Stanna Michelle Slater is an Arizona attorney who has been practicing since 1989. She is licensed to practice in all Arizona State Courts and in the United States District Court of Arizona. She obtained her Juris Doctor degree in 1989 from the University of Denver College of Law.
Her practice is located in Scottsdale and is recognized professionally as “The Law Office of Jeffery S. Slater, P.C.”, which she founded in January 1999. She focuses her practice on civil litigation, estate planning and public-policy advocacy to support the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.
Stanna Michelle Slater currently serves as an officer with the State Bar of Arizona (SBA) Committee on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity. At the SBA, she also has served on a special task force commissioned in 2012 to evaluate and address, among other topics, whether the Arizona ethics rule prohibiting lawyers from engaging in discrimination should be expanded to protect gender expression.
Stanna Michelle Slater’s contributions to Society also have included 13 years of service as a commissioned officer in the United States Army Reserve (USAR). She devoted three of these years specifically to Arizona by serving in the 153rd Field Artillery Brigade of the Arizona Army National Guard (AZARNG). While in the AZARNG, she achieved the rank of Captain and was awarded, among other honors, the Army Commendation Medal. After completing her service to the USAR, she was Honorably Discharged in 1999.
While obtaining her Law degree from the University of Denver, Stanna Michelle Slater served on the Denver University Law Review. Her contributions to the Law Review included extensive published analyses on opinions rendered by the United States 10th Circuit Court of Appeals.
Before attending law school, Stanna Michelle Slater studied Journalism at the University of Oklahoma where she received her Bachelor of Arts degree in 1986.
In conjunction with obtaining her bachelor’s degree at the University of Oklahoma, Stanna Michelle Slater was commissioned in 1986 as a Second Lieutenant in the USAR (through the US Army’s Reserve Officer Training Corps at the University of Oklahoma). Her commissioning followed achievements which included the award of an academic scholarship and her selection as a cadet to attend the prestigious US Army Airborne (Paratrooper) Course at Fort Benning, Georgia (where she earned the coveted Parachutist Badge).
Stanna Michelle Slater’s father was a senior-ranking, career officer in the US Army. Growing up in the military, Stanna Michelle lived in numerous locations including Germany and the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.
Her personal interests include playing the guitar and the electric bass as well as snow skiing and rollerblading.