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Lake Law Firm, P.A. was founded in 2019 by Attorney Sheila Lake, who became an attorney after serving 15 years in the legal industry as a firm administrator. During Sheila's time in her previous career, she learned how to effectively manage and operate a successful law firm. Since becoming an attorney, she has been able to utilize that knowledge and experience, coupled with her legal and professional knowledge to form Lake Law Firm.  Since its inception, Lake Law Firm has continued to grow and expand while serving each of its clients' individual needs. You are never just another client, and your case is never just another case, at Lake Law Firm. Each client benefits from specific advice, recommendations, attention, and communication tailored to their specific needs. 

Contact us today if you need legal assistance with any of the following:

  • Community Associations
  • Title Closings
  • Property Law
  • Civil Litigation
  • Business Formation
  • Business and Asset Purchases
  • Wills, Trusts and Estate Planning​​​​​​​

Call 727-314-6975 today to arrange your free initial consultation.

Attorney Sheila Lake

Sheila first gained legal experience as a Legal Advocate in Vancouver, Washington where she helped victims of domestic violence find legal help. She then moved her then family of seven (now nine!) all the way down to St. Petersburg, Florida. Sheila went on to become the Firm Administrator of a firm in downtown St. Petersburg within her first year. Over the course of the next 15 years, she adopted her two young nephews, earned a Bachelors in American Studies with a concentration in Political Science from Eckerd College, and earned her Juris Doctorate with a concentration in Constitutional Law at WMU Cooley Law School, where she finished 9th in her class and was unanimously selected to be the Valedictory Speaker. She went on to become an associate attorney at a firm in Largo, before heading out on her own and opening Lake Law Firm, P.A. in July 2019 to build her dreams and continue advocating for equality and justice for all.

Sheila is also a pillar of the community, currently serving as a board member and a mentor for I Support Youth, a program helping young children succeed in the professional world. She served as the Vice President of the WMU Straight and Gay Alliance in 2017, and the Director of Professional Public Relations for the WMU Cooley chapter of Help Save the Next Girl, a program dedicated to fighting human trafficking. During her time at WMU Cooley Law School, Sheila was the Managing Editor of the WMU Cooley Journal of Practical and Clinical Law and a Senior Associate Editor of WMU Cooley Law Review. Sheila has remained actively involved in her Alma Mater, WMU Cooley Law School, currently serving as the Committee Chair of the Alumni Outreach Program with the WMU Cooley Law School Alumni Association, Founder of the Alumni Mentoring Program for bar takers and new attorneys, and adjunct professor of law, currently teaching Law Firm Management.

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • Dean’s List 2001
  • Dean’s List 2002
  • Phi Theta Kappa
  • Dean’s List 2013
  • Dean’s List 2014
  • Dean’s List 2015
  • PEL Honor’s Program
  • Who’s Who among Students in American Universities and College 2015
  • The Irving G. Foster Award
  • Excellence in American Studies
  • Excellence in the Field of American Studies
  • Clifford F. Griggs Award
  • Dean’s List WMU Cooley – Fall 2015
  • Honor Role WMU Cooley – Fall 2015
  • Certificate of Merit – Research & Writing Spring 2016
  • WMU Dux Honoree (2015-2016)
  • Dean’s List WMU Cooley 2016-2017
  • Honor Roll WMU Cooley 2016-2017
  • Certificate of Merit – Wills, Estates & Trusts Fall 2017 
  • Phi Delta Phi International Graduate of the Year (2017) Nominee
  • WMU Leadership Achievement Award
  • WMU Alumni Distinguished Student Award
  • Pro Bono Pledge Completion Certificate
  • Andaloro Award, WMU Cooley Law Journal

Attorney Nathan A. Tamulonis

Nathan joined Lake Law Firm in March 2021 as an associate attorney and self-proclaimed ‘learn-it-all’ where he continues to grow and expand his legal experience. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from WMU Cooley Law School in 2020, where he was the recipient of various merit-based awards and recognitions, as well as an active member and competitor of both the Tampa Bay Moot Court Board and Tampa Bay Mock Trial Board, serving as the Chief Justice and President respectively. He also volunteered at Thomas M. Cooley Law School’s Debt Relief Clinic guiding indigent clients through the process of Chapter 7 Bankruptcy. Prior to law school, he graduated from Indiana University majoring in Political Science, and spent a semester abroad at Mannheimer Abendakademie und Volkshochschule GmbH in Mannheim, Germany studying German Language.  

Nathan has been nurturing his passion for law from a young age as he watched his late father’s nearly 40-year legal career flourish. He was inspired to pursue a legal career himself by his inherent “passion for using law to discover truth and serve justice.” He enjoys serving his community and advocating for his clients’ best interests – legally, ethically, morally, and financially. 

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • Recipient of Leadership Achievement Award
  • Recipient of Honors Scholarship
  • Recipient of Certificates of Merit for Highest Grade in: Torts I; Personal and Professional Responsibility;
    Business Organizations; Evidence; Sales; Equity and Remedies; Wills, Trusts and Estates; Secured Transactions; Taxation; and Advanced Maritime Law
  • Member of Tampa Campus Honor Council           
  • President of the Tampa Bay Mock Trial Board        
  • Chief Justice of the Tampa Bay Moot Court Board
  • Competitor in Evans A. Evans Constitutional Law Moot Court Competition (Madison, WI)      
  • Competitor in Robert Orseck Moot Court Competition (Orlando, FL)          
  • Competitor in Florida Justice Association Mock Trial Competition (Ft. Lauderdale, FL)
  • Member of Office of Student Assistance 

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The following attorneys at this firm are Lead Counsel Verified:

Sheila M. Lake

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Estate Planning Since 2022
Probate Since 2022
Real Estate Since 2022
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Estate Planning Since 2022
Probate Since 2022
Real Estate Since 2022
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