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Tom Shipp has lived in Cape Coral and has practiced law in Southwest Florida since 1980.  His practice focuses on wills, trusts, estate planning and administration as well as corporate and transactional issues. Tom graduated from St. Louis University School of Law and was admitted to the Missouri Bar in 1976 and the Florida Bar in 1977. He is a member of the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section of the Florida Bar.

Tom is an active member of the community.  He is a member and past president of the Lee County Estate Planning Council and past President of the Lee County Chapter of the International Association for Financial Planning.  He has served on Executive Council of the Lee County Bar Association and is the President of the Cape Coral Bar Association.   Tom is a Director and past Chairman of the Cape Coral Chamber of Commerce. Tom is a member of the Investment Committee of the Cape Coral Community Foundation and past President of the Rotary Club Cape Coral Goldcoast.


Practice areas


  1. Probate: 50%
    39 years
  2. Estate Planning: 50%
    39 years



Hourly ($345/hour), Fixed (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

5 total 

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  • Liridona Sinani

    I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Shipp's wealth of experience, client dedication, and his caring and compassionate personality make him a great attorney to have on your side. I highly recommend him for you estate planning needs.


    Liridona Sinani
    Relationship: Co-worker

  • Dustin Michael Butler

    Mr. Shipp is a truly caring and compassionate individual. He understands the difficult times many of his clients are going through and compassionately helps with future planning. He takes the time to get to know his clients on a more personal basis to truly understand their position.


    Dustin Butler Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact info

Martin Law Firm, PL

3701 Del Prado Boulevard S.
Cape Coral, FL, 33904

999 Vanderbilt Beach Road
Naples, FL, 34108

5237 Summerlin Commons Boulevard
Fort Myers, FL, 33907



FLMember in Good Standing197701/11/2016
MONot authorized to practice-Administrative197601/08/2013
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
BV RatedMartindale-HubbelN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyMartin Law Firm, PL2012 - Present
AttorneyLaw Offices of Thomas E. Shipp1977 - 2011
Association namePosition nameDuration
Cape Coral Chamber of CommerceChairman2010 - 2010
Cape Coral Bar AssociationPresident2010 - 2011
Cape Coral Chamber of CommerceDirectorN/A
Rotary Club of Cape Coral GoldcoastPast PresidentN/A
Lee County Chapter of the International Association for Financial PlanningPast PresidentN/A
Lee County Bar AssociationPast Executive Council MemberN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
News-PressExperienced Estate Planning Attorney Joins Firm2012
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Saint Louis University School of LawN/AJD - Juris Doctor1976
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Rotary Cape CoralEstate Planning2011