About Our Firm We can help you plan for the uncertainties of the future.

St. Petersburg Estate & Probate Law Firm

We Guide Our Clients Towards Security: (727) 202-5414

Aging and incapacity affects everyone at some point in life. That's why it serves your best interests to have a proper estate plan in place before you lose the mental or physical capability to do so. At Finley Williams Law, PA, our focus is providing compassionate guidance and value-driven solutions in the areas of estate planning, elder law, guardianship law, probate law and real property law. You retain more than a professional probate and estate planning lawyer when you turn to our firm—you place your legal matters in the hands of a diligent advocate who is prepared to provide your case with the personalized attention it truly deserves.

Placing emphasis on problems gets us nowhere. It is for that reason that we choose to focus on finding and providing solutions. Our founding attorney, Melissa Williams, works intimately with all of our clients. When you choose to retain the representation of our lawyer, we will work to ensure you have the support system you need during the process.

We Go Above & Beyond for Our Clients

At Finley Williams Law, PA, we are passionate about helping our clients achieve their goals. Our legal services are founded on education and advocacy—two things we pride ourselves on being able to provide for our clients. Our estate planning attorney understands that no two situations are exactly alike. With this in mind, we will take the time to sit down with you, learn your unique goals and help you map out a plan to overcome your specific challenges on your path to achieving them.

Our Mission Statement: Finley Williams Law, PA is grounded by our values and driven by our passion to educate and advocate to ensure each client can overcome their challenges and achieve their goals. We are dedicated to changing lives and creating peace of mind for our clients and their families.

We are committed to helping you clearly understand all your options before devising a plan of legal action. We tailor all our legal services to suit your unique circumstances and personal goals, removing the stress often associated with estate planning and long-term health care planning. We can help you and your family navigate the estate planning, guardianship and probate process with ease.

We Make a Difference in
the Lives of Our Clients

  • Experienced Remove the stress of planning long term needs by having our attorneys with you at every step.
  • Attentive Our firm provides personal attention to each case, focusing on solutions not just problems.
  • Guidance We'll help your family navigate the complex estate and probate process with ease.
  • We Care Avoid costly litigation. We mediate estates, trusts and elder law related disputes.
  • Personal We understand every client’s needs are different. We'll ensure all of your needs are met.
  • Consultations Start customized planning for your family's future today with a complimentary consultation.

Meet Your Attorney

  • Melissa Finley Williams is a St. Petersburg, Florida native. She is also the founder and principal attorney at Finley Williams Law, P.A. Prior to establishing the Finley Williams Law Firm, she spent two years in a private law office practicing in the areas of wills, trusts, estates, Medicaid planning and VA Aid and Attendance. She later joined a larger firm in Orlando where she successfully grew and managed a new location for the firm in The Villages, Florida. While managing the firm's new location, she focused her practice in the areas of estate planning, guardianship, Medicaid planning, VA Aid and Attendance, elder law, business law, landlord-tenant law and homeowners association law.

    Mrs. Williams is an active member of the Florida Bar, St. Pete Bar, Clearwater Bar, Suncoast Estate Planning Council, Pinellas Chapter of the Florida Association of Women Lawyers and Florida Bar Elder Law Section. She has also served as an adjunct professor at the University of Florida Levin College of Law. Here she taught interviewing, counseling and negotiation to second and third-year law students. She volunteers her time with the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Suncoast, helping youth reach their full potential as productive, caring and responsible citizens. Mrs. Williams is also a member of the Junior League of St. Petersburg.

    Mrs. Williams graduated from the University of Florida Levin College of Law, where she served as a Student Ambassador and was an active member of the Real Property Law Association. She also attended the University of Florida as an undergraduate student and graduated cum laude with a Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology. Mrs. Williams served as the Vice President and Secretary of the Phi Alpha Delta Pre-Law Fraternity during her undergraduate studies. She graduated salutatorian from Pinellas Park High School.

    Mrs. Williams enjoys spending time with her family on the beach, boating and watching Gator football games.

  • Melissa Finley Williams Founding Attorney
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