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Dana Laganella Gerling, Esq. and Rodney D. Gerling, Esq. have both been named 2020 Super Lawyers by Florida Super Lawyer Magazine for another year! This designation is only given to 5% of the Attorneys practicing in the State of Florida and is voted on by their peers in recognition of their work. Affordable Attorney, Gerling Law Group Chartered has received the 2020 People's Choice Award from the Bradenton Herald for Favorite Attorney in Manatee County for the seventh time! Furthermore, Affordable Attorney, Gerling Law Group is pleased to announce that both Dana Laganella Gerling, Esq. and Rodney D. Gerling, Esq. were voted as Legal Elite in the 2020 issue of Florida Trend Magazine. Only 2.5% of lawyers in the state of Florida have received such designation. Candidates for this honor are evaluated based on twelve indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement. We congratulate Dana on this outstanding achievement. Because she is such an overachiever, Dana was also named among just 7 percent of the wealth managers in the Sarasota area as a Five Star Wealth Manager from 2009 to 2014 and 2017 by Sarasota Magazine. Affordable Attorney, Gerling Law Group Chartered is about our clients. You will feel the difference when you walk through our door and we look forward to meeting and helping you. Call today to schedule your Free Consulation for Estate Planning. We do not provide free consultations in other areas of law, but please call for an affordable fee.


Dana Laganella Gerling was one of the twelve winners of the Women and Men of Manatee County. The United Way Calendar Showcase Event took 19 selected nominees (nominated from people within Manatee County) to raise money for the United Way and in turn earn a spot in the calendar. Dana became Ms. January of the 2008 United Way calendar. This dedicated community leader practices in areas of law that includes: Estate Planning, Probate, Trust Administration and Incorporation.

Come to a free educational seminar by Dana Laganella Gerling, Esq. and Rodney D. Gerling, Esq. to find out about the basics of Living Trust, Avoidance of Probate, Living Wills, Durable Powers of Attorney and Simple Wills. Seminars are held monthly in our office presentation room; just call the office to reserve your spot for our next seminar date. Lunch is provided.



  • Simple Wills $110.00

  • Durable Power of Attorney $95.00

  • Health Care Surrogate $85.00

  • Revocable Living Trust, Single, Non Tax $595.00

    Revocable Living Trust, Married, Non Tax $1,050.00

Gerling Law Group

We focus on providing all of our clients with the information they need up front so that there are no surprises. Attorneys, Rodney D. Gerling and Dana Laganella Gerling, always provide a free half hour consultation along with our affordable flat fees for wills and trusts. Why go with online document preparation sites like Legal Zoom when you can meet an Attorney face to face and have your documents created for the same price.

A qualified Attorney stays attuned to developments in the law to make sure the plan is current and drafted in the most effective manner and provides a simple plan to meet the individual's needs and also makes sure that all legal formalities are followed when documents are executed. You can not afford to not call and make an appointment to discuss leaving a legacy for your children and family. Preparing your Will and an Estate Plan is one of the most important things that you can do to care for your friends and family. If you have a Will from another state, come to the office and the Attorney will review the Will for free. At Affordable Attorney estate planning is made simple, effective and affordable. We strive to be different and to show our clients from their initial contact with our office how much we value them. Our vision is to provide quality affordable legal services to the average Florida family restoring their belief and trust in their Attorney. Developing a relationship with a good estate planning attorney allows you to have a trusted advisor to turn to for guidance on your most important lifetime decisions and to assist your family when you are gone.