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Linda D. Hartley - Shareholder

Linda D. Hartley


University of South Florida, B.S., 1989
Stetson University College of Law, J.D., 1992, cum laude
  • Stetson Law Review
    • Editor

Bar Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • The Florida Bar
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association

Board Certified by The Florida Bar

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Linda D. Hartley - Shareholder

Linda is a Shareholder in the firm's Trusts & Estates Group, and a Co-Chair of the firm's Taxation Group. Her practice is primarily devoted to estate planning, probate, trust administration, and post-mortem tax planning. Linda also supports the firm’s Probate, Trusts & Estates Litigation Group.

Linda enjoys working with families to achieve a variety of estate planning objectives, including succession planning for closely-held businesses, charitable planned giving, life insurance planning, planning for families with young children, and asset protection planning. Linda also works with family members and professional fiduciaries through the probate and trust administration process after a death and the related post-mortem tax issues. Her clients include several regional and national banking establishments.

Linda is active in both professional activities and the community. She is a member of the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section of the Hillsborough County and Florida Bar Associations. She is a past President of the Tampa Bay Estate Planning Council and served as a Trustee on the Board of the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay.

Honors & Recognitions

  • AVPreeminent-Logo
  • Linda Hartley Lawyer of the Year
  • 93699 - Hill Ward Henderson
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Court Admissions

  • All Florida State Courts

Professional Recognition

  • AV Preeminent Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Best Lawyers in America (2009-2020)
    • 2019 Tampa Trusts and Estates Lawyer of the Year
    • 2016 Tampa Trusts and Estates Lawyer of the Year
  • Florida Trend  Legal Elite (2004-2005; 2009; 2011-2015)
  • Florida Super Lawyers (2006-2020)
    • Top 50 Women Florida Super Lawyer (2009, 2019, 2020)
    • Top 100 Florida Super Lawyers (2020)

Community & Civic Affiliations

  • American Red Cross, Tampa Bay Chapter 
    • Past Chairman of the Board
    • Planned Giving Committee
  • Bay Area Legal Services
    • Planned Giving Committee
  • Tampa Bay Estate Planning Council
    • President  
  • Community Foundation of Tampa Bay
    • Trustee
    • Professional Advisory Committee 

Professional Associations

  • The Florida Bar
    • Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association
    • Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section

Publications & Presentations

  • "The Power of 4: Peace of Mind for Now & Later." Presenter, Women Connected, The Bank of Tampa, March 2012.
  • "Understanding Your Estate Plan." Presenter, 2012 Women's Investment Series, The Tampa Bay Trust Company, February 2012. 

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