Dayna N. Nilsen
Personal Injury Attorney
I grew up in New York and moved to Tampa, Florida to pursue my undergraduate degree in Political Science from the University of South Florida. After graduating from USF, I went on to receive by J.D. from Barry University School of Law. While in law school, I was a member of the trial team where I gained valuable trial practice and I also received the Book Award in trial advocacy. During my last year in law school, I was a Certified Legal Intern for the State Attorney’s Office in the Ninth Judicial Circuit and I also interned for a personal injury firm in Orlando. It was at this personal injury firm when I realized I wanted to pursue a career in the personal injury field.
After being admitted to the Florida Bar, I began working as a Plaintiff’s personal injury attorney. After four years of working at a Plaintiff’s personal injury firm, I went on to work at an insurance defense firm where I gained valuable knowledge and insight into the insurance defense world that I now bring over to the Plaintiff’s side to help me zealously advocate for my clients. Outside of work, I enjoy hiking, traveling, and spending time with my friends and family, especially my young daughter.
- Trucking Accidents
Education and Accolades
- Member of the Florida Bar
- Barry University School of Law—J.D., May 2015—Trial team—book award in trial advocacy.
- University of South Florida—B.A. in political science, May 2012