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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:
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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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.
Joel Ewusiak Securities and investment fraud Attorney
|FL||Member in Good Standing||1986||08/10/2016|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Best Lawyer, Construction Law||Best Lawyers in America||2014|
|Selected for Inclusion, Construction Law||Florida Super Lawyers||2014|
|Best Lawyer, Construction Law||Best Lawyers in America||2013|
|Selected for Inclusion, Construction Law||Florida Super Lawyers||2013|
|Selected for Inclusion, Construction Law||Florida Super Lawyers||2012|
|Best Lawyer, Construction Law||Best Lawyers in America||2012|
|Best Lawyer, Construction Law||Best Lawyers in America||2011|
|Selected for Inclusion, Construction Law||Florida Super Lawyers||2011|
|Best Lawyer, Construction Law||Best Lawyers in America||2010|
|Selected for Inclusion, Construction Law||Florida Super Lawyers||2010|
|Best Lawyer, Construction Law||Best Lawyers in America||2009|
|Selected for Inclusion, Construction Law||Florida Super Lawyers||2009|
|Top Lawyers in TampaBay||Tampa Bay Magazine||2008|
|Selected for Inclusion, Construction Law||Florida Super Lawyers||2008|
|Selected for Inclusion, Construction Law||Florida Super Lawyers||2007|
|Selected for Inclusion, Construction||Florida Super Lawyers||2006|
|Owner||Dogali Law Group, P.A.||1999 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|American Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Florida Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Hillsborough County Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|American Bar Association, Tort, Trial and Insurance Practice Section||Member||N/A|
|American Bar Association, Litigation Section, Construction Litigation Committee||Member||N/A|
|Florida Bar Association, Practice Management and Development Section||Executive Council||N/A|
|Florida Bar Association, Technology Committee||Member||N/A|
|American Bar Association, Litigation Section||Insurance 101: Insurer's Use of Extrinsic Evidence for Duty to Defend in Florida||2014|
|The Florida Bar Journal||Annual Report on the affairs of the Florida Bar's Law Office Management Assistance Service (LOMAS)||2011|
|Lexis Nexis Publishing||Florida Consumer Financial Transactions||2007|
|Florida Bar Journal||Ad Litem Representation of Absent Defendants in Florida Mortgage Foreclosures||1996|
|Florida Bar||Practice Under Florida Usury Law||1993|
|Florida State University College of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1986|
|Florida State University||N/A||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1983|
|Looking Forward to 2013: Trends, Risks, Obstacles and Planning||Current Issues and Trends for Design Professionals||2012|
|Panelist, eCLE Program||Foreclosure Defects: Off Record Defects and their Impact on Marketability of Title||2011|
|Construction Law Forum||National moderator||1994|