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Andrea Leigh Rochlin Jakob

Wills and living wills Attorney at Davie, FL

5.0   33 reviews

also known as Andrea L. Jakob, PA, JakobLegal

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  • State Years
    Florida - FL 28 years
    Maryland - MD 31 years
  • Licensed for 28 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1995
    Status
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 31 years
    State MD
    Acquired 1992
    Status
    Inactive - Retired No misconduct found

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

About Andrea

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YOUR ESTATE PLANNING ATTORNEY! A PERSONALIZED APPROACH TO WILLS, TRUSTS, ESTATE PLANS AND PROBATE.

My goal is to provide you with Personalized and Individual attention.  I have a personalized, professional approach to working with my estate planning clients, elder law clients and probate clients.  I care about your family and work with you, your children or your parents to develop a plan that will serve you best.

If you are anxious dealing with attorneys, fearful of the legal process, or concerned that your attorney will either 1) never return your calls; or 2) charge you an arm and a leg for every call – then you will be pleasantly surprised when you call me.

I have chosen to dedicate my legal career to help people like my own family. I make sure my clients are treated with respect, professionalism and empathy that every person deserves. My goal is to take the fear out of the Estate Planning, Elder Law or Probate Process.

Although I've been practicing law since 1992, and handling estate matters and probate since 2002, I was determined to move into the Estate Planning and Elder Law fields following a family tragedy. My own experiences have led me to see my clients from a different perspective. Originally from Baltimore, Maryland I have my Bachelor’s in Business from Boston University and Law Degree from University of Miami.  Initially a member of the Maryland Bar Association (1992), I practiced in Baltimore prior to giving up on the cold winters.

I opened Andrea L. Jakob, PA in 2007 and I've been practicing in the areas of Wills, Trust and Estates, Elder Law, Business Law, Probate, Personal Injury, and PIP. In a community-related capacity, I have taught at both the college level as an adjunct professor at Miami-Dade College and at City College and as an instructor of Realtors,

On a personal note, I've been married over twenty years and raised two wonderful daughters.

My first consultation is always free!  Please email me at:  or call to schedule a meeting.

Thanks!

Awards

Platinum Client Champion
Client's Choice 2022,2021,2020
Client's Choice
2022 2021 2020
Top Contributor 2018,2017
Top Contributor
2018 2017

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Reviews

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Client's Choice 2022
Client's Choice
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Posted by Kevin | August 1, 2017
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Outstanding & Trusted Attorney
Andrea set up a will, health care directives and a trust for the family. She spent the time explaining the positives and negatives of the process. We felt comfortable with her and she made us feel at ease during this process. I highly recommend her and will be using her for any other attorney needs I might have.
Response from Andrea Jakob August 3, 2017
Thank you Kevin! I very much enjoyed working with you and your family.
Posted by Lee | August 8, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Outstanding Job
I hired Andrea to help me collect a debt. She was easy to work with and very efficient (and got my money for me). Thanks Andrea!
Response from Andrea Jakob August 10, 2017
Thank you Lee! I always enjoy working for you and your company, Andrea
Posted by Charles | May 19, 2023
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Great experience with Andrea and her office
I feel that my family is well protected in the future with the services Andrea Jakob has provided. Very professional .
Posted by Nancy | November 3, 2022
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Knowledgeable, Professional, and a Great Communicator
After dealing with the passing of loved ones, from a legal perspective, my husband and I wanted to be sure that our estate would be organized, and easy to handle for our family. I was fortunate enough to make contact with Attorney Andrea Jakob. From the first phone call, and contact with her office, it was a very easy project for us. Andrea and her staff are working with you, and for you, from the start. We met with Andrea several times at her office, and found her to be informed, confident, and skilled. Andrea is easy to talk to, as she is a good listener. Our Family Trust was one of the best things that we could do for our family, and Andrea Jakob was the best attorney to do that with. Do not hesitate to work with Attorney Andrea Jakob.
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Response from Andrea Jakob November 10, 2022
What a kind comment from such wonderful clients. You have been a pleasure to work with!
Posted by Judy | August 26, 2022
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Awesome Attorney!!!
Honesty, sincerity, and competency are the three words that come to mind when I think of Andrea Jakob. I am so grateful to the woman who recommended her to us for our estate planning. Andrea's 30 years of experience are evident immediately. She knows exactly what she's doing and her organizational skills are impressive. Throughout the entire process, she explained everything to us thoroughly and patiently. She told us how things were usually done, and then asked us to explain our particular family circumstances to determine if we needed to do something different or unique. She gave us 100% of her attention each time we were with her. We liked her immediately, but by the end of the process, we felt like she was an old family friend. We recommend her wholeheartedly to anyone who is interested in an attorney with a personal touch.
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Posted by Ivet | May 26, 2022
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Recommended!
Mrs. Jakob works with great enthusiasm. She makes sure that her clients understand what they are doing fully, and makes them feel comfortable with their decisions, while still keeping theirs best interests in mind. This denotes dedication, excellence, and true values. She is knowledgeable, well trained and leads by example. I give her my highest recommendation.
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Posted by JAMES | May 25, 2022
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Expert Estate Planning
Andrea L. Jakob was recommended by a friend and I was soon to discover for myself her expertise, professionalism, empathy and knowledge that guided me through estate planning. Andrea was completely thorough, concise and I would highly recommend her to navigate these important decisions.
Posted by Randi | May 17, 2022
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The very best!
Andrea is extremely knowledgeable, personable and highly detail oriented.We were warmly welcomed every time we visited her office by her excellent staff. Andrea treats her clients like family members. She is completely invested in protecting her clients' assets, making their transition to the next generation easy. I have never worked with an attorney who cares for the well-being of me and my family as much as Andrea does. I highly recommend her services. If you are looking for an estate planning lawyer, she is definitely THE one to hire!
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Posted by Roxane | April 21, 2022
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Great Law Office
I had an uncle pass away in Flordia and was the executor of his estate. As I am from another State I knew no one that could help me find an estate lawyer. Searched the internet and Found several in the Davie, FL Area and met with Andrea Jakob and her staff. I hired them after our meeting and it was the best decision I made. Her staff was very professional, helpful, understanding and compassionate. Made my executor duties must easier. She Also recommended a real estate agent to hire to sell his home and he was awesome too. Andrea and her staff made a difficult time easier to handle and I will always be grateful to them for being kind human beings. They Did an Awesome Job.
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Posted by Lisa | April 13, 2022
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Highly recommend Andrea for estate planning needs
My husband and I chose Jakob Legal to help us setup our Family Trust. I had lots of questions and always received a quick response and guidance. Andrea and her team were professional, personable, helpful, and went above and beyond more than once. One example, we were at our bank changing our account to the Trust name there were questions I could not answer. I called Andrea and she spoke directly with bank personnel to get them the information they needed, and even sent over the documents I neglected to bring. She also worked with my other family members to make sure we all had our POA info setup in case of emergency. I highly recommend Andrea and team for estate planning needs.
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Posted by JOHN | November 2, 2021
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ESTATE PLANNING
Andrea's assistance in developing and executing an estate plan for my sister and brother in law was excellent. She was very thorough, professional and compassionate. After the passing of my brother in law, Andrea was terrific in assisting us with our open questions in finalizing his estate.
Posted by Dave & Judy | October 16, 2021
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Exceptional!
Exceptional! That is just one of the words to describe Andrea and her staff. Professional, caring and your also treated with respect and as family. Crosses every “t” and dots every “i”. So these is no chance of any problems. I call many great attorneys “friend”. But, Andrea and her staff are the ones I trust to do our legal work. Also extremely reasonable and she will work with you on every situation.
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Posted by anonymous | October 11, 2021
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Andrea Jakob and her staff
Andrea and her team were amazing! They are very professional and efficient. It was a pleasure working with her and the staff.
Posted by Becky | October 9, 2021
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Wonderful Lawyer fro Wills/Trusts/Etc
Ms Shirley Morrison and her daughter Becky Fritchey want to let folks who are looking for a lawyer to handle the estate, will, trust paperwork that we have found a wonderful person to handle such matters. Andrea Leigh Rochlin Jakob handled herself with class, was very personable, and very patient in explaining what was best for Beckys mother to do to ensure her estate was in proper order. She handled my 86 year old mother at the time very gently. Her prices are VERY fair and come with reviews. Just recently we had to call upon her to handle a Power of Attorney issue for my now 88 year old mother. She came down to the parking lot with 2 witnesses to the car to handle the urgent issue. We would call this good old fashioned customer service. This shows that she not only does good work as a lawyer, but she still actually cares for her clients as real people! She is an 11 on a scale of 10! Becky Fritchey
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Posted by Susan | August 12, 2021
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Estate Plannning
We recently decided that it was finally time for us to update our estate plans. Being new to Florida we started reading online reviews of various local estate planning attorneys to find one to work with. After reading Andrea’s many positive reviews we decided to contact her and that decision turned out to be the right one. Andrea was an absolute pleasure to work with. She was so knowledgeable, helpful and patient with us as she explained all our options to assist us in making the best decisions for our family. Thank you Andrea!
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Posted by Alana | June 22, 2021
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Professional. Compassionate. Attentive. - 100% Recommend
Andrea is a dream come true. When my father passed away, I went to the original attorney who set up his will. He took my dad's will to the courts, started the process, then ghosted me. Only responding to emails with one-off sentences like "I've been totally f**ked this week. Will get back to you." I was desperate for help, and had no guidance. And without proper court approvals, I had no access to any of my dad's accounts to start working through his affairs. Through reviews, I found Andrea. She is incredible. I told her what was happening with this other attorney and she squeezed me in as an emergency case. Immediately I could tell she was warm, compassionate, and would not lead me astray. I fired the original attorney and Andrea got straight to work. Things I were told would take "weeks at best," Andrea had done in a matter of days. She seamlessly helped me navigate through the creditor process and closing out my father's estate was easier than I could have imagined. I hope everyone going through the probate process has an attorney as caring as Andrea by their side. No need to look further for an attorney. 10/10 would recommend - and have recommended to several family and friends.
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Response from Andrea Jakob June 23, 2021
Awww, I am so incredibly happy I could help you. What a tough situation you had and I am thrilled we were able to complete it so quickly. All my best, Andrea
Posted by Jackie | June 9, 2021
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Estate planning
Andrea did a fantastic job planning my husband and my will. She explained everything in depth as well as answered all questions. She is very informative and knowledgeable.
Posted by Luis | May 3, 2021
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A great compassionate attorney
I am a senior who lives alone and has no family in the US. I had the fortune of finding Andrea Jakob who helped me create my will and my advanced directives. Andrea is a friendly a caring person with whom is a pleasure to work with. Now I feel relieved that I have everything in order for when I pass away. A great bonus is that Andreas speaks Spanish so my family can contact here when I am gone.
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Posted by Julian Restrepo | April 8, 2021
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Andrea Jacobs
Andrea is very nice, and very, very professional ! She knows what’s she do, I’m feel comfortable with her, and because I’m not and English speakers. She was very patient with me! She gave me the time that i needed.
Posted by anonymous | March 18, 2021
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Karen Kage
It was such a joy to work with Andrea on my estate plan! She was very thorough and patient and helped me to understand everything. The service that Andrea performed and completed was an exceptionally good value. I had a previous estate plan that wasn't as thorough as what Andrea has completed for me, and was more expensive. I would recommend her to anyone - you are in very good hands with Andrea!
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
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Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • President and Owner
  • Andrea L. Jakob, PA
  • 2007 - Present
  • Attorney of Counsel
  • Lubell and Rosen
  • 2008 - 2013
  • Attorney
  • Blue Star Title
  • 2006 - 2008
  • Attorney
  • Statewide Title
  • 2002 - 2007
  • Department Head of Legal Assistant Division
  • City College
  • 1997 - 2000
  • Professor/Department Chair/grant writer
  • City College
  • 1997 - 2003
  • Professor of Legal Studies
  • City College
  • 1996 - 2000
  • Adjunct Professor Business Law Department
  • Miami Dade Community college
  • 1995 - 1997
  • Law Clerk
  • Podhurst Orseck, PA
  • 1994 - 1995
  • associate
  • Rochlin, Settleman and Dobres, PA
  • 1993 - 1994
  • Attorney
  • Sandbower, Gabler & O'shaughnessy
  • 1992 - 1993
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Education

  • University of Miami School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1992
  • Boston University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1989

Sample of Legal Cases

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Associations

  • Florida Bar, Elder Law Section
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Broward County Professional Network
  • Founder
  • 2017 - Present
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (Florida chapter)
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Elder Law Answers
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Broward County Justice Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Weston Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Broward County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Florida Bar, Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section
  • member
  • 2004 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • member
  • 1992 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Client Champion Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Client Champion silver award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Gold Client Champion
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Faculty Member of Quarter
  • City College
  • 1998
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Speaking Engagements

  • Contract Law
  • Real Estate Contract Law
  • 2009
  • Real Estate contracts
  • Real Estate Contract Law
  • 2008
  • Real Estate Board
  • Real Estate Contract Law
  • 2007

Attorney endorsements

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Given (19)
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Estate planning Attorney | Aug 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Andrea is a brilliant attorney that always goes above and beyond. She is caring and is such an innovator in estate planning. She is a pleasure to work with and I highly recommend her to anyone needing to get their estate planning done."
Elder law Attorney | Dec 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I often require an elder law attorney to assist me with issues that come up in the course of my estate planning practice. I have had the opportunity to discuss elder law issues with. Ms. Jakob . During the course of our discussions, I have been impressed with the depth of her knowledge of substantive elder law and regulations, ,her understanding of the issues which we were discussing and, most importantly, her creativity .I recommend Ms. Jakob."
Elder law Attorney | Dec 08
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Andrea is an experienced, smart and energetic attorney. Her clients are well served."
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 28
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"Andrea worked for me and I know her to be a skillful attorney who will go the extra mile for her clients. I wholeheartedly endorse her."
General practice Attorney | Nov 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've known Andrea for approximately two decades. I can say, without reservation, that she is a terrific attorney and an even better person. I strongly endorse her."
General practice Attorney | Nov 20
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. She is smart, responsible, and sympathetic to the client's issues."
Estate planning Attorney | Oct 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Estate planning Attorney | Sep 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Andrea is an experienced attorney with expertise in a variety of areas of law who will provide excellent legal representation. I give her my highest recommendation."
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Davie Wills and living wills Lawyer Andrea Leigh Rochlin Jakob
Andrea Leigh Rochlin Jakob
Wills and living wills Attorney
Davie, FL
Licensed for 31 years
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