Our Law Firm's Testimonials

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Upon retirement, my husband and I had a discussion about our future Estate Planning. Two years later, it was time to ask questions, get answers and have legal documents prepared for our peace of mind.

I chose to call Michael Fowler’s office because they had helped me create a Trust several years ago for my terminally ill sister-in-law. Recently, we met with Michael (a very kind man) and he provided us with all the information that we needed. His wonderful legal team prepared our documents in a professional, efficient manner.

We are very pleased.


We appreciated the pre-meeting information form. When we met, the decision making process was quicker and easier as pre-work was done at home and at our leisure.

There were last-minute changes requested. This did not present a problem and we did not feel uncomfortable requesting a change.

The staff was a joy to work with at the will signing. You are truly a professional and people oriented organization. Thank you.


The attorney was extremely helpful.

We were dealing with a 90 year old mother/mother-in-law that developed dementia. She owns a home and is on Medicare and Medicaid. She eventually had to move in with us.

The attorney took several frantic calls from us as to how to proceed. Thank You!


I learned a lot from the webinar and decided to have our current wills and documents reviewed by the firm.

J.R. met with my husband and I and answered all our questions and we had some documents updated that we needed.

Everyone that we had contact with was very helpful and professional. I would highly recommend their services.


With each appointment, Norman and I were very happy with the answers and the way we were treated by your staff.

Darrah and staff made us very comfortable when we met to sign the revised documents.

We would recommend your office to anyone needing your service. Thanks Again.


My Grand Daughter saw your ad so we came to a seminar for my husband.

The attorney did a great job at the seminar so we made a follow up appointment. The staff did a great job on everything we needed.

I would tell my family and friends to go see you all.


The minute I walked in the door I knew I was at the right place.

Doreen Brothers was a joy to work with. I felt very comfortable with her. Darrah Mage also was great to work with.

I felt all of my needs were taken care of.


It was a pleasure working with Mike and his staff.

The expertise, professionalism and attention to detail were impressive.

We will recommend them to all of our family, friends and neighbors.


The whole experience with your firm was very satisfying.

Even though I was under much stress at the time it was gratifying to have you explain in detail-the steps you were taking so I could understand what was going on.


Your service is exceptionally courteous and professional.

You and your staff inspire a client to feel confident that all will be done right and utmost integrity.


Needing to have my Will rewritten or modified, I considered the abilities of those firms then chose The Estate, trust & Elder Law Firm, P.L., feeling that they best suited my needs.

They seemed to be very thorough in their efforts to make clear my wishes and needs in writing my Will for me.


I was quite impressed with our Will and other documents.

The legal language is always confusing, but important. As a retired Engineer, I remember my patent language that had specific meaning, so I am confident that your descriptions reflect the need.

I trust you. Thank you.


I entered into what I called the land of the unknown when I moved my parents into assisted living.

They were in debt well over $150,000.00 with not much income to see the light and assisted living cost was going to use almost all of it. I saw an ad in the paper for “The Estate, Trust & Elder Law Firm, P.L.” so I called to set up an appointment.

I am 62 years old and this is one of the best calls I have ever made. They set me up on several programs that are available but not many people have knowledge of. Within several months I was able to pay all of their bills off and had plenty of money to pay the monthly bills and some left to save.

I don’t know what I would have done without this law firm.


The reality of my husband’s Alzheimer’s disease left me feeling alone scared and lost.

I did not know which direction to turn, when consulting with Attorney Joannie Rodriguez and Paralegal, Doreen Brothers of the Estate, Trust & Elder Law Firm.

I was impressed with their knowledge, professionalism and compassion.

I highly recommend them to anyone who needs Elder care and advice.


My family and I were very pleased with the overall legal services and professional expertise of you and your staff.

Your firm exceeded our expectations. They helped to guide us expertly through this entire estate, trust and elder law process in a most courteous, professional and timely manner.

Without you and your staff’s guidance, my family would not have been able to navigate the intricacies of this process. Please accept our most heartfelt thanks.

We would most definitely recommend your firm to anyone in need of estate, trust and elder law advice.


The Estate, Trust & Elder Law Firm has been very helpful to me and the staff is very friendly.

They have kept me informed by letter and e-mail concerning changes in the laws and have answered my questions patiently and in depth so that I can understand.

It is a pleasure to work with them.


This firm provided excellent services!

Legal work was very well done. All staff was courteous and helpful.

Everyone was working on my behalf and spent quality time with me. Thanks!.


High quality of service provided with professionalism of highest standards.

Knowledge of technical subject matter, especially for estate planning was displayed in easily understandable language. From the commencement of the engagement to the conclusion we had nothing to complain about.

Service was provided with diligence and expected level of integrity. Thank you!


At a very stressful and emotional time in our family, when we needed legal assistance, the office of Mike Fowler was recommended to us.

With their patience, understanding and guidance, we made it through. Everyone made the experience very comfortable and pleasurable.

We definitely highly recommend this legal firm as well as hope to continue our relationship with them.


I was highly satisfied with the service I recently received of the Estate, Trust & Elder Law Firm.

Attorney Michael Fowler and Paralegal Darrah Mage were both excellent.

All staff were friendly and knowledgeable.

I would highly recommend this Law Firm to anyone desiring the services which this law firm provides.


Settling personal and estate matters while still in health is a privilege and a responsibility, yet easy to put off ‘to deal with tomorrow. Since finding my resolve and making my appointment, I will happily say the experience was pleasant, educational and quite comfortable.

Each element of my life plan was thoroughly discussed. I know that should I have further questions, a firm member will be there, whether for me or for a member of my family.

It feels wonderful to have completed this process and I can go on to live out my days with assurance that these important matters were executed properly and with respect.


We learned of the Estate, Trust & Elder Law Firm when we attended a meeting of seniors at our church.

Mike Fowler presented information which helped us understand Estate Planning. We decided to call and meet with him. Our Estate Planning was handled in a professional and caring manner, this was in contrast to an Elder Law firm we had contacted earlier.

We proceeded to use the lawyers at the Estate, Trust & Elder Law Firm. They are kind, caring, warm people. We are glad we chose this group.

It is as if a weight has been lifted from our shoulders. We know and trust we did the right thing.


I recently visited the office for some help with estate planning.

I found their personnel to be very friendly and caring. Rebecca Klepacki was very helpful.

I will not hesitate to call upon them again if necessary.


My experience with this Firm was a very positive one.

When I called the Estate, Trust & Elder Law Firm, I was immediately put at ease with my concerns for my Mom’s Estate.

Everyone treated that we were in contact with treated us like family. This is a wonderful Firm.


Mr. Fowler and his staff have helped me to have piece of mind in settling my estate.

They were patient, kind and understanding of my desires.

I have found the staff to be very knowledgeable and pleasant to work with.


After moving to Florida, I decided to find an Estate Attorney. I did an internet search and decided on The Estate, Trust & Elder Law Firm, P.L.

I drove to their office to make a cold call and was greeted by Ashley who made a positive first impression.

A few days later I met with Attorney Wes Harvin who also made a positive impression. Wes asked me several questions to make sure he understood my objectives and wishes. Having full confidence with Wes, I returned later that same day to give the firm a list of items to include in my file.

After receiving draft copies of my Estate Plan in the mail, I met with Paralegal, Darrah Mage, plus two witnesses to sign all the documents.

On May 24th, I got a voice message from Ashley saying my final documents were ready to be picked up. I went that same day and was given a binder with all the documents in indexed sections along with a flash drive with PDF files of the same documents. Both the binder and the flash drive looked professional with the logo of the firm on both.

I strongly feel peace of mind that my final wishes will be taken care of by The Estate, Trust & Elder Law Firm and that is extremely important to me.

I thought the fee was very reasonable and the quality of work was outstanding.


My husband and I moved here to FL from NC.

We had a Revocable Living Trust drafted by a NC attorney but wanted to have it reviewed to insure that it abided by FL law.

We did not have a Florida attorney and found The Estate, Trust & Elder Law Firm on the internet.

We scheduled an appointment with Mr. Fowler and found, to our surprise, that our Trust did not provide for what we had expected.

Mr. Fowler took his time with us, explained the differences in a Revocable Living Trust and an Irrevocable Living Trust, which is what we needed to meet our expectations, and answered any questions we had.

Within days after our appointment, we received draft copies of our new documents for our review and approval.

After one more appointment with Mr. Fowler to execute the documents, our full estate plan was in place and we now feel safe and secure.

We now know that our wishes will be met and the cost of this security was half of what we paid in NC.

We have and will continue to recommend The Estate, Trust & Elder Law Firm to our friends and neighbors.


I would like to take a moment to thank you all.

My Attorney, Joannie Rodriguez and the Receptionist, Cathy Adcock were very patient and understanding with me. They went over and over to help me with my questions.

They answered all my concerns in the most professional manner and for that I truly thank them.

I have peace about it all. I would recommend this Firm to everyone. I thank you again.


Joannie is a very nice and professional.

She has been working very hard to get my husband qualified for Medicaid long term care to help with his room and board at a Memory Care Center.

He has early onset Alzheimer’s.

His age and assets have been quite the challenge, however Joannie has refused to give up.

We also updated my Will and other documents.”


There was no question what law firm we would choose to update our estate planning documents since we were satisfied with ETELF’s preparation of previous documents.

Paralegal Darrah Mage fully explained the details of the document changes and was very patient and thorough in responding to our questions.

We commend Darrah for her expertise and professionalism and highly recommend her. We also have referred others to ETELF who were very satisfied with the firm’s services.


We are very pleased with our dealings with your firm, especially Joannie Rodriguez and Doreen Brothers.

Things progressed more rapidly than we expected. Doreen was available by phone or e-mail to answer questions and we had a lot of them!

Doreen “held my hand” through the process. We were applying for long-term Medicaid for my husband with Alzheimer’s and he was placed in a Nursing Home of our choice in just over a month, Spousal support was granted in just over a week!

Wonderful, caring people at your firm.


A friend had gone to a seminar given by the law firm and highly recommended them to us.

We needed to change our Wills and discuss our affairs with and Elder Care lawyer. We went to a seminar ourselves which was very informative, and then we went and met with a lawyer. She drew up our papers after a lengthy discussion, we returned to sign everything and now we have all our important papers in our safe, plus a large notebook in our desk with a table of contents making it easy to find what we are looking for.

The Fee Schedule was clearly discussed and adhered to. Very good quality of service for the price.


We are very satisfied with our experience with your firm and especially dealing with Joannie Rodriguez-Ruth, she was extremely helpful in giving us great advice.

We would highly recommend your firm and Joannie to our friends and family.


We were very pleased with the professionalism of the firm.

They were very accommodating. The seminar I attended which Joannie ran, was great!

It gave me a lot of information to consider prior to our first meeting with Attorney Fowler.


Everyone, from the Receptionist to the Paralegal to the Attorney, was friendly without being insincere.

All my needs were attentively noted.

Changes were efficiently made and my documents were produced in a timely manner.


It took me a couple of years to complete our paperwork (my foot dragging and my husband’s medical crises) but I want to thank Renee for her patience and encouragement.

She went above and beyond to help us finalize our documents. Many Thanks!”


Mark and I were very happy with the Estate papers that were prepared for us.

The process of securing our future for our family was handled with the utmost of respect.

Thank you for the beautiful, organized binder and flash drive.”


Doreen made me feel comfortable and well informed about all procedures and she was always kind and helpful.

I am so grateful for the help & advice she always gave me.”


This firm is the best! Each person that I have spoken to at times were all very friendly and caring and professional.

Doreen Brothers, who was helping me is the best! She was always there for me whenever I needed her for anything. She always seemed to go above and beyond with whatever I was needing or concerned with, and I feel that she would be there still now today if I need her.

I would very much like to thank all of you especially Doreen for all the help. I would and I will very highly recommend this firm to everyone and anyone who needs your help.


I had no experience with the Estate Trust & Elder Law Firm previously.

I was in a very stressful situation and your paralegal, Doreen, was able to give me a lifeline. No one thinks they’ll ever be in this situation. But years of poor health that my spouse had endured left us with few options.

Your staff was most gracious and patient and obviously were part of a well-trained team.

I will be ever grateful to Mike Fowler and Doreen for their timely support and consistent filing of motions in a restricted schedule.


Very pleased and satisfied with your work.


Extremely helpful, courteous, and professional in every aspect!!!

Excelled beyond my expectations!!! Thank you, Estate, Trust & Elder Team!


I was satisfied with the handling of my case and the speed with which everything was done.


From the beginning we were treated with respect.

You took your time to answer any question we needed answered.

You did proof reading, before the original work was done.

We did not expect the outstanding service and you treated us with plus the respect, patience, and utmost clientele.


Since moving to Florida, I knew that I needed to update my Will but receiving word that I needed surgery put everything in high drive.

I contacted The Estate, Trust & Elder Law Firm and within a few weeks’ time, I had all the paperwork I required. New Will, POA, Living Will, House Trust and Health designation.

Everything was handled in a professional manner and every detail was explained to me in language I understood.I would highly recommend your firm.


I was very pleased by using your Firm.

Everyone was very professional, friendly, experienced, and knowledgeable. Everything was explained well, and all the charges were within industry standards.

The documents were done sooner than expected and they were flexible when setting appointments.

Ashley Wood is an exceptional employee!!!! Thank you.


Thank you, Estate, Trust & Elder Law Firm.
Ally we are so grateful for you helping us through tough times.

Everything was handled without us going through any stress.

When we would call, Ashley treated us like family. She was so special.

So grateful for everything. Thank you!”


5 STARS to ETELF who helped us with original estate planning documents in the past and with recent updates.

From initial contact with the firm through final document preparation by paralegal Darrah Mage, we have been very satisfied with all services.

Darrah is organized, professional and proficient and is a pleasure to work with.

We will continue to recommend ETELF.


I’ve known the ETELF team for about 8 years now and the care and compassion they provide to the community and their clients is unmatched!

After sometime of seeing their great work, it came time for my grandmother to review her legal documents and set up her wishes, I knew exactly where to suggest.

The team is clear, concise, and respectful.

She was nervous she would be heard with an attorney, but Wes was patient and understanding.

When picking up the documents the binder came completely organized with tabs and a flash drive was offered as well.

I can’t say enough great things about this team, they are locals who care about locals and are the ONLY team to consider for elder law, trust, and estate planning.

Thanks ETELF team for taking care of my family!


My mom is 84 years old and beginning to decline with Dementia. My dad was also retired military and she receives his military pension . Our goal was to protect her assets as much as possible for her future care needs.

We met with Joanie Rodriguez and she was able to do that and more, setting things up so that my mom could get additional benefits from the VA due to my dads military service during war time.

We always received timely communications, either by phone or email. And one of the most important things to my mom was that she was included in all of the discussions.

Joanie was compassionate and patient with her and answered her questions, even when she asked the same question a few times. I cannot speak highly enough about the professionalism of the firm, plus their care and concern for the people they are helping.

When and if we need further help, I wouldn't hesitate to call them!


Protect yourself & those you love

No matter where you are in life’s journey, we can help.

Whether you need to update your estate plan, are preparing for future long-term care needs, or have a loved one entering or already in a nursing home, we are ready to assist you.

We have 5 convenient locations throughout the Treasure Coast area and are ready to serve you.

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