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Ms. St. Paul's core practice areas include estate planning ( wills, living wills, health care surrogates, powers of attorney and trusts), probate and trust administration. She has extensive experience in helping families, couples and individuals in all of these areas.

She brings to her area of practice a unique combination of caring, compassion and practicality that enables her to quickly assess the needs of her clients to develop a comprehensive estate plan which her clients say give them peace of mind and a high level of comfort. This ensures that their needs will be met during their later years and their goals as to the ultimate distribution of their assets to their beneficiaries will be fulfilled. A significant portion of her practice centers on drafting and forming for her clients a revocable trust, which allows individuals to create a plan which provides for their care in the event of illness or incapacity and also results in the ultimate distribution of the assets to the individual's beneficiaries without the need of probate or court monitored administration.


Practice areas


  1. Probate: 30%
  2. Trusts: 30%
  3. Estate Planning: 30%
  4. Wills: 10%



Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

Attorney endorsements

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  • Crystal Diane Golm

    I utilized Ms. St. Paul as an arbitrator in a real estate litigation matter. She was professional, fair, and well versed in the law. I highly recommend her as an arbitrator.


    Crystal Golm Real estate Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Dye, Deitrich, Petruff & St. Paul, PL

1111 3rd Ave W Suite 300
Bradenton, FL, 34205-7813


LAEligible to practice law198907/08/2016
FLMember in Good Standing198506/20/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Who's Who Black BookStanford2013
AV Preeminent RatingMartindale-Hubbell2011
Who's Who in American LawWho's Who in American Law -Marquis2006
Who's Who in AmericaCitation's2006
Who's Who of WomenMarquis Who's Who in American Law1995
Who's Who of WomenMarquis Who's Who in American Law1994
Junior League of Manatee County's President's AwardManatee County1993
Tobias Simon Pro Bono Service AwardFlorida Supreme Court1991
Who's Who Among Rising Young AmericansMarquis Who's Who in American Law1991
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerDye, Deitrich, Petruff & St. Paul, PL1998 - 2014
PartnerDeitrich & St Paul, PA1990 - 1998
Association namePosition nameDuration
Manatee County Bar AssociationTreasurer2015 - Present
Manatee County Bar AssociationDirector2014 - Present
Estate Planning Council of ManateeMember1998 - Present
Manatee County Bar Association, Probate SectionMember1998 - Present
Florida Bar, Real Property, Probate & Trust Law SectionMember1998 - Present
Louisiana State Bar AssociationMember1989 - Present
Florida BarMember1985 - Present
Manatee County Bar AssociationMember1985 - Present
Florida Bar Grievance Committee AChair1994 - 1995
Florida Bar, Grievance Committe AVice-Chair1992 - 1993
Florida Bar, Grievance Committee AMember1991 - 1994
Manatee County Bar AssociationDirector1990 - 1991
Manatee County Bar AssociationTreasurer1988 - 1989
Manatee County Bar AssociationDirector1987 - 1989
Publication nameTitleDate
Inter Alia Newsletter of the Manatee County Bar AssociationThe Keys to Balance and Satisfaction in Work and Life2015
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Loyola University New Orleans College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1984
Wharton School, University of PennsylvaniaEconomicsBS - Bachelor of Science1977