Danielle N. Clark is from Miami, Florida, and moved to Naples to attend Ave Maria School of Law, where she received her Juris Doctor. Ms. Clark attended Florida International University and obtained a Bachelor of Business Administration in Human Resource Management. Thereafter, Ms. Clark received her Master’s degree in Business Administration from Nova Southeastern University.
She has worked for the State of Florida, in various roles, for approximately 20 years. Her legal experience ranges from working as a legal secretary at the Public Defender’s Office (Criminal Division); Judicial Assistant to the Honorable Judge Fred Seraphin (County Court); Dependency Case Manager (Circuit Court) with the Administrative Office of the Courts; and as an Executive Assistant to General Counsel to the Chief Judge of Miami Dade County Courts.
Ms. Clark believes in community outreach, and during her tenure as a Judicial Assistant, Ms. Clark coordinated the Miami Dade County Town Hall Meetings. The Town Hall Meetings were held throughout Miami Dade County with a panel of Miami Dade Judges. The purpose of the Town Hall Meetings was to educate the citizens of Miami Dade County about the court process in Circuit and County Court. Topics that were covered during these meetings were Juvenile Delinquency, Domestic Violence, Child Support, Mortgage Foreclosures, Traffic, Small Claims, Condominium Association, and Landlord Tenant issues.
Ms. Clark continued her community outreach efforts while a member of the Miami Gardens Commission for Women (MGCW) and Miami Gardens Ladies of Virtue (“LOV”) Mentoring program. As a member of MGCW, Ms. Clark coordinated Legal Education Forms to bring community leaders and partners together to educate the residents of Miami Gardens regarding the judicial system. Additionally, in Fort Myers, Ms. Clark completed the training to become a volunteer with the Neighborhood Accountability Board (NAB). NAB is a voluntary diversion program for youth who committed a crime. Ms. Clark has participated in the NAB panels to help develop case plans for the youth.
During Law school, Ms. Clark worked in Ave Maria Law’s Career Services Office, Interned with Judge Muir of the Miami Dade Courts’ probate division, and later as an Estate Planning, Probate, and Trust Administration Law Clerk at the Dorcey Law firm. Ms. Clark was a Dean’s Delegate; member of Phi Alpha Delta Member Law Fraternity, Casey Chapter; Vice President of the Ave Maria Elder Law & Estate Planning Association (AMELEA); a member of the Women’s Law Association and a member of the Black Law Students Association (BLSA), serving as Director of Public Relations during her 1L year. Ms. Clark received an award for pro bono legal work for her commitment to serving the Naples/Ft. Myers community. In 2020, as an Ave alum, Ms. Clark was a judge for the Robert H. Bork Appellate competition.
Ms. Clark is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Gwen S. Cherry Black Women Lawyers Association; Virgil Hawkins Florida Chapter National Bar Association; Collier County NAACP; National Black Law Students Association; The Real Property, Probate, and Trust Law (RPPTL); and Environmental and Land Use (ELULS) law sections of the Florida Bar. Ms. Clark is a member of the Florida Bar and is licensed to practice law in the U.S. Federal Court in the Middle and Southern District of Florida.
Ms. Clark is a Christian and her favorite scripture is Romans 8:28. In 2019, Ms. Clark traveled to Greece and Italy to retrace the steps of Paul.