Claire A. Duchemin

Claire A. Duchemin

Location:
Tallahassee, Florida
Phone:
850-270-7770
Email:

Claire Duchemin was born in Maine but grew up in the Orlando, Florida area. In 1977, she graduated from The Florida State University with a Bachelor of Science degree, magna cum laude. In 1980, she graduated with high honors, with her Juris Doctorate degree from The Florida State University College of Law. For more than thirty-eight years, she has been in private law practice in Tallahassee, Leon County, Florida and in the surrounding counties and cities. She is admitted to and has litigated cases at all levels of the state and federal court systems. A large part of her practice is devoted to estate planning and probate law.

Areas of Practice

  • 50% Estate Planning and Probate
  • 30% Complex Business or Estate Litigation
  • 20% Transactional Matters - Real Estate and Business

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 1980
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Florida, 1980
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 1984
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida, 1983
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1984

Education

  • Florida State University College of Law, Tallahassee, Florida
    • Juris Doctor - 1980
    • Honors: With High Honors
    • Honors: Order of the Coif
  • Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida
    • B.S. magna cum laude - 1977

Representative Clients

  • The Denmark Group
  • Sharon Richardson, CPA
  • Alpha Foundation Specialists, Inc.
  • Bugware, Inc.
  • Independent Green Technologies, Inc.
  • Smith Family Partnerships
  • North Florida Financial Corporation
  • Emerald Chase Homeowners Association
  • Ultimate Image Auto, Inc.
  • Direct Auto Exchange, Inc.

Classes/Seminars

  • Multiple Seminars on Trusts and Estate Planning presented with wealth management professionals for clients
  • Estate Planning for the Retiring Practitioner, Florida Surveying and Mapping Society, 2009 - 2017
  • Contracts and Proposals, Florida Surveying and Mapping Society, 2007 - 2013
  • Testifying as an Expert, Florida Surveying and Mapping Society, 2009 (Co-presented with John “Jack” Breed)
  • Professional Liability, Florida Surveying and Mapping Society, 2014
  • “Inc., Ltd., LLC – What Does It Mean?, Florida Surveying and Mapping Society, 2013
  • Liens and Collections and multiple other topics, Florida Surveying and Mapping Society, 1998 - 2016
  • Regular guest lecturer at The Florida State University College of Business

Pro Bono Activities

  • Volunteer, Probate & Guardianship Matters, Legal Services of North Florida
  • Volunteer, VA Clinic The FSU College of Law