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I have been a resident of Pinellas county since 1977 and have been practicing law here for over 20 years. I founded Special Needs Lawyers, PA to serve individuals and families with any form of disability, from the youngest to the eldest. We help with long term care planning, asset protection and navigating the complex world of programs available.


Practice areas


  1. Elder Law: 100%



Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Walter B Shurden

    I endorse this lawyer. Travis is a very good elder law attorney whith particular knowledge in special needs trust. I have had many successul cases where my clients joined a special needs trusts that for which Travis served as co-trustee.


    Walter Shurden Elder law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Jack M. Rosenkranz

    I have known Travis Finchum for a very long time and have always been impressed with his tireless efforts to educate lawyers on special needs and government benefits. He is a lawyers lawyer and respected locally, statewide and nationally. His kindness and caring nature is known by all who deal with him.


    Jack Rosenkranz Elder law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Special Needs Lawyers, PA
901 Chestnut St Ste C
Clearwater, FL, 33756


FLMember in Good Standing199606/19/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Board CertificationFlorida Bar2002
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PresidentSpecial Needs Lawyers, PA2012 - Present
PartnerKarol, Hausman, Sosnik & Finchum, LLP1997 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Florida Bar, Board of Legal Specialization and EducationCommittee Member and Former Chair2011 - Present
Academy of Special Needs PlannersN/A2010 - Present
Florida Bar, Elder Law Section, Special Needs Trust CommitteeChair2008 - Present
National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (Florida chapter)member1997 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of LawN/AJD - Juris DoctorN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Public BenefitsAdvanced Strategies Using Special Needs Trusts2010