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AJ Stickley, Esq.


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Stickley Law is led by Albert "AJ" Stickley. Under AJ's leadership, Stickley Law understands the dynamics of the legal system. The firm is designed to represent individuals in Southwest Florida.

AJ has a passion for law and for protecting the rights of his clients, and he brings that enthusiasm for the legal profession to every case. Raised in Englewood FL, AJ is a graduate from Lemon Bay High School. Furthering his education at The Florida State University, AJ graduated with a double major in Business and International Affairs.

AJ earned his Law Degree at Thomas M. Cooley School of Law in 2007. During Law School, AJ was a Certified Legal Intern for the Office of the Public Defender with the 13th Judicial Circuit in Hillsborough County, Florida. Following his internship, AJ accepted a full-time position with the Office as an Assistant Public Defender.

AJ served as an Assistant State Attorney with the 12th Judicial Circuit in Sarasota County, Florida from 2009 to 2013. He received in depth training in trial strategy and ethics to defend multiple charges including: DUI, traffic offenses, theft, battery, and all other misdemeanor charges.

AJ is involved with several legal organizations including:

  • Director of the Sarasota (South County) Bar Association, current

  • Englewood Chamber of Commerce Member, current

  • Section Member for the Florida Bar Real Property, Probate & Trust Litigation, current

  • Probate Section Member of the Solo Practitioners, current

  • Member of the Inn of Court, 2008-2017

  • Member of the FL Bar since 2007

About Us: About

Ian MacLean, Esq. 

Associate Attorney


Ian’s first exposure to the legal profession was gained when he spent the summer of his junior year in college as an intern with Stickley Law. This experience with our firm sparked Ian’s interest in estate planning and elder law, and ultimately resulted in his goal of one day becoming an attorney.

After graduating from Venice High School, Ian earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science at Stetson University. Ian then went on to graduate from Stetson University College of Law with a Certificate of Concentration in Elder Law.

During law school, Ian interned with Stickley Law for a second time. He also accepted internships with the U.S. Department of Justice’s Elder Justice Initiative and the Senior Advocacy Unit of a non-profit law firm in Tampa, Florida. During his second and third year of law school, Ian also worked as a law clerk for an estate planning firm in Clearwater, Florida, where he co-authored and contributed to tax and estate planning articles published to Bloomberg Tax, Forbes, and Leimberg Information Services, and co-authored a book on the Employee Retention Tax Credit.

Ian is grateful to have the ability to assist clients in the same community where he was raised, at the same firm where his aspirations of having a legal career began.

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Our Team


Veronica Mitchell

Probate Paralegal

Veronica has been with our firm since 2017, with over 18 years of experience in the Paralegal field. Veronica supports AJ in all Probate and Estate Administration matters. Prior to joining Stickley Law, Veronica worked as a legal assistant for the Assistant State Attorney's office for the 12th Judicial Circuit from 2002 to 2016.

Veronica is married with 4 children- 1 daughter and 3 sons, all adopted from foster care.  Veronica devoted 13 ½ years as a foster parent, caring for over 31 children in that time. 

Outside of work, you can find Veronica spending time with her family as family is number one to her.  She can usually be found at the baseball fields, camping, or sailing away on a cruise ship.  She has 2 dogs and 3 cats that keep her busy in her spare time.


Skyelar Pifer

Litigation, Criminal and Elder-Law Paralegal

Skyelar has been with our firm since 2018. Skyelar assists AJ in all litigation matters, elder law matters, as well as dabbling in criminal matters. There is never a dull moment in her work load!

Prior to joining Stickley Law, Skyelar worked in family law for a few years. Skyelar graduated from the State college of Florida with her Associates degree and an Advanced Technical Certification in Paralegal Studies. Skyelar takes on every project with confidence and a desire for knowledge. 

Outside of her work-life, Skyelar enjoys cooking, weekend trips to Disney World, car shows, and spending time with her fiancé and her family.

About Us: Team Members
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