Danna Casserly is a Supervising Attorney in PHLP’s Philadelphia office.
Ms. Casserly has advocated for health care access for lower-income consumers since she began her legal career as a Staff Attorney with PHLP in 2013. Her work focuses on representing children with complex disabilities in Medicaid appeals involving denials of home health services, e.g. skilled nursing. She is committed to systemic advocacy efforts around improving access to home health services for children with disabilities.
Ms. Casserly is a member of the Imagine Different Coalition, a grassroots effort led by a group of passionate and informed parents, individuals with disabilities, advocates, and professionals from across the state. Ms. Casserly also sits on the Advisory Council of PA Families Need Nurses Now, a collaborative of families committed to ensuring access to shift nursing and improving quality and delivery of those services across the state.
Ms. Casserly earned her J.D. from Villanova University School of Law and her undergraduate degree from Providence College. During law school, she interned in the Public Benefits Unit at Community Legal Services. She also served as a Research Assistant to Professor MaryBeth Musumeci and worked as a certified legal intern in Villanova's Civil Justice Clinic, where she represented low income clients in a range of civil disputes including public benefits, family law, and civil asset forfeiture. Ms. Casserly is a recipient of the Walter Lucas Public Interest Fellowship and the Deirdre L. Bailey Leadership Scholarship.