Dana is a partner in Thomas & LoCicero’s Fort Lauderdale office. She practices at the trial and appellate levels, handling a wide range of matters involving media and communications law, including defending libel and invasion of privacy suites pursuing access to judicial proceedings and public records, resisting subpoenas for verbiage and reporter's testimony and conducing pre-publication review of television broadcasts and news articles.
Fighting on behalf of clients regarding First Amendment rights is very fulfilling for me. My passion for the Constitution and all it ensures for a free society is one reason I wanted to become a lawyer.
Dana also regularly litigates intellectual property matters including defending misappropriations claims, trademark and copyright infringement actions, as well as, general commercial litigation, appellate and trial support.
Dana has served as chair of the American Bar Association's Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section's (TIPS) Media, Privacy and Defamation Law Committee, the Florida Bar’s Media and Communications Law Committee, and the Florida Bar’s Media Law Conference and Reporter’s Workshop. Dana is a member of the Media Law Resource Center’s Insurance Committee, and previously served on the Board of Trustees of Florida's First Amendment Foundation.
A former editor of the Independent Florida Alligator at the University of Florida, Dana worked as a staff writer for the Florida Times Union and Gainesville Sun before attending law school. She also has been chosen for induction into the Independent Florida Alligator Hall of Fame.