Meet Kellen Bryant
Kellen Bryant is the founder of Law Office of R. Kellen Bryant, P.L. and a Jacksonville, Florida native. Kellen focuses his law practice on estate planning and elder law with a particular focus on asset protection and preservation from long term care costs, creditors, and predators.
Comprehensive Planning Strategies
Kellen strives to provide his clients with responsive, professional and complete client services through timely returned communications and office procedures to ensure that your planning is timely completed. Kellen’s approach to estate and elder care planning seeks a comprehensive and collaborative involvement, not only with himself and you, but with the important folks involved in your life such as your children, financial advisor, accountant and professional caregivers.
Professional Associations and Memberships
Kellen is passionate about practicing law and constantly enhancing his practice for his clients. Kellen is a member of national estate planning and elder law organizations such as Lawyers With Purpose and the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA). Kellen is also a VA accredited attorney, licensed to apply for VA aid and attendance benefits and practice in front of the Veteran’s Administration.
Locally, Kellen is a member of:
- Jacksonville Bar Association
- Elder Law Section of the Florida Bar
- Florida Chapter of NAELA
Education and Achievements
- Author: How to Hire an Estate Planning Attorney at a Fair Price
- Florida State University (2003), BA in Political Science, Cum Laude
- Stetson University College of Law (2007), JD, Cum Laude
- Highest grade in Property Law
- Intern: the Honorable Judge Scriven at the Middle District of Florida, Federal Court
- Intern: the Honorable Judge LaRose at the 2nd District Court of Appeal, Florida
- Summer associate, GrayRobinson, P.A.
Kellen Bryant in the NewsKellen speaks with the Florida Times-Union about VA benefits available to aging veterans
On a Personal Note
Kellen and his wife Megan (as of June 25, 2011) are involved with their church and their beagle named Leroy. Kellen’s other passions are soccer and the Jaguars.
Why Do You Practice Estate Planning and Elder Care Law?
I went to law school because I was interested about how the law works and how people use the law intelligently for their benefit. I was exposed to this quote from a famous judge early on in my law school days:
Any one may so arrange his affairs that his taxes shall be as low as possible; he is not bound to choose that pattern which will best pay the Treasury; there is not even a patriotic duty to increase one's taxes.
Judge Hand has been quoted quite often next to trusts used to avoid estate taxes. I believe this quote is brilliant.
My passion started from my early success in my property law classes and then my estate and trust classes. I then learned after two years of law practice, that I love working directly with clients and explaining legal concepts to them.
After law school, I worked at a litigation firm. The experience was great for two reasons: 1) I discovered that my strength in practicing law is in educating and counseling clients thorough complex legal issues; and 2) I am not passionate about arguing or beating up people in court.
One client in particular taught me that I loved working with seniors. I feel like my values are actually similar to an older generation. Heck, my grandfather was my best man at my wedding. I feel a good connection working with people over 60 or those taking care of people over 60. It is my passion to help this group.When I started on my own law practice in 2009, my law school interest in creative lawyering and my work experience interest in working with seniors merged.
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