Elder Law, probate and guardianship attorney Candis Trusty, a shareholder with the law firm of Markowitz Ringel Trusty + Hartog, has been honored with the 2017 Richard Milstein Excellence Award from Dade Legal Aid (Put Something Back) in recognition of excellence in professionalism and pro bono service in the community. The award was presented by Chief Judge Bertila Soto, 11th Judicial Circuit and the Honorable Rodolfo A. Ruiz, Circuit Court Judge.

Dade Legal Aid is a nonprofit law firm dedicated to providing greater access to justice to low income individuals, children, teens, women and families in need of assistance using dedicated Staff and Pro Bono Attorneys. Its Pro Bono Project, Put Something Back, provides a pipeline to pro bono opportunities for Miami-Dade’s attorneys, including corporate counsel, government lawyers, law firms, voluntary bar associations, law schools and others seeking to give back to society. http://www.dadelegalaid.org/

Candis Trusty concentrates her practice in the areas of elder care, probate, and guardianship law. She frequently lectures on topics related to probate, guardianship and elder law before local business groups, professional organizations, civic groups, schools and corporations.

She has been honored in prior years with the following awards: Pro Bono Service Award, Dade Legal Aid/Put Something Back, 2016; Certificate of Recognition for Outstanding Pro Bono Service, South Miami Kendall Bar Association, 2016; Pro Bono Service Award, South Miami-Kendall Bar Association, 2004, 2008; Recognized for exceptional pro bono service by the Supreme Court of Florida, the Young Lawyers Division of The Florida Bar, and the Florida Pro Bono Coordinators Association, 2006; Pro Bono Volunteer of the Year, South Miami Kendall Bar Association,1988, 1992, 1994 and 2012; and 2004 recipient of the City of Hope’s South Florida Business Women Award.

Trusty was named a 2017 Best Lawyers in America, 2016 Florida Super Lawyer, South Florida Legal Guide, Top Lawyer, 2006, 2008-2017, Florida Trend Legal Elite, 2004-2010; and holds the rating of AV Preeminent® by industry standard Martindale-Hubbell.  She received her Juris Doctor from Marshall-Wythe School of Law.
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