Judy-Ann Smith

Judy-Ann Smith

Forefront Law
  • Divorce, Family Law, Probate ...
  • Florida
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Judy-Ann Smith, BSN, MS, JD, RN.

My passion as an attorney is being able to help people. Resolving someone’s legal issues is the most rewarding aspect of the work I do. I am an empathetic and compassionate lawyer, willing to listen to my clients’ issues, to get a deeper understanding of what they would like to achieve and accomplish. Most importantly, I am an assertive advocate for all my clients and I will fight for what is fair and just according to the laws of the land.

My practice areas range from family law to estate planning and probate. I have extensive success in handling divorce and family law cases. I have counseled and advised clients on their estate planning needs, prepared estate plans, and given presentations to other lawyers on estate planning. I successfully handled probate cases, assisted fiduciaries with estate administration, assisted families in implementing plans when loved ones pass away, and assisted Trustees’ while navigating through trust administration issues.

Practice Areas
    Collaborative Law, Contested Divorce, Military Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
    Family Law
    Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
    Probate Administration, Probate Litigation, Will Contests
    Estate Planning
    Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
    Elder Law
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Managing Attorney
Forefront Law
- Current
Nova Southeastern University
J.D. (2011) | Law
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Florida Atlantic University
M.S. (2001) | Nursing
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Florida Atlantic University
B.S. (1992) | Nursing
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Best Probate Attorney in Jacksonville
Elite Advocate
American Institute of Legal Advocates
10 Best Under 40
American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
Professional Associations
Florida Bar Family Law Section
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Florida Bar Real Property, Probate, and Trust Law Section
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Jacksonville Bar Association
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The Florida Bar  # 102219
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Articles & Publications
Taking the First Step: Filing An Estate In Probate Court
National Business Institute Seminar
Speaking Engagements
Economic Development Workshop, Gainesville, Florida
Gainesville Alumnae Chapter Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
Topics - “Basic Estate Planning”
Course on Estate Planning and Administration: The Complete Guide, Jacksonville, Florida
National Business Institute (NBI)
Topics - Key laws and client intake/goal setting and transfers during life and inter-vivos trusts.
Contact & Map
Forefront Law
4465 Baymeadows Road
Suite #3
Jacksonville, FL 32217
Telephone: (904) 733-9080
Monday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Thursday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 2 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed