Highly experienced, honest and caring. No charge for initial consultation.An estate plan includes Wills, Trusts, Durable Powers of Attorney and Health Surrogate.For minors and incapacitated persons, a guardianship proceeding may be needed to help that person.As an experienced litigator, Diane handles both probate administration and Will Contests.Diane has handled almost 200 cases involving elders injured in nursing home facilities.
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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Steven Ruth, Car accident Attorney
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
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.
Mark Perenich, Car accident Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
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.
|FL||Member in Good Standing||1988||01/30/2017|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Top 1%||Americas Most Honored||2016|
|Attorney||Law Firm of Diane Zuckerman LLC||2009 - Present|
|Attorney||Stephens Lynn Klein La Cava Hoffman & Puya, PA||1998 - 2009|
|Attorney||Somers and Associates||1994 - 1998|
|Attorney||Beltz & Ruth, PA||1988 - 1994|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Tampa Bay Estate Planning Council||N/A||2010 - Present|
|Kiwanis of Tampa Bay||N/A||2009 - Present|
|Florida Bar, Elder Law Section||N/A||2009 - Present|
|Real Estate Real Property Section Florida Bar||N/A||2009 - Present|
|Florida Bar||N/A||1988 - Present|
|University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1986|
|University of South Florida||N/A||BS - Bachelor of Science||N/A|
|Autism Speaks||Guardian Advocate||2016|
|Guardianship Association of Pinellas County||Eligibility Requirements for ICP Medicaid||2014|
|Lunch and Learn||Medicaid Planning Strategies||2010|