Teresa K. Bowman is an associate attorney with the firm of Boyer & Jackson, P.A. and practices in the areas of Estate Planning, Medicaid Planning, Long Term Care Planning, VA Benefits, Probate, and Special Needs Trusts.
Ms. Bowman is a member of NAELA, the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, the Sarasota County Bar Association, The Manatee County Bar Association, the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section of the Florida Bar, and a member of the Elder Law Section of the Florida Bar. She is active in FAWLS, the Florida Association for Women Lawyers, and serves as a member of the Board of Directors. Ms. Bowman became an accredited attorney through the Department of Veterans Affairs in early 2011.
Ms. Bowman attended The Florida State University in Tallahassee where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in Education. For the next 15 years she was a teacher in the Florida and Georgia public schools. In 2005 Ms. Bowman received her Juris Doctor Degree from Stetson College of Law with a concentration in Elder Law. While at Stetson Ms. Bowman served as an editor for the Journal of International Aging, Law & Policy, and competed as a member of the Stetson Advocacy Board where she was a 2005 finalist in the National Arbitration Competition. During her time with Stetson she also served as a Teaching Fellow in the legal writing department, was a member of the Elder Law Society and served as President of Equal Justice Works, a campus organization dedicated to raising awareness of equal equality under the law.
At graduation Ms. Bowman was the recipient of the Matthew Bender Elder Law Book Award and was one of two students in her graduation class to be inducted into the Order of Barristers for Excellence in Advocacy.
Ms. Bowman enjoys speaking to local groups regarding long term care planning, preparing for incapacity, and care-giver issues. She is a Florida native and has lived in the local area since 2003.