Meet the Team

Jacksonville Based Lawyer



About Mark F. Moss

Mr. Moss is a transplant to Jacksonville, Florida, but happily calls it home. Born in Indianapolis, Indiana, Mark grew up in Carmel. He knew from an early age that the practice of law was for him. He obtained his Bachelor's Degree in 2012 with a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice, and a double minor in Political Science and Sociology.

After graduating from Indiana University, Mark moved south to Jacksonville to attend Florida Coastal School of Law. During law school, Mark achieved honors while in law school and graduated Cum Laude, ranking in the top 13% of his class. While obtaining his Juris Doctor, Mark gained invaluable experience working for a professional sporting association, multiple Florida-based law firms, and global corporations.

Mark served on the Board of Directors for Riverside Avondale Preservation (RAP), as the Governance Chair, and on the Alumni Board of Directors for Florida Coastal School of Law.

When not working, Mark enjoys spending time with his wife Dana, two sons Cooper and Hudson, and dogs Zeus and Remy, traveling and spending time at Disney creating memories with his family, Because Life Is Complicated Enough(R).



  • The Florida Bar


  • Business Law Certificate
  • Multiple Book Awards recognizing his accomplishment of receiving the highest grade in each of those classes
  • Obamacare’s Effect on Small Businesses, THE STUDENT APPEAL, (Aug. 18, 2014)


  • Florida Coastal School of Law, J.D
    • Cum laude
    • Staff Editor of the Florida Coastal Law Review
  • Indiana University
    • College of Arts and Sciences, B.S. - Criminal Justice​

About Emily Sordian


Emily Sordian was born and raised in Jacksonville, Florida (Mandarin). She attended Duval County Public Schools until high school graduation. Choosing to remain in Jacksonville for her undergraduate work, Emily chose to attend The University of North Florida majoring in English. She was awarded a Bachelor of Arts degree, with Cum Laude distinction in just three years. Emily earned her Juris Doctor from Florida Coastal School of Law in 2011.

While a native to Jacksonville, Emily has family roots in South Carolina. An opportunity brought her to South Carolina where she practiced until 2020, serving in both private and State practice. In her private practice realm, she primarily focused on family law and probate law. In state practice, she served as the managing attorney with the Department of Social Services (child protective services) and later as Assistant Attorney General for the South Carolina Attorney General’s Office.

A desire to return to Jacksonville and be closer to family led Emily to start practicing in Jacksonville in 2021. She broadened her legal experience to include bankruptcy, HOA compliance, consumer debt collections, and real estate law.

Emily has a passion for helping others. While in law school, Emily received Pro Bono Honors for her volunteer service at graduation. Throughout her legal career, she has volunteered her time as a certified guardian ad litem in South Carolina and a certified domestic violence advocate in Florida. On a yearly basis, Emily enjoys volunteering as a Mock Trial Judge for middle school Mock Trial competitions.

Emily enjoys spending time with family, friends, and her three dogs (Holiday, Deacon, Buddy). She loves to drive the family heirloom, a 1928 Model A Tudor, in its original condition, inherited from her grandfather "Pappy." Emily loves country music, reading, working out, and of course, the Jacksonville Jaguars! Duuuuvvvalll!

Emily’s experience in law, along with her passion to help others will benefit you and your family as you prepare to plan and simplify some of life’s most complicated decisions.

Emily Sordian is licensed to practice law in Florida and South Carolina, and she looks forward to working with you!


Support Staff

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About Tina Chandler

Office Manager/Executive Legal Assistant

Tina Chandler was born, but not raised in Lafayette, Louisiana... it is truly where her heart calls home. Tina has moved every 3 years of her life as she was part of a Military Family.

Tina feels extremely blessed and is a proud mama to three amazing, kind, fun-loving, smart, resilient kids. Her oldest sweet boy, Caleb (22), is a graduate from Texas A&M and a pilot in the United States Air Force. Her second is her only sweet baby girl, Camryn (20). She is a junior at Florida State on a full-tuition scholarship! House and heart proudly divided - Go Aggies and Go Noles! Her youngest sweet boy, Cason (10), is a fifth grader at Freedom Crossing Academy, he enjoys playing flag football, Jiu-jitsu, and loves to learn about history!

Tina has loved every moment of being a domestic engineer: volunteering in multiple capacities and being the biggest fan to her 3 kids the past 20 years!

She enjoys all things surrounded around making memories that will last a lifetime... from the simple "mom"ents in life to the big events!

Knowing in her heart the absolute importance of family, she is excited and enthusiastic to assist Mark, clients, and their families uncomplicate their life - Because Life is Complicated Enough!®️

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About Ruth Castro-Algarin


Ruth Castro-Algarin, our paralegal, is a recent addition to Jacksonville. They say home is where the heart is, and Jacksonville is where her heart and love, Martin, established home. She was born in scenic Geneva, NY (upstate NY near the finger lakes), raised in Long Island, NY, and for the past 40 years lived in Río Grande, Puerto Rico. She is blessed to be "Aunt Ruthy" to many nieces and nephews, some by family and others by friendship.

Ruth is the second of five siblings, raised by a single mother who worked as a seamstress. At a young age Ruth learned to sew dresses for her dolls and herself. Don’t be fooled by the sweet smile, she is a tough cookie! To prove it she holds a law degree from the Interamerican University of Puerto Rico, a bachelor's degree from the University of Puerto Rico, School of Business Administration, Secretarial Sciences (today known as Administrative Assistant), and graduated High School in Río Grande, Puerto Rico.

During her school and college years she learned short-hand in both languages (Spanish and English), a long-forgotten form of dictation and transcription buried by technology. She loved reading and worked odd jobs, receptionist, secretary, and medical transcriptionist. Shortly before graduating from college, she started her first full-time job as a legal secretary at a law firm in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Two years into her career she decided to study law while working full-time, and the rest is history.

Today she holds a license to practice law in Puerto Rico (local and Federal Bar), she was a licensed Notary in Puerto Rico, and she holds a license as a Real Estate Broker in Puerto Rico.

When not working as a paralegal she enjoys spending time with her husband and dog Max (a rescue mix), spending time with family and friends, watching sports, solving puzzles, loves going to the movies, traveling, and relaxing at home.

She looks forward to making your ‘life UNcomplicated enough’!


About Sarah Johnson

Legal Assistant

Sarah Johnson was born in The Big Easy (New Orleans, LA), where her parents started a non-profit in the inner city. She grew up dancing and playing softball – the best of both worlds. She has four older brothers, so she's not afraid to get dirty and she can throw a football like a pro!

In 2005, when her family moved to Jacksonville, she continued pursuing dance and went to Douglas Anderson School of the Arts for high school, as a dance major. After high school she took a year off from college and did an internship with a non-profit in downtown Jacksonville where they focused on community development. She enjoyed her time there and eventually went back to work full time as one of their staff members.

Sarah pursued school at Florida State College of Jacksonville where she received her Associate in Arts degree. After college she worked for a property management company where she was an amenity manager at a clubhouse in Jacksonville and then St. Augustine. She loves helping people, serving the community, and ensuring that everyone around her is flourishing.

She enjoys spending time with her husband (James) walking her dogs Blue and Savy (corgi and lab puppy), going to the beach, hanging out with friends, going to concerts, the springs, and spending time on her porch swing listening to music. Sarah is thrilled to help assist clients and the office in making life a little less complicated, because Life Is Complicated Enough®️.