Welcome to rambaumlaw.com
Thank you for taking a few minutes to review my website. If you are looking for an attorney to assist you, let me begin by saying that I would appreciate that opportunity. There are more than 85,000 lawyers in Florida, and you may be wondering how to make the best choice. Education, specialization, certification and experience are all important, but some of the most important criteria are also the hardest to evaluate – is the lawyer going to speak to you in plain English, will he get your work done efficiently and correctly? Fees need to be fair, but the lowest price is not always the best choice. I am reminded of something another client once told me, "the most expensive thing you can buy is cheap paint."
Let me tell you a bit about myself. I grew up in the Detroit area. I graduated "with honor" from Michigan State University in 1975, receiving a degree in Business Administration. For the next two years I worked for Security Bank & Trust Company in Michigan as a Commercial Loan Analyst. I went on from there to the University of South Carolina School of Law, and graduated in December, 1979. While in law school I was chosen to serve on the Editorial Board of the Law Review, the highest honor a law student can achieve.
After working for seven years at two other law firms in the Tampa Bay area, I established my own practice in 1987. I currently have several legal assistants and a receptionist at my office.
My commitment has always been to provide my clients with the best possible representation. To insure my clients of that, I have completed the rigorous process to become Board Certified by both the Florida Bar and the National Elder Law Foundation (NELF). The Florida Bar maintains its own Board Certification program, and the National Elder Law Foundation operates nationally. The Florida Bar describes Certification as follows: “Certification is the highest level of evaluation by The Florida Bar of competency and experience within an area of law, and professionalism and ethics in practice.” As of November 1, 2009 there were less than 100 lawyers in Florida that had achieved Board Certification in Elder Law from the Florida Bar, and less than 500 lawyers nationwide had obtained certification in Elder Law from NELF. I am very proud of that achievement.
In 2000, I elected to expand the services offered to include financial and insurance services. This decision was born out of my conviction that my clients would be better served by integrated and comprehensive representation, and that this could best be provided by a single professional advisor. A client’s legal, financial and insurance needs often go hand in hand, and my expertise in all these areas enables me to provide integrated and comprehensive planning. I am unaware of any other attorneys in this area, that provide this type of comprehensive representation.
I established WR Wealth Care, Inc. and I obtained the necessary securities licenses from FINRA (formerly known as NASD) and insurance licenses from the Florida Department of Financial Services. Now, in addition to being able to provide my clients with legal services, I am also able to provide all types and forms of investments and insurance, including mutual funds, stocks, bonds, portfolio management, life insurance, annuities, long term care insurance, retirement accounts and college savings plans. The financial and insurance services are provided through 1st Global Capital Corporation, a Broker Dealer headquartered in Dallas, Texas.
On a personal level, I have been married to Wanda since 1990, and we have four children and four grandsons. We attend Bayside Community Church of God in Safety Harbor, Florida. We love the outdoors. When we aren’t kayaking, fishing with our grandsons, or visiting a park somewhere, we love to travel, but we often find ourselves commenting on how lucky we are to live in one of the most beautiful places of all!
Thanks again for your consideration. I hope to have the opportunity to meet you soon.
-William Rambaum, Esq.