Dogali Law Group, P.A.
formerly known as Forizs & Dogali, P.A.

 
 

Anthony Anderson Benton Dogali


Facsimile: 813-289-9435

Phone: 813-289-0700


EDUCATION:
J.D., Florida State University College of Law, with honors, 1986
B.S., Florida State University, magna cum laude, 1983
Gulf Coast Community College  

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS:

American Bar Association: 1994- present [No.01052325]

  • Forum on the Construction Industry: 1994 - present
  • Tort and Insurance Practice Session: 1994 - present
  • Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee: Co-Chair, Emerging Issues Subcommittee, 2011 - present; member, 2000 - present
  • Law Practice Management Section, 2002 - present
  • Business Law Section, 2017 - present

Florida Bar Association:

  • Law Office Management Assistance Service (LOMAS), Advisory Board: Chair, 2008 - 2011; Vice Chair, 2006 - 2008; member, 2005 - 2011
  • Practice Management and Development Section: Chair, 2001 - 2002, Past Chair, 2002 - 2003; Legislative Chair 2005 - 2008; member, 1999 - 2007
  • Florida Bar Committee on Technology: Chair, 1999 - 2001; Vice Chair, 1998 - 1999; member 1997 - 1998 (merged into Practice Management and Development Section)
  • Council of Sections, 2001 - 2002
  • Business Law Section, 2006 - present
  • Real Property Probate and Trust Law Section, 2001 - present 

Hillsborough County Bar Association: 1998 - present

  • Construction Law Committee, 2011 - present 

Clearwater Bar Association: 1988 - 2015

St. Petersburg Bar Association: 1987 - 2016

COURT ADMISSIONS:
Florida state courts
United States Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
United States District Court, Northern District of Florida
United States District Court, Middle District of Florida
United States District Court, Southern District of Florida
Pro hac vice appearances, many states (Alabama, California, Georgia, Illinois, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Tennessee, Texas)

PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION:

  • The Best Lawyers in America, Construction Law, 2006 - 2017
  • Florida Super Lawyers, Construction Law, 2006 - 2017
  • Top Lawyers in Tampa Bay, Tampa Bay Magazine, 2008 - present
  • Chambers & Partners, Florida construction lawyers (For UK clients/businesses), 2005-present

PUBLICATIONS, OTHER EXPERIENCE:

  • Contributing Author, "Insurance 101: Insurer's Use of Extrinsic Evidency for Duty to Defend in Florida," American Bar Association, Section of Litigation, February 2014
  • Panelist, “Foreclosure Defects: Robo-signing and its Impact on the Marketability of Title,” American Bar Association eCLE, May 2011
  • Editor and Contributing Author, Practice Under Florida Usury Law (Florida Bar, 1986 ed.; 1989 ed.; 1993 ed.)
  • Contributing Author, Florida Consumer Financial Transactions (LEXIS/Florida Bar, 2007)
  • “Ad Litem Representation of Absent Defendants in Florida Mortgage Foreclosures”, Fla. Bar Journal, May 1996
  • Lecturer, various topics (e.g., economic loss rule; class action litigation; architect and engineer liability and risk management; law firm practice management; ADA and building code liability; copyrighting construction plans)
  • National moderator, construction law forum, Counsel Connect website, c. 1994
  • Editor/author, various bar examination review materials, Harcourt, Brace and Jovanovich Legal and Professional Publications, Inc., 1986
  • Articles & Notes Editor, Journal of Land Use & Environmental Law, 1985-86
  • Judicial Intern, Supreme Court of Florida, 1985
  • Legislative Intern, Florida Senate, 1984 - 1985

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT:

  • Faces of Courage Foundation, Inc., Board of Directors, 2005 - 2011 (President, 2005 - 2009, 2010 - 2011)
  • CEO Council of Tampa Bay, 2011 - 2016; Roundtable Facilitator 2013 - 2016
  • Donor/ Sponsor, Andy & Hope Dogali Endowment for Excellence, FSU College of Law
  • FSU College of Law Board of Visitors, 2006 - 2014

FAVORITE MUSICIANS:

  • Armor for Sleep, Enigma, Goo Goo Dolls, Ronan Hardiman, John Mayer and Pink Floyd

FAVORITE SPORTS TEAMS:

  • Florida State University- All Athletics, Tampa Bay Rays, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

OTHER HOBBIES AND INTERESTS:

  • Golf and fishing

BIOGRAPHY: 
Andy Dogali was born in San Diego, California in 1962. He received his B.A. Degree, magna cum laude, from Florida State University in 1983. He received his Juris Doctor, with honors, from the Florida State University College of Law in 1986. He was admitted to the Bar in 1986 and co-founded the firm of Forizs & Dogali, P.A.  In 2013 he acquired sole ownership of Forizs & Dogali and re-named the firm Dogali Law Group.

PRACTICE AREAS:
Mr. Dogali's law practice includes a wide range of civil litigation matters, chiefly in the areas of:


 
 
 
 
 
 
401 East Jackson Street, Suite 1825
Tampa, FL  33602