At The Toney Law Firm, we are committed to providing compassionate quality legal representation for elders and their families for an affordable and reasonable fee. Our goal is to help dispel myths and fears that our clients face and help our clients find peace of mind in a complicated legal and social arena.
Scott has extensive experience in handling matters relating to lifetime planning for his clients’ financial and health needs, as well as assisting their family members with estate and trust settlement. In addition to the practice areas of estate planning, our firm also handles elder law matters, probate and real estate closings. CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR AREAS OF PRACTICE.
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A. Scott Toney
Attorney at Law
Originally from Orlando, Florida, Scott moved to Gainesville in 1986 to obtain his undergraduate degree from the University of Florida, where he studied Criminal Justice. He then graduated with a Juris Doctor from the University of Florida Levin School of Law and spent a few years working with civil litigation firms in both Orlando and Gainesville. In 2004, Scott made the move to launch his own law firm, wanting to create more personal relationships with his clients.
Scott’s reputation has grown steadily over the years, primarily through referrals made by his existing clients and other professionals with whom he has worked. He is the type of attorney who will make you feel at ease by talking with you instead of down at you about your legal needs. Clients have expressed their delight with the compassionate and patient legal service he provides; a fact of which he is extremely proud.
Scott is a member of the Real Property, Probate, and Trust Law Section of the Florida Bar, the Elder Law Section of the Florida Bar, the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and a member of the Academy of Florida Elder Law Attorneys. He is also admitted to the United States District Court of both the Northern and Middle Districts of Florida. Scott has been, and continues to be, an active member of the Gainesville community, sitting on several non-profit boards such as Children’s Home Society and Elder Care of Alachua County. He also serves as a speaker for many community events and forums regarding estate planning, elder law, special needs and probate issues.
In addition to the practice areas of estate planning, elder law and real estate matters, Scott also handles probate, trust administration, and special needs trusts. He stands ready at all times to assist you with your legal needs.
Scott resides in Gainesville with his wife, Donna Jo, and two retrievers. In his free time, he enjoys Gator sports (particularly football), deep sea fishing, boating, hiking, and spending time with Donna Jo and their two daughters, Jordan and Carson.
Donna Jo Hansel-Toney
Donna Jo is proud to call herself a seventh-generation native Floridian, born and raised in Orlando. She is a graduate of the University of Central Florida and has worked in the legal field as a Court Reporter and as a paralegal in the areas of criminal, personal injury, medical malpractice, workers compensation, civil litigation, probate and estate planning matters. She now fulfills the dual role as Firm Administrator for The Toney Law Firm as well as Estate Planning paralegal.
After marrying Scott in 1991, Donna Jo made Gainesville her home. She is committed to the Gainesville community and is involved in leadership roles with local schools, nonprofit boards and civic organizations. In her spare time, Donna Jo’s favorite activity is being with her husband and 2 daughters. She also enjoys traveling, going to the beach and being with family and friends.
Sara O. Dicks
Attorney at Law
This born and raised Floridian received her Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Sociology from the University of Florida and her law degree from the University of Florida’s Levin College of Law. She is certified in Land Use and Real Estate from UF Law and has experience in public services, landlord-tenant law, family law, bankruptcy, and estate planning and administration. In her free time, she enjoys music, barre fitness, yoga, biking, baking, hiking, travel, and spending time with family.
Jessy R. Jones
Jessy was born and raised in Michigan, where she attended Grand Valley State University. She moved to Gainesville in 2015, where she now lives with her husband and two daughters.
As a Legal Secretary at the Toney Law Firm, Jessy assists with Special Needs Trusts and Estate Planning matters. In addition to these legal areas, Jessy has experience working in Construction Law, Real Estate Law, Property Management, Public Services, Property Preservation, and the Pharmaceutical Industry.
In her spare time she enjoys gardening, photography, Home DIY projects, crafting, repurpose projects, thrifting, and spending time with her family and pets.
Loriann Hunter worked in Law Enforcement with the Alachua Police Department for 13 years
before joining our firm. Although born and raised in Florida, she and her husband, Jerry, resided
in several states while Jerry served in the United States Marine Corp. Prior to her law
enforcement career, Loriann worked at the UF Levin College of Law.
Loriann is blessed with a large family of her husband, three children, two sons-in-law, and three
grandbabies. She enjoys making homemade jams, jellies and soaps, gardening, crafting and
spending time with family.
Laura grew up in Gainesville. She worked in the legal field for over a decade at several firms in the area before joining the Toney Law Firm in the spring of 2020. Laura is also a Licensed Nail Technician, has a career she has enjoyed for several years now.
A significant opportunity in her husband’s career required a move out of state and now works remotely from her home in South Carolina. Although she misses her hometown, a benefit of her move out of state has brought them closer to their son, his wife, and her three grandchildren, who also live in SC. Laura & her husband, Jorge also have a daughter that still resides in Gainesville, who they travel to visit as much as possible.
Laura enjoys bowling with her husband, thrift shopping for more pieces for her collections, spending time with family, playing cards and anything Disney.