ABOUT THE TONEY LAW FIRM
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.
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.
Attorney at Law
Chad R. Templeton is a Florida native, born and raised by the world’s most beautiful beaches in Panama City, FL. He graduated from Florida State University in 2012 with his degree in Criminology. While in undergrad, Chad interned at the State Attorney’s Office for the 14th Judicial Circuit and a private criminal defense attorney specializing in DUI defense.
In 2015, Chad received his law degree from Florida Coastal School of Law. While in law school, Chad clerked for an attorney specializing in the Defense Base Act, which provides compensation and medical benefits to civilian employees working outside the United States on military bases. Chad was also a legislator on the Student Bar Association, and the Chair of the Corporate and Business Law Society. After the passing the Bar Exam, Chad moved back to his hometown where he was in private practice as a criminal defense attorney with a heavy focus on DUI defense.
After Hurricane Michael blew through Panama City in October 2018, Chad and his family were forced to look for a new town to place some new roots. As a life-long Gator fan, moving to Gainesville was an easy decision.
Chad has worked in some capacity of the customer service industry his entire life. He enjoys helping people, and he wants to continue helping people with their trust, probate, and estate matters.
In his free time, Chad enjoys traveling with his wife, playing golf, and attending Gator sporting events.