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Teresa K. Bowman, Esq., Elder Law Attorney,

Serves You and Your Family.

Located in Sarasota, Florida, Teresa K. Bowman P.A.  provides experienced, compassionate, yet unflinching guidance through the difficult (and sometimes painful) voyage of elder law and estate planning. It is our philosophy that it is never too early to start planning for the unexpected, and we offer unique insights and experience in the following disciplines:

  • Long Term Care Planning
  • Veterans Benefits
  • Medicaid Eligibility
  • Estate Planning
  • Special Needs Planning
  • Probate and Trust Administration

Sarasota Elder Law Attorney Gives Clients Peace of Mind

Personalized assistance for legal issues related to age and disability

Elder law, estate planning, and disability planning are legal concerns that truly touch the heart. These areas of law require a candid discussion of deeply personal concerns and come at a time of life where family members are most vulnerable. At my law practice, Teresa K. Bowman, P.A. in Sarasota, I provide a welcoming environment for relaxed discussion that builds trust and confidence. I have a simple mission: to help you and your family develop and implement a plan that meets your needs. I listen carefully and offer advice based on more than 10 years of experience. I don’t push one-size-fits-all solutions; I work with you as a creative problem-solver so the plan we craft fits your circumstances and addresses your concerns.

Attentive and trustworthy legal services in Sarasota and Manatee counties

My law practice is small and focused on client service. When you visit, you’ll immediately get the sense that my two paralegals and I love what we do — helping people manage the unexpected and the inevitable. You’ll also find that I am:

  • Experienced — Since 2006, I have practiced elder law and estate planning. I know the fine points of the law necessary to design comprehensive plans that stand up to court scrutiny.
  • Concerned — I’m motivated by genuine concern to help my clients avoid unnecessary stress and suffering, so they can get more enjoyment out of life.
  • Communicative — It’s not always easy to talk about the ultimate issues behind elder law and estate planning. But I try to create a relaxed atmosphere that invites open discussion.

Each time I work with a new client, I try to create a lasting relationship. No matter what elder law challenges you face, I am always just a call away.

Areas of Practice

Knowledgeable assistance for a range of complex elder and estate law issues

I help people in Sarasota and Manatee counties with several types of legal issues, including:

  • Elder law — For any type of elder law concern, I provide reliable advice on legal safeguards.
  • Estate planning — I provide comprehensive estate planning advice, including assistance with wills, trusts and advance medical directives.
  • Medicaid eligibility — Many Floridians would like to be able to rely on Medicaid but don’t understand the complex eligibility requirements. I explain how you can qualify while protecting important assets.
  • Special needs trusts — I create effective special needs trusts for clients who seek to provide financial support for disabled family members.
  • Long-term planning — Medical costs associated with a serious injury or illness can drain the assets you’ve accumulated over a lifetime. To protect you and your loved ones, I offer long-term planning services to make appropriate arrangements.
  • Probate — If you require assistance with probate or trust administration, I handle each legal requirement in a professional, cost-effective manner.

Whether you have an immediate concern or are looking to set a strong foundation for the future, I am determined to make a positive difference for you and the people you care about.


Contact an accomplished Florida elder law attorney to schedule a meeting

Teresa K. Bowman, P.A. assists people throughout Sarasota and Manatee counties with a full range of elder law and estate planning concerns. With a focus on client service, I strive to take the stress out of the process and develop effective solutions to the full range of your concerns. To schedule an appointment, please call 941-735-5200 or contact my Sarasota office online.

Client Testimonials
  • "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

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    I have been lucky enough to work with Teresa and her team with several clients and find her service and advise to be consistently of the highest of standards. She is a pleasure to deal with and nothing is ever too much trouble for her. I cannot recom...

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    rob galkoff

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    Teresa is easy to talk to and is understanding of the situation brought to her. I would highly recommend her for your legal representative.

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    Theresa Wheeler

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    Teresa and Paula have been helping us with setting up a POA and all of our mother’s paperwork and will be filing for Medicaid for her for us. They really are very helpful and explain things in laymen’s terms.

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    Beth Williams

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    Great team to work with. Questions answered in layman's terms!

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    Rita Zuchelli

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    Teresa Bowman and her entire team were very easy and pleasurable to work with. Every question was answered in an non-condescending manner and discussed thoroughly in layman's terms.

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