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Heidi Isenhart

About

 

Heidi is a Martindale-Hubbell AV-rated attorney who practices in elder law, Medicaid planning, guardianship, probate and trust administration, probate and guardianship litigation, estate planning and special-needs trusts.

Typically working with families at a difficult time due to death or illness, Heidi diligently works to find answers that comfort.  While emotions run high in those crises, she is a sincere, eager champion of the underdog.  Her work also includes protecting the rights of incapacitated elderly people as well as minors and the legally disabled.

In addition, Heidi is a community leader, speaking to local groups and mentoring law students as a professor at the Barry University of Law in Orlando. Her biggest message: Caring, along with ethics and effort, equals success.  Her philosophy: “I’m not afraid to fight a good fight to do the right thing.”

Heidi is the former president of the Rotary Club of Orlando and current Board President of Share the Care, Inc.

Admission
Admitted to bar, 1997, Florida; 1998, U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida; 1999, U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit.

 

Education
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (B.S., 1993); Regent University School of Law, Virginia Beach, Virginia (J.D., Fall, 1995).

 

Member

The Florida Bar (Member, Elder Law Section and Real Property, Probate and Trust Section); Orange County Bar Association (Chairperson of the Estate, Guardianship and Trust Law Committee, 2004-2005, Co-Chairperson of the Estate, Guardianship and Trust Law Committee; 2003-2004, Member, Elder Law Committee); National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys; Florida State Guardianship Association.

Awards
2012, Super Lawyer, Florida Super Lawyers Magazine; 2012, Five Star Wealth Manager, Orlando Home & Leisure Magazine; 2012, Top Women Lawyers, Orlando Home & Leisure Magazine; 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008 & 2007, Florida Legal Elite, Florida Trend Magazine; 2012, recognized by The Florida Supreme Court, The Florida Bar’s Young Lawyers Division for pro bono work; 2005, Best of the Bar, Orlando Business Journal; two time Paul Harris Fellow; recognized by The J.P. Holbrook Foundation.

 

Civic
2012-2013, Board President to Share the Care, Inc.; (2011-2012, Vice President; 2009-2010, Board of Directors); 2012-2013, Rotary Club of Orlando Foundation Board of Directors; 2008-2009, Rotary Club of Orlando President, 2005-2007, Rotary Club of Orlando Board of Directors, 2010-2011, Speaker Chair; 2007-2008, Rotary Leadership Institute Graduate; 2011, Guardianship Committee for the Elder Law Section; 2007, Professor, Barry University School of Law, Orlando, FL, course taught and co-authored, Florida Probate Practice; Classes taught, Elective Share and Advanced Directives; 2004, Member, Task Force, Florida-Georgia District of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod; 2001-2002, Guest Panelist, WMFE “Ask-A-Lawyer” Channel 24 Broadcast; 2003, Planning Committee, WMFE “Ask-A-Lawyer” Broadcast.

 

Martindale-Hubbell Rating
AV

 

Speaker and Publications

2013, Presentation to American Association of University Women, “Legal and Practical Issues Affecting the Elderly: What Every Caregiver Should Consider”; 2013, Appearance on CareDiary National Radio Show, “How Creating a Caregiving Plan Can Secure Your Future”; 2010, Presentation to Moisand, Fitzgerald, Tamayo, LLC, “Elder Care Planning”; 2009, Speaker and panelist at the first annual Bench and Bar Conference, Orange County Bar Association; “I’m Worried About My Parents”, 2009, Learning Day, Valencia Values, Valencia Community College; “Caring For the Caregiver”, Presentation on Estate Planning and Elder Law Issues; “Coping With Aging Parents”; 2007, Learning Day, Valencia Values, Valencia Community College; “Advanced Directives and Changes in Governmental Benefits”, Young Onset Support Group, Southeast Parkinson Disease Association, Inc.; 2006, “Elder Law: Legal, Financial and Healthcare Issues”, Sterling Education Services; 2004, Panelist, Orange County Television, Marks Street Center; 2012, Article featured in The Briefs, A Publication of the Orange County Bar Association; “Ten Practice Points Every New Attorney Should Consider”