Social Security Administration Office of Disability Adjudication and Review
Social Security Administration Appeals Council
Board of Veterans Appeals - Accredited Attorney bythe United States Department of Veterans Affairs
Former Substitute General Magistrate, Sixth Judicial Circuit of Florida
Former Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable Charles R. Wilson, Circuit Judge, United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
Former Assistant State Attorney/Prosecutor, Fifth Judicial Circuit of Florida
Former Assistant State Attorney, Sixth Judicial Circuit of Florida
Former Judicial Staff Attorney, Thirteenth Judicial Circuit of Florida
Former Adjunct Professor, Constitutional Law, University of South Florida
Former Adjunct Instructor, Florida Civil Procedure, Pasco-Hernando Community College
Former Legal Intern, United States Attorney's Office, Middle District of Florida
Former Assistant Law Review Editor, Stetson University College of Law
Juris Doctorate, Stetson University College of Law, May 1996
Bachelor of Arts, Summa Cum Laude (Political Science Major, Sociology Minor), University of South Florida, May 1993
Professional Associations and Memberships:
Member, The Florida Bar, Professional Ethics Committee (committee answers ethics inquiries from lawyers about their proposed conduct, reviews informal Bar advisory opinions, and publishes formal advisory opinions to guide attorneys in interpreting and applying Bar ethics rules)
Member and Former Chair, The Florida Bar, Unlicensed Practice of Law Committee, 6B (committee investigates complaints against individuals allegedly practicing law without a license)
Former Traffic Magistrate, City of Port Richey (hearing and deciding red light camera infraction claims)
Former Special Master, City of Port Richey (hearing and deciding cases of alleged violations of the city code)
Former Member, The Florida Bar, Committee on Professionalism (committee promotes lawyer professionalism)
Former Member, National Organization of Veterans Advocates
Former Member, United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims Bar Association
American Diabetes Association Advocate
Former Take Stock in Children Mentor
Former Member and Vice Chair, City of New Port Richey, Communities for a Lifetime, Elder Ready Committee (committee considered issues related to the well-being of elderly residents)
Former Member, City of New Port Richey Charter Ordinance Board (committee reviewed and amended city charter ordinances)
Commissioned by the Governor of Kentucky and Secretary of State of Kentucky as a "Kentucky Colonel"
The Jury Selection Process: An Interview with Judge Manual Menendez, Jr., University of South Florida Legal Brief, Volume 1, Issue 3, December, 1991.
Mandatory Drug-Testing of Government Employees: Is it Reasonable? University of South Florida Legal Brief, Summer Edition, 1993.
International Extradition and the Dual Criminality Requirement as Applied to RICO and CCE, World Order: Conflicts and Issues Analysis, 1995 Edition.
Recent Development: Government Tort Liability, 25 Stetson Law Review 940 (1996).
Social Contract Between Students and the State: A Constitutional Analysis of Florida Statutes Related to Mandatory Expulsion for Weapon Possession, Corporal Punishment, and the Use of Metal Detectors on Campus, 16 St. Thomas Law Review 109-146 (2003).
Aid, Solace from Government not Simple Matter, The West Pasco Press, January 21, 2005 (Article about the Social Security Disability claims process and its hurdles).
Judicial Activism and the Constitution, The West Pasco Press, July 1, 2005 (Discussing concepts in judicial interpretation, judicial restraint, and the philosophy of our Nation's founding fathers).
The Tort Reform Debate, Contemplated, The West Pasco Press, October 14, 2005.
Building Tax Burden: Pondering the Power of the Purse and Who Holds the Strings, The West Pasco Press, February 9, 2007 (Discussing the Constitution and taxation).
The Professional, The Florida Bar, The Professional, Vol. V, No. 4, June 2004 (Discussing the concept of professionalism towards clients).
Matter of Ethics: Image Reconstruction: Lawyers Can Set the Bar for Professionalism, Immigration Law Today, Vol. 26, No. 3, 36-37, May/June, 2007.
Roberts v. Shinseki: Is a Finding of Fraud Enough to Terminate a Veteran's Benefits? Veterans Law Journal, Summer, 2010.
Jesus was Denied Due Process: A Defense and Constitutional Analysis of the Fifth, Sixth and Eighth Amendments Applied to the Trials and Sentencing of Jesus Christ, March, 2014.
Guest Lecturer to a group of elder care professionals: Residents' Rights and Employees' Duties: An Overview of the Statutory and Constitutional Rights of Elderly Residents of Adult Care Living Facilities and Nursing Homes and the Duties of the Employees of the Facilities, 2002
Advocating For Elderly Clients/Preparing for a Social Security Disability Hearing, Stetson University College of Law, CLE/Continuing Legal Education Course, October 19, 2005
Greek Independence Day Key Note Guest Speaker, Principles of Christianity and Democracy in the United States and Greece, Pasco County Government Center, March 2006, 2007
Overview of Florida Statutes on Domestic Violence: Criminal and Civil Remedies-Fox Hollow Elementary School, April 6, 2006
Practice-Relevant Continuing Education Courses:
Risk Management and Legal Issues in Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, June, 2008
Diabetes, Yale University School of Medicine, June, 2008
Introduction to Veterans Law, University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, March, 2008
Negotiation and Conflict Management, United States Institute of Peace, March, 2013
Spanish interpreter on staff
Attorney Giannet is proud to have a non-lawyer staff which includes:
Senior Law Clerk and Attorney Giannet's brother, Billy C. Giannet, holds a Juris Doctorate of Law from Stetson University College of Law and a Masters of Business Administration. He graduated with his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from the University of South Florida, Summa Cum Laude/with a 4.0 GPA and highest honors. He was a King O'Neal Scholar. Billy is a non-lawyer Certified Civil Circuit Court Mediator. Although his passion is for business and legal research, he is considering taking the state Bar examination to someday become an attorney.
Billy serves as a lay member of the Florida Bar Unlicensed Practice of Law Committee, 6B, where he helps fellow committee members investigate and decide complaints of individuals allegedly practicing law without a license.
Like Ms. Giannet, Billy has been commissioned by the Governor of Kentucky and Secretary of State of Kentucky as a "Kentucky Colonel," the highest honor awarded by the Commonwealth of Kentucky in recognition of noteworthy accomplishments and outstanding service to the community, state or nation. The honor was bestowed in recognition of Attorney Giannet's and Billy's service to our Nation's disabled veterans and disabled workers.
Attorney Giannet and Billy are grateful to have their parents devote their time and talent to the practice.
Dina's career has been a gerontological professional, certified activities consultant in adult congregate living facilities, and certified instructor of continuing education to geriatric activities professionals. She holds a doctorate degree in Christian ministry and has authored a book, "Words to Live By: Inspiring Quotes That Will Touch Your Heart."
Emmanuel holds a Masters Degree in Education. For over 50 years, his career has been as an educator, owner of a vocational training and language institute and a linguistics professor. He is proficient in multiple languages, including Spanish, which he currently teaches. Professor Giannet serves as the firm's multilingual interpreter.
We also thank Jessica, Julissa and Laura for their assistance to the Firm.
Serving Pasco, Hernando, Pinellas, and Hillsborough Counties
(including the cities and surrounding cities of New Port Richey, Port Richey, Bayonet Point, Hudson, Spring Hill, Brooksville, Holiday,
Tarpon Springs, Palm Harbor, Clearwater, St. Petersburg and Tampa)
Ms. Giannethas served as an attorney for over 20 years.
At Giannet Law Firm, P.A., we pursue truth and justice with integrity, commitment and diligence.
If you need help with social security disability, auto accidents, or other injuries, Giannet Law Firm, P.A. has you covered!