Danielle T. Gauer

Danielle T. Gauer Associate

P 305 537 3422 F 305 537 3411
600 Brickell Avenue
Suite 1400
Miami, FL 33131
600 Brickell Avenue, Suite 1400, Miami, FL 33131

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. 

Bar Admissions
  • Florida
  • U.S. District Court - Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court - Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court - Northern District of Florida
  • Ontario, Canada – Law Society of Upper Canada
  • University of Miami, JD/LL.M Maritime Law Magna Cum Laude, 2016
  • University of Ottawa, J.D., 2013
  • Ryerson University, B.A. (Hons.), 2010

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.



  • The Canadian Maritime Law Association
  • Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute - Officer, Port Director, Miami/Fort Lauderdale
  • ABA Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section’s Admiralty and Maritime Law Committee - Vice Chair (2017-19), Regional Development Vice Chair (2016-17)
  • Federal Bar Association - Immigration Law Section, Admiralty and Maritime Law Section
  • The Law Society of Upper Canada
  • Maritime Law Association of the United States
  • Florida Bar - Admiralty Law Committee, Young Lawyers Division
  • Fort Lauderdale Mariners Club
News & Insights

Speaking Engagements

  • The Florida Bar Admiralty Law Committee and ABA TIPS Admiralty & Maritime Law Committee Second Annual Admiralty Law Update and Review, “Ethics Tsunami: Striving for Technological Competence”, January 2018, (Miami, Florida)
  • SEALI Fall Meeting, “Ethics Tsunami: Current Issues that Every Maritime Attorney Should be Aware Of”, October 2017, (St. Simons Island, Georgia)
  • Osgoode Hall Law School’s Anti-Corruption Conference, “Compliance and Integrity: Should Canada Adopt Whistleblower Rewards in order to obtain Compliance in the Maritime Shipping Industry?”, September 2017, (Toronto, Canada)
  • SEALI Fall Meeting, “A Few Ethics Updates for the Admiralty Attorney”, October 2015, (Park City, Utah)
  • The Florida Bar Admiralty Committee, “Ethics Updates for the Admiralty Attorney”, January 2016, (Miami, Florida)


  • Recent Developments in Admiralty and Maritime Law, Tort Trial & Ins. Prac. L.J. 157-198 (Winter 2018)
  • Can a Preliminary Injunction or TRO Prevent the Enforcement of an Arbitration Agreement Between a Seller of Marine Fuels and a Vessel Charterer? ABA TIPS Admiralty and Maritime Law Committee Newsletter (Summer 2017)
  • Interpleader as an appropriate remedial mechanism to effectively navigate the OW Bunker saga: the influence of Judge Caproni’s ruling in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, 16 Loy. Mar. L.J. 17-35 (2017)
  • When is a Maritime Non-Testifying Expert’s Work Not Safe From Prying Eyes of Opposing Counsel? ABA TIPS Admiralty and Maritime Law Committee Newsletter (Spring 2016)