Dennis Gus Diecidue

Dennis Gus Diecidue

About Me 

CURRICULUM VITAE

CERTIFICATIONS
            1983     BOARD CERTIFIED CIVIL TRIAL LAWYER BY FLORIDA BAR
                        (RE-CERTIFIED, 1987, 1993, 1998, 2003)

            1983   BOARD CERTIFIED CIVIL TRIAL LAWYER BY NATIONAL  BOARD OF TRIAL      ADVOCACY (1983 - 1999)        
           1993    CIRCUIT COURT MEDIATOR CERTIFIED BY FLORIDA SUPREME COURT
                       (RE-CERTIFIED 1998, 2003, 2008)

          1994     MEDIATION PANEL, U.S. DISTRICT COURT, MIDDLE DISTRICT OF FLORIDA
    
JURISDICTIONS IN WHICH AUTHORIZED TO  PRACTICE LAW
         FLORIDA STATE COURTS
         U.S. SUPREME COURT
         U.S. DISTRICT COURT, MIDDLE DISTRICT OF FLORIDA
         U.S. ELEVENTH CIRCUIT COURT OF APPEALS                   
         U.S. COURT OF CLAIMS

EMPLOYMENT
    1984- PRESENT      THE DIECIDUE LAW FIRM, P.A.
    1974-1984            PARTNER, DIECIDUE, FERLITA, PRIETO & NUTTER, P.A.
    1972-1974              DENNIS G. DIECIDUE, P.A. (SOLO PRACTICE)
   1971-1972            ASSISTANT COUNTY ATTORNEY, HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, FL. (JUVENILE COURT PROSECUTOR)
     1969-1972     ASSOCIATE, YADO, KEEL & NELSON, P.A.

ASSOCIATIONS
              FLORIDA BAR ASSOCIATION SINCE 1969
               -1988, MEMBER JUDICIAL NOMINATING RULES COMMITTEE
               -1990 - 1999, MEMBER LAW OFFICE MANAGEMENT ASSISTANCE SERVICE COMMITTEE   
        -1994, VICE-CHAIR
        -1995 & 1996, CHAIR
    -1999, MEMBER OF THIRTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT GRIEVANCE COMMITTEE
        -2002, CHAIR

              HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION SINCE 1969
               -1989, MEMBER LEGAL ECONOMICS & TECHNOLOGY COMMITTEE
               -1990, MEMBER ALTERNATE DISPUTE RESOLUTION   COMMITTEE
       -1994, MEMBER PROFESSIONAL COURTESY COMMITTEE

             1969 - 2005 AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION       
               -AMERICAN BAR ENDOWMENT, 1992

          FLORIDA JUSTICE ASSOCIATION (ACADEMY OF FLORIDA TRIAL LAWYERS)

             SINCE 1977
               -1988, MEMBER RULES OF CIVIL PROCEDURE SUBCOMMITTEE
               -1989, MEMBER LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEE

         AMERICAN ASSOCIATION FOR JUSTICE (AMERICAN TRIAL LAWYERS ASSOCIATION) SINCE 1980  -DIPLOMATE

    AMERICAN BOARD OF TRIAL ADVOCATES (ABOTA) SINCE 1989

    AMERICAN INNS OF COURT, TAMPA BAY INN OF COURT SINCE 1998
    - 2000, PARLIAMENTARIAN
    - 2001, SECRETARY

            - AMERICAN ARBITRATION ASSOCIATION PANEL OF ARBITRATORS (1994-1999)
            - AMERICAN MEDIATION ASSOCIATION, 1994
             -DIPLOMATE, CONGRESS OF CERTIFIED CIRCUIT MEDIATORS, 1994
             -SOCIETY OF PROFESSIONALS IN DISPUTE RESOLUTION (SPIDR), 1996

 

OTHER ACTIVITIES
     1975-1980     MEMBER BI-RACIAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE TO HILLSBOROUGH
            COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD
     1978-1981     MEMBER HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION
     1988-2009          BOARD OF DIRECTORS, FLORIDA SPECIAL OLYMPICS
                -IMMEDIATE PAST CHAIR, 1996 - 1998
                -CHAIR, 1994 - 1996
                -CHAIR ELECT, 1992 -1994
                -VICE CHAIR, 1991 - 1992
                -SECRETARY, 1990 - 1991
      1989-2002    STATE OF FLORIDA GUARDIAN AD LITEM PROGRAM FOR ABUSED
            AND NEGLECTED CHILDREN, VOLUNTEER ATTORNEY