Personalized, Quality Estate Planning & Probate Services With Compassion.
I am a native Floridian and 3rd generation attorney with over 20 years of legal experience as a legal assistant and an attorney. I focus my practice in the areas of estate planning, probate, guardianship and elder law.
I graduated from the University of Central Florida with a Bachelor of Arts in Legal Studies. While attending the University of Central Florida, I was an active member of Alpha Xi Delta, a woman’s fraternity. I was also a member of Phi Alpha Delta, a law fraternity, and was the Treasurer and a founding member of the UCF Trial Team.
I earned my Juris Doctor and an Estates and Trusts Practices Certificate from the University of Florida, Levin College of Law. While attending the University of Florida, Levin College of Law, I served as a Teaching Assistant for Legal Research & Writing, as well as, for Appellate Advocacy. I was a member of the Estates, Trusts and Elder Law Society and served as Vice President and President of the organization. I was also the Senior Student Assistant for the Center for Estate and Elder Law Planning. During my final year of law school I had the honor of working as a Judicial Intern for the Honorable Lawrence R. Kirkwood in the Probate Division of the Ninth Judicial Circuit Court in Orlando, Florida.
I was recently selected and awarded a certificate by the American Society of Legal Advocates (ALSA) as a Top 40 Trusts & Estates Lawyer Under 40 in the State of Florida for the Year 2016.
The ALSA is an invitation-only, nationwide organization of elite lawyers in practice today who combine stellar legal credentials with a proven commitment to community engagement and the highest professional standards. A team of lawyers spent six months researching tens of thousands of lawyers across the country and manually selecting less than 1.5% of all lawyers based on an array of criteria. ASLA’s Top 40 Lawyers Under 40 listings recognize exceptional legal talent and early promise among the next generation of great lawyers.
I have a Superb Rating (10.0 out of 10.0) with Avvo and have been a Top Contributor on Avvo for the past several years based upon the answers and advice that I have provided to questions asked on legal topics within my areas of practice.
|FL||Member in Good Standing||2005||10/11/2021|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Top 40 Lawyers Under 40 - Estates & Trusts||American Society of Legal Advocates||2016|
|Certificate of Appreciation for Pro Bono Services||Orange County Legal Aid Society||2009|
|Certificate of Appreciation for Pro Bono Services||Orange County Legal Aid Society||2006|
|Attorney||The Woods Law Firm, P.A.||2009 - Present|
|Attorney||Donahue & Associates, P.A.||2004 - 2009|
|Legal Intern||Ninth Judicial Circuit, Florida||2003 - 2003|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Florida Bar, Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section||Member||2004 - Present|
|Florida Bar, Elder Law Section||Member||2004 - Present|
|Orange County Bar Association||Member||2004 - Present|
|Orange County Bar Association, Estate, Guardianship and Trust Committee||Member||2004 - Present|
|Orange County Bar Association, Elder Law Section||Member||2004 - Present|
|Seminole County Bar Association||Member||2004 - Present|
|Florida Bar||Member||2004 - Present|
|Seminole County Bar Association||Board of Directors||2011 - 2011|
|Seminole County Bar Association||Board of Directors||2010 - 2010|
|Seminole County Bar Association||Board of Directors||2009 - 2009|
|Seminole County Young Lawyers Division||Treasurer||2009 - 2010|
|Seminole County Young Lawyers Division||Board of Directors||2009 - 2010|
|Seminole County Young Lawyers Division||Board of Directors||2008 - 2009|
|Seminole County Bar Association||Board of Directors||2008 - 2008|
|Seminole County Young Lawyers Division||Treasurer||2008 - 2009|
|Seminole County Young Lawyers Division||Board of Directors||2007 - 2008|
|Seminole County Young Lawyers Division||Program Chair||2007 - 2008|
|Orange County Bar Association, Elder Law Section||Chairperson||2005 - 2006|
|University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2003|
|University of Central Florida||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1999|
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