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Our Priorities

Here at the Chesnutt Law Firm, we strive to help our clients achieve the legal results that they are seeking and to provide professional legal assistance in a variety of family law and criminal law related cases. One of the main priorities at our family law firm is to ensure that each and every client receives the personal attention that their case deserves. For us, it’s not just about padding our settlement stats or trial record, it’s about making sure that you have someone you can trust and rely on to work for your best interests.

A Passion for Child Welfare


Susan Chesnutt has a unique experience, as she was taken away from her parents as a child and put into protective care through the Department of Children and Family Services in Florida. She has firsthand experience in the aftermath of these accusations and living what happens to children who are separated from their parents. It can be traumatic to be removed from the only home that you know and lose access to parents. Susan’s experience in the system has given her a passion for protecting children and protecting families.

Our Legal Services at The Chesnutt Law Firm

We provide comprehensive family law and criminal law services to clients throughout Florida. Our extensive experience and familiarity with Florida state law allows us to provide professional legal counseling in any matter concerning family law or criminal law.

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  • Avatar Katherine Nolan ★★★★★ 3 months ago
    I have used Susan for a number of years her experience in child welfare allowed my husband to get the time that he wanted … More with his two children. All we wanted for the holidays was to have his kids more than the two days a week he had after a long 17 month battle Susan and her team were there and answer countless phone calls and e-mails texts. Susan has always amazed me.
  • Avatar Israel Garcia ★★★★★ 6 months ago
    Susan Chesnutt cares passionately for her clients, fights for them as if they were her own family, and is a highly skilled … More trial attorney. If you need a family law lawyer in Vero Beach, Florida or the surrounding areas who is different…who cares…then Susan is the best family law attorney, divorce attorney, and child custody lawyer to choose.
  • Avatar Nick Garcia ★★★★★ 8 months ago
    Professional staff, communicative with my inquiries in timely fashion. Satisfied with their representation and my final … More outcome. I recommend this firm
  • Avatar barbie cebey ★★★★★ 9 months ago
    My experience with the Chesnutt law firm was an incredible one. I was referred to her by a good friend who said she was the … More best.
    Susan and her team are extremely knowledgeable. They were very patient and caring throughout the process, they were always available and would respond and answered any and all questions or concerns I had.
    Although my case was quite unique and did not end in a divorce. Susan always guided me and advised me as to what would work for me and be in the best interest for my family.
    Susan, thank you for for your kindness, compassion and honesty and to your wonderful team...Thank you and all the best.
  • Avatar Angela Hillier ★★★★★ 9 months ago
    Attorney Susan Chesnutt is phenomenal! She is compassionate, caring, knowledgeable and efficient! She always made me feel … More comfortable and was very reassuring during the hardest times of my custody case. She gave me so much confidence and helped me get the results I needed for my family! I will forever be grateful. I know that if I ever run into any issues again and need counsel she is the woman and attorney I want on my side! She really listens and she will go to bat for you! Thank you from the bottom of my heart to Attorney Chesnutt and her firm!!!

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Christine Sanchez
Christine Sanchez
Fortunately, my family did not need a lawyer due to charges being dropped but I would recommend anyone to Susan! She... was professional in every aspect and completely straight forward. You can tell this is her passion and will go any length for her clients. Even on the weekends out of business hours she was in contact with me. I’ll forever be grateful for her more
Bob Turski
Bob Turski
Exceeded my expectations!In transitioning the experience of an ever changing world, I seek professionals not only for... their experience, but also their ability to understand my personal situation.The Chesnutt Law Firm is a tightly woven network of highly professional attorneys and staff professionals who walked me through a difficult process, coaching and reassuring me every step of the way.I knew Susan Chesnutt was the right attorney for me the moment I met her, and I appreciated her and her staff keeping me in the loop about filed papers and every little step that needed to be handled to move our case forward to absolute success. I wouldn't hire anyone else. If you want a great criminal and family law attorney, hire this firm.Highly recommended!You are in good hands with Chesnutt Law!”Bob more
Brian Smith
Brian Smith
I hired Susan Chesnutt for a family case. She was referred by a different law firm. They told me she was a pitbull and... is very passionate about her work. She fought tooth and nail for me in trial and I was very pleased with my out come. She is not afraid to fight for you even against the judge lol. She knows when to be quiet and knows when to be heard. Thank you for more
Selina Wiggins
Selina Wiggins
Honesty. Integrity. Professional. With Chesnutt Law Firm I got this and more. Treated first class and like I’m family.... Confident about my more

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Florida Bar Association
St. Lucie County Bar Association
Indian River County Bar Association
Indian River County Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

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Family Law      •      Child Welfare      •      Collaborative Process      •      Mediation      •      Criminal Law      •      Personal Injury