“What is most rewarding about being a trial attorney? The tremendous sense of accomplishment when my client garners justice.”

Mr. D’Anna has been practicing law since 1982. As a Partner, he delivers the highest quality of legal services to our valued clients, remains responsive to their needs, works collaboratively for a positive end result, and mentors our younger attorneys.

Over the past thirty-plus years, Mr. D’Anna has developed an eclectic practice in which he represents clients in both Federal and State Courts. His broad-based experience includes serving as general counsel in community associations and businesses organizations. His representation covers general civil litigation, business and commercial litigation, foreclosure litigation, contract disputes, non-compete enforcement cases, family law matters (including drafting of premarital and post-marital agreements, dissolution of marriages, post-divorce modification proceedings, grandparent adoptions, domestic violence, and repeat violence injunction cases), and appeals.

“My ability to endure the rigors of the unpredictability of civil trial practice is directly related to my assignment as a young prosecutor to the special victims unit. I handled numerous cases involving victims of crimes of violence, many of whom were young children. I became acutely aware of the emotional impact that the litigation process has on its participants, which shaped my promise to provide not just legal, but emotional counsel. To this day I remain committed to the adage that “in every cloud there exists a silver lining.”

Mr. D’Anna considers his greatest and most memorable professional accomplishment to be assisting a young girl who was sexually abused. His client became embattled in an epic legal fight and he will never forget the look of validation and tears of joy and relief in her eyes when a favorable jury verdict was announced in open court.

EDUCATION
University of Miami, School of Law, J.D., 1982
• Dean’s List
Adelphi University, BA, Psychology, 1972
• Honors
National Association of Trial Lawyers Certificate in Trial Advocacy, 1990

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS
The Florida Bar, 1982
United States Supreme Court
United States District Court: Southern, Middle and Northern Districts of Florida
United States 11th Circuit Court of Appeals
South County Bar Association, Real Estate and Community Association Section, member
Palm Beach County Bar Association
Broward County Bar Association
Florida Bar Grievance Committee, vice chairman (former)
National District Attorney’s Association, member (former)

HONORS, AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS
AV Rating
National Published Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers

PUBLICATIONS
As a component of his trial practice, Mr. D’Anna has represented clients in appellate cases which have resulted in the following published appellate decisions:

Todorovich v. Wolfner, 555 So.2d 372 (Fla. 3d DCA 1989)
Harris v. Caribank, 536 So.2d 394 (Fla. 4th DCA 1989)
City of Fort Lauderdale v. Mattlin, 566 So.2d 1330 (Fla. 4th DCA 1990)
Lipworth v. Kawasaki Motors., U.S.A.(II), 592 So.2d 1151 (Fla. 4th DCA 1992)
Andrews v. Ocean Reef Club, Inc., 1993-1 Trade Cases P70, 155 (Fla. Cir. Ct. 1993)
Sykes v. St. Andrews School, 619 So.2d 467 (Fla. 4th DCA 1993)
Sellitto v .Stone, 701 So.2d 913 (Fla. 4th DCA 1997)
Walpert, Smullian & Blumenthal v. Katz, 762 A.2d 582 (Md. 2000)
Dyer v. Beverly & Title, P.A., 777 So.2d 1055 (Fla. 4th DCA 2001)
Woods v. Woods, 643 So.2d 20 (Fla. 4th DCA 1994)
Dyer v. Dyer, 658 So.2d 148 (Fla. 4th DCA 1995)
Felman v. Felman, 771 So.2d 618 (Fla. 4th DCA 2000)
Carver v. Carver, 844 So.2d 843 (Fla. 4th DCA 2003)
Garcia v. Stewart, 906 So2d. 1117(Fla. 4th DCA 2006)
Matos v. Matos, 932 So.2d 316 (Fla. 4th DCA 2006)
Udel v. Udel, 950 So.2d 528 (Fla. 4th DCA 2007)
Schleger v. Stebelsky, 957 So.2d 71 (Fla 4th DCA 2007)
Brown v. Ashdon, Inc, 268 Fed. Appx. 837 (11th Cir 2008)
Frost v. Regions, 15 So.2d 905 (Fla. 4th DCA 2009)
Willow Wood Mid-Rise v. Vanco Construction, 72 So.2d 817 (Fla. 4th DCA 2011)
Aberdeen Property Owners Assoc. v. Bristol Lakes, 8 So.2d 1189 (Fla. 4th 2009)
Harris v. Bristol Lakes HOA, 135 So.2d 365 (Fla. 4th DCA 2004)
Rubin v. Addison Reserve, 126 So.2d 1189 (Fla. 4th DCA 2012)
MCG Fin. Servs. V. Technogroup, Inc., 149 So.2d 118 (Fla. 4th DCA 2014)
Finnegan v. Compton, 154 So.2d 370 (Fla. 4th DCA 2014)
LaPaz at BocaPointe II v. Bandy, 523 B.R. 267 (D.C. S.D. Fla. 2014)
Peter Coppola Beauty, LLC. V Casaro Labs, LTD (D.C. S.D. Fla. 2015)

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