|FL||Member in Good Standing||1993||01/30/2017|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Sustained Excellence in US Estate Planning||Acquisition International||2013|
|BV Distinguished Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||N/A|
|owner/principal||The Kantner Law Firm, PL||2009 - Present|
|attorney||Joseph F. Pippen, Jr. & Associates, PL||1993 - 2009|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces||Licensed to practice||2013 - Present|
|Metropolitan Ministries||Member - Planned Giving Professional Advisory Council||2013 - Present|
|Vinoy Business Alliance||founding member||2011 - Present|
|Old Republic National Title Insurance Company||Approved Title Agent||2010 - Present|
|St. Petersburg Bar Association||Member||2010 - Present|
|Department of Veterans Affairs||Accredited Claims Attorney||2010 - Present|
|Eldercare Matters Alliance||member||2009 - Present|
|Suncoast Hospice Foundation||member - Professional Advisors Council||2009 - Present|
|National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys||Member||2009 - Present|
|U.S. Supreme Court||Member||2006 - Present|
|U.S. District Court - Middle District of Florida||Member||2000 - Present|
|Attorney's Title Fund Services, LLC||Member||1994 - Present|
|Florida Bar Association, Elder Law Section||Member||1993 - Present|
|Florida Bar Association, Real Property, Probate & Trust Law||Member||1993 - Present|
|Clearwater Bar Association||Member||1993 - Present|
|St. Petersburg Chamber of Commerce||Member||2013 - 2016|
|Council of Neighborhood Associations - St. Petersburg||Mentor||2012 - 2014|
|Council of Neighborhood Associations||member - 2011 leadership class||2011 - 2011|
|Friends of the Sunshine Senior Center||Member - Board of Directors||2011 - 2014|
|Bayfront Hospital Foundation||Member - Council of Excellence||2010 - 2014|
|Better Living for Seniors||general member and Public Relations committee member||2009 - 2012|
|Historic Old Northeast Neighborhood Association||Member - Board of Directors||2009 - 2015|
|Pinellas Guardianship Association||member||2009 - 2015|
|6th Judicial Circuit Bar Grievance Committee||attorney member||2008 - 2011|
|Regent University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1993|
|Carson Newman University||Political Science||Bachelor of Arts||1988|
|Last Man Standing||Estate Planning||2012|
|Florida Society of Accountants (CE credits)||The New Florida Power of Attorney Act||2011|
|Florida Society of Accountants (CE credits)||Estate Planning 101; A Lifetime Process||2010|
|2007 Financial Professionals Exposition||Estate Planning, Probate Avoidance and Asset Protection||2007|
|Live personal-finance seminar||2000 Money Sense||N/A|
Posted by Amy
I have referred clients to Rick Kantner, and all have been extremely pleased with his work. Rick is professional, diligent and thorough, and he is an excellent communicator. I am immensely confident in Rick and will continue to refer clients to him in the future.
Posted by Alison
Mr. Kantner represented me approximately eight months ago when a former employer began harassing me. The harrasment escalated to stalking and a restraining order/ injunction was required after the employer entered my property, stole mail and other items and began sending threatening emails.
Shortly after the injunction was put into place, the employer put forth a motion to have it completely dissolved. At that hearing, Mr. Kantner did such an excellent job of cross-examining the defense's experts and witnesses that not only was the injunction upheld, but the judge actually added five additional years to the order.
During the entire case, Mr. Kantner was always very responsive to questions and concerns, and made himself available to discuss teh case.
I highly recommend him to anyone looking for an attorney to represent them.
Posted by David
Rick has helped me with various legal matters, including my real estate planning and real estate transactions for the last 15 years. He has always been extremely thorough, responsive, professional, knowledgeable, and has the highest ethics. I whole-heartedly recommend Attorney Kantner!
Amy Cuykendall, Real estate Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
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.
Kenneth Keefe, Real estate Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
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.