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Located in the Allan Building on Centre Street in the historic downtown of Fernandina Beach, the law firm of Poole & Poole, P.A. has served the residents of Northeast Florida since 1994. We pride ourselves on being a general practice firm that can accommodate nearly all of our clients' needs. Our firm handles civil litigation, probate and estate planning, criminal defense, real estate transactions, land use planning, contract formation and disputes, corporate law, business associations, not-for-profits, construction litigation, foreclosures, landlord/tenant, creditor/debtor litigation, appeals, and many other areas.

Harrison W. Poole, Shareholder, A fourth generation resident of Nassau County, Harrison was raised in Fernandina Beach. He is happily married (Debra) with two sons (Hudson and Cameron) that are fifth generation residents of Nassau County. Harrison graduated from Fernandina Beach High School, where he was an Honors student and a member of the National Honors Society and Varsity Golf Team. He attended Florida State University for his undergraduate studies and received a Bachelor of Science in Business Management, and was the recipient of the Florida Bright Futures, Florida State University, and Nassau County Teen Court scholarships, and was a multiple time Dean's List member and a member in the National Society of Collegiate Scholars. Harrison received his Juris Doctorate from the Florida State University College of Law. During law school, he studied a semester abroad at Oxford University, was an Associate Justice on the Florida State University's Student Supreme Court, and spent a semester as a certified legal intern with the State Attorney's Office in Tallahassee, Florida, where he personally tried four jury DUI trials as a student intern.
Upon graduating law school, Harrison worked as an Assistant State Attorney in Florida's Second Judicial Circuit. Initially assigned to the criminal traffic division in Tallahassee, Florida, he handled thousands of misdemeanor traffic cases ranging from hit and runs to DUIs. After about a year as a misdemeanor prosecutor, he was promoted and assigned a felony caseload in Quincy, Florida, where he handled hundreds of felony cases ranging from drug possession to second degree murder. His jury trial experience as a prosecutor includes cases involving Second Degree Murder, DUI, Battery on a Law Enforcement Officer, Armed Burglary, Aggravated Battery, and Failure to Register as Sex Offender. Harrison was personally responsible for taking over twenty cases to a jury trial during his time as a prosecutor.
In 2009, Harrison returned to Nassau County to join the family practice, Poole & Poole, P.A. Since that time, he has enjoyed working as a general practitioner and have assisted clients in the areas of civil litigation, estate planning and probate, business transactions, contracts, criminal defense, appeals, administrative hearings, mediation and arbitration, land use planning, real estate transactions, condominium and homeowners issues, evictions, and much more.
Giving back to the community has always been a major focus for Harrison. He served on the Board of Directors for the Nassau County Volunteer Center for nearly nine years, including two stints as its President. He also served on the Management Team for the Katie Ride for Life. He has volunteered as a coach for Nassau County Teen Court Mock Trial Competition Team. Harrison is currently on the Board of Directors for the Trinity Love Hoblit Foundation and the Jacksonville Area Legal Aid. He is also a member of the Advisory Council for the Katie Caples Foundation. Starting in 2010, Harrison began filling in as Judge for the Nassau County Teen Court, a diversionary program for teens facing criminal charges. Harrison took over full-time responsibility as Teen Court Judge in 2018. He has also coached youth soccer. As an attorney, Harrison has provided pro bono services to needy individuals and has assisted several local, non-profit organizations at no cost, including the Shrimp Festival Committee, Elm Street Sportsmen Association and Trinity Love Hoblit Foundation.