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.
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
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
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
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