Sherri Stinson, P.A. is the owner of the Law Offices of Sherri M. Stinson, a boutique law firm focusing exclusively on estate planning, guardianship and probate. The firm’s core mission is helping clients feel valued and heard at each stage of their life. From there, the firm custom tailors estate plans to reflect each client’s core values and their wishes for a strong, ever-lasting legacy. Sherri helps individuals and families take the mystique out of planning for life’s worst-case scenarios of incapacity and death. Her firm also helps protect vulnerable seniors from financial exploitation and neglect. Sherri first felt the desire to help others when she was in middle school and adopted a low-income senior for Christmas. Sherri says “I remember the joy I felt when I brought this elderly woman a meal and Christmas presents and she was so grateful. Nobody had ever done anything like that for her before and she cried because I had helped her so much.” After graduating college, Sherri helped an elderly woman who was being taken advantage of by her landlord. Sherri says “I was able to involve a consumer advocate who stopped the landlord from continuing to take advantage of her. She had a voice because I helped her. Helping others is the best feeling! I can’t solve every problem someone has, but if I can somehow make their lives better, then I have fulfilled my life’s purpose.” She is a Martindale-Hubbell AV-Preeminent rated attorney. This rating signifies that her peers rank her at the highest level of professional excellence for her legal knowledge, communication skills and ethical standards, and is achieved by only 10% of attorneys. She has served as a board member for 211 Tampa Bay Cares, the Rotary Club of Dunedin and the Clearwater Bar Association, as well as the prior chairwoman for the Clearwater Bar Probate Section. She is an active member in her church and lives in Palm Harbor with her husband, Troy and their 2 children. When I was in middle school, our class decided to adopt a senior for Christmas. The trouble was that everyone but me backed out of the “class project.” Our project was an elderly woman who had no heat, no food and no clothes. After figuring out what the woman needed, my mother carted me around town shopping for blankets, clothes and food. I will never forget the look on the woman’s face for what I was able to bring her that cold, North Carolina Christmas. When I graduated from Emory University in Atlanta, the job market was horrible and despite having near-perfect grades, I could not find a job. I went to work in a flower shop and befriended an elderly woman who worked in the silk flower section. After discovering that she did not have air conditioning in the July heat, I made it my mission to help her because her apartment complex only wanted to fix her A/C when they were able to get around to it. I did so by contacting a local consumer advocate who made some calls and finally got someone to fix it for her. Knowing that I could help her by simply making a few phone calls was more than rewarding. I have made it my personal and professional mission to help those who do not have a voice and simply want to be heard. This is why I went to law school and why I love caring about and helping my clients. I cannot solve every problem a client may have, but I can certainly work to bring them peace of mind. This is my why. Our vision is to be a vital part of our community. We do so by partnering with our clients, listening to their problems and coming up with a solution that will bring peace of mind. Whether it is someone who wants to provide for their family, an elder being exploited or a child who wants to help their aging parent, our goal is to provide high-quality legal services to all who need them. Contact us today at 727-351-7057
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