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Dominick Joseph Salfi

Litigation Attorney at Altamonte Springs, FL

4.5   8 reviews

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Dominick J. Salfi is the senior member of the firm and was a circuit judge in the 18th Circuit. 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 been providing legal services to the public for over 50 years.  The firm is currently known as SalfiLaw.

 

 

Licensed for 61 years
State FL
Status Member in Good Standing
Acquired 1961
Updated 11/23/2022

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

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SALFILAW, P.A.
999 Douglas Avenue
Suite 3324
Altamonte Springs, FL, 32714

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Posted by Cindy | December 12, 2014
Exemplary Service for Many Years
Mr. Salfi has provided legal representation to myself and my husband for many years (me 15, my husband over 20 years). He is our "go to" person for all legal matters. He has always amazed me with his ability to execute at a very high level. He and his partners have represented us in family matters, business issues as well as residential/title issues. Each outcome was positive and met or exceeded my expectations. The service that the Salfi Law Firm has provided us over the years has provided me with a lot of confidence and security in life.
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Posted by Steve | October 2, 2014
Steve Coover, Seminole County attorney practicing 33 years
I have tried cases before Dominick when he was a circuit court judge, I have co-counseled cases with him working together for a common result on behalf of similarly situated parties, and I have opposed him while representing different clients in a business dispute. In my opinion, you will not find anyone more experienced and well versed in the law, nor will you find anyone who will work harder for you if you select him as your attorney.
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Posted by clem | September 4, 2014
Professionalism
Absolute professional, Mr Salfi has handled many legal situations both personal an professional, as this relationship has grown over 22 yrs. now. He and his firm have help me though Divorce & business difficulties in some very difficult & tough times. I would highly recommend Mr Salfi' & firm.
Posted by Glenn | September 3, 2014
Salfi Law saved my daughter's life and kept me from losing my mind.
I had tried to seek legal help for visitation and shared parenting prior to coming to Salfi Law. I was beginning to lose hope. My daughter's alcoholic mother was endangering our childs life. I was the worst kind of client, desperate, terrified and was having difficulty controling my emotions. I believed two things, that Dominick Salfi cared about my child and that I could trust him. Through his excellent legal help, in 6 months, I was granted full custody. My daughter is safe today and it doesn't get any better than that.
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Posted by anonymous | July 16, 2014
Awesome Lawyer
Mr. Salfi represented me in a foreclosure lawsuit by a large bank. When I first went to see him he listened carefully and patiently explained things to me. This legal stuff can be scary when you don't know what's going on. After talking with Mr. Salfi the first time I was more calm, informed, and had confidence that he had it under control. Best part is that I didn't have to go to court, at all. He handled everything. This took away the stress and then won my case! The best part about having Mr. Salfi as my lawyer is the way he gave me confidence to face a difficult situation. His office staff is also very thorough and nice to work with. If you need a lawyer I highly recommend Mr. Salfi.
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Posted by David | July 15, 2014
An Exceptional Advocate & Advisor
Dominick Salfi has represented us in several court cases and has always achieved the results we wanted with 100% satisfactory outcomes! He is an excellent listener making us feel our concerns and goals were clearly understood in each case. Having a lawyer who had been a judge also brought some unique perspectives to our conversations and added strength to the handling of our cases. I appreciate his command of facts and understanding of the law. In court he was calm, professional but relentless with argument, often leaving the other side scrambling to respond. His office staff also took excellent care of us. I highly recommend Dominick Salfi as an attorney. He deserves 10 stars.
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Posted by Joanne | July 12, 2014
Best Lawyers Ever
I have used the firm of Salfi and Sprysenski for many years. They have helped me with a variety of issues - everything from credit card issues, to mortgage issues, and other debt related troubles that I have had. They have also assisted me with making up my will and handling numerous personal issues that I needed legal assistance with. I now use them for my business related affairs, and would not trust my legal issues to anyone other than them. If you want peace of mind and a job well done, you would be wise to use their firm for your legal issues as well.
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Posted by anonymous | August 6, 2014
Unprofessional
Attorney Salfi was a horrible lawyer, represented our business and half way thru proceedings quit our case! Stated he "didn't have time to represent." Dropped our case by phone, very unprofessional. Always had a major attitude, very disrespectful. Worst experience ever. Do not waste your time. We were blessed to find a true professional lawyer that assisted with our needs.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 170-400 per hour
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 7.6 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • SALFI | SPRYSENSKI, P.A.
  • 2011 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Law Offices of Dominick J. Salfi, P.A.
  • 1987 - 2011
  • Circuit Judge
  • Eighteenth Judicial Circuit State Of Florida
  • 1970 - 1987
  • Attorney
  • Fishback, Davis, Dominick and Salfi
  • 1967 - 1970
  • State Attorney
  • Eighteenth Judicial Circuit State Of Florida
  • 1967 - 1969
  • Attorney
  • Hornsby, Johnson, Yurko and Salfi
  • 1961 - 1967
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Education

  • University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1961
  • University of Florida
  • LL.B - Bachelor of Laws
  • 1958

Associations

  • Florida Justice Association
  • Member
  • 1970 - Present
  • Seminole County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1967 - Present
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1967 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Lifetime Member Award
  • Seminole County Bar Association
  • 2012
  • Certification
  • National Judges College
  • 1977
  • Certification Award
  • National Council of Juvenile & Family Court Judges
  • 1975
  • Certification Award
  • National Judges College
  • 1975
  • Certification Award
  • National Council of Juvenile & Family Court Judges
  • 1974
  • Certification Award
  • National Judges College
  • 1973
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Publications

  • Family Court Review
  • Who Owns This Child? Shared Parenting Before and After Divorce
  • 1982
  • Continuing Legal Educational Manual
  • Juvenile Justice - "Dispositional Hearing in Delinquency Cases"
  • 1978

Speaking Engagements

  • Seminole County Bar Membership Meeting
  • Court Procedures
  • 2013
  • Membership Meeting
  • History of Seminole County
  • 2013
  • Constitution Day
  • Civics - Justice Teaching
  • 2011
  • Membership Meeting
  • Family Law
  • 2011
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Attorney endorsements

Received (2)
Given (8)
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Family Attorney | May 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"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."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"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."
Criminal defense
Personal injury
Divorce and separation
Guardianship
Criminal defense
Divorce and separation

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Altamonte Springs Litigation Lawyer Dominick Joseph Salfi
Dominick Joseph Salfi
Litigation Attorney
Altamonte Springs, FL
Licensed for 61 years