Amy B. Van Fossen

Amy B. Van Fossen

Attorney
Location:
Melbourne, Florida
Phone:
321-426-1848
800-495-9153
Fax:
321-345-5417
Email:

Amy B. Van Fossen is a Florida Bar Accredited Elder Law attorney. Ms. Van Fossen established The Law Office of Amy B. Van Fossen P.A. (formerly The Law Office of Amy B. Jackson P.A.) in 2004. She was born and raised in southeastern Ohio and has two daughters, Katie and Savannah, who both share her passion for our elder community and work in the fields of law and elder care.

Ms. Van Fossen received her undergraduate degree in Organizational Behavior from Rollins College and earned her JD from Barry University School of Law in 2003. She is licensed to practice in Florida. Her firm practices in the areas of Estate Planning, Case Management, Guardianship, Probate and Trust Administration, VA Planning, Medicaid Planning, Silver Divorce, and Civil Litigation.

Ms. Van Fossen is accredited by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs for the preparation and presentation of Aid and Attendance claims, making her one of the few VA accredited attorneys in Brevard County.

Ms. Van Fossen is a member of the Florida Bar Association; the Brevard County Bar Association; Elder Counsel; and The Florida Bar, Elder Law Section, Veterans Benefits Committee. Additionally, Amy is a member of the Life Care Planning Law Firms Association, giving the practice a “holistic, elder-centered approach to the practice of law that helps families respond to every challenge caused by chronic illness or disability of an elderly loved one.” (About Us – Life Care Planning Law Firms Association)

Amy’s personal interests involve our community’s youth, supporting those with special needs, and the rescue of animals. Locally, Ms. Van Fossen serves her community in each of these areas. She is a proud Youth Soccer Volunteer. She is a member of the Board of Directors for Club Esteem, a youth organization with a mission to “inspire youth from economically disadvantaged communities to embrace the highest standards of academic and personal excellence.” (Mission Statement for Club Esteem) She also has a strong Business Partnership with Brevard County Schools, supporting our students through professional counseling and local sponsorship. One of her favorite adventures has been the sponsorship of a race car driver, 16-year old Garrett Manes, who is working to achieve his dream while living with Autism. Her efforts extend to supporting many of our local animal shelters through events, fundraising and adoption advocacy.

Areas of Practice

  • Elder Law
  • Estate Planning
  • Probate
  • Trust Administration
  • VA Planning
  • Medicaid Planning
  • Case Management
  • Civil Litigation
  • Silver Divorce

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 2004
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida, 2004

Education

  • Barry University School of Law, Orlando, Florida
    • J.D. - 2003
  • Rollins College
    • B.A. summa cum laude - 1996

Classes/Seminars

  • VA Aid and Attendance, 2012

Honors and Awards

  • Who's Who in American College Students, 1996

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Florida Bar Association
  • Brevard County Bar Association
  • Elder Counsel
  • Florida Bar, Elder Section, Veterans Benefits Committee
  • Florida State Guardianship Association
  • Brevard Association for Human Services

Past Employment Positions

  • Legg Mason Wood Walker, Financial Advisor, 1997 - 2000
  • Florida Today, Retail Account Rep, 1996 - 1997

Pro Bono Activities

  • Youth Soccer Volunteer
  • Board of Directors – Club Esteem
  • Business Partnership with Brevard County Public Schools
  • Advocate – Halo Rescue / Aloha Rescue
  • Sponsor – Garett Manes

Languages

  • English