Rachel Seaton-Virga

Seaton Law Offices, P.A.
231 E 4Th St
Panama City, FL 32401
(850) 215-2524

In 2008, Attorney Rachel Seaton founded Seaton Law Offices, P.A. Currently, she represents the entire 14th circuit, aggressively representing the accused, protecting their rights, and holding law enforcement officers and agencies accountable. With experience in both federal and state courts, she recognizes the importance of a strong motion practice through pretrial discovery and staying up to date with of the constant changes in case law and statutes.  When you choose to work with Attorney Seaton, she will provide the following:  A "hands-on" approach Aggressive representation from start to finish Finding the correct strategy to achieve a favorable resolution Attorney Seaton is a member of the Florida State Bar and is licensed to provide legal counsel to residents all throughout Florida.  Experience as a Former Prosecutor Prior to founding the criminal defense firm, Attorney Seaton earned a reputation as an aggressive litigating prosecutor at the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit State Attorney's Office. Her experiences and background in this field give her an understanding of the common tactics used to convict accused individuals. With this in mind, she is able to form strong defenses in order to protect her clients from serious, life-changing charges.  Types of Cases She Handles  Currently, she represents the entire 14th circuit and handles cases within the following practice areas:  Criminal defense Personal Injury Family Law  Memberships Florida Bar, 2005 Florida Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys Federal District Court Northern District of Florida Top 100 Trial Lawyers for 2013, 2015, 2016, & 2017  Experience Harris County District Attorney's Office (Appellate Division), Houston, Texas (2003-2005) Harris County District Attorney's Office (Trial Bureau), Houston, Texas (2004-2005) Henke and Joseph, LLC, Houston, Texas (2004-2005) Civil Litigation Law Clerk State Attorney's Office, 14 th Judicial Circuit, Bay County, Florida Assistant State Attorney (2005-2008) Assistant State Attorney (2005-2007) Misdemeanor Prosecutor Assistant State Attorney (2007-2008) Felony "Drug" Prosecutor, with emphasis in search and seizure issues Federal Panel Appointed Defense Attorney  Education University of Texas, Austin, Texas (2002) Bachelor of Arts Golden Key National Honor Society Phi Alpha Delta University of Houston, Houston, Texas (2005) John Black Moot Court Competition Trial Advocacy Program  Trials 50+ Trials Handled many high profile cases and serious felony cases in both State and Federal Courts Have defended many types of cases, including, Murder, Drug Trafficking/Conspiracy, White Collar Crimes, RICO/Racketeering, Cyberstalking, Counterfeiting, Sex Crimes including Sexual Battery, Lewd and Lascivious/Statutory Rape, Computer and Internet crimes, Violation of Probation, Embezzlement, Doctor Shopping, Robbery, Burglary, Grow houses, weapons crimes, DUI,DUI Serious Bodily Injury, DWI, BUI (Boating under the influence), Property crimes, such as Grand Theft, Petit Theft and Criminal Mischief, Aggravated Battery, Felony Battery, Assault and Battery, Domestic Violence Battery and Kidnapping.