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    St. Petersburg & Lakewood Ranch

    Our Mission

    Our Mission

    Dedicated to Our Clients

    At Finley Williams Law, PA, we are passionate about helping our clients achieve their goals. Our legal services are founded on education and advocacy—two things we pride ourselves on being able to provide for our clients. Our estate planning attorney understands that no two situations are exactly alike. With this in mind, we take the time to sit down with you, learn your unique goals, and help you map out a plan to overcome your specific challenges on your path to achieving them.

    Schedule a complimentary consultation with our team today; call (727) 280-6837 to learn more.

    Going Above & Beyond for Our Clients

    Whether you need assistance with estate planning, including wills and trustselder law issues, such as Medicaid planningguardianship, or probate, you can count on our firm to provide you with the compassionate, personalized legal guidance you need. We stand apart from other law firms in the area by truly going above and beyond for our clients.

    Our Mission Statement: Finley Williams Law, PA is grounded by our values and driven by our passion to educate and advocate to ensure each client can overcome their challenges and achieve their goals. We are dedicated to changing lives and creating peace of mind for our clients and their families.

    When you turn to Finley Williams Law, PA for legal assistance, you can receive:
    • Open accessibility
    • One-on-one legal assistance
    • Compassionate guidance
    • Personalized services
    • Sound counsel backed by years of experience
    • Dedicated representation
    • Useful information and education

    We are committed to helping you clearly understand all your options before devising a plan of legal action. We tailor all our legal services to suit your unique circumstances and personal goals, removing the stress often associated with estate planning and long-term health care planning. We can help you and your family navigate the estate planning, guardianship, and probate process with ease.

    Get in touch with our St. Petersburg or Lakewood Ranch attorney today — call (727) 280-6837 to get started with a complimentary consultation.

    Attorney Profile

    Melissa Finley Williams, Esq.

    Founder & Principal Attorney

    Melissa Finley Williams is a St. Petersburg, Florida native. She is also the founder and principal attorney at Finley Williams Law, P.A.

    Prior to establishing the Finley Williams Law Firm in St. Petersburg, Mrs. Williams spent two years in a private law office practicing in the areas of willstrusts and estates, Medicaid planning, and VA Aid and Attendance.

    She later joined a larger firm in the Orlando, Florida area and successfully grew and managed a new location for the firm in The Villages, Florida. While managing the firm's new location, Mrs. Williams focused her practice in the areas of estate planningguardianship, Medicaid planning, VA Aid and Attendance, elder law, business law, landlord-tenant law, and homeowners association law.

    Mrs. Williams also has a background in psychology, having received a B.S. in psychology from the University of Florida. This background is very helpful in her field, as it gives her unique insight into how best to help her clients with their unique—and often very personal—estate planning and probate cases.


    • Student Ambassador – University of Florida Levin College of Law
    • Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology, cum laude – University of Florida


    • Florida Bar
    • St. Pete Bar
    • Clearwater Bar
    • Suncoast Estate Planning Council
    • Pinellas Chapter of the Florida Association of Women Lawyers
    • Florida Bar Elder Law Section

    She has also served as an adjunct professor at the University of Florida Levin College of Law teaching interviewing, counseling, and negotiation to second and third-year law students. She volunteers her time with the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Suncoast, helping youth reach their full potential as productive, caring, and responsible citizens. Mrs. Williams is also a member of the Junior League of St. Petersburg.

    Mrs. Williams enjoys spending time with her family on the beach, boating, and watching Gator football games.

    If you are seeking the guidance of an attorney in St. Petersburg or Lakewood Ranch, reach out to our firm today at (727) 280-6837 to discuss your legal matter with Mrs. Williams.

    Turning Stressful Situations
    Into Positive Experiences

    "Melissa was recommended to me by a neighbor who had completed her estate planning with Melissa. She was extremely knowledgeable and was happy to sit down with me and answer all of my questions. The estate plan was thorough and I feel so relieved now that it is completed! I highly recommend Melissa Williams."
    - Carol
    "She walked us through each step of the revitalization process and was always available to answer questions."
    - Don
    "We had to have wills, trusts and healthcare surrogate documentation updated. Melissa was thorough and efficient. It was a fast and painless process."
    - Anonymous
    "Mrs. Williams was able to see me within a few days of calling and I knew then she was the right person for my case. She handled a very stressfull situation with professionalism and patience. I would not have made it through the probate process without her."
    - Anonymous
    "Melissa Williams was efficient and extremely helpful in resolving my issue with a tenant who had become further and further behind on his rent."
    - Anonymous

    Take Care of Your Loved Ones

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    Prepare for your family's future with help from Finley Williams Law, PA.
    We would be happy to take what might seem like a burden off of your hands.