My name is Rep DeLoach, and I’m the estate planning and board certified elder law attorney for the law firm DeLoach and Hofstra in Seminole, Florida.
Why I Became an Attorney
My father has been practicing law for over 50 years. In growing up, he said that the loved going into work every day. When I was thinking about careers for myself, I thought that just sounds amazing – love going into work then you never have to work a day in your life. And truly I love the practice of law because you get to use your mind and do creative things. You get to help people in difficult situations, and it’s really is a feel-good venture where you get to help people out and do the things you love. Practicing law is what I really love, and the estate planning and elder law world is perfect for me.
What to Look for in an Attorney
Experienced in law is so very important because you can read the book and know the statutes, but you have to know how to apply all the specific areas to your client’s situation. What you are looking for is not just the road to memorization of law but what you are looking for is for an attorney who knows how to work with you to get your specific situation done, your wishes accomplished, and also making sure this is done in a practical matter so that it makes things easy for you and it also makes things easy for your heirs and for your family.
What Does My Name “Rep” Mean?
My full name is Dennis Reppard DeLoach III, and I go by the name Rep. My grandfather was always called Rep and my father was Dennis. When I was born, the family called me Rep. I probably would have gone by Dennis in my professional career except for the fact that I practice law with my father who still practices in the firm to this day so I cannot go by Dennis DeLoach who has been practicing in the area for over 50 years. I get to go by my family nickname, which I’m alright with. It fits my personality.