Gonzalo R. Dorta


Practice Areas

Business Litigation.




University of Miami (B.A. of Arts with Honors 1983).
Georgetown University Law Center (J.D. 1986).

Contact Information

334 Minorca Avenue
Coral Gables, FL 33134

Ph: (305) 441-2299
Fax: (305) 441-8849
Direct: (305) 384-7746


Gonzalo R. Dorta is a partner whose trial practice is concentrated on complex commercial litigation and jury trials in an array of business disputes and negligence tort claims.

Areas Of Experience.


Commercial Litigation.

Business, Securities and Corporate Litigation, and Shareholder Suits.

Mass Tort and Class Action Litigation.

Awards, Recognitions And Government Appointments.

Governor Jeb Bush Appointment to the Judicial Nominating Commission for the Eleventh Judicial Circuit, Miami-Dade County, Florida (1998–2010).

Senatorial and Presidential selection to the Florida Federal Judicial Nominating Commission, Southern District (April 3, 2011–2010).

Former Chair of the Eleventh Judicial Circuit and County Judicial Nominating Commission (2003–2004).

Appointment to the Transition Team of Commissioner of the Florida Department of Education (November, 2000–The Honorable Commissioner Charlie Crist).

Board of Governors of the Florida Residential Property and Casualty Joint Underwriting Association (January, 2001–The Honorable Tom Gallagher, Insurance Commissioner of the State of Florida).

National Conference of Commissioners of Uniform State Laws (June, 2006–2007).

Court Appointed Member of the Eleventh Circuit Court Complex Business Court.


Lead Trial Counsel in Financial Shareholder Derivative Suit and Auditor Malpractice resulting in verdicts and settlement exceeding $200 Million.

Lead Trial Counsel in various public interest class action claims resulting in significant changes in consumer protection law and practices.



United States Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit.

United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida.

U.S. District Court for the District of Puerto Rico.

United States Tax Court.

United State Supreme Court.


The Florida Bar, Member.

Committee Member of Florida Bar Professional Ethics Committee (1993–1995).

Vice Chair-Florida Bar Grievance Committee; Florida Bar.

American Trial Lawyers Association.

The Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers.

Cuban-American Bar Association.

American Bar Association.

Commissioner of Both Federal and Circuit Judicial Nominating Committee.

Florida Supreme Court Appointment to The Symposium of Professionalism.

Board of Trustees of Florida International University College of Law and Dean’s Advisory Council.

Committee Member of Florida Bar Judicial Independence Committee.

“The Public Interest Standard in Federal and Florida Wetlands Permitting,” Environmental Regulation of the Coastal Zone, with Clifford A. Schulman, Esq. (Florida Bar Publication).

Partido Nacional Cubano (First Vice-President; Board of Directors).

Puente de Jóvenes Profesionales Cubanos.

Dade County Bar Association and Eleventh Judicial Circuit “Put Something Back” Pro Bono Project.

South Florida Legal Guide, nominated one of South Florida’s “Top Lawyers”, in 2005-2013.