Anne Sheffler Douglass

Anne Sheffler Douglass

Law Office of Anne Sheffler Douglass
  • Elder Law, Estate Planning, Probate
  • Florida
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Summary

Anne grew up in Manatee County, Florida and has always served those in her community. She has witnessed the devastation caused by failure of families to plan for long term care, disabilities and end of life. Her goal is to make these life challenges easier to negotiate for the Senior as well as for the Senior’s family. Having practiced law here since 1977, she practices Elder Law which includes probate and estates, estate planning, guardianships, wills, trusts, durable powers of attorney, advance directives, Medicaid planning and Special Needs Trusts. In addition to her professional associations, Anne has stayed busy in her community. She was a founding member and past Treasurer of the Junior League of Manatee County. Anne was a founding member of the Board of PACE Center For Girls, Inc. She served as its local board president and on its state board for several years. Anne has also served on the board of the Manatee Glens Corporation, a not-for-profit organization which provides mental health and substance abuse care to residents of Manatee County. Anne has many interests. She was a founding member of the Manatee County Council for the Arts and served as their president. Due to her love of horses, Anne’s daughter’s both showed horses and were on the FSU Equestrian team. Anne was a member of and provided legal assistance to the Florida Quarter horse Association. Anne is a member of Christ Episcopal Church and has served on their alter guild.

Education
Loyola University New Orleans
J.D. / Law (1977)
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Florida State University - Tallahassee
B.A.
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Professional Experience
Attorney
Law Office of Anne Sheffler Douglass
- Current
Began my own practice in 2001 and practicing law to present.
Attorney/Partner
Harrison, Hendrickson, Douglass & Kirkland, PA
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Trust Officer
Westside National Bnak, n/k/a US Trust'Bankd of America Private Client Group
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Attorney
Law Office of Robert H. Schultz
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Publications
Articles & Publications
THE CONUNDRUM OF THE UNAUTHORIZED PRACTICE OF LAW
Manatee County Bar Association Inter Alia
Speaking Engagements
Estate Planning, Women's Law Day, Sarasota, Flordia
Manatee Junior College
Awards
Service award for serving on Natural Resource Committee for development of Comprehensive Plan
Manatee County
Professional Associations
Florida Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
Member
Current
Activities: Member of Committee on Elder Abuse
Florida Bar Association
Member of Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section
Current
National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
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Florida Bar Association # 239143
Member
- Current
Activities: Served on the Florida Bar of Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee Served on the Florida Bar Grievance Committee for 12 Judicial Circuit
Manatee County Bar Association
Board Member
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Activities: Past Treasurer
Florida Association of Women Lawyers
Member
Activities: Founding member and past treasurer
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Florida
Fees
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    I have set fees for certain will and trust drafting and I have hourly fees.
Practice Areas
  • Elder Law
  • Estate Planning
  • Probate
Languages
  • English
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Websites & Blogs
Website
Website
Website
Contact & Map
4501 Manatee Ave. W. #229
Bradenton, FL 34209
USA
Telephone: (941) 746-6656