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Heidi W. Isenhart
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Heidi W. Isenhart
Partner

Industries

Corporate

Services

Elder Law & Special Needs Trusts

Estate Planning & Probate

Guardianship Administration

Medicaid Planning

Probate Administration

Trust Administration


Heidi is an award-winning elder law attorney assisting clients in the areas of guardianship, probate and trust administration, probate and guardianship litigation, 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 current 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.

Admissions

  • State of Florida

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

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit

Education

  • 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

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

  • 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

Civic

  • Board President, Share the Care, Inc.

  • President, Rotary Club of Orlando Foundation

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

  • Vice President, Share the Care, Inc.

  • Vice President, Rotary Club of Orlando Foundation

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

  • Board of Directors, Rotary Club of Orlando Foundation

  • 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

  • Member, Task Force, Florida-Georgia District of Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod

  • 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

Recognitions & Awards

  • 2011-2021, Super Lawyer, Thomson Reuters

  • 2017-2022, The Best Lawyers in America, U.S. News & World Report

  • 2007-2021, Florida Legal Elite, Florida Trend Magazine

  • 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

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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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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