Education, Licenses & Experience


  • Florida International University, Bachelors of Science (Finance & International Marketing), graduated cum laude
  • Florida State College of Law, Juris Doctor

Admitted to Practice

  • The Florida Bar
  • The Federal Bar (Northern, Middle and Southern District Courts of Florida)


  • Certified Legal Intern, The State Attorney’s Office (Broward County, Florida)
  • Assistant Public Defender (Broward County, Florida)
  • In-house counsel for State Farm Insurance Company (Miami, Florida)
  • Trial Counsel, Daniel L. Hightower, PA (Ocala, Florida)

 Awards & Recognition

  • AV Rated by Martindale Hubbell as Preeminent Attorney
  • 2013 Leadership Ocala Marion County Chamber of Commerce – Class XXVI
  • 2013 Supreme Court of Florida – Pro Bono Award
  • 2012 Leader In the Law Award – Florida Association of Women Lawyer’s
  • 2009 Florida Trends’ Legal Elite in Civil Trial (awarded to less than 2% of Florida attorneys)
  • Misdemeanor Trial Attorney of the Year
  • 2009 National Reining Horse Association – Rookie of the Year
  • Broward County Public Defendender’s Trial Attorney of the Year