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Russell Robert Winer

Probate Attorney at Saint Petersburg, FL

5.0   15 reviews
  • Licensed for 38 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1985
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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About Russell

Learn Russell’s areas of practice.

I have helped families resolve Estate, Trust, Guardianship, and litigation matters since 1985. Please contact me on my toll free line: if I may be able to help you. The initial conference is free.


In addition to the State of Florida, I am also admitted to the bar of the following Courts: 

  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida 1986
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit 1986
  • U.S. Tax Court 1986
  • U.S. Claims Court 1987
  • U.S. Court of Military Appeals 1987
  • U.S. Supreme Court 1991
  • U.S. Court of International Trade 2001


Russell R. Winer, Attorney-at-Law
1017 9th Ave N
Saint Petersburg, FL, 33705
Tampa office
806 N Armenia Ave
Tampa, FL, 33609
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Posted by Regina | April 3, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Blackmon Estate
Attorney Winer was very knowledgeable. He handle my uncle's probate case. My uncle didn't leave a will and I needed to have Mr. Winer handle the proceedings. He was able to conduct it in a reasonable time. I would highly recommend this attorney.
Posted by Laura | June 13, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Knowledgeable, responsive, and most of all caring.
Mr. Winer has handled trust and estate issues for my parents, and for my husband and myself. He has drawn up our wills and other legal documents. When my husband died suddenly he assisted me every step of the way, including probate, transferring copyrights and royalties, and more. Mr. Winer was responsive to my every need, getting back to me quickly whenever I had a question or concern. I honestly do not know how I would have gotten through that difficult period without him. Not only is he incredibly knowledgeable about elder law, he is a truly kind and caring individual.
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Posted by Ernestine | December 15, 2016
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Very glad that we found Russel
Being from Germany, going through probate in Florida can be quite challenging. We were so glad that we found Russel, who not only took care of everything for a fair and fixed price, but also was always reachable for every and all questions we had. It was such a relief for us, that he took care of it all. Thank you so much Russel!
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Posted by Paul | December 13, 2016
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Made the probate process very painless
Mr Winer help with the probate application on my late uncle's estate. This was complicated by currently living in the UK however the whole process went without a hitch thanks to Mr Winer.
Posted by Chris | September 22, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Value - Answered All My Questions - Would Recommend
I contacted Mr. Winer about getting a property through probate that I was purchasing. I didn't realize probate was needed until the property was under contract. Mr Winer was a pleasure working with, he answered all my questions and he even gave me some advice on a couple other real estate related questions. I called a few other attorneys and his fees were very reasonable.
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Posted by William | June 19, 2015
Extremely Knowledgeable, Professional, and Compassionate
Russell came highly recommended to me for help in a probate matter in Florida. It was a very difficult time, but Russell was there for me every step of the way. He is an extremely knowledgeable, dependable and compassionate person and not only took care of all legal matters right away, but continually kept me updated on the process. I could not have asked for more and am truly grateful to him for all his help and understanding.
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Posted by Richard James | June 29, 2014
knowledgable, comfortable
Wrote to Mr. Winer with a real estate related question. He answered back quickly. We hired him to attend to it. He quickly sent documents which we filed and all is well. Could not have done better. Richard James
Posted by Lori | December 6, 2013
The Perfect Attorney - Honest, Fair, Expert, Dedicated, Relentless
Finding Russell was the best thing that could have happened to me during a difficult and complicated time. I had a very unique probate situation with many twists and turns along the way. When I explained my situation to him he knew exactly what to do within 15 minutes time. He immediately set my mind at ease and was sensitive to every aspect of the case. What seemed to be an insurmountable task became a plan of action and we trudged through it relentlessly. He handled my case from a thousand miles away and always kept me informed. He was always quick to respond to my questions and I never had to wonder or worry unnecessarily. Russell is an expert in his field and a genuine and fair human being. I hold him in the highest regard and would recommend him to anyone. If I ever need an attorney in the future he will be the first person I call. Thank you so much, Russell!
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Posted by anonymous | November 15, 2012
Great Probate Attorney
For anyone having a probate matter in Florida, I would highly recommend Attorney Russell Winer. In my own case, I needed to probate the home and car my mother had left me. Other attorneys I spoke to had made it sound complicated, not to mention expensive. So it was a relief when Russell made it clear that I actually had a pretty simple case. Not only that, he was willing to do it for almost half of what other attorneys were asking. I had my doubts if a lawyer several counties over could handle everything. But in the end the distance was never an issue. And with the case now behind me, I feel very fortunate to have found Attorney Winer. Thanks for everything Russell!
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Posted by anonymous | June 5, 2011
Extremely Helpful
Attorney Russell Winer has helped my family with a few matters. I am grateful for his service and would recommend Russell to anyone in Florida needing services such as those he offers. Russell is attentive, professional and takes care of matters in a timely fashion.
Posted by Jim | March 28, 2011
EXCELLENT RATING--Russell R. Winer, Attorney-at-Law
When attempting to complete the disbursal of my father's estate in Florida from out of state, I tried several attorneys in the Orlando area. None of them were very responsive, so I contacted Russell R. Winer, Attorney-at-Law, even though his office is not physically located in the Orlando area. It turned out to be a most fortuitous decision. Mr. Winer did a tremendous job!!! He worked through an equitable settlement with two siblings from my father's first marriage. He kept us informed, guided us through the probate process, and brought about a successful outcome. I would highly recommend his services to anyone looking for an attorney in the state of Florida.
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Posted by Bill | March 24, 2011
Solid and Responsive
After our father passed away recently in Florida, we quickly needed to find an estate/probate lawyer who could help us. After reviewing lots of websites and ratings and sending inquiries out to lots of different law firms, we chose Russell because he was clearly an expert in this field, and was very responsive and economical. He is very informative and straightforward, and was able to process our probate much quicker than we had expected. Overall, we've been very satisfied with his services, and we highly recommend him.
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Posted by anonymous | March 24, 2011
Excellent Probate Attorney - Quick Resolution
Mr. Winer's quick action after I contacted him helped me acquire the basic information necessary to understand my rights in Florida. He quickly learned through filings and investigation all facts and moved immediately to preserve all assets to which I was entitled. His explanations were reasonable and clear. Within a very short time-frame, my claim was resolved with the best possible result.
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Posted by Jeffrey | March 23, 2011
good experiences with this lawyer
Used Russell for a couple of issues like my mother's estate and also transferring a timeshare. Reasonable prices, prompt, professional. Would highly recommend based on my experiences.
Posted by Greg | February 8, 2011
A truly satisfied client.
Attorney Russell Winer helped us navigate the tedious maze of legal procedures and Summary Administration documents after the loss of our mom. Although my mom's estate was based in Southeast Florida, the process proceeded smoothly and Russelll kept us updated on a regular basis. He thouroughly eplained the steps in the process and always had timely repsonses to our questions and concerns. He has a very high level of expertise in probate and estate law and we highly recommend him to other clients.
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Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Law Office of Russell Winer
  • 1985 - Present


  • University of Oregon School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1985
  • University of Maryland, College Park
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1982

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Geraci v. Sunstar EMS 37 Fla. L. Weekly D1545 (Fla. 2d DCA June 27, 2012)
  • Favorable
  • System One Southeast, Inc. v. Avery Dennison Corp., 704 So.2d 665 (Fla.App. 2 Dist., 1997)
  • Favorable
  • Key v. Allstate Ins. Co., 90 F.3d 1546 (C.A.11 (Fla.), 1996)
  • Favorable


  • Florida Bar Association, Elder Law Section
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Florida Bar Association, Real Property, Probate, and Trust Law
  • Member
  • N/A

Honors and Awards

  • 2010 National Negotiation Competition Judge
  • American Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division
  • 2010


  • Greater Tampa Realtor® News
  • Summary Administration - a fast way to clear title problems
  • 1998

Speaking Engagements

  • Seminar for Insurance Claims Personnel
  • Legal Issues
  • 2012
  • Legally Speaking
  • guardianship law
  • 1995
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Attorney endorsements

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Probate Attorney | Nov 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Russell is awesome, I am an attorney and my office is next door to Mr. Winer's. I needed something notarized and I walked over to see if he had a notary at his office. Within 5 minutes I was amazed by Mr. Winer's probate knowledge and desire to help others. I would definitely recommend him for anything related to his practice areas of Inheritance and Guardianship."
Estate planning Attorney | Jun 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I've known Russell for several years as a fellow attorney in St. Petersburg and have worked with him on a couple of client matters. I have found his knowledge and skills to be superior."
Probate Attorney | Jan 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Russ for over 15 years, he is thoughtful in his approach and effective in his work."
Probate Attorney | Sep 08
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer's work. I have worked with Russ on two separate files and can unqualifiedly endorse his efficiency, intelligence and professionalism. He is an excellent and ethical lawyer."
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