Admitted to the Florida Bar in 1987, Michael W. Connors is board certified by the Florida Bar as a specialist in the field of Elder Law. He earned his law degree from the University of Florida in 1986. A member of Law Review, he won honors in Administrative Law and served as a research assistant for the University Center for Governmental Responsibility. Concurrent with his law degree, he received a Master’s degree in Urban and Regional Planning.
Mr. Connors taught Business Law at the University of Florida, and has also taught Elder Law at the Institute for New Dimensions of Palm Beach Community College. He is a frequent lecturer to professional and community groups on Elder Law issues and is a guest lecturer at Florida Atlantic University.
His North Palm Beach practice focuses on trust and estate planning and administration; long-term care planning; asset protection; probate, trust, guardianship and incapacity litigation; guardianship administration for minors and adults; and, special needs trust planning and administration for the elderly and disabled.
Mr. Connors served two terms as Chair of the Florida Bar Elder Law Certification Examination Committee, and with the Committee, prepared and scored the annual Elder Law Certification examinations for Florida attorneys seeking certification in Elder Law.
He is a founding member of the Palm Beach County Chapter of the Florida State Guardianship Association, and a former president of the Board of Directors of the Florida State Guardianship Association, Inc. He is a member of the Academy of Florida Elder Law Attorneys, and, the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys; he also serves on the Guardianship Committee of the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section of the Florida Bar.
Mr. Connors has provided his volunteer services to many community groups, including the Area Agency on Aging, the Alzheimer’s Community Care Association, and the Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County. He is past chair of the Board of Directors of Hospice of Palm Beach County, Inc., on which he has served for twenty years.