Linda R. Chamberlain, P.A.

Linda R. Chamberlain, P.A.

Compassionately Protecting Florida's Elderly for More Than 20 Years.

Firm Overview

Linda Chamberlain Provides Peace of Mind for Florida's Elderly Seeking Long Term Care or Financial Planning for Medicare Who Need to Preserve Assets for Their Spouse or Children.
Linda R. Chamberlain is a Board Certified Elder Law Attorney who has practiced in Clearwater and the surrounding area, including Dunedin, Palm Harbor, Largo, Seminole and St. Petersburg since 1991. Her practice includes Medicaid Planning, Medicaid Applications, Long Term Care and Disability Issues, Qualified Income Trusts, Special Needs Trusts, and Estate Planning. If you or a loved one need nursing home care and are seeking to protect your financial assets, looking to draft a living will, or dealing with the complexity of applying for Medicaid in Florida, Linda R. Chamberlain, P.A. can skillfully handle your case.

Linda has built an outstanding reputation and her peers have recognized her for her professionalism and ethics with the AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest award in the legal industry. In addition to her law firm, she operates two businesses to benefit the elderly in her community, serves on the Board of the Clearwater Free Clinic and has written numerous articles for publication on elder care issues. You can expect to find the following at Linda R. Chamberlain, P.A:

-Skilled Representation - Attorney Linda Chamberlain has more than 20 years of experience practicing elder law. She handles complex cases of Medicaid eligibility and asset protection as well as straightforward drafting of living wills and powers of attorney. Her background, experience, and extensive history of successful cases equip her to resolve a wide variety of elder care legal needs.
-Thorough Knowledge - Linda Chamberlain has dedicated her career to the support of the elderly. She has extensive legal knowledge and experience advocating for the elderly in healthcare and protecting financial assets. In addition to her more than 20 years practicing elder law, she has also held several medical positions, including as Director of Social Services at a rehabilitation center and discharge planner at a hospital. She operates a private duty home care company and is on the Board of the Clearwater Free Clinic.
-Compassion for Clients - Linda Chamberlain's dedication to the elderly stems from her own love and compassion for older adults. She has experienced the needs of her own mother and grandmother in their later years, seeing first hand the gaps in health and financial protection for the elderly. She dedicates her practice to advocating for her senior clients to receive the benefits and care they deserve. Clients benefit from her vast reservoir of knowledge and the personal attention of her firm.

Linda Chamberlain is committed to her clients. Whether preparing transfer of asset documents or advocating for admission to a nursing home, you can rest assured knowing Linda is on your side and dedicated to your physical and financial well being.
Main Office
Main Office
901 Chestnut St., Ste. B
Clearwater  FL  33765
Phone
  • 727-443-7898
Websites
Estate Planning
The law office of Linda R. Chamberlain, P.A. will represent your estate planning legal matters.
The law office of Linda R. Chamberlain, P.A. will represent your estate planning legal matters.

Linda Chamberlain

Linda R. Chamberlain is a Board Certified Elder Law Attorney who has practiced in Clearwater and the surrounding area since 1991. In addition to practicing Elder Law, Linda has improved the quality of life for countless Florida residents by founding Aging Wisely, LLC. a professional care management company and Easy Living, Inc. a non-medical private duty home care company. Linda currently serves on the Board of the Clearwater Free Clinic, and as an Adjunct Professor at the Stetson University College of Law.

Linda's love and compassion for older adults began at a very young age when she helped take care of her grandmother. Her grandmother fell and broke her hip when she was 76 years old in 1971, unfortunately due to the lack of available rehabilitation and financial assistance her grandmother never walked again and was maintained in her own home by her husband and family for 5 years prior to passing away. Helping people through the journey of the aging process has been a life long passion.

During 2008 Linda's mother, who lived locally, was diagnosed with Ovarian Cancer. While fortunate to survive two years after diagnosis, Linda experienced the day to day experience of caring for a loved one while working and maintaining a family. Linda's mother died during 2010. Linda is fortunate to have her father still living close by. Linda enjoys many outdoor activities and spending time with her husband and three sons.

Prior to practicing law, Ms. Chamberlain was the Director of Social Services at Lancashire Hall Rehabilitation Center in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. She received her BA in Social Work from Oral Roberts University and her JD from the University of Cincinnati College of Law. She is a member of the Clearwater Bar Association, The Florida Bar, the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, the Florida Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, the Elder Law Section of the Florida Bar, Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section of The Florida Bar, the Elder Law Committee and Probate Committee of the Clearwater Bar, the Florida Council on Aging, and the National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers.

She received her BA degree in Social Work from Oral Roberts University and JD degree from the University Of Cincinnati College Of Law. In 1998 she was selected as a Leading Florida Attorney in the area of Trusts & Estates. Linda is a 1997 graduate of Leadership Pinellas, a 1988 recipient of the University Of Cincinnati College Of Law Merit Scholarship, and in 1989 named Who's Who Among American Law Students.

Linda is a Past Chair of the Elder Law Section of the Florida Bar and remains an active member. She served on the Executive Committee of the Elder Law Section of the Florida Bar 2003 - 2010. She served on the Florida Bar BLSE Elder Law Certification Exam committee 2005-2009. She served as the Co-Chair and Chair of the Elder Law Committee of the Clearwater Bar Association from 2005-2007. She has served on the Gulfcoast Legal Services Board of Directors from 2004-2007 and on the Clearwater Bar Foundation Board during 2006. She served on the Clearwater Yacht Club Youth Sailing committee from 2002-2004. She served on the Board of Directors of Partners in Self-Sufficiency from 1998 - 2003 and served as Board President from 1999-2001. She previously served seven years on the Board of Directors of St. Paul's School, and has served as a liaison for Youth Leadership Pinellas and Leadership Pinellas Board of Directors.

Areas of practice
-Asset Protection
-Elder Law
-Long Term Care and Disability Issues
-Medicaid Planning
-Medicaid Applications
-Wills and Estates


Publications include:
-The Florida Bar Administration of Trusts in Florida (2d ed. 1999, 3rd ed. 2001 and 4th ed. 2005) "Medicaid Trust Administration" Chapter, co-authored with Attorney Charles F. Robinson.
-Florida Banking Association magazine article "Client Capacity Issues," co-authored with Shannon Martin.

Presentations include:
-Florida Bar Elder Law Section's Elder Law Annual Update and Review Course in January 2012 on Health Insurance and the Affordable Care Act.
-Florida Bar Elder Law Section and Health Care Section The Affordable Care Act Patient and Provider continuing education presentation in July 2011 on Practical Practices for the Practitioner - The ACA, Medicaid ICP, Med Waiver and SSI/SSDI Special Needs Trusts.
-Clearwater Bar Association Elder Law Committee continuing education presentation in May 2011 on Health Care Reform.
-Faith Community Nursing Program continuing education presentation in November 2010 on Medicare, Medicaid and Long Term Care.
-Tampa Bay Financial Planning Association continuing education presentation in August 2010 on Avoiding Family Litigation: Conflict and Turmoil Related to Long Term Care & Estate Issues.
Education
  • University of Cincinnati College of Law
    Juris Doctorate
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