My family and I moved to the Daytona Beach area when I was three years old. I have spent the rest of my life living and loving this area. I am a proud alumn of Tomoka Elementary, Ormond Beach Middle School and Seabreeze High School. While attending Seabreeze High School I excelled in the classroom and athletics. I was also chosen to enter the schools prestigious Wall of Fame as graduation. I was able to balance my academics just as well and received an academic scholarship to attend Florida State University.
While attending Florida State University I was recognized for my academic achievement and was on the Dean’s list. I was able to balance the academics rigors while maintaining a job, completing four separate internships and working at the campus radio station and television station. I applied and was able to enter in the highly sought after school of Communictations and graduated with a degree in Mass Media Studies in 2003.
I have always believed in the idea of fairness and equality for all people. Those ideals are what lead me to attend Florida Coastal School of Law, where I received an academic scholarship. I was also recognized for academic achievement and was on the Dean’s List. After achieving proficiency in the area of Family Law, I was awarded with a Certificate in the Family Law Program.
While attending law school I was chosen for an internship at the State Attorney’s Office in Daytona Beach. I graduated law school in the Spring of 2010, passed the Florida Bar Exam on the first time and then was hired as an Assistant State Attorney less than a week later.
As an Assistant State Attorney I handled cases in Juvenile Court, Misdemeanor Court and Felony Court. I have made decisions on thousands of cases including those punishable by life. Many of the cases I handled were complex, including but not limited to attempted murder, white collar/fraud, sexual battery, vehicular homicide, human trafficking, and DUI with serious bodily harm. I took my job very seriously and had to make tough decisions that would not just affect the lives those I was prosecuting, but also the victim, witnesses and all of their families. No case was the same as others as no individuals are all the same. You have to have a critical mind and be able to decipher what is just and right for all those involved.
After handling thousands of cases, learning the law and having an extensive amount of trials and hearings, I decided it was time to practice in an area of law that I concentrated on in law school: Family Law. I worked for a large Florida wide family law firm. While working for that firm, all I did was handle family law cases. Being able to concentrate and focus all of my attention on one area of law, I was able to develop an expertise in the field. An expert and someone with vast experience is who you need to guide you and your family through such difficult times.
My experience has not only made me a better lawyer, but also clarified my personal and professional calling, to be a hometown attorney helping individuals and families with the legal issues that you may encounter over a lifetime. My background uniquely qualifies me to handle any circumstance or case that you might have. You can be rest assured that no case is too big or too small for me to handle. It is my responsibility to guide you through this process in the least difficult manner possible. Through my vast experience, I have learned when it’s time to be aggressive and when it’s not. When it’s time to take advantage of our position and when it’s time not too.
It may be business, but to me it’s personal.
The decisions you make in divorce and family law proceedings can affect you the rest of your life.
We’re a full service law firm with a focus on divorce, family law, DUI’s and Criminal Law throughout the Daytona Beach area including Ormond Beach, DeLand, Deltona, Flagler County, Palm Coast and the rest of Central Florida.
|FL||Member in Good Standing||2010||03/01/2021|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2019|
|AV Preeminent Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2019|
|10 Best||American Institute of Family Law Attorneys||2018|
|Top 10 Attorney||Attorney and Practice Magazine||2018|
|Rated Attorney||Lead Counsel||2018|
|Managing Attorney||Frankel Law Firm PLLC||2018 - Present|
|Judge - Teen Court Program||Seventh Judical Curcuit||2015 - 2017|
|Associate||Kenny Leigh & Associates||2015 - 2018|
|Assistant State Attorney||State Attorneys Office, Seventh Judicial Circuit||2010 - 2015|
|Intern||State Attorney, 7th Judicial Circuit||2009 - 2010|
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|Dunn-Blount American Inn of Court||Member||N/A|
|Daytona Beach Quarterback Club||Member||N/A|
|Daytona Beach West Rotary Club||Member||N/A|
|Volusia County Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Florida Coastal School of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2010|
|Florida State University||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2003|
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