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Lance Martin McKinney

Lance Martin McKinney

Practice areas:

Guardianship, Trusts, Litigation, Elder Law, Probate, Estate Planning, Wills & Living Wills, Power Of Attorney

About Me

I was born and raised in Florida.  I find great reward in spending time with family and enjoying the world and beauty God has created.  Outdoor pursuits like hiking, camping and fishing are good ways to enjoy both family and the outdoors for me. 


 


My profession has taught me that those with disabilities and their caregivers provide lessons in love, patience and duty that each of us need to recognize and practice. 

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1991

  1. Guardianship: 40%
    24 years, 400 cases
  2. Litigation: 15%
    24 years, 100 cases
  3. Trusts: 15%
    24 years, 200 cases
  4. Probate: 10%
    24 years, 150 cases
  5. Other: 20%
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Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($300/hour), Contingent (25-40%), Fixed (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check

Attorney Endorsements

8 total 

  • Robert James Hynds

    Lance McKinney is very experienced and capable in guardianship and probate matters. He has a great knowledge base and has always been kind enough to assist me with probate questions. I highly recommend him.

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    Robert Hynds Real Estate Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Michael S ('Mike') Hagen

    I endorse this lawyer. Lance is smart and tenacious, yet always collaborates in trying to resolve disputes. He is diligent and a people person. I consider him to be a valued colleague.

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    Michael Hagen Real Estate Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact Info

3783 Seago Ln
Fort Myers, FL, 339018113

Resume

License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
FLMember in Good Standing199108/12/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
AccretidationVeterans Administration2009
Certified Elder Law attorneyFlorida Bar2005
BV RatingMartindale-Hubbell2004

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Managing PartnerOsterhout & McKinney, PA1998 - Present
AttorneyPavese, Haverfield, Dalton, Harrison & Jensen LLP1993 - 1998
AttorneyLaw office of Lance McKinney1991 - 1993

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Life Care Planning Law Firms AssociationMember2007 - Present
NAMI Lee County, IncDirector and President2007 - 2012
Special Needs AllianceMember2006 - Present
National Academy of Elder Law AttorneysMember2004 - Present
Academy of Florida Elder Law AttorneysMember2004 - Present
Florida State Guardianship Association (Southwest Florida chapter)member2000 - Present
Lee County Bar AssociationMember1994 - Present
Florida BarMember1991 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Spouse of John Doe v State of FloridaReversed a denial of benefits from Medicaid.

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Publications

Publication NameTitleDate
Flordia Guardianship Practice 8th ed.Chapter 18 Guardians ad litem and Court Monitors2013
Journal of Geriatric Care ManagementSo the Neighbors are Nosy and the Friends are Pushy, What Does That Mean for the Geriatric Care Manager?2013
Florida Guardianship Practice (Florida Bar CLE) 7th ed.Chapter 18 Guardians ad litem and Court Monitors2011
Naela Guardianship NewsletterPsychiatric Advance Directives2009
Florida Guardianship Practice (Florida Bar CLE) 6th ed.Chapter 18 Guardians ad litem and Court Monitors2008
Exceptional ParentMoving a special needs trust between states2007

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of LawLawJuris Doctor with Honors1990
Stetson UniversityFinanceBS - Bachelor of Science1986

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Guardianship Monthly Luncheon SeminarsVarious topics - check website for schedule2009