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David James Akins

David James Akins

Practice areas:

Estate Planning, Probate, Tax, Trusts

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Licensed since 1984

  1. Estate Planning: 40%
    30 years
  2. Trusts: 20%
    30 years
  3. Tax: 20%
    30 years
  4. Probate: 20%
    30 years

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Contact Info

Dean Mead Egerton Bloodworth Capouano & Bozarth

800 North Magnolia Avenue, Suite 1500
P.O. Box 2346
Orlando, FL, 32802-2346



GAActive Member in Good Standing 198508/22/2015
FLMember in Good Standing198408/17/2015

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Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Outstanding Trusts & Estates LawyerBest Lawyers in America2013
Outstanding Florida Estate Planning & Probate AttorneySuper Lawyers2012
Outstanding Wills, Trusts & Estate AttorneyFlorida Trend Magazine2012

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerHolland & Knight1997 - 2005
ShareholderMaguire, Voorhis & Wells, P.A.1987 - 1997


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Real Property, Probate & Trust Law Section,The Florida BarCo-Chair, Estate & Trust Tax Planning Committee2012 - Present
Central Florida Estate Planning CouncilPresident2009 - 2010
Central Florida Estate Planning CouncilBoard of Directors2005 - 2011
Real Property, Probate & Trust Section, Florida BarExecutive Council2004 - Present
Real Property, Probate & Trust Law Section, Florida BarMember At Large, 9th Circuit2004 - Present
Central Florida Gator ClubPresident2000 - 2001
Central Florida Gator ClubBoard of Directors1997 - 2001


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Emory UniversityLawMaster of Laws in Taxation1987
University of FloridaLawJD - Juris Doctor1984
University of FloridaAccountingBachelor of Science in Business Administration1977

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Probate SeminarEstate Tax Apportionment2009