Dariotis Law
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Terry Dariotis

Terry Dariotis

Tallahassee, Florida

My law practice is concentrated primarily in the area of wills, trusts, and estates which includes estate planning, probate and trust administration.

I serve clients who need only a simple will as well as those who need estate and gift tax planning. I also represent fiduciaries in probate and trust administration including preparing federal estate tax returns.

As part of the estate planning process, I also assist clients in establishing new or modifying an existing separate legal entity, such as a corporation, limited partnership or limited liability company, for ownership of a business or investment real estate, and creating or amending a buy-sell agreement for the owners of a business.

Areas of Practice

  • Estate Planning
  • Probate and Trust Administration

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Wills, Trusts and Estates Law, The Florida Bar, 2001 - Present

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 1973
  • Florida, 1975
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, 1973
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Florida, 1975
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida, 1995
  • U.S. Tax Court, 1993
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1978
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 1981


  • Loyola University Chicago School of Law, Chicago, Illinois
    • Juris Doctor - 1973
  • University of Florida Levin College of Law, Gainesville, Florida
    • LL.M., Master of Laws - 2003
    • Major: Taxation
  • St. Joseph's College, Rensselaer, Indiana
    • B.A. - 1969
    • Major: Philosophy
  • Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida
    • Certificate - 1997
    • Major: Financial Planning
  • Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois
    • Pre-Medicine - 1965


  • M. Felton Wright at Merrill Lynch
  • Melissa M. Wright at Capital City Bank Group
  • John B. Mackie at Wells Fargo Advisors


  • Probate Law, Legal Services of N. Florida 2011 & 2014
  • Adjunct Professor, F.S.U. College of Business, 1987 - 1993

Honors and Awards

  • "AV" rating by Martindale-Hubbell, 2004 - 2019
  • Who's Who in American Law, 1987 - 2016
  • Florida Super Lawyers, 2006, 2018, 2019
  • 2007 Outstanding Pro Bono Service award for 2006 legal services provided through Legal Services of North Florida, Inc.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Tallahassee Regional Estate Planning Council, Inc., Past President, 1999 - 2000
  • The Florida Bar

Past Employment Positions

  • Warfel, Goldberg, Dariotis, Waldoch & Olive, P.A., Founding Shareholder, 1996 - 2000
  • Kahn and Dariotis, P.A., Founding Shareholder, 1982 - 1996
  • Terrence T. Dariotis, Attorney At Law, Sole Practitioner, 1976 - 1982
  • Law Offices of Keith J. Kinderman, Associate, 1975 - 1976
  • Justice Thomas J. Moran, Appellate Court of Illinois, 2nd District, Law Clerk, 1973 - 1974
  • Florida State University, College of Business, Adjunct Professor, 1987 - 1993

Pro Bono Activities

  • Panel Member: Legal Services of North Florida, Inc., 1982 - Present
  • Founding Board Member and Secretary of the Community Foundation of North Florida, Inc., 1997


  • English (Primary)

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