Brandon D. Bellew

EXPERIENCE

Brandon practices exclusively in the area of probate and trust litigation. He represents clients in all types and phases of contested issues relating to trusts, estates and guardianships. Brandon is a frequent lecturer and has written articles on probate and trust litigation topics. He is currently serving as the Chair of the Clearwater Bar’s Probate and Guardianship Section and is a member of the Executive Council of the Florida Bar’s Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section.

Brandon focuses his practice in the following areas:

PROBATE LITIGATION

  • Will Contests
  • Elective Share
  • Spousal Rights
  • Breach of Fiduciary Duty
  • Removal of Personal Representative
  • Surcharge Actions
  • Lost or Destroyed Wills
  • Power of Attorney Litigation
  • Will Construction

GUARDIANSHIP LITIGATION

  • Emergency Temporary Guardianships
  • Contested Plenary and Limited Guardianships

TRUST LITIGATION

  • Breach of Fiduciary Duty – Defense and Prosecution
  • Accounting Litigation
  • Removal of Fiduciary and Surcharge
  • Trust Modification, Reformation and Termination
  • Trust Contests

CIVIL LITIGATION

  • Tortious Interference with an Expentency
  • Elder Abuse or Exploitation of the Elderly
  • Real Estate Litigation related to Trusts and Estates
  • Joint Account/Property Litigation

DISTINCTIONS & MEMBERSHIPS

  • Admitted to The Florida Bar in 2006
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • Executive Council of the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section of the Florida Bar
  • Former Chair of Sixth Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee 6E
  • Clearwater Bar Association Board of Directors, 2013- 2016
  • Leadership Pinellas Class of 2013
  • American Bar Association
  • Clearwater and St. Petersburg Bar Association (Probate and Real Property)
  • Chair of the Clearwater Bar Probate and Guardianship Section
  • The Florida Bar (Real Property, Probate and Trust Section)
  • Former volunteer youth basketball coach, Sun Coast YMCA

EDUCATION

  • University of South Florida B.A. 2003
  • Stetson University J.D., 2006; M.B.A., 2006
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