Teresa K. Bowman P.A. is an Estate Planning and Elder Law firm headed by Sarasota Elder Law Attorney Teresa K. Bowman, Esq.
My mission is simple. I listen and help you and your family develop a plan to meet your needs. This usually starts with a review of your current estate planning documents and your overall goals.
I love my work and strive to create an environment where you feel comfortable to share your story and allow us to establish a relationship of trust and confidence.
I assist my clients with estate planning for asset protection, planning for spendthrift or disabled adult children, or planning for minor children with special needs.
I assist clients with long term care planning to include qualification for Medicaid, VA benefits or protection of assets with the creation of irrevocable trusts.
I assist clients with probate and trust administration and, lastly, I help families deal with many other issues that arise when dealing with a difficult illness and the care of a loved one.
I approach my work as a problem solver and my goal is to help you and your family deal with the problems you currently face or that you may face. Many times you may not immediately need my services, but the services of others in the community. A big part of my job is connecting you with those that can help and I enjoy the teamwork that evolves as we work together to create a workable solution.
Please call me to arrange a time to discuss your situation and needs.
I graduated from Stetson College of Law in 2005 with a concentration in elder law. Admitted to the Florida Bar in 2006, I have worked and practiced exclusively as an elder law attorney since that time. My practice is focused specifically on long term care planning to include Medicaid planning, planning to qualify for Veterans Benefits, and protection of assets for spouses and families in the community. Click my photo to learn more.
Paula Rowland works as a Public Benefits Specialist and Legal Assistant for Teresa K. Bowman, Esq. Paula is knowledgeable in all areas of the practice to include: Long Term Care and Medicaid planning, Estate planning, probate and trust administration but her area of specialty is Medicaid eligibility.
Paula grew up in Texas and Georgia before relocating to Florida with her husband, John, in 1983. Her previous work experience includes secretarial positions with the US Government Departments of Defense and Agriculture, as well as similar positions in the Construction and Real Estate industry. For the past 29 years she has worked in the legal field with a background in civil litigation, estate planning and probate.
She has one son and shares her home with her husband, 3 cats and a dog. She serves as a youth leader in her church, loves music, the outdoors, photography, crafting and reading.
Chris Bowman is a legal assistant for the firm focusing on estate planning and administrative work. Chris is a married father of three beautiful children. He enjoys travel, exercise, and healthy eating. He works to continually develop himself and his family through education and life experiences. His personal goal is to be a positive influence on those he comes into contact with on a daily basis, in hopes he can help others strengthen themselves and build a better community for all.
William E. Manning serves in the areas of office administration and marketing for Teresa K. Bowman, P.A.
Bill is a recently retired public servant having spent a combined 37 years in Manatee and Sarasota Counties as a firefighter and paramedic, serving in a management position for eight years, as an arson investigator, as well as a member of several specialty teams throughout his career. In addition, he trained as a crisis counselor and enjoyed helping individuals and families transition through difficult times. William is especially passionate about end of life issues, and he has the knowledge and experience to help counsel seniors and their families about end of life decision making. William is also devoted to helping seniors age in place, but in a safe and secure environment, and is writing a self-help guide soon to be published on our website. William is now applying his years of experience in administration and his desire to help others in a new direction as a member of our firm. William is an avid fisherman, stand-up comic (when he can gather a crowd), and a published author. He lives with his wife, Teresa K. Bowman, and their flock of chickens, in Sarasota.
"In October 2009, my fiancé (and future wife) and I wanted to have estate documents prepared. Upon the recommendation of friends, we contacted an elder law firm in Sarasota, FL. We were assigned to Teresa K. Bowman, an estate planning and elder law attorney. Over the course of several months, she helped us to develop and refine our documents to our exact specifications and requirements, with our complete satisfaction. During the next few years, various modifications to our documents were required, and she helped us to implement these changes, always with absolute professionalism and precision, and with a warm, friendly manner. Incidentally, Teresa Bowman, serving in the role of Justice of the Peace, presided over our wedding ceremony in May, 2010. It was the first wedding ceremony she had ever performed, so we trust that it is just as memorable an event for her as it was for us.In 2014, when Teresa Bowman established her own Estate Planning and Elder Law practice, we, of course, transferred our accounts to her new firm. She has since implemented additional modifications to our estate documents, with the same high level of service that we have come to expect and appreciate. We would have absolutely no reservations in recommending Teresa Bowman and her firm to anyone who has need of the services she renders." - Robert G. and Judith L. Hores