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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.


 


 

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Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Elder Law: 25%
  2. Guardianship: 25%
  3. Estate Planning: 25%
  4. Probate: 25%

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Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

The Woods Law Firm, P.A.

999 Douglas Avenue
Suite 3323
Altamonte Springs, FL, 32714

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
FLMember in Good Standing200506/21/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 40 Lawyers Under 40 - Estates & TrustsAmerican Society of Legal Advocates2016
Certificate of Appreciation for Pro Bono ServicesOrange County Legal Aid Society2009
Certificate of Appreciation for Pro Bono ServicesOrange County Legal Aid Society2006
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyThe Woods Law Firm, P.A.2009 - Present
AttorneyDonahue & Associates, P.A.2004 - 2009
Legal InternNinth Judicial Circuit, Florida2003 - 2003
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Florida BarMember2004 - Present
Seminole County Bar AssociationMember2004 - Present
Orange County Bar Association, Elder Law SectionMember2004 - Present
Orange County Bar Association, Estate, Guardianship and Trust CommitteeMember2004 - Present
Orange County Bar AssociationMember2004 - Present
Florida Bar, Elder Law SectionMember2004 - Present
Florida Bar, Real Property, Probate and Trust Law SectionMember2004 - Present
Seminole County Bar AssociationBoard of Directors2011 - 2011
Seminole County Bar AssociationBoard of Directors2010 - 2010
Seminole County Young Lawyers DivisionTreasurer2009 - 2010
Seminole County Young Lawyers DivisionBoard of Directors2009 - 2010
Seminole County Bar AssociationBoard of Directors2009 - 2009
Seminole County Young Lawyers DivisionBoard of Directors2008 - 2009
Seminole County Bar AssociationBoard of Directors2008 - 2008
Seminole County Young Lawyers DivisionTreasurer2008 - 2009
Seminole County Young Lawyers DivisionBoard of Directors2007 - 2008
Seminole County Young Lawyers DivisionProgram Chair2007 - 2008
Orange County Bar Association, Elder Law SectionChairperson2005 - 2006
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2003
University of Central FloridaLegal StudiesBA - Bachelor of Arts1999