Dale S. Dobuler

Professional Biography

Dale Dobuler concentrates his practice exclusively in complex insurance coverage analysis, insurance coverage litigation and bad faith. Within that broad ambit, he has handled a wide array of insurance coverage disputes, such as those involving large-loss first-party commercial and residential property claims (including allegations of insurer bad faith), and many third-party coverage matters involving underlying national products liability litigation, professional negligence cases, complex class action and MDL work, subrogation claims, and numerous coverage matters arising under commercial general liability insurance, often involving multiple carriers and layers of coverage. 

Before embarking on his legal career, Dale served as superintendent for several state-operated youth facilities, culminating in an appointment to the Miami-Dade Regional Juvenile Detention Center (the largest juvenile detention center in Florida and third largest nationally), serving the 11th Judicial Circuit, where he was responsible for monitoring compliance with all federal, state and local law, rules and policy. 

During this time, Dale assisted the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice in coordinating a legal response to emergency motions, writs of habeas corpus and other motions in conjunction with the Office of the General Counsel. He served as liaison to the local judiciary, the Miami–Dade Office of the Public Defender and the Miami–Dade Office of the State Attorney. Dale was responsible for ensuring that youth met legal criteria for detention under Chapter 985 of Florida Statutes and worked collaboratively with the state employee union to address labor concerns. Dale also was responsible for a full–time staff of 248 state employees and managers with all associated aspects of facility leadership, budget, community relations, contract compliance and monitoring, and daily operations.

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