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The Thomas E. Penick Jr. American Inn of Court is the nation's first elder law Inn of Court and the only Inn encompassing three judicial circuits (Florida's 6th, 12th, and 13th Judicial Circuits). The Penick Inn has since expanded to include Real Property, Probate, and Trust Law (RPPTL) members. By engaging and interacting collaboratively and collectively, members of the Penick Inn meet new colleagues, establish professional relationships, expand networking contacts, and learn about and from each other.


The Penick Inn is part of the American Inns of Court which is an association of lawyers, judges, and other legal professionals from all levels of experience, practice, and backgrounds who share a common and unified passion for professional development, camaraderie, and excellence.


The Penick Inn focuses on issues that pertain to and affect senior and elderly populations, driven by fundamental and pressing concerns surrounding and related to professionalism and legal issues of the day. The Penick Inn prioritizes  establishing, promoting, and advancing the highest levels of integrity, ethics, and civility.



The Thomas E. Penick, Jr. American Inn of Court held its inaugural meeting of the Masters on May 7, 2014.

The Penick Inn is named to honor retired Judge Thomas E. Penick, Jr., whose contributions to probate and guardianship are legendary. 




Tuesday, October 20, 2020 (via Zoom)

Guest Speaker Chante’ Jones, Executive Director, Office of Public & Professional Guardians

Tuesday, November 17, 2020 (via Zoom)

Law/Rule Update JEOPARDY Game (Florida Bar CLE credit applied for/pending approval)

Tuesday, December 15, 2020 (via Zoom)

topic/program forthcoming

Tuesday, January 19, 2021 (location TBD)

topic/program forthcoming

Tuesday, February 16, 2021 (location TBD)

topic/program forthcoming

Tuesday, March 16, 2021 (location TBD)

topic/program forthcoming

Tuesday, April 20, 2021 (location TBD)

topic/program forthcoming


Due to considerations for COVID-19, some changes are currently in place for the time being.

To support meeting safety and increase availability for participation, meetings through the end of 2020 (and possibly into 2021) will be virtual via Zoom.

With virtual meetings, there will be no individual circuit meetings, allowing the 6th, 12th, and 13th Circuits to now all meet together.

The meeting/program will start promptly at 5:30 p.m. and will end promptly by 6:45 p.m.

To allow for social and networking time, and travel time for those who wish to commute home or to another location, the virtual meeting room will open to attendees at 5:00 p.m. and will remain open to attendees until 7:00 p.m.

There will be no pupillage groups. The Program Co-Chairs are working to provide a variety of case law updates and hot topics, speakers, town halls, panels, and more. Programs will be informative, diverse, entertaining, social, and fun.

As in the past, we are still coordinating many community service opportunities, and plan to have creative options and workarounds to accommodate for current times.




Counselor and Treasurer: John Ferrari, Jr.

President: Danielle Faller

President-Elect: Slade Dukes

Program Co-Chairs: Matthew Matechik and Katherine Fall

Membership Chair: Alana Horner




For Membership Information please contact the Membership Chair.

General Membership Application

Student Membership Application



Thomas E. Penick, Jr. American Inn of Court Handbook

Thomas E. Penick, Jr. American Inn of Court Bylaws 

Thomas E. Penick, Jr. American Inn of Court Diversity Policy