Jessica K Close, Esq. is the owner and sole practitioner of Close Law, a boutique law firm serving Charlotte and Sarasota counties. She focuses her practice in the areas of real estate closings and elder law, which includes long term care/Medicaid planning, estate planning, guardianship law, and probate. Jessica received her Juris Doctor from Stetson University College of Law in May 2018 where she graduated cum laude with a concentration in elder law. She is a member of the elder law section of the Florida Bar, the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, and the Association of Florida Elder Law Attorneys.
Jessica earned her Bachelor’s degree in history from the University of South Florida and a Master’s degree in education from the College of William and Mary. She worked as a high school history teacher for over ten years before leaving that profession to pursue her dream of attending law school. While in law school, Jessica interned with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Florida, Gulfcoast Legal Services in Sarasota, and the Farr Law Firm in Punta Gorda. At Stetson, she served as a teaching assistant for Professor Rebecca Morgan, was the editor-in-chief of the Journal of International Aging Law & Policy, and earned a certificate of concentration in elder law. She also received the William F. Blews Pro Bono Service Award for performing over 120 hours of pro bono and/or volunteer work during her time in law school. All of these experiences solidified her passion for helping her clients navigate the complex and often emotionally draining elder law issues they face.
Jessica also serves on the board of the SunCoast Senior Council, a non-profit organization representing organizations that provide services aimed at improving the health and well-being of senior citizens throughout our local community.
Jessica lives in Venice with her husband, Peter, and their two boys, Caleb and Jacob. When she is not in the office, she spends countless hours cheering her boys on at their basketball and baseball games.
” My clients have worked hard their entire lives to secure a future for themselves and their families. It is important that they find an elder law attorney that they can trust, who is competent, and who can provide them with the peace of mind that comes with sound legal planning.”