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Rachel Drude-Tomori

Rachel Drude-Tomori

Battaglia, Ross, Dicus & McQuaid, P.A.
  • Estate Planning, Probate, Elder Law
  • Florida
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Rachel Drude-Tomori is a named partner with the firm specializing in the areas of Estate Planning, Probate & Elder Law. She consistently has been named as a Super Lawyers Rising Star in Estate Planning by Super Lawyers Magazine, a distinction received by only 2.5% of attorneys in Florida. Among numerous honors, Rachel has served as Chair for the Probate Section for the St. Petersburg Bar Association and was awarded the 2019 Rockin’ Chair award for her leadership and fundraising achievements. Recently, she was appointed to the Executive Committee for the St. Petersburg Bar Association.

Rachel frequently assists individuals and business owners in protecting their legacies from government and creditor interference. She has developed estate plans for business owners, corporate executives, wealthy individuals, and professionals and their families with a wide range of estate planning objectives. She also develops estate plans for modest estates aiming to avoid probate and secure financial stability for loved ones. She takes a holistic approach to estate planning and is known in the industry for her creative, out-of-the-box thinking.

In addition to Estate Planning, Rachel practices in the following areas: Probate Administration, Trust Administration, Probate and Trust Litigation, Will Contests, Business Succession Planning, and Elder Law (including Medicaid and Long Term Care Planning). Specifically, Rachel frequently assists clients facing complicated questions about how to meet the health care and financial needs of their elderly loved ones. Through her community outreach, she has established trusted community resources that assist when a loved one is ready to transition from home to an assisted living or nursing home care.

Rachel offers 30-minute complimentary consultations for first-time clients and makes house and hospital calls upon request.

Education
University of Miami School of Law
LL.M. (2009) | Estate Planning
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Honors: Master’s Degree (LL.M.) in Estate Planning; Juris Doctorate, Summa Cum Laude, Cum Laude; Honor Society of Bar and Gavel; Editorial Board of the International & Comparative Law Review; Lifestyle Editor & Staff Writer of the Res Ipsa Loquitur; Project Leader for HOPE (Helping Others Through Pro Bono Efforts); Dean’s List; Book Awards: Partnership Tax and Legal Elements.
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Loyola University New Orleans
B.A. | English, Creative Writing
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Honors: 2005 Award of Excellence in Writing – Department of English
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Professional Experience
Partner/Shareholder
Battaglia, Ross, Dicus & McQuaid, P.A.
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Publications
Articles & Publications
INCORPORATING ART & COLLECTIBLES INTO YOUR ESTATE PLAN
Rachel Drude-Tomori
Awards
Top 40 Young Lawyer in Estate Planning 2019
National Alliance of Women in Law
2019 Rockin' Chair Award
St. Petersburg Bar Assocation
Elite Advocate
American Institute of Legal Advocates 2018
Super Lawyers Rising Star 2017
Super Lawyers Magazine
Super Lawyers Rising Star 2018
Super Lawyers Magazine
Professional Associations
St. Petersburg Bar Association
Executive Committee
- Current
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St. Petersburg Toastmasters Club 2284
Treasurer
- Current
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Thomas E. Penick, Jr. Elder Law Inn of Court
Administrator
- Current
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St. Petersburg Bar Association
Probate Section Chair
- Current
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The Florida Bar # 61127
Member
- Current
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Florida
The Florida Bar
ID Number: 61127
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Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Practice Areas
  • Estate Planning
  • Probate
  • Elder Law
Languages
  • English
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Estate Planning & Probate Attorney Rachel Drude-Tomori
5858 Central Ave suite d
St. Petersburg, FL 33707
USA
Telephone: (727) 381-2300
Fax: (727) 343-4059