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Described by friends, family, and many of her clients as a prolific deliverer of truth and justice, Anabelle Dias shines as the leader of The Law Offices of Anabelle Dias, P.A.
"I called Anabelle at 11 a.m. on a Friday morning. I was in her office within the hour. After almost 2 years of being neglected, ignored, and mistreated by another attorney, and over 5 months of being separated from my husband, she took his case that same day, worked on it the entire weekend, and had him home Monday night, just in time for Christmas"—Melissa, a former client.
The time between arrest and trial can be extremely stressful; the attention that Anabelle gives her clients can be of great comfort during this time. "Anabelle is more than an attorney", says Lauren, another former client. "In one of the most heartbreaking times of a client's life, she was like a second mother to me before we even met. From my very first phone call to her office I knew she was the one who would help me get my life back. Anabelle is not only a forceful advocate for justice, but an amazing, sweet, reassuring person".
Anabelle first came to the US from France in 1990. Upon graduating with a degree in Accounting from The Florida State University, Anabelle was accepted to the prestigious Florida State University College of Law. Anabelle has been a practicing attorney in the state of Florida since 1999 and she handles almost exclusively criminal cases. Anabelle is fluent in French, as well as conversational Spanish and Portugese. She has lived in several countries, giving her an amazing ability to work with people of diverse backgrounds and make everyone feel comfortable in her presence.
Early in her career Anabelle worked as an attorney in the Leon County Public Defender’s Office. During that time, she handled felony, misdemeanor, traffic, and juvenile cases in Leon, Gadsden, and Liberty County. Her former employer, Ed, described her at the time as "smart, stubborn, gutsy, and an advocate extraordinaire." She remains each of these and more today. Anabelle has extensive trial experience and works well with Offices of the State Attorney to achieve the best possible outcomes for her clients, touting high-profile trial wins as proof that the truth prevails over all. Later, Anabelle worked in private practice handling civil rights cases.
With over 1,000 cases ranging from assaults and robberies to murders and kidnappings, Anabelle is equipped to handle any situation she may come across in the courtroom. Anabelle has obtained many not guilty verdicts, as well as secured pleas that prevent her clients from becoming convicted felons.
Anabelle is very active in the community through academics and civic measures. She has worked as an adjunct instructor at Tallahassee Community College, teaching various undergraduate legal classes. Anabelle also is an advocate for ending homelessness by donating clothes and supplies in the winter months to the less fortunate. Anabelle was also very involved in aiding the victims of Hurricane Katrina where she collected both monetary donations and other needed items, working with others to personally deliver the items to our neighbors in need.
Anabelle believes that communication is the keystone to quality representation of clients. She strives to keep all avenues of communication open to collect information about a client’s case, and all possible options as they proceed through the judicial process. Anabelle goes out of her way to accommodate client’s schedules and their particular needs. Anabelle provides determined, compassionate, and reasonable legal representation. In short, criminal defense is far more than just a business to Anabelle; she bleeds for her clients, and it shows.
Whitney Brummett is an experienced criminal trial lawyer who has defended over a thousand criminal cases since being licensed to practice law in the State of Florida and the State of Missouri. She has also taken more than twenty cases to trial in Leon County. She comes to Anabelle Dias P.A. from the Public Defender’s Office of the Second Judicial Circuit, where she tried cases ranging from misdemeanor and traffic offenses to punishable-by-life felonies.
Born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri, Whitney attended Florida State University on an athletic scholarship. She graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and minors in Business Administration and History in 2008. Whitney was a member of the FSU Women’s Golf Team from 2004 to 2008, and she represented the Seminoles in the ACC Championship and NCAA National Championship tournaments, among others.
Whitney graduated cum laude with a J.D. from the Florida State University College of Law in 2012. While attending FSU Law she was a member of the prestigious Moot Court Team which competes around the country in written and oral advocacy competitions. Whitney and her partner won a National Championship in 2012 in Albany, New York at the Gabrielli National Family Law Moot Court Competition hosted by Albany Law School.
Whitney is an active member of the local legal community. She serves on the board of the local chapter of the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (FACDL) and is a member of Tallahassee Women Lawyers. She was also a member of the inaugural “Thunderdome Tallahassee” class, which provides leadership and family law training to local attorneys while representing clients pro bono. In her free time, Whitney enjoys golf, FSU sporting events, spending time with friends and family, and playing with her dog.
Courtney McKeen -
Courtney McKeen has been the office manager at Anabelle Dias P.A. since 2015, and is committed to assisting everyone who visits our office. She is currently a senior at Florida State University, on track to graduate cum laude with a bachelor’s in International Affairs, and a concentration in Spanish, in Spring 2016. After graduation she plans to attend law school and hopes to practice immigration or international law.
Courtney is a member of the Honors College at FSU and is active in campus organizations as well as undergraduate research. Courtney spent three semesters working with Amnesty International, FSU’s Political Science department, and a team of her peers to validate human rights violations related to the Syrian conflict. Courtney also serves as the Menswear Director for Diverse World Fashion, an award winning FSU fashion publication.
Originally from Brandon Florida, Courtney moved to Marianna Florida where she lived until beginning FSU in Fall 2012. In her spare time she enjoys traveling, reading, playing with her dog, and spending time with her family and friends.