Boyes, Farina & Matwiczyk, P.A. announced The Florida Bar has appointed Attorney Duane L. Pinnock Chair of its Wills, Trusts & Estates Board Certification Committee for the 2016-2017 term. A Florida Super Lawyers Rising Star™ in Estate and Trust Litigation and a Florida Trend “Legal Elite: Up and Comer,” Mr. Pinnock is Board Certified by the Florida Bar and concentrates his practice in Trusts and Estates Litigation and Administration and Estate and Tax Planning. His service as Chair begins July 1, 2016 and runs through June 30, 2017.

For more than a decade, Duane has represented beneficiaries, trustees, personal representatives and heirs. He assists clients in developing estate plans and administering complex trusts and estates. He also represents clients in related litigation and tax court controversies. Mr. Pinnock earned his Juris Doctor from the University of Florida Levin College of Law and his Masters of Law (LLM) in Estate Planning from the University of Miami School of Law. He is presently the only African-American attorney in Florida who is Board Certified in Wills, Trusts & Estates by the Florida Bar, and he was recently named a “2016 Top Lawyer” in the South Florida Legal Guide’s 2016 edition.