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Teresa Kay Bowman

Teresa Kay Bowman

also known as Teresa K. Bowman-Manning

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About me

After spending 15 years as a public school teacher in Florida and Georgia, I realized a lifelong dream and went to law school where I concentrated in the area of elder law.  My family roots are set deep in Florida where my great grandparents homesteaded, farmed, and raised cattle.  I grew up around the world as the oldest child of a military family and returned to Florida when my father retired. I love my job and the ability to continue "teaching" every day as I help educate my clients in the areas of long term care planning and public benefits. My best reward is when clients tell me at the end of our meeting, "I feel so much better than when I came in".


Practice areas


  1. Elder Law: 50%
  2. Estate Planning: 20%
  3. Trusts: 15%
  4. Probate: 15%



Hourly ($250-300/hour), Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Gerald F. O'Brien

    Teresa is a fine attorney with great legal skills and the highest of ethics. I strongly endorse her for Elder Law & Estate Planning.


    Gerald O'Brien Guardianship Attorney
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  • Liz Alpert

    I have known Teresa Bowman since we were in law school together. I know her to be competent, thorough, and caring. She works hard for her clients and cares about achieving the most positive outcome possible for their particular legal need.


    Liz Alpert Divorce & Separation Attorney
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Contact info

Teresa K. Bowman, P.A.

1800 Second Street.
Suite 735
Sarasota, FL, 34236


FLMember in Good Standing200609/08/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Order of the BarristersStetson College of Law2005
Mathew Bender Elder Law Book AwardStetson College of Law2005
Pro Bono Service AwardStetson College of Law2005
Teacher of the YearBrevard County Schools1994
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Legal InternThe Sixth Judicial Circuit of Florida2005 - 2005
Association namePosition nameDuration
Independent Transportation Network of SarasotaBoard of Directors2010 - 2013
National Academy of Elder Law AttorneysAttorney Member2006 - Present
Florida Association for Women LawyersBoard of Directors2006 - Present
Association of Florida Elder Law AttorneysMember2006 - Present
Manatee County Bar AssociationAttorney Member2006 - Present
Sarasota County Bar AssociationAttorney Member2006 - Present
Sarasota County Bar Association, Estate Planning & Probate SectionAttorney Member2006 - Present
Florida Bar, Elder Law SectionAttorney Member2006 - Present
Florida Bar, Real Property, Probate and Trust Law SectionAttorney Member2006 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Court Ordered Spousal SupportSpouse was awarded full income.
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Publication nameTitleDate
NAELA NewsCase Study: client with Disabilities, Medicaid, Veterans Benefits and Asset Protection.2013
NAELA NewsletterUsing Family Agreements in Long Term Care Planning2011
NAELA Benefits & Financing Section Newsletter -The CompassUsing Court Ordered Spousal Support in Long Term Care Planning2010
NAELA Benefits and Financing Section NewsletterInappropriate Sale of Annuities and the Impact on Long Term Care Planning2009
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Stetson University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2005
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
BASE groupLegal Issue Every Caregiver Should Know2015
Beginning Alzheimer's Support & EducationLegalities and Planning for the Future2013
Venice Estate Planning Council MeetingVeterans' Benefits2012
Legal Planning & Medicaid in a NutshellLong Term Care Planning2012
Elder Law UpdateLong Term Care Planning Options2012
Caregiver Support GroupLegal Issues for Caregivers2012
Beginning Alzheimer's Support & EducationLegal Issues for Caregivers2012
.Estate Planning UpdateChanges in the Law that may Effect your Estate Plan2012
Sarasota Senior Living ExpoMedicare & Medicaid2011
Manasota LuncheonUnderstanding Advanced Directives2011
Florida State Guardianship AssociationUnmasking Hidden Financial Abuse2011
Florida Geriatric Care Managers Association ConferenceFinancial Abuse of the Elderly2011
Client SeminarEstate Planning/ Incapacity Issues2011
Caregiving for an Alzeimers PatientWhat is Elder Law2011
Beginning Alzheimers Support & EducationIncapacity Issues in Long Term Care Planning2011
Aging In ParadisePreservation of Assets/Advanced Planning2011
Tidwell HospiceAdvance Directives2010
NAELA Annual ConferenceWhen are Annuities Good and When are they Bad2010
Manatee County Caregiver ForumLong Term Care Planning2010
Basic Probate Guardianship and Elder LawMedicare Medicaid Issues2010
Lighting the Way to GuardianshipSpecial Needs Trusts2009
Solving the Health Care MysteryLong Term Care Planning2008
Navigating The Health Care SystemFlorida Health Care2008
Health and Human Services DayHealth Care Services2008
CARE ProgramEstate Planning for Caregivers2008
Caregivers Support GroupAdvanced Directives, Living Wills, DPOA2007
7th Annual Caregiver ForumLong Term Care Planning2007