Welcome to the Avvo page of Lori Vella.
Lori Vella has been an attorney for nearly 20 years. She practices Estate Planning (Wills, Trusts, Advanced Directives) in both Florida and New York. She is the creator of the #GetMyGuardian Guide (formerly Kid Care Package), a unique set of both legal and practical documents, that she created/compiled. She also authored The Live-On Project, a short book about writing letters to your children so that your spirit continues to live on in their lives, no matter what. Lori recently created a free Online Course Portal called Florida Lawyer Online. Find it on her website.
She is originally from Rochester, NY. She graduated from Albany Law School in 2000 (25th in her class out of a class of over 300 after the first year). She became a judicial law clerk for the Fifth District Court of Appeal from 2000-2002, with Judge Griffin.
She joined the Tampa law firm of Butler Pappas in 2003. She was a partner and attended hundreds of depositions, hearings and mediations. She felt the calling to start her own law firm in 2017 focusing on matters dear to her heart--the protection of assets for hard-working people and ensuring people set forth their wishes while they still can.
She is a first-generation Sicilian-American. She is an organic gardener and supporter of VISTA gardens, Board Member of the Carrollwood Players, BNI member, an avid reader, achieved Italian conversational fluency through self-study, and leads a local mom group in Tampa. Lori considers herself a Globetrotting Mom Lawyer. She loves traveling the world with her sidekick Gianni. He has been to Croatia, Italy, Australia, Switzerland, France, and Portugal.
Lori welcomes any Seinfeld trivia questions, any time--try to stump her! Message her to learn more about Wills, Trusts and protecting your kids. Available via video calls to all of Florida.
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