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Experience

Caitlin M. Powell joined the Trust & Estates team of Johnson, Pope, Bokor, Ruppel & Burns, LLP, as a probate, trust, and guardianship litigator in July 2019. Caitlin represents individuals and entities across Florida in a range of matters related to probate, trust and guardianship administration and disputes.

Caitlin has focused her career on probate, trust and guardianship law since law school, when she volunteered at the North Florida Office of Public Guardian, Inc., and worked with attorneys practicing trusts and estates law in Tallahassee and Tampa. After law school, Caitlin first practiced in Naples, Florida focusing on estate and trust administration and litigation. Caitlin then practiced in Miami, Florida, focusing on probate, trust and guardianship administration and litigation, including matters involving undue influence, exploitation of vulnerable adults, and civil theft.

Caitlin is an active member of the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section of the Florida Bar and is a member of the Probate Law and Procedure Committee and the Guardianship, Power of Attorney, and Advance Directives Committee. Caitlin was born and raised in Tampa, Florida and enjoys visiting the Tampa Bay area’s spectacular beaches and parks.

Distinctions and Memberships

  • Fellow of Class V of the Florida Fellows Institute of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel
  • Member of the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law “RPPTL” Section of The Florida Bar
    • Vice-Chair of the Guardianship, Power of Attorney and Advance Directives Committee
      • Chair of the Office of Public and Professional Guardians Suspension Procedures Subcommittee
      • Vice-Chair of the Annual Guardianship CLE, 2019 – present
    • Member of the Probate Law and Procedure Committee of RPPTL
  • Member of the Clearwater Bar Association
    • Board Member of the Young Lawyer Division
  • The Best Lawyers in America© “Ones to Watch” 2021

Education

  • Florida State University College of Law, J.D., 2015
    • Jessup Moot Court Team, 2014 and 2015
    • Journal of Transnational Law and Policy
    • Highest Grade Designation in Gratuitous Transfers (Trusts & Estates) and Global Regulation of the Pharmaceutical Sector (Upper-Level Writing Course)
  • Florida State University, B.A., Classics (concentration in Latin), Religion Minor, 2012

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