Anne Sheffler Douglass grew up in Manatee County and  has been practicing in the Elder Law arena since 1977.  Her practice focuses on the needs of the elderly and, through guardianships, on the needs of disabled clients under the age of 65.  Anne handles general estate planning issues with wills and trusts, the probate of estates, and the establishment and handling of guardianships.  She also counsels clients about planning for incapacity with documents such as powers of attorney and health care proxies.  Anne assists families in obtaining Medicaid for nursing home patients.

Anne Douglass has been a licensed attorney since 1977. She has practiced in the areas of estate planning, guardianships, wills and trusts, estate administration and Elder Law in Florida, and has lectured extensively on these topics. 


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Anne has stayed busy in her community.  She served on the boards of The Manatee County Bar Association.  Anne has also served on the boards of the Junior League of Manatee County, PACE Center for Girls, Inc., a not-for-profit school for "at risk" girls, and Manatee Glens Corporation, a not for profit organization which provides mental health and substance abuse care to residents of Manatee County, Florida. She also was a member of and provided legal assistance to, the Florida Quarter Horse Association. Anne currently volunteers her time at the Lord's Pantry, a food bank at Christ Episcopal Church in Bradenton.


Manatee County Bar Association

(Board Member and Past Treasurer. Former Chairperson Probate & Guardianship Committee)

The Florida Bar

(Member, Real Property & Probate Sections)

National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys

Florida Academy of Elder Law attorneys.

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Admitted: 1977 - Florida

Law School:  Loyola University, J.D., 1977

Northwestern Graduate Trust School, Northwestern University

Florida State University, B.A., 1974


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​Anne Sheffler Douglass 

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