Louis A. “Trip” Maygarden, III is partner with the firm.  Trip currently works in the Pensacola office, where he primarily focuses upon real estate transactions, real estate litigation, and commercial litigation.  His secondary areas of focus include community association law, business and commercial law, probate administration, general civil litigation and family law.

He is an authorized agent of Attorneys Title Insurance Fund, First American Title Insurance Company, Chicago Title Insurance Company, and Fidelity National Title Insurance Company.  He is admitted to practice in all Florida Alabama states courts and various federal courts.

He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in 2001 from the University of Alabama, and received his Juris Doctor from Cumberland School of Law in 2008.

After law school, he joined the law firm of Shell, Fleming, Davis & Menge, a longstanding firm in Pensacola, Florida.  During his time at that firm, he presided over a wide-ranging general practice that included both litigation and transactional matters.  He was elevated to partner in 2015, and worked at the firm until it closed its practice on December 31, 2019. 

Trip is a member of the Escambia-Santa Rosa Bar Association, and he advises and serves on several charitable and civic organizations.



  • University of Alabama, B.A., History, 2001
  • Cumberland School of Law, J.D., 2008


  • All Florida and Alabama State Courts
  • S. District Court for the North District of Florida
  • S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida
  • S. District Court for the Southern District of Alabama


  • Pensacola inweekly Rising Star, 2010

PROFessional Associations, Memberships & Activities

  • Member and Past Director of the Rotary Club of Pensacola
  • Director of the United Way of West Florida, Inc.
  • Director of the University of West Florida, Foundation, Inc.
  • Member and Past Executive Council Member of the Escambia-Santa Rosa Bar Association
  • Member and Former Trustee of First United Methodist Church of Pensacola
  • Past Member of the Judicial Nominating Commission for the First Judicial Circuit of Florida
  • Past Member of Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee for the First Judicial Circuit of Florida
  • Past Member of the Grievance Committee of the First Judicial Circuit of Florida
  • Past Member, Director, and Legal Counsel for Pensacola Young Professionals
  • Past Director of the Baptist Health Care Foundation, Inc.