Besides being Board Certified in Elder Law by the American Bar Association and admitted to practice in front of the U.S. Court of Military Appeals since 1982, I have a Graduate Certification from from the Atlanta Institute of Music and am an Accredited Veteran's Administration Attorney.
I am an Air Force "brat" and former Captain in the U.S. Air Force JAG Corp (Judge Advocate General's Corps).
My geographic practice area is Brevard County and includes Melbourne, Palm Bay, Viera, Suntree, Cocoa Beach and Rockledge. That said, I have clients from around the State of Florida and from around the country.
I have a passion for doing VA Pension Planning for wartime vets (Aid and Attendance) as well as traditional long term asset protection from nursing home expenses, Medicaid, as well as asset protection in estate plannning such as a living trust, durable power of attorney, health care power of attorney, health care surrogate, living will, will, or pre-need (preneed) guardianship designation. We can discuss Do Not Resuscitate Orders. I also have an active probate, guardianship, and trust administration and special needs trust practice.
Since I have studied Okinawan karate and have visited much of Asia, please expect to see relics of my visits to those sites in my conference room. I apologize in advance.
Hourly ($275-300/hour), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes)
Cash, Check, Credit card
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Robin Petersen is an excellent attorney. He is smart, knowledgeable on the latest rules and certainly has his clients' best interest in mind. Whenever I have a client in his area of Florida, I would not hesitate to refer them to Robin.
Dennis DeLoach Elder Law Attorney
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I have known Robin Petersen for over 20 years. I hold him in high esteem in all elder law and estate planning matters. I frequently consult with Robin when I need an answer to a legal question in Elder Law and Estate Planning matters. I endorse Robin Petersen in Elder Law and Estate Planning.
Thomas Deans Family Attorney
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|VA||Authorized to practice law||1989||09/15/2015|
|FL||Member in Good Standing||1982||01/11/2016|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Pro Bono Award||Brevard County Legal Aid||2012|
|Accredited Attorney||Veterans Administration||2008|
|Florida Super Lawyers||SuperLawyers||2007|
|Board Certified Elder Law||National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys||1998|
|Founding Shareholder||Estate Planning and Elder Law Center of Brevard||1990 - Present|
|Legal Research Trainer||West Publishing Company||1988 - 1990|
|Assistant Public Defender||Public Defender's Office in St. Lucie County, FL||1986 - 1988|
|JAG Legal Officer||U.S. Air Force||1982 - 1986|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys||Board Member Legislative Advocacy Committee||2011 - 2013|
|Vassar B. Carlton American Inn of Court||Secretary/Treasurer Executive Committee||2011 - 2012|
|National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys||Board Member, Practice Development||2010 - Present|
|American Academy of VA Pension Planners||Member||2010 - Present|
|National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys||Practice Development Steering Committee||2009 - 2011|
|American Inns of Court, Vasser B. Carlton Chapter||Secretary/Treasurer Officer and Barrister||2007 - Present|
|Hospice of Health First||Secretary/Treasurer||2006 - Present|
|Hospice of Health First||Board of Directors||2002 - Present|
|Florida Bar Association, Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee||Chairman||2002 - 2004|
|National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (Florida chapter)||Member||2001 - Present|
|Brevard County Bar Foundation||Founding Member||2000 - Present|
|Space Coast Guardianship Association||Founding Board Member and Board of Director||1998 - Present|
|Brevard County Bar Association, Grievance Committee||Chairman||1995 - 1997|
|Health First Hospice Advisory Counsel||President||1993 - 1998|
|American Bar Association||Retirement Plan Administrator||1992 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Member||1992 - Present|
|Brevard County Bar Association||Member||1990 - Present|
|Virginia State Bar||Member||1989 - Present|
|U.S. Court of Miliary Appeals||Admitted to Practice||1982 - Present|
|Florida State University Law Review||Editor and Staff Writer for 3 years, Florida State University Law Review||1978|
|Atlanta Institute of Music||Classical and Jazz Music||Master's Certificate||1988|
|Florida State University College of Law||Law Degree||Juris Doctor (Doctorate of Law)||1981|
|Florida State University||Political Science, Minors: Speech, Acct'g ,Biz Administration.||BA - Bachelor of Arts (Cum Laude)||1977|
|Florida Atlantic University||Accounting||N/A||1976|
|Vassar B. Carlton American Inn of Court||Life and Times of Clarence Darrow||2013|
|National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys||Post Death Administration Procedure||2011|
|Florida State Guardianship Association Conference||Veteran's Benefits||2011|
|Chapter Meeting, Florida State Guardianship Association||VA Pension Plannning||2011|
|National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys Conference||Tax Planning in Estate Administration||2010|
|Chapter Meeting||Advanced Directives and VA Benefits||2010|