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Anthony Anderson Benton Dogali

also known as Andy Dogali

Practice areas:

Construction & Development, Insurance, Class Action, Consumer Protection

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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 aquired sole ownership of Forizs & Dogali and re-named the firm Dogali Law Group.


Mr. Dogali is admitted to practice in all state and federal courts in Florida, and has appeared in litigated matters in more than a dozen other jurisdictions. He is a member of the American, Florida, and Hillsborough County Bar Associations. He has been an officer and/or member of many bar sections and committees including:



  • Florida Bar Law Office Management Assistance Service (LOMAS), Advisory Board: Chair, 2008 – 2011; Vice-Chair, 2006 – 2008; member, 2005 – 2011

  • Florida Bar 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

  • Florida Bar Business Law Section: member, 2006 – present

  • Florida Bar Real Property Probate and Trust Law Section: 2011 – present

  • ABA Law Practice Management Section: member, 2002 – present

  • ABA Forum on the Construction Industry: member, 1994 – present

  • ABA Tort and Insurance Practice Section: member, 1994 – present

  • ABA Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee: Chair, Emerging Issues Subcommittee Chair, 2011 – 2013; member, 2000 – present

  • Hillsborough County Bar Association Construction Law Committee: member, 2011 – present


Mr. Dogali’s law practice includes a wide range of civil litigation matters, chiefly in the areas of insurance defense, insurance coverage, construction law, and economic fraud litigation, as more fully described below.


Insurance Coverage: In insurance law, Mr. Dogali’s practice has encompassed both coverage and defense. In coverage matters, Mr. Dogali has represented the insurance industry and policyholders in liability coverage and bad faith disputes, involving CGL policies, professional liability policies, directors and officers liability policies, first party casualty and collapse coverages, and others.


Construction Law: In construction law, Mr. Dogali’s litigation practice has encompassed all types of construction disputes involving performing arts centers, power plants, industrial facilities, retail and movie complexes, bridges, college and educational facilities, hospitals, nursing home and retirement facilities, residences, commercial office structures, condominiums, roads and highways. Mr. Dogali has represented all aspects of the construction industry: architects and engineers, developers, owners, contractors, subcontractors, surveyors, and insurers, and has done so for all types of claims: cost overrun and delay claims, defect claims, lien claims, performance and payment bond disputes, claims of professional malpractice in design and construction administration, and personal injury matters. Mr. Dogali has also lectured for design professionals.


Liability Defense: In defense matters, he has defended a myriad of professional malpractice claims, on behalf of medical and legal professionals, architects, engineers, surveyors, accountants, and real estate agents and brokers. He has also defended general liability claims arising out of products liability, vehicular negligence, premises liability, and completed operations. Finally, Mr. Dogali has defended a number of self-insured municipalities in Florida, in connection with claims relating to all facets of municipal and governmental liability, such as defective public facilities, inverse condemnation, police torts, civil rights claims, public records and Sunshine Law questions, and vehicular negligence.wsp_rte_replace_marker


Commercial Litigation: In commercial litigation, Mr. Dogali’s practice has been diverse. Exemplary commercial cases include representation of lenders and borrowers in usury dfisputes, lenders in foreclosures and collections matters, corporations, shareholders, directors and officers in shareholder derivative suits, and malfeasance matters.


Consumer, Discrimination and Investor Fraud and Class Action: In consumer and class action litigation, Mr. Dogali has represented corporate entities and victims in connection with claims of discrimination under the Americans with Disabilities Act, civil rights claims, and investment and consumer fraud. Mr. Dogali also has represented countless persons who have been discriminated against on account of their disabilities, and countless victims of economic fraud, including victims of sales of improper and unsuitable securities, investment, annuity and insurance products, in both individual lawsuits and class actions.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1986

  1. Construction & Development: 50%
    28 years
  2. Insurance: 30%
    28 years
  3. Consumer Protection: 10%
    19 years
  4. Class Action: 10%
    19 years

Attorney Endorsements

1 total 

  • Joel J. Ewusiak

    I've had the pleasure of working for, and with, Andy over the past seven years. Andy's legal experience and knowledge is excellent -- and vast, covering a broad range of subject areas. He's also timely, pragmatic, and takes a well-considered approach to all matters. Most of all, he treats all clients with the same degree of care and attention. He's a great attorney and asset to have on your side.

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    Joel Ewusiak Securities & Investment Fraud Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact Info

Dogali Law Group, P.A.

101 East Kennedy Blvd.
Suite. 1100
Tampa, FL, 33602

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License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
FLMember in Good Standing198608/12/2015

Professional Misconduct

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

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Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Best Lawyer, Construction LawBest Lawyers in America2014
Selected for Inclusion, Construction LawFlorida Super Lawyers2014
Best Lawyer, Construction LawBest Lawyers in America2013
Selected for Inclusion, Construction LawFlorida Super Lawyers2013
Selected for Inclusion, Construction LawFlorida Super Lawyers2012
Best Lawyer, Construction LawBest Lawyers in America2012
Best Lawyer, Construction LawBest Lawyers in America2011
Selected for Inclusion, Construction LawFlorida Super Lawyers2011
Best Lawyer, Construction LawBest Lawyers in America2010
Selected for Inclusion, Construction LawFlorida Super Lawyers2010
Best Lawyer, Construction LawBest Lawyers in America2009
Selected for Inclusion, Construction LawFlorida Super Lawyers2009
Top Lawyers in TampaBayTampa Bay Magazine2008
Selected for Inclusion, Construction LawFlorida Super Lawyers2008
Selected for Inclusion, Construction LawFlorida Super Lawyers2007
Selected for Inclusion, ConstructionFlorida Super Lawyers2006

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
OwnerDogali Law Group, P.A.1999 - Present

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Florida Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Hillsborough County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
American Bar Association, Tort, Trial and Insurance Practice SectionMemberN/A
American Bar Association, Litigation Section, Construction Litigation CommitteeMemberN/A
Florida Bar Association, Practice Management and Development SectionExecutive CouncilN/A
Florida Bar Association, Technology CommitteeMemberN/A

Publications

Publication NameTitleDate
American Bar Association, Litigation SectionInsurance 101: Insurer's Use of Extrinsic Evidence for Duty to Defend in Florida2014
The Florida Bar JournalAnnual Report on the affairs of the Florida Bar's Law Office Management Assistance Service (LOMAS)2011
Lexis Nexis PublishingFlorida Consumer Financial Transactions2007
Florida Bar JournalAd Litem Representation of Absent Defendants in Florida Mortgage Foreclosures1996
Florida BarPractice Under Florida Usury Law1993

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
The Florida State University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1986
Florida State UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1983

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Looking Forward to 2013: Trends, Risks, Obstacles and PlanningCurrent Issues and Trends for Design Professionals2012
Panelist, eCLE ProgramForeclosure Defects: Off Record Defects and their Impact on Marketability of Title2011
Construction Law ForumNational moderator1994