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Derren Ciaglia and Ryan Scordato Named Shareholders at Lowndes

February 01, 2021

Orlando, FL – Lowndes is pleased to announce that Derren K. Ciaglia and Ryan P. Scordato have been elected shareholders in the firm. These promotions are effective February 1, 2021.

“Both of these talented attorneys exemplify the firm’s guiding principles, and their elevation to shareholder reflects their many contributions to the firm and their exceptional commitment to our clients,” said Lowndes CEO & President William T. Dymond, Jr. “We are confident that Derren and Ryan will continue to be important contributors to Lowndes’ success and growth for many years to come.”

Ciaglia is member of the firm’s Family and Marital Law practice and is trained in the interdisciplinary model of collaborative family law. She devotes her practice to a variety of family law matters, including divorce, child support, child custody, alimony, paternity matters and family law litigation involving complex financial and parenting issues. Ciaglia, who served most recently as a senior associate at the firm, received her law degree cum laude and a Family Law Certificate from the University of Florida Levin College of Law and her undergraduate degree with honors from the University of Michigan. She is admitted to practice in Florida and Illinois.

Previously serving as of counsel with Lowndes, Scordato is a seasoned business-focused attorney who is familiar with the construction industry, particularly in the Central Florida market. He assists owners, developers, contractors, design professionals and subcontractors with a variety of construction issues including breach of contract, delay, latent defects, water intrusion and mold, differing site conditions, indemnity and warranty. In addition to advising on issues related to construction claims of lien and surety bond claims, he regularly counsels clients in the areas of commercial litigation and business law. Admitted to practice in Florida, Scordato holds a law degree from Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center and a bachelor’s degree in political science from University of Connecticut. 


Derren

Derren K. Ciaglia devotes her practice to challenging family law matters, including divorce, child support, child custody, alimony, paternity matters and family law litigation involving complex financial and parenting issues. As a mother of three, she understands the importance of minimizing the effect the legal process can have on families. She tries to find creative solutions that are tailored to each family’s unique circumstances.

Trained in the interdisciplinary model of collaborative family law, Derren is passionate about advocating for her clients and providing them with support and guidance during what can be difficult and uncertain times in their lives. She is a compassionate listener, a good problem solver and settlement focused, negotiating on behalf of clients both in and out of mediation.

Derren is active in the Orlando community, currently serving as vice president of children’s programming for the Rosen Jewish Community Center Board of Directors. She is also a member of The Florida Bar and the Orange County Bar Association.

Admitted to practice law in Florida, Derren also previously practiced in Illinois. She earned her law degree cum laude from the University of Florida Levin College of Law, where she received a Family Law Certificate and three Book Awards in perspectives of family, collaborative law, and intimate partner violence assistance. She has dedicated her entire legal career to matters involving families.

Ryan

A seasoned, business-focused attorney, Ryan Scordato is intimately familiar with the local marketplace and the construction industry.

Ryan assists owners, developers, contractors, design professionals and subcontractors with a variety of construction issues including breach of contract, delay, latent defects, water intrusion and mold, differing site conditions, indemnity and warranty. He also counsels clients on issues related to construction claims of lien and surety bond claims.

Additionally, Ryan regularly counsels clients in the areas of commercial litigation and business law.

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