Barbara Ann Epstein was awarded her Juris Doctor degree cum laude from Stetson University College of Law in 1991 and started her own elder law practice in 2003. Her elder law practice concentrates in Medicaid planning, Estate Planning, Wills, Trust, Durable Powers of Attorney, Health Care Surrogate/Living Wills, Guardianship, and Probate Administration. Although she has an office in New Port Richey, Barbara’s practice is unique in that she predominately sees clients in their home, assisted living facility or nursing home with her “mobile office” complete with copier, magnifying glasses, blackboard and traveling desktop. She primarily serves West Pasco County and North Pinellas County but has traveled to South Florida and Gainesville at client’s requests.
Prior to becoming an attorney, Barbara taught high school mathematics in Fort Lauderdale and was a Practice Consultant to Psychiatrists. She is a licensed Florida Healthcare Risk Manager and is also licensed to sell real estate. She held a Florida Life, Health & Variable Annuity license and NASD Series 7, 63 & 65 licenses through 2011. She is a member of the Florida Bar Elder Law Section, the Florida Bar Real Property, Probate and Trust Law section, the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and the West Pasco Bar Association. Barbara serves on the Advisory Board of the Community Service Council of West Pasco, Inc. and also serves on the Advisory Council of Area Agency on Aging of Pasco-Pinellas Counties.