DINAH S. STEIN has been with the firm since 1996, and is an AV-rated partner in the firm's appellate department. She graduated with honors from the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communication in 1988, and received her law degree from the University of Miami in 1996, where she graduated magna cum laude. Ms. Stein attended the University of Miami as a Dean's Merit Scholar, and while there served as an Articles and Comments Editor of the University of Miami Law Review, was a Member of the Moot Court Board, participated in the 1995 American Bar Association National Moot Court Team, and in 1995 won the Advanced Moot Court Competition, where she was also awarded Best Brief. Upon her graduation from law school, Ms. Stein was awarded the prestigious Order of the Coif. Ms. Stein was admitted to the Florida Bar in 1996.
Ms. Stein concentrates her practice in appellate law, and has handled appeals in every Florida District Court of Appeal, the Florida Supreme Court, and the United States Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals. As part of the firm's appellate practice, Ms. Stein also provides litigation support for plaintiffs and defendants at the trial court level, and has been involved in a number of high-profile trials and appeals. In 2005, the Daily Business Review recognized Ms. Stein and managing partner Mark Hicks as two out of South Florida's three "Most Effective Lawyers" in the area of appellate practice for that year. Since 2004, the South Florida Legal Guide has recognized Ms. Stein as one of South Florida's "Top Lawyers" in the area of appellate practice, and she has previously been recognized as one of South Florida's "Top Up and Coming" attorneys by the same publication. Since 2006, Ms. Stein has been named as one of Florida's "Super Lawyers" in the area of appellate practice by Florida Super Lawyers publication, and has also been recognized by Florida Trend's "Florida Legal Elite" as one of Florida's top attorneys in the area of appellate practice. Previously, Ms. Stein was recognized by Florida Trend as an "Up & Coming Legal Elite" among attorneys in Florida who have practiced for less than 10 years.
Ms. Stein is the author of Florida's "Three Strikes" Legislation: A Defense Perspective, Trial Advocate Quarterly, Spring 2010.
Areas of Practice:
- Appellate Practice
- Trial Support
- Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith
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