Dana Crosby-Collier could be described as the ultimate real estate and governmental law authority. She has spent more than 16 years practicing law as an attorney for Orange County, Polk County, and the City of Gainesville, working first-hand with builders, developers, commercial businesses, elected officials, and residents on all manner of legal issues, but especially real estate and land use concerns. When it comes to land use, planning, zoning, and intergovernmental affairs, she has dealt with a wide variety of situations. This depth and breadth of experience is now part of ShuffieldLowman’s highly experienced and skilled real estate team.
In eight and a half years working with the Orange County Attorney’s Office, Dana served as County staff liaison to the Orange County Task Force on Ethics & Campaign Finance Reform, as County staff liaison to the Orange County’s 2008 and 2012 Charter Review Commissions, and staffed, with the Drug Free Office Director, the Orange County Mayors’ Prescription Drug Task Force. She is a frequent speaker and presenter on topics such as ethics, public records, and Sunshine laws. In addition, she helped draft the agreements relating to the multicounty Sunrail project and served as co-counsel to the Roadway Agreement Committee. Dana currently serves as the assistant City Attorney for the City of Ocoee.
In her real estate practice at ShuffieldLowman, Dana covers complex areas of law involving general government and transactional issues, real estate, land use, zoning, and intergovernmental affairs, including handling annexation matters and joint planning agreements. Her main areas of practice include contracts, commercial real estate, land use, and zoning.
Dana is an active member of the Florida Bar, serving as the 2014-2015 Chair of the City, County and Local Government Law Section and as the 2014 Conference Chair of the 37th Annual Local Government Law Seminar. She is a graduate of the University of Tampa, magna cum laude, with a B.A. in political science and Florida State University College of Law with a J.D., where she completed comparative law studies in Barbados and Ireland and served as a College of Law Representative to the Congress of Graduate Studies.
Admitted to bar, 1996, Florida.
University of Tampa, B.A., magna cum laude, Political Science, 1988; Florida State University College of Law, J.D., 1996.
Special Recognition for support and service to the City, County and Local Government Law Section, Florida Bar, 2014
Leadership Club, Heart of Florida United Way, 2012 and 2013
Appreciation Award, Florida Association of County Attorneys, 2013
Chair’s Service Award, City, County and Local Government Law Section, Florida Bar, 2011 and 2013
Extra Mile Award, Polk County Public Safety Department, 2002
Pi Sigma Alpha Outstanding Graduate, University of Tampa, 1988
Senior Lawyers Committee, Florida Bar, 2018-2019
Florida Municipal Attorneys Association 2003-2006; 2015-present
Executive Council, City, County and Local Government Law Section, 2008-2016 (Chair 2014-2015)
Florida Association of Police Attorneys, 2016-present
Conference Chair of the 37th Annual Local Government Law Seminar, Florida Bar, 2014
Continuing Legal Education Committee, Florida Bar, 2013-2014
Florida Association of County Attorneys, 2006-2014