James Slater started Slater Legal PLLC because he was tired of the traditional law firm model. Slater Legal PLLC is an unconventional law firm that provides efficient and excellent services to its clients through a holistic approach. We are lean, technology-focused, and obsessed with keeping costs low while delivering a great service to our clients.

James Slater

James Slater, Founding Member.

James Slater is a Florida-based intellectual property, speech, and civil rights lawyer licensed to practice law in Florida, Washington, Colorado, the District of Columbia, and several federal district and appellate courts. He is also a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US).

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 Miami, Tallahassee, and hiking trails across North America.

Before law practice, James spent several years working 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 program 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.

James currently serves on the board of directors of Yiddish Farm, a nonprofit educational farm in upstate New York, and previously served on the board of directors of the Dade County Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Section. James is a Florida Chapter Chair of the Copyright Society of the USA and a member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), the Florida Bar Media and Communications Law Committee, and the National Police Accountability Project (NPAP).

James is fluent in Russian, proficient in Spanish and Polish, and is slowly working his way through Yiddish and Turkish lessons in Duolingo. In addition to learning languages in his spare time, James enjoys hiking, gardening, making really bad music, and having fun with his family.

J.D., cum laude, University of Miami, 2014
M.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2009
B.A., University of Florida, 2007

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