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           Stanna Michelle Slater (born Jeffery Slater) became a licensed Arizona attorney in 1989.

           Stanna  founded  the  Law Office of  Jeffery S. Slater in 1999 after  practicing  10 years  with Arizona's finest  trial  lawyers  (handling  the  most complex  civil cases,  including disputes  alleging  medical malpractice).

           Since its launch, the  Law Office of Jeffery Slater has represented  a  diverse  group  of  insurance  companies,  healthcare  providers, corporations (publicly-traded and closely-held), estates and individuals.  Stanna  is recognized as "Distinguished" by Martindale - Hubbell (Attorney Peer Reviews) for  professional  achievements  and  ethics.     She  has  received  the   Superb designation  by  the  Avvo Online Directory of Attorneys.

           While practicing Law, Stanna has devoted substantial time trying to help  those  who identify  as  Transgender or Gay.   Stanna  currently  serves  as  the  LGBT Liaison  for  the  City of  Scottsdale, where  she  also  serves on the Police Department's  Community Engagement Committee.   Stanna is  a former  Chair  of  the  Arizona State Bar's  Committee on Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity  (SOGI), where she served for six consecutive years.   While  on the  State Bar's SOGI Committee,  Stanna was  appointed  by  the  State Bar to also serve on a  special  Task  Force  commissioned  to  review  the  lawyer  ethics  rule,  ER8.4, pertaining to unlawful bias and prejudice.  Stanna has also served on the Board of Directors  at  one•n•ten, an Arizona nonprofit that  strives to empower youth who identify as  Transgender or Gay.

            Stanna  was  recognized  in  2016  by   the   City  of  Scottsdale   as  a Diversity Champion  and by Arizona Foothills Magazine  as  one  of the  Women Who  Move  the  Valley.


               Stanna earned the Juris Doctor degree in 1989 from the University of Denver College of Law.

                In law school, Stanna served on the Denver University Law Review, where her contributions included extensive published analyses on opinions rendered by the United States 10th Circuit Court of Appeals.

                 Before law school, Stanna studied Journalism at the University of Oklahoma and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1986.

              In conjunction with earning a bachelor’s degree, Stanna was commissioned in 1986 as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Army Reserve (through the Reserve Officer Training Corps at the University of Oklahoma).  This followed achievements that included the award of an academic scholarship and selection as a cadet to attend the US Army's prestigious Airborne (Paratrooper) Course at Fort Benning, Georgia, where Stanna learned to parachute and earned the coveted “Silver Wings” Parachutist Badge.

                 Beginning in 1986, Stanna served as an officer in the US Army Reserve (USAR) for a total of 13 years, devoting three of these years specifically to Arizona by serving in the 153rd Field Artillery Brigade of the Arizona Army National Guard.  While in the National Guard, Stanna achieved the rank of Captain and was awarded, among other honors, the Army Commendation Medal.   After completing service to the USAR, Stanna received Honorable Discharge in 1999.