Creating Value for You

Our goals have always been to educate and help you navigate through complex estate planning issues, Florida probate, trust administration issues and Federal tax laws. If we do not provide those services, then we have not met our goals.

You have more important goals, strengths and opportunities on which to focus than to worry about the details of planning and administrating your legacy plan. Let us worry about the details of planning and administering your trust or estate. Our firm thrives on details.

  • Take care of details
  • Give you more time
  • Become a resource for your questions
  • Be a compassionate ear when you need questions answered
  • Educate you and your family about estate planning and probate and trust

Statement of Professionalism

Griffin & Van Pelt, P.A. is committed to professionalism and ethical conduct in the practice of law. We know you have a choice of attorneys at different prices and values. Price should not be the only factor you consider. In our experience, clients may retain an attorney solely based on cost, only to find out later that the knowledge and competence necessary to accomplishing their goals was less than what they are looking for. Those clients often end up in our office to correct the same matter.

The Florida Bar has grievance committees throughout the state which govern the ethical conduct of attorneys. When Linda S. Griffin started practicing law as a sole practitioner, she knew that it was important to be a part of that process. In Pinellas County there are six (6) committees composed of attorneys and non-attorneys. The commitment to be on the grievance committee is three (3) years. Linda has been on four (4) different committees for a total of twelve (12) years. She also chaired a committee and recently wrote an article for the Florida Bar Journal,

“A View from the Grievance Committee – Hot Buttons for the Estate Planning and Probate Attorney.”

Not only is the knowledge gained from these committees invaluable, but the committees are composed of attorneys and non-attorneys from all practice areas and all walks of life. Thus, if needed, our office can provide referrals to those individuals. To evidence the commitment to professionalism and excellence, Linda is Florida board certified in wills, trusts and estates and tax law. Board certification requires an extensive background check and rigorous testing. She is also a fellow of the American College of Estates and Trust Counsel (“ACTEC”) which is composed of approximately 2,500 estate and trust attorneys across the United States who are selected by their peers based on ethics, professionalism and involvement with the Florida Bar. Linda & Kit’s involvement with the Florida Bar includes both instructional and professional speaking, contributions to Florida Bar publications and participation in the board certification process and committees.

Griffin & Van Pelt, P.A. is committed to integrity. All employees are screened and committed to providing service with integrity, compassion and professionalism.