James Slater

James M. Slater

Phone: (305)928-2429

James joined Shullman Fugate in August 2020. His practice is centered on trademark, copyright, media, and privacy law. 

James assists clients on matters concerning software and brand development and protection, intellectual property licensing, trademark clearance and prosecution, entertainment, and publishing. He also provides counsel on data privacy and security matters and is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US). James is also an experienced litigator. He often represents individuals and entities in intellectual property, commercial, and internet-related disputes. 

James previously practiced at other boutique firms in South Florida specializing in intellectual property disputes and commercial litigation. He also served as a 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 law practice, James spent several years working in Russia in the administration of a U.S. State Department program and as an interpreter and translator. He also participated in the selective National Security Education Program's Russian Overseas Flagship program in Saint-Petersburg, Russia.

James maintains an active pro bono practice representing nonprofit organizations and creatives. James currently serves on the board of directors of the Dade County Bar Association's Young Lawyers Section and is the treasurer of Yiddish Farm, a nonprofit educational farm in upstate New York. He is also a Florida Chapter Chair of the Copyright Society of the United States, and a member of the Open Source Initiative and the International Association of Privacy Professionals.


  •  J.D., cum laude, University of Miami School of Law, 2014
  • M.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2009
  • B.A., University of Florida, 2007

Bar Admissions

  • Florida
  • District of Columbia
  • Washington
  • Colorado
  • 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. District Court for the District of Colorado
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

Speaking and Media

  • Moderator, “South Florida Chapter’s Eleventh Circuit Roundup,” Copyright Society of the USA (November 2020)

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