Slade V. Dukes, Esq.

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Areas of Practice:

Guardianship, Probate and Trust Administration, Estate Planning, and General Practice



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Practice Areas:

  • Guardianship (e.g., Vulnerable Adults, Exploitation, Incompetency, Guardian Advocates, Minor Guardianship, DCF Guardianship, etc.)
  • Probate and Trust Administration
  • Estate Planning (e.g., Wills, Trusts, Powers of Attorney, Advance Directives, Living Wills, Health Care Surrogates, HIPAA Authorizations, Pre-Need Guardian, Revocation, etc.)
  • General Practice (e.g., Landlord/Tenant, Eviction/Unlawful Detainer, Legal Name Change, Record Expungement, Minor/Adult Adoption, DCF Dependency, Attorney ad Litem, Uncontested Divorce/Dissolution of Marriage, etc.)

Licenses and Accreditation:

  • The Florida Bar, 2006-present
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida, 2007-present
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida, 2015-present
  • United States Department of Veterans Affairs Accredited Attorney, 2015-present
  • Florida Notary Public, 2015-present
  • Florida Remote Online Notary Public, 2020-present

Educational Background:

  • Stetson University College of Law, 2004 (Juris Doctor)
    • Certificate of Concentration in Advocacy
  • University of Florida Graduate School, 2001 (Master of Arts)
    • Certificate of Concentration in Political Campaigning
  • University of Florida, 1999 (Bachelor of Arts)
  • Santa Fe Community College, 1997 (Associate of Arts)

Professional Experience:

  • Wounded Warrior Project, Inc.
    • Managing Counsel, Legal Services, 2015-2018
  • Florida Department of Children and Families, Children’s Legal Services
    • Managing Attorney, Circuit 7, 2012-2014
  • Stetson University College of Law, Elder Consumer Protection Program
    • Program Administrator, 2008-2012
  • Florida Office of the Attorney General, Economic Crimes Division
    • Honors Attorney, 2004-2005

Community Engagement:

  • Sarasota County Bar Association
    • Association Member, 2019-present
  • Manatee County Bar Association
    • Association Member, 2019-present
  • St. Petersburg Bar Association
    • Association Member, 2019-present
  • The Thomas E. Penick Jr. American Inn of Court
    • Inn of Court Member, 2019-present
    • President-Elect, 2020-present
    • 12th Circuit Representative, 2019-2020
  • Florida Office of the Attorney General Seniors vs. Crime Board
    • Board Member, 2012-present
    • Board Chair, 2015-2018
  • Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Florida Consumers’ Council
    • Council Member, 2012-2016

Awards and Acknowledgements:

  • Fourth Circuit Pro Bono Committee & Jacksonville Bar Association Pro Bono Committee, Outstanding Pro Bono Service Award, 2018
  • Florida Department of Children & Families, Teaming Up for Change Award, 2014


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