Daniela N. Leavitt

Daniela N. Leavitt, Esq. is an experienced criminal trial lawyer with a vast understanding of the nuances of litigation. She has been a member in good standing with the Florida Bar since 2009. Ms. Leavitt began her career as an Assistant State Attorney for the Tenth Judicial Circuit of Florida, where she worked until June of 2016. During her time in Polk County, she tried approximately 70 jury trials, argued countless pretrial motions, and handled a myriad of crimes ranging from misdemeanors to the most serious felonies. As Ms. Leavitt proceeded with her career, she recognized the growing role of digital evidence in the practice of law and, wanting to stay ahead of it, she joined the Special Projects Division where she worked closely with experts and law enforcement prosecuting Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC).

Prior to joining Roger D. Futerman & Associates, Ms. Leavitt utilized her litigations skills to represent clients throughout central Florida in both criminal and civil law. Having gained first hand trial experience on both sides of the criminal courtroom, in 2017, Ms. Leavitt joined the law firm of Richard A. Harrison, P.A., to broaden her litigation skills to include civil matters with a focus on business law and local government law.

Ms. Leavitt is a member of the Florida Bar in good standing as well as a member of the bar of the Middle District of Florida. In her free time, Ms. Leavitt enjoys giving back to the community as a provisional member of the Junior League of St. Petersburg, a Magistrate for the Teen Court Program, and as a participant in charity runs.

 Education:

  • B.B.A., International Business, summa cum laude, Stetson University, 2006
  • J.D., cum laude, Stetson University College of Law, 2009
  • Participant in the Honors Program
  • Member of the Advocacy Board

Work Experience:

  • State Attorney’s Office in Pinellas County (Certified Legal Intern)-2009
  • State Attorney’s Office, Tenth Judicial Circuit-Assistant State Attorney from 2009- 2016
  • Musca Law, P.A.-Associate Attorney from 2016-2017
  • Richard A. Harrison, P.A.-Associate Attorney 2017-2020 Professional associations and community involvement
  • The Florida Bar, Member since 2009
  • Provisional Member of the Junior League of St. Petersburg • Volunteer Magistrate for Teen Court

Bar admissions:

  • Florida, 2009
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida, 2010