ABOUT OUR FIRM
Ms. Carpenter knew she wanted to be a lawyer at age 15 when she went to court and watched attorneys advocate for an injured client in a courtroom. She knew she also wanted to be a nurse to impact patient lives as her parents had done. In 2006, she graduated from the University of Tampa with a 3.98 GPA and double major in criminology and nursing. She was the salutatorian of the school of nursing. She received the Outstanding Senior of the Year Award at the University of Tampa, and was awarded a scholarship to become a bachelors-trained nurse in the surgical trauma intensive care unit at Tampa General Hospital upon graduation. In 2007, while working full time as an ICU nurse at a large hospital, Ms. Carpenter enrolled in law school at Stetson University College of Law. She worked as an ICU nurse throughout law school at multiple hospitals, and began work as a law clerk at a prominent Tampa defense firm in 2008. While in law school and working two jobs, Ms. Carpenter earned top grades in Tort Law and Constitutional Law, became an editor of Stetson's Law Review, and graduated in the top 10% of her class.
Upon graduation in 2010, she defended healthcare providers, insurance companies, and major hospitals in the Tampa Bay area. In this capacity as a defense attorney, Ms. Carpenter gained invaluable experience. She has taken cases from inception through trial, with remarkable results. She has represented clients in cases involving significant bodily injury and death. Ms. Carpenter remains current on both medical and legal practice standards through continuing education, seminars, and exposure to complex medical legal issues in cases. She harnesses this dual expertise for the benefit of her clients in their injury cases.
Ms. Carpenter is an active member in the Clearwater Bar Association, Clearwater Bar Young Lawyers Division, Florida Justice Association, Pinellas Florida Association for Women Lawyers, Florida Association for Women Lawyers, and Tampa Bay Trial Lawyers Association.
Dana was born and raised in Palm Harbor, Florida. She graduated from high school at Palm Harbor University High School. She graduated from the University of North Florida with a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice, with a minor in psychology. Upon graduation, she set out to pursue a career in the legal field. She has always had a passion for helping others and has found that the legal profession is an effective and fulfilling means of assisting injured victims. She has been working in the legal profession for over five years and has helped hundreds of personal injury and wrongful death victims and their families. She prides herself on commitment to detail, responsiveness, and client attention in her work at The Patient’s Law Firm, P.A.
Farhana was born in Toronto, Canada and raised in Tampa, Florida. She graduated from the University of Florida with a bachelor’s degree in criminology, with a minor in business administration. Upon graduation, she enrolled in the joint dual degree program with Florida Coastal School of Law and Jacksonville University where she simultaneously received her Juris Doctorate and Masters of Business Administration. During her time in law school she earned top grades in Legal Methods, Pretrial Litigation Drafting, and International Law. She was also a member of the Moot Court Honor Board and served as a Student Ambassador on the Professionalism Committee at Florida Coastal. She graduated on the Dean’s List in the top 20% of her class with a Business and Transactional Practice Certificate. Additionally, she graduated from Jacksonville University at the top of her class with a 4.0 GPA and as a member of Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society.
Yoli Dale was born in Trenton, New Jersey and raised in Miami-Dade County, Florida. She graduated from the University of Phoenix with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration. Her passion is working in the legal field, as a paralegal, an environment where she can interact with individuals and where she’s committed to making clients and/or patients feel special. Ms. Dale is bilingual (English and Spanish) and has over 20 years of experience as a legal assistant/paralegal, handling presuit and litigation matters. Ms. Dale believes that education is power, and communication is key.
Medical Wrongful Death
At The Patient’s Law Firm, your case will be evaluated by a dually-licensed healthcare and legal professional, nurse attorney Christa Carpenter. Ms. Carpenter prides herself on responsiveness, dedication, and specialized knowledge in healthcare law.