About Us

The law firm of Diane Zuckerman focuses on Estate Planning, Probate, Guardianship, and Elder Law in Tampa, St. Pete, Clearwater and beyond!


Attorney Diane ZuckermanDiane Zuckerman, Esq.

Diane Zuckerman is AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell by both her peers and her clients. An AV rating is the highest possible rating in both legal ability and ethical standards. It was achieved as a result of a confidential evaluation provided by members of the Florida Bar, judges and clients who have worked with her.

Diane Zuckerman received her Bachelors of Science Degree in Nursing from the University of South Florida. She attended University of Florida, Levin College of Law, graduating in 1986, and then returned to Tampa to practice law in the area of personal injury litigation with a special emphasis in medical malpractice and nursing home neglect cases.

Prior to starting her private practice, the Law Firm of Diane Zuckerman LLC, Diane was a partner in the Tampa office of Stephens, Lynn, Klein, Lacava, Hoffman and Puya for eleven years where she represented
healthcare practitioners and facilities, including nursing homes, physicians, and nurses.

Diane’s education in Nursing and Law gives her a unique insight into the interface that exists between the two disciplines and helps her to be a knowledgeable practitioner. She is a member of the Elder Law and Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Sections of the Florida Bar, the Hillsborough County Bar, and is active in both the Kiwanis Organization and the Tampa Bay Estate Planning Council.

Paralegal Chris McCarthy

Chris received an Associate of Arts in Criminology from Broward College in 2006, and then earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Philosophy from Florida State University in 2012. Prior to joining The Law Firm of Diane Zuckerman, Chris worked in several practices in the Ft. Lauderdale area, before relocating to Tampa in 2014. In his former capacity, Chris worked in the fields of Bankruptcy and PIP Defense, where he  gained a reputation for quickly building rapport with clients. Chris prides himself on having a strong, dedicated work ethic, and for being a reliable resource for our clients.

Chris provides paralegal assistance in all aspects of Probate, Guardianship, Estate Planning and Elder Law, including case management, scheduling, communicating with clients and Court personnel, and any other tasks necessary meet each client’s specific needs.

In his spare time, Chris enjoys reading, writing, hiking, cooking, and spending time with his family.

The practice focuses on Probate, Guardianship, Estate Planning, and Elder Law in Hillsborough, Pinellas and Polk Counties.