Dana focuses her practice on corrections and law enforcement defense, government liability defense, including defense of 42 U.S.C. Section 1983 and Bivens claims, and state law tort  claims. She works with attorneys throughout the firm to counsel and defend law enforcement agencies, corrections departments, government agencies, and other public and private entities in Arizona and across the nation.

Prior to joining the firm, Dana was an associate in a Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania law firm where she practiced insurance defense and transportation law. Dana also served as a law clerk to the Honorable Judge Mark D. Stevens of the Crawford County Court of Common Pleas.

Presentations and Publications:

  • Dana co-authored “Managing the Risk of Unmanned Air Vehicles”, which was featured as a cover story in the January, 2018 issue of Public Risk, a monthly magazine published by the Public Risk Management Association. The article explores the constitutional implications of unmanned air vehicles, or “drones”, under the Fourth Amendment’s protections against unreasonable searches and seizure, and analyzes the current legal landscape and enacted state legislation regarding government-owned drones, and the potential liabilities and risk associated with their ownership and use in light of future technological advances.

Personal:

Dana enjoys hiking, checking out the local food scene, all things Pittsburgh sports, and spending time with her dog, Lewie.

Recognition/Awards:

  • CALI Excellence for the Future Award – Family Law
  • CALI Excellence for the Future Award – Advanced Legal Research and Writing: Writing in Law Practice