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Ed Spinks

Wills and living wills Attorney at Tampa, FL

5.0   2 reviews

also known as T. Edmund Spinks, Tonald Edmund Spinks

  • State Years
    Florida - FL 23 years
    Hawaii - HI 20 years
  • Licensed for 23 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2000
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 20 years
    State HI
    Acquired 2003
    Inactive No misconduct found

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

About Ed

Learn Ed’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Medicaid and medicare
    As government health insurance programs, there are many regulations which govern the Medicaid and Medicare programs. If you or a loved one are entering a nursing home or assisted living facility we help explain Medicaid and Medicare benefits.

  2. Wills and living wills
    A Last Will and Testament dictates the way that that your assets will be distributed and utilized following your death. A Living Will states your wishes regarding life support in the event that you are in a vegetative state or irreversible coma.

  3. Probate
    Guiding families through the probate process (summary, formal or ancillary) after the death of a loved one. Ensuring the loved ones estate is properly distributed to the beneficiaries.

  4. Trusts
    Providing for financial needs of family members and children with disabilities through use of the Able Act and Special Needs Trusts.

The Spinks Law Firm provides timely counsel and advise and help families preserve resources by helping with:

  • Wills & Trusts (including Special Needs Trust)
  • Guardianship and Powers of Attorney
  • Real Estate Transactions
  • Urgent Medicaid Application & Planning
  • VA Benefits Application & Planning
  • Probate


T. Edmund Spinks is retried from the USMC, wtih over 25 years of military service. He is a member of the following orginaizations.

Professional Memberships:

  • Federal Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Florida & Hawaii Bar Associations
  • National & Florida Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA)
  • Florida Bar Elder Law, Real Property, Probate & Trust Sections
  • Elder/Wealth Counsel
  • Counsel of Parents Attorneys and Advocates (COPAA)
  • Wrightslaw Boot Camp Special Education Advocate
  • Hillsborough County Superintendent Advisory Counsel for the Education of Students with Disabilities (President)


  • Special Education Advocacy Certification, William & Mary Law School
  • Juris Doctorate, Florida State University
  • Graduate, Navel Justice School
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of South Florida
  • Associate of Arts, Hillsborough Community College

Personal Interests:
Ed Spinks is an attorney and retired officer of the U.S. Marine Corps. He has been practicing law nationally and in the State of Florida for over 20 years. He resides in Tampa, Florida and enjoys volunteering for the YMCA where he assists with soccer and gymnastics. He is also a member and supporter of the VFW, DAV and Hillsborough County Parent Teacher Association.

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Spinks Law Firm
2801 W. Busch Blvd
Ste 200
Tampa, FL, 33618
Spinks Law Firm
3632 Land O’ Lakes Boulevard
Land O’ Lakes, FL, 34639
Spinks Law Firm
T. Edmund Spinks, Esq.
713 Lithia Pinecrest Rd
Brandon, FL, 33511
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Posted by Teresa | April 25, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very professional and attentive
Ed paid attention to my specific needs and wishes. He is very knowledgeable and understanding. I am very happy with the work he did for me.
Posted by Karen Ell | June 12, 2010
My standard for recommending a lawyer to someone is whether I would personally refer a family member or friend to him or her. I have referred many potential clients to Ed Spinks without hesitation and will continue - He is incredibly hardworking, sharp, tough, no nonsense and most importantly a straight shooter - those are qualities I would want if I had someone handling a legal matter for me!!
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  • Free Consultation 15 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Spinks Law Firm
  • 2007 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Martinez Odom Law Group
  • 2011 - 2011
  • Associate
  • Scarborough and Rugh Law Offices
  • 2004 - 2007
  • Marine/Attorney
  • United States Marine Corps
  • 2000 - 2011
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  • William & Mary Law Institute of Special Education Advocacy
  • Certificate Speical Education Advocacy
  • 2013
  • The Florida State University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2000
  • University of South Florida
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1997

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Case results are prohibited by the Fla Bar


  • ElderCounsel
  • Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • Florida Bar, Education Law Committee
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Tampa Bay Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Florida Justice Association (Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers)
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • Hawaii State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • Florida Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • Florida Bar, Elder Law Section
  • Member
  • 2014 - 2015
  • Florida Bar, Military Affairs Committee
  • Vice Chair
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Florida Bar, Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section
  • Member
  • 2011 - 2015
  • Florida Bar, Military Affairs Committee
  • Member
  • 2008 - 2014
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Certificate of Meritorious Service to the Legal Profession
  • Florida Bar
  • 2014
  • Outstanding Service
  • The Fund / Old Republic Nat'l Title Ins Co
  • 2013
  • Pro Bono Service Award
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association
  • 2011
  • Pro Bono Service Award
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association
  • 2010
  • Outstanding Pro Bono Service Award
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association
  • 2009
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution Award
  • Florida State University College of Law
  • 1997
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Speaking Engagements

  • Florida Bar
  • Military Law Symposium
  • 2013
  • Veterans Law Accreditation Training 2011
  • VA - DIC
  • 2011
  • Veterans' Law Accreditation Traning 2009
  • Dependency and Indemnity Compensation
  • 2009
  • Veteran Benefits Workshop
  • Veteran Benefit Appeals Procedure
  • 2008
  • Home Health Care Seminar
  • Legal Aspects of Health Care Documentation
  • 2007
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Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (9)
Endorse Ed
Military law Attorney | Jun 24
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Over the years I have worked with Mr. Spinks on Legal Education projects with great success. Thoughtful and clear information."
Military law Attorney | Oct 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Car accident Attorney | Feb 17
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Ed Spinks is an outstanding lawyer who cares deeply about his clients. Ed is a respected member of the Tampabay legal community. Mr. Spinks keeps current on legal decisions, trends in the law and technology. He always has time to help a colleague or member of the public and always has something valuable to offer. If you need an answer to a question or legal representation, you cannot do better than Ed Spinks."
Military law Attorney | Oct 10
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have worked opposite Ed on several Military Law matters. He has always been well prepared and is a skilled and effective advocate. Ed has been fair and ethical in all of our dealings and he works very hard for his clients."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 02
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Ed Spinks is an outstanding lawyer. He knows the law, and can present a case with great skill. He is a hard worker, true advocate and I would recommend without hesitation hiring Ed Spinks if you need a great lawyer. I endorse Ed without reservation, and would not hesitate to hire him to represent me in an injury claim."