Attorney ProfileSean W. Kelley
Sean W. Kelley
Sean Kelley concentrates his practice in estate planning, probate, trust and guardianship administration and fiduciary litigation. Mr. Kelley graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder with a degree in accounting in 1994. He earned his J.D. from Stetson University in 1997 and went on to earn an LL.M. in taxation from the University of Florida Graduate Tax Program in 1998.
Mr. Kelley is a member of the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section of The Florida Bar and serves on several committees of that section, including the Probate Law Committee, Fiduciary Litigation Committee, and the Estate Planning and Tax Committee, as well as serving as a past Circuit Representative for the Seventh Judicial Circuit. He is the current Chair of the Probate Rules Committee and is the immediate past Chair of the Guardianship, Durable Power of Attorney and Advance Directives Committee, the Co-Vice Chair of both the Guardianship Law Revision Committee and the Ad Hoc Jurisdiction Committee and the Co-Vice Chair of the Probate Rules Committee for the Florida Bar. Mr. Kelley has been a member of the Executive Council of the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section of the Florida Bar since 2006, and he is also a fellow to the American College of Trust and Estate Council (ACTEC).
Mr. Kelley is also a frequent lecturer on estate and trust issues, and is also recognized by Super Lawyers, Florida Legal Elite and was most recently named in the publication Best Lawyers in America. His publication credits include Chapter 1 “Procedural Considerations” of the Florida Bar publication Litigation Under the Probate Code.
He is active in the community, regularly volunteering his time for local legal aid organizations. He currently serves as the President and a member of the Board of Directors for EPIC Community Services (a non-profit organization focusing on the prevention and treatment of substance abuse disorders), as well as a member of the St. Augustine Advisory Council for the Jacksonville Community Foundation. Mr. Kelley is also the Treasurer and a member of the Board of Directors for the Deaver Phoenix Foundation, a private foundation which focuses its charitable programs on primary education.
Probate, Trust and Guardianship Administration
University of Florida, Graduate Tax Program – Master of Laws in Taxation (LL.M) 1998
Stetson University College of Law – J.D., Valedictorian 1997
University of Colorado at Boulder – Degree in Accounting 1994
AWARDS & HONORS
– Community Service Award, Celebrity Waiters Luncheon, 2017
– Inductee, National Academy of Construction, 2014
– Golden Beaver Awardee, The Beavers Association, 2012
– Super Lawyers, 2003 – 2020