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Slade Vestal Dukes

General practice Attorney

5.0   12 reviews

also known as Slade Dukes, Slade V. Dukes

  • Licensed for 18 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2006
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St. Petersburg Times - Serious About Seniors' Rights (08-02-2010)
Florida Trend - Advocate for the Elderly (04-2011)

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Posted by Mitchell | January 17, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Terrific counsel
My and my family's experience with Attorney Slade Dukes and Boyer & Boyer was excellent. I highly recommend the firm and Slade in particular. The firm came highly recommended as the top firm in elder law and related matters on the Sarasota Bar. Edwin Boyer and Slade Dukes' counsel was prudent, strategic and excellent. Slade quickly and capably understood the nuances of our situation and I came to rely on his counsel, both big-picture as well as sensitive correspondence with all parties involved. With Slade and Boyer & Boyer, my family achieved in all respects the outcomes we desired in as gentle a manner as we could've hoped. We are pleased to have the firm of Boyer & Boyer, and attorney Slade Dukes, in particular, as counsel to our family.
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Posted by Mitchell | January 16, 2020
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Excellent experience with Attorney Slade Dukes and Boyer & Boyer.
My and my family's experience with Attorney Slade Dukes and Boyer & Boyer was excellent. I highly recommend the firm and Slade in particular. The firm came highly recommended as the top firm in elder law and related matters on the Sarasota Bar. Edwin Boyer and Slade Dukes' counsel was prudent, strategic and excellent. Slade quickly and capably understood the nuances of our situation and I came to rely on his counsel, both big-picture as well as down to sensitive correspondence with all parties involved. With Slade and Boyer & Boyer, my family achieved in all respects the outcomes we desired in as gentle a manner as we could've hoped. We are pleased to have the firm of Boyer & Boyer, and attorney Slade Dukes, in particular, as counsel to our family.
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Posted by anonymous | December 22, 2019
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Consulted
Consulted with Slade Dukes for the best way to protect a vulnerable adult. He has a breadth of knowledge and a depth of hands-on experience coupled with an advocate's tenacity that is unmatched.
Posted by Francis | November 19, 2019
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Atty Slade V. Dukes
Was favorably impressed with Atty Dukes' extensive knowledge and efficiency in preparing legal documents for me. Provided thorough answers to my questions and guided me in the direction that was right for my situation.
Posted by Randy | November 16, 2019
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Estate Planning
He completed a comprehensive review of our estate needs and prepared the necessary documents. He made a suggestion regarding the execution of a special needs guardian, an approach to an issue that we had not considered. A very knowledgeable attorney.
Posted by Jeanne | July 24, 2019
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Slade Dukes
Slade Dukes helped me with my Estate plan and prepared all the paperwork to be sure I was taking care of my Son when I passed away or became unable to take care of myself or any decisions that needed to be made.
Posted by Jennifer | April 29, 2019
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Maj Moody
We were involved with a complex estate issue with a deceased family member. Mr. Dukes did an excellent job and very compassionate. We highly recommend.
Posted by Patricia | April 25, 2019
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Ms.
Mr. Dukes is a superb attorney with a high degree of knowledge and expertise in all areas of the law with an emphasis on elder law. We had an issue with my brother's estate and needed direction. Mr. Dukes took charge and completed the complicated process in an easy manner.
Posted by Bradley | April 24, 2019
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Helpful and accommodating
Mr. Dukes consulted me on an issue I was having with tenants and there were positive outcomes from that advice. I later had him prepare leases for future tenants which prevented future issues with tenants.
Posted by Johnny and Judy | November 2, 2015
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adoption of grandson (age 2)
I am speaking on behalf of our adopted grandson,(age 2) and would like to take opportunity to say that we very well pleased with Mr. Slade Dukes' handling of our case. He was very aware of our situation that we were facing and he was very knowledgeable of the law regarding the case and very professional in handling it. He was able to get the adoption done whereas it looked as if it was not going to happen. We would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone that was in need of an attorney for a similar case or any other legal matters.
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Posted by Zack | September 13, 2015
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Quick and on point
Had a very tight deadline and needed expert legal assistance pronto. Slade, made himself available and was able to represent my best interests, providing me with an amicable outcome.
Posted by Luci | May 18, 2015
Thorough and Responsive Lawyer
Mr. Dukes is an excellent lawyer. He was very thorough in preparing several important documents for my mother and me. He was courteous and respectful towards my elderly mother. I was able to reach him regularly and found him to be a fine lawyer to work with.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Boyer & Boyer, P.A.
  • 2019 - Present
  • Managing Counsel
  • Wounded Warrior Project, Inc.
  • 2015 - 2018
  • Independent Counsel
  • Integrity Law, P.A.
  • 2014 - 2015
  • Managing Attorney
  • Florida Department Of Children & Families
  • 2012 - 2014
  • Program Administrator
  • Stetson University College of Law, Elder Consumer Protection Program
  • 2008 - 2012
  • Associate Attorney
  • Sniffen Law, P.A.
  • 2007 - 2008
  • Senior Project Manager
  • Government Services Group, Inc.
  • 2005 - 2007
  • Honors Attorney
  • Florida Office of the Attorney General
  • 2004 - 2005
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Education

  • Stetson University College of Law
  • Juris Doctor
  • 2004
  • University of Florida
  • Master of Arts
  • 2001
  • University of Florida
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • 1999
  • Santa Fe Community College
  • Associate of Arts
  • 1997
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Sample of Legal Cases

  • Divorce/Dissolution of Marriage w/ Minor Children
  • Final Judgment of Dissolution of Marriage
  • Uncontested Divorce/Dissolution of Marriage w/out Children
  • Final Judgment of Dissolution of Marriage
  • Post-Termination of Parental Rights Attorney Ad Litem
  • Final Judgment of Adoption
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Associations

  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (Florida chapter)
  • Member
  • 2020 - Present
  • Florida Remote Online Notary Public
  • Remote Online Notary Public
  • 2020 - Present
  • Manatee County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • Sarasota County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • St. Petersburg Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Florida Notary Public
  • Notary Public
  • 2015 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Florida Bar
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • The Thomas E. Penick Jr. American Inn of Court
  • President
  • 2021 - 2022
  • The Thomas E. Penick Jr. American Inn of Court
  • President-Elect
  • 2020 - 2021
  • The Thomas E. Penick Jr. American Inn of Court
  • 12th Circuit Representative
  • 2019 - 2020
  • Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services’ Florida Consumers’ Council
  • Board Member
  • 2012 - 2017
  • Florida Office of the Attorney General’s Seniors vs Crime Board
  • Board Member
  • 2012 - 2021
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Outstanding Pro Bono Service Award
  • The Fourth Circuit Pro Bono Committee & Jacksonville Bar Association Pro Bono Committee
  • 2018
  • Teaming Up for Change
  • Florida Department of Children & Families
  • 2014
  • Bronze Quill Honorable Mention
  • International Association of Business Communicators (Tampa Bay Chapter)
  • 2010

Speaking Engagements

  • “Justice Matters" on WSLR 96.5’s Peace and Justice Report (12-15-2021)
  • Guardianships
  • 2021
  • Jacksonville Area Legal Aid Free Monthly Clinic
  • Paternity, Child Support, and Time sharing
  • 2015

Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (13)
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Guardianship Attorney | Jun 11
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I fully endorse Slade. He is an expert in guardianship law, honest with clients, and a strong advocate. In the matter we handled, he was conscientious of the costs of litigation and worked hard to achieve a fair and just result for his client without changing more than was necessary to achieve that goal. I have recommended clients to Slade and will continue to do so in the future."
General practice Attorney | Oct 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Dukes is an exceptional attorney. I learn from his responses on Avvo every time that he posts. I have used Mr. Dukes as an expert witness in my cases. If I needed an attorney, I would hire him. I recommend him with no reservation. It would be a wise investment to seek out his advice and counsel."
Family Attorney | Oct 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Dukes is a shining example of what the legal profession should aspire to. He works diligently on behalf of his clients and is an admirable colleague."
Child abuse Attorney | Sep 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer in the areas of child abuse, custody, dependent and adoption. Mr. Dukes is well versed and knowledgable in these and other areas. Mr. Dukes is very respectful of his clients time and needs."
Family Attorney | Sep 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Slade is an extremely smart, thorough and tenacious attorney who I would trust with any of my clients, or even my own case. I am very comfortable referring matters to Slade. I have practiced against Slade as well, and he is a fair and trustworthy opponent that fights hard for his clients."