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Joseph Franklin Pippen

Joseph Franklin Pippen Jr.

Practice areas:

Estate Planning, Elder Law, Tax, Family

About Me

Host of radio show "Ask An Attorney" for 24 years. It is a call in radio show where callers can get answers to radio questions. I view this as a community service.

I like to read,play golf, and travel.

I have also written three books-"Ask An Attorney all about Florida Law". It is in 12th printing and availble at major bookstores and online. Also-"Asset Protection for Florida Resident" and "Medicaid Planning for Florida Resident".



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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1981

  1. Estate Planning: 50%
    33 years, 36 thousand cases
  2. Tax: 20%
    33 years, 5 thousand cases
  3. Elder Law: 20%
    15 years, 2.5 thousand cases
  4. Family: 10%
    33 years, 5 thousand cases



Fixed (Always)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

139 total 

  • Aaron J. Slavin

    Since I entered private practice, attorney Joseph F. Pippen, Jr. has provided me with great insight on how to run a successful law firm. In the realm of legal marketing, he is second to none. After six years of prosecuting for the State of Florida, and as someone who is "new to the business" and/or private sector, I have been incredibly blessed to have met Joseph F. Pippen, Jr. He has been an excellent mentor and represents the type of attorney that all newer attorneys should aspire to be. In handling referral cases that come from Mr. Pippen, each and every potential client begins by telling me what a wonderful person he is. That only motivates me to provide his clients with the same level of service, honesty and professionalism that they have come to know and expect.


    Aaron Slavin Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Stephen Edgar Bailey

    I endorse this lawyer's work. Joe Pippen is the most respected name in all of West Central Florida when it comes to any matter concerning trusts and estates. He is a distinguished author, a speaker who is extremely civic minded and available to groups and organizations of all types. While I do not practice law in the area of trusts and estates, I am extremely comfortable and confident when I can tell my clients to see Joe Pippen, a man who is both responsive and experienced.


    Stephen Bailey Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Law Offices Joseph Pippen

1920 East Bay Dr
Largo, FL, 33771-2218


FLMember in Good Standing198105/07/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Who's WhoWho's Who in American Law -Marquis2009
Outstanding State ChapterHuh O'Brian Youth Foundation1982

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
CEOLaw Offices Joseph F. Pippen Jr.1982 - Present
General ManagerMicroplate,INC1980 - 1982

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Suncoast Estate Planning CouncilMember2010 - Present
Partnership for Philanthropic PlanningPresident2009 - Present
Mid County Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present
National Association of Planned GivingMember2007 - 2010
Hospice of SuncoastExecutive Council of Planned Giving2007 - Present
Christian Legal SocietyPresident-Tampa-Chapter2000 - Present
Clearwater Bar AssociationMember-Elder Law2000 - Present
St. Petersburg Bar AssociationMember2000 - Present
National Academy of Elder Law AttorneysMember1990 - 2008
American Bar AssociationMember -Advisory Panel1982 - Present
American Bar AssociationSection-Wills, Trust, Probate1982 - Present
Florida BarMember Of Real Property and Estate.. Member of Elder Law Section1981 - 2008

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Estate Of Ann BucyCase completed
Estate Of Evelyn OsterCompleted first year of scholarships.

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Publication NameTitleDate
Senior Voice NewspaperThree Options In Estate Planning2013
SelfAsk An Attorney(13th ed)-240 pages2008

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Baltimore School of LawN/ALL.B - Bachelor of Laws1975
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State UniversityEconomicsBA - Bachelor of Arts1969

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
World Money ConferenceRetirement/Estate Planning2013
TD BankAsset Protection2013
First Baptist Church at the Mall-LakelandLeaving a Legacy2012
Tampa Bay Pastors ConferenceEstablishing Charitiable Programs In Churches2011
Solivata Conference CenterFlorida Estate Planning/Asset Protection2011
Pathways Senior ConferenceEstate/Tax 2011 Planning2011
National Boardcast of Homekeepers ShopFamily Love Letter/Organization of Estate2011
Multi Church ConferenceAsset Protection2011
Indian Rocks SeniorsEstate & Charitable Planning2011
Calvary Business/Professional LuncheonLeaving your Legacy2011
Forest Hill Woman's AssociationEstate Planning &Asset Protection2010
St. Petersburg AccountantsEstate Taxes2009
Partnership for Philanthropic PlanningEstate & Charitable Planning2009
Suncoast Hospice-FloridaMedicaid Planning2008
Florida Financial Planners ConferenceAttorneys & Financial Planners Working Together2008