Matthew J. Ausley
Matt brings almost a decade of business experience with him to Anchors Smith Grimsley, and employs a common-sense, business-like attitude in his law practice.
As an entrepreneur, Matt has owned and managed two businesses; a pressure washing company, which was sold, and a collection agency which he still owns. Matt’s career started as a manager of a finance company branch with a $10 million loan portfolio and over 800 customers.
Next, he accepted a position with Sage pursuing advanced collections. In those endeavors, Matt earned several promotions and multiple awards for excellence in sales and leadership.
While in law school, Matt interned at Holland & Knight and with the Hon. Joel B. Toomey, a Federal Magistrate Judge. At law school, Matt served as a Student Ambassador for the school and a Research Assistant to Professor Peter Marchetti, for Contracts and Bankruptcy.
Matt graduated cum laude with a certificate for legal research and writing and was admitted to the Florida Bar in 2015.
On a personal note, Matt has a wonderful wife, Kristin, and two young boys. Matt chairs Safe Connections, a non-profit serving local children, and is a former chair the Niceville and the Fort Walton young professional organizations. Matt is an active member of Crosspoint Church, the Okaloosa and Walton County Bar Associations, and the Fort Walton & Niceville Chambers of Commerce. He enjoys hobby mechanics, SEC football, and reading.