Heidi is an award-winning elder law attorney assisting clients in the areas of guardianship, probate, trust administration, estate planning, Medicaid planning, and special-needs trusts. Her work also includes protecting the rights of incapacitated elderly people as well as minors and the legally disabled.

In addition, she is a community leader, speaking to local groups and mentoring young lawyers. Her biggest messages are, “Caring, along with ethics and effort, equals success” and “I’m not afraid to fight a good fight to do the right thing.”  Heidi is the current President of Share the Care, Inc. and the past President of the Rotary Club of Orlando Foundation.

She is admitted to The Florida Bar and is also admitted to practice in federal court before the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida, and the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals.

Heidi earned her J.D. degree from Regent University School of Law. She holds a B.S. degree, with honors, from the University of Illinois.


  • State of Florida

  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit


  • J.D., Regent University School of Law

  • B.S., with honors, University of Illinois

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • Member, The Florida Bar

  • Member, The Florida Bar Elder Law Section and Real Property, Probate, and Trust Section

  • Past Chairperson, Orange County Bar Association Estate, Guardianship, and Trust Law Committee

  • Past Co-Chairperson of the Estate, Guardianship, and Trust Law Committee

  • Member, Elder Law Committee

  • Member, National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys

  • Member, Seminole County Bar Association

  • Member, Florida State Guardianship Association


  • Board President, Share the Care, Inc. Past President, Rotary Club of Orlando Foundation

  • Teaches required statutory Guardianship Education Classes for Orange, Osceola, and Seminole Counties

  • Past Vice President, Share the Care, Inc.

  • Past Vice President, Rotary Club of Orlando Foundation

  • Past Board of Directors, Speaker Chair, Rotary Club of Orlando

  • Past Board of Directors, Rotary Club of Orlando Foundation

  • Past Board of Directors, Rotary Club of Orlando

  • Rotary Leadership Institute Graduate

  • Guardianship Committee for the Elder Law Section

  • Professor, Barry University School of Law, Orlando, FL, taught and co-authored 3rd-year course, Florida Probate Practice.

  • Planning Committee, WMFE “Ask-A Lawyer” Broadcast

Speaking Engagements

  • Speaker, “Vital Living Forum: Elder Law” hosted by Orange TV

  • Speaker, “Florida Guardian Panelist and Phone Bank” hosted by Wesh 2 News

  • Speaker, “Guardianship and Guardianship for the Elder Law Practice” hosted by The Orange County Bar Association Elder Law and Estate, Guardianship & Trust Committees

  • Speaker, “Navigating Contested Guardianships” hosted by the Orange County Bar Association Once Upon a Time in Estates, Trusts, and Guardianship Seminar.

  • Speaker, “Fundamentals of Filing Incapacity and Guardianship Proceedings” hosted by the Florida Bar Committee on Continuing Legal Education and The Young Lawyers Division

  • Two-time Keynote speaker for the Woman’s Club of Winter Park Annual Scholarship Dinner

  • Guest Panelist, “Caring for the Caregiver,” hosted by Morgan Stanley Wealth Management

  • Guest Panelist, WMFE “Ask-A-Lawyer” Channel 24 Broadcast

  • Presenter, 6th Annual Annual Clerks’ Statewide Investigation Alliance Virtual Training Symposium

  • Presenter for Basic Skills Requirement presentation for The Florida Bar "Start to Finish Incapacity 101"

  • Presenter to the Behavioral Health Unit of The Orange County Sheriff's Office on "Dementia, Mental Health Crises and the Law"

Recognitions & Awards

  • 2011-2023, Super Lawyer, Thomson Reuters

  • 2017-2024, The Best Lawyers in America, U.S. News & World Report

  • 2007-2022, Florida Legal Elite, Florida Trend Magazine

  • 2023, Florida Trend Legal Elite™ Hall of Fame

  • 2023, Orlando Magazine, Best Lawyers Hall of Fame

  • 2015, Named to Top 50 List of Women Super Lawyers in Florida by Super Lawyers Magazine

  • 2012, Five Star Wealth Manager, Orlando Home & Leisure Magazine

  • 2012, Top Women Lawyers, Orlando Home & Leisure Magazine

  • 2012, Recognized by The Florida Supreme Court, The Florida Bar’s Young Lawyers Division for pro bono work

  • 2005, Best of the Bar, Orlando Business Journal

  • Two-time Paul Harris Fellow

  • P. Holbrook Award Recipient

  • Martindale-Hubbell Rating: AV

  • 2024, Selected to Florida Trend's Notable Women Leaders In Law

News & Insights

Best Lawyers

Six ShuffieldLowman Attorneys Named 2022 Best Lawyers in America and Heidi W. Isenhart Named Lawyer of The Year

By Scott Cookson Matt Firestone Heidi Isenhart J. Mcdonald Gregory Meier & Lynne Wilson | Aug. 23, 2021

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Florida Legal Elite 2021

Two ShuffieldLowman Partners Named 2021 Legal Elite

By Alexander Douglas & Heidi Isenhart | June 30, 2021

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Super Lawyers

Four ShuffieldLowman Partners Named 2021 Super Lawyers and One Partner Named Rising Star

By William Lowman, Heidi Isenhart, Alexander Douglas, Stephanie Cook & Daniel Harris | June 25, 2021

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Last will and testament document

4 Common Florida Probate Issues | ShuffieldLowman

By Heidi Isenhart, Gregory Meier & Cooper Powell | April 30, 2021

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Father pushing daughter on swing

How to Decant to A Special Needs Trust

By Heidi Isenhart | July 22, 2019

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Ten Practice Points Every New Attorney Should Consider

By Heidi Isenhart | April 1, 2012

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