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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. In December 1999 he co-founded Forizs & Dogali, P.A., the firm now known as Dogali Selvy Law, P.A.


  • J.D., Florida State University College of Law, with honors, 1986

  • B.S., Florida State University, magna cum laude, 1983

  • Gulf Coast State College


  • American Bar Association: 1994-present [No. 01052325]

    • Forum on the Construction Industry: 1994-present

    • Tort and Insurance Practice Section: 1994-present

    • Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee: Co-Chair, Emerging Issues Subcommittee, 2011-present; member, 2000-present

    • Law Practice Management Section, 2002-present

    • Business Law Section, 2017-present

  • Florida Bar: 1986-present [No. 0615862]

    • Law Office Management Assistance Service (LOMAS), Advisory Board: Chair, 2008-2011; Vice Chair, 2006-2008; member, 2005-2011

    • Practice Management and Development Section: Chair, 2001-2002, Past Chair, 2002-2003; Legislative Chair 2005-2008; member, 1999-2007

    • Florida Bar Committee on Technology: Chair, 1999-2001; Vice Chair, 1998-1999; member 1997-1998 (merged into Practice Management and Development Section)

    • Council of Sections, 2001-2002

    • Business Law Section, 2006-2016

    • Real Property Probate and Trust Law Section, 2001-2016

    • Construction Law Institute

  • Hillsborough County Bar Association: 1998-present

    • Construction Law Committee, 2011-present

  • Clearwater Bar Association: 1988-2015, 2023-present

  • St. Petersburg Bar Association: 1987-2016, 2023-present


  • Florida state courts

  • United States Supreme Court

  • United States Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit

  • United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit

  • United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit

  • United States Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit

  • United States District Court, Northern District of Florida

  • United States District Court, Middle District of Florida

  • United States District Court, Southern District of Florida

  • Pro hac vice appearances, many states (Alabama, California, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Tennessee, Texas)


  • The Best Lawyers in America, Construction Law

  • Florida Super Lawyers, Construction Law

  • Top Lawyers in Tampa Bay, Tampa Bay Magazine

  • Chambers & Partners, Florida construction lawyers (For UK clients/businesses)


  • Florida Supreme Court Mediation Certification Training, 2023

  • Contributing Author, "Insurance 101: Insurer's Use of Extrinsic Evidence for Duty to Defend in Florida," American Bar Association, Section of Litigation, February 2014

  • Panelist, “Foreclosure Defects: Robo-signing and its Impact on the Marketability of Title,” American Bar Association eCLE, May 2011

  • Editor and Contributing Author, Practice Under Florida Usury Law (Florida Bar, 1986 ed.; 1989 ed.; 1993 ed.)

  • Contributing Author, Florida Consumer Financial Transactions (LEXIS/Florida Bar, 2007)

  • “Ad Litem Representation of Absent Defendants in Florida Mortgage Foreclosures”, Fla. Bar Journal, May 1996

  • Lecturer, various topics (e.g., economic loss rule; class action litigation; architect and engineer liability and risk management; law firm practice management; ADA and building code liability; copyrighting construction plans)

  • National moderator, construction law forum, Counsel Connect website, c. 1994

  • Editor/author, various bar examination review materials, Harcourt, Brace and Jovanovich Legal and Professional Publications, Inc., 1986

  • Articles & Notes Editor, Journal of Land Use & Environmental Law, 1985-86

  • Judicial Intern, Supreme Court of Florida, 1985

  • Legislative Intern, Florida Senate, 1984 - 1985


  • Faces of Courage Foundation, Inc.; Board of Directors, 2005-2011, President, 2005-2009, 2010-2011

  • CEO Council of Tampa Bay, 2011-2016; Roundtable Facilitator 2013-2016

  • Donor/ Sponsor, Andy & Hope Dogali Endowment for Excellence, FSU College of Law

  • FSU College of Law Board of Visitors, 2006-2014

  • Brain Injury Florida


  • Golf, cooking, travel, whatever my Wife wants


  • Armor for Sleep, Enigma, Ronan Hardiman, Pink Floyd, Molly Hatchett


  • Florida State University-All Athletics

  • Tampa Bay Rays

  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers

  • Tampa Bay Lightning

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