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Daniel Hooper Smith

Daniel Hooper Smith


Probate and Estate Planning Lawyer
Advocates in Aging, Law Office of Ira S. Wiesner, P.A.
Sarasota, FL
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Attorney Biography

Daniel H. Smith is an attorney with Advocates in Aging, Law Office of Ira S. Wiesner, P.A., focusing on Elder Law, Medicaid planning, Veterans Benefits, Trust and Estate Administration, Probate, Guardianship, Wills, Trusts, Estate Planning, Special Needs Planning, and Nursing Home/Assisted Living Issues.

Daniel H. Smith is originally from North Carolina. He earned his bachelor’s degree in education from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. After undergrad, he taught middle school math, science, and robotics at D.C. Public Schools in Washington, D.C., before deciding to follow in his grandfather’s footsteps and become an attorney.

Daniel graduated cum laudefrom George Mason University School of Law in Arlington, Virginia in 2015 in the top 20% of his class. While in law school, he served as Articles Editor of the George Mason Law Review. During law school, Daniel interned for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in Washington, D.C. and the Alabama Securities Commission in Montgomery, Alabama, helping to bring justice to victims of financial fraud and abuse.

Prior to joining the firm, Daniel completed a federal judicial clerkship with the Honorable Paul M. Black of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Virginia in Roanoke, Virginia. Following his clerkship, Daniel practiced at a distinguished law firm in Roanoke, representing clients in civil and commercial litigation, insurance defense, and medical malpractice.

Daniel is excited to be a part of the firm, particularly the opportunity to help seniors and individuals with special needs and their families. He looks forward to continuing his hard work and dedication to the success of the practice.

Highlights:

Education:

J.D. cum laude, George Mason University School of Law

Articles Editor, George Mason Law Review

Writing Fellow, Legal Research, Writing & Analysis (LRWA) Program

Member, Supreme Court Clinic

B.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Professional:

Licensed and in good standing in Florida and Virginia VA Accredited Attorney, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Member, The Florida Bar

Member, Sarasota County Bar Association

Member, Virginia State Bar

Appointed Guardianship Attorney, Lutheran Services Florida

Organizations/Volunteering

Volunteer, The Pines of Sarasota Senior Care and Rehabilitation Community

Lifetime Member, University of North Carolina General Alumni Association

Board Member, Sarasota County Aging Network

Board Member, Tampa Bay Area Carolina Club

Pro Bono Attorney Volunteer, Blue Ridge Legal Services


Practice Areas

 
Probate (20%)
 
Estate Planning (20%)
 
Elder Law (20%)
 
Estate and Probate Law (15%)
 
Trusts (15%)
 
Wills (10%)
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Bar Licenses

Florida State Bar
Florida
Member in Good Standing
2018

Virginia State Bar
Virginia
Member in Good Standing
2016

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Work Experience

Advocates in Aging, Law Office of Ira S. Wiesner, P.A.
Associate Attorney, Law Office of Ira S. Wiesner, P.A.
2018

Associate Attorney, Frith, Anderson & Peake, P.C.
20162017

Judicial Law Clerk, United States Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Virginia
20152016

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Education

George Mason University School of Law
George Mason University School of Law
J.D.
2015

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
B.A.
2005

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Associations

Member
The Florida Bar
2018

Member
The Florida Bar
2018

Member
Young Lawyers Division, The Florida Bar
2018

Member
RPPTL - Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section of the Florida Bar
2018

Member
Elder Law Section, The Florida Bar
2018

Member
Florida Bar-Solo and Small Firm Section
2018

Member
Sarasota County Bar Association, Young Lawyer's Division
2018

Board Member
Sarasota County Aging Network
2018

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Awards & Honors

VA Accredited Attorney
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
2018

VA Accredited Attorney
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
2018

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Daniel Hooper Smith
Advocates in Aging, Law Office of Ira S. Wiesner, P.A.
328 N Rhodes Ave
Sarasota, FL 34237
www.wiesnerlaw.com
Office: 941-365-9900
Fax: 941-365-4479

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