(PRWEB) December 31, 2013
Dana Harris is the newest additional to the Umansky Law Firm, where she will be handling Personal Injury cases on behalf of the clients of the firm. Dana Harris has an extensive work history, working within her own law firm in addition to The State of Florida. Ms. Harris has handled over 1,000 criminal cases, so is aware of the justice system and many of the courts and judges within them.
Ms. Harris graduated cum laude from the University of Florida in. She majored in English with a focus on expository and argumentative writing. Ms. Harris was also a member of the Delta Delta Delta sorority. Ms. Harris gradated law school cum laude from Stetson University College of Law in St. Petersburg, Florida. While in law school, she was a Board member with Moot Court and was given Distinguished Honors for her work with this organization.
Ms. Harris was admitted to the Florida Bar in 2005 and is approved to practice in all Florida courts.
During the period while she was serving the Office of the Criminal Conflict and Civil Regional Counsel for the Fifth District Court of Appeals, Ms. Harris was also running her own firm. She was serving clients that privately retained her services for criminal cases in Central Florida, as well as, handling marketing, bookkeeping, and other administrative duties that come with running your own small business.
Ms. Harris started her legal career as an Assistant State Attorney at the Seminole County State Attorney’s Office in the Eighteenth Judicial Circuit. During her time as a prosecutor, Ms. Harris practiced in both County and Circuit Courts in Seminole County. She prosecuted over thirty jury trials. Also, Ms. Harris balanced a demanding trial docket, conducted discovery, appeared in various court proceedings, and filed appeals when appropriate on behalf of the State of Florida.
While practicing criminal law as a prosecutor and then as a criminal defense attorney, Ms. Harris refined the skills necessary to constructively conduct the examinations of witnesses during the pretrial and trial stages of litigation in cases involving death, firearms, ballistics, medical records, accident reports, blood and DNA analysis, chemical testing of blood, breath, urine, and fingerprints, issues with the chain of custody in preserving evidence, eyewitness statements, business record keeping, and various forensic testing techniques used by law enforcement in criminal investigations.
Ms. Harris also has experience in civil litigation. She served in-house legal counsel for the Sydgan Corporation. During her time in this position, she handled various legal matters involving land use planning, construction, commercial and residential developments, and real estate. While with the Sydgan Corporation, Ms. Harris was the only in-house counsel that the Corporation employed.
Dana Harris Today
Outside of the office, Ms. Harris is a member of the Orange County Bar Association.
Her experience working for the state and building her own firm gives her the drive and ability to contribute substantially to The Umansky Law Firm in the form of legal knowledge and astute navigation of the justice system.
About the Umansky Law Firm
The legal team at the Umansky Law Firm consists of former prosecutors. The team's professionals have tried hundreds of matters in Florida courtrooms. Because they have been on "the other side," the lawyers can provide diligent and honest case evaluation for each and every client.