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Diane Baltzelle McWhirter

Probate Attorney at Winter Park, FL

5.0   2 reviews
  • Licensed for 41 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1983
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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Combining 30 years of litigation experience with 21 years experience as a Florida Su­preme Court certified mediator, Attorney Diane Baltzelle McWhirter expects excel­lence in her legal product.   A Florida native, Diane has served Central Florida through her law practice since 1983.

Diane Baltzelle McWhirter counsels her estate planning clients about the details of legal document preparation. She crafts the Durable Powers of Attorney for continuity in the Client's financial planning and instructs clients  about safeguarding their legal documents.

Diane McWhirter helps navigate the bank­ruptcy system for  those  clients facing finan­cial failure. She advises  clients through the adversarial process on request and assists the client in following the federal requirements of the complex bankruptcy system.


As a Florida Supreme Court certified me­diator since 1991, her mediation training includes skill development in facilitating agreements using complex negotiations. Certified in family, county and circuit court mediations by the Florida Supreme Court, she mediates in the Florida court system. She counsels a cost benefit analysis of each case to determine the cost of litigation ver­sus the expected financial outcome of the case.


AWO Lawyer Rating Guide rates Diane McWhirter's legal abilities as "Excellent". Martindale-Hubbell, Peer review Rating Sys­tem, rates her as "Distinguished" and "High­ly Rated" in both legal and ethical Standards. She graduated from Duke University and the University of Florida, Law School.

Diane Baltzelle McWhirter cares about all of her probate, guardianship, bankruptcy and mediation clients. She continuously strives for excellence in her legal work, and uses her experience, education, legal re­search and technology to help her clients

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Diane B McWhirter, Attorney
Winter Park, FL, 32789

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Posted by Gardenia Venzen | December 1, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
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If you want an attorney that will fight for you and is also honest reliable You can 100% trust her she always does what she says she’s going to do she stands up and fight for you against all odds when she was my attorney she made me feel safe always reassured me everything was gonna be all right and in the end she was 100% correct she’s the best she’s who you want on your side can’t say enough good things about attorney Diane McWhirter
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Response from Diane McWhirter December 9, 2019
Gardenia, thank you for the five star Avvo review. Your kind words mean a lot to me. i hope to see you again soon.
Posted by Gary | December 6, 2017
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| Consulted Attorney
Great lawyer!
I consulted with Ms. McWhirter on a matter and found her to be extremely knowledgeable. She has a fantastic reputation in the community as one who diligently represents her clients.


  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 300-300 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check


AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • owner
  • Law Office of Diane B. McWhirter
  • 1990 - Present


  • University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • N/A
  • Duke University
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • N/A

Sample of Legal Cases

  • SW Estate
  • The charity received the gift without having the taxes deducted.


  • Rotary International
  • 2012 - Present
  • Central Florida Bankruptcy Law Association
  • 2010 - Present
  • Orange County Bar Association, Elder law Committee
  • Chair
  • 2000 - 2002
  • Orange County Bar Association, Estate, Guardianship and Trust Committee
  • Chair
  • 1998 - 2000
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • America's Most Honored Professionals - Top Ten Percent
  • The American Registry
  • 2019
  • A+ Superior Attorney Rating
  • The National Register
  • 2019
  • Top 100 Bankruptcy Lawyers in the State of Florida
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2019
  • "10 Best" Bankruptcy Attorneys in Florida
  • American Institute of Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • 2019
  • Nation’s Top One Percent
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Bankruptcy Attorneys in Florida
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2013
  • Florida Supreme Court Community Service
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • 2010
  • Outstanding Service
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • 1999
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  • National Business Institute Seminar
  • Legal Ethics Update
  • 2013

Speaking Engagements

  • Probate Process from Start to Finish for Paralegals
  • Dealing with the Spouses’ Elective Shares” and “Understanding the Laws of Intestacy
  • 2019
  • Solo Practitioners
  • Probate in a Nutshell
  • 2013
  • Probate Boot Camp
  • Reopening Estates, When How and Why?
  • 2012
  • Probate Boot Camp
  • Probating Insolvent and Bankrupt Estates
  • 2012
  • How to Handle Difficult Cases
  • Professional Ethics Update
  • 2012
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Diane Baltzelle McWhirter
Probate Attorney
Winter Park, FL
Licensed for 41 years
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