ShuffieldLowman’s Heidi Isenhart Recognized for Top Community Service
ORLANDO, FLORIDA, June 2013 – Winter Park resident Heidi Isenhart was recognized for her outstanding level of pro bono work by the Florida Supreme Court, The Florida Bar’s Young Lawyers Division and the Florida Pro Bono Coordinators Association. Along with other attorneys ranking at the top for numbers of hours contributed in cases closed in 2012, the attorneys were honored at the May 30 Orange County Bar Association Installation of Officers and Pro Bono Awards Dinner. Isenhart is a Martindale-Hubbell AV-rated attorney who practices in elder law, Medicaid planning, guardianship, probate and trust administration, probate and guardianship litigation, estate planning and special-needs trusts. Typically working with families at a difficult time due to death or illness, Heidi diligently works to find answers that comfort. While emotions run high in those crises, she is a sincere, eager champion of the underdog. Her work also includes protecting the rights of incapacitated elderly people as well as minors and the legally disabled. In addition, Heidi is a community leader, speaking to local groups and mentoring law students as a professor at the Barry University of Law in Orlando. Her biggest message, "Caring, along with ethics and effort, equals success." Her philosophy is, “I’m not afraid to fight a good fight to do the right thing.” The former president of the Rotary Club of Orlando and current Board President of Share the Care, Inc., Isenhart earned her law degree (J.D., Fall, 1995) from Regent University School of Law, Virginia Beach, Virginia, and her undergraduate degree from University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (B.S., 1993.) She is a member of The Florida Bar (Elder Law Section and Real Property, Probate and Trust Section); Orange County Bar Association (Chairperson of the Estate, Guardianship and Trust Law Committee, 2004-2005; Co-Chairperson of the Estate, Guardianship and Trust Law Committee, 2003-2004; Member, Elder Law Committee); National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and the Florida State Guardianship Association.