Joan Nelson Hook

Board Certified Elder Law Attorney

Joan Nelson Hook is the senior attorney in the Hook Law Group. Joan opened her law office (formerly Joan Nelson Hook, P.A.) in 1993, and very quickly became committed to the practice of Elder Law. Joan became Board Certified in Elder Law by the Florida Bar Association in 1999. She has been actively involved in the community in an effort to increase awareness of elder law issues and championing the rights of developmentally disabled adults to receive the legal protections which are their birthright. Joan has also been actively involved in advocating for elderly citizens by working on legislation to protect them from exploitation and abuse while retaining their dignity and independence.

Associations and Accreditations:

  • Lifetime Achievement Award, Elder Law Section, Florida Bar
  • Past President, Academy of Florida Elder Law Attorneys
  • Past President, Florida State Guardianship Association
  • Past President, West Pasco Bar Association
  • Past President, West Pasco Estate Planning Attorneys Association
  • Past President, North Suncoast Estate Planning Council
  • President, Board of Directors, Gulfside Regional Hospice
  • Member, Ethics Advisory Committee, Bayonet Point Regional Hospital
  • Served on Board of Directors: Seven Springs Rotary
  • Served on Board of Directors: Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired
  • Served on Board of Directors: Center for Independence
  • Served on Board of Directors: Pasco Chapter, American Heart Association
  • Former member, Long Term Care Ombudsman Council
  • Recipient, Charlotte Brayer Award for Public Advocacy, The Elder Law Section, The Florida Bar
  • Honored for her community service and involvement by reigning as Queen Chasco for 2006-2007

Joan Nelson Hook is a graduate of the University of Maryland, with honors, and received a Masters degree in Education from the American University. Joan received her Juris Doctorate from the Widener University School of Law.


Joan Nelson Hook
Board Certified
Elder Law Attorney