Dawn Marie Bates-Buchanan

Dawn Marie Bates-Buchanan

Bates-Buchanan & Savitsky Law Group PA
  • Probate, Estate Planning, Arbitration & Mediation ...
  • Florida
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Managing Attorney of Bates-Buchanan & Savtisky Law Group since 2011 when the private law firm Bates-Buchanan Law Group, which is now Bates-Buchanan & Savitsky Law Group added Susannah Savitsky as a partner in October 2012. Specializes in Probate, Estate Planning, Trust Managment, Collaborative non- litigation family law cases, as well as animal trust planning, real estate and collections law, foreclosure defense, landlord/tenant law and bankruptcy. Dawn Marie is a graduate of Venice High School, Venice, FL and University of South Florida in Tampa. She graduated from Stetson University College of Law in 1998 and worked for Community Legal Services of Mid Florida in Daytona Beach as domestic violence family law attorney and managing attorney until 2006 when she moved to Bradenton, Florida and became Managing Attorney of Gulfcoast Legal Services in the Bradenton Office. Dawn Marie became proficient as an Elder Law Attorney and used her skills for the local legal aid office until opening her own firm in 2011. Dawn Marie still does work for Bay Area Legal Services, Legal Aid of Manasota and Gulfcoast Legal Services as time permits. Dawn Marie also works with Christopher Hittel at Hittel Law in Bradenton to assist the firm with probate and estate planning matters. Dawn Marie works for State College of Florida and is the instructor for the Parenting Education and Family Stabilization Course parents are required to take in family law cases in Florida.

Practice Areas
    Probate Administration, Probate Litigation, Will Contests
    Estate Planning
    Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
    Arbitration & Mediation
    Business Arbitration, Consumer Arbitration, Family Arbitration
    Landlord Tenant
    Evictions, Housing Discrimination, Landlord Rights, Rent Control, Tenants' Rights
    Family Law
    Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
    Animal & Dog Law
    Chapter 11 Bankruptcy, Chapter 13 Bankruptcy, Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, Debt Relief
    Collaborative Law, Contested Divorce, Military Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
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  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    $100 consultation fee which is credited towards any retainer.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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Professional Experience
Bates-Buchanan & Savitsky Law Group, P.A.
- Current
Managing Attorney
Gulfcoast Legal Services
Managing Attorney of the Bradenton, FL Office - Title III Elder Law Attorney
Managing Attorney
Community Legal Services of Mid - Florida
Position as Family Law Attorney and then Managing Attorney of Daytona Beach, FL Office.
Stetson University College of Law
J.D. (1998) | Law
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University of South Florida
B.S. (1990) | Criminology, Sociology, and Child Psychology
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Professional Associations
Florida State Bar  # 179183
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Contact & Map
Bates-Buchanan & Savitsky Law Group, P.A.
333 S. Tamiami Trail
Suite 298
Venice, FL 34285
Toll-Free: (941) 799-3015
Telephone: (941) 799-3015
Fax: (800) 549-5137
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