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Dayanna Lopez, Associate Attorney

Dayanna Lopez

Attorney

Attorney Dayanna Lopez practices in the areas of family law, personal injury, civil litigation and criminal trial law. Ms. Lopez earned a Bachelor’s degree with a double major in English and Political Science in 2004, before pursuing a law degree from the same school. In 2009, she received her Juris Doctorate of Law from the Stetson University College of Law. While in law school, she received the Exemplary Leadership & Dedication Award and the Outstanding Service Award from the Law Student Division of the American Bar Association. Ms. Lopez continues to serve her Alma Mater, by participating every year with the Stetson University Model United States Senate, actively mentoring and encouraging those wishing to pursue a career in law or public service.

Before joining the Politis & Matovina, P.A. legal team, Attorney Lopez interned in Florida’s Office of the State Attorney. She also interned and worked in the criminal division of the Office of the Attorney General, the Seventh Judicial Circuit Court, and most recently, Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida. During her career, she has also contributed to several published books and research projects. Ms. Lopez volunteers her time performing pro-bono legal services for Veteran’s Court in Volusia and Flagler counties along with victims of domestic violence. Ms. Lopez also serves on the Domestic Violence Advisory Committee for the Seventh Judicial Circuit Court.

Attorney Lopez is a member of several professional organizations, including the Florida Bar (2013 - present), Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida (2013 - present), the Volusia County Bar Association (2013 - present), the Flagler County Bar Association (2013 - present), the Putnam County Bar Association (2013 - present), Dunn-Blount American Inns of Court (2014- present), Volusia/Flagler Association for Women Lawyers, the Florida Justice Association (2020 - present) and American Academy for Certified Financial Litigators (2021 - present). She founded the Tax Law Society and participated in the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program. Attorney Lopez is fluent in both English and Spanish.

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  • Experience
    • Politis & Matovina, P.A., Associate Attorney, 2019-Present
    • Community Legal Services Of Mid-Florida, Supervising Attorney, Manager of Public Interest & Family Law (Regional), 2013-2019
    • Seventh Judicial Circuit Court, Foreclosure Case Manager, Honorable Dennis Craig, 2012-2013
    • Seventh Judicial Circuit Court, Court Intern, Honorable Dennis Craig, Honorable Raul Zambrano, Honorable Sharon Atack, May 2011-July 2012
    • Office of the Attorney General, Intern, Assistant Attorney General Pam Kollar & Wesley Heidt, August 2011-September 2012
    • Seventh Judicial Circuit Court, Court Intern, Honorable C. McFerrin Smith, April 2011-May 2011
    • Law Office of Avie Croce, Intern/Law Clerk, Bankruptcy Law Department, August 2010-October 2010
    • Hill Ward Henderson, Law Clerk – Employee Benefits Division, June 2008-August 2008
    • Stetson University College of Law, Research Assistant, Associate Dean Vaughan, January 2007-December 2009
    • Stetson University College of Law, Research Assistant, Professor Michael Seigel, May 2009-August 2009
    • Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (Vita), Certified VITA Tax Preparer, August 2006-December 2009
    • Seventh Judicial Circuit Court, Court intern, Judge C. McFerrin Smith, Judge Foxman, Judge Sanders, January 2004- May 2004
    • Office Of the State Attorney, Seventh Judicial Circuit, Intern, Former State Attorney John Tanner, June 2003-July 2003
  • Education
    • Stetson University, Deland, Florida, 2004
      • B.A. English, Political Science
    • Stetson University College of Law, St. Petersburg, Florida, 2009
      • Juris Doctorate of Law
  • Awards and Recognition
    • 2016 Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida Best Advocate Award
    • Received ABA Law Student Division – Exemplary Leadership & Dedication Award
    • Received ABA Law Student Division – Outstanding Service Award
    • Founded the Tax Law Society & participated in the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program
    • Involved in the Floyd M. Riddick Model US Senate Teen Court Program at Stetson
    • Volunteer & Judge in the Seventh Judicial Circuit Teen Court Program, Flagler County
    • Volunteer Guardian Ad Litem, Daytona Beach, Volusia County
    • Serves both the Veteran’s Court and the Domestic Violence Advisory Committee for the Seventh Judicial Circuit Court
    • Prepared draft materials for a book chapter and articles on effective advocacy, which was published
    • Edited Professor Seigel’s white collar crime textbook, conducted research & sought copyright permission
    • Extensive involvement in research & writing re moot court competitions, oral advocacy and classical theories of persuasion
    • Committed to trial advocacy, clinic programs and community service
  • Professional Memberships
    • Member of Florida Bar, 2013-Present
    • Member of Community Legal Services of Mid Florida, 2013-Present
    • Member of Volusia County Bar Association, 2013-Present
    • Member of Flagler County Bar Association, 2013-Present
    • Member of Putnam County Bar Association, 2013-Present
    • Member of Volusia/Flagler Association for Women Lawyers, 2013-Present
    • Member of Dunn-Blount American Inns of Court, 2014-Present
    • Member of Florida Justice Association, 2020-Present
    • Member of American Academy for Certified Financial Litigators, 2021-Present

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