Services: Guardianship, Special Needs Trusts, Veteran’s Benefits, Elder Law, Probate, Estate Planning
Kyle Belz received his Juris Doctor from Stetson University College of Law, magna cum laude, with a Certificate of Concentration in Elder Law. While in law school, he served on the Stetson Law Review, received the Matthew L. Bender Elder Law Book Award for academic achievement in Elder Law and Estate Planning courses, was inducted into the National Order of Scribes for excellence in legal writing, and received the Victor O. Wehle Award for excellence in trial advocacy. Additionally, he was recognized with the William F. Blews Pro Bono Service Award.
Kyle began his career as an attorney after working more than 8 years for the American Red Cross in several management roles, serving as initial job director for the organization’s response to Central Illinois tornados in March 2006. He oversaw the training of more than 300 individuals as disaster services volunteers following Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Kyle’s experience helping individuals prevent, prepare for, and respond to emergencies prepared him serve his clients in need of elder law services, regardless of where they are on the continuum of elder law services. While he strives to help individuals and families develop plans to ensure that their wishes are carried out in the event of their death or incapacity, he also helps resolve conflicts that sometimes result from inadequate planning or long-standing family dynamics.
Kyle is currently admitted to practice in Florida and is a member of the Hillsborough County Bar Association. A fourth-generation central Floridian and top-ten ranked United States Master’s swimmer, he lives in the suburbs of Hillsborough County with his wife and children.
Kyle has authored the following articles.
- No Country for Old Men: Restrictive Covenants’ Impact on Aging in Place (Spring 2012) (3rd place 2014 American Bar Association: Real Property, Probate, and Trust Student Writing Competition)
- Sometimes it Takes a Senior Village to Raise a Child, 44 Stetson L. Rev. 220 (2014);