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Rose Marie Preddy

Estate planning Attorney at Jacksonville, FL

4.4   7 reviews

About Rose Marie

Learn Rose Marie’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Estate planning
    30%
    Planning for taxable and non-taxable estates, special needs trusts, prenuptial agreements, buy-sell agreements.

    28 years

  2. Probate
    30%
    All probate estates, including taxable and non taxable estates, will and trust contests and disputes.

    28 years

  3. Business
    15%
    Business Succession Planning, Family Owned Businesses, Buy-Sell Agreements

    28 years

  4. Elder law
    15%
    Advanced directives, planning for incapacity, assist with qualifying for Medicaid nursing home benefits.

    25 years

  5. Guardianship
    10%
    adminstration of guardianships for incapacitated adults and minor children, in addition to guardianship disputes

    25 years

Preddy Law Firm, P.A. offers clients the same resources as many large firms, without sacrificing the personalized focus and attention that comes from a solo practice. Twenty years of legal experience has been devoted to the practice areas of wills, trusts, probate, guardianship, tax, planning for incapacity and business succession planning. We also handle related disputes and contests. Our office serves all counties in Florida.

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Licensed for 27 years
State FL
Status Member in Good Standing
Acquired 1997
Updated 11/23/2022
State MI
Status Voluntary Inactive
Acquired 1995
Updated 10/06/2022

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

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Preddy Law Firm, P.A.
12627 San Jose Blvd Ste 102
Jacksonville, FL, 32223

Reviews

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Posted by Marcus | April 24, 2014
Always my first call
Rose Marie Preddy Law Services, professional, personal, passionate, persistent, persuasive and proven! Preddy Law Services has been used by my family for wills, personal estate planning, estate dispute, probate, POA and trusts. All services were completed with satisfactions and positive results in my favor. Five stars!
Posted by Greg | April 23, 2014
Ms. Preddy did an outstanding job for us
Ms. Preddy handled my father's estate in 2010. She did an excellent job of explaining the process in caring and easy to understand terms and she removed a large burden from the family during a difficult time. Her advice was spot on and her fee was extremely reasonable. I have sent other people to her and, without exception, all have reported receiving outstanding service. I highly recommend her.
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Posted by Carolyn | April 23, 2014
Rose Marie is the best
We have worked with Rose Marie Preddy on several items since 2006. She has always been there for us no matter what we needed. I really like how Rose Marie takes the time to explain things in lay man terms. Rose Marie takes her time making she sure hasn't missed a thing. She is good about listening and is very patient even if you ask the same question over and over again. I would recommend her to anyone. I have already told several people how much we like Rose Marie Preddy and how helpful she is.
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Posted by John | April 21, 2014
Rose Marie Preddy Highly Recommended Wills & Estates
We hired Rose Marie Preddy to work with our large family during the last few months of my father's life. It was a very stressful time for our family. Rose Marie handled our complex legal needs with both personal sensitivity and legal professionalism. I would highly recommend her to anyone who needs help with legal needs in one of her areas of expertise including wills, probate, trusts, estates, elder law and numerous other related areas. Rose Marie Preddy was a joy to work with.
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Posted by Robert | October 16, 2013
LAWYER RECOMMENDATION
I not only would hire this lawyer but I refer clients to her. When she set out on her own, she came to me for mentoring through the Jacksonville Bar Association. I think she chose me, in part, because I was a former Ciruit Court Judge and had managed several law firms. I have so much confidence in her that my mother and mother-in-law had their wills drawn up by Rose Marie, and my youngest sister, dying of MSA, had a Trust set up and when she died last year Rose Marie help me (Trustee) close the estate and pay out to the beneficiaries. In 2011 my mother died. She was a beneficiary of a Trust of my 104 year old aunt. There was a provision in the Trust which would have cut Mom's children out of 1/2. Rose Marie worked with other family members in DC and the DC probate lawyer and got them to waive the technicality, giving me and my brothers and sisters the full amount of what Mom would have received. I definitely recommend Rose Marie Preddy to anyone seeking her for her speciality area of the law.
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Posted by anonymous | April 8, 2008
Retired CPA, Bowling Green, Ohio
Rose Marie, handled an involved Estate for my wife and me. My wife replaced the previous Personal Representative. The Estate involved theft of subtantial funds, diclaimer of properties, a false mortgage by the prior Personal Representative. Through Ms. Preddy's actions and knowledge of the law we were able to recover the disclaimed property, set aside the false mortgage, and recover some of the theft proceeds. The original Personal Representative was also a beneficiary of the Estate. Rose Marie Preddy was able to exclude her from the final distribution of the remaining assets. She had knowledge of the District Attorney's Elder Law provisions of Florida and presented the data to that department for their further action. I highly recommend Ms. Preddy
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Posted by anonymous | February 15, 2013
Disappointed in a person who presents herself as an 'estate, trust' attorney.
Arrogant, followup very poor, not available for responses to questions. When asked to clarify information regarding the trust, her response was, "Didn't you read the information I sent to you?" "Read it again." Once she has your $$$$.$$ she is through with you.
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Cost

Rates
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Preddy Law Firm, P.A.
  • 2000 - Present

Education

  • Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1994
  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1990

Associations

  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2020 - Present
  • Academy of Florida Elder Law Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2020 - Present
  • Jacksonville Bar Association, Lawyer Variety Show
  • Chairperson/Creator/Producer
  • 2008 - Present
  • Florida Bar
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present
  • Florida Bar, Tax Section
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present
  • Florida Bar, Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • Rotary Club of Bartram Trail - Julington Creek
  • President-Elect
  • 2019 - 2020
  • Jacksonville Bar Association, Tax Law Section
  • Chair
  • 2016 - 2020
  • Jacksonville Bar Association, Trust and Probate Section
  • Chairperson
  • 2004 - 2007
  • Christian Legal Society of Jacksonville
  • President
  • 2003 - 2003
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Awards

  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • Legal Elite
  • Florida Trend Magazine
  • 2019
  • Legal Elite
  • Florida Trend Magazine
  • 2011
  • President's Award
  • Jacksonville Area Legal Aid
  • 2008
  • Pro Bono Service Award
  • Florida Supreme Court
  • 2005
  • Pro Bono Service Award
  • Jacksonville Area Legal Aid
  • 2004
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Speaking Engagements

  • Estate Planning
  • Estate Planning and Planned Giving
  • 2011

Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (4)
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Estate planning Attorney | May 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse this lawyer. Rose Marie is a leader in the Jacksonville area estate planning field, is very knowledgeable and diligent. We have discussed legal practice matters many times over the years and I have always been impressed by her exceptional conscientiousness and passion for her clients. I don't hesitate to refer estate planning matters to Rose Marie."
Wills and living wills Attorney | May 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I gladly endorse Rose Marie. She is excellent in her work, ethical in her dealings, and empathetic with her clients. I trusted her with my family's wills needs and referred my parents to her also."
Probate Attorney | Jul 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. She is exceptionally knowledgeable and professional regarding probate and elder law."
Elder law Attorney | Jun 01
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse Rose Marie Preddy without qualification. We worked on opposite sides of a matter that required great lawyer and client skills. She handled the matter with care and professionalism and was a pleasure to work with."
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Jacksonville Estate planning Lawyer Rose Marie Preddy
Rose Marie Preddy
Estate planning Attorney
Jacksonville, FL
Licensed for 27 years