Twyla L. Sketchley

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Top Rated Elder Law Attorney in Tallahassee, FL

The Sketchley Law Firm, P.A.
 | 3689 Coolidge Court, Tallahassee, FL 32311
Phone: 850-894-0152
Fax: 850-894-0634
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2020
Selected To Rising Stars: 2009 - 2010
Licensed Since: 2001
Practice Areas:
  • Elder Law (90%),
  • Estate Planning & Probate (10%)
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    The founder of The Sketchley Law Firm, P.A., Twyla L. Sketchley focuses her practice on various aspects of elder law. Located in Tallahassee, Florida, she represents clients throughout Leon County. Admitted to practice in Florida and Montana, Ms. Sketchley is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Middle and Southern Districts of Florida, as well as before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit. She has been certified as a specialist in elder law by The Florida Bar's Board of Legal Specialization & Education.

    Elder law encompasses a wide variety of interrelated matters. These include long-term care planning, nursing home claims, Medicare and Medicaid, Social Security benefits, fiduciary duties, grandparents' rights, retirement planning, abuse and neglect, financial exploitation, incapacity and guardianships. It also involves estate planning and administration, and Ms. Sketchley regularly prepares and reviews wills, trusts, financial and health care powers of attorney, and advance medical directives. She also assists family members in the administration of a decedent's estate, in many cases through the probate process.

    A former president of The Academy of Florida Elder Law Attorneys, Ms. Sketchley remains active in that organization and several others as well. Her memberships include the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, the Florida Association for Women Lawyers and the North Florida Office of Public Guardian. Highly respected by her colleagues, Ms. Sketchley was the 2014 recipient of the Richard W. Ervin Equal Justice Award, which is presented annually by the Tallahassee Bar Association, and she is a two-time recipient of the Charlotte Brayer Award, which is given each year by the Elder Law Section of The Florida Bar. She is frequently asked to deliver presentations to community groups on topics related to her practice area.

    Practice Areas
    • 90%Elder Law
    • 10%Estate Planning & Probate


    Selected to Super Lawyers for 10 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 2 years

    Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2020 Rising Stars: 2009 - 2010

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    Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization

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    About Twyla Sketchley

    Admitted: 2001, Florida

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    • Nominee, Elder Rights Advocacy Hall of Fame, 2008, The National Association of Legal Service Developers.
    • Outstanding Legal Services Award, Office of Public Guardian, Inc. (2005).
    • 2009, 2017 Florida Bar Elder Law Section Charlotte Brayer Award (Public Service).
    • Professionalism Works Award Honoree, The Florida Bar’s Henry Latimer Center for Professionalism (July 2008).
    • Distinguished Woman Award, Smith-Williams Service Center Foundation (October 2008).
    • 2009 Guardian Angel Award, Office of Public Guardian, Inc.
    • 2009 Florida Bar President’s Pro Bono Service Award, Second Judicial Circuit.
    • 2009, 2010 Florida Super Lawyer Rising Star.
    • 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 Florida Super Lawyer.
    • 2010, 2011, 2014, 2015, 2016 Florida’s Legal Elite.
    • 2014 National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys Florida Chapter Member of the Year.
    • 2011 Florida Association for Women Lawyers Leaders In The Law.
    • 2016 Woman of Distinction in Law Award, Girl Scout Council of the Florida Panhandle
    • 2014 Richard W. Ervin Equal Justice Award.

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Florida Bar Board Certified Elder Law Attorney

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Montana Bar
    • FL CHAIN
    • President of the Board of Directors for the North Florida Office of Public Guardian
    • Academy of Florida Elder Law Attorneys (AFELA)
    • Florida Association for Women Lawyers
    • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
    • Montana
    • Florida Bar
    • Chair of the Montana Bar Elder Assistance Committee
    • 2013-2015 Chair of the Florida Bar’s Law Office Management Assistance Service Advisory Board
    • 2012-2013 Chair of the Elder Law Section of the Florida Bar
    • Florida
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    Office Location for Twyla L. Sketchley

    3689 Coolidge Court
    Tallahassee, FL 32311

    Phone: 850-894-0152

    Fax: 850-894-0634

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    Last Updated: 12/16/2019

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