Name: Nancy E. Kemner
Family: Husband, John, who also is an attorney. Children, Katherine (and son-in-law, Asa), Daniel and Anna.
Pets: Ozzie, the handsome English Bulldog; Daisy, the dainty Bullmastiff; and Henry and Maggie, the rescue cats.
Education: University of South Florida, B.S., 1987; Stetson University College of Law, J.D. 1990, LL.M. in elder law, 2010.
Admitted to the Bar: Florida, 1990; Nebraska, 2002; Tennessee, 2014
Employed by: Law Offices of Nancy E. Kemner, P.A. (Fleming Island)
Field of practice: Elder law, estate planning, wills, trusts, probate, guardianship, special needs planning and Medicaid planning.
Professional organizations: The Jacksonville Bar Association, Clay County Bar Association and Catholic Lawyers Guild.
How did you become involved?
State Sen. Rob Bradley was finishing his tenure on the board of directors and nominated me as his successor, knowing that I had a deep interest in issues confronting our senior citizens. I have served on the board ever since and have given a number of presentations to local organizations serving our seniors. I also provide pro bono legal services to the board.
How can someone else become involved?
Your local Council on Aging is appreciative of attorneys (and anyone else) who are willing to share their time and talents with local seniors. Not only from a legal perspective, but also just by spending time with seniors, participating in activities or delivering meals.
What have you learned/achieved through the experience?
Our seniors truly represent this country’s greatest generation. So much can be learned from spending time with them and listening to their stories and lessons. It has been a blessing to be a part of their lives.
What was the last book you read or are reading?
“Marathoning for Mortals” and “No Need for Speed,” both by John Bingham. Yes, I am training for my first marathon.