Dawn Marie Bates-Buchanan

Dawn Bates-Buchanan

The Bates-Buchanan & Savitsky Law Group P.A.

333 Tamiami Trail S, Ste. 298
Venice, FL 34285
E: [email protected]
T: (941) 799-3015 
F: (800) 549-5137


The attorneys at Bates-Buchanan & Savitsky Law Group P.A. provide probate, estate planning, and trust management services.  Their passion for animals drives their pledge to provide pet trusts for animal owners free of charge.  Known as “the lady lawyers of Florida,” they are lawyers and mediators who are big enough to represent you, and small enough to care that you truly get the services you need to protect you and your family.  With over 25 years of experience, the lady lawyers are committed to creating the estate plan that is right for your family, with an eye toward avoiding litigation.

Practice Areas

  • Estate planning
  • Probate administration
  • Trust administration
  • Collaborative Family Law
  • Animal Law


  • Stetson University College of Law, J.D.

Licensed In

  • Florida
  • Florida Middle District Bankruptcy Court
  • Middle District of Florida

Fee Arrangements

  • Flat fee
  • Hourly

Other Legal Certifications

  • Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Law and Circuit Civil and Foreclosure Mediator
  • Trained Collaborative Family Law Attorney

Community Involvement

  • Venice Rotary
  • IACP (International Academy of Collaborative Professionals)
  • Sarasota Bar Association