Our Probate Lawyer(s) and Staff

David Allen Buck, B.S., M.Sc., J.D., Attorney

​Mr. Buck holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Banking and Finance from Mississippi College (1991), he holds a Juris Doctorate law degree from the University of Mississippi (1995) and has studied law at Cambridge University in England.

Mr. Buck has also studied Sociology and the Spanish language in rural Costa Rica through the University of South Florida.

Most recently, in 2004 he was awarded a Master’s of Science degree in Space Studies from the prestigious International Space University located in Strasbourg, France.

Mr. Buck enjoys being an estate-planning attorney and probate lawyer at Buck Law Group, P.A. in Spring Hill and Key West, FL 


Shay Buck, A.S., A.A., B.S., Florida Registered Paralegal, and Office Manager

Shay graduated from Pasco-Hernando State College in 2009 with her Associate's Degree in Paralegal Studies. In addition, she earned her Associate in Arts Degree and her Bachelor's Degree in Supervision and Management from the College of the Florida Keys in June 2020. Shay also recently qualified for the Florida Bar's Florida Registered Paralegal program and is now an active member. This distinction must be met with both education and experience requirements as deemed by The Florida Bar. She joined the firm in 2009 and is a commissioned Notary Public. 


Melissa Yidi, A.S., Paralegal 

Melissa has a ten-year plus background in the areas of probate and estate planning and has an Associates Degree in Legal Assisting from Pasco-Hernando State College. She joined the firm in June of 2019 and is a commissioned Notary Public. 


Tiffany Mixon, Legal Secretary

​Tiffany joined the firm in February of 2020 and is enjoying her time gaining experience in the legal field. In April 2021 she was promoted to legal secretary. Tiffany is also a commissioned Notary Public and licensed Cosmetologist.


Grace-Carol Rhodes, Client Relations

Everyone, meet Grace. She's a transplant from Boston, but she's lived in Florida long enough now to earn a “howdy,” we promise. She graduated from USF (Go Bulls!) with a degree in English Literary Studies. She was planning to go to law school, but she's glad she didn’t because she would have been stressing over Bar prep when the world ended, which may have been too much to handle. Now, she's aiming for paralegal and trying desperately to convince her husband they need a dog when they move into their tiny home. With that said, if you see him around anywhere, feel free to mention how great a pug would look in a tiny home.

Beauregard, Chief Canine Resident

​Beauregard is a staple at our law firm. Our favorite canine resident is a friendly addition to our practice. You may catch a glimpse of him when you visit.