Duane L. Pinnock

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Top Rated Estate & Trust Litigation Attorney in Palm Beach Gardens, FL

Boyes, Farina & Matwiczyk, P.A.
 | 3300 PGA Boulevard, Gardens Plaza, Suite 600
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410
Phone: 561-694-7979
Fax: 561-694-7980
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2017 - 2020
Selected To Rising Stars: 2012 - 2016
Licensed Since: 2002
Practice Areas:
  • Estate & Trust Litigation (70%),
  • Estate Planning & Probate (30%)
    Attorney Profile

    Duane L. Pinnock is an attorney at Boyes, Farina & Matwiczyk, located in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. Representing clients throughout Florida, he focuses his practice on estate planning, as well as trust and estate administration and litigation. Mr. Pinnock has represented settlors, testators, heirs, trustees, personal representatives and beneficiaries.

    Mr. Pinnock is board certified in wills, trusts and estates law by the Board of Legal Specialization and Education of The Florida Bar. He received a Bachelor of Arts in history from the University of Florida in 1998, a Juris Doctor from the University of Florida Levin College of Law in 2001 and an LL.M. in estate planning from the University of Miami School of Law in 2002.

    Mr. Pinnock has earned a strong reputation for the excellence of his work. In 2014, he was recognized by Florida Trend magazine in its annual Up & Comers list. In 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016, he was recognized as a "Rising Star" by Super Lawyers. In 2016 and 2017 he was named a "Top Rated Lawyer" by Super Lawyers and a "Top Lawyer" by the South Florida Legal Guide.

    Mr. Pinnock is a member of the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law section of The Florida Bar. He is a published author and has delivered presentations on estate planning, estate administration, estate litigation, and other related matters to bar associations and other professional groups. Mr. Pinnock is a current member and  past Chair of the Wills, Trusts and Estates Board Certification Standing Committee of The Florida Bar. He is also a member of the Palm Beach County Bar Association, having served as the 2017-2018 chair of its Estate and Probate Committee, as well as the 2017-2018 Co-Chair of the Estate and Probate section of the Bench Bar Committee.  Mr. Pinnock is also a member of the American Bar Association and the National Bar Association. 

    In addition to being admitted to practice in Florida, Mr. Pinnock is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida and the U.S. Tax Court.

    Practice Areas
    • 70%Estate & Trust Litigation
    • 30%Estate Planning & Probate
    Focus Areas

    Will Contests, Estate Planning, Guardianships & Conservatorships, Living Wills, Power of Attorney, Probate & Estate Administration, Trusts, Wills


    Selected to Super Lawyers for 4 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 5 years

    Super Lawyers: 2017 - 2020 Rising Stars: 2012 - 2016

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    Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization

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    Admitted: 2002, Florida

    Professional Webpage: http://www.bfmlaw.com/attorneys/duane-l-pinnock/


    • South Florida Legal Guide “Top Lawyer”, 2016
    • Florida Trend “Legal Elite: Up & Comers”,  2014
    • SuperLawyers “Rising Star”, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Florida Bar Board Certified Attorney in Wills, Trusts & Estates Law

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Palm Beach County Bar Association
    • U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida
    • Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section, Florida Bar
    • Florida
    • Vice-Chair, Wills, Trusts and Estates Board Certification
    • National Bar Association
    • U.S. Tax Court

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • "Don't Let Your American Dream Become Your Family's Nightmare" South Florida Caribbean News
    • Probate Boot Camp”, Palm Beach County Bar Association
    • “Estate and Probate”, Palm Beach County Bench Bar Conference
    • “Estate Planning 101: Trusts and Estates from Start to Finish”, Pincus Professional Education
    • "Estate Planning and Probate", National Bar Association 88th Annual Convention
    • “Probate Litigation: Trends and Hot Topics”, Broward County Bar Association
    • “Drafting Effective Wills and Trusts”, National Business Institute
    • “The Use of Limited Liability Entities for Asset Protection”, Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants
    • "The Chief Jimmy Brown Show", Estate Planning and Estate Administration

    Educational Background:

    • University of Florida College of Liberal Arts and Science, Gainesville, Florida, B.A., Major: History, 1998
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    Office Location for Duane L. Pinnock

    3300 PGA Boulevard
    Gardens Plaza, Suite 600
    Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410

    Phone: 561-694-7979

    Fax: 561-694-7980

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    Last Updated: 9/10/2020

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