Wm. Fletcher Belcher Bio

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  • Bachelor’s degree from the University of South Florida; law degree from Stetson University
  • Former law instructor at U.S. Military Academy (West Point)
  • Author: Belcher’s Redfearn Wills and Administration in Florida (Thomson Reuters); and Litigation Under Florida Probate Code manual chapters on Jointly-Held Assets, Tortious Interference in Estate Planning, and Jury Trials in Probate, published by The Florida Bar
  • Member:  Executive Council of the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law (RPPTL) Section of The Florida Bar. Served in the following leadership positions for the RPPTL Section of The Florida Bar: Section Chair; Director of the Probate & Trust Law Division; Chair of the Probate and Trust Litigation Committee; and as a member of the following law revision committees: Ad Hoc Trust Code Revision Committee that authored the Florida Trust Code; Ad Hoc Elective Share Committee that authored the Florida elective share statute; and Power of Attorney Committee that authored the 2011 Florida Power of Attorney Act
  • Lectured on numerous probate and trust topics at Florida Bar and other CLE seminars; Co-Program Chair of the Probate Team seminars produced by the Florida Legal Education Association; faculty member for Florida ACTEC Fellows Institute (2016-2019)
  • Former Fellow of The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC) and member of its Fiduciary Litigation Committee
  • Listed as an AV Preeminent Rated Lawyer by Martindale-Hubbell (based upon both peer and judiciary ratings)
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America each year since 1997; named by Best Lawyers as the “Litigation – Trusts and Estates Lawyer of the Year” for the Tampa Metro Area for 2012 and for the St. Petersburg Metro Area for 2016 and 2018, and as a Tier 1 Best Law Firm for “Litigation – Trusts & Estates” in the St. Petersburg Metro Area for 2016-2021
  • Listed in Florida Trend’s Florida Legal Elite and in Super Lawyers
  • Received the “The Barney” award from The Barney Masterson Inns of Court, and the William S. Belcher Lifetime Professionalism Award from the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section of The Florida Bar

Law Office of Wm. Fletcher Belcher
540 Fourth Street North
St. Petersburg, FL  33701
Phone:  (727) 821-1249
Fax:  (727) 823-8043
Web Address:  wfbelcher.com
Wm. Fletcher Belcher email:  wfbelcher@gmail.com
Angela M. Adams email:  amemadams@gmail.com

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