As seen in Harbor Style Magazine.
Providing peace of mind and guidance through difficult times.
Attorney Jennifer R. Howell attended Stetson College of Law, graduating in 1997. That fall, she toured Punta Gorda and immediately fell in love with the area. Since that time, she has made Punta Gorda her home.
After 12 years with the Farr Law firm, Howell decided to open her own practice. The Howell Law firm, located in Towles Plaza, opened in August of 2010. Howell manages the firm with her Florida Registered Paralegal, Sue Elgersma, who has been her right hand woman for the past 10 years. “Sue and I work hard to give clients peace of mind and guidance through difficult times,” Howell said. The Howell Law firm helps clients plan for death, incapacity and long-term care needs. These are issues most people don’t like to think about, but certainly need to plan for. Clients are often concerned they will lose their home and their life savings if they or a loved one end up in a nursing home. Howell walks them through the complex world of Medicaid planning and helps them preserve their assets. Howell is the only Board Certified elder Law Attorney in Charlotte County. Such certification is the highest level of recognition by The Florida Bar for the competency and experience of an attorney. “There are a lot of people who know a little bit about Medicaid and try to be helpful, but it is a complicated area of the law,” she said. “Every client needs a personalized analysis to make a best case scenario for their individual circumstances.”
Howell helps clients establish powers of attorney, planning for who they would want to be in charge if they are unable to act for themselves. She also counsels clients on end of life decisions through advanced medical directives and advises clients how best to distribute their assets at the time of their passing through consideration of wills and trusts. In her 12 years as a Punta Gorda resident, she has been involved with many organizations. She has served as President of the Leadership Charlotte Class of 2000 as well as the Charlotte County Bar Association. She reorganized and revitalized the Charlotte County estate and Tax Planning Council and served as its President for four years. She just recently served a two-year term on the Board of Directors for the Florida Gulf Coast Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association. A true asset to our community, Howell strives “to balance being a mom to two awesome kids, ages 10 and 6, being a trusted advisor to my clients and staying involved in the community.”