Laura L. Anderson

Laura L. Anderson

Melbourne, Florida
LAURA L. ANDERSON is a Florida Bar Board Certified Wills, Trusts and Estates attorney. Ms. Anderson has practiced law with Frese, Hansen, Anderson, Anderson, Heuston & Whitehead, P.A. since 1990, after moving to Brevard County from Atlanta, Georgia.  She was born and raised in Mobile, Alabama. She is married and has two daughters.

Ms. Anderson received her undergraduate degree in Economics from Florida State University, then went on to earn her J.D. from the University of Alabama, and her LL.M. in Taxation from the University of Florida.  She began the practice of law as staff attorney for Alabama Supreme Court Justice Janie L. Shores, then moved to private practice in Atlanta and ultimately to Melbourne. Her practice includes representing clients in estate planning, incapacity and long term care planning matters, Medicaid planning and application submission, probate administration, trust administration, estate and gift tax planning, special needs trusts and guardianships for incapacitated adults.

Ms. Anderson has served her community and the legal profession in a number of capacities.  She is a former vice chair and current appointed member of the Brevard County Commission on Aging.  She served for eight years as a member of the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of the Central Florida Area Agency on Aging - The Senior Resource Alliance, and is a past president of the Board of Directors of the Brevard County Estate Planning Council. She has served as vice president and member of the Board of Directors of The Space Coast Chapter of the Florida State Guardianship Association, and was a founding member of the Board of Directors of Serene Harbor, Domestic Violence Shelter.   She is former chair of the 18th Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee of The Florida Bar.  She is a long time member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and the Elder Law and Real Property and Probate Law Sections of The Florida Bar.  Ms. Anderson is admitted to practice law in the states of Florida, Georgia and Alabama.

Areas of Practice

  • Estate Planning
  • Probate
  • Guardianship Law
  • Medicaid Planning

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Board Certified in Wills, Trusts and Estates

Bar Admissions

  • Alabama, 1986
  • Georgia, 1988
  • Florida, 1991


  • University of Florida College of Law, Gainesville, Florida
    • LL.M. - 1988
  • The University of Alabama School of Law, Tuscaloosa, Alabama
    • J.D. - 1986
    • Law Review: Law and Psychology Review, Associate Editor
  • Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL, USA
    • B.S. - 1983
    • Honors: With Honors
    • Honors: Gold Key
    • Honors: Pi Gamma Mu
    • Major: Economics

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Alabama Bar Association, Member
  • Georgia Bar Association, Member
  • Florida Bar Association, Member
  • Senior Resource Alliance, Board of Directors
  • Brevard County Estate Planning Council, Board of Directors
  • Florida State Guardianship Association, Space Coast Chapter, Board of Directors
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Member
  • The Florida Bar, Elder Law Section, Member
  • The Florida Bar, Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section, Member

Past Employment Positions

  • Office of Former Governor Bob Graham, Intern
  • Alabama Supreme Court Justice Janies L. Shores, Staff Attorney


  • Phi Delta Phi
  • Chi Omega