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Did you know this is our 20th anniversary? That’s right! The Sketchley Law is celebrating twenty amazing years of legal advocacy, experienced representation, and client service in Tallahassee and throughout Florida. We want to take just a minute to look at the last twenty years and celebrate with you!

We don’t mean to brag but Twyla Lawrene Sketchley is an award-winning attorney serving the needs elders, vulnerable adults, persons with disabilities, and their families throughout Florida.  She is a Florida Bar Board Certified Elder Law Specialist that has been recognized by her peers for her community service work and her pro bono service.  She is a Florida Super Lawyer and a member of Florida’s Legal Elite.

The Sketchley Law Firm provides a variety of services, including:

  • Estate Planning
  • Client Maintenance Programs to Help Clients stay up-to-date with Estate Planning and Elder Care Issues
  • Medicaid and Long-Term Care Planning
  • Probate and Trust Administration
  • Guardianship
  • Representation for individuals assisting other under Durable Powers of Attorney, Trusts, and Healthcare Advance Directives
  • Advocacy for individuals living in nursing homes and assisted living facilities

We always welcome your questions in any of these areas, and encourage you to ask us your questions in a consultation at any time.

In addition to providing traditional legal services, Twyla also works to educate attorneys, professionals, and the public regarding the issues that confront elders and their caregivers. She speaks nationally about the difficult and emotionally charged representation of elders and vulnerable adults who have been financially and personally exploited and abused. Licensed in both Florida and Montana, she has a passion for ending the maltreatment, harm, and abuse of these vulnerable populations. She serves as both a guiding light for addressing these challenges to the public, guardians, social workers, professionals and more, through her endeavor, The Sketchley Method, and as an expert witness in legal cases in this area.

Twyla is active in the legal profession, promoting and improving elder law.  She is the past president of The Academy of Florida Elder Law Attorneys (AFELA)  (2017), the Past Chair of The Florida Bar Elder Law Section (2012-2013), and an Emeritus Member of the Florida Task Force for the Elderly and Disabled.  She serves as a mentor attorney for the AFELA Mentoring Committee.  She is the Chair of the Elder Law Section’s Guardianship Committee and a member of the Elder Law Section’s Legislative Committee.  She is also member of the National Academy of Elder Attorneys and the American Bar Association.   You may have heard her on WFSU during her weekly Elder Law Issues each Friday.

During our 20th anniversary year, we are going to share with you a tip per month that we have learned over the course of our career. Our entire team is excited to celebrate this special year with you, even Stormy, our head Purr-a-Legal, who provides emotional support for the entire office, our clients, and even provides social media tips.

From protecting elders from abuse and the legal advocacy you need throughout the guardianship process to experienced estate planning guidance and Medicaid planning solutions, we are bringing you the best of the best. Need something right now?  Call the office to schedule your consultation.