Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas
Ms. D’Aniello is a graduate of the Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law. She joined Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas (LANWT) in 2005 as the Hurricane Legal Relief Liaison and worked with Hurricane Katrina evacuees in a joint effort with LANWT and the Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program (DVAP). She coordinated the efforts of LANWT and private attorneys working to serve hurricane evacuees in the wake of the New Orleans disaster. In 2007 Ms. D’Aniello joined the Housing, Consumer and Economic Benefits Division of LANWT and began working with the Housing Crisis Center (HCC). She represents low income tenants and homeowners with housing issues in an effort to prevent homelessness and preserve title. In addition, her practice consists of representing individuals on issues involving economic benefits such as disability (SSI/SSDI), Medicaid programs, and unemployment compensation, as well as various elder care, probate and guardianship issues. She continues to work closely with pro bono attorneys who volunteer their time at the HCC at advice only clinics geared toward assisting individuals with housing issues. She also serves as the DVAP mentor attorney for pro bono attorneys that take on housing related cases. Maryann D’Aniello is the Team Lead for LANWT’s Hurricane Harvey Legal Relief Team.