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I  have practiced law continuously since 1993. I am admitted to practice law both in Florida (by the Florida Bar) and in Texas (by the State Bar of Texas). I am also admitted to practice law before the United States Supreme Court and numerous federal courts with jurisdiction in Florida and Texas. Since year 2000, I have been Board Certified, Labor & Employment Law, by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. I am a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA).

I graduated High School in Bradenton, Florida. I attended the University of South Florida, in Tampa, Florida, and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree (B.A., 1986) and Master of Arts degree (M.A., 1987). After graduating, I worked for several years as an investigator for the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and as a compliance officer for the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP). I then attended the Southern Methodist University School of Law in Dallas, Texas and graduated with a Juris Doctor degree (J.D., 1993).


About My Law Practice
After graduating law school, I went to work for a boutique employment law firm and learned the employment law business from the ground up. In year 2000, I started my own law practice and have continued to concentrate my practice on the employment relationship to this day.


Why I became a Lawyer

My interest in being a lawyer was sparked early in my life as a result of a childhood illness that left me with a permanant  disability. As I came of age, I learned the power of the law to level the playing field as I could see how it helped me to overcome barriers not otherwise possible because of my disability. This is one the main reasons I decided to become a lawyer. 


Practice areas


  1. Employment & Labor: 50%
    22 years
  2. Sexual Harassment: 15%
    22 years
  3. Wrongful Termination: 15%
    22 years
  4. Government Contracts: 10%
    21 years
  5. Other: 10%
  6. More 



Hourly ($200-350/hour), contingent (33-40%), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes)

Attorney endorsements

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  • Eugene William Harris IV

    Dale is an exceptional employment law attorney, and he has true passion for his clients. Highest integrity and expertise; I give Dale my highest recommendation and endorsement.


    Eugene Harris Wills & Living Wills Attorney
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  • Holly Joy Draper

    Dale Rodriguez is an exceptional lawyer who truly cares about his clients. He is extremely knowledgeable in employment law, and I would recommend him to anyone seeking an employment law attorney.


    Holly Draper Child Custody Attorney
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Contact info

Law Office of Dale M Rodriguez

555 Republic Drive, 2nd Floor
Plano, TX, 75074-5481

Law Office of Dale M Rodriguez

550 North Reo
Suite 300
Tampa, FL, 33609-1037



FLMember in Good Standing200409/08/2015
TXEligible To Practice In Texas 199310/19/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerLaw Office of Dale M Rodriguez2000 - 2009
Sr. Associate AttorneyGillespie, Rozen, Tanner & Watsky, PC1993 - 2000
Compliance OfficerOffice of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (Dept of Labor)1988 - 1990
InvestigatorU.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission1987 - 1988
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Southern Methodist University, Dedman School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1993
University of South FloridaSocial SciencesMA - Masters1987
University of South FloridaSocial SciencesBA - Bachelor of Arts1986