Additional Team Members At Thomas-McDonald Law
It takes a collaborative effort to give clients the representation, service and personalized attention they deserve. The professionals on this page are instrumental to the success of Thomas-McDonald Law and its clients.
Ms. Brittany Miller, Of Counsel
Brittany Miller has handled a wide array of civil litigation matters, including contract disputes, commercial issues, probate and guardianship matters, land use, real estate and family cases during her legal career. Brittany’s core focus has always been to help clients resolve their disputes to avoid lengthy, stressful and expensive litigation – but when it’s absolutely necessary – she guides clients through the trial and appellate process with the ease of honed competence and genuine compassion. Brittany resides in the Florida Keys and when she’s not busy in the legal arena, she assists her Husband managing their family business, Miller Marine and she serves as a real estate agent in her local community; all while she keeps up with her children and dogs and somehow finds time for CrossFit and jogging.
Ms. Daiselys De La Caridad Arritola, Associate Attorney
Daiselys Arritola was born in Havana Cuba and was raised in Miami Florida. In 2017, Ms. Arritola graduated Magna Cum Laude from Florida International University with her bachelor’s degree majoring in Criminal Justice and a minor in Political Science in 2017. She earned her Juris Doctorate degree, from Florida International University College of Law in 2021. Throughout her time in law school, Ms. Arritola was a member of various organizations, including the Negotiation Competition Team, Cuban American Bar Association and the Peer Mentor Program, where she served as E-board Treasurer. Ms. Arritola obtained several honors while in law school, including the CALI Excellence for the Future Award in Torts. As an Associate Attorney at Thomas-McDonald Law Firm, P.A., Ms. Arritola is currently practicing in the areas of family law, estate planning, probate law, guardianship, and elder law. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and spending time at the beach.
Ms. Giselle Coalla, Associate Attorney
A true Miami native, Giselle Coalla was born and raised in Miami, Florida. Giselle graduated Magna Cum Laude from Florida State University in 2020 with a major in Political Science and a minor in business. In 2023, she graduated Cum Laude from the University of Miami School of Law. Throughout law school, Giselle was an active member of the Student Bar Association, the Cuban American Bar Association and the First-Generation Lawyers Association where she served as a mentor to first-year law students. As an Associate Attorney at Thomas-McDonald Law Firm, P.A., Giselle is currently practicing in the areas of family law, estate planning, probate law, guardianship, and elder law. In her free time, she enjoys being with her dogs, going to CrossFit, and trying out new restaurants.
Ms. Melissa Van Heusen, Registered Paralegal
Melissa Van Heusen has over 20 years of experience as a paralegal in numerous areas of law, including but not limited to wills and probate, business, commercial, land use and construction, residential and commercial leasing, and related landlord/tenant remedies. Melissa has dedicated her work to making sure clients receive the best quality service by providing excellent organizational and communication skills, alongside an outstanding work ethic. Melissa attended Florida International University Paralegal Program and is certified through the National Association of Legal Assistants (NALA) and is a Florida Bar Registered Paralegal. A true native of South Florida, Melissa enjoys spending her free time with family and friends, traveling, and spending time outdoors.
Ms. Carrie Bodin, Office Manager
With more than a decade of customer service experience, Ms. Carrie Bodin brings her honed interpersonal communication skills to our firm. Carrie assists Thomas-McDonald Law Firm by streamlining client communication and creating litigation readiness systems to assist all through the legal process. Her previous experience at ADP has helped equip her with the necessary people and administrative know how to adeptly handle our practice areas of family, estate and probate law. Ms. Bodin received her Bachelors Degree from the University of Minnesota. In her free time, Carrie enjoys baking, jogging and spending time with her triplets and husband. She is also an active member of First United Methodist Church of Coral Gables.
Learn About Your Legal Options During An Initial Consultation
Thomas-McDonald Law is based in Miami and serves clients throughout the surrounding areas of Florida. To schedule an initial consultation about your legal needs, you can contact the firm online or call 305-928-6999.