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Richard (“Rick”) Kantner, of The Kantner Law Firm, PL has been practicing law in Florida since 1993.  Rick is admitted to the Florida Bar (1993), Tennessee Bar, U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida, U.S. Supreme Court, and United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces. The firm’s practice focuses on wills, trusts, and estates, Elder Law, including Medicaid nursing home planning and Veterans Administration Benefits, asset protection and real estate.


Rick served on The Florida Bar 6th Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee (2008 – 2011 term), is a member of the Florida Bar Association (Elder Law section), National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA), Florida Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, St. Petersburg Bar Association, Clearwater Bar Association; Guardianship Association of Pinellas County, Attorneys’ Title Insurance Fund, Better Living for Seniors/Pinellas – Pasco Area Agency on Aging, is an Accredited VA Claims Attorney, and serves on the professional advisory board of Suncoast Hospice, Metropolitan Ministries Professional Advisory Counciel, Council of Excellence of the Bayfront Hospital Foundation, the Board of Directors of the Historic Old Northeast Neighborhood Association, and Board of Directors of Friends of the Sunshine Senior Center.  Offices in St. Petersburg, Palm Harbor, Lutz and Largo.


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Practice areas


  1. Estate Planning: 45%
    23 years
  2. Elder Law: 35%
    18 years
  3. Real Estate: 15%
    23 years
  4. Business: 5%
    23 years



Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

Attorney endorsements

4 total 

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    I frequently refer clients to Rick for estate planning and elder law because he is a highly competent, reliable and trustworthy lawyer. All clients I have referred to Rick have been extremely pleased. He is always professional and approachable in business settings, and he even devotes time to serving numerous charities and causes. I endorse Rick Kantner and will continue to refer clients to him.


    Amy Cuykendall Real estate Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

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    Rick is a well respected lawyer in our community, and is extremely knowledgeable in estate planning, probate/trust administration, Medicaid planning, and elder law. He is bright, hardworking, compassionate, and very personable with clients. Rick is a top notch lawyer and advocate, and I am confident referring clients to him, knowing that they will be well taken care of. I highly recommend this lawyer.


    Kenneth Keefe Real estate Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

The Kantner Law Firm, PL

31 Beach Drive, S.E.
Bayfront Tower
St. Petersburg, FL, 33701

The Kantner Law Firm

2134 Alt 19, Suite B
Palm Harbor, FL, 34683

The Kantner Law Firm, PL

36 Tropic Blvd., W.
Largo, FL



FLMember in Good Standing199306/19/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Sustained Excellence in US Estate PlanningAcquisition International2013
BV Distinguished RatedMartindale-HubbellN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
owner/principalThe Kantner Law Firm, PL2009 - Present
attorneyJoseph F. Pippen, Jr. & Associates, PL1993 - 2009
Association namePosition nameDuration
St. Petersburg Chamber of CommerceMember2013 - Present
United States Court of Appeals for the Armed ForcesLicensed to practice2013 - Present
Metropolitan MinistriesMember - Planned Giving Professional Advisory Council2013 - Present
Council of Neighborhood Associations - St. PetersburgMentor2012 - Present
Vinoy Business Alliancefounding member2011 - Present
Friends of the Sunshine Senior CenterMember - Board of Directors2011 - Present
Bayfront Hospital FoundationMember - Council of Excellence2010 - Present
Department of Veterans AffairsAccredited Claims Attorney2010 - Present
Old Republic National Title Insurance CompanyApproved Title Agent2010 - Present
St. Petersburg Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
Pinellas Guardianship Associationmember2009 - Present
Eldercare Matters Alliancemember2009 - Present
Better Living for Seniorsgeneral member and Public Relations committee member2009 - Present
Historic Old Northeast Neighborhood AssociationMember - Board of Directors2009 - Present
Suncoast Hospice Foundationmember - Professional Advisors Council2009 - Present
National Academy of Elder Law AttorneysMember2009 - Present
U.S. Supreme CourtMember2006 - Present
U.S. District Court - Middle District of FloridaMember2000 - Present
Attorney's Title Fund Services, LLCMember1994 - Present
Florida Bar Association, Elder Law SectionMember1993 - Present
Clearwater Bar AssociationMember1993 - Present
Florida Bar Association, Real Property, Probate & Trust LawMember1993 - Present
Council of Neighborhood Associationsmember - 2011 leadership class2011 - 2011
6th Judicial Circuit Bar Grievance Committeeattorney member2008 - 2011
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Regent University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1993
Carson-Newman CollegePolitical ScienceOther - Bachelors1988
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Last Man StandingEstate Planning2012
Florida Society of Accountants (CE credits)The New Florida Power of Attorney Act2011
Florida Society of Accountants (CE credits)Estate Planning 101; A Lifetime Process2010
2007 Financial Professionals ExpositionEstate Planning, Probate Avoidance and Asset Protection2007
Live personal-finance seminar2000 Money SenseN/A