Staff

Director of Operations

Kathleen Dann

Kathleen relocated from the Boston, MA area to Manatee County with her husband in 2016. She is a graduate of University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, completing an M.B.A. program through the prestigious Charlton School of Business. Kathleen previously held a longstanding position as Law Firm Administrator with a prominent Massachusetts law firm before moving to Clearwater and continuing her career as Business Manager for a large accounting firm eventually moving to “paradise” on Perico Island. Kathleen has enjoyed involvement in many community service organizations including serving as a Girl Scout Leader, as a volunteer for YMCA Committees & Fundraising, as a Recording Clerk for NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness), to her most fulfilling role as Foster Care Parent. Previously an avid snow skier and runner, the love of the outdoors now takes Kathleen and her husband on adventurous bicycle treks, long walks on our gorgeous Gulf beaches and hikes through the many breathtaking land preservation areas found in Manatee and Sarasota counties.

Legal Assistants

 

Dina M. De Lorenzo

Dina comes to Lancaster & Eure from Cincinnati, Ohio. She brings over ten years of experience with Ohio workers’ compensation law. She attended the University of Cincinnati and is currently a resident of Manatee County. Dina has been with Lancaster & Eure since September, 2006 and serves as the firm’s intake specialist for new client cases.

Dina enjoys spending free time with family, reading and traveling. Dina has been an active member of Women of the Moose since 2007.

 

Antonia “Tonie” Vazquez

Born and raised in New York City, in the area known as “the Bronx”, Tonie relocated to Bradenton, FL in 2017.   She previously worked for a nation-wide defense firm  for 14 years in their New York City office located on Wall Street before joining Lancaster & Eure.  Tonie’s education included LaGuardia Community College. She has accumulated over 30 years of experience as a Legal Assistant.   Tonie works in our Social Security Disability practice and assists our clients in their appeals of wrongfully denied disability benefits.   During her spare time, Tonie enjoys shopping, going to movies, and spending time with family and friends.

 

Tamara “Tammy” Mayer

Having worked in the Risk Management profession for over 30 years, Tammy comes to L&E as a paralegal working in our Workers’ Compensation practice.   She is a licensed Workers’ Compensation adjuster having worked with TPA, PEOs and MSA companies.    She is president of the Sarasota-Bradenton Claims Association, an organization comprised of insurance professionals and attorneys who specialize in insurance claims and litigation.   Tammy enjoys the opportunity to help others and finds satisfaction in aiding members of our community when they need it most.

Her outside work interests include cooking, outdoor photography, thrift shopping with her daughter, reading nonfiction books and watching movies.  She moved to Florida 38 years ago, previously living in Pennsylvania.  She lives in Parrish with her son, daughter and 2 dogs, Bandito and Romeo.

 

Gabriella “Gaby” Guzman

Originally from New Jersey, Gaby spent most of her childhood in Northwest Georgia before relocating to Florida in 2011. She is a graduate of Braden River High School’s 10th graduating class and also attended the State College of Florida.

Prior to joining L&E, Gaby worked in customer service and worker’s compensation insurance underwriting. She is grateful for the opportunity to help both English and Spanish speaking clients In our Workers’ Compensation practice and enjoys the fast-paced environment.

In her free time, she enjoys attending Orlando City soccer games, going to concerts to see her favorite bands and support local musicians, cooking, and relaxing with her two adopted cats

 

Spanish Translators

Diana RicoDiana Rico

Diana Rico is a legal assistant/Spanish translator at Lancaster & Eure and serves as a liaison between the attorneys and paralegals and our Spanish speaking clients. Prior to joining Lancaster & Eure, Diana worked 8 years for Goldman Sachs on Wall Street in client services. In 1991, Diana relocated to Sarasota with her husband to raise her daughters and focus on her family. Diana works closely with the Spanish speaking injured workers and assists in all aspects of their workers’ compensation and personal injury claims.

Aura Almonte

Originally from Colombia, Aura joins Lancaster & Eure as legal assistant /Spanish translator. Previously working in the Banking industry in customer service, she enjoys helping people by providing them services they need and deserve.
Aura earned certification as a bi-lingual secretary in Columbia and attended law school for one year while in Columbia.
When not at work, Aura enjoys nature, walking outdoors at our local beaches and parks. Her future plans involve volunteering with organizations to help children or assist in animal care.

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