Teresa K. Bowman, Esq. was featured in the 2015 annual issue of “Women on the Scene” published by Scene Magazine in Sarasota, FL.
Sarasota elder law attorney Teresa K. Bowman has built a reputation as a stalwart champion who aids families in crisis and helps them with the planning required to maintain their quality of life. Teresa is always ready to step in to help clients navigate issues that can arise from a diagnosis, disability, or health crisis. She employs both her legal expertise and an in-depth knowledge if the intricacies of Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid, which can make a critical financial difference for individuals and their spouses’ futures. Working as an elder law attorney satisfies Teresa’s lifelong desire to help people, and she particularly enjoys the hugs she gets from clients she has helped.
Teresa is also known for standing up against those who exploit the elderly, whether it’s through inappropriate sales of annuities or the many scams aimed at the elderly or unsophisticated. Her support extends to helping clients find trustworthy resources for everything from financial planning to in-home care. In addition, she does probate work, administers trusts, and helps families create long-term plans through the creation of the proper estate documents. Teresa also helps parents with disabled minor children ensure their continued care and counsels veterans regarding how VA benefits, in combination with long-term care and other benefits, can help them remain in their homes.
Having spent 15 years as an elementary school teacher, Teresa decided to fulfill a life-long goal and attend law school in 2003. She excelled at Stetson University College of Law where she concentrated in elder law and earned the Order of the Barrister for her advocacy work. Raised in a family that came to Florida in 1896, she relishes spending free time at her rural-urban home with her husband, a small flock of chickens, and a very inviting porch swing.
"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