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 ones  alleging  medical malpractice).

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

           While practicing  Law,  Stanna has devoted  a substantial amount of  her time  trying  to help  those  who identify as  Transgender  or Gay.   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.

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

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

                 In conjunction with earning a bachelor’s degree, Slater 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 Slater learned to parachute and earned the coveted “Silver Wings” Parachutist Badge.

                  Beginning in 1986, Slater 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, Slater achieved the rank of Captain and was awarded, among other honors, the Army Commendation Medal.   After completing service to the USAR, Slater received Honorable Discharge in 1999.