James M. Slater, Esq.

SENIOR Associate

James M. Slater represents a broad range of creatives, entrepreneurs, startups, and healthcare professionals in the provision of outside general counsel services. He advises his clients on licensing, copyright, trademark, publishing, regulatory, and general corporate law matters. James has substantial experience drafting and negotiating a wide array of agreements and transactions. In addition, James represents his clients in intellectual property, healthcare, employment, and internet-related disputes. He also provides counsel on data privacy matters and is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US).

Prior to joining the firm, James served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Chris M. McAliley of the Southern District of Florida, where he managed a broad docket of federal civil and criminal cases. Before clerking, James was a litigator at a boutique commercial litigation firm where he primarily worked on fraud, breach of contract, antitrust, class action, and shareholder disputes. James also practiced at Legal Services of Greater Miami, Inc., where he provided legal counsel to individuals experiencing homelessness. James has also worked as: a director for the U.S. Department of State’s Critical Language Scholarship Program in Kazan, Russia; a researcher in Saint-Petersburg, Russia, for the Norwegian nonprofit Bellona; a translator for the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum; and a Russian-language instructor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

James maintains an active pro bono practice, including the representation of incarcerated individuals in post-conviction relief. James is member of the Copyright Society of the USA and the Intellectual Property Law Section of the American Bar Association. James previously served on the board of directors of the Dade County Bar Association's Young Lawyers Section.

He may be reached at james@lslawpl.com.



  • J.D., University of Miami, cum laude, 2014

  • N.S.E.P. Russian Overseas Flagship Program, 2010

  • M.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2009

  • B.A., University of Florida, 2007



  • Lives in La Paloma, Miami with his wife, son, and ever-growing number of dogs

  • Fluent in Russian

  • Enjoys painting, hiking, kayaking, and learning about botany and horticulture

  • Treasurer, Board of Directors, Yiddish Farm


Bar Admissions

– Florida
– District of Columbia
– Washington


– U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida
– U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida
– U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida
– U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit