Gary Dorst, a life-long resident of Orlando, Florida was born and raised in the College Park area of Orlando and attended Edgewater High School , Valencia Community College, and the University of Central Florida. He recieved his juris (doctorate) law degree from the prestigious Cumberland School of Law at Samford University in Birmingham Alabama. While attending Cumberland Gary acted as associate editor of the American Journal of Trial Advocacy, one of the law schools most highly respected legal periodicals.
Prior to attending law school Mr. Dorst served as a navigator in the US Navy followed by three years as an officer of the Orlando Police Department. Upon graduation of law school he served as a felony Assistant State Attorney in the 9th Judicial Circuit of Orange County for five years.
Mr. Dorst has been actively practicing law since 1984 and has represented many clients throughout the greater Central Florida area. Board certified by the Florida Bar in Criminal Trials from 1993 through 2002, he specializes in criminal defense. In addition to the criminal trial practice he also specializes in family practices such as divorce, child custody, paternity, and dependency.
Mr. Dorst practices in all Florida State Courts including the Appellate Courts and the Supreme Court of Florida. In addition, he is admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States, Federal Appellate Court, and the Federal District Court. He has successfully pursued appeals in the 11th Federal Circuit Court of Appeal located in Atlanta Georgia as well as Florida’s Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal in Daytona Beach which covers Central Florida.