Attorney Dana Eberle-Peay
Dana is a native of Southern Indiana and is deeply devoted to Kentuckiana. After spending most of her life in Floyds Knobs, she has also lived in Greenville, New Albany, and Georgetown. Allowing Dana to become familiar with every town of Floyd County. She oversees the Family Law practice area for CLLB, and she firmly believes that helping families is her destiny.
“Being able to help families heal is my biggest reward. In most cases, I’m working with a broken family. Whether it’s a divorce or child custody case, when a client thanks me afterward for helping them through a difficult time – that makes it all worth it.”
Dana describes family law as “very nuanced, very fact-dependent.” She says a big part of her job is to advocate aggressively on her clients’ behalf but also to help manage their expectations. She always focuses on what’s best for the children involved. She is highly experienced at working toward legal solutions that offer the best outcomes possible.
“I say to my clients, ‘I will fight for you and I will fight for your kids like they’re mine.’ I do what I need to do to help my client. I will also tell them when I think they’re wrong.”
After experiencing her own bumpy divorce in 2008, Dana feels she brings a special nuance to her family law cases. In short: she gets it! Whether you’re the wife or the husband, the mother or the father, Dana understands what you’re going through. She knows how it feels to have your family turned upside down, to worry about how it’s affecting the kids, to stress over the financial implications – to experience a profound sense of loss.
Dana makes it her mission to avoid the pitfalls and mistakes inherent in family law proceedings. She vows that what went wrong for her won’t go wrong for you. She wants your process – whether it’s divorce, paternity, guardianship or adoption – to be as pain-free as possible. Family law is never easy, but Dana will be there for you through the entire process, and a box of tissues is never far away. She prides herself on making sure her clients fully understand the process and the possibilities.
“Because I went through it myself, I know how heartbreaking it is. I worry about my clients; I think about them when I’m making breakfast; I think about them when I go to bed at night. As an attorney, I can’t turn it off because these cases are always emotional.”
From Floyd Central High School to University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law, and everywhere in between, Dana is rooted in Kentuckiana, and she is committed to serving the legal needs of residents. Being an attorney was always a goal for her, but she didn’t begin her legal career until after working in many other capacities, including international customer service representative at UPS, marketing manager, stay-at-home mom and Weight Watchers Leader. She’s immensely human and, therefore, very approachable and compassionate.
“We live in the community, and it’s a big deal to our clients that our firm is local. Growing up here, I knew many of the judges and attorneys before I went to law school.”
Dana graduated from law school in 2013 and then joined Church, Langdon, Lopp, Banet Law soon after passing the Indiana Bar. She passed the Kentucky Bar in 2015. When she’s not in the office or driving to court hours away to stand up for her clients, she’s spending time with her husband Perry, her sons Grant and Aidan, and the cats Phineas, Ferb, Angus, and Hamish. Her passion is off-roading in her prized Jeep, which she describes as “all beefed up. It’s my baby.” Dana says off-roading is her stress reliever.
“I love the mud, I love the rocks, I love all of it. That’s the one place I’m not thinking about anything else except being off-road.”
University of Louisville Louis D. Brandeis School of Law, 2013, J.D.
Indiana University (Bloomington), 1992, B.A. History
- Indiana, 2013
- Kentucky, 2015
- Indiana State Bar Association
- Kentucky Bar Association
- Floyd County Bar Association
- Louisville Bar Association
- Certified Family Law mediator in Indiana
- Board Member of The Center for Women and Families
- Member of The Center for Women and Families’ Southern Indiana Partnership Council
- Chair of the Center’s Southern Indiana Partnership Council