Twyla Sketchley Twyla L. Sketchley is a Florida Bar Board Certified Elder Law attorney who handles a variety of elder law and guardianship cases. She has taught Elder Law at Florida State University College of Law. Ms. Sketchley is committed to serving the elderly and safeguarding vulnerable adults from abuse, neglect, and exploitation. She is also a published author and frequent lecturer, and has been recognized for her work on behalf of the elderly, and for providing legal services to indigent senior citizens throughout North Florida. Throughout her career, she has handled a wide variety of cases, including cases dealing in election law, criminal law, administrative law, real property law, and workers' compensation.
Ms. Sketchley is a member of both The Florida Bar and the State Bar of Montana. She belongs to the American Bar Associationís Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section, Young Lawyers Division, and General Practice, Solo & Small Firm Section. She is a member of The Florida Barís Elder Law Section, Young Lawyerís Section, Real Property, Probate, and Trust Law Section and sits on the Elder Law Sectionís Committee on Abuse Neglect & Exploitation. She is also a member of the Florida Association of Women Lawyers, the Florida State Guardianship Association, the Academy of Florida Elder Law Attorneys, and the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys.
Ms. Sketchley founded the Sketchley Law Firm in 2002. Ms. Sketchley received her Juris Doctorate in 2000 from the University of Montana School of Law. She received a Bachelors of Arts from the University of Montana, majoring in English and minoring in Japanese language and culture. She is admitted to practice law in both Florida (2001) and Montana (2000), as well as the Federal District Courts in Florida and the Eleventh U. S. Circuit Court of Appeals. She has been awarded for her service to her community, most recently with the Smith-Williams Service Center Foundation's Distinguished Woman Award in 2008, and The Florida Bar Presidentís Pro Bono Service Award for the Second Judicial Circuit in 2009. She is the President of Tallahassee Women Lawyers, Administrative Chair of the Elder Law Section of the Florida Bar, and has recently been named to Florida Trend's Florida Legal Elite 2010 in Elder Law, which recognizes the top tier of attorneys practicing in Florida as chosen by other attorneys.