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Rebecca C. Bell

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Practice Areas:

  • Estate Planning and Probate
  • Special Needs Trusts
  • Long-term Care Planning
  • Trust Administration
  • Elder Law

Biography

Work with a knowledgeable Florida Elder Law Specialist

Reach out to lawyer Rebecca C. Bell for thorough guidance in elder law matters. Contact her online or call her at 727-361-2894.

Education

  • Stetson University College of Law, St. Petersburg, Florida
    • LL.M. in Elder Law with Distinction - 2011
  • Stetson University College of Law, St. Petersburg, Florida
    • J.D. cum laude - 1999
  • Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee
    • B.A. - 1997

Bar Admission

  • Florida, 2000

Published Works

  • Co-author, Planning for the Elderly in Florida, Lexis Nexis (2015-present)
  • Author: “Medicaid Managed Long-Term Care: Is Florida Ready?” 26 St. Thomas L. Rev. 26 (2013)
  • Author: "Florida's Adoption Of The Uniform Power Of Attorney Act: Is It Sufficient To Protect Florida's Vulnerable Adults?" 24 St. Thomas L. Rev. 32 (2011)
  • Author: “Virtual Adoption: The Difficulty of Creating An Exception to the Statutory Scheme,” 29 Stetson Law Review 415 (1999)

Honors

  • Selected as a Super Lawyer for 2020, 2021
  • Selected by Super Lawyers as a Rising Star in Elder Law 2013, 2014
  • Recipient, Member of the Year Award, Florida Bar Elder Law Section (2012)
  • Achieved a Martindale-Hubbell® AV® Preeminent™ Rating
  • Recipient, Cecil C. and Augusta Bailey Award, recognizing character, academic achievement, and capacity for meritorious leadership in the field of law (1999)

Community Activities

  • Bay Area Legal Services, Board Member, 2020- present
  • Council of Professional Advisors - Community Foundation of Tampa Bay, Member, 2020- present
  • CARES, Inc. (Community Aging and Retirement Services), Hudson, Florida, Board Member, 2012 -2020
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys

Professional Associations

  • Executive Council, Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section, Florida Bar (2016- present)
  • Past Member, The Florida Bar 6th Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee (2014-17)
  • Gulf Coast Estate Planning Council, Board Member 2019- present
  • North Suncoast Estate Planning Council, President, 2012 to 2013
  • Adjunct Professor, Stetson University College of Law (2013)
  • West Pasco Bar Association, Board of Directors, 2004 to 2006
  • Elder Law Section, The Florida Bar
  • Estate Planning Attorneys Association, President, 2004 to 2005
  • Academy of Florida Elder Law Attorneys
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Certified Elder Law Attorney, Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education, 2006