Travis D. Finchum has been practicing law since 1996 and has been a Board Certified Elder Law attorney since 2002.  He is the President and founder of the law firm Special Needs Lawyers, P.A.  Mr. Finchum specializes in Medicaid qualification for aged and disabled individuals as well as Special Needs Trust drafting and administration.  His practice also consists of estate planning, probate, trust administration and guardianship, with a special emphasis on helping families plan for a member with special needs.  He also helps families plan for incapacity through alternatives to guardianship.

He is the Chair of the Special Needs Trust Committee of the Florida Bar’s Elder Law Section and previously served on and Chaired the Elder Law Board Certification Committee of the Florida Bar.  Mr. Finchum serves on the Board of Directors for Florida’s Voice on Developmental Disabilities, the Arc Tampa Bay Foundation, the Advisory Board for the National Alliance on Mental Illness, Pinellas County Chapter and on the Guardian Trust Foundation, Inc.

Mr. Finchum founded and serves as a Co-Trustee of the Guardian Trusts which assists individuals with disabilities in protecting their assets for use during their lifetimes without disqualifying them for much needed public benefits.  More information can be found at  Mr. Finchum is a double-graduate from the University of Florida.  He lives in Oldsmar with his wife Kiersten, son Ethan and daughter Lillian.