Justia Lawyer Rating
Taos Badge
Litigator Awards Badge
Public Justice Member 2017 Badge
Million Dollar Advocates Forum Badge
Top 40 under 40 badge
Top 100 badge
Pound Civil Justice Institute

Dawn Maselli Graduates from Florida Bar Leadership Academy

One of only two attorneys in Southwest Florida to have received this specialized training.

Diana Dawn Maselli - Lawyers FORT MYERS, Fla. (December 15, 2020) – Dawn Maselli, an attorney with Associates and Bruce L. Scheiner, Attorneys for the Injured, has graduated from the Florida Bar Association’s Wm. Reece Smith Leadership Academy. Maselli was one of only thirty statewide applicants accepted into the intensive and specialized training. Her Leadership Academy training began in June 2019 and was just recently completed.

The Leadership Academy is a multi-session training program designed to help a diverse group of lawyers grow as leaders. Each year a select group of participants is chosen to become Academy Fellows from applications submitted to The Florida Bar. Applicants are selected based on their history of leadership and involvement within the Florida Bar, their community, and their firm.

"It was an honor to be selected to the Academy. I applied because I wanted to be equipped to pursue greater opportunities within the legal community. I also wanted to expand and develop leadership and collaboration skills to serve my clients and my community better," said Maselli. "Additionally, we had the opportunity to visit with many of our state legislators and learn more about the inner workings of Florida's judicial and representative process."

During their one-year term, Academy Fellows follow a curriculum tailored to enhance their professional development, knowledge base, and experience. Academy Fellows are given the opportunity to learn more about the Bar and its role in the legal profession while enhancing their leadership skills.

"One of the most beneficial results of the Leadership Academy was an improved ability to communicate with others. I'm an extroverted, animated person. I needed to understand how others interpret my personality and communications,” explained Maselli. “I learned to look at communications from different perspectives – from those of the receiver. I am now much more aware of how my communications are sent and received and modify these based on the person with whom I'm talking."

Maselli has filled several leadership positions within the community, having served as president of the Lee County Association of Women Lawyers, as secretary of the Lee County Injury Prevention Coalition, as a planning committee member of the Lee County Coalition for a Drug-Free Southwest Florida and is involved with Mothers Against Drunk Driving Southwest Florida.

Maselli graduated Magna Cum Laude from Florida Gulf Coast University with a degree in Legal Studies in 2009, and from the Ave Maria School of Law in Naples in 2012. A valued member of the firm, Maselli joined Associates and Bruce L. Scheiner while attending FGCU in 2007 and continued working through law school to the present day.

A Sarasota native, Maselli has lived in the Fort Myers area since 2007. She and her husband are the proud parents of two French Bulldogs.

Associates and Bruce L. Scheiner, Attorneys for the Injured, was founded in 1971 by Bruce L. Scheiner and his wife, Cheryl Scheiner. Both continue to work alongside their son, P.J. Scheiner, who joined the firm as a trial attorney in 2007.

Today, Bruce and P.J. work in the negotiating room and the courtroom, where they fight to secure full and fair restitution for each and every client they have the privilege of representing. Bruce Scheiner still hand selects each case the firm accepts, personally assembles the team best able to see the case through to settlement or trial, and oversees every case from intake to resolution.

Associates and Bruce L. Scheiner, Attorneys for the Injured, has the knowledge, experience, and resources to handle all types of personal injury and wrongful death claims for clients across the state of Florida, including trucking accidents, boating accidents, airplane accidents, nursing home neglect and abuse, construction accidents, defective product claims, premise liability claims and injuries to children.

Call 800-283-2900 or visit www.blslawyers.com.

Client Reviews
★★★★★
Bruce L. Scheiner and his team were the most friendly people I've ever met they genuinely cared about me... I highly recommend them Brooke Krause
★★★★★
I was really satisfied with services I received. Bruce is not only an attorney, but like family. He got me three times what I thought I would receive and was always there when I needed an answer on something. I'd say he is the best attorney I have dealt with in my 68 years. Harry Zulauf
★★★★★
I found working with the BLS firm to be a very good experience. They kept me informed on my case, answered all my questions, and were prompt when I needed assistance. Wendy Walker
★★★★★
I was in an accident and BLS was very helpful and gave a lot of support. If I had any questions, it was just a phone call away. Everyone in the office is very nice and helpful. Celeste Thompson
★★★★★
We had a wonderful experience with everyone here. The staff and attorneys were friendly, knowledgeable, and compassionate. They inquired about our injuries and our recovery. I would highly recommend their services! Heather Bair Daniels
★★★★★
I have nothing but good things to say about this law firm. I can honestly say that I am very satisfied with their work and my end results. I would absolutely recommend these set of attorneys to anyone. Thank you guys for all the hard work! Merida McDonald
★★★★★
BLS was incredibly helpful with my case, even during the hard challenging periods of my case Bruce & PJ were always just a call away. Even though they couldn't answer my call at that direct moment, they ALWAYS made a point to call me back. The staff at Associates and Bruce L. Scheiner were always helpful and friendly, if they didn't have the answer they would always call me back with what I needed to know. Robert Drawdy
★★★★★
I was in a car accident and I seen his Advertisement on TV and I was very impressed of how kind and caring he really is to others and I called them and they took my case and they were very caring and understanding .. they were right on top of everything from being to end and the staff that works in the Fort Myers office were very friendly I would recommend them to a friend or family member if in need of a attorney... Thank you for your services and you made me feel like part of your family. Christina Mauro