Terrence T. Dariotis

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Top Rated Estate Planning & Probate Attorney in Tallahassee, FL

Dariotis Law
 | 1695 Metropolitan Circle, Suite 6, Tallahassee, FL 32308
Phone: 850-692-2727
Fax: 850-523-9303
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2006, 2018 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1975
Practice Areas:
  • Estate Planning & Probate
    Attorney Profile

    Attorney Terrence T. Dariotis is the founder of Dariotis Law in Tallahassee, Florida. He has been board certified by The Florida Bar as a Specialist in Wills, Trusts and Estates Law since 2001, and has more than 46 years of legal experience. Mr. Dariotis serves a diverse range of clients throughout the greater Tallahassee metropolitan area and in other areas of the state who have legal needs involving estate planning, wills, trusts, powers of attorney, probate, estate and trust administration, and other related matters.

    Along with assisting clients concerning estate planning and with estate and trust administration, Mr. Dariotis also assists business owners and entrepreneurs with establishing, organizing, and planning business entities, including preparing buy-sell agreements. Recognized for his professionalism and service, he has received numerous awards and honors throughout his career, including a listing in Who's Who in American Law from 1987 to 2017. He also holds an AV Preeminent peer review rating* from Martindale-Hubbell. He received the 2007 Outstanding Pro Bono Service award from Legal Services of North Florida.

    A highly versatile attorney, Mr. Dariotis has an extensive and varied academic background. He studied pre-medicine at Northwestern University in Illinois, and earned a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from Saint Joseph's College, Indiana, in 1969. In 1973, he obtained his Juris Doctor from Loyola University Chicago School of Law. He also received a Certificate in Financial Planning from Florida State University in 1997, and his Masters of Law (LL.M.) in Taxation from the University of Florida Levin College of Law in 2003.

    Widely regarded as a leader in his field, Mr. Dariotis served as an adjunct professor at Florida State University's College of Business from 1987 to 1993. Highly active in his legal community, he has served as president of the Tallahassee Regional Estate Planning Council, and was appointed to serve on the Florida Probate Rules Committee of The Florida Bar from 2014 to 2019.

    He is also a founding board member of the Community Foundation of North Florida, and serves as a panel member for the Legal Services of North Florida.

    *AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

     
    Practice Areas
    • 100%Estate Planning & Probate
    Focus Areas

    Estate Planning, Living Wills, Power of Attorney, Probate & Estate Administration, Trusts, Wills

    Selections

    Selected to Super Lawyers for 5 yearsbottom-image

    Super Lawyers: 2006, 2018 - 2021

    Certificates and Credentials

    Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization

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    About Terrence Dariotis

    Admitted: 1975, Florida

    Professional Webpage: https://www.dariotislaw.com/About/Terry-Dariotis.shtml

    Honors/Awards:

    • "AV" rating (highest) by Martindale-Hubbell which is based on peer review; Who's Who in American Law; Florida’s Super Lawyers 2006; 2006 Outstanding Pro Bono Service award for 2006 legal services provided through Legal Services of North Florida, Inc.
    • Florida Super Lawyers, 2018 - 2019

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Florida Bar Board Certified as a specialist in Wills, Trusts and Estates Law since 2001

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Past Member, United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, 1977
    • The Florida Bar
    • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 1981
    • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, 1973
    • U.S. Supreme Court, 1978
    • U.S. Tax Court, 1993
    • U.S. District Court Northern District of Florida, 1975
    • United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida, 1995
    • Tallahassee Regional Estate Planning Council (current member and past president), 1999 - 2000
    • Florida, 1975
    • Illinois, 1973
    • Florida Probate Rules Committee of The Florida Bar 2014-2019

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Panel Member: Legal Services of North Florida, Inc., 1982 - Present
    • Founding Board Member and Secretary of the Community Foundation of North Florida, Inc., 1997

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Probate Law, Legal Services of N. Florida 2011
    • Probate Law, Legal Services of N. Florida, 2014
    • Adjunct professor, Florida State University, College of Business, Tallahassee, Florida (1987-1993). I have made the following formal presentations since 2011: 1. "Probate: Select Topics In Administering Small Estates" presented on October 19, 2011, at Legal Services of North Florida, Inc., for its staff and for lawyers in the community, which included an 13-page handout. 2. "Administering Small Estates" presented on August 26, 2014, at Legal Services of North Florida, Inc., for its staff and for lawyers in the community, which included an 17-page handout.

    Educational Background:

    • Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Taxation, University of Florida (2003); Certificate in Financial Planning, Florida State University (1997); B.A., Philosophy, St. Joseph's College, Rensselaer, Indiana (1969); Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois (1964-1965, pre-medicine)       
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    Office Location for Terrence T. Dariotis

    1695 Metropolitan Circle, Suite 6
    Tallahassee, FL 32308

    Phone: 850-692-2727

    Fax: 850-523-9303

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