Dena Runfola / Legal Assistant
Dena joined Clarie Law Offices, P.A. in March of 2014 as a legal assistant bringing 20 years of management experience and 30 years of administrative experience with her. Prior to this, she held the Deputy Clerk position with the Pinellas County Clerk of the Circuit Court at the St. Petersburg Judicial Branch in the area of Probate for 7 years.
Dena was also the co-owner of a locally owned and operated mortgage brokerage firm for 10 years and the Accounts Receivable Manager for a global travel agency for 10 years. Dena enjoys spending time with her family and enjoying the Florida sunshine.
Julie Gaccione / Legal Assistant
Julie joined Clarie Law Offices, P.A. as a Legal Assistant in August 2018. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Florida State University. Prior to having children, Julie was a Brand Merchandising Representative for a global athletic company and a denim company. She was also a Retail Manager for a national department store chain. She has spent the last 11 years volunteering at her children’s school as a Co-Chair for their largest annual fundraiser, Chairwoman of the annual Book Fair, organizer and fundraiser for Teacher Appreciation Week and the coordinator for a girl’s math and science afterschool club. Julie enjoys going to the movies, baking and eating dinners she doesn’t have to cook.
Joanne Clarie / Client Liaison
Joanne holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Education from St. Francis College in Fort Wayne, Indiana and a Masters in Educational Leadership degree from Southeast Nova University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Joanne has thirty years of experience in the field of education as both a teacher and an administrator. She retired from being an educator to provide administrative support in her husband’s law office and serve as the firm’s Human Resource Manager. She is also the Assistant Administrator of The Mary C. Forbes Foundation where she oversees the schools and students within the Diocese of St. Petersburg Roman Catholic Church that qualify for educational funding from the foundation Joanne loves to work in the garden, read and spend time with her family. She and her husband D’Arcy have eighteen grandchildren that they enjoy taking on family outings to the beach.
Joanna Storer / Paralegal
Joanna has over 55 years experience in probate, guardianship and trust administration. She has worked with D’Arcy R. Clarie, Esquire for over 30 years as a legal assistant/paralegal and joined Clarie Law Offices, P.A. in 2004 with Mr. Clarie. She is a Certified Paralegal through the National Association of Legal Assistants (NALA) and a member of Florida Legal Assistants, Inc. both since 1995. For over 12 years, Joanna has been a guest speaker at the St. Petersburg College Legal Assistant Program, Guardianship Section. She works closely with the attorneys and meets with clients on estate, guardianship and trust administration matters. Joanna’s interests include horses, cats, sewing and crafting.