Teresa Byrd Morgan

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Elder Law Attorney in Lake City, FL

Morgan Law Center for Estate, Elder & Legacy Planning, PLLC
 | 234 E Duval St, Lake City, FL 32055
Phone: 386-693-1998
Fax: 386-755-8781
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1987
Practice Areas:
  • Elder Law (50%),
  • Estate Planning & Probate (50%)
    Attorney Profile

    Attorney Teresa Byrd Morgan is the owner of Morgan Law Center in Lake City, Florida. Ms. Morgan dedicates her practice to elder law, estate planning, trust administration and business planning, serving clients throughout north Florida, including Alachua, Columbia and Leon counties.

    Ms. Morgan has over 30 years of legal experience and provides committed and compassionate representation to Florida residents and their families. She is a talented legal professional who guides clients through complex legal situations, providing accurate advice and handling each case with care.

    Over the course of her career, Ms. Morgan has always remained active in her legal community, participating in various organizations and serving in leadership roles. She is a member of The Florida Bar’s General Practice Solo & Small Firm Section’s executive council, as well as the ElderCounsel, the WealthCounsel and the James C. Adkins, Jr. American Inn of Court. She also belongs to the SunBridge Network.

    Previously, Ms. Morgan served on The Florida Bar’s Appellate Court Rules Committee and Florida’s Second Circuit Grievance Committee, and as the director representing the Southeast region for the National Network of Estate Planning Attorneys. She sits on the boards of the Lake City-Columbia County Chamber of Commerce and the Lake City Medical Center, as well as the Foundation for Florida Gateway College and is a former board member of several other local organizations.

    After graduating magna cum laude from the University of Central Florida with a bachelor’s degree, Ms. Morgan received her law degree from the University of Florida Levin College of Law. She holds licenses to practice law in Florida and Georgia.

    Practice Areas
    • 50%Elder Law
    • 50%Estate Planning & Probate
    Focus Areas

    Estate Planning, Living Wills, Power of Attorney, Probate & Estate Administration, Trusts, Wills


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    Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2021

    Certificates and Credentials

    Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization

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    About Teresa Morgan

    Admitted: 1987, Florida

    Professional Webpage: https://morganlawcenter.com/teresa-morgan/


    • The Florida Bar, President's Pro Bono Award, 1997

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Atticus Certified Adjunct Practice Advisor, 2020
    • Florida Bar Board Certified - Elder Law

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Continuing Legal Education, Executive Council Member, 2006 – Present
    • Continuing Legal Education, Chair, 2009 - 2013
    • Solo & Small Firm Section of the Florida Bar Executive Council, Chair 2014-2015, Member 2006-Present; James C. Adkins Inn of Court Member 1997 - 2002; 2007 - Present; WealthCounsel Member 2010-Present; ElderCounsel Member 2012-Present; National Network of Estate Planning Attorneys Member 1997-2009, Southeast Region Director 2003-2009; InKnowVision Institute Member 2006-2010; Apex Leadership Expeditions Co-Founder & Co-Leader 2006; SunBridge Legacy Builder Network Co-Leader of Team Training Conferences 2004-2005, Level Three Charter Member 2003-2009; Florida Bar Appellate Rules Committee Member 1995-2001; Second Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee Member 1993-1994; Tallahassee Community College Legal Research Instructor 1993, 2020

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Lake City Community College, Charitable Foundation, Chair, 2013 – Present
    • Lake City Community College, Charitable Foundation Board 2007 – Present
    • Lake City Medical Center Board of Trustees 2007 - 2012; 2014 - Present, Chair 2009; Lake City/Columbia County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors 2014 - Present; Florida Gateway College Charitable Foundation Board 2007-Present, Chair 2013-Present; Altrusa International of Lake City 1994-Present, President 2001-2012, Member of the Year 2013-2014, Get Fit Lake City Chair 2013-Present; St. James Episcopal Church, Member, 1997 – Present; Vestry 2000-2003, Building Committee 2000-2004, Cursillo of the Diocese of Florida Team Member 2000, 2001; CARC-Citizens with Disabilities Board of Directors 1998-1999; Another Way Domestic Violence Agency Board of Directors 1994-1997, President 1996; Friends of Columbia County Public Library Board 1994-1997, President 1995
    • Florida Bar Pro Bono Award Recipient, Third Judicial Circuit, 1997

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Professional guidance for laypersons in the areas of estate planning and elder law. The book covers many areas including Medicaid and VA planning and eligibility, charitable planning, integrating retirement planning with estate planning, creditor protection, advance directives, and much more., Co-Author, The Family Estate Planning and Elder Law Guide, ISBN 978-1-7923-0280-0, 2019

    Other Outstanding Achievements:

    • Licensed to Practice Law in Florida and Georgia  

    Educational Background:

    • University of Central Florida B.A. Magna Cum Laude, Allied Legal Services, 1984; Brevard Community College, A.A. Summa Cum Laude, 1982
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    Office Location for Teresa Byrd Morgan

    234 E Duval St
    Lake City, FL 32055

    Phone: 386-693-1998

    Fax: 386-755-8781

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