Danielle Tamara Gauer is an associate at the Miami office of Manning Gross + Massenburg LLP practicing maritime law. Danielle was born and raised in Toronto, Canada. Danielle spent several years at sea as a crewmember-performer onboard cruise ships. Before relocating to Florida to practice maritime law, Danielle completed her Canadian law degree, licensing and articling in Toronto at one of Canada’s leading law firms in the areas of class actions, labor and employment law and civil litigation. Danielle obtained her LL.M in Maritime Law and J.D. from the University of Miami School of law, a J.D. from the University of Ottawa Faculty of Law, and a B.A. (Hons.) in Criminal Justice from Ryerson University where she was the recipient of the Gold Medal and the H.H. Kerr Memorial Scholarship for the Faculty of Arts. Danielle also offers independent legal advice for Canadians.
During her time at the University of Miami, Danielle was a Legal Extern with the United States Coast Guard, District 7 Legal Office where she provided legal support to JAG attorneys in key mission areas including, marine environmental protection, and port safety and security. Danielle participated in the Tulane Law School Summer Abroad Program, co-sponsored with The Aegean Institute of the Law of the Sea and Maritime Law, in Rhodes, Greece, where she studied maritime arbitration, IMO and international maritime law conventions, vessel documentation and finance, and marine insurance. Danielle served as President of the Maritime Law Society at the University of Miami, a member of the International and Comparative Law Review, a Professional Responsibility and Ethics Program Intern, and a Dean’s Fellow for Civil Procedure. Danielle received the CALI Excellence for the Future Award in Marine Insurance for Spring 2015 and in Immigration for Artists, Athletes and Entertainers for Spring 2016. Danielle was a member of the Twenty-Third Annual Judge John R. Brown Admiralty Moot Court Competition team where she competed in San Francisco and received a Best Oral Advocate award.
In addition to her work and studies, Danielle has authored a number of published legal articles on a variety of topics, including maritime law. She has also been a speaker at the Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute’s Fall Meeting in Park City, Utah and St. Simons Island, Georgia and at the Florida Bar Admiralty Law Committee and The American Bar Association TIPS - Admiralty and Maritime Law Committee full day admiralty certification program at St. Thomas University School of Law.