Dana Laganella Gerling has been nominated again in 2018 as a Super Lawyer; this is the eighth year she has been on the Florida Super Lawyers Magazine list. Only 2.5 % of lawyers in Florida receive such designation. She has also been voted as Legal Elite for a sixth year in Florida Trend Magazine. Affordable Attorney, Gerling Law Group has won People’s Choice Award from the Bradenton Herald for Favorite Attorney for seven years. Dana is a dedicated community leader who primarily practices in areas of law that include: Estate Planning, Probate, Trust Administration and Elder Law.
Dana is originally from a suburb of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She attended law school at Quinnipiac University School of Law in Hamden, Connecticut and graduated Cum Laude. She was awarded the Best Advocate of the Northeast Region and was voted Best Attorney in East Manatee County by Living Out East Magazine. It is Dana’s commitment to providing quality, affordable legal services that has won her respect and acclaim from both her peers and her clients. She truly enjoys her work. Her passion for helping people in her community is evident in her dedication to providing education on important topics, including Wills, Trusts, Durable Power of Attorney’s and Health Care Surrogates. Further, as a founding partner of Affordable Attorney, Gerling Law Group Chartered, Dana’s commitment to protecting the interests of her clients has become the focus of this client centered firm.
She is currently President of the Manatee County Florida Association of Women Lawyers for her third term and has also served on the Board of Directors with the Sarasota County Florida Association of Women Lawyers. Dana is a member of both the Manatee County and Sarasota County Bar Associations. She formerly served on the Board of the Sarasota County Humane Society, Manatee County Animal Control Advisory Board, and the advisory Board of the Pinellas Animal Foundation.
She earned her undergraduate degree in Business Finance from Bloomsburg University in Pennsylvania, graduating with honors. Dana is a mother of two little girls as well as being an animal lover, providing a loving home for two dogs and two bunnies of her own. She is a strong supporter of all animal related organizations in the community.
|FL||Member in Good Standing||2001||09/12/2019|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Super Lawyers||Super Laywers Magazine||2018|
|Florida Legal Trend Magazine||Legal Elite||2018|
|AV Preeminent Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2018|
|People's Choice||Bradenton Herald||2017|
|Best Attorney in East Manatee County||Living Out East Magazine||2009|
|Best Up And Coming Attorney||Florida Legal Trend Magazine||2008|
|Best Attorney in East Manatee County||Living Out East Magazine||2007|
|Managing Partner||Affordable Attorney, Gerling Law Group||2003 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|American Inn of Court - Manatee County||Membership Chair||2015 - Present|
|Manatee County Florida Association of Women Lawyers||Member||2007 - Present|
|Manatee County Bar Association, Probate, Trust, Estate Planning and Tax Section||Member||2002 - Present|
|Manatee County Florida Association of Women Lawyers||President||2018 - 2019|
|American Inn of Court - Manatee County||Hospitality Chair||2014 - 2015|
|Kaiser College||Advisory Board for Paralegals||2010 - 2013|
|Manatee County Animal Advisory Board||Board Member||2008 - 2009|
|Manatee County Florida Association of Women Lawyers||President||2005 - 2007|
|Florida Association for Women Lawyers (Sarasota chapter)||Board of Directors||2003 - 2005|
|Florida Association for Women Lawyers (Sarasota chapter)||Member||2003 - 2008|
|Sarasota County Humane Society||Board Member||2002 - 2003|
|Quinnipiac University School of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2001|
|Free Educational Seminars||Probate Avoidance, Estate Planning||2015|
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