Mr. Dana L. Manner
Attorney at Law

Managing Member of Dana L. Manner, P.L.

Dana is a consumer advocate attorney, located in Miami, Florida.

Since 1984, Dana has worked in the field of finance and investments for several Fortune 500 companies, Wall Street investment firms, and has held various management positions. Before entering law school, Dana held the position of Director of Finance for a division of a large NYSE listed company, headquartered in Miami. Dana was also appointed to the Board of Directors of a NASDAQ listed company in 2001, and served as the Audit Committee Chairman.

For more than 25 years, Dana has gained experience with all kinds of complex financial transactions, involving both individuals and large corporations. Immediately upon graduating from the University of Connecticut with a BS in Business Administration, Dana entered the accelerated MBA program at the University of Miami, where he earned his MBA in Finance one year later. Many years after graduating, Dana returned to UM and became an adjunct faculty member in 2002, and is currently a part-time Lecturer teaching Finance to undergraduate students in the School of Business Administration.

Dana has served the local community in Miami as a long-time Member, and Vice-Chairman of the Planning Advisory Board of the City of Miami. Dana served on the board during one of the most spectacular periods of real estate development and economic growth in the city’s history. Miami City Commissioner Joe Sanchez appointed Dana to the PAB in 1999, where he served on the board until he entered law school.

Practice Areas
Chapter 7 Bankruptcy
Chapter 13 Bankruptcy
Consumer Credit Law (Creditor Rights)
Mortgage Foreclosure Defense
Automobile Loan Litigation (Wrongful Repossession, Excessive Interest, Usury)
Truth in Lending Law (TILA)
Fair Debt Collection Practices (FDCPA)

BS – University of Connecticut. Major: Business Admin., 1983.
MBA – University of Miami. Major: Finance, 1984.
JD – St. Thomas University. Honors: Dean’s List & Book Awards, 2007.
Law Clerk – Department of Justice, U.S. Attorney’s Office, Southern District of Florida, Asset Forfeiture Division, 2005.

Bar Admissions
State of Florida, 2009

Legal & Professional Associations
Member – National Association of Consumer Advocates (NACA)
Member – Dade County Bar Association

Academic & Faculty Positions
Lecturer – University of Miami, School of Business Administration, 2002