Danielle Faller, Esquire
Danielle Faller is a Board Certified Elder Law attorney at Hemness Faller Elder Law. She practices in the areas of asset protection planning, Medicaid eligibility planning, estate planning, probate, guardianship, and trust administration. She obtained her Juris Doctorate degree from Stetson University College of Law in May 2013 and graduated cum laude from the University of North Florida in 2010 earning a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in English. Danielle is currently serving as Chair of the Continuing Legal Education Committee and Vice Chair of the Newer Practitioners Committee of the Elder Law Section of the Florida Bar. She is also a member of National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Academy of Florida Elder Law Attorneys, and Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section of the Florida Bar. In 2021, she was named Member of the Year by the Elder Law Section and has been listed as a Rising Star by Florida Super Lawyers Magazine for the past two years.
In 2014, Danielle co-authored a book with Attorney Alan Gassman of Gassman, Crotty, & Denicolo, P.A. entitled “The Florida Legal Guide for Same Sex Couples” which discusses the many changing areas of law in a Post-DOMA America and how lawyers and advisors should counsel their same sex couple clients. When she is not advocating for the elderly, she enjoys spending her time volunteering for a local dog rescue and has even had a television appearance encouraging individuals to plan for their pets in their estate planning documents.
Danielle is a native Floridian and was born in Eustis, Florida. She now lives in Brandon, Florida with her husband, Douglas, and their three dogs, Oakley, Harvey Dent, and Lady Bear. In her free time, she enjoys boating, fishing, reading, and rescuing dogs.
Certifications and Accreditations
2018 Accredited by the Veterans Administration
2020 Board Certification in Elder Law
2020-2021 Member of the Year from the Elder Law Section of the Florida Bar
Offices and Committees
2018-Present Chair of the Elder Law Section’s Continuing Legal Education Committee
2021-Present Vice Chair of the Elder Law Section’s Newer Practitioners Committeee
2017-Present Committee Member – Elder Law Section’s Medicaid/Government Benefits Committee
2017-Present Committee Member – Elder Law Section’s Estate Planning and Advanced Directives Committee
2019-2022 President of Judge Thomas E. Penick, Jr. American Inn of Court
In 2014, Danielle co-authored a book with Attorney Alan Gassman of Gassman Law Associates entitled “The Florida Legal Guide for Same Sex Couples” which discusses the many changing areas of law in a Post-DOMA America and how lawyers and advisors should be counseling their same sex couple clients.
Lectures and Speaking Engagements
“Being Mortal” Panel at Florida Hospital
“What happens to your Pet when you die?” – ABC Action News