Dana Lehnhardt, a native of Union County, brings a wealth of knowledge to our firm through her years of practice in the family law field in North Carolina, where she has been an active litigator since 1998. Prior to moving back to Union County, Dana practiced for a short time in Hendersonville, North Carolina.
Dana graduated from UNC-Charlotte with a double major in political science and psychology and a minor in criminal justice. Dana thereafter pursued her Juris Doctor degree and graduated from UNC Chapel Hill in 1998. Dana has been licensed to practice in North Carolina since 1998 and is currently a member of the North Carolina Bar Association and the Union County Bar Association. Dana expanded her areas of service in the family law field by becoming a Board Certified Family Law Specialist in 2008, and also a Certified Family Financial Mediator.
Dana not only brings a history of legal knowledge with her, but she also brings a history of community involvement, volunteer hours and serving on various non-profit boards throughout Union County and the surrounding areas.
Dana is an active volunteer with the Union County Community Shelter and currently sits on the Board of Directors for the shelter. Dana has been and currently serves as a soccer and basketball coach and serves as the Co-Commissioner for the Monroe Youth Soccer Association. Dana is actively involved in other non-profit organizations through either past-sponsorships of major fundraising events, as a speaker, or through dedicating personal volunteer time, some of which include, the local Red Cross Chapter, Literacy Council, Union County's Women in Business (a division of the Union County Chamber of Commerce events), and Union County Community Arts Council. Dana has been a past speaker at various events throughout the area and even at the Pageland South Carolina Chamber of Commerce.
Dana remains committed to her clients by walking them through the difficult issues in family law and making sure that clients know all of their options to make an informed decision, even if that decision leads them to other avenues besides litigation. Dana also maintains a high level of integrity during her role as a mediator, acknowledging that parties involved in highly contested court cases need a reasonable sounding board, extensive trial experience, and someone that is dedicated to helping them resolve their issues outside of a courtroom.