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St. Petersburg Estate Planning Lawyer

Proudly Serving the Tampa Bay Area

Aging and incapacity affect everyone at some point in life. That is why you need a proper estate plan in place. At Finley Williams Law, PA, we focus on providing compassionate guidance and value-driven solutions in the areas of estate planning, elder law, guardianship law, probate law, and real property law. You retain more than a professional estate planning lawyer when you turn to our firm—you place your legal matters in the hands of a diligent advocate prepared to provide your case with the personalized attention it truly deserves.

Placing emphasis on problems gets us nowhere. We choose to focus on finding solutions. Our founding attorney, Melissa Williams, works intimately with all of our clients. She makes it her priority to ensure they have the support system they need during the process.

We offer our probate, elder law, and estate planning services to individuals and families across the Tampa Bay Area, including St. Petersburg, Pasadena, Clearwater, St. Pete Beach, Tierra Verde, Seminole, Lakewood Ranch, Sarasota, and beyond.

Connect with Attorney Williams to discuss your legal needs. Call our office in  St. Petersburg at (727) 280-6837 for a complimentary consultation with our estate planning attorneys.

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Turning Stressful Situations
Into Positive Experiences

  • “Melissa Williams was efficient and extremely helpful in resolving my issue with a tenant who had become further and further behind on his rent. ”


  • “Melissa helped my brother and I get Medicaid benefits for my mother. She was very helpful in navigating the process with us and was very patient when we had a ton of questions about the process. ”


  • “Melissa was recommended to me by a neighbor who had completed her estate planning with Melissa. She was extremely knowledgeable and was happy to sit down with me and answer all of my questions. The estate plan was thorough and I feel so relieved now that i”


  • “Mrs. Williams was able to see me within a few days of calling and I knew then she was the right person for my case. She handled a very stressfull situation with professionalism and patience. I would not have made it through the probate process without her ”


  • “We had to have wills, trusts and healthcare surrogate documentation updated. Melissa was thorough and efficient. It was a fast and painless process.”


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About Attorney Melissa Finley Williams

Attorney Melissa Finley Williams is a native of St. Petersburg, Florida who began her legal career after earning her undergraduate and Juris Doctorate degrees from the University of Florida. Her background includes a B.S. in psychology, which is helpful as she guides her clients through the very personal matters of estate planning.

Prior to founding Finley Williams Law Firm, Attorney Williams worked in private practice handling estate planning, Veterans Aid & Attendance, Medicaid planning, and guardianship cases. She then joined forces with a large law firm, who entrusted her to grow and manage their office in The Villages, Florida.

Her desire to obtain peace of mind for families through personalized planning emerged early on in her career and inspired her to establish Finley Williams Law Firm in her hometown of St. Petersburg.

Schedule a complimentary consultation with our estate planning lawyer in St. Petersburg today. Call (727) 280-6837 to learn more.