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Vernon Swartsel

Vernon Swartsel

Of Counsel


Vernon Swartsel practices in the areas of wealth preservation and transfer, including estate planning, probate, and trust administration. For many years he has also focused on real estate, often in the context of estates and trusts.


  • AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell

Professional & Community Involvement

  • Florida Conference, United Methodist Church
    • Chair, Investment Committee (2015–present)
  • Florida United Methodist Foundation
    • Chair (2009–2011) 
    • Board of Directors (2003–2012) 
      •  Executive, Finance, Investment and Advancement committees
  • Florida United Methodist Children's Home (1995–2004)
    • Board of Trustees
    • Chair, Long Range Planning Committee
    • Executive, Finance and Investment Advisory committees
  • First United Methodist Church of Orlando
    • Former Chair of Finance, Staff-Parish, Audit Recommendations, Budget, Financial Campaign, and Building committees
  • Edyth Bush Charitable Foundation
    • Board of Directors (1991–1997)
  • Central Florida Foundation
    • Investment Committee (2008–2017)
  • Kiwanis Club of Orlando Foundation
    • President (2007–2010)
    • Board of Directors (2006–2011, 2013–2016)
  • The Florida Bar 
    • Real Property, Probate, and Trust Law Section
    • Elder Law Section
    • Ninth Circuit Grievance Committee (1979–1982)

Speaking Engagements

  • He speaks frequently at seminars on estate planning, wills, and trusts, as well as not-for-profit corporate and foundation governance.
  • He has spoken in Palm Coast to the Estate Planning Council of the Fun Coast, in Ocala to the Estate Planning Council of Marion County, and in Tampa to Blue Cross Blue Shield (Florida Blue).


  • University of Virginia School of Law (J.D., 1970)
  • University of Florida (B.S., 1965)
Bar Admissions
  • Florida
Court Admissions
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • Florida State Courts


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