Mrs. Macdonald earned her J.D. from Stetson University College of Law (Cum Laude) in 2001, and her B.S. from Florida State University in 1998. While at Stetson University College of Law, she was a Senior Associate Member of the nationally recognized Stetson Law Review and a member of the internationally acclaimed Phi Delta Phi legal honorary fraternity. Mrs. Macdonald interned for the Honorable Thomas G. Wilson, United States Magistrate Judge, Tampa Division. Mrs. Macdonald has also written numerous case digests which have been published in the Recent Developments section of the Stetson Law Review 2001 and 2002.
Dana Panza Macdonald began her career in 2001 at the Broward County Public Defender’s Office. After developing her litigation skills with the Broward County Public Defender’s Office, she joined the law firm of Panza, Maurer & Maynard as an Associate.
Mrs. Macdonald is admitted to the Florida Bar, New York State Bar, and the United States District Court for the Northern, Middle and Southern Districts of Florida. She is a member of the Administrative Law and Labor and Employment Law Sections of The Florida Bar, and a member of the Broward County Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the Broward County Women’s Lawyer Association, the Italian American Bar Association, the National Association of College and University Attorneys, Florida State University Boosters, Broward County Seminole Club, Gilda’s Club, and the Broward County Tri Delta Alumni Association. Mrs. Macdonald was appointed by the Broward County Board of County Commissioners to serve on the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board.
Mrs. Macdonald lives in Broward County, is married to Patrick Macdonald, has two children and is active in the Community.