• Law Offices of Emma Hemness, P.A.

    Law Offices of Emma Hemness, P.A.


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    About Us

    Experienced, knowledgeable, reputable Elder Law, Estate Planning, and Special Needs Attorneys serving Tampa, Brandon, Riverview, Sun City, and surrounding areas of Hillsborough, Pasco, and Polk Counties. We help you PLAN by preparing your Will, Trust, or Power of Attorney. We help you PROTECT your loved ones through Guardianship or Guardian Advocacy. We help you PRESERVE your assets through Long Term Care Planning, Medicaid Eligibility, Veterans Benefits, and Special Needs Trusts. We help you PASS ON your estate through Probate and Trust Administration. Let Us Help You with Planning, Protecting, and Preserving.


    Established in 1998.

    Emma Hemness is the founder of the The Elder Law Office of Emma Hemness, initially opening the firm in Lakeland. From the beginning, Emma always knew how she wanted to make a difference in the law, so she exclusively focused on helping older clients and persons with special needs before anyone recognized the law practice known as Elder Law. In May 2000, Emma opened a small satellite office in Brandon. It quickly grew and became the Main Office. In the Fall of 2003, Emma's husband, Gerald, joined the law practice, where he still handles elder law litigation matters for clients in guardianship, elder exploitation, and probate. Emma only fired Gerald twice in the first 6 months of working together. Currently, the law practice has 4 attorneys and 8 staff members, the oldest being Emma's uncle at age 86.


    From left to right: Emma Hemness, Esq., Gerald Hemness, Esq., and Danielle Faller, Esq.
    Attorney Danielle Faller
    Attorney Gerald Hemness
    Attorney Emma Hemness
    Team Hemness April 2018

    Rep/Contact Info

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    Danielle Faller
    Ying (Laura) Gao
    Associate Attorney
    Emma R. Hemness
    Founding Partner
    Gerald L. Hemness
    Managing Partner