Walt Shurden | Elder Law Attorney

Walt Shurden
Elder Law Attorney

Walt Shurden is a Board Certified Elder Law Attorney who has been practicing for 24 years … And has been practicing since 1998. Walt practices in Medicaid Eligibility and qualification for seniors and disabled persons. And, also Estate Planning.

Walt graduated from High School, in Louisville, Kentucky in 1981. After three years of service in the Marines he attended Mercer University, in Macon, Georgia and graduated in 1988 with a Bachelors in Finance. After one year of post graduate classes at Georgia College, he worked in the Atlanta area for 6 years as a an accountant, becoming a Georgia Certified Public Accountant during that time.

Walt graduated from Walter F. George School of Law at Mercer University, in Macon, Georgia, in 1998. He became Board Certified in Elder Law by the Florida Bar in June 2004. He has served on the Board of two non­profit organizations in Pinellas County, the CLE committee of the Florida Bar, speaks frequently to senior church and community groups.

Jennifer Ake | Medicaid & Probate Paralegal

Jennifer Ake
Medicaid & Probate Paralegal

Jennifer Ake has been working with Walt since 2004. She is the firm’s Medicaid and Probate Paralegal. She
also handles the day-to-day Administrative duties for the firm.

Jennifer is a true “Floridian” who graduated from Seminole High School and earned an Associated
Degree from St. Pete College in 2007. She became a Florida Registered Paralegal in 2018.

Jennifer was married in 2013 and is the step-mother of two grown children and a mother to three four
legged children.”

What are clients are saying…

We Needed a Trust and Will …

My husband and I had a needed to create a trust, wills and advance directives. We chose Walt Shurden Elder Law to help us because of their outstanding reputation. Walt met with us to discuss our specific goals and objectives. He was sensitive to our family situation and able to offer choices for ways to structure the trust and wills. In a very timely manner he created the documents, thoroughly reviewed and discussed each and finalized the process with appropriate signatures. Walt was there for me, once again, when I decided to move out of state. He recommended seeking legal advice in my new state assuring me that all was properly transferred.

Walt was available and helpful throughout the entire process. He made a difficult task run smoothly and easily!

Kelli W.

Walt is willing to go the extra mile

Walt Shurden is an amazing attorney! Walt is willing to go the extra mile and is always available when you have questions or need support. Walt and his staff are quick in responding and are always aware of the case. Walt’s work is ethical and he guides you in areas that prove to be beneficial in many areas. If I were you and I needed an attorney (as we did) ai would hire him! We will always go to him first!

Walt was available and helpful throughout the entire process. He made a difficult task run smoothly and easily!

Carrie S.

Walter Shurden Elder Law

Have been working with Walter and his team now for about 3 years on an estate for a cousin of mine that I am trustee of. Have found that Walter is very honest, knowledgeable and has been extremely helpful thru this entire process. His team is also exceptional. Would highly recommend him to anyone needing an elder care attorney.


Elder Law HELP and he did ...

I went to Walter Shurden’s office to get help with knowing what to do because my husband was in a nursing home and I and the family were no longer able to care for him. Walt as he likes to be called, was VERY efficient in putting me at easy and helping me down the path that I needed to go. His efficient office girls Neelam (paralegal) and Jennifer Ake took my calls to bring me up to date on the ongoing case. Since I am a worry wart, the office girls were assuring and informative. Thank you


Excellent experience ...

My husband and I worked with Walter Shurden to establish a plan for distribution of our assets and future health care. After a detailed review of our complicated family situation, asking pertinent questions about our priorities and goals and offering options he prepared a revocable trust, wills and medical directives for us. Once the estate plan was established he offered any future services that might be necessary to update or change the plan or to meet with family members to give an overview of the plan. Mr. Shurden is an insightful, detail oriented estate planning attorney who we felt had our best interest at heart.


Settled my parent’s estate efficiently ...

I hired Walter Shurden and his team to help me settle my parent’s estate. He and his team were efficient and helpful at a difficult time. Settling the estate included distributing ownership of my parent’s condo in Florida. My sister, brother, and I all lived outside of Florida at the time. Walter’s team made it easy for me to buy my sister and brother out of the condo and close the estate in a reasonable amount of time. Thank you for your help.


Excellent Lawyer for Medicaid ...

We went to Walter to help us navigate the medicaid process for our mother. He was excellent!! Kind, efficient, smart. We had a free consult and he provided us with the answers we needed. In a time of crisis for us, he made a difficult process effortless. We had heard horror stories of Florida lawyers taking advantage of people. Walter is honest, forthright and easy to talk with, in short, we HIGHLY RECOMMEND HIM!!