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The Dade City & Zephyrhills attorneys at the Mander Law Group help individuals and businesses throughout Pasco County and across central Florida with all their legal needs. A full-service law firm, Mander Law Group excels in the practice of personal injury law, criminal defense, family law, estate planning, real estate and business law. No matter what your legal needs are, make Mander Law Group your first choice, and contact our firm to find out how we can help you.

The Mander Law Group brings together 140 years of combined experience in the practice of law, with a depth of knowledge and skill you can count on to deliver high-quality legal representation. Chip Mander is Board-Certified in Criminal Defense by The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization, and Khara Alvero is a former prosecutor and Assistant State Attorney. Daniel Dwyer is certified by the Supreme Court of Florida as a Family Law Mediator and taught undergraduate and graduate courses in Business Law and Contracts for over a decade. All of our attorneys bring unique qualities and diverse skills to our comprehensive legal practice.

Contact the Mander Law Group  today if you need legal assistance with any of the following:

  • Personal Injury
  • Criminal Defense
  • Family Law
  • Estate Planning
  • Real Estate
  • Business Law

Call 352-567-0411 today to arrange your free initial consultation.

Attorney A.R.“Chip” Mander, III

Education:

  • Grove City College (B.A., 1974)
  • Omicron Delta Kappa (Leadership Honorary)
  • Stetson University (J.D., 1977)

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • Selected for inclusion in the FLORIDA SUPER LAWYERS magazine in five times
  • Selected for inclusion in “The Best Lawyers In America” magazine in 2013
  • Selected for inclusion in “ The Best Lawyers in America “ magazine 2016, in the area of Personal Injury Litigation
  • Selected by the National Trial Lawyers as a “Top 100 Trial Lawyer” in 2011 and 2016
  • AV Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell lawyer evaluation service since 1989 (this is the highest competency and ethical rating available)
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (Life Member)
  • Florida Justice Association
  • Member of The Florida Bar since 1977
  • Pasco County Bar Association (Former President)

Attorney David Murphy

A native of Pennsylvania, David Murphy , received his formal education from the University of South Florida and Stetson University College of Law, where he graduated with a JD degree in 1982. Following a short tenure with a sole practitioner in St. Petersburg, Florida, Mr. Murphy joined the Law Firm now known as the Mander Law Group in 1984.

Mr. Murphy’s partnership broadened the firm’s range of practice areas and helped to establish the firm’s reputation as a full service law firm in the Dade City area.

Practicing law for over thirty years, Mr. Murphy has built a strong reputation as a diligent, thorough and competent attorney. He endeavors to assist clients in avoiding the expense and uncertainty of litigation. However, when litigation cannot be avoided, he is a formidable litigator in the areas of contracts, collections, real estate, landlord/tenant issues, corporations/LLCs, partnerships and commercial law.

Mr. Murphy’s practice includes Real Estate Closings and Probate, as well as the preparation of Wills, Powers of Attorney and Living Wills.


Attorney Daniel Dwyer

Born in Canton, Ohio, Daniel Lee Dwyer graduated with a B.A. from Kent State University in 1975 and a J.D. from the University of Akron in 1979.

Mr. Dwyer was admitted to the Florida Bar in December of 1979 and the Ohio Bar in May of 1980, where he remains an inactive member. He joined the law firm of McClain and Hobby in Dade City, FL, and was an attorney who assisted that firm in their representation of clients such as the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Pasco County, the District School Board of Pasco County, and the Supervisor of Elections of Pasco County, whom he continues to represent to this day.

Since 1991, Mr. Dwyer has worked at the same law firm which is now known as the Mander Law Group.

Bar Admissions:

  • The Florida Bar
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida

Education:

  • Kent State University (B.A. 1975)
  • University of Akron (J.D. 1979)

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • Pasco County Bar Association (Former President)
  • Assistant Attorney, Pasco County School Board, 1981-1991
  • Attorney for Supervisor of Elections, Pasco County, 1981- Present
  • Adjunct Professor, Saint Leo University, 1981 – 2013
  • Rotary International, 2005 Paul Harris Fellow

Attorney Khara Alvero

Khara Alvero was born and raised in Dunedin, Florida. She attended the University of Florida, receiving a B.A. in Liberal Arts and Sciences in 2000. Ms. Alvero then attended the Florida Coastal School of Law and received a JD in 2003. She was admitted to the bar in Florida in 2003.

Ms. Alvero worked through her undergraduate years at the Levin College of Law at the University of Florida and as a paralegal for the law firm of Fine, Farkash & Parlapiano, a prominent Gainesville firm. In law school in Jacksonville, Ms. Alvero worked as a paralegal for the law firm of Boyer, Tanzler & Sussman. She also gained valuable experience interning with the Department of Justice as a Certified Legal Intern.

Bar Admissions:

  • Florida

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • Selected for inclusion in the Florida Super Lawyers magazine as a Rising Star for years 2014, 2015, and 2016 (Rising Star denotes the top 2.5% of attorneys under the age of 40).
  • Member of the East Pasco County Bar Association (member of Executive Board 2016)
  • Member of Citrus- Hernando Inn of Court 2016
  • Florida Bar Membership

Attorney William Anderson

William Clark “Will” Anderson was born in Morton, Mississippi and raised in Gallatin, Tennessee. Mr. Anderson graduated from Hampden-Sydney College with a degree in Psychology.

Following college, Mr. Anderson enlisted in the United States Marine Corps Reserve, while also attending Florida Coastal School of Law. In 2008, Mr. Anderson was deployed to al Anbar, Iraq where he served as a rifleman and radio operator in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. During his time in the USMC, Mr. Anderson maintained a security clearance, received multiple medals and awards, and worked for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA.)

After graduating from law school, Mr. Anderson worked as a public defender in Tampa and as a court appointed attorney in Polk County. For several years, Mr. Anderson worked as a private criminal defense attorney throughout Florida. Mr. Anderson has handled, to varying degrees, thousands of criminal cases. Mr. Anderson’s extensive experience includes successfully defending a number of high-profile media cases; alleged sex offenses; drug offenses; violent crimes; juvenile delinquency; and all manner of violent and non-violent criminal offenses.

Mr. Anderson’s work has garnered attention from several local, national, and international news organizations. Mr. Anderson has been called upon to lecture to other attorneys and law students at both the Tampa Office of the Public Defender and Florida Coastal School of Law.

Mr. Anderson has devoted his entire professional life to defending individuals from the government. Mr. Anderson treats each client and their families with the dignity and respect that they deserve. Mr. Anderson aggressively and diligently defends each case.

Mr. Anderson joined Mander Law Group in 2018. He focuses on criminal defense.


Attorney Bobbi Madonna

Bobbi Madonna was born in Peoria, Illinois and raised in Middletown, Ohio. Ms. Madonna graduated magna cum laude from Miami University with a degree in Speech Communications. She then attended the University of Cincinnati College of Law where she received an Ohio Innocence Project Fellowship as well as served on the Moot Court Honor Panel as the Judges’ Director.   After graduating from law school, Ms. Madonna worked as a staff attorney for the Innocence Project of Florida where she worked to free wrongfully incarcerated individuals from prison based on DNA evidence. Following her tenure at the Innocence Project of Florida, she worked as a public defender in both Hillsborough and Pinellas County and as a private criminal defense attorney throughout Florida.   Subsequent to her time practicing criminal defense, Ms. Madonna worked as in-house counsel for the Law Office of Robert Smith where she represented Allstate Insurance Company as well as their insureds. Ms. Madonna defended both insured individuals against bodily injury claims as well as the insurance company itself against uninsured/underinsured motorists claims. She also worked as an attorney for Allstate’s Special Investigative Unit where she investigated fraudulent insurance claims made by individuals as well as medical care providers.   Ms. Madonna now uses her litigation skills and knowledge acquired from practicing insurance defense to zealously represent individuals injured as result of negligence. She joined the Mander Law Group in 2019. She focuses on personal injury and medical malpractice.

Attorney Brandon Selph

Brandon L. Selph was born and raised in Vidalia, Georgia. After attending high school in Birmingham, Alabama, he and his family moved to Tampa. He went on to attend college at Florida State University where he was a member of the Marching Chiefs and graduated with a B.A. in English Literature in 2001. He then attended the Cumberland School of Law at Samford University in Birmingham where he earned the Dean’s Award for his performance in Criminal Procedure.

After graduating law school, Mr. Selph began his career as an Associate Attorney for the Law Offices of Julianne M. Holt, Public Defender for the 13th Judicial Circuit in Tampa. During his over 16-year career at the Public Defender’s Office, he served as a Division Chief in both the Intake and Juvenile Bureaus where he was directly responsible for the supervision and development of young attorneys while managing his own caseload. Mr. Selph also served as the Training Director for the Public Defender’s Office. In this capacity, he was responsible not only for the training and development of all new employees, he also assisted in creating programs for the benefits of his clients, including developing a Juvenile Holistic Mentorship Program and participated in multi-agency programs such as Operation Green Light which assisted individuals in obtaining their driver’s license. Mr. Selph served as Chair of the Florida Bar Grievance Committee 13B and is currently an Adjunct Professor of Speech for the University of Tampa.

As lead counsel, Mr. Selph has litigated felony, misdemeanor, and juvenile cases and has drafted, filed, and litigated hundreds of motions, including motions to reduced/set bond; motions to suppress evidence; motions to dismiss the case; and motions to limit evidence. Mr. Selph now brings his passion for and dedication to criminal defense to the Mander Law Group.


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