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About Stephanie M. Edwards

Founder and Attorney

Stephanie Edwards founded Edwards Elder Law, P. A. to provide seniors, veterans, and their families with the legal services they need to address immediate care concerns, proactively plan for the future, and cope during times of crisis.

Ms. Edwards decided to focus her practice exclusively on the needs of seniors, veterans, and their families in part because of a personal experience. The father of one of her dearest friends suddenly became ill and had to be taken to the hospital. Within days, his condition worsened. He became unconscious and had to be released to a hospice, where he passed away after a few weeks.

The frustration, stress, and confusion inherent in this process took a toll on Ms. Edwards' friend. After seeking advice from an attorney, however, coping with the loss of his beloved father became easier to manage. He no longer felt like he was bearing so many responsibilities and making so many decisions alone. He now had someone to help him evaluate which steps to take next and make sense of unfamiliar legal procedures.

Taking a Personal Approach to Addressing Elder Law Issues

Partly because of this experience, and partly because it is simply her nature, Ms. Edwards takes a highly personal approach to the practice of law. She understands what her clients are going through and takes the time to listen closely and gain a thorough understanding of their unique situations, needs, and goals. Only then does she devise a strategy or plan to address her clients' concerns.

Stephanie earned her B.A. from the University of Virginia and her J.D. from the T.C. Williams School of Law, University of Richmond. She earned her LL.M. in elder law from the Stetson University College of Law.

Stephanie is a member of the Florida State Bar elder law and real property, probate, and trust sections; the St. Petersburg Bar Association probate and guardianship section; and the Virginia State Bar. She is also a member of leading professional organizations, including the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and the Academy of Florida Elder Law Attorneys, Elder Counsel and Wealth Counsel.

Stephanie grew up in Virginia and moved to St. Petersburg several years ago. In her spare time, she enjoys gardening, reading and playing with her cats.


Susan Bauer – Office Manager and Probate Paralegal

Susan is originally from Ohio and moved to Florida in 1997 to be closer to her aging parents. She is an avid pickleball player, adores spending time with her children and grandchildren, and is a lifelong Ohio State Buckeyes fan. As our Office Manager and most senior team member, Susan uses her knowledge and experience with the firm to help make sure the office is running smoothly and that we have the necessary resources in place to best take care of you.

In addition, Susan is our primary team member who assists our clients who are going through the probate experience.

Susan can be reached at Susan@EdwardsElderLaw.com


Diane Dougherty – Client Services Manager

Diane is from Bucks County, Pennsylvania and moved to Florida from New Orleans in 2016. In her free time she loves traveling to learn about and experience other cultures. She is also a serious Boston Red Sox fan. As our Client Services Manager, Diane helps to make sure that we are responding to your phone calls and questions in a timely manner and that we are keeping you informed of community resources of interest and changes in the law through our newsletters, website and Facebook page.

In addition, Diane is our primary team member who assists our clients putting their estate plans in place or handling their family’s elder law needs.

Diane can be reached at Diane@EdwardsElderLaw.com


Winston – Office Cat

We are not quite sure how long Winston has lived in St. Petersburg since he just showed up at our office door one day wanting to work with us. In his spare time, he enjoys napping and eating treats. Winston helps our clients who are craving a little pet therapy.


Our Story

Our Practice Areas

  • Why Choose
    Our Firm?

    We limit the number of clients that we have at one time, allowing us to focus on your case.

    Personalized Representation
  • Know the
    Benefits

    Find out if you and your family can benefit from our elder law planning services!

    More Information
  • Dedicated & Experienced

    Our firm exclusively handles elder law concerns so your family can obtain peace of mind.

    Meet Your Attorney
  • Complimentary Consultation

    Let us help. Request your consultation today and we will be in touch.

    Contact Us Now

Contact Us

Edwards Elder Law, P.A.
St. Petersburg Elder Law Attorney
Located at: 2510 1st Ave. N.,
St. Petersburg, FL 33713
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Phone: (727) 755-5808
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