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Jose Ignacio Leon

Probate Attorney at Coral Gables, FL

5.0   24 reviews
  • Licensed for 9 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2014
    Status
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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About Jose

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Practice areas

Jose has been involved in the Probate and Guardianship community since before his admission to law school. Upon his graduation and licensing, Jose continued practicing in the areas of Estate Planning, Probate, and Guardianship until eventually starting his own law firm to better serve his clients in late 2016. Jose also served as a Supervising Attorney/Adjunct Professor for the Florida International University College of Law Clinical Program in the areas of Probate, Guardianship, Elder Law, and Special Needs.

Jose Ignacio Leon launched The Florida Estate Planning Law Firm with one goal in mind: providing the help clients need without unnecessary fees and costs. At the Florida Estate Planning Law Firm, we don’t believe in “one size fits all” estate planning, instead striving to provide our clients with exactly what they need. That philosophy extends to our Probate and Guardianship practice as well, where our team leverages our collective experience to provide creative and efficient solutions to help navigate the Probate and Guardianship process. We pride ourselves on protecting the legacy you’ve worked so hard to build.

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Jose Ignacio Leon has an excellent team behind him to help him meet and exceed all client expectations.

Location

The Florida Estate Planning Law Firm
2600 S. Douglas Road
Suite 502
Coral Gables, FL, 33134

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Reviews

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Posted by Josie L. | October 22, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Estate Planning
I was extremely pleased with the professionalism and knowledge of Attorney Jose Leon, as well as, the customer service of the office staff. I highly recommend their service.
Posted by Virginia | August 12, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Un equipo muy bueno ,gracias por su excelente trabajo en especial lemariz
Para un cobro de un cheque de un niño menor de edad,por lo cual hizo posible gracias al abogado
Posted by Zen | July 21, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Personable and kind
Jose is always available to help. He has answered all of my questions and concerns and his team has followed up to make sure we are comfortable. Very personable and comforting. We hired him to do estate planning. It was easy speaking to him and I’m grateful to have met him.
Posted by anonymous | June 28, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Professional and thourough
Jose was professional and thorough. Grateful for his patience in explaining concepts and potential scenarios. Highly recommend him.
Posted by anonymous | June 24, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
SIMPLY AMAZING
Mr. Leon and his staff were amazing in my father's estate case. They were caring and very patient. They kept me updated as to everything that went on throughout my case. Any documents that I needed to complete but did not understand they had me come in and complete them with me no matter how many questions I had. I will be using them again for my estate planning. I recommend this firm for any of your estate and/or estate planning needs.
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Posted by Bridget | May 4, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great firm highly recommend
Mr. Leon was an extremely knowledgeable, compassionate and prompt attorney. He made me feel better about my and my childrens situation. His staff(I spoke with Lemaris, his paralegal, very nice lady) and others and they were so professional and in my opinion very compassionate. I would highly recommend them and want to express my thanks on behalf of myself and my children.
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Posted by David | March 31, 2021
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Outstanding and Super Personal - and his staff too!
I was referred to Atty Jose Leon for Estate Planning. From day one, he and everyone at the office have been awesome. They are very responsive (even during COVID remote workdays), have provided spot-on guidance, and are just such down-to-Earth & caring professionals. I was finally able to meet them in-person (after numerous phone conferences and emails - due to COVID), and they made me feel so at home in their office. They weren't rushed to "get-rid-of-me" and spent time "just talking about things." The professional guidance and detailed discussions we had about all that stuff we just don't want to think about (death, disconnecting life support, family needs, burial, everyone fighting for what we leave them, etc....) were so appreciated. In my case, there were several "out-of-the-box" things to discuss... Not saying they should raise their rates (LOL), but I found their services to be reasonable considering all they did and the time they spent with me on the phone, email, and the in-person meeting. Handling this process ahead of time, certainly gives me peace of mind that my family will have less to deal with whenever (hopefully many, many years from now) my "time" comes... Thank you Jose and all of the Florida Estate Planning Law Firm staff who treated me like family (even though I was just another referred customer)! PS: I am not a representative of this firm, a licensed attorney, related to anyone at this firm, and haven't been paid/discounted anything for this review; I'm just a real customer who really is this pleased with their services and personal touch.
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Posted by Joie | February 4, 2021
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Counselor and listener
Easy to talk to and funny. He always tries to bring your spirits up no matter what situation you are going through. His team is also wonderful. Hired him and Highly recommend.
Posted by Barbara | February 1, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
El mejor en esta planning
Jose no solo tiene experiencia en estate planning también sabe lo que está haciendo y te ayuda a encontrar soluciones que se adapten a ti. A mi me respondió todas mis preguntas, me entendió exactamente lo que quería y ahora estoy tranquila que tengo todo en orden para cuando me toque partir.
Posted by Miriam | February 1, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Client
Mr Leon was very hands on with my case. He was able to explain every step and navigate the system with confidence and professionalism. He was always available to answer my concerns and his staff is second to none. I recommend Mr Leon wholeheartedly!
Posted by Janet | February 1, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Great attorney.
Jose helped me with a deed for my house. He was knowledgeable and helpful. I highly recommend him as an estate planning attorney.
Posted by anonymous | January 30, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Abogado buenísimo
José me ayudó con mi testamento y la escritura de mi casa. Me encanto su equipo y fueron muy responsable y simpáticos. Lo recomiendo a cualquiera para hacer testamento.
Posted by Matthew | January 30, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Responsive and efficient
I’ve used José as an attorney for a few issues over the years and I’ve always been happy with his work. Most recently he’s assisted me with my estate plan and he was great. I recommend him to anyone looking for help with Estate Planning.
Posted by anonymous | January 24, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing team if super curtious and professional individuals
I hired Jose and his firm to draft a revocable trust. He was able to draft the trust very quickly and for a reasonable fee and also helped me organize my LLCs to work together with my estate plan. I highly recommend Jose and his firm to anyone looking to do their Estate Planning.
Posted by William | January 19, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Captain
Mr. Leon has assisted my family and I with several issues. He is thorough and very knowledgeable. Jose has a unique way of explaining things which makes complex legal cases easy to understand which have allowed me to follow the necessary steps in order to achieve a desirable outcome. Thank you for all that you've done for my family and I.
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Posted by Daniel | January 13, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Estate Planning
I’ve solicited Mr. Leon’s advice on a number of occasions and have found him to be one of the most knowledgeable and hard working attorneys in the field. He has always been diligent in assisting me or any client I’ve sent his way and I wouldn’t hesitate to continue to do so in the future. For even if Mr. Leon was unable to handle a matter personally, I’m confident he would be able to point me in the direction of someone one who could. Having a trustworthy attorney is an absolute must for any individual, the search should start and end with Mr. Jose Leon, Esq.
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Posted by Manny | January 11, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Best in the business
Jose went above and beyond recently when both my wife and I came down with COVID and we rushed to get our affairs in order in case the worst happened. He was quick, responsive, and professional as always. I recommend him to anyone I can.
Posted by Jessica | November 19, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Attentive and knowledgeable
Jose helped me create a structure that would help my future child. I couldn’t have resolved it without him and his team. He helped me feel at ease. I highly recommend him.
Posted by Geno | October 15, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Consummate professional
Jose handled all of my mother in laws estate planning, power of attorney and other related issues. He took his time and great care to explain the entire process in detail to us. He was very thorough and made this important matter simple. Excellent results!!!
Posted by Tania | May 16, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney!
I hired Mr. Leon for estate planning and living will services. He was very professional and explained every detail thoroughly. He listened and gave me different ideas/ suggestions I had not thought about. I would recommend him to anyone looking for these types of services and would definitely hire him again.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 15 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.3 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Jose Ignacio Leon, P.A. / The Florida Estate Planning Law Firm
  • 2016 - Present
  • Partner
  • Leon & Saltiel, PLLC
  • 2018 - 2021
  • Supervising Attorney/Adjunct
  • Florida International University College of Law Clinical Program
  • 2017 - 2017
  • Associate
  • Mesa & Pepin, LLC
  • 2016 - 2016
  • Associate
  • Charles Veres, P.A.
  • 2014 - 2015
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Education

  • Florida International University, College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2013
  • Florida International University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2009

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Helen Chirino v. Jose Ignacio Leon, Esq., as Curator of the Estate of Luis Fabian Chirino, Deceased and Yolanda Chirino.
  • Affirmed
  • Malleiro v. Mori, 182 So. 3d 5 (Fla 3rd DCA 2015)
  • Reversed and Remanded, Rehearing Denied, Settled Post Appeal.

Associations

  • Florida Bar Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section, Probate Law and Procedure Committee
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Florida Bar, Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section, Guardianship and Advance Directives Committee
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Belen Almuni Law Society
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished Member
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • 2022
  • 2021 Elite Lawyer - Estate Planning
  • Elite Lawyer
  • 2021
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2021

Publications

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Speaking Engagements

  • BNI Platinum Meeting
  • Estate Planning and Will Alternatives
  • 2018
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Attorney endorsements

Received (21)
Given (19)
Endorse Jose
Estate planning Attorney | Apr 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jose makes Estate Planning easy and fun! He always has a response to my crazy questions and has the experience you need to prepare for the future. He is very well known in the community and really cares about his clients."
Probate Attorney | Apr 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jose Ignacio Leon is an excellent attorney who combines intellect, work ethic, and compassion to provide stellar representation for his clients. He is a great advocate for his clients and has a passion and excellent knowledge of estate, probate, and trust law."
Estate planning Attorney | Jan 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jose is an exceptional attorney and his team is stellar. I have referred many clients to him and will continue to do so without hesitation because I know they will be in excellent hands. Jose is not only a top notch legal professional but also wonderful person. He is always happy to collaborate and answer any questions. Jose is one of the best for probate, guardianship and estate planning."
Estate planning Attorney | Oct 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I was fortunate enough to attend law school with Jose Leon. I have been fortunate to have the opportunity to work with Jose on a number of matters in the areas of estate planning, probate, and guardianship law. Jose is an incredible professional and a wonderful person. Any client would be lucky to work with him."
Estate planning Attorney | Feb 08
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Jose is an incredible attorney. He is a person that can make even the most complicated Estate Planning concepts simple and easy to understand. Not only that, Jose recognizes his practice areas can be difficult for some to talk about, so he always carries himself in a professional, courteous and approachable manner. I have recommended clients to Jose in the past and I will proudly continue to do so. I fully endorse this attorney."
Probate Attorney | Jun 28
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Jose is extremely knowledgable in the areas of Probate, Guardianships, and Estate Planning. He also takes the time to make sure the client is well informed of everything that is going on in their case. I endorse this lawyer."
Estate planning Attorney | Jun 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jose Ignacio Leon is an excellent attorney. He takes time to simplify and explain difficult aspects of the law to attorneys and lay people alike. I have referred Jose to fellow attorneys who have needed help with guardianship issues and will continue to do so in the future."
Probate Attorney | Jun 06
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I strongly endorse and recommend Jose Ignacio Leon. Excellent attorney"
Unknown Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An excellent lawyer who treats clients with patience, care, understanding, and utmost professionalism - an even better person and I wholeheartedly recommend for future services."
Estate planning Attorney | Feb 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jose is spectacular at what he does. He takes the time to listen to his clients and analyze their situation to identify potential issues involving inheritance, real estate and tax pitfalls. He takes special care with his clients taking into account that these are very personal matters that require both an analytical mind and an empathetic approach. I do not hesitate recommend him to any of my clients."
Probate Attorney | Feb 08
Relationship: Other
"Jose is the gold standard of the profession. He is knowledgeable, experienced and communicative with clients. I highly recommend him!"
Probate Attorney | Feb 06
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have had the opportunity to work on several probate matters with Mr. Leon. He is professional, timely and cares deeply about his clients. He is extremely knowledge and goes the extra mile to make sure his clients get the results they seek. I highly recommend Mr. Leon."
Probate Attorney | Sep 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Jose is a dedicated, trustworthy and knowledgeable attorney. We worked on several matters together where he passionately advocated for our clients, and always proved to be proactive and diligent in handling the cases. It was an absolute pleasure working with him and I highly recommend this attorney."
Guardianship Attorney | Aug 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Jose is an outstanding attorney who is easily accessible, and is always eager to assist his clients. I have complete confidence in his practice, and I wholeheartedly trust and endorse Jose for any probate, guardianship, or estate issues."
Probate Attorney | Aug 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I highly endorse Mr. Leon. We have been opposing counsel on various matters and he has been professional, extremely diligent and knowledgeable of the law. Jose is always prepared for hearings and analyzes cases to meet his clients' every need. I have also had the opportunity to hire him for a personal matter, in which he exceeded all expectations and handled the matter expeditiously and with great expertise. Jose is erudite and experienced in guardianships and the administration of estates. I highly recommend Mr. Leon for any probate and guardianship matter."
Probate Attorney | May 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jose is an excellent and trusted attorney in the community. I would highly recommend contacting him for any of your probate and estate related matters. He has an excellent reputation for successfully guiding his clients through the process and achieving their goals."
Guardianship Attorney | Jan 17
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Jose is an energetic advocate for his clients. His methodical approach to customize the best plan for each client makes him stand out."
Probate Attorney | Oct 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jose is not only extremely knowledgeable and passionate about his work, but he is always willing to go the extra mile. He is one of the most approachable attorneys I know. He is patient and truly cares about the work he does. I highly recommend him."
Probate Attorney | Sep 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Leon has already established himself as an industry leader in the areas of probate, guardianship, and estate planning law. I would recommend this attorney to any South Florida families in need of the foregoing services, as well as to any personal injury attorney interested in streamlining the estate planning process often entangled in wrongful death claims."
Guardianship Attorney | Aug 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jose is an excellent attorney. He is extremely knowledgeable and always eager to help his clients and colleagues. He goes above and beyond what is expected. He truly cares for his clients and ensures they are advised and satisfied. I highly recommend this attorney."
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Coral Gables Probate Lawyer Jose Ignacio Leon
Jose Ignacio Leon
Probate Attorney
Coral Gables, FL
Licensed for 9 years
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