Daviana M. Braniff, Esq.

Daviana Marie Braniff was born in Clearwater, Florida, but primarily grew up in Atlanta, Georgia. After receiving a scholarship for women’s soccer, Daviana attended Armstrong Atlantic State University in Savannah, Georgia where she received her degree in Psychology. Daviana then attended the University of Georgia School of Law where she interned with the Office of the Fulton County District Attorney. After graduating, she moved back to the sunny state of Florida to be with family. Daviana worked as an Assistant State Attorney in the Sixth Judicial Circuit from October 2015 until January 2019 prior to joining the firm. She is an experienced trial attorney who handles all criminal matters with a focus on major crime. Daviana and her husband Daniel have two children James and Henry and two lovable dogs named Stella and Benno together.

Attorney Daviana M. Braniff

Professional Associations

  • The Florida Bar, 2015
  • West Pasco Bar Association
  • Clearwater Bar Association
  • Florida Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity, International

Honors & Awards

  • Office of the State Attorney, 6th Judicial Circuit, Pinellas County, FL
    Assistant State Attorney
  • Fulton County District Attorney, Atlanta, GA Summer Intern and Prosecutorial Clinic Intern
  • Sanderson Law, P.C., Fayetteville, GA Summer Associate
  • Office of the Circuit Public Defender Michael Edwards, LLP, Chatham County, GA
    Senior Intern
  • Armstrong Atlantic Department of Psychology, Savannah, GA
    Research Assistant


  • University of Georgia School of Law, Athens, GA
    Juris Doctor
  • Armstrong Atlantic State University, Savannah, GA
    Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

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