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Dominick Joseph Salfi

Dominick Joseph Salfi

Practice areas:

Family, Litigation, Divorce & Separation, Alimony, Child Custody

About Me

Dominick J. Salfi is the senior member of the firm. He was born in Philadelphia, PA, in 1937 and moved to Florida in mid high shool years. He holds a Bachelor of Arts (1958) and a Juris Doctor (1961) from the University of Florida.  He gained his early experience as an attorney in private practice with Hornsby, Johnson, Yurko & Salfi (1961-1966) and Fishback, Davis, Dominick & Salfi (1966-1970).


 In 1967 Mr. Salfi served as legal counsel to Orange-Seminole Legislative Delegation. In July of that year, he was appointed State Attorney for the 18th Judicial Circuit.  During this time, Mr. Salfi organized the first drug task force in this area, as well as the first Central Florida Interdepartmental Law Enforcement Unit which led to the arrest and conviction of various organized crime figures.  In 1970 Mr. Salfi was appointed to the circuit bench of the 18th Judicial Circuit. At that time, it was reported that he was the youngest Circuit Judge to hold such office in the history of the state.  Upon assuming the post of Circuit Judge, he worked in all divisions of the Court. During his tenure he had the opportunity to serve as an Associate Judge in the Fourth District Court of Appeals and as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court. In addition, he worked to develope methods to improve the delivery of judicial services to families and children particularly, and helped make the system more accessible and understandable to the average person.  He was re-elected without opposition in 1972 and 1984. In 1978 he withstood a re-election challenge by winning every precinct in Seminole and Brevard counties. After 16 years on the bench, Mr. Salfi retired in 1987 to open the Law Offices of Dominick J. Salfi, P.A., d/b/a SalfiLaw.  In 1997, Mr. Salfi became the first American to defend an American in Cuba during Fidel Castro's rule.  Over his career he has received numerous awards for his contributions to the law and youth, some of which include the Award of Merit of the Assocation of Family & Conciliation Courts; Friend of Education Award of Seminole Education Association; and the Service to Mankind Award of Sertoma Club.  Mr. Salfi has taken on a partner to assist him in providing the legal services to the public such as he has for over 50 years.  The firm is currently known as Salfi & Sprysenski.


 


 

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1961

  1. Child Custody: 20%
    52 years
  2. Alimony: 20%
    52 years
  3. Divorce & Separation: 20%
    52 years
  4. Litigation: 20%
    52 years
  5. Family: 20%
    52 years

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($250-400/hour), Retainer (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

2 total 

  • Matthews Ryan Bark

    Mr. Salfi is a mentor, example, and perhaps most importantly a phenomenal lawyer. His experience is unmatched. His knowledge of the law, and preparation, unmatched. I have trusted my own personal cases with Mr. Salfi. There may be no more of a ringing endorsement in my opinion.

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    Matthews Bark Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Stephanie Sauer Woods

    There truly is no substitute for experience. Dominick Salfi has been an active member in our legal community for many years as an attorney, former judge, and mediator. There are not too many practicing attorneys that have the knowledge and experience that Attorney Salfi has, especially in his areas of law, which is undoubtedly an invaluable asset to his clients.

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    Stephanie Woods Probate Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

SALFI | SPRYSENSKI, P.A.

999 Douglas Avenue
Suite 3324
Altamonte Springs, FL, 32714

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License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
FLMember in Good Standing196108/17/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Lifetime Member AwardSeminole County Bar Association2012
CertificationNational Judges College1977
Certification AwardNational Judges College1975
Certification AwardNational Council of Juvenile & Family Court Judges1975
Certification AwardNational Council of Juvenile & Family Court Judges1974
Certification AwardNational Judges College1973

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneySALFI | SPRYSENSKI, P.A.2011 - Present
AttorneyLaw Offices of Dominick J. Salfi, P.A.1987 - 2011
Circuit JudgeEighteenth Judicial Circuit State Of Florida1970 - 1987
AttorneyFishback, Davis, Dominick and Salfi1967 - 1970
State AttorneyEighteenth Judicial Circuit State Of Florida1967 - 1969
AttorneyHornsby, Johnson, Yurko and Salfi1961 - 1967

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Florida Justice AssociationMember1970 - Present
Seminole County Bar AssociationMember1967 - Present
Orange County Bar AssociationMember1967 - Present

Publications

Publication NameTitleDate
Family Court ReviewWho Owns This Child? Shared Parenting Before and After Divorce1982
Continuing Legal Educational ManualJuvenile Justice - "Dispositional Hearing in Delinquency Cases"1978

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1961
University of FloridaLawLL.B - Bachelor of Laws1958

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Seminole County Bar Membership MeetingCourt Procedures2013
Membership MeetingHistory of Seminole County2013
Membership MeetingFamily Law2011
Constitution DayCivics - Justice Teaching2011