Members of Firm
Suzanne D. Lanier
(Partner) born New Orleans, Louisiana, December 30, 1959; admitted to bar, 1984, Florida; U.S. District Court, Middle and Southern Districts of Florida.
Education: Brandeis University (B.A., 1981); University of Florida (J.D., 1983). Assistant State Attorney, Twentieth Judicial Circuit, 1984-1986. Trustee, Collier County Law Library, 1994-1995.
Member: Florida Bar Grievance Committee, 2002-2005; Twentieth Judicial Circuit Peer Committee, 2002-2004. Member: Collier County Bar Association (Director, 1989-1993; Member, Family Law Section; Treasurer, 1995-1997; President, 1997-1998; Director, Trial Lawyers Section, 1999-2004; President, 2004); The Florida Bar (Member, Sections on: Family Law). (Board Certified Marital and Family Law Lawyer, Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education). Member, Brandeis University Admissions Council.
Practice Areas: Marital and Family Law.
Celia Ellen Deifik
(Partner) born Trenton, New Jersey, March 8, 1953; admitted to bar, 1978, Florida.
Education: University of Florida (B.S.B.A., cum laude, in Finance, 1974; J.D., 1977). Member, 1975-1977 and Chairman, International Division, 1976, Moot Court.
Member: Collier County Bar Association (Past Member, Board of Directors). (Board Certified Real Estate Lawyer, Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education). Past Member, Twentieth Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee. Past Member, Collier County Code Enforcement Board. Recipient, Pro Bono Service Award, the Florida Supreme Court.
Practice Areas: Commercial Litigation: Real Estate, Business, Condominiums, Home Owner Associations and Landlord Tenant
(Associate) Admitted to Florida Bar, 2011
Education: University of Florida Levin College of Law, Gainesville, Fl. Juris Doctor (Cum Laude) –2010. Stonehill College, Massachusetts, Bachelor of Arts (Magna Cum Laude) – 2008. Major: Psychology; Criminology
Practice Areas: Marital & Family Law, Litigation of Real Estate and Business issues Lanier & Deifik, P.A. practices in the following areas of law:
Civil Trial practice
Contract disputes, including purchase and sale of business (damages for breach or specific performance)
Non- Compete Agreements, Restraint of Trade; Trade Secrets
Tortious Interference with Business Relationships
Real Estate Litigation – examples:
Purchase and Sale Contract Disputes
Community Association Litigation (Community Associations includes Condominiums, Home Owner Associations and Recreational Park Associations)
Representing Community Associations in Alternative Dispute Resolution/Mediation
Partition of Real and/or Personal Property (includes House disputes)
Real Estate Broker/Commission disputes
Landlord-Tenant disputes (commercial and residential)
Prescriptive Rights (driveways, easements, fences, etc.)
Family Law includes:
Dissolution of marriage
Buying and selling Homes, Real Property, Businesses