Sandra G. Sheets - Attorney at Law

Sandra G. Sheets Attorney At Law


Sandra G. Sheets - Attorney at Law

Shareholder

T 863-284-2200
F 863-688-0310
D 863-284-2217
Lakeland One Lake Morton Drive Lakeland, Florida 33801

Sandra is a shareholder in the firm’s Lakeland office who practices in estate and tax planning, estate and trust administration, with an emphasis on business succession planning involving closely held businesses.  She also handles dispute resolution matters involving fiduciaries and beneficiaries.  

  • Background

    Sandra was born in Winter Haven, Florida. She received her bachelor's degree from the University of Maryland in 1983 and her juris doctor degree from the George Washington University in 1987. She was elected to the Order of Coif, was a member of the Moot Court Board and was editor of the Law Review. In 1985, she served as a legislative intern for The Honorable Lawton Chiles, U.S. senator from Florida. In 1987, she served as a judicial intern for The Honorable Kenneth W. Starr, U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.

  • Education
    • University of Maryland, B.A. (summa cum laude, 1983)
    • George Washington University College of Law, J.D. (with highest honors, 1987)
  • Admissions
    • Florida
  • Awards & Recognitions
    • AV Preeminent™ rated by Martindale-Hubbell
    • Florida Trend, Legal Elite, 2007-2008, 2011-2020
      • Hall of Fame, 2018-2020
    • Best Lawyers in America, 2015-2021
    • Florida Super Lawyers, 2009-2020
    • Tampa Top Rated Lawyer, Wealth Transfer, 2013
  • Professional Associations & Memberships
    • The Florida Bar
      • Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section, Member
        • Executive Council, Member
      • Business Law Section, Member
  • Civic
    • GiveWell Community Foundation, Board Member
    • Leadership Lakeland, Class XII Graduate
    • League of Women Voters of Florida, Past President and Board Member, 1994-2001
    • Girl Scouts, Heart of Florida Council, Inc., Past President and Board Member, 2001-2008
    • United Way of Central Florida, former Secretary and Board Member, 2005-2009
    • Polk Museum of Art, Board Member
    • Peace River Center, Advisory Board Member
    • Imperial Symphony Orchestra, Board Member
    • Polk County Efficiency Commission, Member, 2013-2015; former Member, 2005-2007
    • Lakeland Regional Medical Center Foundation, Board Member
  • Articles & Publications
    • "Fiduciary Accountings," Practice Under the Florida Probate Code, Sixth Edition, 2010; Seventh Edition, 2012
    • "Structured Settlements - The Tax and Planning Considerations for Injured and Disabled Clients," October 1, 2004