13535 Feather Sound Drive
Clearwater FL 33762
The trusts and probate lawyers at BaskinFleece take the responsibility of being a lawyer very seriously. We practice law as a profession and possess a great deal of knowledge and experience in contested estate, guardianship, probate and trust law litigation. We are proud to be committed to the very highest standards expected of the legal profession, and to practice with integrity, innovation, and a commitment to public service.
Both Mr. Fleece and Mr. Baskin's primary focus in their practices had been in the wills, estate and trust litigation areas of law. In 2004 they decided to combine their extensive knowledge and experience to create a unique law firm that was focused mainly on contested wills, estate, trust and guardianship matters. Their philosophy was simple: leverage trial skills with the knowledge of probate and trust law to provide consistent, efficient and effective representation for their clients resulting in positive outcomes.
The firm quickly developed a reputation as the "go to" firm in Clearwater, St. Petersburg, Tampa, Pinellas County and throughout the state of Florida for highly complex and contested matters such as post-death fights regarding wills, trusts and estates, or pre-death disputes which many times involve guardianships and litigation.
Integrity: A lawyer's good reputation is everything. Our relationship and reputation with our clients, the courts, our colleagues and even our adversaries are based upon honesty, trust, candor and upholding the highest ethical standards of the Florida Bar. We believe our actions enhance our reputation with all whom we encounter. Our adversaries may not like us, but they do respect us.
Courage: We we welcome representation of clients in difficult, sometimes seemingly hopeless cases. Having large national or regional firms as adversaries does not intimidate us. We are not afraid to represent the underdog. Many times we have represented the weak and frail, victimized by unscrupulous persons who have taken undue advantage of their superior position.
Public Service: We have strong ties to our local communities and believe it is our responsibility to support our local charitable organizations by providing financial support, leadership and participation on boards and committees.
Innovation: We are willing try new ideas, including the advancement and advocacy of novel legal theories to achieve the results sought by our clients.
Dedication: We are dedicated to providing the very best legal advice and services to our clients through collaboration, innovation and communication to effectively advocate and advance our clients' interests in wills, probate, trust and guardianship litigation.
Experience: Not only do we have an intimate knowledge of probate and trust law, but we have the courtroom experience to effectively advocate for our clients' positions in probate and trust litigation. We have handled cases all over the state of Florida and even out of state. We know how to focus our pre-trial discovery to develop the facts that are needed to win. We know how to weave those facts with the law to tell a convincing story at trial to the judge or jury.
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