Attorney Profile
ISLN
907893354

Practice Areas
  • Real Estate Transactions
  • Estate Planning
  • Elder Law
  • Wills
  • Trust Law
  • Probate
  • Real Property
  • Corporate Law
  • Business Law

Admitted
1982, Florida

Law School
University of Florida, J.D.

Member
  • Sarasota and American Bar Associations
  • The Florida Bar 1982 to present
  • The Florida Bar Professional Ethics Committee (July 1, 2002 to June 30, 2005)
  • Prior service on the Sarasota County Bar Association/Sarasota Board of Realtors Joint Real Estate Committee

Biography
  • Mary Lynn Desjarlais, P.A. dba Desjarlais Law & Title, Attorney at Law, Sarasota, Florida - 1993 to present, concentrating in estate planning, real estate, title insurance and business law.
  • Anderson, Desjarlais, Morgan & Tjaden, P.A., Sarasota, Florida, Law Partner - 1990 through 1993
  • Lyons, Beaudry & Anderson, P.A., Sarasota, Florida, Legal Associate - 1986 through 1990
  • Office of the State Attorney - 4th Judicial Circuit (Jacksonville), Assistant State Attorney - 1984 through 1986; Office of the Public Defender - 3rd Judicial Circuit (Lake City), Assistant Public Defender - 1982 through 1984

Birthplace
Flint, Michigan

Education
  • University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, Juris Doctor, 1982
  • University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, Bachelor of Science, Business Administration in Finance, graduated cum laude, 1979
  • Edison Community College, Ft. Myers, Florida, Associates of Arts, 1977

Awards & Service

Florida Blue Key 1977, Political Leadership Honorary at University of Florida

Suncoast Communities Blood Bank

  • President of Board of Directors, 2006-2007
  • Board of Directors, October 2000 to 2008
  • Vice President of Board of Directors, 2005-2006
  • Nominating Committee, 2000-2005
  • Mission and Planning Committee, 2002-2004
  • Committee Development, 2002-2004
  • Human Resources Committee, 2004-2005
  • Ad hoc Committee for new building, 2005-2006
  • Ad hoc Committee for fundraising, 2005-2006
  • Audit Committee Chair, 2008-2009
  • Finance and Investment Committee, 2007-2009
  • Strategic Planning Committee, 2007-2009

Florida District of Kiwanis
  • Walter Zeller Fellow
  • George F. Hixson Fellow
  • Former Kiwanis Lt. Governor Division 18N, State of Florida 2010-2011, 2011-2012
**Most Improved Division Award 2011**
  • Kiwanis CLE trainer 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
  • Community Service District Chair 2012-13, 2013-14
  • Fundraiser District Chair 2014-2015, 2015-2016
  • Governor Administrative Chair 2016-2017

Siesta Key/South Sarasota Kiwanis Club

  • President, 1995-1996 and 2005-2006
  • Board of Directors, 1992-1994, 1997, 2002-2004, 2007
  • Kiwanis Club of South Sarasota President, 1996-1997 and 2006-2007
  • Speaker Chair, 2002 to present
  • Nominating Committee, 1999 to 2013
  • Siesta Key Kiwanis Pancake Fundraiser Chair, 2006 - 2013
  • Siesta Key Kiwanis Club - merger 2013
  • Christmas Angels, BUGS program 2013-2016

Other Activities and Positions

  • Prior Active Panelist with the ABA Advisory Panel
  • Prior Member of Southwest Florida Estate Planning Counsel
  • Prior Certified Circuit Court Mediator (certification now lapsed)
  • Past President Sarasota Panhellenic
  • Past President Sarasota Phi Mu Alumni Association
  • Past President, Edison Community College Student Government - 1976-77