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Alix’s core practice areas include Estate Planning (Wills and Trusts), Probate and Trust Administration. She has extensive experience in helping families, couples and individuals in all of these areas.

Alix brings to her area of practice a unique combination of caring, compassion and practicality that enables her to quickly assess the needs of her clients to develop a comprehensive estate plan which her clients say give them peace of mind and a high level of comfort. This ensures their needs will be met during their later years and their goals as to the ultimate distribution of their assets to their beneficiaries will be fulfilled. A significant portion of Alix’s practice centers on drafting and forming for her clients a revocable trust, which allows an individual to create a plan which provides for his or her care in the event of illness or incapacity and also results in the ultimate distribution of the assets to the individual’s beneficiaries without the need of probate or court monitored administration.

Alix also is a certified mediator and arbitrator and draws on her experience to counsel clients as to the best course of action.

Accreditations

  • The Florida Bar, Member since 1985
  • The Louisiana Bar, Member since 1989
  • Circuit Court Mediator certified by the Florida Supreme Court since 1990

Education

  • 1984 Juris Doctor
    • Loyola University School of Law, New Orleans, LA
    • Member of The Law Review; Law Review Editorial Board Member, Case Note and Book Review Editor, and Quantum Study Editor.
  • 1977 Bachelor of Science in Economics
    • University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School of Business, Philadelphia, PA

Professional Experience

  • Dye, Harrison, Kirkland, Petruff, Pratt & St. Paul, PLLC, Bradenton, FL, 2017-Present
  • Dye, Deitrich, Petruff & St. Paul, P.L., Bradenton, FL, 1998-2017
  • Deitrich & St. Paul, P.A., Bradenton, FL, 1990-1998
  • Phelps, Dunbar, Marks, Claverie & Sims, New Orleans, LA, 1989-1990
  • Dye, Scott, & Deitrich, P.A., Bradenton, FL, 1985-1989

Professional Memberships

  • The Florida Bar, Member since 1985
    • Real Property and Probate Section
    • Grievance Committee Member, Twelfth Circuit (12 A) 1991-1994
      • Vice Chair 1992-1993; Chair 1994-1995
    • Judicial Nominating Commission, Twelfth Circuit 2003-2008
  • Manatee County Bar Association, Member since 1985
    • Director 1987-1989; 1990-1991; 2014–2018
    • Treasurer 1988-1989; 2015-2017
    • President-Elect, 2017-2018
  • Estate Planning Council of Manatee, 1998-2017

Awards

  • Recipient of Chief Justice of the Florida Supreme Court’s Tobias Simon Pro Bono Service Award 1991
  • Who’s Who Among Rising Young Americans in American Society and Business 1992 Edition
  • Who’s Who of Women, Twelfth Edition, 1994 and Thirteenth Edition, 1995
  • Who’s Who of American Women, 25th Silver Anniversary Edition
  • Who’s Who in American Law, Eleventh Edition 2000 Millennium Edition
  • Who’s Who in American Law, 2005-2006
  • Who’s Who in American Law, 30th Anniversary Edition
  • Who’s Who in America, 2001 through 2006
  • Who’s Who in the World, 2006 & 2007
  • National Directory of Who’s Who in Executives and Professionals Spring, 1995 Edition
  • The Stanford Who’s Who Black Book, 2013

Professional Activities

  • American Inns of Court
    • Barrister Member 1991-1995
  • Bar Association Legal Aid Society, Inc.
    • Director 1991-1994
    • Vice President 1992-1993
  • Florida Association for Women Lawyers
    • Member 1984-present
    • Director of Manatee County Chapter 1987-1988; 1991-1998
    • First Vice-President 1995-1996
    • President 1992-1993
    • Second Vice President, 1987-1988
  • Gulf Coast Legal Services, Inc.
    • Director 1991-1995
  • Sarasota-Manatee Lawyer Referral Service, Inc.
    • Member 1985-1995
    • Director 1991-1995
    • Vice President 1991-1993
    • President 1993-1995

Community Activities

  • Junior League of Manatee County, Inc.
    • Active Member 1987-1996
    • Sustaining Member since 1995
    • Director 1991-1994
    • League Attorney 1988-1990
    • Assistant Treasurer 1991-1992
    • Treasurer 1992-1993
  • Leadership Manatee
    • Class of 1993-1994
    • Member since 1993
  • Loyola University Board of Trustees
    • Loyola University Board of Trustees
  • Manatee County Head Start Advisory Council 1993-2000
    • Chairman 1998-2000
    • Secretary 1994-1998
  • The Manatee Players, Inc.
    • Director 1994-1995
    • Vice President 1995
  • Women’s Resource Center of Manatee
    • Director 1986-1988
    • Vice President 1987-1988
  • Manatee Glens Planned Giving Advisory Committee 2007-2008
  • Tidy Island Condominium Association, Inc.
    • Board of Directors 1998-2001; 2008-2010
    • Vice President 1998-2000; 2008-2009
    • President 2000-2001
  • University of Pennsylvania
    • Alumni Interview Committee 2007-Present