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Briana M. Whalin



Associate

Phone: 407-581-9800
Fax: 407-581-9801
E-Mail: bwhalin@shuffieldlowman.com
Practice Areas: Guardianship & Elder Law

From an early age Briana’s family instilled in her the importance of planning for the future, including in the area of estate planning, she even remembers her grandfather’s lawyer who was a lifelong trusted advisor. Those early lessons play a huge role today in her career as an elder law attorney. Passion for her work and her commitment shows in the exceptional level of care she provides to her clients: protecting the elderly, problem solving, working for resolutions and providing peace of mind for families. Her approach to estate planning, elder law and guardianship is to have a direct, positive impact on the lives of her clients.

Born in Miami and raised in Jupiter, Florida, Briana entered the University of Florida and set her focus on studying law, graduating cum laude in history and political science. She then went on to Wake Forest University School of Law with a plan to concentrate her future practice in the area of elder law. In law school she devoted herself to any area involving elder law, including specialized courses and volunteering as a health care advocate, helping those in need by obtaining medical benefits and drafting legal documents such as powers of attorney and living wills. In addition, she served as the director of the law school’s Wills Pro Bono program where she worked to revitalize the program and exponentially increase its reach. Her volunteerism in these areas led to her being awarded the Smith Anderson Pro Bono Award and her induction into the Wake Forest Pro Bono Honor Society.

In the future, Briana has a desire to educate others about the need and benefits of estate and elder law planning. She has seen first-hand that it can be hard to have conversations with aging parents or siblings about how to best care for loved ones, and she is interested in teaching others how to approach these sensitive topics with love and compassion.

Admission
Florida Bar admission pending

Education
University of Florida, (B.A. in History and Political Science, cum laude, 2015)
Wake Forest University School of Law, (J.D., 2019)
Wake Forest Journal of Law and Policy, Staff

Briana M. Whalin

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