Erika Dine is the firm’s founding attorney who dedicates her practice to serving the elderly, the special needs population, and their caretakers in both Manatee and Sarasota counties. When litigation is necessary, Erika relies on her courtroom experience which includes extensive motion practice, jury and non-jury trials, and evidentiary hearings before the Courts of the 12th Judicial Circuit.
She was acknowledged by her peers as a Rising Star in 2013 and has continued to be a 2014, 2015, 2016 and a 2017 Super Lawyer. She has been awarded the 2016 and 2017 Judicial Edition AV Preeminent™ rating from Martindale-Hubbell, which is a testament to the fact that her peers and members of the Judiciary rank her at the highest level of professional excellence.
She has been chosen as one of three individuals in the Twelfth Judicial District to participate in the ElderCaring Coordination Program. As an Eldercare Coordinator, Erika Dine, facilitates more effective and productive communication, negotiation and problem solving skills and is able to help manage high conflict family dynamics so that the elder, family and stakeholders can address their non-legal issues independently from the court, eliminating the need for the court to micromanage their family decision-making. Erika is able to make recommendations for resolutions and make decisions within the scope of a court order or with prior approval of the parties leading to a collaboration of efforts and an effective outcome.
Erika is a member of the Thomas Pennick [Elder Law] Inn of Court, Manatee American Inn of Court, and Florida Association of Women Lawyers. She is also a member of the Class of 2015 for Leadership Manatee, a program designed to expose current and future leaders to all aspects of Manatee County.
When Erika is not practicing law, she is traveling to rowing competitions to cheer on her niece or she is spending time with her while watching movies with their dog, Jojo.