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Theresa Daniels

Probate Attorney at Fort Myers, FL

4.4   13 reviews

Licensed for 12 years

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About Theresa

Learn Theresa’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Adoption
    25%
    Step-parent and relative adoptions.

  2. Probate
    25%
    Compassionate representation during an emotionally difficult time. We handle formal and summary administrations for both Florida and out-of-state residents.

  3. Social Security & Disability
    25%
    Social Security and SSI Disability claims from the initial application on up.

  4. Uncontested divorce
    25%
    Get divorced without going to court. If you and your spouse agree, divorce can be hassle-free. Also uncontested custody matters.

A Lee County, Florida native, Theresa Daniels received her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from Hodges University (formerly International College) in Fort Myers. She later graduated with honors from Barry University School of Law in Orlando. While in law school, she was a Senior Editor for the Barry Law Review, Executive Board Member of the Barry Association of Women Lawyers, Member of the Student Trial Advocacy Team, and Certified Legal Intern representing juvenile defendants through the school’s Children and Families Clinical program.

 

Prior to attending law school, Theresa was the President, Founder and Non-Attorney Claimant Representative of Disability Advocates, Inc., in Fort Myers, Florida. Prior to forming Daniels Law, P.A., Theresa was an Associate Attorney at Kelley Kronenberg law firm, where she handled Workers’ Compensation defense cases and Social Security disability claims. Theresa joined the personal injury firm of Goldstein, Buckley, Cechman, Rice & Purtz in October 2012.  She returned to solo practice at Daniels Law, PA in July 2015.

 

Theresa is admitted to practice in Florida State courts and is admitted to the U.S. District Court-Middle District of Florida. She previously served as Member-at-Large on the Board of Directors of Lee County Legal Aid Society; Membership Committee co-chair of the Lee County Bar Association; and President of the Lee County Association for Women Lawyers.  

 

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Licensed for 12 years
State FL
Status Member in Good Standing
Acquired 2010
Updated 11/23/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Daniels Law, P.A.

Reviews

4.4 / 5.0
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Posted by Leah | October 30, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Simply the BEST!!
Theresa is the best, most fair attorney I have ever met. She is honest, trust worthy, and has went to bat for my kids and I throughout the whole process. In a system that is tough to navigate and will let you down, Ms. Daniels will stay by your side. My loves and I are so blessed to have her on our side. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts Theresa.
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Posted by anonymous | April 22, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The most knowledgeable attorney I've ever spoke with!
Theresa Daniels is the most knowledgeable attorney I have ever spoke with. I came to her during a tough time in my life and with hard questions. She is confident, knowledgeable and genuinely cares. She was up to date on the most current laws and was able to guide me while having empathy and understanding with what I was going through. I cannot say enough about her. Finding her was a gift. She is a great person to have in your corner. I strongly recommend her!
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Posted by Mary Ann | November 28, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Very Helpful
I hired Mrs. Daniels for my uncontested divorce. She was very helpful in getting me the best outcome I could expect. She clearly explained everything and helped me understand the process. I will hire her for any other legal matters needed.
Posted by anonymous | November 20, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
She stands up for her clients
I used Theresa several years ago in a family law matter. She really stood up for me, and kept the other side from bullying me. Having her as my attorney made all the difference in the outcome of my case. I consulted with her again recently about modifying my case, and again she went above and beyond. She is truly an amazing person AND an amazing attorney.
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Posted by anonymous | September 17, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Tough Cookie
I consider Theresa to be both an intellectual and Intuitive Attorney. She protected my disabled son and myself during a traumatic Divorce and made sure we were able to go on in Peace and Harmony.
Posted by Jennifer | March 19, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best attorney I've used!
Theresa Daniel's was a God send for me and my family. She is experienced and knowledgeable in family law as well as honest and fair. I had the misfortune of using inexperienced attorneys before finding Theresa that only set my case back and ripped me off. Mine was not the easiest case as the opposing side was using every trick and manipulation they could think up. Theresa had no trouble staying on top by simply presenting a good case and knowing the law. Theresa Daniel's and her team were wonderful to work with.
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Posted by Heather | May 10, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent
I started out trying to file for disability on my own. I was denied twice, despite having multiple major medical conditions. I hired Theresa to take my case to hearing level, and I am very happy that I did. Not only was the Daniels Law team very professional, but they made me feel like a person, not just another client. They were instrumental in getting my disability case approved. Theresa and her staff were very thorough. They explained the appeal/hearing process to me so that I understood the time line, the process, and what to expect. They sent me letters to let me know they were monitoring my case. Theresa's office contacted me prior to my hearing multiple times to make sure they had all of my most recent medical records. Theresa herself met with me again prior to my hearing to go over what would happen during the hearing, and this made me feel more comfortable, and less anxious about the upcoming hearing. She is a highly skilled attorney and did a terrific job during the hearing. I would highly recommend her to anyone seeking representation for a disability case.
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Posted by Teri | November 23, 2011
personal review
Although I have not needed Theresa for legal advice, I would just like to be put on record in saying that I have know her for 30+ years and she has a sterling reputation in being a true friend. A more trustworthy one I have not found.
Posted by anonymous | November 21, 2011
Review
Dependable, helped me out a lot.
Posted by Heather | November 21, 2011
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Theresa handled my legal needs in a professional, timely manor. I would recommend her too others and will use her again myself.
Posted by Sandra | November 19, 2011
Recommendation
I meet with Mrs. Daniels regarding estate and disability questions. I found Mrs. Daniels to be knowledgeable and very helpful. The consultations was free and her fees are very reasonable.
Posted by Brenda | March 9, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very disapointed
When I met and hired her to represent me to get SS she seemed great, next thing I know everything goes through her daughter Caitlin, she returns my calls and does all paperwork involved . Then nothing for months so finally I contacted Teresa Daniel's to see what's going on and was told her daughter didn't file my apeal. I met with Mrs. Daniel's to sign some forms then months go by and I don't hear nothing so after a few phone calls out of the blue she answered. Said she gave my name to another lawyer that she no longer does SS cases. She could have wrote me a letter or called me. This was a year and a half later. I was so upset, and the lawyer that she said had my bad, has yet to return any of my voicemail messages so now I'm representing myself. She had better not try to get one cent when I win my case!
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Response from Theresa Daniels March 12, 2018
I sincerely regret the experience this client had with this office. I strive to deliver oustanding personal service and, unfortunately, that did not happen in this case. Corrective actions have been taken to address this issue. Thank you for the invaluable feedback.
Posted by anonymous | June 3, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Its the worst lawyer I ever met . She should be disbared by Fliorida Bar and not allowed to practice anywhere in the United Stat
Hired Ms.Daniels in the SS disability SSI case during the critical situation in my lufe.She promised to help.As soon as I signed the payment agreement Ms.Daniels didnt return my calls ir emails for more then 2 weeks.Meanwile my case is in review its a crucial time for me I am severe disabled person Only after I called her office and left a message telling her tjat thats not what I expect from my lawyer she called in 2 days and said she was sorry.I let it go first time and told her that its crusial for me to know the status of my case she said shevwill call SS.Then she sent me a short message that she couldnt reavh anybody.After 5 days long holiday I tried to call her offoce 15 times all the phones wete disconnected. I wad panicing wrote an emal asking why tje office phones are not working and she is supposed to let het clients know she tespinded to me that O am hostile and she alredy withdtew her from my reptesentation and mailed the letter of dismissal to the SS not warning me that I n eed to llok for a new lawyer.I called I wrote an email begging her not to do that.Ms Daniels doesnt care .How can she represent peoe with disabilities if she diesnt have any compasiion or professionalism to hold her reputation.She only cares abour moner $6.000 that she could be awarded by SS.She violated conditions of a lawyer client representation ny ignoring my calls and emails, she lied about what she informed me.She is not trustworthy and should be fined and disbarred by the Florida Lae assodiation.Florida does not need the lawyer who breakes the agreements and violates the law as she pleases.
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Response from Theresa Daniels March 12, 2018
The rules of professional ethics regarding client confidentiality prevent me from addressing this feedback completely. I regret the client's perception of the events led to her dissatisfaction. I strive to deliver excellent personal service.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Principal
  • Daniels Law, P.A.
  • 2015 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Goldstein, Buckley, Cechman, Rice & Purtz
  • 2012 - 2015
  • Attorney /Owner
  • Daniels Law, P.A.
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Associate Attorney
  • Kelley Kronenberg Gilmartin Fichtel & Wander, PA
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Owner/President - Non-Attorney Representative
  • Disability Advocates, Inc.
  • 2003 - 2007
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Education

  • Barry University School of Law
  • J.D.
  • 2010
  • Hodges University
  • BS
  • 2006

Legal Cases

  • BWP v. ALH, 155 So.3d 1229 (Fla. 2d DCA 2015)
  • Won on issue of Paternity based on Florida's sperm donor statute, 742.14

Associations

  • Lee County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Lee County Association for Women Lawyers
  • Mentorship Director
  • 2015 - 2016
  • Lee County Bar Association
  • Membership Committee Co-Chair
  • 2015 - 2016
  • NADR - Nat'l Assoc. Disability Representatives
  • Member
  • 2015 - 2017
  • Lee County Association for Women Lawyers
  • President
  • 2014 - 2015
  • Florida Justice Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - 2015
  • Lee County Bar Association
  • Co-Chair Social Committee
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Calusa Inn of Court
  • Member
  • 2013 - 2016
  • Lee County Association for Women Lawyers
  • President Elect
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Lee County Legal Aid Society
  • Board Member - Member at Large
  • 2013 - 2015
  • National Organization for Social Security Disability Representatives
  • Member
  • 2013 - 2016
  • Lee County Association for Women Lawyers
  • Special Events Coordinator
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Lee County Association for Women Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2009 - 2019
  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2008 - 2011
  • National Association of Disability Representatives
  • Member
  • 2002 - 2008
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Cum Laude
  • Barry University School of Law
  • 2007
  • Dean's List
  • Hodges University
  • 2006

Speaking Engagements

  • Guest Speaker
  • The Social Security Disability Application Process With a Focus on Mental Illness
  • 2015

Attorney endorsements

Received (16)
Given (19)
Divorce and separation Attorney | Feb 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. She is a wonderful asset to the legal community as well as her clients."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Theresa is knowledgeable, professional, and committed to helping her clients."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Dec 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have had the privilege of working with Theresa on several boards and I have witnessed firsthand her passion for helping not only her clients but also other lawyers in the legal community. She possesses one the greatest qualities of all and that is knowing and being willing to take things off her plate to better serve her clients. She is a brilliant practitioner and even a better person. I endorse this lawyer."
Child custody Attorney | Oct 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Theresa advocates for her clients to get the best result possible for the benefit of her clients and their children"
Divorce and separation Attorney | Oct 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Theresa for several years. She is conscientious, professional and always keeps in mind her clients best interest. She is also very active in the community."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Aug 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I first met Theresa in a case where we represented opposing parties. I found her to be straightforward and easy to work with. She advocated for her client's position without compromising her ethics. Since then, I have worked with her in various organizations and appreciate her willingness to chip in and get the job done, as well as her ever-present smile. I'd recommend Theresa to any person seeking a hard-working and genuine attorney in the area of Family Law or Social Security/Disability."
Family Attorney | Aug 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. She is well prepared, articulate and gets good results!"
Divorce and separation Attorney | Aug 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Ms. Daniels for a number of years as a dedicated and professional attorney. She is knowledgeable of the law and works towards amicable resolutions for her clients when possible."
Family Attorney | Jul 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jul 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
General practice Attorney | Jul 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I went to Law School with Ms. Daniels. She is very intelligent and will get great results for her clients."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Social Security & Disability Attorney | Apr 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Daniels is very knowledgeable and her reputation precedes her."
Social Security & Disability Attorney | Sep 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have had the privilege to know Ms. Daniels for several years now. She is an excellent advocate for her clients and very knowledgeable, especially in the area of disability law. I would recommend her without hesitation. (and often do)"
Unknown Attorney | Aug 30
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Social Security & Disability Attorney | Nov 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mrs. Daniels is a highly dependable and dedicated lawyer who provides her clients professional and personalized service. I highly recommend her services."
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Fort Myers Probate Lawyer Theresa Daniels
Theresa Daniels
Probate Attorney
Fort Myers, FL
Licensed for 12 years
Free Consultation
Virtual consultation available