Jose A. Dapena, Esq.

8d3ad4_95a191453b8a4c1f87d922850116c5b1Jose A. Dapena, Esq., is the President of the Law Offices of Jose A. Dapena, P.A., and has over 15 years of experience in civil litigation.  Mr. Dapena started his legal career and practice in the area of Maritime Insurance, defending cargo and personal injury claims.  In 2002, Mr. Dapena worked as in-house counsel for a Personal Injury Protection (PIP) carrier where he gained extensive experience in PIP Litigation.  Thereafter, Mr. Dapena opened his own firm and has since concentrated in representing plaintiffs in all types of personal injury cases as well as PIP litigation.  In the last few years the firm has expanded its areas of practice.

Mr. Dapena commenced his studies at Florida State University where he received his Bachelor of Science in Political Science and Sociology in 1994.  Thereafter, he obtained his Juris Doctor Degree at St.  Thomas University School of Law in 1997, and subsequently obtained a Masters in Law in Ocean and Coastal Law from the University of Miami School of Law in 2004.  Mr. Dapena possesses a broad base knowledge in the areas of civil litigation and is available to assist clients and answer any questions regarding these matters.

  • Member, The Florida Bar
  • Member, United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida
  • Member, United States District Court for the Northern District Of Florida
  • Member, United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • Member, Dade County Bar Association


  • Insurance Litigation
  • Personal Injury Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Maritime Law


  • Family Law
  • Criminal Defense
  • Immigration


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