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Collett P. Small is the founder of the Elder Law Firm of Collett P. Small, P.A. She is Board Certified by the Florida Bar as a Specialist in Elder Law. She obtained her Bachelor's degree from Florida International University and her Juris Doctor degree from St. Thomas University School of Law.


Ms. Small is accredited by the Department of Veterans Affairs. She serves on the Executive Council of the Elder Law Section of the Florida Bar as Chair Elect of the section. She also serves on the Florida Bar Diversity and Inclusion Standing Committee. She is on the Board of Directors for the Weston Bar Association. Ms. Small is past chairperson for both the Continuing Legal Education Committee and the Law School Liaison Committee for the Elder Law Section of the Florida Bar. She is a member of the Academy of Florida Elder Law Attorneys, the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and Florida State Guardianship Association. She also serves as a court appointed attorney with the state of Florida Justice Administrative Commission for guardianship cases in Broward County.


Ms. Small writes articles that address elder law issues, and she frequently gives speeches and lectures in the community in the area of Elder Law. Attorney Small is very active in the community, and is a member of the School Advisory Counsel for Broward County Public Schools. She also volunteers at local law schools, and serves as a mentor to law students and new attorneys.


Prior to establishing her own firm, Ms. Small, worked as an insurance defense attorney in Palm Beach. She also worked as an intern with the Social Security Administration Office of Hearings and Appeals. Prior to law school Ms. Small enjoyed a successful career as a Bank Manager with two major financial institutions.


When she is away from the office she enjoys traveling, competing in marathons, gardening and spending time with family.

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Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Elder Law: 40%
  2. Guardianship: 20%
  3. Estate Planning: 20%
  4. Probate: 20%

Payment

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Richard Hartley Gaines

    Colett was my opposing counsel in a contested incapacity and guardianship matter. Colett is an excellent, professional and courteous attorney. She is highly knowledgeable in the area of elder law, and a challenge to litigate against. I do recommend her for someone looking to hire an experienced and knowledgeable elder lawyer.

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    Richard Gaines Family Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

  • Horacio A. Sosa

    I endorse this lawyer. Very nice and smart attorney. In addition, Collett is actively involved in the Elder Law Section and AFELA, which shows her commitment to keeping updated with the law. Highly recommended!

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    Horacio Sosa Elder law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

2400 N University Dr Ste 209
Pembroke Pines, FL, 330243629

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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
Pro Bono AwardFlorida Bar2015
Board Certified - Elder LawFlorida Bar2014
Pro Bono AwardFlorida Bar2010
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Board Certified Elder Law AttorneyLaw Offices of Collett P. Small, P.A.2006 - Present
AttorneyPowers, McNalis, & Torres2005 - 2006
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Florida Bar, Elder Law SectionChair Elect2016 - Present
Florida Bar, Diversity CommitteeMember2016 - Present
Weston Bar AssociationBoard Member2015 - Present
Florida Bar, Elder Law SectionSubstantive Vice Chair2015 - 2016
Florida Bar, Elder Law SectionTreasurer2014 - 2015
Florida Bar, Elder Law SectionSecretary2013 - 2014
Florida Bar, CLE CommitteeMember2011 - 2015
Florida Bar, Elder Law SectionContinuing Legal Education Chair2011 - 2014
Florida Bar, Elder Law SectionLaw School Laison2010 - 2011
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
St. Thomas University School of LawN/AJD - Juris DoctorN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Florida Bar, Elder Law SectionBoard Certification Boot Camp2016
Elder SmartsElder $mart$2016
Florida Bar, Elder Law SectionHealth and Personal Care Planning2015
St Thomas University School of LawIncapacity vs Right to make Bad Decisions2014