West Palm Beach Area Estate Planning Lawyers
The law firm of Kitroser & Associates in North Palm Beach, Florida, offers a comprehensive range of legal services aimed at protecting you and your family. Serving residents throughout Palm Beach County and Martin County, we represent those with legal needs in the following practice areas:
Estate Planning, Administration & Estate-Related Litigation
Trust and Will Formation
Advance Healthcare Directives & Powers of Attorney
Long-Term Care Planning
Medicaid Planning & Medicaid Pooled Trusts
Special Needs Planning & Trusts
Veterans Benefits Planning
Asset Protection & Business Succession Planning
Irrevocable Life Insurance Trusts (ILIT)
Estate Planning for Same Sex Couples & Families
Estate Planning for Women
Probate and Trust Litigation
Will Contests & Inheritance Disputes
With nearly 100 years of combined legal experience, our attorneys have the knowledge and resources necessary to offer unmatched legal services to our clients. Firmly focused on helping families with their most important legal issues, we build strong relationships with those who seek our counsel. By working with our law firm, you and your family will receive personalized, compassionate legal representation you can trust.
Although we offer a full range of family-centered services, we also utilize an extensive referral network of attorneys and other professionals. Should you have a legal need we cannot address, we can put you in contact with another lawyer who will be able to address your needs. No matter the legal issue you have, our law firm will help you find the help you need.
If you or someone in your family has a legal need in one of our practice areas, or if we can assist you with finding an attorney who can handle your case, you can contact our law office to schedule a consultation. At Kitroser & Associates, we understand how important it is for you to protect yourself and your family for the future, and we are here to serve you.
Kathryn Lewis Perrin earned her bachelor’s degree in 2004 from the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College of Florida Atlantic University and her juris doctorate, cum laude, from Stetson University College of Law in 2008. While at Stetson, she served as the Articles & Symposia Editor for the Stetson Law Review. Ms. Perrin began her legal career as an associate at a large law firm, but quickly transitioned into criminal law, serving as an Assistant State Attorney in Palm Beach County from 2009 to 2016.
From 2012 to 2016, Ms. Perrin was a member of the State Attorney’s Office White Collar Crime Unit, which handles complex financial theft and fraud cases. Ms. Perrin was also primarily responsible for prosecuting crimes involving financial exploitation of the elderly, where she developed a special interest in the intersection of criminal, guardianship, and probate matters. Ms. Perrin continues to serve on the State Attorney’s Elder Abuse Task Force, which coordinates the efforts of prosecutors, law enforcement, and other members of the community to safeguard elderly persons against both financial and physical abuse. Ms. Perrin has spoken about crimes against the elderly and white collar crimes to several organizations, including the Florida State Guardianship Association, the elder law section of the Palm Beach County Bar Association, the South County Probate Section of the Palm Beach County Bar Association, the Palm Beach County Economic Crimes Forum, and Palm Beach Atlantic University.
A 1982 graduate of St. John’s University School of Law, Mr. Kitroser worked as an associate in a real estate practice and in civil litigation before taking a position as confidential law clerk for New York State Supreme Court Justice Richard A. Goldberg. He relocated to Palm, Beach County in 1995, accepting a position as Assistant State Attorney with the Palm Beach County State Attorney’s office. Mitchell Kitroser chose to focus his law practice on providing legal services geared to the specialized needs of today’s family. He is a member of the National Association of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA), Elder Law and Real Property and Trusts sections of the Florida Bar and the Florida State Guardianship Association. He is also admitted to practice law in both New York and Colorado.
"Assisting family members in disputes relative to the estates and trusts of their loved ones is rewarding. I provide clients with skilled representation in alternate dispute processes such as mediation, and in trial. Being part of a multidisciplinary team is essential in meeting the needs of our clients.”
Mr. Mighdoll is a 1973 graduate of the State University of New York at Stony Brook and received his Juris Doctor from the New England School of Law in Boston, Massachusetts in 1976. From 1976 to 1979, he served as an assistant public defender in Miami and West Palm Beach. Mr. Mighdoll was in private practice from 1979 to 1993 during which time he served as the attorney for two municipalities. From 1993 to 2012, as Chief of the Economic Crime and Crimes Against the Elderly Unit for the Office of the State Attorney for the Fifteenth Judicial Circuit, in Palm Beach County, Florida, he supervised a staff of attorneys prosecuting complex financial cases and protected the rights of elderly victims. He returned to private practice in 2012, specializing in probate, estate and trust litigation.
“After spending years representing hospitals against insurance companies, I realized I was missing the human element of this profession. Working in this practice area allows me to get to know my clients and their families on a personal level and help them to protect or recover the assets they’ve often worked so hard to build. As an attorney, it’s easy to get caught up in the minutia of the law but ultimately, we are here to help our clients address some of their greatest, and often most emotional, challenges. I’m proud to say Kitroser, Lewis & Mighdoll does that every day.”
Clara Crabtree Ciadella is an Associate Attorney at Kitroser, Lewis & Mighdoll, having joined the firm in April 2022.
Ms. Ciadella is a fourth generation Palm Beach County resident who began her legal career with a company that specialized in helping hospitals recover denied claims from insurers. After quickly rising the ranks, Ms. Ciadella was promoted as the company’s first compliance officer, a testament to her ability to learn the intricacies of the law and management’s confidence in her to implement and oversee a compliance department for a multi-million-dollar company.
After three years in that role, Ms. Ciadella realized she wanted to work with people, not big businesses. This led her to her various positions with several prominent Palm Beach County law firms specializing in estate planning, probate, trust and guardianship administration and litigation.
Ms. Ciadella comes to Kitroser Lewis & Mighdoll with an abundance of experience and comprehensive knowledge of the practice area that enables her to advise clients with respect to a wide range of issues.