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Faculty

Rebecca Bell, CELA
Attorney at Law

Delzer, Coulter & Bell P.A.
Port Richey, Fla.

Rebecca C. Bell practices law with the law offices of Delzer, Coulter & Bell in Port Richey, Fla., in the areas of elder law, estate planning and estate and trust administration. She graduated from Vanderbilt University (B.A., 1997) and Stetson University College of Law (J.D., cum laude, 1999 and LL.M. in Elder Law with distinction, 2011). Bell currently serves as an adjunct professor at Stetson University College of Law. She is the author of Florida's Adoption Of The Uniform Power Of Attorney Act: Is It Sufficient To Protect Florida's Vulnerable Adults? 24 St. Thomas L. Rev. 32  (2011). She is Florida Bar board certified in elder law and an accredited agent with the Department of Veterans Affairs. She is AV rated by Martindale Hubbell. She is the president of the North Suncoast Estate Planning Council, and also serves as a board member of CARES Inc. (Community Aging and Retirement Services), in Hudson, Fla. She is a member of the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law and Elder Law Sections of the Florida Bar. She is also a member of the Academy of Florida Elder Law Attorneys and Elder Law Section Joint Public Policy Task Force. Bell received the 2012 Member of the Year Award by the Florida Bar Elder Law Section.


Mary Alice Jackson
Attorney at Law
Boyer & Jackson P.A.
Sarasota, Fla.

Mary Alice Jackson is a partner in the firm of Boyer & Jackson P.A. with offices in Austin, Texas, and Sarasota, Fla. She is a fellow of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and is board certified in elder law by the Florida Bar. Jackson's practice focuses on special needs trust planning, long-term care counseling, estate planning, and probate. She is AV rated by Martindale Hubbell, and has been named as one of Florida's "legal elite" by Florida Trend magazine and as a Florida Super Lawyer. Jackson is a co-author of Planning for the Elderly in Florida, a LexisNexis publication. She is a member of the Special Needs Alliance, a national association of special needs planning attorneys, and serves on its board of directors. She also serves on the public policy committee for the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. Jackson is a past chair of the Florida Bar Elder Law Section and served as president of the Sarasota County Bar Association in 2005. She is an adjunct professor in the Stetson University College of Law Elder Law LL.M. program and is a member of the Advisory Board for the Center for Excellence in Elder Law at Stetson University College of Law, her alma mater. Jackson and her husband, Bob, reside in Austin, Texas, with their standard poodles, Biscuit and Max.


G. Mark Shalloway
Attorney at Law
Shalloway & Shalloway P.A.
West Palm Beach, Fla.

G. Mark Shalloway specializes in elder law in West Palm Beach, Fla. He is among the first 135 certified elder law attorneys in the nation certified by the National Elder Law Foundation, and is a member of the charter class of attorneys board certified in elder law by the Florida Bar. In addition, he holds an AV rating with Martindale-Hubble. Nationally, he has served as president for and is a fellow of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA). He has also served as chair of the NAELA Advanced Educational Institute in Colorado and is proud to have received the Outstanding Achievement Award from NAELA for his work with the Academy of Florida Elder Law Attorneys (state chapter of NAELA). In addition, Shalloway frequently lectures for Stetson University College of Law on special needs trusts and in Las Vegas at the national Absolute Litigators Conference on Special Needs Trusts. At the state level, he has served as president of the Academy of Florida Elder Law Attorneys, and as the chair of the Florida Bar Elder Law Section Medicaid Committee. As part of his work, he provides technical assistance to the Florida Legislature on elder legislation.

Locally, Shalloway is the founding chair of the Palm Beach County Bar Association's Elder Law Committee. In addition, the late Governor Lawton Chiles and Governor Jeb Bush have appointed him to serve as the attorney on the state's Long-Term Care Ombudsman Council, Palm Beach District. In education, he is a member of the Stetson University College of Law Elder Advisory Board, and has been a member of the adjunct faculty at Palm Beach Community College lecturing on estates and administration. He has also taught the Palm Beach County Guardian Education Course. He is proud to have served as the chair of the board of directors of Alzheimer's Community Care and he has co-chaired its annual educational conference. Among many elder advocacy organizations, Shalloway is a member of the state and Treasure Coast chapters of the Florida State Guardianship Association and the Palm Beach County Partnership for Aging.

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