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Dawn Louise Richards

Estate planning Attorney at Jupiter, FL

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About Dawn

Learn Dawn’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Estate planning
    40%
    Wills, trusts, POAs, advance directives, estate processing, trustee services.

    14 years, 60 cases

  2. Business
    25%
    Contracts, leases, compliance, licensing.

    13 years, 40 cases

  3. Trusts
    25%

    16 years, 20 cases

  4. Health care
    10%

    16 years, 15 cases

A native of Pennsylvania, with ties to Georgia and Florida,  I am a former combat medic and hospital CFO who attended law school in 2004 at Temple University in Philadelphia.   As an attorney I have practiced various types of law throughout the years and now focus on estate planning, trusts and wills, probate, business law, contracts and  health law for mid-sized medical practices and ancillary facilities. 

As an associate at Capozzi Adler, P.C. in Harrisburg I represented nursing homes with employee and compliance issues.   This provided me with a basis of understanding of elder law and the needs of our elder population.    Throughout my career in healthcare I was responsible for financial management and the administrative processes associated with admissions, billing, and case management.    As a financial officer my goal was to improve the internal processes of the hospitals I was employed by to minimize wait times, resolve problems, simplify the admissions process and assist with billing and insurance disputes.   This experience provided me with an understanding of the difficulties experienced by patients when faced with challenging life decisions and has helped me to develop compassion toward my clients in my practice now. 

I am licensed in Pennsylvania, Florida and Georgia and spend time in all three states.    I enjoy traveling which affords me the opportunity to hike in the mountains or walk on the beach.   I have support staff in both Florida and Georgia who coordinate services, respond to inquiries, assist in document drafting, and file court forms.  Many of our services are offered virtually, saving you time and money.  

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Licensed for 14 years
State GA
Status Active Member in Good Standing
Acquired 2019
Updated 11/03/2022
State FL
Status Member in Good Standing
Acquired 2017
Updated 11/23/2022
State PA
Status Active
Acquired 2008
Updated 12/04/2022

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

Contact Dawn

Dawn Richards
601 Heritage Drive #222
Jupiter, FL, 33458
Dawn Richards Law
142 River Terrace
Ellijay, GA, 30540
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Posted by Joseph | November 19, 2019
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| Consulted Attorney
Fantastic advocate and upholder of all that is right kind of Super Hero
Ms Richards has to be one of the best professionals I have ever worked with. She is caring, ethical, very thorough, and focused while always wearing a smile. Dawn always new it was her job to protect me from me. She did just, with successful or acceptable outcomes every time. You won’t be sorry if you use her for all your legal needs.
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Posted by Silvina Betzer | November 19, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Review for Dawn Richards
I met Dawn Richards in the year 2016 when I needed help to sort out issues related to my late mother's estate. It was a pleasure to work with Dawn and I highly recommend her as she is very knowledgeable and professional.
Posted by Kim | November 18, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Mrs
Dawn was very thorough and extremely knowledgeable. She was always eager to answer any questions we had about making out our wills, and guided us in the decision making process.
Posted by Jane | November 18, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Expert Advice
Dawn is very thorough and detailed in preparing wills and explaining documents. She prepared a questionnaire for me to complete before we met to discuss estate planning. Once my documents were completed she highlighted and flagged most important information and where I was required to sign. I was extremely please with her knowledge and expertise and in breaking down information to simplify legal terms. I highly recommend her.
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Posted by Cheri | November 17, 2019
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Great Attorney
Hired her for 2 seperate issues. Dawn is thorough, compassionate and explains everything in laymans terms not legal jargon. Will fight for you to the end. Would hire her again or keep her retained. She does great work!

Cost

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

Resume

AVVO RATING 6.4 (Good)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Dawn Richards Law
  • 2008 - Present
  • CFO
  • Health Care District of Palm Beach County
  • 2016 - 2019
  • Director of Compliance and Regulatory Affairs
  • Sheridan Healthcare
  • 2014 - 2016
  • Attorney
  • Capozzi & Associates, PC
  • 2009 - 2014
  • CFO
  • HCA / Tenet / Lifepoint
  • 1998 - 2008
  • Controller
  • Healthcare
  • 1991 - 1998
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Education

  • Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law
  • JD
  • 2008
  • University of Nevada-Las Vegas
  • MBA - Master of Business Administration
  • 1995
  • University of Nevada-Las Vegas
  • BS
  • 1991

Legal Cases

  • Dervas v. Taylor Health and Rehabilitation Center LLC
  • Settlement following partial summary judgment for Defendant

Associations

  • American Bar Association chapter
  • Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • Florida Bar
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Health Care Compliance Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Healthcare Financial Management Association
  • Member
  • 1996 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Publications

  • Capozzi Adler PC
  • Regulatory Updates for Nursing Homes
  • 2012
  • Capozzi Adler PC
  • Compliance Programs for Assisted Living Facilities
  • 2011

Speaking Engagements

  • Department of Health
  • Legality of Mandatory Flu Shots
  • 2013
  • Semi-annual conference
  • Compliance Programs and HIPAA
  • 2012
  • Penn State NHA Program
  • Nursing Home Licensing
  • 2012

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