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About me

Graduated from Tulane University in 1968 and then served six years in the U.S. Navy as a jet aviator, after which I earned a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Florida College of Law (with honors), as well as a Masters of Law in Taxation. I have practiced on the Treasure Coast area since 1980. I'm proud to say I have been married to the former Virginia K McCoy for 30 years and we have five children and 7 grandchildren.

In my spare time I enjoy mountain bike riding, road bike riding, golfing, kayaking, backpacking and riding motorcycles. I think I need more spare time!



Languages spoken: Spanish, English

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Practice areas


  1. Elder Law: 50%
    10 years, 200 cases
  2. Estate Planning: 25%
    38 years, 1.5 thousand cases
  3. Probate: 25%
    38 years, 330 cases



Fixed (sometimes), Free consultation (60 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

10 total 

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  • Nicole Leigh Rieman

    I endorse this lawyer. Mike is both friend and mentor to me in both personal and professional life. His experience in this field is hard to beat, although I'm going to make a good effort at it!


    Nicole Rieman Trusts Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

  • Harold Gerard Melville Jr.

    I endorse this lawyer. Mike Fowler is an outstanding and well respected lawyer in the fields of elder law, probate, estates and trusts.


    Harold Melville Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

The Estate, Trust & Elder Law Firm, P.L.

240 N.W. Peacock Blvd.
Suite 304
Port St. Lucie, FL, 34986-2274


FLMember in Good Standing197701/11/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Board Certified - Elder LawFlorida Bar2010
Board Certified - Wills, Trusts & EstatesFlorida Bar1992
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerThe Estate, Trust & Elder Law Firm, P.L.2005 - Present
AttorneyPrivate Law Practice1984 - 2005
Tax ManagerEdwards, Berger, Harris & Co1980 - 1984
Tax LawyerLowndes, Drosdick, et al.1977 - 1980
Naval AviatorUnited States Navy1968 - 1974
Association namePosition nameDuration
Port St. Lucie Bar AssociationMember2005 - Present
Treasure Coast HospiceBoard of Directors2004 - Present
St. Lucie County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Florida BarMemberN/A
Alzheimer's Community CareSt. Lucie Advisory BoardN/A
Treasure Coast Advocates for SeniorsMemberN/A
Professionals for Parkinson'sMemberN/A
Academy of Florida Elder Law AttorneysMemberN/A
The National Association of Elder Law AttorneysN/AN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
TCPalm.comThe most important estate planning document for seniors2015
TCPalm.comRevocable Living Trusts: Should you or Shouldn't You2014
TCPalm.comWhy an 'I love you will' may not be the best treat for your Valentine2014
TCPalm.comImproved Wartime Pension: Tax-free income for qualified veterans2013
Alzheimer's Community Care quarterly magazineA Healthy Dose of Caution2010
Florida Bar (Board of Legal Specialization and Education)"Tax Apportionment," Basic Estate Planning in Florida,1980
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of LawN/ALL.M - Master of Laws1977
University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1976
Tulane UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1968
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
VIP America Staff meetingLong-term care planning and the new proposed VA rules2015
Kings Isle Community Eye OpenerLong-term care planning2015
High Point Womens ClubLong-term care planning2015
Fearless Caregiver ConferenceLong-term care planning2015
Family Nurse ConsultantsLong-term care planning2015
CLE event at Law LibraryUPL and VA proposed rules2015
Lunch and Learn with AttorneysLong-term care planning and special needs2014
Parkway Health and RehabFlorida's new Power of Attorney Act2012
Florida State Guardianship AssociationFlorida's new Power of Attorney Act2012
April 4, 2012 speech to staff membersLong-term care and power of attorney statue2012
6-12-12 speechLong-term care and power of attorney statue2012
5-16-12 speechMedicaid Reform2012
4-26-12 speech to staff membersAdvanced directives2012
4-25-12 speech to the Social WorkersLong-term care and advanced directives2012
4-10-12 speech to admissions nurses and professional representativesLong-term care and advanced directives2012
Meet The ExpertsLong-Term Care Planning2010
Lunch and LearnEstate and Tax Planning; Wills and Trusts; Elder Law; and obtaining Medicaid and Veterans Benefits2010
Fearless Caregiver ConferenceLong Term Care Planning2010
Aid & Attendance PresentationObtaining Aid & Attendance2010