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Kevin Pillion

Elder law Attorney at Sarasota, FL

5.0   70 reviews

Licensed for 31 years

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Kevin Pillion is a certified elder law attorney (CELA®) by the National Elder Law Foundation, as accredited by the American Bar Association.  Kevin is the Founder of the Life Planning Law Firm in Sarasota County, Florida, with offices in downtown Sarasota and North Port, Florida. 

Kevin received his Juris Doctorate from Georgetown University Law Center and has been practicing law since 1990. He is a member of The Florida Bar, Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants, American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys, National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, NAtional Elder Law Foundation, Florida Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Life Care Planning Law Firms Association, Veterans Benefits Committee of the Elder Law Section of The Florida Bar.  He is also Accredited by the Department of Veterans Affairs.  Kevin is licensed to practice law in both Florida and Washington, DC. 

Kevin is also a Certified Public Accountant and worked with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in Washington, D.C. after graduating from law school.  In addition, Kevin worked with Attorney Steven Winkelman, a prominent Estate Planning Attorney and former adjunct Professor of Estate Planning at Georgetown University Law Center.

 In 2003, Kevin reduced his workload so he could care for his elderly parents, living with them part of the year in Cape Cod, Massachusetts, and the other part in Bradenton, Florida.  After his parents passed away in 2008, Kevin permanently relocated to Sarasota, Florida. 

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Licensed for 31 years
State FL
Status Member in Good Standing
Acquired 2009
Updated 11/23/2022
State DC
Status Good Standing
Acquired 1992
Updated 06/08/2022
State TN
Status Surrendered
Acquired 2010
Updated 11/19/2022
State PA
Status Retired
Acquired 1990
Updated 10/01/2022

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Life Planning Law Firm, P.A.
Life Planning Law Firm, P.A.
14375 S. Tamiami Trail
North Port, FL, 34287
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Posted by Patricia | May 28, 2014
Your lawyer, your friend!
Life Planning Law Firm founder Kevin Pillion, Esq. is more than a lawyer, he is your friend. Our mother was elderly and handicapped. Kevin with his paralegal came to the home to help guide and prepare her estate plan in 2013. He was compassionate, knowledgable, efficient and easy to understand with a wonderful sense of humor. On the second visit he brought his assistants complete with notary. The final documents were well organized, executed, presented in beautiful folders and affordable. When mom passed away, Kevin was then engaged to handle the estate probate in 2014. He responds quickly and is comforting, even bought me a local newspaper containing her obituary since I live out of town. Perhaps his greatest strength is a natural calming ability to guide a ship through any storm. He works with you and simplifies process to get the job done. A fantastic fair mediator between all parties involved. I was pleasantly surprised we were able to conduct most business via phone, e-mail and mail, though his office door welcomes you too. There are few words to express my family's gratitude for helping lay both our beloved mother and her estate to rest in peace. Thank you so much Kevin and Life Planning Law Firm for your extraordinary service and commitment to help the elderly and their families.
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Posted by Larry Allan | May 30, 2014
I Highly Recommend Kevin Pillion as a Estate Planning Legal Professional.
My wife and I chose Kevin to handle our family's estate plan after researching several lawyers in our area. Kevin came highly recommended during my initial research. My wife and I met with Kevin to do a complete estate plan including wills, a family trust, a pet trust, durable powers, as well as advanced directives for healthcare. We were very pleased with the outcome. As a Certified Financial Planning Professional CFP(R), I frequently recommend Kevin to my clients as a trusted and knowledgeable professional for Estate Planning documents. Excellent work Kevin!
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Posted by John | April 4, 2022
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Best Ever
Upon the recommendation of a friend, we made an appointment to consult Kevin Pillion. I had seen several attorneys in the past. The first consultation was free. I was totally impressed by many things, especially how at first Mr. Pillion listened to us. The laws of Florida on trusts and related fields are a maze of conflicting rules, regulations and minute notes. No one, and I mean, no one knows this mine field better than Kevin Pillion. He is the most intelligent attorney I have met in the eight years I have lived in Florida, and I am a former businessman from New York. Kevin sorted out our problems slowly, systematically, and adroitly. He explained the various options clearly. He provided solutions for our trust needs and provided a wealth of information and solutions for our other concerns. To repeat, he is the smartest attorney I have encountered. There is more! He is honest. He is an honest man, acknowledging that he may have to verify a recommendation when that was necessary. And finally, there is more! He is a good man! His goodness shines through in his dealings with his clients. To choose any other attorney is sheer folly. He is the best. Thank you, Kevin, for everything you did for us.
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Posted by Pat | March 10, 2022
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Trust
Very impressed with the knowledge of this lawyer. He helped me with setting up a new trust, as I came from another state. His assistant Jada, was very attentive to my emails, and responses quickly! I was very impressed of how quickly they were able to get my affairs done. I’ve recommended his office to many of my friends. Couldn’t be more pleased, of their compassion and professionalism!
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Posted by Eugene | March 9, 2022
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Highly recommended
We contacted this firm to set up a Trust,and Kevin and his staff were very accommodating. We are very pleased.
Posted by GREGG | March 8, 2022
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Very Thorough, Excellent Job.
Kevin, Did a fantastic job explaining the law to us and helping us set up an estate plan that we are happy it.
Posted by Steven | October 25, 2021
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Estate Planning
This law firm was very thorough on setting up my wife's and my estate planning documents.
Posted by TREY | October 21, 2021
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Best lawyer in town!
The best lawyer in town, The have helped me with my parents on several occasions, as well as my own legal needs. I highly recommend Kevin Pillion.
Posted by Tom | October 16, 2021
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Top Shelf Legal Advice
Kevin Pillion delivers top notch professional assistance dealing with the complexities of wills and trusts, especially for those new to Florida's laws. His knowledge and experience shine through, particularly in dealing with the many contingencies that develop in complex family situations and in dealing with things like Medicaid and assisted living. I learned a lot from Kevin. In my experience, there is no better lawyer to cost effectively create your trust or will.
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Posted by Jim | August 3, 2021
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Great legal work and service
Mr. Pillow helped me navigate a complex probate process and stuck with it to the end without any additional fees. His office was always available and helpful.
Posted by Ivan | June 29, 2021
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An Attorney With Heart
To Whom It May Concern the Law Offices of Mr. Kevin Pillion and his principal Paralegal Mrs. Shannon Feinroth are a dynamic duo to get the job done the 1st time. Without their caring touch as a standard I've personally come to appreciate. My legal matters would've been that much frustrating to deal with my own. Their help has been insurmountable at least in my personal dealings. You can't go wrong in considering to select the law firm of Mr. Kevin Pillion himself.
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Posted by Mila | June 5, 2021
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First Class Lawyer
Kevin Pillion, Esq. in downtown Sarasota is the lawyer you can trust from A-Z. I was so desperate to find some answers to my legal conundrum that I walked into Mr. Pillion's office and asked for a consultation. I have been in distress for months after the death of the loved one. He was busy with his client and asked me to call him in an hour. I got his card and called later. He agreed to see me on Saturday! He set me down, listened and quickly understood everything. He told me how to proceed, what to do next, printed out some names and told me to move forward. I was blown away by the breath of his legal knowledge, kindness and generous attitude. I offered to pay for his time -- he declined... I didn't spend the whole hour. Thank you, Mr. Pillion, for reminding me that it's possible to have lawyers like YOU! After all, there are decent people! P.S. Anyone seeking help in Estate Planning will be well protected & guided if you have an attorney like Kevin Pillion!
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Posted by Scott | April 15, 2021
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Extremely professional group.
Kevin and his staff are amazing, they walked me through the hardest decision of my life when my wife became seriously I'll and required 24/7 health care. I honestly don't know what I would have done without their guidance and help through this extremely difficult and confusing time in my life. Caring and compassion is what was obvious every time I had a question or concern. I highly recommend Kevin and his staff, they are awesome!!!
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Posted by Marie | March 3, 2021
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Peace of mind
Kevin was very helpful and knowledgeable about getting my will and estate set up with the legal requirements in Florida. He was very patient, explaining the best way to make sure that I will be taken care of at the end. I have recommended Kevin and his staff to my friends.
Posted by George | March 1, 2021
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My Trust.
Kevin drew up my Living Trust and explained everything very well. I believe everything was covered to complete the Trust. I had a few questions about a year later and he took the time to answer them over the phone. Very helpful.
Posted by Richard | March 1, 2021
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I could not be more pleased!
I needed an experienced Elder Law attorney for estate planning and I was referred to Kevin Pillion by a NJ attorney who I have a relationship. I was very pleased in the consultation and the execution of an estate plan provided by Mr. Pillion. I feel much more at rest that we have now planned a meaningful coarse of action for my estate.
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Posted by anonymous | March 1, 2021
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Very positive experience!
Highly professional, knowledgeable and helpful in assisting with estate planning!
Posted by JOAN | March 4, 2020
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SISTER AND POWER OF ATTORNEY FOR MY SISTER,RITA
IN EARLY OCTOBER,2019, I AND MY HUSBAND HIRED THE LIFE PLANNING LAW FIRM TO GET MY SISTER, RITA, ON MEDICAID. WE WORKED WITH SHANNON FEINROTH, AN ATTORNEY WITH THE FIRM. DURING THE NEXT 3 MONTHS SHANNON GUIDED US THROUGH THE EXTENSIVE DETAILS OF PROVIDING ALL THE PAPERWORK INVOLVED IN APPLYING FOR MEDICAID BENEFITS IN FLORIDA. SINCE WE LIVE OUT OF STATE WE HAD NO IDEA OF THE REQUIREMENTS FOR MEDICAID APPROVAL. SHANNON DIRECTED US AND TOOK US STEP-BY-STEP THROUGH THE PROCESS. RITA WAS APPROVED ON JANUARY 1ST. WITHOUT SHANNON'S GUIDANCE WE WOULD NEVER BEEN ABLE TO ACHIEVE THIS OURSELVES. WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND LIFE PLANNING LAW FIRM.
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Posted by Lynn | January 21, 2020
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First-Rate Estate Planning
Kevin came highly recommended by family friends, and our experience with him and his team at Life Planning Law Firm was excellent. He spent over an hour with us at a free initial consultation, after which there was no question that we wanted to work with him. Kevin is smart, kind, and has a way of making potentially complicated decisions easy to understand. In preparing our estate planning documents, he considered every nuance and covered every base. His work product is of the highest quality; Kevin has given our family peace of mind during a difficult time. I would recommend him to anyone seeking top notch estate planning in FL!
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Posted by Paul | August 15, 2019
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Best in Class
We initially contacted Pillion to help us apply for VA Aid and Attendance benefits for my mom. Kevin was thorough but to the point in our initial contact and helped us understand the program better. We hired his firm and his paralegal Shannon Feinroth was invaluable in helping us prepare all documentation and prepare for meeting with VA representatives. Definitely a five-star firm.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Attorney
  • Life Planning Law Firm, P.A.
  • 2009 - Present
  • Private Practice
  • Kevin Pillion, Attorney At Law
  • 1995 - 2009
  • Attorney
  • Securities and Exchange Commission
  • 1990 - 1995
  • CPA
  • Private practice
  • 1988 - 1990
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Education

  • Georgetown University Law Center
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1990
  • Indiana University of Pennsylvania
  • Accounting
  • 1983

Legal Cases

  • VA Benefits
  • Client qualified for VA Aid and Attendance
  • Florida Medicaid ICP
  • APPROVAL

Associations

  • National Elder Law Foundation
  • Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • Academy of Florida Elder Law Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Life Care Planning Law Firms Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • CPA Elder Planning & Support Services
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Florida Bar, Elder Law Section
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Veterans Administration
  • Accredited Attorney
  • 2008 - Present
  • Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • District of Columbia Bar
  • Member
  • 1992 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1990 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Certified Elder Law Attorney
  • National Elder Law Foundation
  • 2019
  • Top Attorney - Elder Law
  • Avvo
  • 2015
  • Clients' Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2015
  • Top Attorney - Elder Law
  • Avvo
  • 2014
  • Clients' Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2014
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Speaking Engagements

  • 27th Annual Accounting Show
  • Elder Planning
  • 2012

Attorney endorsements

Received (13)
Given (12)
Elder law Attorney | Jan 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"This attorney knows how to properly plan for long-term care and how to plan our clients estates so they can preserve their assets. His firm is also skilled at helping people qualify for public benefits such as Medicaid and Veterans benefits."
Probate Attorney | Aug 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Keven has demonstrated his knowledge of Florida Probate by his thoughtful and complete answers on AVVO. If you are looking for a probate attorney in his area, you might consider talking with him about your situation."
Probate Attorney | Jul 25
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Estate planning Attorney | Jul 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I know Kevin through the American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys and have worked with him on a number of matters. He is committed to excellence and working for the benefit of his clients. I have no hesitation in endorsing him for estate planning and related matters."
Elder law Attorney | Jun 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Estate planning Attorney | Jun 03
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Pillion has been a reliable and valuable resource."
Estate planning Attorney | Jun 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known and worked with Kevin over the past two years. I have found Kevin to be very knowledgeable and professional. He puts the needs of his clients foremost in his practice."
Elder law Attorney | Jun 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have had the pleasure of getting to know Kevin over the years at several national continuing educational conferences. Kevin is one of the few attorneys who will leave the comfort of his office (or State!) to incur the costs and time commitment to travel to learn techniques to better serve his clients. Kevin has demonstrated mastery of Elder Law and Life Care Planning, and has demonstrated his commitment to excellence - with his knowledge, and perhaps most importantly, his commitment to his clients. I am proud to call Kevin and peer and friend, and he is a true credit to the legal community."
Elder law Attorney | May 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Kevin for two years. He is knowledgeable and caring. He knows how to help you plan for and find the care you need."
Elder law Attorney | May 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Estate planning Attorney | Aug 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. They are an expert in the field of estate planning."
Elder law Attorney | Nov 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Kevin started his career as a CPA which gives him an excellent background in maximizing his client's tax savings. If you are in the Florida area - contact Kevin, he often offers a free consultation."
Estate planning Attorney | Jun 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Kevin and and I attended the American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys Boot Camp and Education Summit together and he has a tremendous grasp of legal concepts, can easily relate scenarios to issues and create equitable solutions for clients. He is a valuable tool for anyone looking to create a comprehensive wealth plan."
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