Danielle Lyn
Year
2019
Chapter
Position
Lender Legal Services, LLC, Associate Attorney

Danielle is a born and raised Floridian but hails from the beautiful island of Jamaica, W.I., where her family originated. As a first-generation college student, she considers her education the most valuable asset she has attained in her life. She graduated from The Florida State University, receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology and Philosophy. While at FSU, Danielle decided she wanted to go to law school and use that knowledge to help others. After graduating undergrad in December 2012, she attended the Florida A&M University College of Law in Orlando, FL in August 2013. While at FAMU Law, she competed on the school's mock trial and client counseling teams, learning valuable litigation and interviewing skills that she would later use in real life practice. She served as the 2L representative for the Black Law Student Association, the secretary of the Student Bar Association, the Vice-Justice of the Cherry Chapter of Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity, International, and was the mock trial chair of the school's Advocacy Board. She was a research assistant and a member of the inaugural class of FAMU Law's Criminal Defense clinic, advocating for indigent clients charged with misdemeanor offenses. In her last year of law school, Danielle was initiated into Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated through the Epsilon Epsilon Zeta chapter. Since joining, she has served as co-chair of the Social Action committee; chair of the Scholarship committee; a co-advisor for the Sigma Epsilon chapter at UCF; the Vice-Chair of the chapter's 501(c)(3), the Z.E.T.A. Foundation; and has represented the chapter as a delegate at both state and national conferences.

Licensed to practice law in Florida, Danielle began her legal career as an attorney for Children's Legal Services for the Department of Children and Families, prosecuting cases of abuse, abandonment, and neglect of children. She is now an Associate Attorney at Lender Legal Services, practicing real estate and foreclosure litigation. She is passionate about social issues, racial justice, criminal and juvenile justice reform, and economic inequality. She believes that, with access to proper education, resources, and compassion of others, everyone has the opportunity to succeed and excel.

In her spare time, she enjoys watching comedies and documentaries, reading, cooking, and spending time with family and friends. She has a two-year-old son, whom she considers her greatest inspiration and motivation. Her ultimate career goal is to become the first African-American female Supreme Court Justice.