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Judy-Ann Marie Smith

Judy-Ann Smith, BSN, MS, JD, RN, LHCRM.

  • BSN. in Nursing from Florida Atlantic University
  • MS. in Nursing from Florida Atlantic University
  • JD. from Nova Southeastern University

My passion has always revolved around helping people and each day there are opportunities to do just that by assisting clients in navigating some of the most complex issues they will ever face. It is extremely rewarding to help clients resolve legal issues in a way that is favorable for them. I do that by strongly advocating for fairness and justice according to the law.

Helping Clients in Key Specialty Areas

My law practice areas are family law, estate planning and probate.

Family Law: This area can be complex and tends to have major implications for people’s lives. I have handled family law cases with sensitivity and successful outcomes.

Estate Planning: This is an important and potentially complex area of the law. I have provided a full range of legal services to clients in this area. This has included counsel, advice, and preparation of estate plans. I have also provided presentations on estate planning. I strive to make estate planning efficient and accessible for clients as I help them plan for the future.

Probate: I have successfully handled probate cases, assisted fiduciaries with estate administration, helped families as they implemented plans when loved ones passed away, and assisted Trustees in navigating administration issues.

Professional Networks

Establishing and maintaining professional networks is essential, so I maintain affiliations with key organizations. These memberships include:

  • Member, Florida Bar Association
  • Member, Florida Bar Family Law Section
  • Member, Florida Bar Real Property, Probate, and Trust Law Section
  • Member, Wealth Counsel
  • Member, Clay County Bar Association
  • Member, Jacksonville Bar Association

Because of my strong commitment to clients and diligent attention to the highest professional standards, I am able to successfully navigate through the often-complex areas of the law.