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Address: 1228 East 7th Avenue, Suite 200, tampa, FL, 33605
Law Firm: Longa Law Firm, P.A.
|First Year of Call
|Areas of Practice
|Estate Planning, Wills, Probate, Family Mediation, Divorce Mediation, Business Planning, Elder Law
|Lesly Longa Vaillancourt focuses her practice on estate planning and mediation. She is an experienced and trusted advisor helping clients in the areas of Wills, Trusts, Advanced Directives, Probate and Estate Administrations. She works closely with clients to create the right plan for them – no matter how big or small – so that they are prepared for what the future brings. She was appointed Vice Chair of the American Bar Association’s Estate and Financial Planning Committee (GPSolo, 2020 – 2021) and is a past Chair of the Florida Bar’s Consumer Protection Law Committee (2015 – 2016). She provides a big firm experience at small firm prices. Lesly grew up in Tampa, Florida, and was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. After graduating from The American University School of International Service, where she interned with the U.S. Department of State, Lesly began providing legal services in 1999 as an Intellectual Property Paralegal. During law school, she clerked with a boutique real estate firm in Boston and a firm of Barristers in London. While at the highly ranked Boston University School of Law, Lesly received a scholarship upon admission, was awarded the top grade in legal research and writing, drafted legislation for a state representative, and earned a position on the scholarly journal of her choice where she served as an editor. After graduating from law school and passing the Maryland Bar exam, Lesly gained valuable experience as a trial attorney with two civil litigation firms in Washington, D.C., arguing cases against multinational corporations. She sat for and passed the Florida Bar Exam on her first try prior to relocating to Tampa and opening the Longa Law Firm in 2008. Lesly was appointed to the Florida Bar’s Standing Committee on Diversity and Inclusion, serves on the editorial board of the American Bar Association’s GPSolo magazine, and is a past Chair of the Florida Bar Consumer Protection Law Committee. During her time as chair of the Florida Bar Consumer Protection Law Committee, Attorney Lesly Vaillancourt was involved in developing outreach programs to educate Floridians on their legal rights, updating consumer pamphlets available on the Florida Bar’s website, and educating attorneys on consumer issues. She frequently delivers presentations on estate planning, elder law and consumer protection. Attorney Vaillancourt volunteers with Bay Area Legal Services, and she has earned recognition for her pro bono service from the Supreme Court of Florida. She also speaks Spanish and has represented foreign nationals in U.S. courts. Away from the office, Lesly enjoys flamenco dancing and spending time with her family. Professional Affiliations Licensed to Practice Law in all state courts of Florida, Maryland, and the District of Columbia (inactive) Admitted to Practice in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Mediator Member, Editorial Board, GPSolo Magazine, American Bar Association Member, Florida Bar Standing Committee on Diversity and Inclusion Committee Chair, Consumer Protection Law Committee of the Florida Bar, 2015 – 2016 2016 Graduate, Bar Leadership Institute, Hillsborough County Bar Association
Working closely with clients to create the right plan for them, so that they are prepared for what the future may bring.Longa Law offers legal experience and knowledge in a variety of areas affecting consumers and families. Attorney Lesly Longa Vaillancourt opened the firm in her hometown of Tampa in 2008, after working as a trial attorney in the District of Columbia. Today she is a managing attorney, focusing on wills, trusts, asset prot…
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