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Dawn Ellis
Attorney and Counselor at Law

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My Florida Probate, P.A.

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As an attorney I understand the confusion you can face when contemplating the probate process.  There can be far more questions than answers, especially when attempting to understand the intricacies of Florida probate law.

In our initial consultation, my goal is to gather enough information to determine whether probate is even necessary?  Whenever possible the first objective is to avoid probate altogether.

Second, if probate is required, my goal is to provide information and answer questions, evaluate the types of probate available to the estate, and to provide a flat-fee quote for the related attorney’s fees and costs.

I practice probate across Florida, and for the last 20+ years have handled cases in 50 of Florida’s 67 counties.  I can do this because I represent only uncontested cases.

I do not take cases where it appears there are or may be serious disputes between parties.  If during an initial interview it appears a case may be contested, I can recommend a Florida probate attorney who handles these matters.  Otherwise, as long as the case does not have potential litigation issues, neither you nor I will probably ever need appear in court.

Uncontested probate can be handled entirely through the mail and I work with my clients primarily through phone, fax, email and mail. This is a significant benefit to clients who are not located in Florida, or in the county where the probate is being opened.

I've been a resident of Florida since 1974 and received my bachelor's degree in psychology in 1990 (Magna Cum Laude) from the University of South Florida and my law degree from Stetson University in 1996. I am a past-president of the Citrus County Bar Association and a member of The Florida Bar's Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section. 

I began practicing in the area of estate planning in 1996 and 1997, then in 1998 joined with another attorney and 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.

When not working my time and focus are on my family, which includes my husband and three children
.  We live in a small community on the west coast of Florida.