Our Story

Crabtree Law Group, P.A. began in 1990 with a focus on real estate, and the goal of providing a top notch legal counsel to our family of local customers.  Since our inception more than 25 years ago Jacksonville’s real estate market has drastically changed, however, our firm’s values have not.  We are a boutique law firm comprised of skilled attorneys who hold our family values true, while providing honest legal representation.  Our passion for our client’s case allows us to bond whether through litigation or transactional work.  This is why most of our clients end up as lifelong friends.

Meet Our Attorneys

  • Ralph R. Crabtree Esq. Senior Counsel

    RALPH R. CRABTREE, born Jacksonville, Florida, June 15, 1955; admitted to bar, 1986, Florida; 1987, United States District Court, Middle District of Florida. Education: Florida Junior College (A.A., 1981); University of Florida (B.A., 1983; J.D., 1986). Phi Delta Phi; Golden Key. Fee Arbitration Committee for the Fifth Judicial Circuit of the Florida Bar; member of the Title Insurance Committee and Vice Chair of the Mortgage Law Committee for the Florida Bar, Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section; member of Northeast Florida Association of Realtors; member of Northeast Florida Builders Association.

  • Zach Crabtree Attorney

    ZACHARY C. CRABTREE, born Jacksonville, Florida, May 4, 1988; admitted to the Florida Bar 2014, United States District Court, Middle District of Florida 2015, Southern District of Florida 2015; Education: University of North Florida (B.A. Finance and Real Estate 2010); Florida Coastal School of Law (J.D. Magna Cum Laude 2014), multiple book awards; Member: Florida Bar, Real Property, Probate, and Trust Law Section; Jacksonville Bar Association; American Bar Association; member of Northeast Florida Builders Association; member of North East Florida Association of Realtors.

  • Charles Brown Jr. Attorney

    CHARLES W. BROWN JR., born Jacksonville, Florida, June 16, 1980; admitted to the Florida Bar 2008, United States District Court, Middle District of Florida 2015, Southern District of Florida 2015; Education: University of North Florida (B.A. Philosophy 2003); Florida Coastal School of Law (J.D., with Honors, 2007), top 5% Florida Bar exam passage; multiple book awards; Member: Florida Bar, Real Property, Probate, and Trust Law Section; Jacksonville Bar Association; American Bar Association.

  • Rachel R. Taube Attorney

    RACHEL R. TAUBE, born Big Rapids, Michigan; admitted to the Florida Bar 2009, United States District Court, Southern District of Florida 2012; Education: Central Michigan University (B.S. Political Science 2005); Florida Coastal School of Law (J.D. 2009); Member: Florida Bar, Real Property, Probate, and Trust Law Section; Jacksonville Bar Association; Florida Association for Women Lawyers; Jacksonville Women Lawyers Association.

Meet Our Staff

  • Phyllis Crabtree Closing Processor/Office Manager

    Phyllis has been with Crabtree Law Group, P.A. since its inception. Phyllis’ long term experience and passion for Crabtree Law Group, P.A. allows her to excel in all phases of the closing department, including working on complex jumbo loans, commercial loans, and construction loans.

  • Denise Strange Closing Processor

    Denise has been with Crabtree Law Group, P.A. since 2012. Denise is a licensed title agent which allows her to excel in working with lenders, realtors, consumers, and sellers in assuring that all transactions run as smoothly as possible.

  • Judy Bell Assistant Closing Processor

    Judy has been with Crabtree Law Group, P.A. since 2005. Amongst an assortment of other things, Judy assists the closing department with opening up all new files, ordering title searches, and working in conjunction with our closings processors to ensure all files are ready to be processed and closed.

  • Deanna Higdon Collections Manager

    Deanna has been with the Crabtree Law Group, P.A. since 2002. Deanna oversees our HOA and
    Condo Association collections department prior to and after litigation. Deanna also works closely with every associations CAM and/or Management Company that our firm represents to ensure that the associations can run as efficiently as possible.

  • Cheri Hoch Accounting/Billing

    Cheri has been with Crabtree Law Group, P.A. since 2015. Cheri’s background in managing a multitude of finance departments provides her with the necessary experience in running the day to day operations of Crabtree Law Group, P.A.’s accounting department, including accounts receivable and accounts payable.

  • Angela Chicola Legal Secretary

    Angela Chicola has been with Crabtree Law Group, P.A. since 2014. Angela’s strong background in real estate and business allows her to work closely with our attorneys in all phases of residential and commercial real estate matters, including but not limited to estate planning.