Meet Our Team

Stephanie L. Schneider
Board Certified Elder Law Attorney, opened the Law Office of Stephanie L. Schneider PA in November 2004.
sschneider@fl-elderlaw.com

Originally from New Jersey, Stephanie is a graduate of Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad Law School Center, where she earned her Juris Doctorate Degree in 1991. While in law school, Stephanie was invited to write onto Law Review and successfully completed a competition that entitled her to become a member of Moot Court. Prior to attending law school, she received a Bachelor of Arts Degree, with a major in Psychology, from Rutgers University in New Jersey .

Stephanie Schneider is certified by The Florida Bar. Stephanie is a former Chair of The Florida Bar's Elder Law Section. During her many years of service on the Executive Committee of the Elder Law Section, Stephanie was instrumental in advocating and educating legislators about elder issues. She was the 110th attorney to be certified nationally by the National Elder Law Foundation in 1997. She became board certified in Elder Law by the Florida Bar in 1998.

Stephanie is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA), the Florida Bar, the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers , and the Broward County Trial Lawyer Association.

Stephanie speaks locally and nationally about elder law issues for professionals, members of the judiciary, municipal and community organizations. She has developed continuing education programs for legal, health care and financial professionals, including a Florida Bar approved continuing legal education program and an approved continuing education units program for CPAs.

Stephanie resides with her family in Plantation. She is admitted to practice by the Florida Bar and the United States District Court - Southern District of Florida.

“Vision without action is merely a dream.
Action without vision just passes the time.
Vision with action can change the world.”

Joel A. Barker


Hillary S. Josephs
Business Development Coordinator, joined Stephanie L. Schneider, P.A. February 2005
hjosephs@fl-elderlaw.com

A New York native, Hillary started her career in sales in the financial data services industry selling SEC filings information and online services to major investment banks and law firms in the Northeast, Chicago and Toronto for 16 years. She migrated into the litigation and courtroom technology arena in 1998 with a Long Island, NY based company, and moved to Florida as the Southeast Regional Manager in 2000. Prior to joining Stephanie L Schneider P.A., Hillary was a Law Firm Marketing Representative with the Daily Business Review, div. of American Lawyer Media and Marketing Manager at a Defense Law Firm. She is a member of the Legal Marketing Association. Hillary and her family live in Hollywood, Florida.

“Eighty percent of success is showing up.”
Woody Allen


Yvette D. Wilson
Certified Legal Assistant, joined Stephanie L. Schneider, P.A. in August 2006
ywilson@fl-elderlaw.com

A native Floridian, Yvette began her career as a Legal Secretary/Word Processor in Eustis. After forays into real estate (word processor) and underground recovery operations (office manager), Yvette returned to school to obtain an Associates degree in Legal Assisting and a Bachelors in Business Administration. In February 1995, she earned the respected designation of Certified Legal Assistant. Yvette and her husband, David, moved to south Florida in October 2004. After working for an attorney/CPA/financial planner, Yvette joined Stephanie L. Schneider, P.A. to return to her first love – elder law, probate and guardianship.

“The true way to render ourselves happy is to love our work and find in it our pleasure.”
Francoise de Motteville (French biographer – c.1621 – 1689)


Andrea Kong
Client Liaison, joined Stephanie L. Schneider, P.A. in March 2010
akong@fl-elderlaw.com

Andrea came to Florida as a young child and graduated from Miami Beach Senior High. After several years in the real estate industry, Andrea migrated into the legal field as a Legal Assistant. She enjoys living in South Florida with her family taking a calming holistic approach towards life.

“Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.”
Confucius


Gwynne Layne
Client Liaison, joined Stephanie L. Schneider, P.A. in April 2010
glayne@fl-elderlaw.com

Gwynne is a native Floridian and graduated from North Miami Beach High School. Gwynne attended Miami-Dade Community College for Court Reporting, which she practiced for 5 years. She then worked as an Office Administrator at a Workers’ Compensation Law Firm for 18 years. Her outgoing personality and accounting skills make her an asset to the practice dealing with clients and all aspects of practice management. Gwynne resides with her family in Davie, Florida.

“Do unto others as you would have others do unto you.”


Fallen Gardner
Paralegal, joined Stephanie L. Schneider, P.A. in October 2012
fgardner@fl-elderlaw.com

Fallen moved to South Florida as a teenager from Jamaica, West Indies. She received her BA in Philosophy and Pre-law from Barry University and began her career in sales and marketing. Upon receiving a degree in Paralegal Studies from Florida International University, she returned to her first passion. Fallen participates in community outreach programs such as The South Dade Leadership Academy. She loves to cook. She resides with her family in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

“Perfection is an Illusion. Strive for Excellence”
Fallen Gardner




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