George F. Wilsey

Partner
Location:
St. Petersburg, Florida
Phone:
727-898-1181
Fax:
(727) 821-6681
Email:

George Wilsey is a graduate of Florida State University and George Washington University, College of Law with honors where he was associate editor of the Law Review and a member of Omicron Delta Kappa and the Order of Coif, Honor Societies.  He is a Martindale-Hubbell Preeminent "AV" Peer Review Rated attorney.  George has been recognized by Tampa Bay Magazine as one of the "Best Lawyers in America", by Florida Trend as one of "Florida's Legal Elite" and by Thomson Reuters as a "Florida Super Lawyer".  He has been a member of the Florida Bar since 1958 and is also admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court. George is a past president of both the St. Petersburg Bar Association and the Legal Aid Society. He is a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate counsel.  He is the co-author of the Will and Trust Contest Chapter of the Florida Bar's Litigation Under the Florida Probate Code practice manual and has also authored several other articles and given seminars on estate planning and will contests for the Florida Bar and other legal organizations. Born in Alexandria, Virginia, George is a long time resident of St. Petersburg, with three children, two of whom are also attorneys in the firm. George practices in the areas of wills, trust, estate planning, probate, estate and trust administration, will contests and probate litigation.

Areas of Practice

  • 50% Estate Planning
  • 25% Estate and Trust Administration
  • 25% Probate Litigation, Will and Trusts Contest

Litigation Percentage

  • 25% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 1958

Education

  • George Washington University National Law Center, Washington, District of Columbia
    • J.D. - 1958
    • Honors: With Honors
    • Honors: Order of the Coif
    • Law Review: George Washington University Law Review, Associate Editor, 1958
  • Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida
    • B.S. - 1953
    • Major: Social Work

Published Works

  • Testamentary Capacity and Undue Influence, Florida Bar Journal, May, 1987
  • Will Contest Chapter, Florida Bar Manual - Litig under FL Probate Code, 2004

Honors and Awards

  • Tampa Bay Magazine, Best Lawyers in America, 2005
  • Florida Trend, Recognized as One of Florida's Legal Elite, 2005
  • Thomson Reuters recognized as a "Florida Super Lawyer"

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Florida Bar
  • St. Petersburg Bar Association, Past President
  • American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, Fellow

Pro Bono Activities

  • St. Pete Legal Aid Society, Past President, 1972 - 1973
  • Florida Bar Foundation, Fellow

Fraternities/Sororities

  • Omicron Delta Kappa