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Kristen Pollard Marks

also known as My Pink Lawyer®

Practice areas:

Estate Planning, Wills & Living Wills, Probate, Guardianship

About Me

Kristen Marks is a Florida licensed Wills, Trusts, Estates & Guardianship attorney. Kristen graduated from Dartmouth College in 1992 and then Magna Cum Laude from the University of Alabama School of Law in 1995. Shortly thereafter, she and her husband, Andrew, also an attorney, moved to the Pensacola, Florida, area to begin their law practices. Kristen began her legal career with a small Pensacola, Florida law firm for seven (7) years in the areas of Florida estate planning, probate and guardianship.


 


Then, in 2002, Kristen earned the privilege of becoming an Independent Sales Director with Mary Kay Cosmetics, a position earned by the Top 2% of consultants with the company. For the next six (6) years, Kristen focused on training and mentoring other women to build successful businesses for themselves. During that time, Kristen earned the use of and drove four (4) free company cars, including the famous Pink Cadillac for two (2) years.


 


In 2008, Kristen returned to practicing law, designing 'My Pink Lawyer®' to continue serving Florida women and their families with their estate planning needs. With her vast experience serving and mentoring women in the business world, Kristen now continues to serve women in the legal world with their Florida estate and special needs planning, small probate and minor's guardianship needs.


 


Kristen understands that many women feel intimidated dealing with attorneys. Kristen breaks down those barriers with her warm personable approach.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1995

  1. Estate Planning: 50%
    20 years
  2. Wills & Living Wills: 20%
    20 years
  3. Guardianship: 15%
    20 years
  4. Probate: 15%
    20 years

Payment

Fees:

Fixed (Always)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

19 total 

  • James Chase

    I had the pleasure of working directly with Kristen for 7 years. She now has her own law firm. Kristen is a very bright and conscientious attorney. I refer estates, trusts and guardianship cases to her as I know the referrals will be well taken care of. Kristen is highly ethical and has a wonderful, caring, efficient support staff.

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    James Chase Family Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Melanie A. Essary

    I met Kristen when I was first opening my own practice. She was very helpful giving me advise and encouragement to start my own practice. She is very knowledgeable and passionate about helping women take care of their estate planning needs. I am happy to endorse.

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    Melanie Essary Probate Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

My Pink Lawyer®

101 E. Government St.
Pensacola, FL, 32502

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License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
FLMember in Good Standing199505/07/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Business of the MonthGulf Breeze Chamber of Commerce2014
Magna Cum LaudeUniversity of Alabama School of Law1995

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Founder, Owner, AttorneyMy Pink Lawyer®2008 - Present
Independent Sales DirectorMary Kay Cosmetics2002 - 2008
AttorneyChase, Quinnell, McIver, Jackson & Marks, P.A.1995 - 2002

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
National Association of Professional WomenMember2015 - Present
Gulf Breeze Chamber of CommerceMember2011 - Present
Florida Real Property, Probate & Trust Law Section of Florida BarMember2009 - Present
Powerful Women of the Gulf CoastMember2009 - Present
Florida BarAttorney1995 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Special Needs trustCreated special needs trust
Grandchildrens TrustN/A
Florida Guardian Advocate ProceedingN/A

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Publications

Publication NameTitleDate
ABA GPSolo MagazineBuilding a Niche Practice2013
Facts & FindingsEstate Planning for Digital Assets2012
Bella MagazinePeace of Mind: Planning the Future for Yourself & Your Family2012
Bella magazineThe Power of a Positive Attitude2010

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
The University of Alabama School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1995
Dartmouth CollegeGovernment & Religious StudiesBA - Bachelor of Arts1992

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Preparing Now for Later10 Stupid Mistakes Women Make in their Estate Planning2015
Special Kids, Special PlanningSpecial Needs Planning for Disabled Kids2012
Smart Women Invest in ThemselvesSmart Women Protect their Assets2011