Partner DALE S. DOBULER, a former non-profit executive director and upper-level administrator in state government, concentrates his trial and litigation practice in the area of insurance coverage litigation and bad faith. Within that broad ambit, he has handled a wide array of legal matters including first-party commercial and residential property disputes, products liability matters, professional negligence cases, healthcare litigation, complex class action and MDL work, subrogation claims, and a variety of general liability matters.
Mr. Dobuler received his undergraduate degree from Lynn University (summa cum laude) in Boca Raton, Florida, and his Juris Doctor (magna cum laude and Order of the Coif) from the University of Miami School of Law, attending as a Miami Scholar awardee. At UM he served on the executive board of the University of Miami Law Review, was a Dean's Fellow (teaching assistant), chaired the UM Law Public Interest Leadership Board, and held several additional leadership positions. Mr. Dobuler was inducted into the Society of Bar and Gavel, the highest honor awarded at the law school.
While at UM Law, Mr. Dobuler worked as a Certified Legal Intern for the office of the Miami-Dade Public Defender and for the Children and Youth Law Clinic representing foster care youth in the dependency system, as well as interning for the Honorable Ursula M. Ungaro, United States District Judge, Southern District of Florida.
In 2013, Mr. Dobuler served on a state-wide panel tasked with developing a Homeowners' Policy & Claims Bill of Rights and associated legislation designed to improve the experiences of Florida insureds.
Mr. Dobuler is a member of the Defense Research Institute, the Dade County Bar Association; the American Inns of Court; serves as a board member for PACE Miami, a non-profit alternative school for at-risk girls; and is an active board member of FAIR (Florida Association for Insurance Reform), a non-partisan organization designed to improve Florida's insurance market for consumers.
He is admitted to practice in Florida state courts and U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Middle Districts of Florida as well as the United States Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit, and has successfully tried cases to a jury verdict in both state and federal court.