Evelyn F. Kuttler has lived in St. Petersburg since 1944. She is a 1967 cum laude graduate from Stetson University College of Law. Evelyn joined the Firm in 1978. She is a member of the Real Property and Probate Section of the Florida Bar. She also holds memberships in local and state bar associations. In her practice she emphasizes the areas of Trusts, Wills, Estate planning, Elder Law, and Probate and Trust Administration. She was a founding member of the St. Petersburg Christian Legal Society and the St. Petersburg Christian Conciliation Service. She is a life member of the Board of Trustees for Asbury Theological Seminary, Wilmore, Kentucky and Orlando, Florida. She is also currently serving on the Board of Directors for various religious and charitable organizations. She taught wills and estate planning at Stetson University College of Law and has lectured locally on estate planning and Trust and Estate Administration issues. She continues to commit to make her services available to persons who are unable to come to her office. She has been a pioneer for women attorneys, having entered the law school arena in 1964 as one of only two women in her law school class with 124 men. Notwithstanding the birth of the her first child while in law school, she graduated second in her class. Also, she was pregnant while taking the Florida Bar exam in 1967, and she still scored in the top four of the approximately four hundred examinees. This accomplishment required her to give an acceptance speech on behalf of the new bar inductees at the Investiture ceremony before the second District Court of appeal judges, dignitaries, friends and families. In that day such an occurrence for a pregnant woman was most unusual and uncomfortable for some. A human interest story picturing Evelyn and her first born daughter in the newspaper drew a scathing published comment by a reader that she was “a disgrace” for having been in law school in “that condition”.
Evelyn brings her indomitable pioneering spirit of determination, compassion, and innovation to our firm by advocating for our firm’s continuation into our second century and for the protection and care of our aging and impaired clients who unfortunately, are too often marginalized by our culture.
Court Affiliations: Florida Supreme Court and all Appellate and Circuit Courts; U.S. District Court for Middle District of Florida.
Phone: (727) 892-3100, ext. 3 (preferred method of contact)