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William Denton Slicker

Probate Attorney at Saint Petersburg, FL

4.9   12 reviews
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  • Licensed for 47 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1976
    Status
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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

About William

Learn William’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Bankruptcy and debt
    25%

    47 years

  2. Divorce and separation
    25%

    47 years

  3. Probate
    25%
    When a loved one has passed away

    47 years

  4. Estate planning
    15%

    47 years

  5. Guardianship
    10%

    47 years

ST. PETERSBURG FAMILY LAW & ESTATE LAWYER.

I designed my practice to meet the needs of a person when he or she most needs an attorney: bankruptcy, family law (divorce and paternity), wills, estates, real estate and business law.

Furthermore, I take pride in providing legal counsel for the difficult circumstances we must sometimes face.  From my experience as a law clerk, insurance defense associate, assistant city attorney and an independent general civil practitioner; I can offer a world of wisdom and compassion to those who need it most.

At my law firm, I do not let language barriers prevent me from serving the public.  I have translators for Vietnamese, Spanish, Portuguese and Russian to better serve today's diverse communities.

Awards

Silver Client Champion
AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating

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William Slicker, P.A.
727-322-2795
Probate | Wills & Estates | Bankruptcy | Family
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Location

William Denton Slicker
5505 38th Avenue North
Saint Petersburg, FL, 33710

Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  12 customer reviews
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Posted by Jennifer | February 26, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional knowledgeable Attorney
I am very pleased with the help Mr Slicker provided me. For starters he returns phone calls which a lot of Lawyers don't, he answers questions and his willingness to help & win is his goal. I was very nervous about my case, he informed me of essential things that I needed to have in place before the court hearing. He went over and over things with me due to all the anxiety I was having and made sure I felt comfortable before the judge. He is well known with the judges as the judge even personally referenced him on taking over a football league lol. Mr Slicker is very knowledgeable, he knows the law! He is very professional and punctual with his court hearings. We won the case!!!! I would use Mr Slicker again and I would recommend him to my friends, family & anyone else! Mr Slicker saved my life from my abusive Ex. I can't thank him enough!
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Posted by anonymous | July 23, 2015
Professional , Experienced, Compassion
It is nearly impossible to put into words, the capacity of this individual's experience and knowledge of the judical process. With a 4 plus year divorce case that seemed as if it would linger indefinitely, being pulled in and out of court hearings with a prior Attorney...by the grace of God or Destiny.... I found Mr. Slicker. He is compassionate, he is steadfast to see his client complete the task they setout to achieve. Most of all he is vital, in providing his expertise and knowledge to ensure, Peace for his clients. That is priceless. Very few Lawyers can compare to the level of care, concern and protection Mr. Slicker provides. If you do not feel you are being protected or you have legal issues of concern make that call and contact Mr. Slicker. I assure you, he will do what it takes to bring you justice and Peace...
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Posted by Rebecca | November 17, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best of the Best
Mr. Slicker is most knowledgeable and considerate! He created living wills for me and my husband. We are so grateful we have Mr. Slicker as our attorney! We highly recommend him for your legal matters!
Posted by Sherri | June 12, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great choice!
Mr. Slicker is a man of great character and after reading his reviews and followed by a free consultation, I chose him to represent me in my divorce appeal, filed by the ex, and so very happy I did. When you read his upstanding merits of helping others and talking with him, you too will see he’s not just about the money. But doing good for others. His expertise and high character, I feel, is well known in the community and the court system which speaks volumes. My ex dragged my case on for many years filing nonstop extensions with rehearings and appeals. Anything he could do to avoid. I thought it would never come to close. Mr. Slicker was my second lawyer for the appeal process. There was no constant lawyer fees, it was a set retainer fee and very reasonable. I feel he’s very understanding of people’s situations. He’s not a big talker, but you’ll feel he gets you. He’s quick on taking action and filing. He gets it done. I won the appeal and he assisted in recovering the awarded money. I’m forever grateful to Mr. Slicker and his assistant. It’s a small practice which is awesome and they are the perfect team. You will not be disappointed.
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Posted by Sue | April 25, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
One of a kind
Mr Slicker is one of the best in his field. He always makes it very clear as to what papers you will need to have in order for him to complete the job for you. I called his office many times, during our situation, needing him to answer one of my many questions, and he always called back quickly. Amanda would also help with answering our question whenever she could. She and Mr. Slicker make a really great team, and we thank them both for all they did! I would recommend them highly!
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Posted by Bruno | May 23, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Quiet Title Suit
Mr. Slicker is the most efficient attorney I've ever met. He handled a rather complicated quiet title suit for my company, and obtained a favorable final judgement in record time. Mr. Slicker is trustworthy, extremely knowledgeable, assertive, and goal oriented. There is only one attorney in my phonebook: William Denton Slicker!
Posted by Princess Calloway ( Morris) | May 5, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend and his Success Rate is Remarkable
I hired Attorney William Slicker for a Quite Title Action case that involved Family discoid and that had been proven in the past never to result in a Settlement, yet alone a Settlement that conveyed my best interest and that would WIN the case in my favor! I hired TWO previous lawyers that resulted in a stand still in the case. Upon hiring Attorney Slicker, immediately the case begin to move forward without incidence. He took actions RIGHT AWAY, by filing motions that resulted in the case moving forward. He is a very Wise and concise lawyer. He never makes a judgement call without explaining his reasoning for his decicisions while making sure you are comfortable and addressing your concerns, as well. He considers any suggestions that you may have as oppose to just dismissing your thoughts because he is held in a higher regard due to his educational credentials. My case would have NEVER been Settled without his Wisdom and Expertise. He is PROMPT and PREPARED for all Court apperances.
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Posted by Grace E. Ignico | January 26, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Probate and Trust and Bankruptcy issues involved in my lawsuit. Outstanding advice and decision making provided to me.
I contacted William Slicker to assist in me in making a decision to either pursue a lawsuit which involved trust and bankruptcy issues on a complicated lawsuit which I had another attorney to handle. He handled the case with compassion, dignity, and high professional standards. I was not able to consider all of the options and the time sensitivity of the bankruptcy rules, filing as a creditor, and the complication of the owner of the property dying in the middle of a fraud case. He provided a careful step by step review of my issues and gave me two options on how to settle the matter. After thinking about the issues and trying to pull my emotions out of the matter I decided to hire him for his many hours of research,advice, counsel, and patience with my wavering on the how to resolve the matter.
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Posted by Ivy | December 1, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Mr. Slicker
He is amazing. He saved me when I was in a horrible place in my life. He was by my side and was organized and timely with all my court dates. He knows the laws inside and out and is well known by the judges . The person that was trying to destroy me failed because I had Mr slicker was in my corner. They person that was against me had a lot of money. I thought I had no way of standing a chance but my Mr slicker was my angel and I will always be greatful to the man that saved my life and the life of my child he is an angel in my eyes . Mr slicker is best of the best !
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Posted by Claude | December 1, 2015
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Child Custody/Support
Six months ago I came to Attorney William Slicker with my life in tatters. A dramatic breakdown of a seven year relationship, a temporary restraining order had been granted against me, denying me access to my son, and I was facing an a ex who was hell bent on destroying me. Her primary weapon was my son. Mr. Slickers expertise is well touted. His legal mind is unmatched; however, what truly impressed me was the care and concern Mr. Slicker showed for me and my son. Heated emotions often envelope custody cases and can severely impair judgement. Mr. Slicker was adept at ensuring I remained focused on the true matter of the case, which was the health and welfare of a child. 6 months later I have full custody of my son and a protective order which inhibits my ex's ability to strike at me emotionally. Whenever I had a question or concern, Attorney William Slicker and his staff were always available to assist me. There was never a moment in which I felt I was on my own.
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Posted by Peter | July 20, 2013
Responsive, Personal, Attentive, Professional
Handled my parents' estates through all phases of probate. In the case of my father's estate he handled everything while I as personal representative could execute my responsibilities from my office in California. I always felt well informed and fully understanding of the steps and processes we would go through. He secured bond, rounded up the assets of the estate which were confusing and poorly recorded as my father did everything himself after the death of my mother -- he had been a senior military official but was ill prepared for day to day management of his assets. Had Mr. Slicker not been so capable and dedicated, I likely would have had to spend considerable time thousands of miles from my business trying to sort things out and likely stumbling through the process. As it was personal and real property, stock and CDs were organized, sold or new ownership identified and distributed per the wishes of my father, inheritance taxes computed and paid with my having to be on site only two times in the eight month period. A real service to me personally and to our family. Were I a Florida resident William Slicker would be my lawyer.
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Posted by Karl | September 21, 2012
Karl Scoggin
Mr. Slicker accepted the child custody case between my wife, her sister, the named father of 2 of the 3 children involved, and a possible 2nd father for the 3rd child. My wife's sister was temporarily incarcerated with an incomplete restraining order posted for the biological father. The case had multiple children with multiple fathers and one mother related to my wife. Mr. Slicker thouroughly researched my wife's rights to be listed as the custodian of the children. Mr. Slicker aggressively pursued the process of determining if the father and other possible fathers would like to come forward to claim their parental responsibilities. Mr Slicker acurately detailed the progress being made, kept my wife informed of every step. Mr. Slicker completed the motion filings for temporary custody well within the alotted time frames allowed for each stage. Mr. Slicker presented realistic possible outcomes from the beginning of the process so there would be no surprises for my wife during this process. Mr. Slicker recently communicated to my wife well after the process had been completed to notify us that the father's attorney removed himself from representation when his client failed to meet the remaining stages of the mediation. As such Mr. Slicker recommended that we continue at the stage of mediation that had been obtained without any further pursuit of the remaining stages. Mr. Slicker's 30 + years of practice make him a well versed attorney for family law.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 20 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Real Estate Professor
  • St. Petersburg College
  • 2010 - Present
  • Sole Practitioner
  • Law Office of William D. Slicker
  • 1987 - Present
  • Assistant City Attorney
  • City of St. Petersburg
  • 1998 - 1999
  • Partner
  • Zewadski & Whitelock, P.A.
  • 1982 - 1987
  • Law Clerk to the Honorable Warren H. Cobb
  • Fifth District Court Of Appeal
  • 1979 - 1982
  • Associate in Insurance Defense
  • Lyle, Skipper, Wood & Anderson
  • 1978 - 1979
  • Business Law
  • Lakeland College
  • 1977 - 1977
  • Law Clerk to the Honorable Stephen H. Grimes
  • Second District Court of Appeal
  • 1977 - 1977
  • Business Law Professor
  • Lakeland College
  • 1977 - 1977
  • Law Clerk Intern to the Honorable William Stafford
  • U.S. District Court/Northern District of Florida
  • 1976 - 1976
  • Law Clerk in Aide Pool
  • Second District Court Of Appeal
  • 1976 - 1977
  • Law Clerk
  • Ben Patterson
  • 1975 - 1975
  • Intern
  • Public Employees Relations Committee
  • 1975 - 1975
  • Researcher
  • Florida Department of Education
  • 1974 - 1974
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Education

  • The Florida State University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1976
  • Florida State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1973

Associations

  • Directions for Living
  • President
  • 2015 - Present
  • Florida Bar
  • Member
  • 1976 - Present
  • Downtown Kiwanis of St. Petersburg
  • N/A
  • Vietnamese-American Association
  • Legal Advisor
  • N/A
  • Suncoast Children's Dream Fund
  • past board member
  • N/A
  • Christian Legal Society of St. Petersburg
  • Past President
  • N/A
  • Center Against Spouse Abuse
  • Past Secretary
  • N/A
  • Friends of Eckerd College Library
  • Past Chairman
  • N/A
  • Shore Acres Civic Association
  • Past Member
  • N/A
  • Florida Justice Association
  • N/A
  • Network Institute of Christian Counseling
  • Past President
  • N/A
  • Honor Flight of West Coast of Florida
  • Past Board Member
  • N/A
  • National Eagle Scout Association
  • N/A
  • Phi Delta Phi legal fraternity
  • N/A
  • Boy Scouts of America
  • Legal Counsel
  • N/A
  • Community Law Program
  • Past President
  • N/A
  • Attorney's Title Fund
  • N/A
  • St. Petersburg Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Guardianship Association of Pinellas County
  • Past Board Member
  • 2011 - 2014
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Vietnamese
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Hero Among Us
  • St. Pete Bar Foundation
  • 2015
  • Tim Initiative
  • Ms. JD
  • 2015
  • 5.0 out of 5 Client Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Meritorious Service Award
  • Directions for Living
  • 2014
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • Meritorious Service Award
  • Directions for Living
  • 2013
  • Meritorious Service Award
  • Directions for Living
  • 2012
  • Meritorious Service Award
  • Directions for Mental Health
  • 2011
  • Meritorious Service Award
  • Directions for Mental Health
  • 2010
  • Meritorious Service Award
  • Directions for Mental Health
  • 2009
  • Thank-you Award
  • Amerasian Charities
  • 2008
  • Family Law Award
  • Community Law
  • 2007
  • Layperson of the Year
  • Kiwanis
  • 2002
  • Volunteer of the Year
  • Community Law
  • 2002
  • Lighting the Way
  • Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence
  • 1993
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Publications

  • The Paraclete
  • Heart of Darkness: "The Horror... the Horror"
  • 2021
  • Florida Bar Family Law Commentator
  • Florida Family Law for Gays, Lesbians, Bi-Sexual, and Transgendered Persons
  • 2012
  • The Florida Bar Journal
  • Child Testimony
  • 1998
  • Florida Bar Family Law Commentator
  • Telecommunication Intercept by Family Member within Own Home - A Distinction Without
  • 1993
  • South Florida History
  • Winslow Homer - Retracing His Travels in Florida
  • 1993
  • Little Circus Wagon
  • Circus Wagon Modeling
  • 1992
  • The Snap
  • Southwest 9-Ball Circuit
  • 1991
  • The Snap
  • Southeast 9-Ball Circuit
  • 1991
  • The Florida Bar Journal
  • Florida's Constitutional Provision with Regard to Defamation: Is it in Violation of the U.S. Constitution
  • 1991
  • Action Line, a publication of The Florida Bar's Real Property, Probate & Trust Law Section
  • The Wax and Wane of Mortmain
  • 1991
  • The Florida Bar
  • Breach of a Real Estate Broker's Duty to a Buyer
  • 1991
  • Periodical
  • Forts of the Seminole Wars
  • 1990
  • Criminal Law Section Newsletter
  • Using Anatomical Dolls in Court
  • 1990
  • Case & Comment
  • Whipping
  • 1990
  • The Ancient City
  • Wells Brothers: Florida's First Publishers
  • 1990
  • Florida Bar Family Law Commentator
  • The Rise of Tort of Interference with Custody
  • 1990
  • Tampa Bay History
  • The Building Boom in St. Petersburg
  • 1989
  • The Checkoff, Florida Bar Labor and Employment Law Section
  • Trends in Actions for Wrongful Discharge
  • 1989
  • Case & Comment
  • Child Sex Abuse: The Innocent Accused
  • 1986
  • Case & Comment
  • Real Estate: Marketable Title Acts
  • 1986
  • Case & Comment
  • Death with Dignity
  • 1985
  • Case & Comment
  • Current Perspectives on the Insanity Defense
  • 1985
  • Case & Comment
  • The Erosion of Lex Loci Delicti
  • 1981
  • Insurance Counsel Journal
  • Is Unworkmanlike Work of an Insured Covered by a General Liability Policy
  • 1981
  • Insurance Counsel Journal
  • Admission of Criminal Judgment in Subsequent Civil Action
  • 1980
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Speaking Engagements

  • The Opinion is Out ... Now What?
  • En Banc Hearings
  • 2022
  • Conference
  • Florida Family Law
  • 2013
  • Guardianship Class, Paralegal Program
  • Guardianship
  • 2012
  • Conference
  • Winslow Homer
  • 2012
  • Conference
  • Florida Family Law
  • 2012
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (5)
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Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I met Bill Slicker through Boy Scouting and know him to be a man of exceptional character. His legal experience makes him an outstanding choice for all family law matters. I endorse him and recommend him for all cases involving family law."
Estate planning Attorney | Sep 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Bill Slicker since I became a lawyer in 1995 and I have called him with questions and/or referred client to him for estate planning matters and he is always available with a smile and a friendly disposition; he is always happy to help or answer a question. I would trust Bill to handle my own friends or family's estate planning matters. I Highly Recommend Mr. Slicker."
Estate planning Attorney | Sep 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Bill is an excellent attorney and a caring and compassionate person. He's the cream of the crop!"
Estate planning Attorney | Aug 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Will has a very thorough approach to his clients to make sure that each of their needs are met and their full concerns are addressed. This includes many concerns the clients have not even considered prior to meeting with him! He is an excellent attorney to have on your side."
Estate planning Attorney | Nov 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Will is definitely a diamond in the rough. With his expertise in Probate and Estate Planning, he walks his clients gracefully through the difficult process after losing a loved one or the difficult process of planning your after-life. With over 35 years experience, his clients can be sure that their case will be handled with the utmost highest professional conduct while being treated like a person, not just another case. I highly recommend Will Slicker for anyone looking to sort out their estate planning needs."
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Saint Petersburg Probate Lawyer William Denton Slicker
William Denton Slicker
Probate Attorney
Saint Petersburg, FL
Licensed for 47 years
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