Slater Legal PLLC provides robust and efficient counsel for creative and mission-driven ventures. We also help clients who have been harmed or harassed by trolls, bullies, scammers, and other bad actors.

We work in a lot of spaces to help our clients. These are the areas we focus on the most:

  • Trademark & copyright litigation

  • Outside general counsel services

  • Police misconduct & prisoners’ rights

  • First Amendment & anti-SLAPP

  • Public records/FOIA

Radically creative.

Radically unrelenting.

Radically unrelenting.

We routinely sue bad cops and correctional officers, local government, state agencies, and the U.S. government for unlawful conduct. We also protect our clients against narcissists and companies who use lawsuits to censor, harass, and dox their critics, as well as those who seek to misuse intellectual property to stifle free expression and competition.

We are tireless in our pursuit for justice for our clients regardless of who is on the other side of the v.

James Slater is an experienced civil rights, intellectual property & internet speech lawyer whose cases have been featured in major publications.

James is a dual U.S. and U.K. national with strong Florida roots. He and his wife, children, and dogs split their time between Tallahassee, Miami, and hiking trails across North America.

Before law practice, James completed a Master’s degree in Slavic Languages and Literatures and planned to become a Russian literature professor. He left academia to work in Russia in the administration of a U.S. State Department program and as a Russian interpreter and translator. He also completed the selective National Security Education Program’s Russian Overseas Flagship in Saint-Petersburg, Russia.

Prior to opening his own firm, James practiced at several boutique firms specializing in intellectual property and media law. He also co-directed a homeless legal advocacy project at Legal Services of Greater Miami and served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Chris M. McAliley of the Southern District of Florida.

He is a member of the National Police Accountability Project. Previously, James served on the board of directors of the Dade County Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Section and as a Florida Chapter Chair of the Copyright Society of the USA. James was recently featured in the 2024 edition of Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® in America for commercial litigation.

James is admitted to practice in Florida, Washington, Colorado, the District of Columbia, and federal district and appellate courts throughout the country.

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