Protecting You. Your Family. Your Future.

My name is Geoff Hoatson and I’m the founder of the Family First Firm. I grew up in Central Florida surrounded by all my extended family. Both of my grandfathers were veterans of World War II and my paternal grandfather received the Purple Heart and Silver Star from Fleet Admiral Nimitz for his heroism as a medic on the Pacific Front. I gained a deep respect for our service members and my elders, while listening to them recount their time in the service. I knew that I wanted to help these people that I admired so much. Unfortunately, over the years, both grandfathers ended up with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. My paternal grandfather was able to be qualified for Medicaid and my maternal grandfather was able to receive benefits from the VA. To call these benefits a blessing is a massive understatement; they allowed both of my grandmothers to age in their homes with dignity. Born and raised in the Orlando area, I attended a local high school and then the University of Central Florida. It wasn’t until I went to Emory University for law school that I left Central Florida for the very first time. However, that choice was an easy one, because Emory is ranked as one of the top law schools in the country and has one of the preeminent estate planning programs. After graduating from Emory, I returned to Orlando to marry my fiancée, start a family, and begin the practice of law. In 2009, I decided to go out on my own and open the Family First Firm to help seniors and service members protect themselves, their families, and their legacies from the unique problems that our seniors face. We are proud to have helped countless families achieve their goals and gain peace of mind. We would be honored to help you too.

Bar Admissions

  • 2008 State Bar of Florida

Education

University of Central Florida, BS - Bachelor of Science
BS - Bachelor of Science - 2005
Emory University School of Law, 1301 Clifton Rd, Atlanta, GA 30322
JD - Juris Doctor - 2008

Career Highlights

  • Top 40 Lawyers Under 40 - American Society of Legal Advocates - 2018
  • 10 Best Elder Law Attorneys - Client Satisfaction - American Institute of Legal Counsel - 2016 to 2017
  • Lawyer of Distinction nominee - Lawyers of Distinction - 2016
  • Best Probate Attorney - Expertise - 2016
  • First Place - YLS tournament - Orange County Bar Association - 2014
  • Client Choice Award - Estate Planning - Avvo - 2013
  • Client Choice Award - Probate - Avvo - 2013
  • Client's Choice - Elder Law - Avvo - 2013
  • Client's Choice - Elder Law - Avvo - 2013

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