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Skiles K. Jones

Probate Attorney at Orlando, FL

5.0   8 reviews

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About Skiles

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Practice areas

Skiles Jones is the founding attorney and owner of Patriot Legal Group, a veteran owned law firm.  Find more info at

Skiles provides legal counsel on Probate matters (helping people whose loved ones have passed away transfer assets from one name to another), Guardianship (assisting a loved one handle their affairs while in their greatest time of need), and Estate Planning (creating Wills, Trusts, Living Wills, Healthcare Surrogates, Durable Powers of Attorney, etc). He brings a highly systematic approach to the practice of law, which is critically important when wading through the complex, and often bizarre, legal requirements associated with these areas of law.

 

Background Resume

Skiles earned his Bachelors’ degree from the University of Central Florida and his law degree from the Florida A&M University College of Law in Orlando, Florida. Prior to law school, he held several sales and managerial positions before enlisting in the U.S. Army as a Combat Medic. Currently, Skiles continues his military service as an Intelligence Analyst Staff Sergeant (35F) in the Army Reserves. While attending law school, Skiles held a Federal Civilian position as an Army Reserve Unit Administrator, helping Army Reservists with administrative, pay, and life issues. After law school, Skiles worked as an attorney with the Barrister Law Firm where he managed over 100 probate cases per year in addition to multiple trust, guardianship, estate planning, and other related matters.

 

Happy Clients

The Central Florida area has boomed in the last 30+ years, creating a critical need for probate and estate planning for many people. Hundreds of clients have hired Skiles to assist them through difficult or exciting times.

Although most of his clients live in the Orlando area, he had dealt with satisfied clients from all over the world with pasts clients from the United Kingdom, Tailand, Poland, and Canada.

Skiles has personally dealt with cases filed in each of the following Florida counties:

Alachua, Brevard, Broward, Clay, Columbia, Miami-Dade, Duval, Hillsborough, Lake, Lee, Marion, Martin, Orange, Osceola, Pinellas, Polk, Putnam, St. Lucie, Seminole, Sumter, Volusia

 

Memberships

Skiles is a member of the following organizations:

Florida Bar Association

Orange County Bar Association

Real Property, Probate, and Trust Law section of the Florida Bar

Veteran's Association of Real Estate Professionals (VAREP)

WealthCounsel

The United States Army Reserves

 

On a Personal Note

Skiles is married and has two adult children (one who is in the Army) and one grandson. He has lived in the Orlando area for almost his entire life and enjoys the feeling of helping people who live in the community where he grew up. In his free time, he enjoys watching movies, playing board games with family and friends, and playing golf – even though he’s yet to come close to needing to calculate a golf handicap.

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Licensed for 5 years
State FL
Status Member in Good Standing
Acquired 2017
Updated 11/23/2022

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

Contact Skiles

Patriot Legal Group
871 Outer Road
Suite B
Orlando, FL, 32814
Patriot Legal Group
610 West Bay Street
Tampa, FL, 33606
Patriot Legal Group
114 S Main St Suite B
Auburndale, FL, 33823
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Posted by Lori | February 24, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very Helpful
I spoke with Mr. Jones by telephone and he very helpful, and answered all my questions that I had at that time. He took the time to fully explain the different options that fit my situation.
Posted by anonymous | July 10, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Estate Consult
Mr. Jones helped educate me on estate planning and the probate process. He did an exceptional job consulting me on various scenarios regarding probate and the legalities involved after the loss of loved ones. I highly recommend the services of Skiles K. Jones Esq.
Posted by Bob | February 7, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Skiles Jones
He handled my wife's and my Wills. Professional advice and service. He was also able to refer us to another attorney for a matter. Recommended.
Posted by tansu | February 7, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very professional, well prepared
Skiles was very professional and well prepared. Every things was explained and well thought ahead. Thank you
Posted by Raymond | June 12, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Honest, Straight-forward, Quality Service
I needed an attorney licensed in Florida to help transfer some Real Estate after a client passed away. I made several calls to several firms, and spoke to nothing but secretaries. However, I was able to speak with Mr. Jones directly. He quoted me an honest price and stuck to it, while other firms were quoting far higher amounts. He also helped us complete the paperwork and submitted everything to the court very quickly. I plan on using Attorney Jones' services again if/when this issue comes up in the future.
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Response from Skiles Jones June 18, 2019
Thanks Raymond! It was an honor to assist and I look forward to helping any way I can in the future.
Posted by sherrie | March 7, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent
Skiles helped me resolve a difficult and prolonged probate situation. He responds quickly, is available to talk with you. He filed an objection for me at the time that was critical, saving my case. He attended hearings, and his price was so reasonable for all his work. Always nice. I would recommend him.
Response from Skiles Jones March 14, 2019
Thanks Sherrie! I'm glad I was able to help!
Posted by Valerie | July 24, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent!
I am very pleased with the services provided by Skiles Jones, I live in PA and needed assistance with an estate in Florida. Skiles made the experience a pleasant, seamless one. One of the most impressive things was the communication was over the top, no email or phone call went unanswered in a timely manner. Professional and Caring. Thank You!
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Posted by Erick | April 14, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent lawyer - Very personable as well
I have been working with Skiles Jones. I cannot say enough good things about how he and his team have handled my sisters will, and estate. I live in MD and my sister in Florida. I came on this firm just by doing a search. BUT when I first called in that sealed it. I told them about my sister passing and where I lived, etc. They took about 15 minutes on the phone telling me all the things I would need to do, be aware of, etc. THIS all before I even hired them. They then said if I needed anything to feel free to call back ( again before I even hired them. ) Of course I hired them right away just by what all they had done so far and how they treated me. After that they were extremely helpful in knowing the laws of the state of Florida and how everything need to proceed. They gave advice regarding here massive amounts of debt and other items as well. Very knowledgable and kept in touch with me at all points along the way. If I had a question, no matter how dumb it seemed to me, they would always get back to me quickly by email or phone or take my calls right away as well. Excellent service and I would HIGHLY recommend them and particularly Mr. Skiles Jones to anyone that needs services in the future.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.6 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney Owner
  • Patriot Legal Group
  • 2019 - Present
  • Military Intelligence Staff Sergeant
  • United States Army
  • 2009 - Present
  • Partner
  • Fighter Law
  • 2019 - 2020
  • Of Counsel
  • Barrister Law Firm
  • 2017 - 2019
  • Legal Intern
  • United States Attorney's Office, Middle District Of Florida
  • 2016 - 2016
  • Unit Administrator
  • United States Army
  • 2013 - 2017
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Education

  • Florida A&M University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2016
  • University of Central Florida
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2009

Legal Cases

  • Contested Probate Matter
  • Settled

Associations

  • Central Florida Chapter of the Veteran’s Association of Real Estate Professionals (VAREP)
  • Vice President
  • 2019 - Present
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Solo and Small Firm Section of the Florida Bar
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Florida Bar, Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • WealthCounsel
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Army Achievement Medal
  • US Army
  • 2011

Speaking Engagements

  • Presentation on Durable Powers of Attorney
  • Durable Powers of Attorney
  • 2019
  • Women's Group Meeting - Realty Investors Association (CFRI)
  • Wills and Trusts
  • 2018
  • Casualty Assistance Officer Training - United States Army Reserve JAG Corps
  • Probate After a Soldier's Death
  • 2018

Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (4)
Endorse Skiles
Probate Attorney | Oct 02
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mr. Jones is a knowledgeable, dedicated, diligent and personable attorney. I have worked with him closely on a few matters and my experiences have been extremely positive. I would choose to work with him again if the opportunity arises to do so. I highly recommend him in the area of probate and estate planning."
Guardianship Attorney | Sep 25
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer. His knowledge and compassion is the hallmark of his practice. I would trust his expertise in anything related to guardianship, probate, or estate planning."
Probate Attorney | May 26
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked on multiple cases with Skiles, I have opposed him and been on the same side. I prefer to be on the same side. He is one of the most organized attorneys I have worked with and implicated a efficient. He is a great advocate for his clients and extremely professional. I hope to work with him on many more cases."
Probate Attorney | Feb 10
Relationship: Co-worker
"Skiles is an excellent attorney and I would highly recommend him for any probate, estate planning, and will & trust cases!"
Probate Attorney | Feb 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Skiles has a wide understanding of the Probate process. He is dedicated to his clients and strives for the best result for any client that he represents! He works tirelessly on all his cases and is a great option for your probate needs!"
Estate planning Attorney | Jul 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Skiles is a highly intelligent and hard working lawyer who gets great results for his clients. I highly recommend him."
Estate planning Attorney | Aug 06
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Skiles is an organized, intelligent, and caring attorney. He puts his clients first and handles matters quickly and efficiently."
Probate Attorney | Jul 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I've had the privilege of discussing complex probate legal issues with Skiles and he has a keen legal mind and a tremendous work ethic."
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Orlando Probate Lawyer Skiles K. Jones
Skiles K. Jones
Probate Attorney
Orlando, FL
Licensed for 5 years
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