Mary L. Wakeman is a recovering insurance defense lawyer who, thankfully, came to her senses and became actively engaged in the practice of Elder Law with an emphasis on estate planning, special needs trusts, estate and trust administration, and health care cost planning. She is a board certified appellate lawyer who concentrates in all aspects of civil and administrative appellate practice, and a member in good standing of both the Florida and Georgia bars and has been certified as a circuit civil mediator by the Florida Supreme Court. She handles matters involving the LGBT community and has made the protection of LGBT families a hallmark of her legal practice. She has served on various boards throughout her career including Florida Lawyers Assistance, Inc.; Big Bend CARES, Inc.; Leon County Community Human Service Partnership; and Florida Association of LGBT Attorneys and Allies, Inc.