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Lisa Jo Spencer

Probate Attorney at Mary Esther, FL

5.0   2 reviews
Virtual consultation available
Virtual consultation available
  • Licensed for 30 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1994
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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

About Lisa

Learn Lisa’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Probate
    general probate administration and guardianship administration.

  2. Estate planning
    Non taxable estates

  3. Guardianship
    guardianship administration

  4. Trusts

  5. Wills and living wills

I am very active in our community, serving on numerous boards. I am a past chair of the board for the Greater Fort Walton Beach Chamber of Commerce, and serve as a Life Director there. I am a past president and Woman of the Year for the Emerald Coast Chapter of ABWA. Most recently I served as the President of Impact 100 NWFL, a non-profit that raises money to provide grants to other local non-profits. I am a founding board member of Community Solutions of the Emerald Coast which operates One Hopeful Place, which currently serves as a homeless shelter for men, but will expand to include a shelter for women in by 2020. Additionally, I am active in our local bar association and am the past Chairman of Committee B, First Circuit Unlicensed Practice of Law Committee. 

I love spending time with my husband and other family, especially my three precious grandchildren. I enjoy anything anything outdoors, including going to the beach, boating, and motorcycle riding. I also love to read and cook.


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Lisa Jo Spencer, PA
151 Mary Esther Blvd.
Suite 503
Mary Esther, FL, 32569


5.0 / 5.0
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Posted by Tom | April 5, 2010
Lisa Jo care about her clients
I have the utmost respect for Lisa Jo and she has been there for us legally as well as personally throughout our legal involvement. I chose her because she was a friend of my Mother. My Mother was very involved in the local legal scene for decades and had related to me several years ago (before I ever needed the legal counsel) that she thought highly of this attorney. Like you would trust your Mom, I have trust in Lisa Jo. I would suggest to anyone that needs an experienced Attorney whom has shown compassion and determination to support her clients that Lisa Jo is the Attorney of Choice!!
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Posted by anonymous | March 18, 2010
Lisa Jo Spencer
She has represented us on several issues. Her thoroughness and organization have made every issue much more manageable. Her outstanding communication skills are key to her success. We hope we don't have anymore legal issues to deal with but if we do, it's comforting to know Lisa Jo will be at our side.


  • Hourly Rates $ 285-300 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check


AVVO RATING 8.0 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Shareholder
  • Lisa Jo Spencer, PA
  • 2014 - Present
  • Shareholder
  • Fleet, Spencer & Kilpatrick, PA
  • 2003 - 2014
  • Associate Attorney
  • Chesser, Wingard, Barr & Fleet
  • 2001 - 2002
  • Assistant State Attorney
  • Office of the State Attorney, 1st Judicial Circuit
  • 1999 - 2001
  • Judge Advocate
  • United States Air Force
  • 1994 - 2005
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  • Stetson University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1993
  • Milligan College
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1984

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Susan K. Schlott, et al, and Imogene Kelly, et al., v. Paul Sims, et al.
  • $6,000,000+ verdict for Plaintiffs


  • IMPACT100 of Northwest Florida
  • Board Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Arc of the Emerald Coast
  • Board Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Community Solutions of the Emerald Coast
  • Secretary
  • 2013 - Present
  • Fort Walton Beach Chamber of Commerce
  • Past Chair
  • 2011 - 2011
  • Fort Walton Beach Medical Center
  • Board of Trustees
  • 2009 - 2011
  • American Business Women's Association
  • President
  • 2007 - 2008
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Hall of Fame
  • Okaloosa County Commission on the Status of Women
  • 2015
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Woman of the Year
  • American Business Women's Association
  • 2009
  • Company Grade Officer of the Year
  • United States Air Force, Cannon Air Force Base, NM
  • 1996
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Speaking Engagements

  • FWB Chamber Lunch and Learn Seminar
  • Yikes I've Been Sued!
  • 2009

Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (3)
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Probate Attorney | Nov 04
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. I cannot say enough about Lisa Jo Spencer. I actually met Lisa Jo when we were against each other in a case and was fortunate enough to work for her about a year later. Due to her vast knowledge of probate laws and rules, she has developed a process for handling probate matters very efficiently. She and her staff are compassionate and take the stress of probate off of individuals already going through a difficult time."
Estate planning Attorney | May 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Lisa Jo Spencer is a very knowledgeable and experienced attorney who is very professional to work with. Probate matters will be handled timely by Ms. Spencer and her staff."
Guardianship Attorney | Oct 17
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have referred several matters to Lisa for the purpose of establishing Guardianships for minors. I trust Lisa's legal opinions and strongly encourage anyone to consider Lisa as their legal representative. She is always professional and gets straight to the point."
Mary Esther Probate Lawyer Lisa Jo Spencer
Lisa Jo Spencer
Probate Attorney
Mary Esther, FL
Licensed for 30 years
Virtual consultation available