Michael Kepesky

, JD, CFP®
Regional Insurance & Planning Specialist

Prior to his current role, Mike spent 25+ years working in the insurance industry. At MetLife and AXA he held numerous positions in sales and distribution of life insurance, annuities, long-term care and disability income. As a Point of Sale specialist Mike has supported financial advisors in Wirehouses, Broker Dealers and RIA’s. In addition to these roles Mike was also an advanced sales attorney for MetLife.

Mike obtained a law degree and is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Arkansas Tech University, and received his Juris Doctorate Degree from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. He is a member of the Arkansas Bar Association and past member of the Advanced Association of Life Underwriters. Mike also holds CLU® and ChFC® designations from the American College of Financial Services.

Mike has lectured to numerous insurance and securities industry groups. He has presented seminars to Arkansas Children’s Hospital and to the Arkansas Bar Association Annual Meeting.  Mike is also an approved CPE presenter by the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy and has delivered CPE to CPA firms, industry and association meetings. A sample of his presentations are:

  • Planned Giving
  • “The Insiders View”, a guide to partnering with the financial services industry
  • Is Your Employer Owned Life Insurance Taxable? IRC Sec. 101(j) Compliance
  • Costly Mistakes in Life Insurance Planning
  • Life Settlements and the Tax Cut and Jobs Act

Mike is married to Karen and has two children Ross and Blakely.

Raymond James does not provide legal services.  Raymond James & Associates, Inc. is affiliated with the Raymond James Insurance Group. 


Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. owns the certification marks CFP®, Certified Financial Planner,  CFP Logo Flame Design and  CFP Logo Plaque Design in the U.S., which it awards to individuals who successfully complete CFP Board's initial and ongoing certification requirements.