When our clients are facing foreclosure, we know they need reassurance and experienced guidance during an uncertain time.

We understand that few people want their case to drag on indefinitely. Our firm focuses on providing efficient, effective legal help, and we want to help our clients move on with their lives as soon as possible. However, we will never sacrifice results for a quick resolution, and our clients know that we will always work in their best interests.

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Alyssa A. Vanstone is the founder of Vanstone Law Firm. She founded Vanstone Law Firm to focus on representing homeowners who are facing foreclosure. Prior to founding her firm, she spent several years in private practice representing clients in family law matters and civil litigation matters including mortgage foreclosure defense and other real property disputes.


  • Stetson University College of Law, J.D., cum laude, December 2002
  • University of South Florida, M.A., Library and Information Science, December 2012
  • Hamline University, B.A., cum laude, May 1999

Bar Admissions:

  • Admitted to practice in Florida

Alyssa began her career as an Assistant State Attorney for the Office of the State Attorney, Sixth Judicial Circuit where she gained valuable trial and negotiation experience as a criminal prosecutor and then as a lead trial attorney in the Child Welfare Legal Services division, representing the interests of the Department of Children and Families.

“Facing foreclosure is difficult emotionally and financially. We’ll work with you to get you the best outcome for your individual situation. Reach out to us today to find out what foreclosure defense strategy is right for you.”

Alyssa is originally from the Minneapolis-St. Paul metro area where she graduated with honors from Hamline University with a B.A. in History and Anthropology. After graduation in 1999, Alyssa relocated to Florida.

She graduated with honors from Stetson University College of Law in December 2002 and became a member of the Florida Bar in April 2003. Alyssa also holds an M.A. in Library and Information Science from the University of South Florida.

Alyssa is committed to taking a compassionate and informative approach with her clients to help guide them through the stressful and difficult legal process they face when the fall behind on their mortgage payments.

Ayana Cruz is an attorney with a law career extending over a decade. Ayana graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) from the University of Central Florida. After completing her undergraduate studies, she earned her Juris Doctorate (J.D.) from the Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University College of Law.

After law school, she obtained valuable legal and trial experience at the Orange County Public Defender’s Office and the Department of Children and Families. She is passionate about her work and the Central Florida community.

Mrs. Cruz fights for her clients and keeps them informed throughout the litigation process. Her excellent work ethic and passion have repeatedly earned her the highest reviews from her clients and peers.


Ericka C. Murphy, Esq., was bornWoman with long black hair and black dress. and raised in St. Petersburg, Florida. She was admitted to the Forida Bar in November, 2020. Subsequent to her undergraduate career, in 2016, Ericka graduated early with a Bachelor’s in English, with a concentration in Women Literature and Black Literature from Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Florida. In addition to her B.A. in English, Ericka also graduated with her Juris Doctorate, Cum Laude, in 2020 from the illustrious Florida A&M University, College of Law (“FAMU”).

During her law school career, Ericka worked as a legal intern with Deborah A. Cook, Law & Mediation and with FAMU’s Homelessness Legal Clinic, where she concentrated majorly on Family Law matters. Prior to graduating from law school, Ericka also worked at Coye Law Firm as a law clerk, where she gained personal injury experience.

After graduating from law school, Ericka began her official legal career as an attorney at The Law Offices of Tara J. Scott, P.A., where Ericka worked for three (3) years. As an associate attorney at The Law Offices of Tara J. Scott, P.A., Ericka worked on various family law matters including but not limited to: Divorce, Custody, Paternity, Child Support, Modifications, Contempt and Enforcement, Temporary Custody by an Extended Family Member, Termination of Parental Rights and Stepparent Adoption, Simple Living Will and Testament etc.

Ericka is dedicated to assisting families in resolving their family law matters in the most fair and equitable way possible.