Daniele's parents fled the Jim Crow South in the 1960s to seek better opportunities for themselves. They were hard workers with a vision and plan for their family eventually establishing roots in Waukegan, Illinois. Her father worked in the auto-industry for 43 years. Her parents also grew their business as real estate investors and developers. In fact, her mother became the first African-American and first female general contractor in Waukegan, Illinois. Daniele gained her strong work ethic, moral compass, and passion for others from my parents.
She always knew she wanted to obtain a law degree so she could help families. As the youngest of 7 children, she wanted to provide for others what she received in her family. She didn't understand as a young adult how hard "family life" was for many people. As her understanding of the different areas of the law developed, she knew her calling was to practice family law. She first answered the call to serve families while in my 3rd year of law school when she became court certified to represent victims of domestic violence. During this experience, she recognized the serious dynamics of family law issues.
Upon graduating from law school, she was hired by the Dauphin County District Attorney’s Office. There, she served as lead prosecutor for misdemeanor crimes and was also assigned to the Special Victims Unit. She assisted in prosecuting some of the most horrific felony crimes committed against children. During her tenure at the DA’s office, her desire to become an advocate for families and individual family members grew, ensuring that they are safe, protected, left in healthy home environments, and receive justice.
In 1999, she relocated to West Cobb to begin her career as a family law attorney with a Marietta firm and eventually owning her own Family and Divorce Law firm. She has served Cobb County families for the last 22 years, handling such matters as divorce, custody, child support, legitimation, and adoptions. In 2006, she became certified to serve as a Guardian Ad Litem in Cobb County. Meaning, she is court-appointed to represent the best interest of children.
She is the only candidate that has both a prosecutor’s background and an extensive family law career/ Her balanced experience that makes her uniquely qualified to serve as a Superior Court Judge.
Within the legal field, she found a calling to serve and practice the concepts of legal transparency; credibility; impartiality; and intently listening to those who seek relief from the court. For years, she has written on these topics in legal journals. These are not mere written words but daily actions as she represents her clients. Her client reviews,peer endorsements, and awards exemplify her commitment to the legal profession and the citizens of Cobb County.
She received her bachelor's degree from Coe College in Cedar Rapids, IA, and her law degree from Widener University Law School in Harrisburg, PA., a recipient of a full academic scholarship. She and her husband, Erich, have been part of the West Cobb Community since 1999, where they are raising their three children within the Cobb County school system.
She is Authentic. She is Informed. She is an Advocate. She is Good for Cobb.