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Diligent and Compassionate

Our philosophy is to provide the highest levels of legal counsel, expertise and service to our clients.

A Boutique Estate Solution Law Firm

We can handle any and all issues concerning your estate — planning, administration, or litigation.

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St. Petersburg Estate Planning, Probate & Trust Lawyers

Experienced and Knowledgeable Tampa Bay Estate Planning & Probate Lawyers Dedicated to Meeting Your Needs

With offices in St. Petersburg, Legacy Protection Lawyers provides advice and representation to individuals and families throughout the Tampa Bay area in estate planning, probate and trust administration, and will and trust litigation. We are a team of St. Petersburg estate planning, probate & trust lawyers who have spent years and devoted our careers toward building a law firm that is responsive to the needs of Tampa Bay families working to secure their financial future, health and happiness.

Five core values stand behind everything we do

Our team of attorneys have built Legacy Protection Lawyers around five core values that inform our actions and underlie our service every day. We strive to always be:

Knowledgeable – Through continuing education, peer networking, years of experience and a team approach to client service, you’re sure to receive advice based on a thorough understanding of the law and the practical effects of the choices you make.

Responsive – The leading complaint of consumers of legal services is a lack of communication and responsiveness from their lawyer. At Legacy Protection Lawyers, our clients experience just the opposite and frequently compliment us on how quick we are to respond to their questions with helpful, informative answers.

Reliable – It’s simple. We tell you what we’ll do, and then we get it done. Clients trust that their work will be performed in a timely manner to the highest professional standards.

Diligent – Our attorneys are thoughtful, attentive, detail-oriented, hardworking and persistent. You’re spending your hard-earned money on vital areas of legal assistance, and you should expect nothing less from the lawyers you’ve hired to meet your needs.

Compassionate – We truly desire to help our clients. We know how important estate planning and probate matters are to you. We take the time to understand your needs and tailor our services to meet those needs.

Comprehensive Tampa Bay Estate Planning

Estate planning is more than just drafting a will. It’s about seeing that you are properly cared for during your lifetime, in good times and bad, as well as seeing that those whom you love are properly looked after when you are gone. We’ll thoughtfully prepare the right set of wills, trusts and advance directives that meet your specific needs, while also addressing long-term care planning and the need for guardianships, should they arise. We’ll help you plan to secure your future through asset protection and wealth preservation strategies, and establish a sound business succession plan for your family business.

Florida Probate and Trust Administration Lawyers

Probating a will or administering a trust or estate can be a lengthy, expensive and complicated process. All too often the task falls on a loved one who is not only grieving but may be ill-equipped to deal with complex legal matters related to property, taxes, investments and legal claims of creditors. We provide the level of probate assistance needed to complete these tasks efficiently and effectively, so heirs and beneficiaries can receive the inheritance that was intended without adversity or undue delay.

Estate & Trust Litigation

Careful estate planning can prevent a great number of disputes from arising, or put important protections in place when disputes do arise. It is impossible to predict or prevent every type of dispute from occurring, however, so it is important to know where to turn when disputes do arise. Our team of seasoned litigators are experienced in inheritance disputes, will contests, trust litigation, and involuntary guardianship proceedings throughout Tampa Bay and Florida statewide, including representing interested parties from out of state in Florida probate matters. From pre-suit to appeal, we work to resolve disputed matters at the earliest stage that is in our clients’ best interests.

Plan. Protect. Prosper.

We understand how important estate planning is to you and to the future for yourself and those you love. We work hard to earn your trust and provide you with the highest quality of legal service and personal attention. For help with estate planning in the Tampa Bay area or assistance with probate administration or estate and trust litigation in Florida statewide, call Legacy Protection Lawyers in St. Petersburg at 727-471-5868 or schedule a consultation today, and get the advice and representation you need and deserve.

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The Go-To Firm for Estate Planning

Bill McQueen is building the "go-to" firm for all matters regarding estates and planning. As most people know, estate planning can be very complicated, but Bill and his team take the time to break it down and make it understandable.

— Pat Walsh

Worked With Me to Explain Everything

I met Bill McQueen during a financial and estate planning seminar at USF St. Pete. He was so knowledgeable that, two years later, I sought him out. I was finally ready to create an estate plan and he was my first and only choice. I had since moved to Jacksonville,...

— Christy Knight

Very Pleased With Our Experience

We recently had Legacy Protection Lawyers revise our estate documents. We met with partner, Bill McQueen who listened to our goals, explained various options to attain those goals, reviewed the pros and cons and made his recommendations. Based on the outcome of these conversations, Bill sent us a proposed cost...

— Ray Kulla

Expert Estate Planning Lawyers

As complicated as estate planning has become, Bill and Nicole were terrific at outlining the different options and giving us the right guidance. Their team made the entire process as efficient and painless as possible and it is nice to know we have these experts on our side when we...

— Chris Morrison

Experience with Estate Planning and Probate Litigation

Bill McQueen and his team were wonderful to work with. Comprehensive, insightful, creative and professional, Bill’s clients receive the benefits from his experience as a CPA, small business owner, and as an attorney. Complementing his professional knowledge and experience, Bill is one of the most genuine and sincere people you...

— Mike Funsch

We had the best experience at Legacy Protection Lawyers.

I can't say enough about his professionalism and helpful information. Although we really needed an elder attorney, he gave us lots of tips and information and recommended an attorney who was more appropriate for what we needed. He took at least an hour of his time to listen and make...

— Lee Drysdale

Solid Estate Planning Attorneys

Legacy Protection Lawyers did an excellent job providing us with piece of mind in making sure that what we've worked hard for is protected. Mr. William Battle McQueen, esq. provided us all of the answers to our many questions and made sure we had a solid Estate Plan in place....

— Patricia Zumpano

Exceptional, Personal and Professional Attorney

Bill McQueen was kind enough to handle my late brother's estate last year, and I can't say enough good things about his expertise and caring during this time of sorrow. I live in another state, and Bill kept me informed of what should be done every step of the way,...

— Sylvia

Awesome experience working with Bill McQueen.

He exceeded my expectations in knowledge, ease of understanding a complicated transaction, patience and turn around time. I highly recommend both Bill and Legacy Protection Lawyers!

— Jaleen Hartney

Wonderful Experience Through a Difficult Time

I needed to handle a probate issue and I contacted Bill McQueen. He introduced me to Nicole Bell. I filled out a form, provided some documents and Nicole walked me through the process which could not have been easier for me. The matter was completed quickly without any problems. Nicole...

— Barbara Bryan

Simply the Best Trust/Estate Planning Attorneys

Bill McQueen and his staff came highly recommended to us and we were not disappointed. He had our best interest in mind and very familiar with tax law to create an excellent Estate Plan. I have used other Trust/Estate Planning attorneys in the past but there is no comparison. Legacy...

— Rob Matthes

Smart, Thorough, Current, Extremely Responsive...

My family needed to re-do virtually all of my mother's legal documents, do substantial work on her finances, and apply for VA A&A, as my mother's health declined, and we had to move her into assisted living. Not only did Bill do an absolutely amazing job with all of this...

— Wayne

The Best in the Industry

This experience and attention to detail has made me feel as though for the first time in my life that my estate is going to be handled with perfection. I highly recommend getting your legacy protected by the BEST in the industry...Bill McQueen along with his support staff have exceeded...

— Jillian

Business Partner and Personal Estate Planning

We have used Bill and his firm on numerous occasions. We are a Wealth Management company and are glad to introduce our clients to Bill. I know they are going to be treated very well and will receive the expertise they deserve. We have been very pleased with Bill and...

— Robert Doyle

Professionalism and Caring Manner

After hitting a brick wall with my parents estate I turned to Bill McQueen and his incredible assistants Nicole Bell and Nicole Murphy. From day one they took the reins and I felt as if a tremendous weight was lifted off my shoulders. They kept me informed with all the...

— Paul

No Extra Fees

Prior to working with Legacy Protection Lawyers, I've had to deal with my mother's estate lawyer. It was a difficult experience that left me with a sour taste when it comes to estate lawyers. However, hiring Legacy Protection Lawyers changed my view. They were friendly and professional from the moment...

— Burch

All Our Bases Covered

Bill and his team were professional and very well prepared. Bill's explanation of all issues were easy to understand. He was very thorough and up to date with any issues that may arise regarding your estate in today's world. We feel very comfortable that we have all our bases covered...

— Steve Culbertson

Help Preparing Our Will

Bill McQueen and the superb team at Legacy Protection Lawyers are not only extremely knowledgeable and professional, but also pleasurable to work with. We first engaged Bill to help prepare our will. We are currently working with him on a business matter. His competency in both areas of the law...

— Jillian D

Jay and his entire team are excellent to work with.

They were always there to answer any questions i had about my case and kept me updated every step of the way. I couldnt have asked for a better team to be on my case. I highly recommend them!

— Michelle Gardner

Informative, Helpful, and Very Patient

My wife and I sold our business last year and were referred to Legacy and Bill McQueen from our financial advisor. Bill and his staff were very informative, helpful and very patient with us. We had multiple questions, had multiple meeting, and never felt we were being "nickeled and dimed"....

— Terry Clekis

Greater Peace of Mind

We moved from Maryland to Florida six years ago. We had previously had a comprehensive estate plan in place, but there are regulations specific to Florida that Bill and his staff, especially Nicole Bell, were able to identify and dramatically improve our plan. In addition, they brought insights on procedural...

— Stephen Andon

Wonderful Experience with Legacy

Bill and his team did a great job with my wife and I's wills. They were very professional and had everything in order right away. We had a wonderful experience with Legacy!

— Scott

Updating My Family Trust and Will

I have known Bill McQueen for over 30 years and fully value his integrity. Bill and team did an excellent job updating my family trust and will. They are on top of current tax law and do a great job explaining complex estate planning issues.

— Jeff Foster

Helpful, Professional, Knowledgeable,

Our family found Legacy Protection Lawyers to be most helpful, professional, knowledgeable, and Nicole Bell was a pleasure to work with. We had to make changes to the family Trust that had been unethically changed by my mother's then financial adviser and another law firm. Changing the Trust back to...

— Tracey Hooper

Comprehensive Estate Plan

Our family, including our sons and daughter were all able to complete a high quality, comprehensive estate plan with Legacy Lawyers for all children and grandchildren....exceptional.

— JB Norrie

Unique Multifaceted Experience

Bill handled my mother's estate closure including all fillings of the trust and obtaining a trust tax ID number. He advised on asset distribution with siblings. In general, he made a complicated procedure extremely smooth. His legal expertise, accounting knowledge, and funeral home experience make Bill unique in the field.

— Kern

Best Lawyers for Forming a Trust

I cannot say enough about the way the formation of our trust was handled by Bill McQueen and members of Legacy Protection Lawyers for Dick and me. Everything was clearly explained step-by-step and it was a very secure feeling knowing everything was handled right. I will recommend LPL to anyone...

— Penny Crippen

Excellent Service

Bill and his team provided excellent service in constructing our family trust. He was incredibly patient while explaining the benefits and hurdles of our strategy; proposed thoughtful alternatives; and was timely in the delivery of the final product. His team was courteous, responsive and have provided excellent followup. I highly...

— Michael Attinella

Ethical and Moral Compass

Bill and his team were very professional and thorough. They facilitated with ease a relatively complex trust and estate program that was customized down to the minute details. The process that they took my wife and I through was thorough and, most importantly, they made it understandable. Their knowledge of...

— Darryl Leclair

Our Daughter Will Be in Excellent Hands

We recently used Nicole Bell from Legacy Protection Lawyers to update our estate documents. We chose them because we knew Katie Holtgrewe. Katie always communicated with us promptly each time we reached out to her. Nicole was patient in answering any questions or concerns that we had about our documents....

— Karla Waltman

Excellent Advice

Excellent advice, highly professional, courteous and efficient.

— Scott Gramling

Knowledge and Expertise

We were extremely satisfied with the level of knowledge, expertise, and service. Everything was explained and thoroughly reviewed. We are now very comfortable knowing that our estate documents are set and complete down to the last detail!

— Jan Schamis

Depth of Knowledge and Expertise

I've had the pleasure of working with Bill McQueen and his team on behalf of my client as a Family Office Manager. The quality of every interaction is consistent in the promptness of response, the depth of knowledge and expertise, and an immense satisfaction knowing that Bill has a tremendous...

— Pavita

Highly Recommended

Bill McQueen and his staff came highly recommended to us and we were not disappointed. He had our best interest in mind and very familiar with tax law to create an excellent Estate Plan. I have used other Trust/Estate Planning attorneys in the past but there is no comparison. Legacy...

— Rob Matthes


Bill McQueen, Nicole Murphy, and Nicole Bell are an AWESOME team...professional, courteous, efficient, compassionate. Reviewing, learning, and planning the next steps during an extremely emotional time is a very difficult task. I'm grateful my mom found and trusted them so I too can know and trust them. What better endorsement...

— Johnnie

True Experts in the Field

Legacy Protection Lawyers is THE best place to obtain all your estate planning documents. Attorney William B. McQueen and Attorney Nicole S. Bell are true experts in the field. They completed nine, high quality legal estate planning documents for my spouse and I each. Paralegal Nicole Murphy and the entire...

— James O'Neill

Fantastic Job

Kim and I needed a comprehensive estate plan for our family. After much procrastination (it's not fun thinking about this) we hired Bill. Bill and his staff did a fantastic job. They were quick and easy to understand. After we had the estate plan finished it took us 2 years...

— Steve Hamilton

Best Estate Planning Lawyer Around

We hired Bill after interviewing 4 attorneys in town. We found Bill to be the most competent, compassionate, understanding and efficient. In addition to being an excellent estate counsel, he's also an excellent accountant and this combination is crucial for proper estate counsel. He's very accessible, anticipates issues before they...

— Andrew

Peace of Mind with Financial & Estate Planning Problems

Everyone requires peace of mind with financial & estate planning problems. Small to large. My husband, who was a law professor, and I through research, found Bill McQueen, and Nicole Bell, Legacy Protection Lawyers, downtown St. Petersburg, Fl. We always received expert and up-to-date advice and answers. Bill McQueen &...

— Diane Perillo

The Most Professional and Outstanding Attorney

William McQueen was recommended to me by a friend who has worked in the legal field for several years. She advised he is outstanding and the best of the best. Mr. McQueen found and corrected many errors and omissions in my previously filed Will/Trust. He solved many problems and errors...

— Marjorie

Jay and his team were excellent in all aspects of my trust case.

Jay was prompt on returning my calls and answering all of my questions, keeping me updated at all times and fighting for my sisters and I to win a trust case that seemed hopeless to win. I would recommend Jay to anyone who needs someone to care and fight for...

— Katie Kemperman

Exceptional Experience

We needed a comprehensive estate plan for my family and business. Bill McQueen and his staff did a fantastic job. They were quick, easy to understand, extremely professional and easy to work with. I would highly recommend Legacy Protection Lawyers. In addition, we now have in place a very comprehensive...

— Erik Norrie

Truly My BFFs

When my husband died I had no clue what to do. The one thing he always told me when he passed was to call Bill McQueen immediately. My husband had been in business for over 40 years in St. Pete and I figured he knew what he was talking about....

— Mary-Louise

Professionalism Second to None

I have had the pleasure of working with Legacy Protection Lawyers recently and not only are they incredibly knowledgeable but their professionalism is second to none!

— Christine Christenson

Knight in Shining Armor

During a stressful time, when life struggles seemed too burdensome to overcome, I was fortunate enough to be aligned with a Knight in Shining Armor, Bill McQueen, and his “Sancho Panza,” Katie Holtgrewe. Bill agreed to take on my task of finding a way to close down and sell my...

— Eleanor

Detail Oriented and So Responsive

Legacy Protection Lawyers helped with our estate plans and our asset protection needs. They were very detailed oriented and so responsive. I felt very comfortable asking all of my questions and the attorneys were very knowledgeable on each of the topics that we discussed. I truly felt I was in...

— Susy Aviles

In Good Financial Hands

Late last year our daughter and her husband referred us to LPL as they had used the group and were very satisfied. It was the best thing we ever did. We were 10 days from an extensive overseas trip but Bill McQueen agreed to see us immediately and with Katie...

— Thys and Elaine de Beer

Peace of Mind

I had talked to several professionals to help me figure out my trusts, will, etc.,and spent thousands. Bill McQueen was referred to me from a friend. Bill actually created a flowchart of "if this, than that" scenarios which made it crystal clear,...finally! I am forever grateful and I have true...

— Jason Caras
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