Bio
Probate and Trust Litigation attorney Alessandro A. Apolito, a Partner in Lippes Mathias' Trusts & Estates Practice, focuses on probate, trust, and guardianship litigation including: breach of fiduciary duty claims, undue influence, accountings, improper distribution of assets, will and trust contests, removal of personal representatives (executors), trustees, and guardians, and incapacity proceedings. 

Alessandro's estate planning practice allows him to help individuals plan for their future. He focuses on each client's wishes and provides them with the tools to make sure their requests are fulfilled. He assists his clients with the preparation of wills and or trusts, durable powers of attorney, declarations of health care surrogate, and living wills.

His probate and trust litigation experience includes representing both fiduciaries and beneficiaries.  He has successfully resolved these cases after both trial and mediation. This litigation experience allows him to continually improve his client's estate planning to try to help them avoid estate, trust, or guardianship litigation in the future.

Alessandro's probate and trust administration experience include both small and large estates throughout Florida. He has represented personal representatives and trustees in administering estates, including assisting with the transfer of assets, payment of estate debts, and distribution to beneficiaries. Also, he represents beneficiaries to ensure they are aware of their rights during the administration process.


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ADMITTED TO PRACTICE
  • Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida

EDUCATION
  • Florida Coastal School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 2010
  • Drew University, B.A., 2005

Professional Associations
  • Florida Bar Association
  • Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce
  • Young Lawyers Section of Jacksonville Bar Association, Past President

Honors & Awards
  • The Best Lawyers in America© (2021)
  • Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division, Lynn Futch Most Productive Young Lawyer Award
  • Florida Super Lawyers®, Rising Star (2017-2020)
  • Florida Coastal Law Review
  • Florida Coastal Moot Court
  • Phi Delta Phi International Legal Honors Fraternity

Community involvement
  • Jacksonville Area Legal Aid
  • Rethreaded
  • Anthony J. Stinson Association for Change

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