Legal Activities and Honors
- Florida Bar Board Certified Elder Law Attorney – Present
- Florida Bar Solo & Small Firm Executive Council, Chair 2014-2015; Continuing Legal Education Chair 2009-2013; Member 2006-Present
- James C. Adkins Inn of Court, Member 1997-Present
- National Network of Estate Planning Attorneys, Southeast Region Director 2003-2009; Member 1997-2009
- InKnowVision Institute, Member 2006-2010
- SunBridge Legacy Builder Network, Level Three Charter Member 2003-2009; Team Training Conference Leader 2004-2005
- Florida Bar Appellate Rules Committee, Member 1995-2001
- Florida Bar Pro Bono Award Recipient, Third Judicial Circuit, 1997
- WealthCounsel, 2010 – Present
- ElderCounsel, 2012 – Present
- Lake City Medical Center, Board of Trustees, Chair 2009, Member 2007-2012, 2014-Present
- Lake City/Columbia County Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors, 2014-Present
- Altrusa International of Lake City, President, 2001-2002; Get Fit Lake City Initiative Chair 2013-Present, Member 1994-Present
- Florida Gateway College Charitable Foundation Board, Chair, 2014 – Present; Member 2007-Present
- St. James Episcopal Church, Vestry 2000-2003; Building Committee 2000-2004
- Cursillo of the Diocese of Florida, Team Member 2000-2001
- CARC-Citizens With Disabilities, Board Member 1998-1999
- Another Way Domestic Violence Agency, President 1996, Board Member 1994-1997
- Friends of Columbia County Public Library, President 1995, Board Member 1994-1997
What happens if I die without a will?
Answer: If you die without a valid last will and testament, you will have relinquished to the state of Florida control over how your assets will be distributed. Florida’s law on distribution of your assets may be be markedly different from your desires.
Do I have to sell my home to be eligible for Medicaid?
Answer: No. Homes that have a value of less than $543,000 are not included when determining Medicaid eligibility.