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While many factors can impact a case's outcome, to positively impact a case, you need an experienced attorney on your side.

Based in Holmes County, Florida, attorney Sheila Engum has been practicing law in the state since 1991.

Ms. Engum received her law degree from Samford University, Cumberland School of Law, in Birmingham, Alabama. She is also a Supreme Court of Florida Certified Civil, County, Dependency and Family Law Mediator and has been trained in and conducts Foreclosure Mediations.

Ms. Engum's primary practice areas are criminal defense and divorce/family law.

Divorce/Family Law

If you have found that life has taken an unexpected turn and you are facing a divorce, then you need representation by an attorney who has experience in the divorce arena and is compassionate, understanding and willing to go the extra mile for you. Ms. Engum handles both contested and uncontested divorces, alimony, child custody and child support matters, visitation, adoptions, contempt proceedings, and modifications.

Ms. Engum has been a Supreme Court of Florida Certified Family Law Mediator for the past 16 years. Understanding the mediation process and preparing properly for it are very important and Ms. Engum's extensive training and experience in countless divorce mediations, not only as an attorney but as a Certified Family Law Mediator, make her uniquely qualified to effectively pursue and protect her clients' best interests in their cases.

Criminal Defense

This is an area of the law where Ms. Engum will provide you with quality criminal defense representation. "You are innocent until proven guilty." This is what Ms. Engum firmly believes and her goal is to provide you with the strongest criminal defense possible. Ms. Engum is a seasoned litigator, who is not afraid of the courtroom. Ms. Engum defends clients who have pending misdemeanors (DUI, battery, assault, criminal mischief, child abuse, etc.), felonies (aggravated assault, felony battery, drug trafficking/possession/sale and delivery, manslaughter, grand theft, etc.), violation of probation and bond reduction hearings, just to name a few.

Ms. Engum will provide quality representation, whether it be in plea negotiations, depositions, discovery review, filing and arguing of motions and/or trial by judge or jury. Also, she will represent you in an expungement or record sealing procedure.

Other Practice Areas

While Ms. Engum spends a large part of her time representing clients in the areas of criminal and divorce/family law, she also offers her legal services in the following areas:

Foreclosure Defense

As all homeowners know, the recession that began in 2008 hit Florida hard. Thousands of homeowners found themselves struggling financially, and many have found themselves facing foreclosure. If you have received a foreclosure notice, you still have options. Ms. Engum has been trained as a residential home foreclosure Mediator and has represented many property owners as a foreclosure defense attorney in actual circuit court foreclosure cases that have been filed in the county where the real property lies. Ms. Engum has conducted hundreds of foreclosure mediations in Bay, Escambia, Holmes, Okaloosa, Walton and Washington counties in Florida.

Personal Injury

Few things are as hard to accept as suffering because of someone else's carelessness. If you or someone you love has been injured in an accident, Ms. Engum will consult with you and assist you in an attempt to recover financial damages that you may be legally entitled to.


The Law Office of Sheila Engum
203 N. Waukesha Street
Bonifay, FL 32425

Phone: 850-547-6080
Fax: 850-547-1701
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