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About Stephanie M. Edwards

Founder and Attorney

Stephanie founded Edwards Elder Law, P.A., to provide seniors 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.

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

The frustration, stress, and confusion inherent in this process took a toll on Stephanie’s 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.

Partly because of this experience and partly because it is simply her nature, Stephanie 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’s mission is to uncomplicate some of life’s most complicated situations for her clients, and she takes pride in her team’s accessibility and responsiveness. In keeping with her commitment to education, Stephanie often shares her knowledge as a speaker in the community.

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

Stephanie is a member of the Florida State Bar, the St. Petersburg Bar Association and the Virginia State Bar. She is also a member of leading professional organizations, including the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, the Academy of Florida Elder Law Attorneys, Elder Counsel and Wealth Counsel. Stephanie is also an Adjunct Professor of Law at Stetson University College of Law.

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


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


Amelia Nichols – Client Services Coordinator

Amelia is a Florida native, originally from Sarasota, Florida. She moved to St. Petersburg in 2004, where she attended Eckerd College. She enjoys spending her free time exploring the local art scene, enjoying the beaches of Fort De Soto and walking the nature trails at Boyd Hill.

As our Client Services Coordinator, Amelia is the friendly voice you hear on the phone when you schedule an appointment and the warm and welcoming person you see upon arriving at our office. She facilitates getting answers to your questions about your appointments and homework and helps to guide you in preparing for each visit to our office.

In addition, Amelia helps to make sure that we are responding to your phone calls and questions in a timely manner.

Amelia can be reached at Amelia@EdwardsElderLaw.com


Margi Pecukonis – Client Services Coordinator

Margi is a Florida native who was born in St. Petersburg. Margi enjoys spending her free time with her two daughters and is an avid Tampa Bay Rays fan.

Margi is the friendly voice you hear on the phone when you schedule an appointment and the warm and welcoming person you see upon arriving at our office. She facilitates getting answers to your questions about your appointments and homework and helps to guide you in preparing for each visit to our office.

In addition, Margi helps to make sure that we are responding to your phone calls and questions in a timely manner.

Margi can be reached at Margi@EdwardsElderLaw.com


Candy Porter – Marketing Coordinator

Born in Ohio, Candy arrived in Florida 10 years ago after residing for 43 years in Indianapolis. Her professional career spanned decades in the fields of public relations and marketing, providing services for a wide variety of local and nationally-known corporations and nonprofit organizations. Still an avid community volunteer, Candy also finds time to her pursue her passions for travel and exploring world cultures.

The law firm’s public speaking engagements, special event coordination, advertising, and website management are some of tasks Candy oversees as our Marketing Coordinator.

Candy can be reached at Candy@EdwardsElderLaw.com


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

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Edwards Elder Law, P.A.
St. Petersburg Elder Law Attorney
Located at: 2510 1st Ave. N.,
St. Petersburg, FL 33713
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