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James Slater is a trademark, copyright, defamation, and corporate lawyer licensed to practice law in Florida, Colorado, Washington, 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 and the Florida Bar Media and Communications Law Committee.
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.
|FL||Member in Good Standing||2014||12/26/2021|
|Award name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Foreign Language Area Studies Fellowship||United States Department of Education||2008|
|Founder||Slater Legal PLLC||2021 - Present|
|Associate||Shullman Fugate PLLC||2020 - 2021|
|Associate||Lalchandani Simon PL||2018 - 2020|
|Judicial Law Clerk||United States Courts||2017 - 2018|
|Staff Attorney||Legal Services of Greater Miami, Inc.||2016 - 2017|
|Associate||Kozyak Tropin & Throckmorton, PA||2014 - 2016|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Florida Bar, Media and Communications Law Committee||Member||2021 - Present|
|Copyright Society of the U.S.A.||Co-chair||2020 - Present|
|International Association of Privacy Professionals||Member||2019 - Present|
|Dade County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section||Director||2014 - 2018|
|University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill||Chess as a Key to Solving Vladimir Nabokov's Korol', dama, valet||2009|
|University of Miami School of Law||Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor||2014|
|University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill||MA - Masters||2009|
|University of Florida||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2007|
|American Bar Association, Forum on Communications Law||Hot Topics in Data Privacy||2021|
|Copyright Society of the U.S.A.||Eleventh Circuit Roundup||2020|
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