About Us

Pensacola Personal Injury Attorneys - Consumer Justice AttorneysAylstock, Witkin, Kreis & Overholtz is a Florida-based law firm geared towards protecting the rights of consumers who are seriously injured as a result of defective products, defective medical devices, accidents, or other negligent behavior.

The lawyers representing Aylstock, Witkin, Kreis & Overholtz are licensed to practice law in fourteen states (FL, AL, MS, LA, TX, CO, MN, PA, NY, NJ, NV, MT, WA, OH), with associated counsel in all remaining states. Aylstock, Witkin, Kreis & Overholtz is a national leader in fighting for consumer justice.


Our Attorneys

Bryan F. Aylstock
aylstock_smallMr. Aylstock earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in history from the University of North Florida in 1992 (magna cum laude), and graduated number one in his law school section at the University of Florida in May, 1995. After completing law school, he was accepted as an Honors Intern at the United States Department of Justice.  Read More>>

Justin G. Witkin
Justin G. WitkinMr. Witkin received his B.S. in finance from Florida State University in 1992, and graduated with high honors from the University of Florida College of Law in 1995. Mr. Witkin received American Jurisprudence Awards in Torts, Income Tax, Antitrust and Social Science, and was installed as a member of the Order of the Coif.  Read More>>

Douglass A. Kreis
Douglass A. KreisMr. Kreis received his B.A. from Mercer University in Political Science attending under a four year academic/athletic scholarship and received a juris doctorate from Cumberland School of Law. Mr. Kreis practices exclusively within the areas of pharmaceutical, medical device and consumer class actions litigation.  Read More>>

Neil D. Overholtz
Neil D. Overholtz, Personal Injury AttorneyMr. Overholtz specializes in pharmaceutical litigation, and has successfully handled thousands of defective drug and medical device cases, including fen-phen, Rezulin, Baycol, Bextra/Celebrex, Vioxx, Medtronic Defibrillators, and Guidant Defibrillators.  Read More>>

R. Jason Richards
R. Jason RichardsMr. Richards, a partner with the firm, focuses his practice on insurance, pharmaceutical/ products liability and class action litigation. He holds a master’s degree from the University of Colorado, a law degree from the John Marshall Law School, and a master of laws degree in health law from DePaul University College of Law.  Read More>>

Bobby J. (Brad) Bradford
Bobby J. (Brad) Bradford, Personal Injury AttorneyBrad Bradford, a partner with the firm, heads up AWKO’s Personal Injury and Automobile Negligence departments, and specializes in serious injury cases. Brad and has been an accomplished lawyer since 1999 and was previously a partner at Green & Bradford.  Read More>>

Stephen H. Echsner
Stephen H. Echsner, Personal Injury AttorneyStephen H. Echsner is a partner with the firm and practices personal injury and wrongful death cases. He received his undergraduate degree, cum laude, from Marquette University in 1977, and his law degree from Saint Louis University in 1980.  Read More>>

D. Renée Baggett
D. Renée Baggett, Personal Injury Attorney
D. Renée Baggett is a partner with the law firm of Aylstock, Witkin, Kreis & Overholtz, PLLC. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of West Florida and her law degree from Loyola University College of Law in New Orleans in 2006.  Read More>>

Daniel Thornburgh
Daniel Thornburgh, Personal Injury AttorneyDaniel Thornburgh, a partner with the firm, earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of West Florida where he studied Legal Administration. After undergraduate studies, Mr. Thornburgh worked as a mass tort paralegal and law clerk for the firm.  Read More>>

Nathan Bess
Nathan Bess, Personal Injury Attorney
Nathan Bess was a Wilkins Scholar at the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economics.  He received his law degree from the Levin College of Law at the University of Florida, where he also completed a certificate in Environmental and Land Use Law.  Read More>>

E. Samuel Geisler
E. Samuel Gersler, Personal Injury Attorney
E. Samuel “Sam” Geisler earned a Juris Doctorate from the Saint Louis University School of Law where he participated on the Trial Advocacy Competition Team and served as the Notes and Comments Editor of the Saint Louis University Law JournalRead More>>

Chelsie Warner
Chelsie WarnerChelsie Warner joined Aylstock, Witkin, Kreis & Overholtz, PLLC as an associate in 2012. She earned her Juris Doctorate from The University of Montana School of Law where she received a Law School Academic Scholarship, a Moulton Bellingham Scholarship and a John P. Archer Scholarship.  Read More>>

Ann Gayle
Ann Gayle, an attorney with the firm, is focused on the following matters: Stevens Johnson Syndrome and Transvaginal mesh Litigation, Bard, Boston Scientific, American Medical Systems and Coloplast litigation. Read More>>

Samantha Katen
Samantha Katen received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Advertising and Marketing from Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina. She went on to earn her Juris Doctorate from Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad College of Law. Read More>>