Erika Dine

Founding Partner

Erika Dine

Erika Dine is the firm’s founding attorney who dedicates her practice to serving the elderly, the special needs population, and their caretakers in both Manatee and Sarasota counties. When litigation is necessary, Erika relies on her courtroom experience which includes extensive motion practice, jury and non-jury trials, and evidentiary hearings before the Courts of the 12th Judicial Circuit.

She was acknowledged by her peers as a Rising Star in 2013 and has continued to be a 2014, 2015, 2016 and a 2017 Super Lawyer.  She has been awarded the 2016 and 2017 Judicial Edition AV Preeminent™ rating from Martindale-Hubbell, which is a testament to the fact that her peers and members of the Judiciary rank her at the highest level of professional excellence.

She has been chosen as one of three individuals in the Twelfth Judicial District to participate in the ElderCaring Coordination Program. As an Eldercare Coordinator, Erika Dine, facilitates more effective and productive communication, negotiation and problem solving skills and is able to help manage high conflict family dynamics so that the elder, family and stakeholders can address their non-legal issues independently from the court, eliminating the need for the court to micromanage their family decision-making. Erika is able to make recommendations for resolutions and make decisions within the scope of a court order or with prior approval of the parties leading to a collaboration of efforts and an effective outcome.

Erika is a member of the Thomas Pennick [Elder Law] Inn of Court, Manatee American Inn of Court, and Florida Association of Women Lawyers. She is also a member of the Class of 2015 for Leadership Manatee, a program designed to expose current and future leaders to all aspects of Manatee County.

When Erika is not practicing law, she is traveling to rowing competitions to cheer on her niece or she is spending time with her while watching movies with their dog, Jojo.

Elizabeth Moneymaker

Partner

Elizabeth Moneymaker

As a retired US Army Veteran with many commendations and accolades, including a Bronze Star for her service as a JAG officer deployed for Operation Iraqi Freedom, Liz is no stranger to fighting for our Veterans and our Elderly.

Liz’s personal experience in helping her parents negotiate the healthcare maze and understand long term care and nursing home care was the impetus behind transitioning her focus from general civil litigation to solely Elder Law.  Using her 20 plus years of state and federal litigation experience, including jury and non-jury trials, arbitrations, and mediations, Liz is a force to be reckoned with and her recognition as a Florida Super Lawyer in 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 along with being awarded the prestigious AV Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubell is a testament to her proficiency.

Currently, Liz is a Director of the Manatee County Bar Association and Treasurer of the Manatee Chapter of the Florida Association for Women Lawyers.  Most recently she was chosen to be a member of the Veteran’s Benefit Committee, in the Elder Law Section of the Florida Bar. Liz is active in the local veteran’s community as a member of the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, and as an advocate for the non-profit Operation Second Chance, which serves wounded, inured and ill combat veterans.

As Chair of the Manasota Track Club Fundraising Committee, Liz is very active in the local running community. She enjoys organizing and participating in overnight relays and trail runs, and recently began enjoying riding the Legacy Trail on her first road bike. When she is not running or cycling around the area, Liz enjoys the company of her two pugs, Roxy and Lexi, and is often seen about town traveling with them.

Ruth Preisser

Firm Administrator

Ruth Preisser, FRP

Ruth Preisser earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Legal Studies from Nova Southeastern University in Florida and her Juris Doctorate from Suffolk Law School in Boston, Massachusetts. She is a Florida Registered Paralegal experienced in Civil Litigation, Family Law and Elder Law with a focus on, Guardianships, Probate, Estate Planning and Long Term Care/Medicaid Planning.

Ruth has firsthand knowledge as to what it takes to have a plan for our elders, as she has been assisting with the caretaking of her family members, and understands the role of the caretakers and the importance of having an estate plan as a way to secure their financial future.

A Spanish speaking native of Colombia, Ruth has used her many years of legal experience working with attorneys by assisting clients to successfully navigate the legal process.

In her present role as Firm Administrator of Dine & Moneymaker, Ruth provides administrative management support to the attorneys and coordinates operational functions of the firm as well as the marketing of the firm’s legal services and client development activities. A former President and member of the Bradenton Chapter of Toastmasters International, Ruth enjoys networking, meeting new people and taking an active role in building a better community.

Diane Roy

Paralegal

Diane Roy

Diane Roy is an essential part of our team.  She is a Florida Registered Paralegal with over 29 years of experience.  In the past 14 years, Diane has supported the attorneys and clients and is fueled by her focus and passion in Guardianship and Probate Law. Diane stays informed of the latest legislative changes through her ongoing training and legal continuing education.  Her many years of expertise are invaluable to the firm and to the clients.   One of the reasons Dine & Moneymaker receives many referrals is a result of the service that Diane provides to our clients.  She is attentive, compassionate, quick to respond and is always there as a liaison championing our client’s causes.

Diane moved from Maine to Florida in 2002 with her husband of 31 years and two children.  She enjoys kayaking, crafting, sewing and spending time with family and friends.