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Meet Our Attorneys

Proudly Serving Clients throughout Collier & Lee Counties

At Family First Legal Group, we know that nothing is more important than family. We have dedicated our lives and careers to helping safeguard the best interests of families throughout our community. Our firm has seen firsthand the impact that divorce and other family law matters can have on everyone involved, and we have made it our mission to be a trusted guide for the smoothest possible transition. The element that sets our firm apart is truly our people. We are proud to offer our clients a team of experienced, committed, and compassionate lawyers, paralegals, and office staff who understand what you are going through and are prepared to do everything possible to help.

To learn more about how our team can help you, simply call us today at (239) 319-4441 and schedule your initial consultation.

Terry DeSalvo, Jr.

Terry DeSalvo, Jr.


Attorney Terry DeSalvo is originally from Youngstown, Ohio and moved to Southwest Florida in 2003.

In 2007 Terry graduated Magna Cum Laude from Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) and quickly began preparing to enter law school. After FGCU, Terry attended Florida Coastal School of Law (FCSL), in Jacksonville, where he graduated Cum Laude and in the Top 14% of his law class. During law school, Terry gained experience as a Judicial Intern for the Honorable James R. Adams in Lee County. He also tried and won his first case, while in his 3L year of law school, as a Certified Legal Intern with the State Attorney’s Office of the 20th Judicial Circuit.

Before joining Family First Legal Group as Junior Partner, Terry had practiced as an Associate Attorney exclusively in the area of Family Law in Lee, Charlotte, and Collier counties. Terry believes in being patient and understanding, but not backing down from a fight when needed. Overall, his continued mission is to be a great advocate for his clients at Family First Legal Group, a respectful colleague, and an upstanding member of the Southwest Florida community.

When Terry is not at work, he enjoys spending time with his family, fishing, and following his beloved Cleveland Browns.

Terry is admitted to practice law in Florida and Montana. He was selected for inclusion to the 2021 Florida Super Lawyers Rising Stars list (only 2.5% of attorneys in Florida receive this distinction.)

Toni Boettcher

Toni Boettcher

Senior Associate

Toni was born and raised in Maryland, where she resided until relocating to SW Florida in 2018. In 2000, Toni graduated from the University of Baltimore with a 4.0 grade point average. During her tenure, she was a Wilson Scholar recipient, named to the National Dean’s List and awarded the Jurisprudence Merit Award. She received her Juris Doctorate degree with honors from the University of Baltimore School of Law, where she was awarded the Family Law Clinical Excellence Award.

Toni has exclusively practiced Family law since 2003. Before joining Family First Legal Group, Toni practiced Family Law for 15 years at Kaufman, Ries & Elgin, P.A., in Maryland, representing clients in all aspects of divorce, including custody, child support, alimony and complex financial issues. In addition, Toni has lectured for the National Business Institute and the Maryland State Bar Association on various family law issues, including drafting marital settlement agreements and pre- and post-nuptial agreements. She was also an Official Reporter for Maryland for the American Bar Association, ABA Law in the Fifty States, from 2009 to 2016.

Outside the office, Toni enjoys spending time with her husband, rescue puppy Tucker, and friends. She loves the beach, outdoor festivals and the beautiful southwest Florida weather. During football season Toni can be found passionately rooting for the Baltimore Ravens.

Toni is licensed to practice law in Maryland since 2003 and in Florida since 2018. She is “AV” rated by Martindale-Hubbell; named to The Best Lawyers in America®, “Family Law” 2018 and 2019, Maryland Super Lawyers, Super Lawyer, 2012 and Maryland Super Lawyers, Rising Star, 2010, 2011.

John Gilhart II

John Gilhart II

Associate Attorney

John is a native of Florida, growing up in Naples. He attended Stetson University, earning his Juris Doctorate from its College of Law and his MBA from its School of Business Administration. After graduating he moved back to Naples to remain close to his family.

John began his practice in civil litigation where he was exposed to a wide variety of cases in matters of probate, domestic violation, construction defect, insurance, collection, employment, and landlord tenant. While he enjoyed civil litigation John desired to narrow his focus to that which he finds most important, family. Thus, he joined the team of Family First Legal Group and has devoted his career to helping the families of his hometown.

Outside the office John is a private pilot and a member of the Naples Pilot Association. He enjoys fishing, SCUBA diving, archery, and playing the piano and guitar.

John is admitted to practice law in the state of Florida.

Jason Fraser

Jason Fraser

Associate Attorney

While originally from Atlanta, GA, Jason considers himself a South Florida native. After graduating from the University of Miami, he traveled to Gulfport to earn his Juris Doctorate from Stetson University’s College of Law and moved to Collier County after accepting a position with the Public Defender’s office.

Jason is no stranger to the courtroom. In his five years as an Assistant Public Defender, he’s handled thousands of cases in multiple counties across Florida, gaining extensive courtroom and trial experience.

In his free time, Jason can usually be found exploring the outdoors with his wife and two dogs.

Jason is admitted to practice law in the state of Florida.

Megan Ofner

Megan Ofner

Associate Attorney

Megan was born and raised in New Jersey. She attended college at Sacred Heart University where she was a NCAA Division I Ice Hockey Player. Megan graduated from Sacred Heart University Magna Cum Lade in 2016, after which she relocated to Florida and began law school. She received her Juris Doctorate from Ave Maria School of Law, graduating a semester early, in December 2018. While in law school, she served on the Moot Court Executive Board and completed internships with the United States Attorney’s Office and the State Attorney's Office.

Megan began her career at the State Attorney’s Office in the 20th Judicial Circuit where she obtained extensive trial and litigation experience, including domestic violence cases. After her time as a prosecutor, she transitioned into insurance law. During her time as an insurance attorney, Megan handled a wide variety of personal injury cases with unique legal issues.

Megan’s passion for client advocacy led her to join Family First Legal Group. Her courtroom experience and litigation aptitude enable her to assist in each individual client’s needs. She strives to provide excellent representation, and to provide understanding support for each client.

When not in the office, Megan can be found outdoors. She enjoys paddle boarding, running and is passionate about health and wellness. She is also an animal lover and spends time volunteering at her local animal shelter.

Alex Peterson

Alex Peterson

Owner, Principal Attorney & Speaker

Alex is a proud father (of twins) and husband, a Baltimore, Maryland transplant, a parishioner at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church and a graduate of Ave Maria School of Law.

He practices exclusively matrimonial and family law and has helped many families find stability in the midst of divorce or custody disputes. To further his knowledge, Alex has studied at Parent Coaching International as well as the Proctor Gallagher Institute.

Alex enjoys volunteering at the Collier County Teen Court program. He's very passionate about music and has played drums in a band as well as at masses at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. In his spare time he enjoys CrossFit, video games, paddle boarding and virtually any outdoor activity.

Alex is admitted to practice law in the state of Florida.

Client Testimonials

The Opinions That Matter Most
  • “I felt at ease having him at my side during the whole process and grateful for his patience for the times I misunderstood certain details of my case and needed him to clarify them for me.”


  • “I was very pleased on how we collaborated together and he engaged the courts and opposing counsel to finalize things.”

    Thomas P.

  • “I would highly recommend Family first Legal Group.”

    John A.

  • “Friendly, cost conscious, responsive, and respectful. They know the law and are always prepared.”

    Naples S.

  • “He will not hesitate to recommend your firm to anyone he thinks could use your services.”


  • “My gratitude is overflowing. To you both and your entire staff, thank you, thank you, THANK YOU. You are ROCKSTARS.”

    Christina S.

  • “I highly recommend their practice to anyone considering divorce with dignity.”


  • “I could go on and on about how impressed I was with Sara Glover and the entire law firm!”


  • “Extremely professional and a pleasure to work with.”

    Justin C.

  • “Alex and his team were amazing!”


  • “Compassionate and Knowledgeable Staff”

    Kenny Plummer

  • “I would recommend this firm to anyone going through this rotten circumstance”


  • “I would highly recommend him to anyone.”


  • “Alex Peterson and his staff always begin by taking however much time is needed to fully understand the situation and how they can best help to protect the parties involved - especially the children.”


  • “He is also very family oriented and understands the sensitivity of family matters.”


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