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Elizabeth Dianne Moneymaker

Estate planning Attorney at Saint Petersburg, FL

5.0   15 reviews

also known as Liz Moneymaker

  • State Years
    Florida - FL 19 years
    Georgia - GA 23 years
    Missouri - MO 27 years
  • Licensed for 19 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2004
    Status
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 23 years
    State GA
    Acquired 2000
    Status
    Inactive Member in Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 27 years
    State MO
    Acquired 1996
    Status
    Inactive No misconduct found

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

About Elizabeth

Learn Elizabeth’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. Estate planning
    40%
    All areas of Estate Planning for ALL people. Our family will help your family.

  2. Medicaid and medicare
    30%
    Helping clients protect their assets and qualify for Medicaid to cover nursing home expenses.

  3. Probate
    30%

My practice focuses on helping families, seniors and caregivers prepare for the future. This includes Estate Planning, Probate & Trust Administration, Medicaid Planning and Asset Protection, and Disability/Special Needs Planning. Having gone through the process of helping my own aging parents, I understand the issues facing our elderly population and their families. My firm is here to be your advocate and advisor.

I know that by the time you get to the point you are hiring an attorney, you are either serious about planning, or you are in a crisis situation. My firm has the tools to help you with either situation: compassionately, responsively, and with more than 24 years of legal experience behind me.

I am a licensed attorney in Missouri, Georgia, and Florida. I have practiced law for more than 20 years in both the United States Army as a Judge Advocate General (JAG) and as a civilian litigator.

A bit about my career:

I received both my undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Kansas. I was born and raised in the Midwest and still find the values of hard work, loyalty, and my word as my bond to be my guiding forces.

After I graduated law school, I served on active duty with the Army as a JAG for more than four years. During that time, I served as a legal assistance attorney, administrative law attorney, a military prosecutor and Special Assistant U.S. Attorney, and finally as Chief, International and Criminal Law Division, Third United States Army. After leaving active duty, I continued to serve the JAG Corps as a reserve officer. I served as the Deputy Staff Judge Advocate for the 335th Theater Signal Command, where I was mobilized and deployed overseas in support of Operations Enduring and Iraqi Freedom for two years. I proudly wear my Bronze Star from that period of service and find no higher honor than serving other veterans and their families.

When I left active duty, I became a civilian litigator, where I zealously defended individuals and businesses who were being sued. While this area of law was enjoyable and rewarding for many years, I realized after helping my parents navigate the difficulties of long term care, Medicaid, and Medicare, that there was an immense need for trained professionals to advocate for families faced with the same challenges.

I couldn’t be happier with this choice. Every day I am fortunate to help people like you. Whether it’s figuring out your estate plan, making the difficult choice to file for guardianship, probating a loved one’s estate, paying for nursing home care, ensuring a special needs child or adult has a care plan in place, or looking out for our nation’s veterans, I am here for you.

Photos and videos

Family taking care of Family!
FB&M's booth at the 2018 St. Pete Pride Festival
Serving in Iraq as a JAG circa 2003.

Location

Ferrari, Butler & Moneymaker, PLLC
3833 Central Ave
Suite 206
Saint Petersburg, FL, 33713
Ferrari, Butler & Moneymaker, PLLC
714 Manatee Ave East
Suite C (Carlson Meissner Suite)
Bradenton, FL, 34208
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Reviews

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Posted by Diane | February 10, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Would Recommend Again and Again!
Liz Moneymaker restated my family's living trust when we moved to Florida. We were extremely satisfied with the process from beginning to end due to Liz's reassuring demeanor, expertise, patience, attention to detail, and the organized, comprehensive final product completed by Liz and her staff. Plus, she's been there for us as needed in the years following. We sure made a good choice in attorneys, and can confidently recommend her services to others.
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Posted by Cheryl | February 21, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Estate Planning
I had no idea what to expect upon meeting the lawyer for the first time nor was I sure about the questions that I should ask. However, I was extremely comfortable and confident after meeting with her. She put my mind at ease and addressed any concerns that I had. I have total trust and confidence in her and highly recommend her. She has my utmost respect.
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Posted by Kim | January 8, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A True Professional
Liz Moneymaker is a true professional. She was helpful, informative, and provided timely responses to all of our questions. We appreciated her positive attitude, exceptional knowledge of the law, and her ability plainly explain the process of setting up our will. We could not imagine being in better hands and would highly recommend her to anyone.
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Response from Elizabeth Moneymaker January 9, 2020
Thank you so much for the kind words. It was a pleasure helping your family. If you need anything in the future, you know how to reach me. ;)
Posted by Michelle | January 5, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Simple Will
Contacted Elizabeth Moneymaker to draw up a will for my husband and I, we have been putting it off for a while, but this was such an easy and quick will. Elizabeth is very professional, personable and made this so simple, her explanations were easy to understand and makes me wonder why I waited. Thank you for the great job Elizabeth.
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Posted by Gary | April 29, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Sales VP
Liz provided expertise in creating living wills, powers of Atty and a trust for my wife and I It was performed quickly and provided us the security we needed.
Posted by Lee | April 8, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
wonderful service, great personality
We had our wills done along with a trust and a few other things. She talked us through everything, making suggestions and letting us know all of our choices throughout the process. Will use her again for any legal matters.
Posted by Mackenzie | December 1, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent lawyer
Liz has helped me on a couple different occasions, with a couple different types of cases. She is incredibly knowledgeable, asks the right questions to facilitate the appropriate course of action, and is very prompt and courteous with her communication. I have referred friends and family to her, and each has been highly impressed. I am very thankful for Liz!!
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Posted by Shawn | November 26, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Super knowledgeable and friendly!
My wife and I were looking for an attorney to help us navigate the world of estate planning and a colleague wholeheartedly recommended Liz. We are so glad she did because even though we had little familiarity with estate planning, Liz’s friendly, warm demeanor immediately made us feel at ease and confident about our decisions. We hired her on the spot! Liz did an excellent job helping explain the various documents in a language we understood so we could make the best decisions. One of the things we really appreciated (and respected) about working with Liz is we felt like she always gave us advice that was in our best interest, as opposed to selling us more than we needed. We would recommend Liz Moneymaker without reservations!
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Posted by Jeff | August 22, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A great experience
We hired Liz Moneymaker to handle our family's Guardianship case. Liz navigated us through the process with ease and it felt like we had a family member working for us. Her communication to us was thorough and she returned emails promptly. She was able to get us everything we had asked of her from the court. We would certainly use Liz again if the need arises.
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Posted by Geri | August 16, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Choice
My Husband and I hired Liz to help get our Mother's financial and health care affairs in order. She was extremely helpful with explaining the ins and outs of a Power of Attorney as well as a Living Will to Mom in a easily understood manner. We were very pleased with the fact that she was so patient and willing to explain things to Mom and make sure that she had a good understanding of everything involved and was comfortable in making informed decisions. We will definitely be coming back to Liz when we do our own arrangements.
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Posted by Michelle | July 19, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
1000% YES!
Rarely does anyone want to retain an attorney. However, life happens and occasionally it is necessary. When life called, I was fortunate to have found Attorney Liz Moneymaker. My initial reaction after speaking with Liz was of relief, because I knew she was the right lawyer for me. She’s smart, professional, reliable, prompt and a winner. It is not often I recommend professionals when so much is at stake for an individual – but I highly recommend Liz and the firm 1000%!
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Posted by Brenda | July 19, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Estate Planning
I would highly recommend Attorney Liz Moneymaker. The professionalism, compassion, excellent service and attention to detail in walking me through the estate planning process was impressive and appreciated. She and her staff made the process bearable (and actually pleasant) with their patience and kindness. They were always available to promptly assist me in any way needed. Thank you
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Posted by Larry | July 16, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Liz did a great job for us.
We were very satisfied with Liz. She was concerned about our spending too much money for her services. She was attentive to our concerns and needs. Most of all she was pleasant and friendly. She was actually referred to us by another very competent attorney. Liz was successful in getting an insurance company to pay a higher amount than the policy limit. I'm not sure how, but it made us quite happy. I would recommend Liz to anyone.
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Posted by Felicia | July 13, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Liz takes the "scary" out of hiring a lawyer
I found myself in a very unexpected situation and was referred to Liz. She took what was to me a very daunting non-compete agreement, broke each part down in layman's terms and provided great counsel to craft revisions that I could live with. During the entire process I felt comfortable, never intimidated and in the end, victorious. I have referred several friends and colleagues to Liz and will hire her again without hesitation.
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Posted by ANDRE | July 5, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend
We were referred to Ms. Moneymaker to organize and finalize our estate planning. She accomplished exactly what we wanted in a very efficient and reasonably priced manner.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 250-400 per hour
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Dine, Pino & Moneymaker
  • 2016 - 2017
  • Partner
  • Dickinson & Gibbons
  • 2008 - 2015
  • Attorney
  • Law Office of Bohdan Neswiacheny
  • 2005 - 2008
  • Staff Attorney
  • Liberty Mutual Insurance Group
  • 2001 - 2005
  • Judge Advocate
  • United States Army
  • 1987 - 2010
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Education

  • University of Kansas School of Law
  • law
  • 1996

Associations

  • Pinellas County Florida Association for Women Lawyers (PFAWL)
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • Pinellas County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Central Florida Gay and Lesbian Law Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Retired Judge Advocate Association
  • 2009 - Present
  • Florida Association for Women Lawyers (Manatee County chapter)
  • Former President
  • 2006 - Present
  • Manatee County Bar Association
  • Board of Directors
  • 2005 - Present
  • Florida Bar, Grievance Committee
  • Former Chair
  • 2011 - 2013
  • Florida Defense Lawyers Association
  • 2008 - 2015
  • Sarasota County Bar Association
  • 2005 - 2018
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Rated Preeminent
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • SuperLawyers
  • Florida Trend Magazine
  • 2018

Speaking Engagements

  • Westminster Speaker Series
  • Elder Law
  • 2019
  • Speaker Series
  • Guardian Advocacy
  • 2019

Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (2)
Endorse Elizabeth
Elder law Attorney | Aug 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Liz Moneymaker is an excellent attorney, with strong trial skills and empathy for her clients. She knows the law and how to get good results. She's an asset to our legal community. I wholeheartedly recommend Liz as a guardianship attorney and in related litigation matters."
Guardianship Attorney | Aug 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Liz for years. She is a wonderful person and a great advocate for her clients. She works hard to do the very best she can for her clients. She is active in her community and enjoys supporting local charities. I highly recommend her."
Elder law Attorney | Jul 15
Relationship: Co-worker
"It is truly an honor and privilege to work alongside Liz as my law partner. She possesses outstanding legal skills and extraordinary compassion which makes her a highly effective advocate for our elderly and special needs clients and their families."
Elder law Attorney | Jul 06
Relationship: Co-worker
"I’m honored to call Liz my law partner. She is a strong advocate and caring soul who combines her many years of experience and knowledge to improve the lives of clients in our community. I wholeheartedly endorse her."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 16
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have worked with Liz both as opposing counsel and have used her for assistance in a guardianship matter. In both instances, I found her to be extremely professional and competent. I would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone I know."
Unknown Attorney | May 28
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
General practice Attorney | Aug 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Elizabeth is passionate and energetic about her work and is dedicated to her clients."
Insurance Attorney | May 08
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I had the opportunity to have a case against Attorney Moneymaker and found her to have the highest ethical standards and mastery of the law. She is an excellent legal advocate whose skills are best seen in a courtroom. I had the opportunity to also work with Elizabeth in the Community and admire her dedication to the organizations that she supports."
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Saint Petersburg Estate planning Lawyer Elizabeth Dianne Moneymaker
Elizabeth Dianne Moneymaker
Estate planning Attorney
Saint Petersburg, FL
Licensed for 27 years