Joseph Dobkin

Joseph M. Dobkin has been a sole practitioner since 1984. Born in Pittsburgh, PA, 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 & Wrongful Death
  • Mortgage Foreclosure Defense
  • Wills & Trusts
  • Immigration & Naturalization
  • 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.

He is a no nonsense, nuts and bolts practitioner, who loves to resolve issues both as an attorney and as a mediator. He is a people person who enjoys those who respect the legal system. He is a careful listener who understands that each side has needs that have to be met to some degree. Due to time constraints and financial expense, the judicial forum is not always best for all parties, nor is it therapeutic in any sense. Nonetheless, he is a formidable and prepared opponent should the matter require litigation to a verdict or judgment.

Mr. Dobkin is a Certified Circuit/County Civil Mediator, and was originally Certified in October 1995, and has mediated hundreds of cases. In his many years of practice, he has developed a vast knowledge of many legal disciplines which assist him in helping others to resolve their disputes. Services cover all civil disputes, and those in litigation in state courts from single to multi-party claims. He understands the commitment required to bring about the desired result in resolving all of the issues involved. He brings a tremendous amount of positive energy and knowledge to the mediation table.

  • Personal Injury & Wrongful Death
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Negligence
  • Commercial Disputes
  • Contract Disputes
  • Insurance Coverage Disputes
  • Probate Litigation
  • Landlord-Tenant Disputes
  • Real Estate / Condominium
  • Consumer Disputes
  • Small Claims
  • Torts
  • Discrimination Cases
  • Products Liability

Areas Of Expertise

  • Civil Rights
  • Family Law

Special Designation

  • N/A

Areas Of Certification

  • County Court
  • Circuit Civil


9990 SW 77th Avenue Penthouse #3
Miami, FL 33156-2661



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