North Port, Florida Probate Lawyers

Brice Zoecklein
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Florida Probate Attorney

Mr. Zoecklein currently focuses his practice on Plaintiff's Civil Litigation. His team is currently litigating cases throughout the State of Florida in the practice areas of probate administration, estate litigation,... Read More »
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David Luber
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Florida Probate Attorney with 22 years experience serving Sarasota.

David Luber has a Master of Laws in Estate Planning. He has served as a chairperson of the Probate and Trust section for the Broward Bar Association & President of an estate planning council. David has helped clients... Read More »
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Marc J. Soss
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Florida Probate Attorney with 27 years experience

University of Miami School of Law and Cumberland School of Law, Samford UniversityConnecticut, Florida and Rhode Island
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Mary King
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Sarasota, FL Probate Lawyer with 25 years experience
(941) 906-7585 3389 Magic Oak Lane
Sarasota, FL 34232
Probate, Estate Planning, Real Estate and Tax
Stetson University College of Law
Mary E. King, Attorney At Law As a dedicated IRS Tax defense attorney Mary has been helping clients get tax debt relief by negotiating currently non-collectible status, offers in compromise, installment agreements, innocent spouse relief, audits, removing levies, releasing liens, and negotiating penalty abatement. Mary's career as a IRS tax attorney began in 1993 after graduating from Stetson University College of Law. She graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Degree in 1988 and a Master of Business Administration Degree in Finance from Wake Forest University, Babcock Graduate School of Management...
Dawn Marie Bates-Buchanan
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Venice, FL Probate Lawyer with 19 years experience
(941) 799-3015 333 S. Tamiami Trail
Suite 298
Venice, FL 34285
Probate, Arbitration & Mediation, Estate Planning and Family
Stetson University College of Law
Managing Attorney of Bates-Buchanan & Savtisky Law Group since 2011 when the private law firm Bates-Buchanan Law Group, which is now Bates-Buchanan & Savitsky Law Group added Susannah Savitsky as a partner in October 2012. Specializes in Probate, Estate Planning, Trust Managment, Collaborative non- litigation family law cases, as well as animal trust planning, real estate and collections law, foreclosure defense, landlord/tenant law and bankruptcy. Dawn Marie is a graduate of Venice High School, Venice, FL and University of South Florida in Tampa. She graduated from Stetson University College of Law in 1998 and worked for Community Legal Services of...
Christopher Kennedy Caswell
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Sarasota, FL Probate Attorney with 35 years experience
(941) 954-9991 240 S Pineapple Ave #802
3700 S. Tamiami Trl., Suite 200
Sarasota, FL 34239
Probate, Business, Estate Planning and IP
Florida State University College of Law
I have guided and advised clients through their personal and commercial transactions in business and real estate, through their simple and complex estate planning situations and also through all forms of estate administration and probate.
Mr. Jeffrey R. Kuhns
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Punta Gorda, FL Probate Attorney with 8 years experience
(941) 205-8000 252 W. Marion Ave., Ste. #1129
Punta Gorda, FL 33950
Probate, Business, Estate Planning and Tax
Chapman University Fowler School of Law and Whittier Law School
Steven W. Ledbetter
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Venice, FL Probate Lawyer with 17 years experience
(941) 256-3965 229 Pensacola Road
Venice, FL 34285
Free ConsultationProbate, Business, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Lewis And Clark College - Northwestern School of Law
Steven W. Ledbetter works from his Venice, Florida, office on matters involving estate planning and administration, business transactions and corporate law, real estate, construction law, contract, and title insurance matters. Steven W. Ledbetter has been practicing law since 2002. His practice has included work in a wide range of subject areas while representing a wide range of clients including the federal government, corporations, financial institutions, and individuals. His practice has taken him from the mountains and rain of Portland, OR, to the shops and great restaurants of Dallas, TX, and finally back to his home state of Florida...
Anthony Greg Mowry
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Venice, FL Probate Lawyer with 13 years experience
(941) 480-0333 227 Pensacola Rd.
Venice, FL 34285
Probate, Elder and Estate Planning
Temple University Beasley School of Law
Mark A. Creech
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Englewood, FL Probate Attorney with 12 years experience
(941) 474-3721 1620 Placida Road
Suite A
Englewood, FL 34223
Probate, Estate Planning, Family and Landlord Tenant
Serving Charlotte and Sarasota Counties since 1998.
John Leslie Polk
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PUNTA GORDA, FL Probate Attorney with 43 years experience
(941) 639-1606 207 Cross Street , Suite 301
PUNTA GORDA, FL 33951
Probate, Bankruptcy, Family and Landlord Tenant
Lori Wellbaum Emery
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Englewood, FL Probate Attorney
(941) 474-3241 686 N. Indiana Ave.
Englewood, FL 34223
Probate
Gregory John Nussbickel
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Fort Myers, FL Probate Lawyer with 17 years experience
(239) 900-9455 12500 Brantley Commons Ct.
Suite 3
Fort Myers, FL 33907
Free ConsultationProbate and Estate Planning
Florida State University College of Law
Whether you're getting your own affairs in order, or taking care of a loved one's estate - we're here to help. Proudly serving SWFL for over 16 years. Our team will guide you through Probate as quickly and efficiently as possible. Call us at (239) 900-WILL, or visit us at: www.Estate.Legal.

Attorney Greg Nussbickel is an honors law graduate, and a former legal extern at the Florida Supreme Court. After gaining experience at a large national law firm, he obtained a Master of Laws degree and founded the Nussbickel Law Firm. Greg is a former adjunct professor of...
Daniel Hooper Smith
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Sarasota, FL Probate Lawyer with 3 years experience
(941) 365-9900 328 N Rhodes Avenue
Sarasota, FL 34237
Free ConsultationProbate, Elder and Estate Planning
George Mason University School of Law
Daniel H. Smith is an associate attorney at Advocates in Aging, Law Office of Ira S. Wiesner, P.A. in Sarasota, Florida, focusing on Elder Law, Medicaid Planning, Veterans Benefits, Wills, Trusts, and Estate Planning, Special Needs Planning, Probate and Trust Administration, Guardianship, and Assisted Living/Nursing Home Issues. Daniel is licensed to practice law in Florida and Virginia. Daniel is also a VA Accredited Attorney, and represents veterans and their families in appeals of VA Benefits decisions.

Daniel received his law degree with honors from the George Mason University School of Law in Arlington, Virginia. While in law school,...
Mark Siegel
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Sarasota, FL Probate Attorney with 35 years experience
(941) 373-0066 240 N Washington Blvd
Suite 450
Sarasota, FL 34236
Free ConsultationProbate, Business, Estate Planning and Tax
Georgetown University Law Center
Graduate of Georgetown Univ. Law Center, both J.D. and Taxation Masters, Vanderbilt University and Sarasota High School, Mark practices primarily in the areas of commercial law and litigation, estate planning and probate, probate litigation and real estate and real estate litigation. If interested, please contact our office for a consultation.
Slade Vestal Dukes
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Sarasota, FL Probate Lawyer with 13 years experience
(941) 365-2304 46 North Washington Boulevard
Suite 21
Sarasota, FL 34236
Probate, Elder and Estate Planning
Stetson University College of Law
Slade is a Florida native who has practiced law for over twelve years throughout the state of Florida, including in Tallahassee, St. Petersburg, Daytona, Jacksonville, and now, Sarasota.

Slade received his Associate of Arts in 1997 from Santa Fe College. Afterwards, he received his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science in 1999 from the University of Florida, where he also received his Master of Arts in Political Science in 2001, along with a Certificate of Concentration in Political Campaigning. In 2004, Slade received his Juris Doctor from Stetson University College of Law, along with a Certificate of Concentration in Advocacy.

Slade has...
Sheryl Ann Edwards
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Sarasota, FL Probate Lawyer with 24 years experience
(941) 363-0110 500 South Washington Boulevard
Suite 400
Sarasota, FL 34236
Probate, Foreclosure Defense and Real Estate
Stetson University College of Law
My name is Sheryl Edwards from The Edwards Law Firm, PL and I am a Sarasota foreclosure lawyer. If you are facing foreclosure, or threats of the same, then it is vital that you begin exploring your options, and that you begin to pursue the results that you need. I can help investigate your situation and ensure that all options are explored, and that your rights are defended throughout this process. Contact me to begin fighting these threats today!
Anne Sheffler Douglass
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Bradenton, FL Probate Attorney with 42 years experience
(941) 746-6656 4501 Manatee Ave. W. #229
Bradenton, FL 34209
Probate, Elder and Estate Planning
Loyola University New Orleans
Anne grew up in Manatee County, Florida and has always served those in her community. She has witnessed the devastation caused by failure of families to plan for long term care, disabilities and end of life. Her goal is to make these life challenges easier to negotiate for the Senior as well as for the Senior’s family. Having practiced law here since 1977, she practices Elder Law which includes probate and estates, estate planning, guardianships, wills, trusts, durable powers of attorney, advance directives, Medicaid planning and Special Needs Trusts. In addition to her professional associations, Anne...
Matthew Alan Linde
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Fort Myers, FL Probate Attorney with 26 years experience
(239) 939-7100 12693 New Brittany Blvd
Fort Myers, FL 33907
Probate, Elder, Estate Planning and Tax
Golden Gate University School of Law and University of Wisconsin Law School
Matthew A. Linde wants to help you! Mr. Linde is one of only a few attorneys in Florida (out of 85,048 licensed attorneys as of September 2016) who have attained Board Certification by the Florida Bar in: (1) Elder Law, (2) Wills, Trusts and Estates and (3) who have been Certified as an Elder Law Attorney (CELA) by the National Elder Law Foundation. Certification is the Florida Bar’s highest evaluation of an attorney's competency, experience and professionalism in the areas of law approved for specialization, and the CELA program is a national certification program authorized by the ABA....
M. Michelle Robles
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Sarasota, FL Probate Attorney
(941) 315-2114 8586 Potter Park Drive
Suite 124
Sarasota, FL 34238
Free ConsultationProbate, Business, Elder and Estate Planning
Stetson University College of Law and Barry University Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law
Michelle is a graduate of Stetson University College of Law with an L.LM in Elder Law, Barry University Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law with a Juris Doctor, State College of Florida with a Paralegal Certificate, University of South Florida - Sarasota/Manatee with a Bachelor's Degree in History, University of Phoenix with a Master in Accountancy, and Florida Metropolitan University with a Bachelor's in Accounting.

A firm believer in education, she continues to encourage others by being an Adjunct Professor at State College of Florida's Lakewood Ranch, Bradenton, and Venice Campuses since 2016. She teaches the Legal Research and...
Charles PT Phoenix
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Fort Myers, FL Probate Attorney with 19 years experience
(239) 461-0101 12800 University Dr Ste 530
Fort Myers, FL 33907
Free ConsultationProbate, Estate Planning, Family and Tax
University of Alabama School of Law and Wayne State University Law School
Adam B. Portnow
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Sarasota, FL Probate Lawyer with 10 years experience
(941) 373-1797 2071 Main Street
Sarasota, FL 34237
Probate, IP, Patents and Trademarks
St. Thomas University School of Law
The Law Office of Adam B. Portnow, P.L. is an Intellectual Property & General Law practice providing competent, cost-effective representation for clients throughout the State of Florida. Adam Portnow is a graduate of St. Thomas University School of Law in Miami, Florida. Prior to completing law school, he received his Bachelor of Science degree in Digital Arts and Sciences from the University of Florida College of Computer Information Sciences and Engineering.
Jeffrey Attia
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Fort Myers, FL Probate Lawyer
(239) 919-2318 6719 Winkler Rd #121a
Fort Myers, FL 33919
Free ConsultationProbate, Elder and Estate Planning
Florida State University College of Law
Jeffrey Attia's practice focuses on assisting people through the probate and estate settlement process and on helping people preserve their wishes and secure their loved ones’ future with personalized and custom estate plans.

People who have recently lost a loved one and who are also responsible for administering their loved one's estate often face challenges. At The Law Office of Jeffrey Attia, PA, we effectively guide our clients each step of the way throughout the probate and estate settlement process. And we do so in a timely and cost-efficient manner.

Jeffrey Attia is a member of the Elder Law Section of The...
Thomas Dryden
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Fort Myers, FL Probate Lawyer with 36 years experience
(239) 337-2001 1705 Colonial Blvd. Suite B3
Fort Myers, FL 33907
Probate, Business, Collections and Real Estate
Mercer University Walter F. George School of Law
I have been practicing law in the Fort Myers area for over 30 years (licensed since 1982). My practice focuses in the areas of real estate, association law, construction, business, probate and civil litigation. I have been Board Certified by the Florida Bar in Real Estate since 1996 and in August 2013 I became Board Certified by the Florida Bar in Business Litigation. In addition, in January 2014 I received the AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating by Martindale Hubbell. I am highly experienced in both bench and jury trials, however, my preference is to settle the case whenever possible....
Ralph Lee Friedland
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Saraota, FL Probate Attorney with 43 years experience
(941) 365-1980 1515 Ringling Blvd.
Suite 230
Saraota, FL 34236
Probate, Arbitration & Mediation, Estate Planning and Real Estate
University of Connecticut School of Law
Mr. Friedland is currently licensed to practice law in the State of Florida and is a Florida Supreme Court Certified Family, Appellate, and Circuit Civil Mediator. Mr. Friedland graduated from Southern Connecticut State University in 1972 and from the University of Connecticut School of Law in 1975. Mr. Friedland practiced in Connecticut from 1975 through 1988 when he relocated his practice to Sarasota, Florida. He is a member of the Family Law, Alternate Dispute Resolution Section, and the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Sections of the Florida Bar, Sarasota County Bar Association, and American...
D. Robert Hoyle
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Bradenton, FL Probate Attorney with 32 years experience
(941) 745-1124 1001 3rd Avenue West
Ste 260
Bradenton, FL 34205
Probate, Arbitration & Mediation, Estate Planning and Landlord Tenant
Harvard Law School and Capital University Law School
Marc J. Soss
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Lakewood Ranch, FL Probate Attorney with 27 years experience
(941) 928-0310 5910 Post Blvd.
P.O. Box 110127
Lakewood Ranch, FL 34211
Probate, Business, Estate Planning and Tax
University of Miami School of Law and Cumberland School of Law, Samford University
Eviana J. Martin
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Cape Coral, FL Probate Attorney
(844) 465-4357 3701 Del Prado Blvd
Cape Coral, FL 33904
Probate, Bankruptcy and Personal Injury
University of Florida
Sherri Lynn Johnson
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Sarasota, FL Probate Attorney with 21 years experience
(941) 926-1155 2937 Bee Ridge Rd. Suite 1
Sarasota, FL 34239
Free ConsultationProbate, Bankruptcy and Tax
University of Florida
Gregory A Kaiser
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Sarasota, FL Probate Attorney with 24 years experience
(941) 914-9145 6151 Lake Osprey Drive
Suite 300
Sarasota, FL 34240
Free ConsultationProbate, Elder and Estate Planning
St. Thomas University School of Law
We handle almost all aspects of Retirement and Estate Planning. We assist you with planning for Medicaid qualification so that you can obtain payment for assisted living or long-term nursing care without depleting your assets. We create all types of trusts depending on the nature of your property and your plans for it. We draft documents that provide for end-of-life care to be exactly according to your wishes. Florida law is complex and there are specific rules and regulations we carefully follow to be sure your documents are all in legal compliance.
David P. Johnson
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Sarasota, FL Probate Attorney with 35 years experience
(941) 365-0118 2201 Ringling Boulevard
First Floor
Sarasota, FL 34237
Free ConsultationProbate, Business, Estate Planning and Tax
Wayne State University Law School
DAVID P. JOHNSON received his Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Michigan School of Business Administration and his law degree from Wayne State University. He has been Board Certified by the Florida Bar in Tax Law since 1995 and Board Certified by the Florida Bar in Wills, Trusts and Estates since 1996. He is one of thirty eight (38) of Florida's 100,000 attorneys to be Board Certified in both Tax Law and Wills, Trusts and Estates. Certification is the highest level of evaluation of an attorney's competency and experience in the areas approved by the Florida Supreme...
Teresa Kay Bowman
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Sarasota, FL Probate Attorney with 13 years experience
(941) 735-5200 1800 2nd Street
Suite 735
Sarasota, FL 34236
Probate, Elder and Estate Planning
Stetson University College of Law
Teresa K. Bowman P.A. is a law firm providing legal advice and solutions for issues related to aging, disability, and illness. Our clients include individuals and their families facing tough challenges with care the care of a loved one, those in need advice for long term care planning, or simply clients who want to establish an estate plan as a foundation for life's changes. We pride ourselves on attention to detail, exceptional client service and personalized solutions to every client's unique needs. In addition to long term care planning we offer services in protection of assets, public benefits such as...
Neil R. Covert
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Lakewood Ranch, FL Probate Lawyer with 42 years experience
(941) 306-0185 9040 Town Center Parkway
Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202
Free ConsultationProbate and Estate Planning
The John Marshall Law School
Estate Planning, Probate, Trust Administration, Business Planning and Corporate Legal Counsel
Jeffrey S. Goethe
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Bradenton, FL Probate Attorney with 29 years experience
3119 Manatee Avenue West
Bradenton, FL 34205
Probate and Estate Planning
University of Tennessee - Knoxville
JEFFREY S. GOETHE is a partner with the Bradenton law firm of Barnes Walker, Goethe, Hoonhout, Perron & Shea, PLLC. Mr. Goethe is a graduate of Maryville College and the University of Tennessee College of Law. He is board certified by the Florida Bar as a specialist in wills, trusts and estates law and a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. Mr. Goethe is a member of the Executive Council of the Florida Bar’s Real Property Probate and Trust Law Section and serves as Co-Chair of the section’s Homestead Issues Study Committee, Chair of the section’s...
David Platt
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Sanibel, FL Probate Lawyer with 39 years experience
(239) 472-5400 2427 Periwinkle Way
Ste. B
Sanibel, FL 33957
Probate, Business and Estate Planning
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
David M. Platt has more than 38 years of experience as an estate planning and business attorney. David concentrates his law practice in the areas of estate planning and administration, probate litigation, pre and post nuptial agreements, real estate and business entity formation. He assists clients in the preparation of wills, trusts, family cottage limited partnerships, as well as providing counsel to minimize income and estate taxes.

David frequently speaks and writes on estate planning and business matters for financial planners, accountants and attorneys, as well as the general public. He is an adjunct professor of law at the Michigan...
Devyn Hoskisson
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Cape Coral, FL Probate Attorney
(844) 465-4357 3701 Del Prado Blvd
Cape Coral, FL 33904
Probate, Business and Personal Injury
University of Florida Levin College of Law
Barbara M. Pizzolato P.A.
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Fort Myers, FL Probate Attorney with 32 years experience
(239) 225-7911 12751 New Brittany Blvd.
Suite 402
Fort Myers, FL 33907
Probate, Business and Estate Planning
Barbara M. Pizzolato, P.A., is committed to offering you the kind of personalized, customized legal services you expect and deserve. With 28 years of experience in a multitude of jurisdictions and practice areas, Ms. Pizzolato has mastered the tools and strategies inherent in proper estate planning, allowing her to effectively address the legal issues affecting you, your loved ones and your business. In addition, Ms. Pizzolato is dedicated to forging strong personal relationships with her clients. She will work with you in a collaborative way to guide you through difficult and complicated personal and business matters, and work tirelessly...
Martin Karo
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Cape Coral, FL Probate Lawyer with 31 years experience
(239) 267-8625 6021 Silver King Blvd.
Unit 206
Cape Coral, FL 33914
Probate, Bankruptcy, Business and Estate Planning
University of Michigan Law School
Bart Scovill
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Sarasota, FL Probate Lawyer with 25 years experience
(941) 365-2253 2480 Fruitville Road
Suite 10
Sarasota, FL 34237
Free ConsultationProbate and Estate Planning
University of Florida
Bart Scovill was admitted to the practice of law in the State of Florida in 1993. Prior to Law School, he served four years in the United States Army and was honorably discharged in 1985. Since admission to the bar, he has handled a wide variety of legal issues including business law, transactional law, construction law, and guardianships. His primary focus is on Estate Planning, Probate Administration, and Business Law. He is married and has two beautiful daughters. Outside of the office, he enjoys snow skiing with his family, both teaching and training in Karate, and playing and coaching volleyball.
Stephen Walter Buckley
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Cape Coral, FL Probate Attorney with 50 years experience
1603 Hancock Parkway
Cape Coral, FL 33990
Probate, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Florida State University College of Law
Stephen W. Buckley has a wide-range of experience in wills & trusts, estate planning, probate, and real estate for Goldstein, Buckley, Cechman, Rice & Purtz, P.A. since 1969. Stephen is from Hartford, Connecticut, and was admitted to the Florida Bar in 1969 after graduating from the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1966 and Florida State University with a Juris Doctor degree (Phi Delta Phi) in 1969. He was a member of the Grievance Committee for the Twentieth Judicial Circuit (1976-1977). Mr. Buckley is a member of the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law...
Lisa Anne Musial Esq
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Cape Coral, FL Probate Lawyer with 18 years experience
(239) 772-0639 2002 Del Prado Blvd., S.
Suite 101
Cape Coral, FL 33990
Probate, Business, Estate Planning and Family
William H Meeks jr
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Bradenton, FL Probate Lawyer with 40 years experience
(941) 755-2674 1429 60th Ave W, suite 300
Bradenton, FL 34207
Probate, Business, Divorce and Estate Planning
Vanderbilt University Law School
Richard M. Ricciardi Jr.
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Fort Myers, FL Probate Lawyer
(239) 970-6844 4575 Via Royale
Suite 200
Fort Myers, FL 33919
Probate, Divorce and Estate Planning
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