I'm a member of the Florida Bar, the Jacksonville Bar, and the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida.
I'm an Ivy League grad (UPenn/Wharton), published author, lecturer, former state prosecutor (AHCA), and a law school professor with broad legal and corporate experience spanning over 15 years. Accordingly, I have extensive experience in the business sector (everything from small businesses and non-profits to Fortune 500 companies) and the legal sector (in both private practice and as in-house counsel).
More specifically, my expertise includes civil litigation, administrative law, wills and trusts, estate planning, will contests, regulatory compliance for a Fortune 500 company, and evaluating systems for process/operational and document improvements, including policies and procedures, and Code of Conduct.
Before joining WellCare, a Fortune 500 company, as one of two regulatory compliance attorneys, I served as a senior government prosecutor for the State of Florida, Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA). As a state attorney, I handled hundreds of cases, successfully prosecuted over thirty trials before the Florida Division of Administrative Hearings (DOAH), performed bill analysis for the Governor's Office, and acted as an advisor for Emergency Suspension Orders and Moratoriums. Before that, I was the Executive Director of Teen Challenge, a non-profit organization, overseeing an annual multi-million dollar budget, and all corporate operations.
Prior to my law career, and immediately after graduating from Wharton, I worked in the Internet sector as the Webmaster for the NFL's Jacksonville Jaguars. During law school, I was fortunate enough to publish a law review article concerning the constitutionality of alternative sentencing theory in cases involving drug and alcohol-related crimes, Alternative Sentencing Theory, 3 Fla. Coastal L. J. 41 (2001).
My Family & Personal Life
I'm a proud father of two children, Ethan and Katherine. I try to stay active—and somehow managed to win a Bronze Medal in the 2011 Sunshine State Games (Judo) and completed my first marathon in 2012 (the St. Pete Rock & Roll ½ Marathon. Much earlier in my life, I won the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame Scholar-Athlete Award, I and received the National Defense Service Medal and an Honorable Discharge from my service in the U.S. Army.