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Hollyn June Foster

Probate Attorney at Jacksonville, FL

5.0   20 reviews
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  • Licensed for 18 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2006
    Status
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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About Hollyn

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HOLLYN J. FOSTER IS DEDICATED TO THE PRINCIPLE THAT EVERY PHASE OF LIFE NEEDS AN ADVOCATE WITH WISDOM, COMPASSION, EXPERTISE, AND PRACTICAL EXPERIENCE. CALL TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT TODAY.

I am a married mother of one grown son. I grew up in a large family, married a Navy man and spent approximately 10 years working various jobs while my husband was transferred throughout the country. In 1992, we settled in Jacksonville and I returned to college to get a degree in legal assisting. Following graduation I took and passed a national test to become a certified legal assistant and began work at Foley and Lardner. In December of 1997, I began my employment with Slott, Barker & Nussbaum . I was able to attend law school in the evenings while working full time as legal assistant. I am currently an associate with Bowers and Associates, P.A. where I concentrate my practice in Probate, Guardianship, Estate Planning, Long Term Care Planning, Business and Real estate. 

I am an active member of the Christian Legal Society and participate in their  program to provide legal services to the disadvantaged living at the City Rescue Mission. I also work through Jacksonville Area Legal Aid as an expert resource attorney during their probate or advance directive clinics, reference attorney for young lawyers and attorney of record for some probono clients.

 On a personal note, I am an avid reader, gardener and animal lover.

Awards

Top Contributor 2023,2022,2021,2020,2019,2018,2017,2016,2015,2014
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Client's Choice 2015
Client's Choice
2015

Location

Bowers and Associates, P.A.
6789 Southpoint Pkway, Suite 300
Jacksonville, FL, 32216

Reviews

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Client's Choice 2015
Client's Choice
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Posted by anonymous | January 9, 2013
Very professional and treats her clients with respect kindness!
I would recommend Hollyn Foster to everyone seeking legal help. Hollyn Foster keeps you informed every step of the way. She has been a blessing.
Posted by Mike | January 9, 2013
Very Professional
I have found Hollyn to be very trustworthy, professional, and aggressive when needed. I have been more than satisfied with her services and will continue to employ her in the future!!
Posted by SD | February 25, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
KEY ADVANTAGES OF HIRING HOLLYN FOSTER
WE WERE LUCKY WHEN HOLLYN FOSTER STARTED TO WORK FOR US AS AN ATTORNEY employed by the law firm handling the estate of a beloved family member. Hollyn J. Foster is an experienced, wise and effective advocate. Difficult as it was, we needed to follow the will and settle things as written. Hollyn IS A PATIENT AND HUMBLE PERSON WHO LISTENS. She makes you feel at ease and confident in her abilities. She knows her job is to help her clients do what is necessary because She CARES ABOUT the PEOPLE involved in the case. For our family situation, Hollyn was impressive as an advocate and forthright as a legal advisor. From day one, Ms. Foster was friendly, efficient, patient, organized, and focused on taking the right actions at the right time. Ms. Foster used her legal education along with years of paralegal expertise to keep all concerned moving forward on the right track so that we could reach our destination. KEY ADVANTAGES OF HIRING HOLLYN FOSTER: We worked with Hollyn Foster for nearly two years to distribute items and educate the heirs about the estate settlement process. About nine months after we met her, Global Pandemic spread across the U.S. Hollyn quickly adapted and handled the virtual courtroom and delayed hearings as if it were a natural ritual. Hollyn’s MASTERY OF TECHNOLOGY enabled us to move forward with the case at hand. We were working full-time, managing quarantine issues and still grieving. She worked hard to address the challenges of a large family whose members live in three different time zones. She almost seemed to be some sort of procedural wizard. She considered the best course to take, discussed the strategy with her clients. If approved, she prepared documents, handled filings and garnered the respect of other attorneys involved in the case. Hollyn HAS SKILLS AND WISDOM TO ASSESS CHANNGING SITUATIONS AND RESPOND AS NEEDED. She was a fearless guide for us and encouraged all concerned to proceed with decency. This may not seem important when you are involved with the legal system, but you definitely need THE RIGHT ADVOCATE WHEN YOU NEED LEGAL COUNSEL. When you are in the midst of the storm, you need an advocate who gained experience on the boat and then became a master at the wheel.
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Posted by Cathy | October 24, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Kind, caring, professional and made something really hard seem very easy!
I cannot recommend Hollyn and her paralegal, McKenzie, enough! The service was OUTSTANDING! Hollyn met with us in person initially, and made what could have been SUPER complicated situation, with transferring my deceased sister’s trust almost effortless. And I really appreciated that the very reasonable expense to help us with all of the filings and papers was done as a flat fee. There were no surprises or hidden costs! Because of this, I was not stressed about the MANY emails I sent asking for help and clarification on how to do things, as this was the first time I was the executor for a trust. And there responses were so quick; I always got an answer immediately. I even called in a panic when I was at the bank (getting my Medallion Signature Guarantees) and they took my call and patiently talked me through everything. What amazing and caring client service to get in this day and age when other law firms bill for every ten minutes! And Hollyn explained EVERYTHING in plain terms that I could understand. She is SO knowledgeable about all of the details of estates. I am thankful that my sister chose Hollyn before she died so that we would have a trusted firm to help us take care of this. And I am grateful that even with a pandemic we had all of Hollyn’s expert advice and experience to help us resolve this estate. Do not hesitate to use her and her team to help you!
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Posted by Kathy | June 22, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Wonderful support!
I am so grateful for Hollyn Foster. I went to Bowers and Associates, because my family had gotten help from them in 2015, when my Mom needed to admitted to a nursing home, and they provided excellent service to help set up a Qualified Income Trust. This past December (2019), I went to see Hollyn Foster for help with my sister-in-law's estate. Since that first meeting, and continuing now, she has provided me with advice and direction, solved problems, answered every email right away and kept me informed of the progress of the Estate. No matter what complicated matter arose, regarding the letters of administration, will, house, belongings, savings bonds, 401K, life insurance policy, unclaimed accounts, vehicle- she was able to help with it or direct me as to what my options were( Paralegal McKenzie Ford has also assisted on some of these issues). I strongly recommend Hollyn Foster's services to everyone - she is so smart, passionate, and compassionate, and knows how to get results.
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Posted by anonymous | November 10, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Questions about my attorney and letting him go
Hollyn was very gracious with answering all my questions had about my attorney needing to file a motion to be dismissed and concerns about my retainer. Highly recommend her. She took time on weekend to message me back several times.
Posted by anonymous | February 1, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
my father's probate questions
Mrs. Foster was very informative and answered swiftly, I was totally clueless on how to handle my father's probate, but she helped guide me toward my goal and put me at ease about any doubts.
Posted by James | September 4, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Probate Lawyer
Hollyn has excellent client skills and knows probate law well. She also has very helpful and responsive staff. The experience in settling a family member's estate was much easier having Hollyn by my side. She is highly recommended!
Posted by Seun | December 5, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Holly gets right to the point
I contacted Hollyn based on a friend's recommendation. During our consultation, she immediately got to the heart of the matter and was able to find the issue and bring a solution to the matter.
Posted by anonymous | November 13, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Probate questions
She was through, easy to understand and prompt with her answers. If I pursue this situation, I will probably hire her.
Posted by Kent | August 31, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Fast, efficient and to the point
Hollyn was great to work with, knew what had to be done and solved a major problem I had with a landlord in a timely manner. I would recommend Hollyn with 5 stars. If I need a lawyer in the future, will not hesitate to call her.
Posted by Jack | August 28, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Review of Hollyn June Foster's Probate assistance
Mrs. Foster was very professional, and went out of way to assist me with my case. I would recommend her to anyone as she really cares about her clients. I will use her services again should I need them.
Posted by Robert | August 28, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
excellent probate attorney
Hollyn executed my probate through all the complexities of probate with professionalism and knowledge. I would highly recommend Hollyn for matters involving probate.
Posted by Michael | August 27, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A Family Affair
Ms. Foster helped a broken family get through the process of disposal of personal goods and the family home. She had to satisfy three family members in three states and she did so with the utmost integrity and a positive attitude. I don't think we could have done it without her tireless efforts.
Posted by Sharon | April 18, 2015
On Target
I don’t think anything can be more stressful than having a legal question or problem and you’re not sure what to do about it. Stress in regard to selecting and/or hiring an attorney can be almost as bad as the stress you experience with your legal problem. Hiring the wrong attorney can add to your woes, your costs, and can mean possible failure of your case. I have had very negative experiences with numerous attorneys throughout the years and I certainly would not recommend them to anyone. HOWEVER, I highly recommend Ms. Hollyn Foster as an attorney - I am confident in her abilities, honesty, knowledge, and she has great interpersonal skills (when you speak with her, you are speaking with a person (not just to an attorney who is talking with you because he or she needs you as one more client). Ms. Foster “gets it” when you tell your concerns, she is experienced enough to know how to handle the problem(s), and how to tell you, in plain language, what’s going on and what to expect. Your case is always at her fingertips and she is actively engaged with it. Some attorneys will put your case aside and wait until they have time to work on it. You may find yourself calling to tell them that you have not heard from them in a while and to remind them that you are still their client, and that your case has not been resolved or is not progressing satisfactorily. Ms. Foster is proactive and keeps up with the progress (or lack of progress) on your case. If something good or something negative happens, she is on the phone to explain it and to discuss it with you. My experience with Ms. Foster has been positive and my on-going guardianship case continues to be administered in a professional manner with a successful outcome.
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Posted by Thomas | April 17, 2015
Help with Estate
I needed help with my mothers estate, as some of it needed to be settled in Florida, and I am currently residing in Kansas. I am glad that I engaged Hollyn to represent my best interests. Her work exceeded my expectations.
Posted by Mark | April 17, 2015
Positive and caring
Hollyn guided me through business and personal matters.She is a true professional and A caring person.I feel she helped me get the best possible results.I highly recommend her.
Posted by anonymous | January 20, 2015
Wonderful to work with !!
During my time of needing a good dependable Attorney to handle my personal needs. She was there for me every step of the way. She responded to my initial call and all follow-emails very quickly. I had previously had an attorney that I thought was working for me but could never get a return call or email back so I had to switch and VERY grateful that I did. My legal issue could have come out in a negative way had I stayed with the previous attorney. THANKS HOLLYN !!!!!
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Posted by Charles | January 10, 2013
Review of Hollyn Foster
Holly Foster has handled all on my Legal needs for several years. She has displayed expertise on each need that brought confidence to me .
Posted by Tom | January 9, 2013
PRESIDENT
Hollyn Foster is extremely knowledgeable as it pertains to corporate law. She has handled our legal affairs for many years and is a valued resource for our company. I would highly recommend her services to any large or small company.
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AVVO RATING 9.4 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Bowers Morgan and Associates, P.A.
  • 2018 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Slott, Barker & Nussbaum
  • 2006 - Present
  • Law Clerk
  • Slott, Barker & Nussbaum
  • 2004 - 2006
  • Certified Legal Assistant
  • Slott, Barker & Nussbaum
  • 1997 - 2004
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Education

  • Florida Coastal School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2005
  • Jones College
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1997

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Howard Construction v. Hallmon
  • Contractor was awarded actual costs, lost profits and attorney fees and costs
  • Hardwick v. Steel Beach Production
  • Jury verdict-Plaintiff awarded over $100,000.
  • Werner v. Estate of McCloskey
  • Case won on appeal

Associations

  • Phi Delta Phi legal fraternity
  • 2005 - Present
  • Christian Legal Society of Jacksonville
  • President
  • 2013 - 2016
  • Benevolent Protective Order of the Elks-1892
  • Judiciary
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Christian Legal Society of Jacksonville
  • Board of Directors
  • 2011 - 2020
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Outstanding Pro Bono Service Award
  • Jacksonville Area Legal Aid
  • 2016
  • FCSL Founders Award
  • Florida Coastal School of Law
  • 2005
  • Valedictorian
  • Florida Coastal School of Law
  • 2005

Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (1)
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Probate Attorney | Mar 11
Relationship: Other
"I endorse attorney Foster for the excellent responses that she provides to Avvo users. Her answers are thorough and to the point, and most importantly, always accurate."
Elder law Attorney | Dec 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Real estate Attorney | Mar 23
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer because she has helped my firm on numerous matters involving real estate and probate/elder law and done a great job."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Hollyn as a skilled and compassionate lawyer. She and I have worked together in various community focused endeavors and I have been impressed with her character, virtue and heart. If you want a high quality person to service your legal needs, Hollyn is a great fit."
Business Attorney | Jul 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community, I wholeheartedly recommend her to anyone looking for a lawyer who knows the law and truly cares about protecting the rights of her clients and getting them the most favorable result possible."
Contracts and agreements Attorney | Feb 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have known and respected Ms. Foster for a number of years. We have been forced into adversarial positions as attorneys, but I have never found Hollyn to be anything other than courteous, professional and responsive. Some lawyers misinterpret such traits as a sign of weakness, but to do so with Hollyn would be a fatal error. She fights very hard for her clients. I heartily endorse her."
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