Practice Areas: Bankruptcy; Probate, Minor Guardianship, Wills, and Family Mediation

Admitted: 1989, Florida; 1990, U.S. District Court, So. District of Florida

Law School: University of Miami, J.D., 1989

College: Barry University, B.P.S., 1983

Professional Memberships: Dade County Bar Association; The Florida Bar; National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys; National Association of Chapter 13 Trustees; and Association of South Florida Mediators and Arbitrators

Pro Bono Work

Donna gives back to the community by providing pro bono services to local citizens who qualify for the program, through representation of individuals and by volunteering at Small Claims and Bankruptcy Clinics.  Upon request of the Dade County “Put Something Back” Pro Bono Program, the following “success story” was submitted for publication in the Dade County Bar Association monthly publication in July 2009:

“The client came to us through the Pro Bono Program.  He was virtually homeless as he had been staying at a church and living in his car.  He had $8,000.00 in unsecured debts including a judgment from an automobile accident which caused him to lose his driver’s license.  We advised him that by filing bankruptcy, he could get his driver’s license back.  We worked with this gentleman to gather the required documents and information even though it was sometimes difficult to reach him due to changed or disconnected phone numbers, and unavailability due to a hospitalization. Additionally, all debtors must take two credit counseling courses, which in most cases are taken online.  Since the client did not have access to a computer and had limited resources, my assistant helped the client to take these classes on our computer in our office.  

We truly enjoyed working with this client and were happy to accomplish his goals of eliminating his outstanding debts and getting his driver’s license back.”