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Dawn Ellis

Probate Attorney at Inverness, FL

5.0   27 reviews
  • Licensed for 27 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1996
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    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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About Dawn

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  1. Probate
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    Providing uncontested probate assistance throughout Florida.

    27 years, 1,200 cases

I began a solo practice in the area of estate planning in 1996,  and joined with a law firm in 1998 where I handled both estate planning and probate cases until 2004, when I opened My Florida Probate, P.A. From the outset, My Florida Probate, P.A., was designed to enable me to practice primarily as a Florida probate attorney and to focus my practice on uncontested cases throughout the entire state of Florida.

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My Florida Probate, PA
111 W. Main Street, Ste. 302
Inverness, FL, 34450
My Florida Probate, P.A.
PO Box 952
Floral City, FL, 34436-0952
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Posted by Charmaine | October 21, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Quick Probate
When I was refinancing my house and found out that because Mom and I purchased the house jointly then I had to file a probate. I looked up some numbers online, made some calls and after I stated my case, the legal aide gave me the number for 2 quick probate attorneys. I am so glad that the first number I called was Dawn and believe me I have not looked back or tried to call the 2nd number. Dawn was very professional and told me what to do and what her fees were. The process was so easy and it took less that 2 months to get the probate taken care of. Dawn thank you so much and I am much grateful for what you have done. You are very professional and you bet if asked, your name and contact information is already in my phone and I will be happy to pass it on to any person who wished to use your services.
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Posted by Lorraine | July 11, 2018
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Perhaps the best Probate Attorney in USA !
When my Aunt died in 2013, I had no idea it would take until 2018 to unravel the complexities of her estate, as a non-USA citizen living in Europe. As Dawn helped us with one issue, another unexpected element would crop up, creating yet more and more paperwork for both Dawn and us to go through. Throughout this period Dawn was clear in what we needed to do next, supported us far beyond her mandate, and as the months rolled into years , was as supportive as any Attorney could be. From her first response to our initial request for help, to following through to completion of the Probate for my Aunt, she could not have been more supportive and professional. She was patient to the extreme , answering every tiny question and query we had in a professional and just as importantly quickly, and truly helped us navigate the USA Probate system as a non resident alien living thousands of miles away ! I simply cannot praise her work ethos enough & for the ongoing high level of constant support she gave us over these recent years. I sincerely believe she must be among st the most sincere, hard working & genuine professional Attorneys in Florida if not the whole of the USA, and we were very lucky to have her support. I am very grateful for the previous reviews, others had put on this site, that gave us confidence to approach her as our Attorney . As you can imagine living so far away & dealing with a Probate as a non resident and non USA citizen was extremely daunting with the complex issues our individual Probate case raised. So without hesitation, I can recommend Dawn to anyone who needs her Professional help, support and guidance, as we did - she will stand steadfast to help you throughout the whole process and create calm in rough waters and light at the end of what at times ,may feel like a dark tunnel. I feel very privileged and lucky to have had her as our Attorney. Thank you Dawn for all your hard work.
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Posted by Bill | June 28, 2018
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Excellent Service
I hired Dawn Ellis to settle my Mother's estate. She quickly and thoroughly answered all my questions and her fees were very reasonable. Her response time was great and the estate was settled in much less time than I had anticipated. I wish I could give her more than 5 stars as I feel her service was that good. I would highly recommend Dawn at My Florida Probate for your probate needs.
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Posted by Brian | June 28, 2018
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Wonderful
Dawn was wonderful to work with. She handled our case with ease and made the whole process very easy. I would highly recommend!
Posted by Celia | May 27, 2018
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I am so happy we chose Dawn Ellis
Dawn Ellis had a very reasonable flat rate to do the probate for my deceased sister - my sister had a very small estate and it didn't make financial sense to hire an attorney at an hourly rate, especially since the ones we talked with were unwilling to share what general price range it would end up being at an hourly rate. An attorney friend of a friend recommended hiring someone with a flat rate, from the Bar Association website, and Dawn's name was among those on his list. Dawn always responded promptly to my emails, she was very professional, efficient, courteous and friendly. She walked me through exactly what I needed to do as the administrator. I live across the country, and my mother, the heir of the estate, lives abroad, so we never got to meet Dawn in person, and it never was a problem, we did not have to. I am very grateful that she is such a good conscientious and honest attorney - it could have been really rough if I had gone with someone who turned out to be less responsive and thorough. Dawn made the process of filing all the paperwork and closing the estate as painless as it could possibly be in the circumstances. She never added any stress to the process, she only took a lot of potential stress away that we might have had if we had gone with someone else who charged an hourly rate or was less responsive. In the end we even got a small check back for the unused costs advance check we sent her, she was pretty much right on the mark of what the expenses would be. I would very highly recommend her, Dawn Ellis was of tremendous value, both financially and emotionally.
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Posted by John | May 26, 2018
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estate for parents
My parents did their research and hired Dawn Ellis for their estate lawyer. She is excellent, fair and responsive! Atty Ellis needed to keep the estate open for many years, and she was always ready to meet our needs and complete all tasks in a timely manner. Atty Ellis is respectful to her clients and takes the time to explain the issues. Our family highly recommends her services. We very much appreciate her diligence and kindness to assist us. With appreciation, John and Jeannine
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Posted by kim | April 7, 2018
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probate attorney review
Thank you Dawn Ellis for helping my sister and I handle our fathers probate..Dawn Ellis is very caring and professional and helped us through the process every step of the way.You wont be able to find a better attorney.Will recommend her to everyone.
Posted by anonymous | February 17, 2018
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Great Experience!
As I live in Minnesota, and I had never needed to settle the estate of a parent who passed away as she lived in Florida, I had no clue of how to begin the process, and I was not getting much help from Lee County. Only after searching for Estate Lawyers that were licensed in Florida, we "stumbled" upon a couple of Attorneys to interview. With Dawn, there was no interview necessary. Right from the start, she communicated clearly and she was very helpful. Simply, Dawn was affordable, efficient and she completed the job with no issues! I would definitely use her again!
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Posted by Susan | January 8, 2018
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Excellent Service
I hired Dawn on line from the reviews I read to handle my fathers probate in Florida. The reviewers were correct. She took her time with questions I had and explained each part of the process so that I knew what to do and what to expect. Her turnaround on repling to my questions was amazing as was the turnaround for the actual probate. I am quite grateful that I found her.
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Posted by Janet | December 18, 2017
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Probate
Ms. Ellis made the transfer of property very easy. I live in Texas and she handled the Florida property for me in a very painless fashion. She communicated well and proceeded with the process in a very timely manner. Would definitely recommend her.
Posted by Vincent | September 18, 2017
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| Consulted Attorney
Great Vibes!
I have consulted Dawn and her partner several times with probate issues and was given very sound advice in an extremely pleasant, friendly, helpful manner. I would recommend them without hesitation to anyone in need of services in Florida.
Posted by Brad | February 8, 2017
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| Consulted Attorney
Probate
We had questions about sale of mother's fla. home. Dawn suggested we contact title company and title company agreed with Dawn's advice. The amazing thing to me is that she did this free of charge. So when I had another question I contacted her again. Once again she provided me with advice at no charge. Don't find many like this ANYWHERE!!!! Thanx Dawn
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Posted by Sharky Mark | January 4, 2017
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Florida Ancillary Probate
Ms Ellis, Esq did Florida ancillary probate on pre-deceased father's estate at the time of my mother's passing; then she did mother's Florida ancillary probate estate. Both estate probates were flawlessly accomplished in reasonable time. I add that Florida ancillary probate for low-value plot of undeveloped property is much more difficult & expensive then same procedure in say Virginia, but I cannot and do not attribute this deficit to Ms Ellis, Esq rather to the probate laws of the State of Florida. I readily & heartily recommend Ms Dawn Ellis, Esq for anyone's Florida ancillary probate needs. She did excellent work on my behalf. Thank you Ms Ellis, Esq.
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Posted by Clay | December 27, 2016
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Very easy to work with
Ms. Ellis was attentive to detail, easy to work with, and patient with my million questions. She was clear about exactly what was and was not included in the fixed rate quote, and came in under budget with tertiary expenses.
Posted by Rick | October 28, 2016
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Outstanding Probate Lawyer
Dawn Ellis Ellis is a very professional, organized, thorough and responsive Probate Attorney. My Mom passed and I needed assistance to close out her Estate and when I checked with my family lawyer in Fort Lauderdale, he advised that his fee would be 10% of the Estate. That was not acceptable, so I found Dawn on-line. I was initially concerned because she is based on the other side of the state where I live; however, when speaking with her she advised that it would not be an issue as she regularly did Probate work in Fort Lauderdale (where I live). Dawn put me at ease by sending me very detailed instructions and information as to how to properly complete the probate court forms she sent and we did the entire probate process via e-mail, faxes and US Mail. And she was also available on the phone when needed. Her fees were very fair, simple and clear and ended up saving me and the Estate many thousands of dollars less than going through my family attorney. Dawn is a delight to work with and she got the job done in a very timely manner and at a very fair price. For all these reasons, I highly recommend Dawn Ellis for any of your Probate needs.
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Posted by John | October 10, 2016
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Lawyer Review-Dawn Ellis
We contacted Dawn after finding her during an Internet search. We needed an attorney in Florida to do the legal work required to transfer the ownership of properties located in Port Charlotte and in Port Malabar from my Aunt to my brother and myself. These properties should have been included in my Aunt's estate, but were not. I reside in Michigan, and Dawn handled all of this as our sole legal representative in Florida. We did not have to travel there, and all legal issues pertaining to this matter were resolved by Dawn exactly as we wanted. She was always courteous and prompt in her repsonses, and clear as to what information she needed and what the costs for her services would be. We are very satisfied with Dawn's work and would recommend her to anyone with a similar legal issue to resolve.
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Posted by Josephine | September 22, 2016
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Probate
Free advice. She knows without a doubt I won't be hiring
Posted by Frank | August 10, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Dawn Ellis did a great job for us with my mom's probate
Dawn was clear and concise about all the inputs and actions she needed from me as well as the steps she was going to take to complete the probate process. Her responses to my questions and requests and were always timely and helpful. She did a great job of getting me through this process and giving me peace of mind for having done it correctly.
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Posted by Jim Hogan | July 11, 2016
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CAH Estate Work
Dawn was superb, I thank her for everything she did to guide me through a difficult situation. As for recommendation I strongly recommend her. She was knowledgeable, patient, and provided superb service.
Posted by Michael | September 18, 2012
Excellent service
I interviewed several lawyers in Florida and decided to go with Dawn because of one word; integrity. That's what stood out to me compared to the others. She answered all my questions and told me things to check out that could help me before we even had a contractual agreement. She is very organized, prompt in her work and responses, and has a standard of excellence that makes her a good choice for a lawyer.
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AVVO RATING 7.6 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • My Florida Probate, P.A.
  • 2004 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Ron Rhoades, P.A.
  • 1998 - 2004

Education

  • Stetson University College of Law
  • law
  • N/A

Associations

  • Florida Bar, Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • Citrus County Bar Association
  • President
  • 2006 - 2007

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Probate Attorney | May 14
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"Competent, thorough and compassionate lawyer. Dawn is awesome."
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