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Sam Wood Boone Jr.

Sam Wood Boone Jr.

Practice areas:

Elder Law, Estate Planning, Trusts, Probate, Wills & Living Wills

About Me

Our firm is devoted to providing clients with high quality, comprehensive estate planning and elder law services in a caring, personalized manner. Our primary focus is serving our clients through the design of sophisticated client-centered estate plans, including asset protection and Medicaid planning.  This focus includes the design and preparation of wills, revocable trusts, irrevocable life insurance trusts, family limited partnerships, charitable trusts, special needs trusts (first and third party) and other tax planning and asset protection vehicles.  We also assist clients with trust settlements, probate, and guardianship. As an Accredited Attorney for Veterans Benefits, we are also able to assist with veterans benefits planning.


Our practice is 85% referral based, with the majority of our new clients being referred from current clients as well as from trusted and respected advisors (CPAs, financial planners, trust officers, etc.) with whom we work.


Languages Spoken: English, Spanish

Practice Areas

Licensed since 1979

  1. Elder Law: 30%
    26 years
  2. Estate Planning: 25%
    36 years
  3. Probate: 20%
    36 years
  4. Trusts: 20%
    36 years
  5. Wills & Living Wills: 5%
    36 years



Hourly ($375-450/hour), Fixed (Sometimes), Retainer (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check

Attorney Endorsements

2 total

  • Michael Timothy Heider

    Mr. Boone is a very knowlegable lawyer in all areas of estate planning and guardianship. Highly recommended.


    Michael Heider Probate Attorney
    Relationship: Worked for lawyer

  • Robert Mark Morgan

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Robert Morgan Elder Law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Sam W. Boone, Jr., P.A.

4545 NW 8th Avenue, Suite A
Gainesville, FL, 32605-4522


FLMember in Good Standing197905/07/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Accredited Estate PlannerNational Association of Estate Planning Councils2010
Annual Service AwardReal Property, Probate and Trust Law Section, Florida Bar2004

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneySam W. Boone, Jr., P.A.1980 - Present
Associate AttorneyBryant - Miller - Olive1979 - 1980

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Gerald T. Bennett Inn of CourtMember2011 - Present
Haven HospiseCommunity Advisory Board2011 - Present
Kiwanis Club of the University CityBoard Member2010 - Present
Florida Bar Elder Law Section Probate and Esatte Tax CommitteeCo-chair2009 - Present
Gainesville Community FoundationProfessional Advisor Council2009 - Present
Florida Bar, Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section Probate Law and Rules Comm.Vice-Chair2007 - 2009
Florida Bar, Elder Law SectionExecutive Council2007 - Present
ARC FoundationBoard of Directors2006 - Present
John A.H. Murphree Law LibraryBoard of Trustees2005 - Present
Florida Bar, Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section, Durable Power of Attorney CommitteeChair2004 - 2005
Academy of Florida Elder Law AttorneysPresident2003 - Present
National Academy of Elder Law AttorneysMember2002 - Present
Estate Panning Council of GainesvillePast President2000 - Present
Florida Bar, Real Property, Probate & Trust Law SectionExecutive Council; Elder Law Section Liason1994 - Present

Publication NameTitleDate
Asset Protection in Florida (Florida Bar / LexisNexis Practice Manual)General Exemptions from Creditors2008

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1978

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Webinar SeriesFlorida Durable Power of Attorney Act - 2011 Revisions2011
Webinar seriesUnderstanding Special Needs Planning2010
Probate: Beyond the BasicsTips for Avoiding Liability issues You may Face in Closing2009
Asset ProtectionGeneral Exemptions from Creditors2008
RPPTL Legislative UpdateOne, Two, Buckle my Shoe, Three, Four, Pull the Plug2002