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Joseph M. Dobkin has been a sole practitioner since 1984. Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, he came to South Florida to attend the University of Miami and subsequently went on to study at the University of Miami School of Law. His primary practice is limited to: Criminal Law, Marital & Family Law, Personal Injury and Wrongful Death, Mortgage Foreclosure Defense, Wills & Trusts, Immigration & Naturalization, and Mediation.

He earned his law degree from the University of Miami where he obtained his A.B. in 1979, (Magna Cum Laude) and further, his J.D. in 1982, (Cum Laude). He is “Av” Rated by Martindale-Hubbell, Inc., which is a significant rating accomplishment. It is a testament to the fact that a lawyer’s peers rank him at the highest level of professional excellence. In addition, Mr. Dobkin was listed in “Who’s Who Among Outstanding Americans” in 1994.
Professional Memberships

Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity
American Bar Association
Florida Bar
Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers Association Association of Trial Lawyers of America
American Judicature Society
South Miami-Kendall Bar Association
Palm Beach County Bar Association
Dade County Trial Lawyers Association
Cuban American Bar Association
Broward County Bar Association
Dade County Bar Association
Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
New York State Trial Lawyers Association, Inc
The Federal Circuit Bar Association of the U.S. Court of Appeals
The American Immigration Lawyers Association
Guardian Ad Litem Program of Dade County
Juvenile Justice Attorneys Association
ACLU; B'nai B'rith (Bench and Bar Unit)
Florida Academy of Professional Mediators, Inc
Appointed Offices

Traffic Court Hearing Magistrate
Eleventh Judicial Circuit (December, 1989 - December, 1991). Appointed by Chief Judge Gerald T. Wetherington. Eleventh Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee "J" (Vice Chairman, March 2006-August 2008); (Chairman, September, 2008-April, 2009).  Florida Bar UPL Committee (May, 2009 - ) Chairman (2011-).
Civic Memberships & Activities

Pinecrest Business Association
Guest Lecturer, University of Miami School of Continuing Studies (Paralegal program, 1988 - )
Guest Lecturer, Florida International University (Paralegal program, 1988 - )
Guest Lecturer, Miami -Dade Community College (Paralegal program, 1988 - )
LEGAL/ELF PROJECTS--Dade County Public Schools
Citizens Advisory Council, Metro-Dade Police Dept. (Hammocks District)
Board of Directors of Homeowners Association
Admitted To

All State Trial and Appellate Courts
Florida Supreme Court
United States Tax Court
United States Court of Claims
United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
United States District Court:
Middle District of Florida, including Trial Bar
and Southern District of Florida, including Trial Bar
United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit United States Court of International Trade
United States Supreme Court
U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Florida.
Other Licenses

Registered as an active real estate salesman with Coldwell Banker
Certified Circuit & County Civil Mediator