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Louis David Putney

Louis David Putney

Practice areas:

Probate, Trusts, Wills & Living Wills, Guardianship, Estate Planning

About Me

For over 30 years, I have assisted individuals and families in meeting their estate and personal planning needs through wills, living trusts, and advance directives.  I am an experienced trial attorney, prepared to represent my clients in will contest and undue influence litigation.

I provide legal advice and representation regarding:

  • Estate Planning

  • Probate Estate Administration

  • Living Trusts

  • Wills

  • Advanced Directives

  • Guardianship

  • Domestic Partners Planning

  • Will Contests

  • Trust Litigation

  • Personal Injury

  • Wrongful Death


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1977

  1. Estate Planning: 20%
    37 years
  2. Guardianship: 20%
    37 years
  3. Wills & Living Wills: 20%
    37 years
  4. Trusts: 20%
    37 years
  5. Probate: 20%
    37 years



Free Consultation (45 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

8 total 

  • Susan Whaley Fox

    I have known Lou since our law schooldays. We have worked together on boards, community projects, and legal matters. I endorse this lawyer's work.


    Susan Fox Appeals Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • No photo

    I endorse this lawyer's work.because he is a great combination of head and heart. He can provide a skilled and well-conceived case as your advocate. You will also experience his honest and caring attention in all your legal needs. He is a person I would want on my side, and I recommend him to all my clients as I am attempting to retire from practice. TIM MORAN


    Tim Moran
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community


FLMember in Good Standing197705/07/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
AV Rated since 1982Martindale-Hubbell2011
2010 Outstanding Pro Bono Service Case Referral Panel AwardHillsborough County Bar Association2010

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Louis D. Putney, Attorney at Law1978 - Present
Assistant State AttorneyHillsborough County State Attorney's Office1977 - 1978

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Florida Bar, Real Property, Probate and Trust Law SectionMember1996 - Present
Hillsborough County Bar Association, Elder Law SectionMember1994 - Present
Florida Bar, Probate Law CommitteeMember1983 - Present
Hillsborough County Bar AssociationMember1977 - Present
Florida BarMember1977 - Present

Publication NameTitleDate
Domestic Partner's Legal PlanningHealth, Separation and Estate Planning for Domestic Partners2010

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1977
University of FloridaEconomicsBA - Bachelor of Arts1974

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Wills, Trusts, & Charitable GivingWills, Trusts, & Charitable Giving2011
Wills, Trusts & Advanced DirectivesEstate Planning2010
Estate Planning for Domestic PartnersEstate Planning for Domestic Partners2010