Edwin M. Boyer, Esq.

“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.

Licenses and Accreditation

  • Florida Bar Board Certified Elder Law Attorney

Educational Experience

  • Stetson University College of Law - Juris Doctor, 1978

Professional Experience

  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys – Past President
  • Council of Advanced Practitioners of the Academy – Member
  • 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 – Board Member
  • NAELA QUARTERLY – Past Editor
  • NAELA publications committee – Past Chair
  • Florida Bar Elder Law Certification Committee – Past Chair
  • 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 – 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
  • Planning for the Elderly in Florida – Co-Author
  • Stetson University – Adjunct Professor of Law

Awards and Acknowledgements

  • First Borchard Foundation Distinguished Professorial Lecturer in Elder Law - 2012
  • 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
  • Martindale Hubbell’s highest rating as an AV® Preeminent™ Attorney
  • Florida Super Lawyer annually since 2006

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