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Practice Areas:

Estate Planning and Trusts

Accreditations and Certifications:

Board Certified in Wills, Trusts & Estates
The Florida Bar
Board Certified in Elder Law
The Florida Bar
Certified Circuit Court Mediator
Florida Supreme Court

Bar Membership:

Maryland, 1996
District of Columbia, 1997
Florida, 1999


Georgetown University
Washington, District of Columbia, 1999
LL.M., Taxation

The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law
Washington, District of Columbia, 1996
J.D., Juris Doctor

University of Maryland
College Park, Maryland, 1991
B.A., cum laude


East Coast Estate Planning Council
Palm Beach County Estate Planning Council
Palm Beach County Tax Institute
The Florida Bar
Elder Law Certification Committee Chair

Holly O'Neill Esq.

West Palm Beach   

Ms. Holly M. O'Neill is a Partner in the West Palm Beach office of Broad and Cassel and is Co-Chairperson of the Firm’s Estate Planning and Trusts Practice Group.

  • Board certified by The Florida Bar in Wills, Trusts & Estates and Elder Law, Ms. O'Neill is an experienced estate planning attorney who counsels clients for the transfer of property during life and at death with minimal estate, gift, generation-skipping and income taxes. She also has an LL.M. in Taxation.
  • She is well-versed in the preparation of wills, revocable and irrevocable trusts, advance directives, grantor trusts, life insurance and other "Crummey" trusts, Section 2503(c) trusts, charitable trusts, qualified domestic trusts, qualified terminal interest trusts, family limited partnerships, LLCs and other entities.
  • She handles contested and litigated matters in the areas of estate administration, trust administration and other fiduciary litigation.
  • Ms. O'Neill also counsels clients in Medicaid, public benefits, special needs trusts, long term care planning and guardianship matters, both contested and uncontested.
  • She is a Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Court Mediator and regularly mediates disputes during the administration of wills and trusts.
Ms. O'Neill is an active member of various professional and community organizations. She previously served as a Board Member for the Florence Fuller Child Development Center and has held leadership roles in the South Palm Beach County Florida Association of Women Lawyers and The Florida Bar.

Honors and Awards

  • Designated as a "Florida Super Lawyer" by Super Lawyers magazine, 2016 

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34 Broad and Cassel Attorneys Named Florida Super Lawyers, 12 Honored as Rising Stars