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Our Divorce Attorneys in Naples

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 Naples divorce 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.

Junior Partner

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.

Michele Hollar

Michele Hollar

Supervising Attorney

Michele is a native of Sterling, Illinois. She completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Kansas with a degree in Psychology and continued on to law school at Oklahoma City University School of Law. After graduating from law school she successfully founded and managed her private practice for over twenty years primarily practicing Family Law. Michele gained extensive courtroom and litigation experience representing clients in divorce, custody, domestic violence, paternity, property division, modification, child support, relocation and alimony cases.

Michele has two daughters in college at the University of Oklahoma and University of Texas. In her free time, Michele enjoys traveling with her family, snorkeling, fishing, dolphin watching and boating.

Michele is licensed in Florida and Oklahoma.

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 their College of Law and MBA from their 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 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.

Outside the office John is an active private pilot and a member of the Naples Pilot Association. He enjoys Archery, SCUBA diving, and playing the piano, guitar, and ukulele. Occasionally, you may find him sitting in with a local band. Any other portion of his free time is occupied by taking care of his new puppy Charlie; a fast-growing German Shepard.

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

J. Presley Davis

J. Presley Davis

Associate Attorney

Presley is native of Atlanta, Georgia. She obtained her undergraduate degree from The University of Georgia and is an avid Georgia Bulldogs fan. Presley moved to Naples, Florida, to earn her Juris Doctorate from Ave Maria School of Law. While in law school, Presley served as the President of the Women’s Law Association and as a Senior Editor for the Ave Maria Law Review.

Presley began her legal career as an Assistant State Attorney for the 20th Judicial Circuit. During her time as a Prosecutor, Presley handled hundreds of cases and gained valuable courtroom and trial experience.

Outside of the office, Presley enjoys spending time with her fiancé and their rescue dog, Izzy. Presley is thrill seeker and loves new experiences. She has been shark diving, hang gliding, and enjoys all outdoor water sports.

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

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.

Client Testimonials

The Opinions That Matter Most
  • “I highly recommend their practice to anyone considering divorce with dignity.”

    Carla

  • “It was a difficult case and it was brilliantly dissected and interpreted simply and professionally by Alex.”

    Gina

  • “Simply the best!”

    Pamela Shook

  • “I was educated, encouraged, and prepared every step of the way”

    Austin

  • “During the difficult task of divorce, the Family First Legal Group helped my family and I with everything and anything I needed.”

    Ruben

  • “Not only did this team help with closing one door, but were my greatest cheerleaders in opening another.”

    Former Client

  • “They are honest, professional and empathetic”

    Karin

  • “I would like to thank the staff members for their professionalism and courtesy along the way”

    Steven

  • “Your entire team was amazing, from the first call I made to the end”

    Dolores

  • “Unpleasant turned pleasant”

    Phillip White

  • “Working with Alex is always a pleasure and he is always my 1st choice when referring anyone for family law.”

    JoAnn

  • “They went above and beyond the call of duty. I can highly recommend this Firm.”

    Jim B.

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

    Cheryl

  • “I want to thank wholeheartedly the professionalism and interest shown throughout the process.”

    John

  • “I honestly recommend Family First to anyone that has to go though these tough legal family matters.”

    Dianet D.

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