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Office: 786-837-7733

Fax:    786-837-7734

Email: ddaley@dlf-legal.com

 

Education

 

University of Florida, J.D., 2006

University of Florida, B.A., cum laude, 2002

 

Bar Admissions

 

2006, Florida 
2008, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
2009, U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
2012, U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida

Damian D. Daley, Esq. 
Partner
 

Damian Daley is the managing partner of DLF Attorneys. He has achieved an AV® Preeminent rating by Martindale-Hubbell, a testament to the fact that his peers rank him at the highest level of professional excellence. Prior to founding DLF Attorneys, Mr. Daley was a partner in one of Florida's most prominent civil defense litigation law firms, where he represented Fortune 500 companies, insurance carriers, small businesses and individuals. He actively litigates in both state and federal courts, representing clients in several areas of civil litigation including: products liability, professional liability, medical malpractice, general liability, premises liability, business and commercial litigation and first-party insurance litigation.

 

Examples of prior and current representation include:

 

• Trial counsel for major retailer in one of the largest recalls in the nation. Successfully obtained a dismissal of breach of warranty claims and directed verdict on consortium claims in federal court trial.

 

• Trial counsel for Australian based insurance company for breach of contract, successfully obtaining defense verdict at trial.

 

• Successfully obtained numerous summary judgments for local hospitals in premises liability actions.

 

• Successfully obtained summary judgment for small business contractor in a tortious interference of business relationship case pending in federal court.

 

• Served as litigation counsel for several local and national security, retail and restaurant establishments.

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• Successfully vacated a default trial judgment in excess of 20 million dollars on behalf of a corporate client leading to an amicable resolution of all claims against company and CEO.

 

• Successfully obtained a jury verdict in favor of accounting firm in a breach of contract case, including securing corporate client's entitlement to attorney's fees. 

 

Damian is known among his clients and peers for finding creative solutions to complex problems. He draws on both his personal and professional experience to design litigation strategies for individuals and businesses. 

 

 

PROFESSIONAL & CIVIC AFFILIATIONS:

 

  • The Florida Bar

  • American Bar Association

  • Dade County Bar Association

  • Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.

  • Phi Delta Phi Legal Honor Fraternity

  • Caribbean Bar Association

  • Wilkie D. Ferguson Jr. Bar Association

  • National Bar Association

  • 100 Black Men of South Florida, Inc. 

  • Catalyst Miami

 

HONORS: 

 

  • Lawyers of Color - Nation's Best List 2019, Honoree

  • Litigation Counsel of America, 2018 Fellow

  • Florida Legal Elite ™ Up and Comer 2015

  • National Black Lawyers: Top 100 Lawyers for 2015

  • Miami-Dade County's 40 Under 40 Black Leaders of Today and Tomorrow for 2014,Legacy Miami Magazine

  • Leadership Council on Legal Diversity, 2014 Fellow

  • Florida Super Lawyers "Rising Stars", 2013-2019

  • Book Award - International Business Transactions, 2004

  • Book Award - Trial Practice, 2005

 

SPEECHES & PUBLICATIONS:

 

  • Liability Update, North American Risk Services, Alamonte Springs, FL (March 2016)

  • Good Faith Investigations, Gallagher Bassett Services, Miramar, FL (February 2016)

  • Independent Medical Examinations, Case Management & Peer Reviews, Farmers Insurance Co., Miramar, FL (June 12, 2015)

  • The Perfect Storm: Delay, Defenses and Damages in Catastrophe Property Claims, ABA Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee Conference, Tucson, AZ (March 6, 2014)

  • Premises Liability - Foreseeability, Claims Seminar, Orlando, FL (June 2013)

  • First Party Property - Shooting for the Sky: Credibility and the Plaintiff's Damages Case, Claims Seminar, Orlando, FL (June 2012)
 

REPRESENTATIVE CASES:

 

  • Roldan v. Miami Children’s Hospital, Case No. 12-10526 CA 20 (Summary Judgment affirmed PCA Fla. 3d DCA 2014 WL 7463699)

  • Heritage Schooner Cruises, Inc. v. Cansler, 2014 WL 2759070 (S.D. Fla. 2014)

  • Safranek v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., No. 0:07cv61533, 2010 WL 3483129 (S.D. Fla. 2010)