Brooks Cooper, Dana

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3360 Capital Circle Northeast, Suite B Tallahassee, FL, United States

Dana was born and raised in Pensacola, Florida. She graduated from Florida State University, cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Social Work. She later earned her Masters of Social Work degree from Florida State in 2003. Dana earned her law degree from Florida State, magna cum laude, in December 2007 and is a member of the Order of the Coif. She is a member of the Florida Bar.

Dana has a varied legal background with experience in civil litigation, family law, criminal law and law office administration. For more than 14 years, she worked as a litigation paralegal, specializing in the area of medical malpractice. After obtaining her M.S.W., Dana worked as a mental health counselor. She later became a Supreme Court Certified Family Law Mediator and settled several marital and custody disputes. Her background in the mental health field has strengthened her desire to help at-risk persons and those most in need of an effective legal advocate. She understands what it means to be the underdog against big business and insurance companies.

Education

  • Florida State University College of Law, Tallahassee, Florida, 2007
    • Juris Doctorate with High Honors
  • Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida, 2003
    • Masters of Social Work, Clinical
  • Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida, 2001
    • Bachelors of Science in Social Work, cum laude
  • Tallahassee Community College, Tallahassee, Florida, 1999
    • Associate of Arts
  • Pensacola Junior College, Pensacola, Florida, 1990
    • Associate of Science in Legal Assisting

Litigation percentage

  • 100% Devoted to Litigation

Bar admission

  • Florida, 2008

Published work
Author and Presenter

  • Using Medical Records to Win Your Case, Institute of Paralegal Education, April 2001
  • Special Issues: Advance Directives, Accreditation and Credentialing of Staff, Coding and Billing Procedures, and Interpreting Autopsy Reports, Institute of Paralegal Education, April 2001
  • Document Control and Management in Complex Cases, Clearwater Information Systems, Inc., November 1994

Co-Author and Presenter

  • Legal and Ethical Issues in Social Work, Bush, Brooks & Augspurger for Florida State University, November 2001
  • Analyzing Medical Records for the Florida Paralegal, Institute of Paralegal Education, April 2001
  • Legal and Ethical Issues in Psychology and Social Work, Bush, Brooks & Augspurger for Florida State University, May 2000
  • Florida Civil Litigation Practice for Paralegals, Clearwater Information Systems, Inc., November 1994

Presenter

  • Analyzing Medical Records for the Florida Paralegal, Institute of Paralegal Education, September 1998
  • Florida Civil Litigation Practice for Paralegals, Clearwater Information Systems, Inc., April 1997

Professional associations and memberships

  • The Florida Bar
  • Tallahassee Women Lawyers Association

 

Barrett, Fasig & Brooks
March 30, 2013

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