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Dealing with legal issues of any kind single-handedly is never advisable. Seeking sensible legal advice and strong representation in a legal matter, no matter how large or small can make a world of difference in your proceedings’ outcome. Whether you’re dealing with a criminal case, divorce proceedings, or you have questions regarding a matter of family law, our experienced attorney in Tallahassee, FL, is here to help you.

Born in Panama City, Florida, Edward W. Horan, P.A. has been a family law attorney for several decades. Over the years, he has developed a reputation as a lawyer that is well-versed in multiple legal disciplines ranging from family law and probate matters to personal injury and criminal defense. As a testament to his commitment to service excellence, he has maintained his 5.0 A/V rating in the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory for over 10 consecutive years. When you’re traversing complicated, unfamiliar legal terrain, he and his dedicated team will work diligently to help you understand your situation and work toward reaching the best possible resolution.

Mr. Horan is passionate about helping his clients and provides the compassion and support they need to overcome adversity. His unrivaled empathy and perseverance truly set him apart in the legal world. You don’t have to take on the hardship or ill-advised risk of handling your legal case alone when an experienced attorney is here to represent you.  See why clients statewide have brought their cases to Edward W. Horan, P.A. Contact our family law firm to share your situation with us and see what we can to help you move forward.


  • 1984, Florida Courts
  • 1987, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
  • 1989 U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida including Trial Bar
    and U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit

Law School:

  • Florida State University, J.D., 1983


  • Florida State University, B.S., 1981


  • Assistant State Attorney, 1984-1986
  • Listed in the Who’s Who among Young Americans in American Society
    & Business, 1992
  • Former Presenter, Maritime Law Symposium, 1998
  • Board Attorney, Big Brothers & Big Sisters of Monroe County, 1996-2004
  • President: Monroe County Bar Association 1991 and 1992.

Reported Cases:

  • Sea Services of the Keys v. FL Dept. of Environmental Protection, 156 F.3d
    1151 (11th Cir. 1998)
  • DiLucia v. Treasure Salvors, 713 F.Supp. 1425 (S.D.Fla.1989)
  • Island Reef v. Mirage International, 876 So. 2d 568 (Fla.3rd DCA, 2004)
  • LRU v. Kosmic of Key West, Inc., 886 So.2d 234 (Fla.3rd DCA, 2004)
  • Leonard Ltd v. Kirk, 820 So. 2d 1085 (Fla.3rd DCA, 2002)
  • Frazier v. Pozzi, 833 So. 2d 790 (Fla.3rd DCA, 2002)
  • Swain v. Swain, 932 So. 2d 1214 (Fla.1st DCA, 2006)
  • Clary v. Clary, 965 So.2d 125 (Fla. 1st DCA, 2007)
  • Swain v. Maney, 990 So.2d 1068 (Fla. 1st DCA, 2008)
  • Hunter v. Booker, 133 So.3d 623 (Fla. 1st DCA, 2014)
  • S.T. v. F.L.L., 2018 Fla. App. LEXIS 8059 (Fla. 1st DCA, 2018)

Most Notable Representation

Mr. Horan represented Treasure Salvors, Inc., Mel Fisher’s company that salvaged the wreck of the Spanish Galleon, “Nuestra Senora de Atocha” off the Florida Keys, as well as many other vessels in the coastal waters of Florida.

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