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About me

For over 30 years, I have assisted individuals and families in meeting their estate and personal planning needs through wills, living trusts, and advance directives.  I am an experienced trial attorney, prepared to represent my clients in will contest and undue influence litigation.

I provide legal advice and representation regarding:

  • Estate Planning

  • Probate Estate Administration

  • Living Trusts

  • Wills

  • Advanced Directives

  • Guardianship

  • Domestic Partners Planning

  • Will Contests

  • Trust Litigation

  • Personal Injury

  • Wrongful Death


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Practice areas


  1. Estate Planning: 20%
    38 years
  2. Guardianship: 20%
    38 years
  3. Wills: 20%
    38 years
  4. Trusts: 20%
    38 years
  5. Probate: 20%
    38 years



Free consultation (45 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Leticia L Valdes

    I had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Putney when we were both volunteering our time in the community serving as members of a Board of Directors. Mr. Putney is knowledgeable and dedicated and I recommend and endorse him without reservation.


    Leticia Valdes Car accident Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

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    I have litigated estate and guardianship matters, both with and against Lou Putney for over 25 years. Lou is an excellent attorney with the highest ethical standards. He has handled many novel and difficult cases, obtaining very good results for his clients. Lou is very knowledgeable in the field of estates, trusts and guardianships, with a wealth of knowledge gained over many years of practice. I frequently refer clients to Lou Putney because I know they will be in good hands. I endorse this lawyer.


    James La Russa General practice Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter


FLMember in Good Standing197706/20/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Rated since 1982Martindale-Hubbell2011
2010 Outstanding Pro Bono Service Case Referral Panel AwardHillsborough County Bar Association2010
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
N/ALouis D. Putney, Attorney at Law1978 - Present
Assistant State AttorneyHillsborough County State Attorney's Office1977 - 1978
Association namePosition nameDuration
Florida Bar, Real Property, Probate and Trust Law SectionMember1996 - Present
Hillsborough County Bar Association, Elder Law SectionMember1994 - Present
Florida Bar, Probate Law CommitteeMember1983 - Present
Hillsborough County Bar AssociationMember1977 - Present
Florida BarMember1977 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Bowdoin v. RinnierObtained reversal of Probate Court on Appeal.
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Publication nameTitleDate
Domestic Partner's Legal PlanningHealth, Separation and Estate Planning for Domestic Partners2010
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1977
University of FloridaEconomicsBA - Bachelor of Arts1974
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Wills, Trusts, & Charitable GivingWills, Trusts, & Charitable Giving2011
Wills, Trusts & Advanced DirectivesEstate Planning2010
Estate Planning for Domestic PartnersEstate Planning for Domestic Partners2010