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November 9 - Medicaid Planning

  • Katina H. Pantazis, Esq. was born in Augusta, Georgia. She has had the opportunity to live in multiple states: Georgia, Kansas, Mississippi, and Florida. Katina earned a Business degree from Stetson University in DeLand, Florida, in Decemberof 2004. She completed this degree early; knowing that law school was in her future she chose to take a year between college and law school working as a paralegal to gain some hands on experience. This skill set solidified her decision to become an attorney.


    Katina earned her Juris Doctorate from Mississippi College School of Law in May of 2009. Law school allowed for many priceless experiences including a study abroad program in Spetses, Greece, where she studied comparative international law. As well as a third year internship with the Middle District of Florida Federal Public Defenders Office located in Tampa.  However, the catalyst that landed Katina in the field of law she practices today was receiving the Elder Law Scholarship in her second year of law school. This was the beginning of her journey into estate planning. She immediately fell in love with the work and most importantly the clientele.


    Katina has been practicing in Florida for close to five years and has recently joined Christian Waugh as a partner at Waugh Pantazis, P.A. She practices out of the Lady Lake office and works in estate planning and wealth preservation. Katina considers this her dream job -- helping people secure their future, both for themselves and their loved ones.


    Katina is also deeply involved in the community. She is a respected member of the Florida Bar, Marion County Bar Association, Lake County Bar Association, Sumter County Bar Association, and Rotary Club of The Villages.  She also serves on the board of the Arnette House in Ocala, Florida and still active with her Sorority, Pi Beta Phi.  She spends her free time participating in co-ed intramurals including flag football, basketball, soccer and volleyball. She also enjoys running, kickboxing, yoga and crossfit.


    Areas of Practice:

    Estate Planning, Wills and Trusts