Louis D. Putney Attorney at Law

"We provide expert probate and estate planning services, with the personal attention our clients deserve."

For over 33 years, Louis D. Putney has assisted individuals and families in meeting their estate and personal planning needs through wills, living trusts, and advance directives.  He is an experienced trial attorney, prepared to represent his clients in will contest and undue influence litigation.

We provide legal advice and representation regarding:

Estate Planning

Probate Estate Administration

Living Trusts

Wills

Advanced Directives

Guardianship

Domestic Partners Planning

Will Contests

Trust Litigation

Personal Injury

Wrongful Death  

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Experienced Probate, Estate Planning, & Guardianship Attorney

  • Licensed to practice law in the State of Florida since 1977

  • Hillsborough County Bar Association (1978 - present)

  • Real Property, Probate & Guardianship Section of the Florida Bar (1983 - present)

  • Offices in Tampa, Florida, since 1979, with experienced staff

  • Practice devoted to probate, guardianship, & estate planning matters

  • Received the respected “AV Preeminent” rating by peers in Martindale-Hubble, “A” being the highest rating awarded for legal ability and “V” being the highest rating awarded for professional integrity and reliability (1986 - present)

  • Rated “Superb” by Avvo.com

  • 2010 Outstanding Pro Bono Service Case Referral Panel Award presented by the Hillsborough County Bar Association

  • Staff Attorney for Lutheran Ministries (now Lutheran Services Florida) throughout their two terms as Public Guardian for Hillsborough County (1990 - 1998)

Other Honors and Associations

  • Board of Directors, Nathan B. Stubblefield Foundation — a nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation which operates WMNF Community Radio 88.5 FM — volunteer position (1987-1993, 1995-2001, 2003-2007, & 2009-present)

  • Human Rights Advocacy Committee, Dist. VI — investigated complaints of human rights violations made against Florida Health & Rehabilitative Services within a 6 county area — volunteer position — by gubernatorial appointment (1985 - 1988) — Vice Chair (1987 - 1988)

Education

  • University of Florida, JD with honors, 1977

  • University of Florida, BS in Business Administration (Economics), 1974

  • Robinson High, Tampa, Class of ‘70

Personal Interests

  • Married to Karen – 3 children (Devin, Jeff & Dana)

  • Licensed Captain with 100 ton Master’s license

  • Avid cruising & racing sailor – member Davis Islands Yacht Club

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