William Slicker designed his 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.

William D. Slicker Esq. takes pride in providing legal counsel for the difficult circumstances we must sometimes face.  From his experience as a law clerk, insurance defense associate, assistant city attorney and an independent general civil practitioner; Mr. Slicker offers a world of wisdom and compassion to those who need it most.

The law firm of William D. Slicker Esq. does not let language barriers prevent him from serving the public.  He has translators for Vietnamese, Spanish, Portuguese and Russian to better serve today’s diverse communities.

Areas of Practice

  • Bankruptcy Law
  • Estate Planning
  • Trusts
  • Wills
  • Family Law
  • Child Support
  • Custody & Visitation
  • Divorce
  • Paternity
  • Probate & Estate Administration
  • Real Estate
  • Business Law

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 1976
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida, 1977
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2007

Education

  • Florida State University College of Law, Tallahassee, Florida
    • J.D. – 1976
  • Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida
    • B.A. – 1973
    • Major: Religion

Published Works

  • “Child Testimony”, The Florida Bar Journal; Issue: Vol. LXXII, No. 10, pp.46-49, 1998
  • “Winslow Homer-Retracing His Travels in Florida”, South Florida History; Issue: Vol.21,NO.2,pp. 28-31, 1993
  • “Telecommunication Intercept by Family Member within Own Home-A distinction Without a Difference”, The Family Law Commentator, Vol. XVIII, No.3,pp.I-3, 1993
  • “The Wax and Wane of Mortmain”, Action Line, Vol. XVI, No. 16, pp.9-10, 1991
  • “Florida’s Constitutional Provision with Regard to Defamation: Is it in Violation of the U.S. Constitution?”, The Florida Bar Journal, Vol. LXV, No.4.pp. 50-52, 1991
  • “Breach of a Real Estate Broker’s Duty to a Buyer”, The Florida Bar Journal, Vol. LXV, No.2,pp.60-63, 1991
  • “Wells Brothers: Florida’s First Publishers”, The Ancient City, Vol.I, No.4.pp. 19-21, 1990
  • “Using Anatomical Dolls in Court”, Criminal Law Section Newsletter, Vol. XIII, No.2. pp. 1-2, 1990
  • “Forts of the Seminole Wars”, Vol. 17, No.2, pp. 31-34, 1990
  • “The Rise of the Tort of Interference with Custody”, The Family Law Commentator, Vol. XV, NO.2, pp. 20-21, 1990
  • “The Building Boom in St. Petersburg”, Tampa Bay History, Vol.II,No.2.pp. 22-33, 1989
  • “Trends in Actions for Wrongful Discharge”, The Checkoff, Vol. XVII, NO.3.pp. 2-4, 1989
  • “Child Sex Abuse: The Innocent Accused”, Vol. 91, No.6. PP. 12-20, 1986
  • “Child Sex Abuse: The Innocent Accused”, North Carolina Bar CLE, 1987
  • “Child Sex Abuse: The Innocent Accused”, The Florida Bar CLE, 1987
  • “Child Sex Abuse: The Innocent Accused”, Department of Army Trial Defense Service, 1987
  • “Real Estate: Marketable Title Acts”, Vol. 92, No.2, pp. 3-14, 1986
  • “Real Estate: Marketable Title Acts”, Minnesota Real Estate Law Journal, Vol. 3. No. 8. pp. 117-122, 1987
  • “Current Perspectives on the Insanity Defense”, Vol.91, No.6.pp. 22-30, 1985
  • “Current Perspectives on the Insanity Defense”, Dr. Diane Taub, Department of Sociology
  • “Death with Dignity”, Vol.90, No. 3. pp. 3-8, 1985
  • “Death with Dignity”, The Docket, Vol. 34. No.4. pp. 9-11, 1986
  • “The Erosion of Lex Loci Delicti”, Vol.86, No.3, pp. 34-37, 1981
  • “Is Unworkmanlike Work of an Insured Covered by a General Liability Policy?”, Insurance Counsel Journal, Vol. XLVIII, PP. 257-258, 1981
  • “Admission of Criminal Judgement in Sebsequent Civil Action”, Insurance Counsel Journal, Vol. XLVII, pp. 344-386, 1980

Representative Clients

  • Pinellas Habitat for Humanity, Inc.
  • Amerasian Charities Inc.

Classes/Seminars

  • Speaker at Seminar for Law Clerks, Florida Supreme Court, 1981

Honors and Awards

  • Amerasian Charities, Inc. Thank-you Award, 2008
  • Community Law Family Law Award, 2007
  • Kiwanis Layperson of the Year, 2002
  • Community Law Volunteer of the Year, 2002
  • Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence Lighting the Way Award, 1993
  • Sertoman of the Year, 1992
  • Scout Sertoma GEM Award, 1986
  • St. Petersburg Jaycees Keyman, 1984
  • Daytona Beach Jaycees Spark Plug, 1981
  • Lakeland Jaycees Spoke, 1977

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Community Law Program, President
  • Lutheran Church of the Cross, President
  • Shore Acres Civic Association, President
  • Friends of Eckerd College Library, President
  • Scout Sertoma of St. Petersburg, President
  • Daytona Beach Jaycees, President
  • Lakeview Fundamental School PTA, President

Past Employment Positions

  • Florida 5th District Court of Appeal, Law Clerk, 1980 – 1982
  • Florida 2nd District Court of Appeal, Law Clerk, 1976 – 1977

Pro Bono Activities

  • Community Law Program – Past President, 1992 – Present
  • President, Lutheran Church of the Cross
  • President, Shore Acres Civic Association
  • President, Friends of Eckerd College Library
  • President, Scout Sertoma of St. Petersburg
  • President, Daytona Beach Jaycees
  • President, Lakeview Fundamental School PTA

Languages

  • English
  • Vietnamese
  • Russian
  • Spanish

Fraternities/Sororities

  • Phi Delta Phi