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Diane Ilene Zuckerman

Diane Ilene Zuckerman

Practice areas:

Elder Law, Estate Planning, Guardianship, Probate, Power Of Attorney, Trusts, Wills & Living Wills, Medicaid & Medicare

About Me


I was born Washington D.C, however, Tampa has been my home and community for 40 years. After graduating with a Bachelor's of Science in Nursing, I practiced in that field, until making a career change at the age of 28. I was able to fund law school by working as a nurse at Shands Teaching Hospital in Gainesville and then returned home to practice law.The first 25 years as a lawyer was spent in medical malpractice and nursing home litigation, and during that time elder law was developing as a separate area of practice. The elder law field is a perfect fit for me. I enjoy working with the clients immensely. It is truly a privilege to serve folks who are at a crossroads in life and need some extra help and knowledge. I am a member of the Elder Law Section of the Florida Bar, a member of its Probate committee, as well as a the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section of the Florida Bar.


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1988

  1. Probate: 14%
    7 years, 40 cases
  2. Guardianship: 14%
    7 years, 40 cases
  3. Estate Planning: 14%
    7 years, 120 cases
  4. Elder Law: 14%
    7 years, 50 cases
  5. Other: 44%
  6. More 



Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

12 total 

  • Steven Carroll Ruth

    I endorse this lawyer. I have supervised Diane early in her legal career as well as referred to her, over many years, numerous clients needing guardianship advice and other matters involving elder law. She is always pleasant and a well trained advocate for her clients.


    Steven Ruth Car Accidents Attorney
    Relationship: Supervised lawyer

  • Mark Henry Perenich

    I've worked with Diane on numerous cases, she is delightful to work with. Diane is intelligent and unrelenting in the legal arena. She also have invaluable experience that has benefited her clients in numerous ways.


    Mark Perenich Car Accidents Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

412 E Madison St Ste 824
Tampa, Florida, 336024619



FLMember in Good Standing198808/12/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2011
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2010

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyLaw Firm of Diane Zuckerman LLC2009 - Present
AttorneyStephens Lynn Klein La Cava Hoffman & Puya, PA1998 - 2009
AttorneySomers and Associates1994 - 1998
AttorneyBeltz & Ruth, PA1988 - 1994


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Tampa Bay Estate Planning CouncilN/A2010 - Present
Kiwanis of Tampa BayN/A2009 - Present
Florida Bar, Elder Law SectionN/A2009 - Present
Real Estate Real Property Section Florida BarN/A2009 - Present
Florida BarN/A1988 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
GuardianshipMom won.

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Publication NameTitleDate
Elder Law AdvocateCase Law Updates2013


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of LawDoctor of Jurisprudence/Juris DoctorN/A1986

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Guardianship Association of Pinellas CountyEligibility Requirements for ICP Medicaid2014
Lunch and LearnMedicaid Planning Strategies2010