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Erica K. Smith Roodhouse

Senior Attorney

A native of St. Petersburg, Erica loves the Tampa Bay area and is grateful for the privilege to serve its residents with their diverse planning needs. She concentrates her practice in estate planning, tax planning, probate and trust administration, and guardianships. Erica’s favorite aspect of estate planning is providing peace of mind to clients that they will be cared for according to their wishes during lifetime and that their unique legacies will be preserved after their deaths. An empathetic listener, she provides comforting support to those who have lost loved ones or need to establish guardianships for beloved family members.

Erica earned her law degree, with honors, from Stetson University College of Law and is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of The College of William and Mary. Besides practicing, she writes and speaks on various issues related to wills, trusts, estates, and guardianships.

When not working, Erica enjoys spending time with her husband, Ronald Roodhouse, Jr., a retired United States Air Force veteran and former JAG officer, and her two fur babies. She can generally be found traveling or preparing for her next trip to explore the world.


  • JD Stetson University of Law, Gulfport, Florida, 2007
  • BA in International Relations, The College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia, 1999

Licenses and Memberships

  • The Florida Bar (Real Property, Probate, and Trust Law Section)
  • St. Petersburg Bar Association
  • Suncoast Estate Planning Council

Leadership and Awards (Current and Past)

  • St. Petersburg Bar Association Past President
  • Suncoast Estate Planning Council Past President
  • Sixth Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee Chair
  • American College of Trust and Estate Counsel Florida Fellows Institute Graduate
  • Florida Bar President’s Pro Bono Award Winner
  • Pinellas Community Foundation Board Member and Vice-Chair
  • St. Petersburg Free Clinic Board Member and Secretary
  • Iconic Women of Vision Awards of the St. Petersburg Chamber of Commerce Finalist
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