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, guardianships, probate and real estate closings. CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR AREAS OF PRACTICE.
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A. Scott Toney, Esq.
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 past decade, primarily through referrals made to him 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. Many of his clients have expressed their delight with the compassionate and patient legal service he has provided; 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, special needs trusts and guardianships. He stands ready at all times to assist you with your legal needs.
Scott resides in Gainesville with his wife, Donna Jo, and two daughters. In his free time, he enjoys deep sea fishing, boating, hiking, Gator football and spending time with his family.
Nicholas V. Aviles, Esq.
Attorney at Law
Nicholas V. Aviles received his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Florida in 2012 and his Juris
Doctorate from the University of Florida, Levin College of Law in 2015. He was admitted to the Florida
Bar in 2015. In 2018, Nick decided to return to the University of Florida to purse his Master’s in Business
Administration. He will graduate in the Fall of 2019 and become a triple Gator.
Nick began practicing estate planning and probate law in 2015 working in The Villages, Florida. After
working there for almost two and a half years, in 2018 he decided he wanted to work closer to home
where he feels more established. Nick joined the Toney Law Firm in February of 2018. He is determined
and believes he can be a premier provider of estate planning and probate services in Gainesville.
Nick is a proud member of the Real Property, Probate, and Trust Law Section of the Florida Bar, the
Elder Law Section of the Florida Bar, the Adkins Inns of Court, the Alachua County Emerging Leaders, and
the Gainesville Young Professionals group.
Nick was born and raised in the small town of Port Chester, New York, and moved to South Florida in
2004 with his mother, MaryAnn and father, Victor. At the age of 15 he became an older brother to his
sister, Kendra who he has helped raise.
In 2007, he met his high school sweetheart, Ralisa, and after 9 years they finally married. They reside in
Gainesville with their 3 feline fur babies: Princess, Diego, and Sassy, and desire to have children in the
Nick embarked on a journey to a healthier lifestyle, losing 93lbs in 2013 as a result. Ever since losing the
weight he has developed a love for fitness. When he is not in the office, you can likely find him at his
Crossfit gym working on his skills or coaching others to help them achieve their fitness goals. He is
passionate about assisting those in his community to meet their goals in any way he can.
Come by our office and see what color bowtie Nick is wearing today.
Jennifer was born and raised in Rapides Parrish, Louisiana. While attending LSU, she studied History, Philosophy and Paralegal Studies.
After graduating in 1999, she has worked in various legal fields including: Probate, Guardianship, Real Estate, Special Needs Trusts, Medicaid Planning, Estate Planning, Trusts, Insurance Subrogation, Litigation, Medical Malpractice and Family Law.
As Mr. Toney’s paralegal, she currently assists with matters including: Probate, Guardianship, Real Estate, Special Needs Trusts, and Medicaid Planning.
Calla is a native Floridian and has been with The Toney Law Firm since the summer of 2007. She is Mr. Toney’s legal assistant specializing in matters of Estate Planning and Elder Law. While working at the firm, Calla has received an Associate of Arts in Journalism from Santa Fe College in 2010, and graduated from Flagler College in 2012 with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication.
In addition to Calla’s role with The Toney Law Firm, she is involved with promoting environmental conservation through various communication mediums, including blogs, public service announcements and video podcasts for the National Estuarine Research Reserve.
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