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Mary Alice Jackson

Mary Alice Jackson

Practice areas:

Elder Law

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About Me

Born and raised in Winter Park, Florida, I attended Florida State University and Stetson University College of Law.  I currently reside in Austin, TX and telecommute to my office in Sarasota, Florida daily.  I am personally in Sarasota every three week to see clients, attend meetings and work in the community.  I'm married, my husband, Bob, is the State Director for AARP Texas. 


My partner, Ed Boyer and I, started this firm in 1995.  Our philosphy has always remained the same - to provide high quality legal services to clients and families who are experiencing the difficult challenges of illness or disability, at reasonable costs which provide value based on our experience and expertise.  We are committed to community service and advocacy for our clients on local, state and national levels. 


Elder law is a complex field, especially in today's world - families are no longer "traditional" and long term health care costs are skyrocketing with little assistance from any source.   Clients fear financial impoverishment in addition to personal indignities and stress.  Our staff is tremendous and works hard to get the job done professionally and with compassion.  Nothing is easy, and certainly there is expense involved, but we provide a holistic look at clients, their families and their legal issues, and offer the counsel we believe best serves their objectives.  Ultimately, clients and their designated decision makers have to make the choices which are right for them. 


Practice Areas

Licensed since 1992

  1. Elder Law: 100%



Fixed (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check

Attorney Endorsements

1 total 

  • Andrew Ray Boyer

    Mary Alice has built a remarkable reputation for her knowledge in this area of practice and is recognized locally and nationally for her expertise. Our Client's fears are put at ease by her ability to provide compassion and caring as well as sound legal advice. Her accomplishments and acheivements are numerous and I consider myself incredibly lucky to be able to work with her.


    Andrew Boyer Estate Planning Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact Info

Mary Alice Jackson

804 Rio Grande.
Austin, TX, 78701



FLMember in Good Standing199208/17/2015

Professional Misconduct

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

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
AV RatingMartindale-Hubbell2008
Florida Trend Legal Elite 2006, 2007 and 2008Florida Trend Magazine2008
Florida Super Lawyers 2006, 2007 and 2008Super Lawyers Magazine2008
William Reece Smith Jr. Public Service AwardStetson University College of Law2004
Pro Bono Service AwardFlorida Bar, 12th Circuit1998
Powley Award for Public ServiceNational Academy of Elder Law AttorneysN/A

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Partner and ShareholderBoyer and Jackson, P.A.1995 - Present


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Senior Friendship CentersBoard of Directors, Chair2006 - Present
Pines of SarasotaBoard of Directors2002 - Present
Sarasota County Bar AssociationPast Chair, Board of Directors2001 - 2006
Tidewell Hospice and Palliative CareBoard of Trustees, Past Chair1999 - 2005
Academy of Florida Elder Law AttorneysMember1998 - Present
National Academy of Elder Law AttorneysMember1993 - Present
Florida Bar, Elder Law SectionPast Chair1992 - Present
National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Senior Rights PACFounding MemberN/A


Publication NameTitleDate
Planning for the Elderly in FloridaChapters 8-112005


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Stetson University College of LawLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A
Florida State UniversityPublic AdministrationMA - MastersN/A
Florida State UniversityGovernmentBS - Bachelor of ScienceN/A

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Special Needs Trust XTop Ten Topics in SNTs2008
AFELA TeleconferenceAdministrative Hearings for Medicaid Eligibility2008
Annual SymposiumGuardianships - Addressing Sexual Needs of the Incapacitated2007