About

Amanda M. Wolf is one of less than 100 Board Certified Elder Law Attorneys in the state of Florida. She received her Juris Doctor from the University Of Pittsburgh School Of Law and was admitted to the Pennsylvania Bar in 2003. In 2004, she was admitted to practice law in Georgia and in 2006 became licensed to practice law in the state of Florida. She is a graduate of Grove City College which was ranked in U.S. News & World Report as one of “America’s Best Colleges,” where she received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting.  Amanda became accredited with the VA in 2008.

Amanda devotes her practice exclusively to estate planning, elder law, and related issues. Her practice includes the preparation of wills and trusts, probate, and incapacity planning, including powers of attorney, advance directives for health care such as living wills and health care surrogate designations. A large part of her practice also involves assisting individuals in qualifying for public assistance to pay for long term care including Medicaid and Veterans Benefits.

Amanda frequently speaks to audiences throughout the state on elder law issues, is on the Board of Directors for the Academy of Florida Elder Law Attorneys, is a co-chair of the Medicaid and Government Benefits section of the Florida Bar, and is a Member of the Florida Bar Elder Law Section and the Florida Bar Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section. She is also a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and the Sun City Center Chamber of Commerce. In 2009 she received the Tampa Bay Young Legal Professional of the Year award and in the fall of 2012 Wolf Elder Law, P.A. won Silver in the Best of South Tampa Law firm division and Bronze in the Best of South Shore Law firm division.

Why Choose Us

Law Degree:
Lawyers are required to have a college degree and a law degree; non-lawyers have no legal or other educational requirements.
Board Certified
Amanda Wolf is Board Certified in Elder Law. Board certification recognizes attorneys’ special knowledge, skills and proficiency in various areas of law and professionalism and ethics in practice. Certification is the highest level of evaluation by The Florida Bar of the competency and experience of attorneys in the 24 areas of law approved for certification by the Supreme Court of Florida.
Exam:
Lawyers are required to pass a stringent admittance examination to attest to their competency of the law and a thorough character and fitness investigation before being admitted to practice law; non-lawyers have no such requirements.
Continuing Education Requirements:
Lawyers are required to maintain current legal education and take ethics courses periodically; non-lawyers have no continuing education requirement.
Ethical Standards:
Lawyers are subject to comprehensive and stringent ethical rules; non-lawyers have no written ethical standards.
License:
Lawyers accused of ethical misbehavior are investigated by The Florida Bar which can lead to losing their license to practice law; non-lawyers are not professionally accountable to any authority although they can be investigated and prosecuted for engaging in the unlicensed practice of law.
Client Confidentiality:
Lawyers are required to maintain client confidences; communications of confidential information with non-lawyers are not protected by attorney-client confidentiality.
Insurance:
many lawyers maintain professional liability insurance which is available to pay potential claims made against an attorney; many non-lawyers cannot obtain professional insurance as they may not be considered to be a “professional” and therefore, it could be difficult to get your money back if they do not provide the services they promised.

What We Can Do For You

My firm understands that legal planning can be an emotional undertaking for you and your family and that professional legal advice, prompt attention, and public benefits qualification are of primary importance to families facing these issues. To that end, my law office can provide the following services:
Consultation:
In depth discussion of your goals and options to potentially achieve your goals including the pros and cons of the various choices;
Asset Review:
Thorough examination of assets for public benefits qualification and/or estate planing purposes;
Detailed Explanation of Options for Estate Planning
Thorough explanation of the available estate planning options available for your specific situation, whether you desire to avoid probate, to protect special needs beneficiaries, or to protect assets;
Detailed Explanation of Options for public benefits qualification (including Medicaid and Veterans Benefits):
Thorough explanation of the available planning strategies available for your specific situation;
Full-Service Estate Planning:
Implementation of the selected Medicaid or VA Qualification Estate Plan and preparation of the associated legal documents;
Completion of the Medicaid Application Process:
Including preparation of forms and follow-through. My office will deal directly with Medicaid on your behalf throughout the completion of the application process;
Referral to the Department of Veterans Affairs:
To assist you with the completion of the VA application.