Meet the Attorneys

Kevin G. Staas

Attorney Staas graduated from Bowling Green State University with a B.A. in 1995 and Cleveland-Marshall College of Law with a J.D. in 1998. In 2000, he was admitted to the Florida and U.S. District Courts. He has been a member of The Florida Bar (Elder law section and Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Sections), Academy of Florida Elder Law Attorneys, National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, and Sarasota County Bar Association. Kevin has served as a member of the Advisory Board and Keiser University, the Sarasota County Bar South County Division Steering Committee, and is a former director of the Venice-Englewood Bar Association. Kevin is also charter member of the Thomas E. Penick American Elder Law Inn of Court, which is the first of its kind in the United States. He is a native of Toledo, Ohio.

Mark W. Mazzeo 

Attorney Mazzeo graduated from Old Dominion University with a B.S. in 1972 and College of William & Mary with a M.Ed. in 1981. He attended law school at Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad Law Center, and graduated in 1997 with a J.D. He is a member of the Florida Bar (Elder law section) and the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. He is also a charter member of Thomas E. Penick American Elder Law Inn of Court. He was born in Boston, Massachusetts and has been the past president of the Academy of Florida Elder Law Attorneys. He was also president of the Venice Englewood Bar Association.
As of January 1, 2016, Mark has become “of counsel” with the firm.  While Mark is enjoying more time at home with his wife, family, and two dogs, Buster and Sadie, he is still actively meeting with new and old clients on select matters.

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Julie Collins

Attorney Collins received her B.S. cum laude from the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. in 1992. She went on to graduate from the Stetson University College of Law in 1998 with honors. She has been admitted to the Florida Bar and the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida. She is also a member of the Sarasota Bar Association, Florida Association of Women Lawyers, and the Sarasota Chamber of Commerce.