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.
Licensed since 1992
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
|FL||Member in Good Standing||1992||08/17/2015|
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Florida Trend Legal Elite 2006, 2007 and 2008||Florida Trend Magazine||2008|
|Florida Super Lawyers 2006, 2007 and 2008||Super Lawyers Magazine||2008|
|William Reece Smith Jr. Public Service Award||Stetson University College of Law||2004|
|Pro Bono Service Award||Florida Bar, 12th Circuit||1998|
|Powley Award for Public Service||National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys||N/A|
|Partner and Shareholder||Boyer and Jackson, P.A.||1995 - Present|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Senior Friendship Centers||Board of Directors, Chair||2006 - Present|
|Pines of Sarasota||Board of Directors||2002 - Present|
|Sarasota County Bar Association||Past Chair, Board of Directors||2001 - 2006|
|Tidewell Hospice and Palliative Care||Board of Trustees, Past Chair||1999 - 2005|
|Academy of Florida Elder Law Attorneys||Member||1998 - Present|
|National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys||Member||1993 - Present|
|Florida Bar, Elder Law Section||Past Chair||1992 - Present|
|National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Senior Rights PAC||Founding Member||N/A|
|Stetson University College of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||N/A|
|Florida State University||Public Administration||MA - Masters||N/A|
|Florida State University||Government||BS - Bachelor of Science||N/A|
|Special Needs Trust X||Top Ten Topics in SNTs||2008|
|AFELA Teleconference||Administrative Hearings for Medicaid Eligibility||2008|
|Annual Symposium||Guardianships - Addressing Sexual Needs of the Incapacitated||2007|