Zelmer Law

Estate Planning, Trusts, Litigation & Probate Matters,Business Litigation, Construction & Real Estate Matters,Affordable High Quality Legal Services

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Firm Overview

My firm focuses on litigation, trusts and estates. I recently established my firm in the beginning of 2011.

Example cases

In respect of confidentiality of my clients, I do not disclose case information absent client consent.

Main Office

Main
150 North Federal Highway
Suite 230
Fort Lauderdale  FL  33301

Phone
  • (954) 400-5055

Fees

Free Initial Consultation?

Yes.

Services Offered For Fixed Fees?

I offer fixed flat fees for estate planning and other transactional matters.

Hourly Rates

$250 per hour

Office Information

Office Hours

Monday through Friday
9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

I am also available by email and cellular during non-working hours and on weekends.

Emergency After Hours

Yes

How did your firm decide on the primary area of practice(s)?

I chose to practice in a both estate planning because I enjoy assisting people making important decisions that will allow them to take care of, and share part of themselves, with loved ones. I enjoy the reflection and completion of leaving a legacy behind. I also chose to combine that practice with litigation because in some cases litigation is the only way to resolve disputes in my clients' best interests.

What is your firm's point of view regarding clients educating themselves on legal issues?

I think it is very important for clients to be fully informed of the legal issues to enable them to make the best decisions.

Is your firm willing to review documents prepared by clients?

I prefer to prepare documents on behalf of my clients, primarily because I think it is in the best interests of my clients.

Is your firm willing to coach clients who want to represent themselves?

I am willing to answer questions and consult with clients, but prefer to act as a client's representative, primarily because I think it is in the best interests of my clients.

Diane J. Zelmer

I have large firm experience with Shutts & Bowen, LLP as well as experience with the construction firm of Vezina, Lawrence & Piscitelli, P.A.

I was born in Humble, Texas and raised most of my life in Colwich, Kansas, a small town outside of Wichita. I earned my B.S. by attending night school while I worked through the day as a paralegal. I have worked in every position in a law firm and identify with clients and their needs. I, myself, have been involved in issues that require legal representation, including suffering property damage from Hurricane Wilma. Drawing from my personal and professional experience, I launched www.floridahurricanedisasterrecovery.com to provide an online legal resource to others similarly situated.

I have strong legal research and writing skills, and advocate vigorously for clients' rights in litigation matters. My litigation experience assists me in representing my client's best interests in transactional matters. In trusts and estates, I have extensive knowledge and experience in the various areas of the law that affect clients' planning decisions.

Personal interests:

I enjoy golfing, running and boating.

License
  • Bar Number: 27251
    Florida , 2006
Education
  • University of Florida, Levin College of Law
    Juris Doctorate , 2006
    Gainesville, FL
    Law Review Best Research Award, Book Award Recipient in Estate Planning
  • Florida Atlantic University
    Bachelor of Sciences , 2003
    Boca Raton, FL
    Student of the Year Award in School of Accounting

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