Edwin M. Boyer, Esq.

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“Through their relationships with their clients and colleagues, Elder Law Attorneys have tremendous power to prevent disastrous outcomes, advocate for the voiceless, and improve the lives of those in the communities they serve”


Practice Areas

Estate Planning, Probate and Trust Administration, Guardianship, Special Needs Trusts, and Guardianship Litigation.



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Board Certified Elder Law Attorney

 

Practice Areas

  • Estate Planning
  • Probate and Trust Administration
  • Guardianship
  • Special Needs Trusts
  • Guardianship Litigation
  • Nursing Home Residents Rights Enforcement

Licenses and Accreditation

  • Florida Bar Board Certified Elder Law Attorney since 1998

Educational Experience

  • Stetson University College of Law – Juris Doctor, 1977
  • University of South Florida – M.A. Masters in Education, 1975
  • University of South Florida – M.S. Educational Specialist, 1975
  • University of South Florida – B.A. in Education, 1965

Professional Experience

  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys – Past President
  • Florida Academy of Elder Law Attorneys – Past President
  • Council of Advanced Practitioners of the Academy – Member & Fellow
  • Seniors vs. Crime Project, Florida Attorney General’s Office – Board of Directors Member, 2002 to present
  • Department of Children and Families Select Advisory Panel for Adult Protective Services – Panel Member
  • Board of Directors of the Alzheimer’s Association Florida Gulf Coast Chapter – Past Board Member
  • NAELA QUARTERLY – Past Editor
  • NAELA publications committee – Past Chair
  • Florida Bar Elder Law Certification Committee – Past Chair, Member 2000-2003, 2013-2016
  • Florida Long-Term Care Ombudsman Counsel – Member, 1992-2003
  • Board of Governors of Senior Friendship Centers of Southwest Florida Inc. – Past Chair
  • Board of Directors of Legal Aid Society of Manasota, Inc. – Past President
  • Florida Department of Children and Families Adult Protection Services Team for Manatee County, Florida – Past Chair
  • Board of Directors of the Florida Guardianship Foundation – Past President and Member
  • Florida Lieutenant Governors Task Force on Affordability and Availability of Long Term Care – Appointee, 2001
  • Co-Author of Planning for the Elderly in Florida
  • Stetson University College of Law – Adjunct Professor of Law

Awards and Acknowledgements

  • First Borchard Foundation Distinguished Professorial Lecturer in Elder Law – 2012, 2013
  • 3rd National Guardianship Summit – Delegate, 2011
  • William Reese Smith Jr. Award for public service by Stetson University College of Law – 2010
  • Florida’s Legal Elite by Florida Trend Magazine – 2009
  • Distinguished Fellow of the Canadian Center of Elder Law – 2008
  • NAELA Presidents Recognition Award for Extraordinary Contribution – 2004
  • Florida Bar President’s Pro Bono Service Award for the 12th Judicial Circuit – 1994
  • Manatee County Bar Association Community Service Award
  • Martindale Hubbell’s highest rating as an AV® Preeminent™ Attorney
  • Florida Super Lawyer annually since 2006

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