Mary Alice Jackson, Esq.

Attorney Of Counsel


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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

Elder Law, Estate Planning, Special Needs Trusts, Special Needs Planning, Public Benefits Planning



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Board Certified Elder Law Attorney

Practice Areas

  • Elder Law
  • Estate Planning
  • Special Needs Trusts
  • Special Needs Planning
  • Public Benefits Planning

Licenses and Accreditation

  • Florida Bar Board Certified Elder Law Attorney
  • Florida Bar Association
  • Texas Bar Association

Educational Experience

  • Stetson University College of Law - Juris Doctor

Professional Experience

  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) – Fellow and member of the Public Policy Steering Committee
  • Florida Bar Elder Law Section - Past President
  • Planning for the Elderly in Florida – Co-Author
  • Stetson University – Adjunct Professor of Law and member of the Advisory Board for the Center for Excellence in Elder Law
  • Special Needs Alliance - Board of Directors
  • Sarasota Bar Association - Past President

Awards and Acknowledgements

  • NAELA Powley Award for Public Service
  • Florida Bar President’s Pro Bono Service Award for the 12th Judicial Circuit
  • Martindale Hubbell’s highest rating as an AV® Preeminent™ Attorney

Public Speaking

  • Public speaking has always been one of Ms. Jackson’s interest, and she has made presentations on elder law and special needs related topics since the beginning of her practice in 1992.  She has been a speaker at the National Conference on Special Needs Trusts, sponsored by Stetson University, since its inception in 1998.  Her topics have varied from the Fundamentals of Special Needs Planning, Fee Agreements, Drafting for Trustees, and the Future of SNTs.  In addition, she has spoken at the annual Special Needs Conference sponsored by the University of Texas for the past several years, where her topics have included Fund Raising and Public Benefits Recipients, the Affordable Care Act and annual SNT case law updates.

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