Dahlia R. Dorman
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Growing up in a military family, I called many different places home until our last assignment in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where I graduated from high school, pursued higher education, and began my professional career. At the University of New Mexico, I obtained my B.A. (summa cum laude) in Political Science and Spanish in 2006, obtained my J.D. (Honor Roll) in 2009, and received the UNM School of Law Clinical Honors Award for my participation in the Business and Tax Clinic. During law school, I served as an editor for the Natural Resources Journal and was appointed by the Governor as the Student Regent on the University of New Mexico’s Board of Regents. The Board was charged with governing the University, particularly managing the fiduciary responsibility for its assets and programs, establishing its goals and policies, and overseeing its operations.
Since 2009, my practice has focused on civil litigation. For more than five years I worked at a large law firm in Albuquerque where I defended businesses and governmental entities in employment claims, personal injury matters, products liability disputes, and healthcare/nursing home litigation. In 2015, I began my Florida legal career at a boutique firm where I continued to defend businesses and state agencies in personal injury matters (premises liability and motor vehicle accidents), property insurance disputes, and workers’ compensation claims.
One facet of my legal experience that I enjoy involves providing training on legal issues and updates in the law. In New Mexico, I worked closely with HR managers and departments to develop and deliver training focused on various employment law matters. Similarly in Florida, I lead interactive workshops for risk management professionals on emerging negligence issues in the state.
I highly value being an effective volunteer in a professional capacity and in my community. I began volunteering with the American Bar Association, Section of Litigation after being selected as a Member of the Young Lawyer Leadership Program, a national two-year appointment awarded annually to four attorneys. In this position, I actively engaged in the Section’s leadership meetings and substantive committee work by serving as a Co-Editor of the Section’s Employment and Labor Relations Law Committee’s quarterly newsletter. Currently, I co-chair the Section’s Roundtables Committee. I have served as the Mentoring Committee Co-Chair for the Central Florida Association of Women Lawyers and am a member of both the Orange County Bar Association and the Paul C. Perkins Bar Association. I routinely volunteer with the Legal Aid Society of the Orange County Bar Association. I enjoy giving back to my community as an active member of the Junior League and participating in local events.
University of New Mexico, B.A., summa cum laude, 2006
University of New Mexico School of Law, J.D., 2009
State Bar Admissions
- Florida, 2015
- New Mexico, 2009
U.S. District Courts
- District of New Mexico
- Middle District of Florida