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Walter B Shurden

Elder law Attorney at Clearwater, FL

5.0   5 reviews

also known as Walt Shurden Elder Law

  • Licensed for 25 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1998
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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

About Walter

Learn Walter’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Elder law
    Middle class asset protection by planning for Medicaid and VA benefits to help seniors and their families pay for needed personal care.

    26 years, 2,000 cases

  2. Estate planning
    Drafting a wide range of Wills, Trusts, Durable Powers of Attorney, Living Wills.

    26 years, 1,500 cases

  3. Probate
    Representation of Fiduciaries and beneficiaries in the settlement of Wills and Trusts.

    26 years, 300 cases

  4. Guardianship
    Representation of Incapacitated individuals and their court appointed fiduciary.

    20 years, 30 cases

At Walt Shurden Elder Law we are experienced and focused on the issues that arise when Floridians enter the later years of their lives. We have become the trusted source for expert legal advice that families need for their financial security and to protect their wealth for their loved ones in the future years to come.

We provide help to families of older or disabled Floridians. We specialize in Medicaid Eligibility, Fiduciary Trust Management, Veterans' Aid Planning, Irrevocable Trusts, and Estate Planning. By limiting our practice to areas of law effecting the elderly and disabled, we gain expertise and provide our client with a more complete understanding of their issues.


Walt Shurden Elder Law
611 Druid Road East
Suite 712
Clearwater, FL, 33756

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Posted by Michael | May 6, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Walter Shurden Elder Law.
Have been working with Walter and his team now for about 3 years on an estate for a cousin of mine that I am trustee of. Have found that Walter is very honest, knowledgeable and has been extremely helpful thru this entire process. His team is also exceptional. Would highly recommend him to anyone needing an elder care attorney.
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Posted by JOAN | February 26, 2020
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Elder Law HELP and he did.
I went to Walter Shurden’s office to get help with knowing what to do because my husband was in a nursing home and I and the family were no longer able to care for him. Walt as he likes to be called, was VERY efficient in putting me at easy and helping me down the path that I needed to go. His efficient office girls Neelam (paralegal) and Jennifer Ake took my calls to bring me up to date on the ongoing case. Since I am a worry wart, the office girls were assuring and informative. Thank you girls and Walt.
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Posted by anonymous | October 31, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
excellent experience
My husband and I worked with Walter Shurden to establish a plan for distribution of our assets and future health care. After a detailed review of our complicated family situation, asking pertinent questions about our priorities and goals and offering options he prepared a revocable trust, wills and medical directives for us. Once the estate plan was established he offered any future services that might be necessary to update or change the plan or to meet with family members to give an overview of the plan. Mr. Shurden is an insightful, detail oriented estate planning attorney who we felt had our best interest at heart.
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Posted by Jill | October 27, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Settled my parent's estate efficiently
I hired Walter Shurden and his team to help me settle my parent's estate. He and his team were efficient and helpful at a difficult time. Settling the estate included distributing ownership of my parent's condo in Florida. My sister, brother, and I all lived outside of Florida at the time. Walter's team made it easy for me to buy my sister and brother out of the condo and close the estate in a reasonable amount of time. Thank you for your help.
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Posted by Elizabeth | September 12, 2015
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| Consulted Attorney
Excellent Lawyer for Medicaid
We went to Walter to help us navigate the medicaid process for our mother. He was excellent!! Kind, efficient, smart. We had a free consult and he provided us with the answers we needed. In a time of crisis for us, he made a difficult process effortless. We had heard horror stories of Florida lawyers taking advantage of people. Walter is honest, forthright and easy to talk with, in short, we HIGHLY RECOMMEND HIM!!
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  • Hourly Rates $ 190-325 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.3 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Walt Shurden Elder Law
  • 2000 - 2016
  • Associate
  • Wilson, Ford & Lovelace, P.A.
  • 1998 - 2000


  • Mercer University - Walter F. George School of Law
  • 1988


  • Academy of Florida Elder Law Attorneys
  • Chair of Website Committee
  • 2017 - Present
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Florida Bar, Elder Law Section
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • Clearwater Bar Association
  • member
  • 1999 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Board Certified Elder Law
  • Florida Bar
  • 2005


  • The Guardian Angel
  • Florida Homestead: Did You Know?
  • 2017

Speaking Engagements

  • St. Petersburg College
  • Trust Creation
  • 2016

Attorney endorsements

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Given (6)
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Elder law Attorney | Sep 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Walt has extensive experience in protecting the assets of Floridians."