Dana is the Chair of the Injunction and Insurance Groups, as well as a member of the Litigation group. She primarily focuses her practice on representing commercial and business clients in complex contract challenges and business disputes, as well as representing clients in urgent matters requiring injunctive relief. Dana has particular experience in counseling on shareholder and corporate rights, as well as litigating business divorces. In her capacity as Chair of the Insurance Group, she regularly counsels clients on coverage issues and disputes. In addition, Dana is a member of the Eminent Domain Practice, and in that capacity she counsels condemnors and condemnees in various eminent domain matters.
What does Dana do for Clients?
Dana’s view of any dispute, whether purely business or involving family matters, is practical. Dana counsels clients on every aspect of a case and advises how to approach a situation so that the client gets the best possible result for them, whether that means heading to court or facilitating an out of court resolution. Much of Dana’s practice includes pre-litigation and/or pre-deal strategy, so that the matter can be set up for ultimate success and handled in the most efficient, cost effective manner possible. While she appreciates that not every client desires to litigate, Dana is at heart a trial lawyer, and is not afraid handle a matter before a court, mediator, or arbitrator.
How does Dana spend her free time?
In her free time, Dana enjoys spending time with her husband, young daughter, and dog. When she gets a few moments of alone time, she enjoys curling up with a good book or donating her time to Girls on the Run and the Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network. Dana and her husband are also avid travelers, and are always looking forward to their next trip.
Represented public utility corporation in eminent domain matters and provided litigation counseling on $3 billion pipeline infrastructure project
Represented landowners in various condemnation and compensation proceedings against PennDOT
Represented clients in federal, state, and appellate courts regarding disputes as to entity ownership and control in corporations, partnerships, and limited liability companies
Represented large financial institution in several cases arising out of the same set of facts relevant to an approximate $3 million collection effort
Represented nationally recognized store in landlord/tenant matters before the American Arbitration Association
Represented nationally known real estate development and management company in complex tax assessment appeal litigation regarding issues of constitutionality of tax assessment appeals
Duquesne University, B.A., Political Science, 2005, summa cum laude
The Dickinson School of Law of The Pennsylvania State University, J.D., 2008, magna cum laude, Woolsack Honor Society, Paul Stevens Award, Penn State Law Review, Articles Editor
The Best Lawyers in America®, 2019-present
Pennsylvania Rising Stars®, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022
Lawyers on the Fast Track, The Legal Intelligencer, 2018
Select Lawyers, 2014, 2015, 2016
YWCA Tribute to Women of Excellence Award, 2015
Pennsylvania Bar Association
Dauphin County Bar Association, Court Relations Committee
Pennsylvania Bar Association High School Mock Trial Competition, District Coordinator South Central Pennsylvania Region; Regional Coordinator South Central Pennsylvania
United Way of the Capital Region’s Women’s Leadership Network, Advisory Council Member
Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Man & Woman of the Year Executive Leadership Team
American Cancer Society: Committee, Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of Harrisburg; Chair-Sponsorship subcommittee; Steering Committee, Central Pennsylvania Region Daffodil Days Campaign; 2013 Campaign Chairperson, 2012 Sponsorship Campaign Co-Chair
Girls on the Run Capital Region, 5K Committee Member; Board Member/Executive Committee
Leadership Harrisburg Area, Community Leadership Series
Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network, Board of Directors (2020- Present); Executive Committee (2022)
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
U.S. District Court – Western District of Pennsylvania
U.S. District Court – Middle District of Pennsylvania
U.S. District Court – Eastern District of Pennsylvania
March 24, 2016 - Litigation News
In this issue: Part II: I Have a Judgment, Now What?: Collecting and Enforcing a Money Judgment Through a Sheriff’s Sale I Pennsylvania Superior Court Awards Custody to Grandparents Despite Mother’s Object
July 4, 2013 - Litigation News - Summer 2013
In this issue: Can Bankruptcy Be A Tool To Combat Eminent Domain? Probably Not l Finding the Facts Before the Lawsuit Begins: Pre-Complaint Discovery in Pennsylvania
April 9, 2013 - Litigation News - Spring 2013
In this issue: I Have a Judgment, Now What?: Collecting and Enforcing a Money Judgment Through the Garnishment Process l Responsibilities to Preserve Data for Litigation