About Liz Moneymaker
About My Practice
It’s important to note from the beginning that the legal process of Estate Planning, Probate & Trust Administration, Guardianship, Medicaid Planning and Asset Protection, Special Needs Planning or Veterans’ benefits is not about ME. It’s about you and your family, your concerns and your goals. My job is to be your advocate and advisor, helping you get the results you desire in the most efficient, cost-effective way possible.
I know that by the time you get to the point of hiring an attorney, you are either serious about planning, or you are in a crisis situation. My firm has the tools to help you with either situation: compassionately, responsively, and with more than 23 years of legal experience behind me.
The first question people generally ask me is “Is that really your last name?” Yes it is! It was my dad’s name, my grandfather’s name, and many generations before that. I promise I didn’t make it up.
A Bit About My Career
I am a licensed attorney in Missouri, Georgia, and Florida. I have practiced law for more than 23 years in both the United States Army as a Judge Advocate General (JAG) and as a civilian litigator.
I received both my undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Kansas. I was born and raised in the Midwest and still find the values of hard work, loyalty, and my word as my bond to be my guiding forces.
After I graduated law school, I served on active duty with the Army as a JAG for more than four years. During that time, I served as a legal assistance attorney, administrative law attorney, a military prosecutor and Special Assistant U.S. Attorney, and finally as Chief, International and Criminal Law Division, Third United States Army. After leaving active duty, I continued to serve the JAG Corps as a reserve officer. I served as the Deputy Staff Judge Advocate for the 335th Theater Signal Command, where I was mobilized and deployed overseas in support of Operations Enduring and Iraqi Freedom for two years. I proudly wear my Bronze Star from that period of service and find no higher honor than serving other veterans and their families.
When I left active duty, I became a civilian litigator, where I zealously defended individuals and businesses who were being sued. While this area of law was enjoyable and rewarding for many years, I realized after helping my parents navigate the complexities of estate planning, long term care, Medicaid, and probate, that there was an immense need for trained professionals to advocate for families faced with the same challenges.
I couldn’t be happier with this choice. Every day I am fortunate to help people like you. Whether it’s figuring out your estate plan, making the difficult choice to file for guardianship, probating a loved one’s estate, paying for nursing home care, ensuring a special needs child or adult has a care plan in place, or looking out for our nation’s veterans, I am here for you.
Liz, is very kind & compassionate and a great listener, who will focus results on your needs.
Liz is easy to talk to, gives sound and professional advice and sees the big picture. She is truly an advocate for all of her clients.
So great to have a caring and knowledgeable attorney here in St. Pete who is a resource and advocate for her clients. We are so fortunate that Ferrari, Butler & Moneymaker expanded to have a St. Pete presence.
Liz is a caring, dedicated lawyer who puts your interests first and makes sure you’re protected. Highly recommend!
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