December 16, 2021 – Zachary Bayne Selected as Member of St. Petersburg Chamber of Commerce’s 2022 Leadership St. Pete Class

Allen Dell is proud to announce that shareholder Zachary Bayne has been selected as 1 of 39 members to the St. Petersburg Chamber of Commerce’s 2022 Leadership St. Pete class.  Created to identify, recruit and develop leaders who represent the diversity of the community, and who will assume future leadership roles in the chamber and other community organizations, Leadership St. Pete is an immersive program providing an in-depth introduction to social, economic, business and political issues in the St. Petersburg area.


November 4, 2021 – Allen Dell, P.A. Ranked in 2022 “Best Law Firms”

November 4, 2021 — U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers®, for the 12th consecutive year, announce the U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” rankings.

Allen Dell, P.A. has been ranked in the 2022 U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” list regionally in 5 practice areas.

Firms included in the 2022 U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” list are recognized for professional excellence with persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. Achieving a tiered ranking signals a unique combination of quality law practice and breadth of legal expertise.

The 2022 edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms”; includes rankings in 75 national practice areas and 127 metropolitan – based practice areas. Additionally, one “Law Firm of the Year” was named in each nationally-ranked practice area.

Ranked firms, presented in tiers, are listed on a national and/or metropolitan scale. Receiving a tier designation reflects the high level of respect a firm has earned among other leading lawyers and clients in the same communities and the same practice areas for their abilities, their professionalism and their integrity.

Allen Dell, P.A. received the following rankings in the 2022 U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms”:

  • Regional Tier 1
    • Tampa
      • Family Law
      • Trusts & Estates Law
  • Regional Tier 2
    • Tampa
      • Family Law Mediation
  • Regional Tier 3
    • Tampa
      • Commercial Litigation
      • Nonprofit / Charities Law


The U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys in the field, and review of additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process. To be eligible for a 2022 ranking, a law firm must have at least one lawyer recognized in the 12th edition of The Best Lawyers in America® list for that particular location and specialty.

August 31, 2021 – Julia M. Ammerman Appointed to HCBA YLD Committee, Member Services Co-chair

Allen Dell, PA is pleased to announce that attorney Julia M. Ammerman has been appointed as Member Services Co-chair to the Hillsborough County Bar Association Young Lawyers Division 2021-2022.


August 19, 2021 – Six Allen Dell Lawyers Named to 2022 ‘Best Lawyers’ List & One Lawyer Named to ‘Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch’ List

The Best Lawyers In America recently announced their 2022 Best Lawyers‘ list.  The following Allen Dell attorneys have been named as recipients of this outstanding recognition in the following areas of law:


Frank J. “Sandy” Rief, III was named Best Lawyers® 2022 Nonprofit/Charities Law “Lawyer of the Year in Tampa.

Amy D. Singer was named Best Lawyers® 2022 Collaborative Law: Family Law “Lawyer of the Year in Tampa.

   Donna L. Longhouse       Trusts and Estates

Miriam E. Mason

      Miriam E. Mason           Family Law

  Marian P. McCulloch Family Law & Collaborative Law: Family Law

Robert L. Olsen

        Robert L. Olsen       Commercial Litigation










Frank J. “Sandy” Rief, III  Trusts and Estates & Nonprofit / Charities Law

Amy D. Singer

          Amy D. Singer       Family Law, Family Law Mediation & Collaborative Law: Family Law










The Best Lawyers In America also recently announced their 2022 ‘Best Lawyers:  Ones to Watch‘ list.  The following Allen Dell attorney has received this distinguished recognition in the following area of law:

        Zachary L. Bayne              Family Law





Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Best Lawyers lists are compiled based on an exhaustive peer-review evaluation. Lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed; therefore inclusion in Best Lawyers® is considered a singular honor. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers® “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.”

June 24, 2021– Allen Dell Attorneys Named to 2021 Super Lawyers List

Five Allen Dell attorneys have been named to the 2021 Florida Super Lawyers list.  One attorney has been named to the 2021 Florida Rising Stars list.  The attorneys receiving these honors are:


Christine A. Hearn

Christine A. Hearn Family Law

Donna L. Longhouse       Estate Planning

Miriam E. Mason

Miriam E. Mason Family Law

Marian P. McCulloch       Family Law

Amy D. Singer

Amy D. Singer Family Law


Zachary L. Bayne  Family Law










In addition to the named Super Lawyers, a number of Allen Dell’s attorneys have also been recognized in the following publications:  Best Lawyers of America, Florida Trend’s Legal Elite, and Legal Leaders.

Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The annual selections are made using a patented multiphase process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates and peer reviews by practice area. The result is a credible, comprehensive and diverse listing of exceptional attorneys (

FEMA COVID-19 Funeral Expense Assistance

FEMA is providing (at least some) reimbursement for funeral expenses for funerals after January 20, 2020 for persons who died, indirectly or directly, as a result of COVID-19, i.e. death certificate shows COVID-19 as a cause of death.  For more information,

March 1, 2021 – New Associate Joins Allen Dell

Allen Dell is pleased to announce that Julia M. Ammerman has joined the firm as an associate. Ms. Ammerman will focus her legal knowledge and expertise towards the firm’s Marital and Family Law practice group.