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J. J. Dahl

Family Attorney at Clermont, FL

5.0   5 reviews
  • Licensed for 32 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1991
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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About J. J.

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Practice area
  1. Family

    24 years

I am the first and only Board Certified Marital and family Law Attorney in Lake County since 2004.  I have been a practicing attorney for 30 years. I am also a Fellow with the presigious  American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers.  I have tried over 100 Jury and 700 Non-Jury trials.  Since 2005, I've limited my practice to family law.  While I've only been married once, I've been through more than 2,000 divorces!  Family matters, so we only handle family matters.


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Dahl Family Law Group
1001 East Ave
Clermont, FL, 347112533


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Posted by anonymous | May 18, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Beyond Grateful for JJ Dahl
Dahl is professional, efficient, precise, and exactly who you need. I feel she was one of my biggest blessings in such a hard time. Don't settle for less than the best in these times.
Posted by Formerly Married 24 years | March 10, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Hire the best the first regrets later!
JJ and her office staff were outstanding! With the information that she provided me in the beginning, I was able to use her time wisely and had access to the resources that I needed. I felt that she had mine and my daughter's (with special needs) best interest at heart and not her own financial gain. I chose to be kept informed on a weekly basis and her office followed through with that request. Not only did JJ help me with legal resources but she was also able to suggest other community resources available in the Central Florida area. At each step of the process, she gave me counsel on my different options with their pro's and con's. I always felt that I was making an informed decision in my case. She is excellent with dealing with adversaries who are stubborn and unrealistic. She protected me and my daughter from a bully. SHE IS THE VERY BEST FAMILY LAW ATTORNEY in the greater Central Florida area.
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Posted by anonymous | May 2, 2014
Best Lawyer ever
JJ is compassionate, effective, thorough, organized, patient, and honest. She helped me with many issues related to divorce, child support, custody, relocation, QDRO, unpaid medical costs, negotiation/mediation, and so forth. Her advice saved me countless hours of undue concern and kept me from making wrong choices. She was able to resolve issues created by previous unhelpful attorneys and created a path of reconciliation that I never thought possible with my ex. Her willingness to serve exceeding my expectations and quite frankly, surprised me, that she would care so much more than I ever expected an attorney to do.
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Posted by Norman | April 28, 2014
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I found myself with the need for family law representation a couple of year ago. I was most fortunate to have a friend recommend Ms. Dahl for my consideration to represent my interests. From the initial consultation it was clear to me that she possessed the necessary talent, skills, and determination to insure a successful and satisfactory outcome to a sensitive and difficult situation. Throughout the time of her representation every detail was given the highest degree of attention and scrutiny. I am truly happy with the decision to retain Ms. Dahl and for the professional representation she provided. Without hesitation she was constantly vigilante to insure my best interest were safeguarded while carefully maneuvering through difficult and trying negotiations. Her efforts and representation resulted in a fair and equitable resolution to a very trying ordeal. I was constantly aware of developments as they arose and fully informed about the potential implications on my particular case. This level of attention and professionalism displayed by Ms. Dahl was further reinforced by her staff in a caring and discrete manner.
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Posted by anonymous | July 29, 2013
Knowledgeable, savvy, supportive divorce attorney found here!
JJ and her staff were supportive through every step of my divorce. I could count on them to be truthful with me and tell me exactly what I needed to know as well as what to expect regarding all stages of my case. The office staff were familiar with me and called me by name when I would have a meeting or simply drop by. I was given a great deal of helpful, written information early on so that I could refer to it throughout the case and save myself time and money by getting answers there instead of always having to call the office for help. They understand that what is routine for them is not routine for their clients, and it is clear that they look for ways to make clients feel supported and part of the process instead of just a case number. JJ was knowledgeable about various aspects of my case that were outside the scope of family law, and it was a relief that I could count on her to give me some perspective from those other areas. I could count on her to look out for my best interests, even when I was willing to give in and give up. She would provide multiple options as well as their pros and cons regarding my housing situation, assets, and other major concerns I had. I was always fully informed of the options I had and their consequences, and she made it easy for me to understand. She worked out a payment plan that was reasonable and manageable, which was one less thing to be stressed out about! I am very thankful that I could find a Family Law Group as personal as this one.
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Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Dahl Family Law Group
  • 1999 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Law Office of Mary Ann Plecas
  • 1998 - 1999
  • Prosecuting Attorney
  • State Attorney's Office
  • 1995 - 1998
  • Attorney
  • Orange County Sheriff's Office
  • 1993 - 1995
  • Prosecuting Attorney
  • State Attorney's Office
  • 1991 - 1993
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  • Florida State University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1990


  • Sun Trust Lake County Administrative Board
  • Board of Directors
  • 2009 - Present
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Florida Bar
  • Member
  • 1991 - Present
  • Lake County Bar Association, Family Law Committee
  • Past President,
  • N/A
  • Florida Bar
  • Former Executive Committee Member
  • N/A
  • Lake County Bar Association
  • Past Secretary
  • N/A
  • Fifth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission
  • Member
  • 2003 - 2007
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2013
  • Justice For All Award
  • Fifth DCA Circuit
  • 2013
  • Outstanding Service Award
  • Family Law Section Chair
  • 2006
  • Outstanding Service Award
  • Family Law Section Chair
  • 2005
  • Distinguished Service Award
  • Florida Council on Crime and Delinquency
  • 1997
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  • Orlando Sentinel, The Law and You
  • A Child's preference is one of 13 factors considered in a custody case.
  • 2008
  • Florida Bar Family Law Commentator
  • 'R' you ready for Dependency Court? What the Family Law Lawyer needs to know.
  • 2007

Speaking Engagements

  • As Judges See It:
  • Top Mistakes Attorneys Make in Family Court
  • 2015
  • Marital and Family Law Board Certification Review Course
  • Dependency Review
  • 2014

Attorney endorsements

Received (14)
Given (13)
Endorse J. J.
Family Attorney | May 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"J.J. Dahl is an amazing attorney. She is extremely qualified, knowledgeable, and trustworthy."
Family Attorney | Feb 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"J.J. Dahl is a phenomenal attorney who has her clients' best interest at heart."
Family Attorney | Jun 26
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"J. J. Dahl is one of the most dedicated and knowledgeable attorneys I have ever encountered."
Family Attorney | May 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. JJ is a fantastic lawyer and she truly cares about her clients and their best interests. I have known her for the past twenty years and she is an excellent family law attorney."
Family Attorney | Mar 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mrs. Dahl is one of the preeminent family law advocate in Central Florida!"
Unknown Attorney | Feb 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse J.J. Dahl. We worked together as prosecutors. J.J. is one of the most respected attorneys in our community. No attorney that I know is more knowledgeable in the area of Family Law. I feel confident referring anyone that requires assistance with a Family Law matter to her office. J.J. is professional, ethical, and committed to her Clients."
Family Attorney | Jun 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | May 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | May 08
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | May 07
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. J.J. is one of the most respected attorneys in our area. She is diligent and detail-oriented."
Family Attorney | Feb 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Dahl is extremely knowledgeable, compassionate and professional. She is so trustworthy that I would send my own friends or family to her."
Family Attorney | Jan 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jul 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jun 08
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
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