Meet Sam W. Boone, Jr.

Meet Sam W. Boone, Jr.

Attorney and Counselor at Law

Sam Boone is an elder law attorney in Gainesville, FL who focuses on the impact of the law on people over fifty and on people with disabilities and their families. It is his personal touch that sets him apart. In addition to counseling his clients, Sam speaks to other attorneys, financial planners and the public throughout Florida about elder law, estate and trust administration, estate, tax, retirement and financial planning, long-term care planning, asset protection planning, special needs planning and business succession planning. He enjoys mentoring lawyers focusing on his areas of practice.

Sam graduated from the University of Florida College of Law in 1978 and entered practice with a mid-sized law firm in Tallahassee. He was admitted to The Florida Bar on September 17, 1979. He opened his own law office in 1980.

Sam is admitted to practice before all Florida State Courts, as well as the Federal Courts of the Northern and Middle Districts of Florida and the U.S. Tax Court. He is also an Accredited Attorney for Veterans Benefits.

He is the Continuing Legal Education Committee Chair of the Florida Bar Elder Law Section and a trustee of the Lawton Chiles Legal Information Center. He is also a past-president and member of the year of the Academy of Florida Elder Law Attorneys, a past member of the year of the Real Property Probate and Trust Law Section of the Florida Bar and former chair of its Durable Power of Attorney committee, as well as being recognized in the 2014 & 2015 editions of Florida Super Lawyers. In addition, Sam holds an AV Preeminent Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™, is an accredited attorney for the preparation, presentation, and prosecution of claims for veterans benefits before the Department of Veterans Affairs, has been awarded the designation of an Accredited Estate Planner by the National Association of Estate Planners and Councils and has served as President and Board member of the local Council.

In addition to his own practice, regular participation in continuing education to remain current on legal and financial issues critical to his areas of practice, and professional affiliations, Sam is recognized as being active in the community, including participating as a member on the Board of Directors of the former, local Area Agency on Aging.

On a personal note, Sam is a family man. Among them, he and his wife Suzana have five adult children who remain close to their parents. Suzana's two children are completing their undergraduate and graduate education. Suzana and Sam also have three grandchildren.


  • Academy of Florida Elder Law Attorneys 1999 - present, Past President 2013 – 2014; President 2012 - 2013; Member Amicus Committee 2000 – 2002; 2008 – 2012; Program Chair “Un-Program” 2002, 2010, 2011.
  • Florida Joint Public Policy Task Force for the Elderly and Disabled - 2010 – present; Co-chair 2012 – present.
  • Elder Law Section of the Florida Bar 1995 – present; Executive Council member; Continuing Legal Education Committee Chair; Co-chair Probate Committee, Estate Planning Committee 2010 - 2013; Co-chair Special Needs Trust Asset Protection Sub-committee 2009 - 2010; Program Chair, Advanced Public Benefits Seminar 2009; Co-chair Probate and Tax Law Committee 2008 – 2009; Liaison Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section of the Florida Bar 2010 - 2013.
  • Real Property, Probate and Trust Section, The Florida Bar 1980 – Executive Council member 1998 -2013; Liaison with the Elder Law Section of the Florida Ba 2010 - 2013r; Probate Law and Rules Committee, 2002 - 2013, Co-Vice Chairman 2005 - 2010; Circuit representative 1998 - 2013; Chairman Information Technology Committee 2000 - 2002; Durable Power of Attorney and Guardianship Alternative Committee 2001 – 2013, Chairman 2004 – 2005;  Estate and Gift Tax Committee 2007 - 2013, Vice Chairman 2006; Member of Probate and Guardianship Forms Committee (producers of the “FLSSI” Probate and Guardianship forms) 1988 – present.
  • Estate Planning Council of North Florida 2000 – present; President 2008 – 2009; Board of Directors 2008 – 2010, 2012 - present.. Accredited Estate Planner - National Association of Estate Planners & Councils
  • John A. H. Murphree Law Library Board of Trustees
  • Bennett Inns of Court - Barrister
  • Gainesville Community Foundation; Advisory Board 2009 – present.
  • Haven Hospice Community Advisory Board; 2011 – present.
  • ARC Foundation; Board of Directors 2006 – 2011.
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys 1995 - present; various committees including Program Committee for 2003 Advanced Symposium.
  • Florida Bar, Probate Rules Committee 2002 – 2007.
  • Eighth Judicial Circuit Bar Association; Board of Directors 2002 – 2005.
  • Mid-Florida Area Agency on Aging; Board 2000 - 2006; Treasurer 2002 – 2006.
  • Housing Board, City of Gainesville, Florida 1977 - 1979; Chairperson 1979.
  • Board member; various not-for-profit community organizations and boards.


Asset Protection in Florida, Florida Bar Continuing Legal Education, Co-Author “General Exemptions from Creditors”, First, Second and Third Editions

Listed in Super Lawyers of Florida 2014 – 2015 Elder Law, Estate Planning & Probate

Real property, Probate and Trust Law Annual Service Award 2004

Avvo Superb rating (10 of 10)

Accredited by the Veteran's Administration

The Law Office of Sam W. Boone, Jr. assists in Gainesville, Florida and the surrounding counties.

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