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Elder Law Attorneys in Daytona Beach

Dedicated advocates for the elderly

The attorneys of Every, Stack & Upchurch have diverse professional and educational backgrounds.  They apply their different experiences to estate law, probate, and other client concerns. 

W. Richard Every – Retired
Melvin D. Stack
Thomas J. Upchurch

Melvin D. Stack

Practice areas:

  • Estate planning
  • Probate law
  • Trust law
  • Estate litigation
  • Criminal law
  • Forfeiture law

Admissions:

  • 1980, Florida
  • 1985, U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • 1989, U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
  • 1989, U.S. Supreme Court

Education:

  • Stetson College of Law, J.D., 1979
  • University of Florida, B.A., Summa Cum Laude, 1976

Memberships:

  • Volusia County Bar Association
    • Member, Board of Directors, 1985 – 1986
    • Member, Real Property and Trust Law, Elder Law, and Criminal Law Sections
  • The Florida Bar
    • Member, Rules of Criminal Procedure Committee, 1983
    • Grievance Committee of the Seventh Circuit, 1996 – 1997
    • Chairman, 1997 and 1998
    • Member, Real Property, Probate, Trust Law, Elder Law, and Criminal Law Sections
  • Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
    • Member, Seventh Circuit Chapter
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Halifax Humane Society

Professional accomplishments:   

  • Instructor, Criminal Justice Program, University of Central Florida, 1993
  • Assistant State Attorney, Seventh Judicial Circuit, State of Florida, 1980 – 1988
  • Designated Assistant to Statewide Grand Jury, 1984
  • Senior Trial Counsel and Special Prosecutor, Seventh Judicial Circuit, State of Florida, 1984 – 1987
  • Division Chief, Special Prosecution Division, Seventh Judicial Circuit, State of Florida, 1987 – 1988
  • Designated Assistant Attorney General, Department of Legal Affairs, 1988 – 1990
  • Legal Counsel for Volusia County Sheriff, Forfeiture Law, 1989 - 1990
  • Member, Florida Association of Police Attorneys, 1989 – 1990
  • Board Certified Criminal Trial lawyer, Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education
  • Board Certified Criminal Trial Specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy

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Thomas J. Upchurch

Practice areas:

  • Elder law
  • Medicaid planning
  • Estate planning
  • Criminal law

Admissions:

  • 2005, Florida

Education:

  • Nova Southeastern University School of Law, J.D., 2005
  • Southern Methodist University, B.A., 1998

Memberships:

  • Volusia County Bar Association
    • Member, Board of Directors
    • Chairmen, Elder Law Committee, Present
  • The Florida Bar
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Florida Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
    • Member, Seventh Circuit Chapter
  • Ormand Beach Rotary, Board of Directors

Professional accomplishments:

  • Assistant State Attorney, Sixth Judicial Circuit, State of Florida, 2005-2007
  • Lead Trial Attorney for Sixth Judicial Circuit, 2006 - 2007

Our attorneys have many skills that benefit your case needs.  While Every, Stack & Upchurch primarily focuses on estate planning and elder law, both senior partners have criminal defense qualifications. 

The National Board of Trial Advocacy certifies Mr. Stack as a Board Certified Criminal Trial Specialist, and Mr. Upchurch is a member of the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. 

Mr. Stack and Mr. Upchurch look forward to discussing your case needs.  Contact our office by email, toll free at 1(800)393-1143, or use our Daytona Beach number.

Call 1 386 255-1925 to speak to a Daytona Beach lawyer.

444 Seabreeze Boulevard, Suite 1003
Daytona Beach, Florida 32118

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