Danielle L. Merola

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With extensive experience working in courtrooms and with judges, Danielle Merola brings an in-depth understanding of judicial processes to her bankruptcy practice. She is familiar with the complex nuances of multiple chapters of bankruptcy. Additionally, she has experience drafting orders, opinions, internal memoranda, and hearing briefs for several judges. Besides her traditional judicial law clerk duties during her clerkship, Danielle was the head writer on the Procedure Manual Committee. She drafted and edited district-wide procedures consistent with the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure, the Bankruptcy Code, and local regulations.

Conscientious and hard-working, Danielle strives to educate clients on bankruptcy-related processes and lead them towards a favorable outcome.

Recognitions and Memberships


  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Florida: Employee Recognition Award for Outstanding Performance (2016 to 2018)


  • Central Florida Bankruptcy Law Association
  • Florida Bar Association
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • International Women’s Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation
  • Turnaround Management Association


  • Leadership Orlando, Class 99

Prior Positions

  • The Honorable Karen S. Jennemann, U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Florida: Judicial Law Clerk
  • The Honorable James D. Whittemore, U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida: Judicial Intern
  • U.S. Department of Justice Elder Justice Initiative: Volunteer Intern


  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois
  • Florida


  • J.D., Stetson University College of Law, 2015, magna cum laude; Stetson Law Review, Articles & Symposia Editor; Book Awards: Bankruptcy, Civil Procedure, Contracts, Complex Litigation, Real Property, Constitutional Law, Trusts & Estates, Administrative Law, Advanced Legal Research
  • B.A., University of Central Florida, 2012, cum laude