Cassidy V. Petersen initially joined Estate Planning & Elder Law Center of Brevard in 2011, and has held various positions over the years – beginning as a receptionist, next as an estate planning paralegal, then as our firm administrator, and now as an attorney. Ms. Petersen focuses her practice in estate planning, business succession planning, probate, trust administration, Medicaid planning, VA planning, guardianship, and special needs planning.
Ms. Petersen, a Melbourne native, graduated from Melbourne High School in 2011. She earned her Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Business Management, graduating cum laude, from Florida Gulf Coast University in 2014. Ms. Petersen received her Juris Doctor (J.D.), cum laude, from Stetson University College of Law in 2018, where she graduated among the top 10% of her class. Additionally, Ms. Petersen obtained her Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) from Stetson University in 2018.
While in law school, Ms. Petersen was a Teaching Assistant (TA) for Trusts & Estates, gained experience as a law clerk for Raymond James Trust Department, worked for a prominent elder law firm in Clearwater, FL, held a law clerk position at an international recruitment and consulting company, worked as a student associate for LexisNexis (one of the leading legal research companies), and she was an associate editor of the Journal of International Aging Law & Policy. She was also the recipient of the Melvyn Trute, P.A. Trust Award, which is provided to one law student each year who has shown excellence in the area of trusts and estates both inside and outside of the classroom.
She is a member of the Vassar B. Carlton American Inn of Court and Brevard County Bar Association.
|FL||Member in Good Standing||2018||10/11/2021|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Melvyn Trute, P.A. Trust Award||Melvyn Trute||2018|
|Attorney at Law||Estate Planning & Elder Law Center of Brevard||2018 - Present|
|Law Clerk||Raymond James Trust||2017 - 2017|
|Law Clerk||Hitchcock Law Group||2017 - 2018|
|Lexis Associate||Lexis/Nexis||2016 - 2018|
|Paralegal||Estate Planning & Elder Law Center of Brevard||2011 - 2017|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Brevard County Bar Association||Member||2018 - Present|
|Vassar B. Carlton American Inn of Court||Associate Member||2018 - Present|
|Stetson University College of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2018|
|Stetson University||MBA - Master of Business Administration||2018|
|Florida Gulf Coast University||BS - Bachelor of Science||2014|
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