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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.



Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 35%
    32 years, 1 thousand cases
  2. Family: 30%
    32 years, 500 cases
  3. Divorce: 20%
    32 years, 500 cases
  4. Unspecified: 10%
  5. DUI & DWI: 5%
    32 years, 150 cases



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  • William Charles Rosenfelt

    I have known Gary Dorst for as long I have been practicing law (approximately 15 years). Gary has a knack for taking a case, standing it on its head, and looking at it from a completely different angle. The result is that he is able to see things in cases that other, less-experienced and/or less-qualified attorneys cannot see. This ability allows him to obtain excellent results for his clients that have made the wise decision to retain him.


    William Rosenfelt Divorce and separation Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

  • Lan B Kennedy-Davis

    I have worked with Gary Dorst and have referred many clients to Gary. My clients have been very pleased with his results. He is an excellent attorney and very experienced. I whole heartedly endorse Gary.


    Lan Kennedy-Davis Business Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Dorst Law, P.A.

1590 N. Maitland Avenue
Maitland, FL, 32751


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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Samford University, Cumberland School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1984