Our Attorney Bios

Tyler Runte

BAR ADMISSIONS

  • Florida, 2010
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida, 2012

EDUCATION

  • Florida Coastal School of Law, Jacksonville, Florida
    • J.D. – 2009
  • University of Florida
    • B.A. – 2007
  • Honors: cum laude

CLASSES/SEMINARS

  • VA Aid and Attendance, 2021

HONORS AND AWARDS

  • Martindale-Hubbell Silver Client Champion, 2021
  • Martindale-Hubbell Gold Client Champion, 2022

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS

  • Florida Bar Association
  • Brevard County Bar Association
  • Young Lawyers Division of Brevard County Bar Association
  • American Inns of Court
  • Elder Counsel

COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES

  • United Way of Brevard
  • Children’s Miracle Network
  • March of Dimes

LANGUAGES

  • English

Tyler Runte – Attorney, Estate Planning

Tyler has been with Amy B. Van Fossen, P.A. for seven years, specializing in estate planning. Tyler was born and raised in Ocala, Florida. She graduated high school as Valedictorian and went on to pursue her bachelor’s degree at the University of Florida. Thereafter, she attended Florida Coastal School of Law, graduating magna cum laude. Tyler worked at the Office of the Public Defender in Marion County before moving to Brevard County in 2011, transitioning to elder law which she has loved ever since!

Tyler lives in Indialantic with her husband, Ryan Runte. They have two children, Finley Grace and Beckett. Tyler enjoys spending time with her family and friends, traveling, cheering on the Gators, and being on the water!

Tyler Runte 2021 Silver Client Champion
Tyler Runte 2021 Silver Client Champion
Katie Stolz Jackson
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Katie Jackson Stolz – Attorney, Probate & Public Benefits

Katie is a Brevard County native who graduated cum laude from Florida State University College of law in December of 2018. The summer after her first year of law school she interned with former Chief Judge Tonya Rainwater working on civil litigation over $15,000.  The summer after her second year of law school she worked as a Certified Legal Intern in the juvenile division of the State Attorney’s Office.

Growing up in Brevard County, Katie was an avid soccer player. She played locally on state championship winning teams for Satellite High School as well as for coach Fidgi Haig’s Indialantic Force club team. During high school she received various honors including Florida’s Gatorade Player of the Year. After high school, she earned a full athletic and academic scholarship to play soccer at the University of Central Florida. She captained the team for her junior and senior seasons before graduating with a degree in Biology from UCF’s Burnett Honors College. After college, she taught science and leadership skills for one year at Eau Gallie High School before moving abroad to Switzerland and New Zealand to play professional soccer. In New Zealand, she also worked one-on-one with students from the special needs classes at a local high school, coached high school girls’ soccer, and waitressed at a local pub.

Katie lives in Indialantic with her husband and two daughters.

BAR ADMISSIONS

  • Florida, 2019

EDUCATION

  • Florida State University College of Law, Tallahassee, Florida
    • J.D. – 2018
  • University of Central Florida
    • B.S. – 2012
  • Burnett Honors College

CLASSES/SEMINARS

  • Veterans Advocates Group of America (VAGA) Annual Veterans Benefits Conference, 2022

HONORS AND AWARDS

  • Martindale-Hubbell Gold Client Champion, 2022

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS

  • Florida Bar Association
  • Real Property, Probate and Trust Law section member
  • Elder Law section member
  • Medicaid and Public Benefits Committee member
  • Brevard County Bar Association
  • Young Lawyers Division member
  • Elder Counsel
  • American Inns of Court

COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES

  • Yoga Teacher

LANGUAGES

  • English
Katie Stolz Jackson

Cheryl Ward – Attorney, Guardianship & Litigation

Cheryl Ward was born in Hagerstown, Maryland. However, she spent a significant portion of her youth in Satellite Beach, Florida. After graduating high school, she attended Florida Atlantic University and graduated cum laude, earning her Bachelor of International Business Trade and Administration. She went on to earn her Juris Doctoral from Stetson College of Law with awards for organization leadership and pro bono service.

During law school, Mrs. Ward was an Extern to the Honorable Judge Cabella in Circuit Court, Intern for Manatee County Attorney, Certified Legal Intern at Gulfcoast Legal Services, Legal Clerk in a civil private practice and served as Vice Chair to the American Bar Association Committee. After graduating law school, she was welcomed to the Florida Bar in 2017 and focused her career entirely in litigation and trial. When Mrs. Ward isn’t litigating, she is spending time with her three children and husband.