Daniel L. Abbott


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Dan focuses on governmental and commercial litigation. He is an experienced trial attorney with extensive experience in the areas of land use/zoning, employment discrimination, civil rights, constitution law, police liability, and products liability, in both State and Federal courts. Dan is also a seasoned appellate attorney, having appeared before the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, Florida District Court of Appeals and the Florida Supreme Court. Dan also has extensive experience in governmental law, having served as City Attorney for the City of Hollywood for 8 years. He has also served as the Town Attorney for the Town of Lauderdale-By-The-Sea and as City Attorney for the City of North Bay Village. Prior to joining us, Dan was the City Attorney of the City of Hollywood from 1999-2007, where he previously served as its Chief Litigation Counsel from 1994-1998.

Reported Cases

  • Johnson v. Lerner, 2013 WL 136214 (S.D. Fla. Jan. 10, 2013)
  • Navellier v. Town of Manalapan, 2012 WL 5695178 (Fla. 4th DCA Nov. 14, 2012)
  • City of Boca Raton v. Siml, 96 So. 3d 1140 (Fla. 4th DCA 2012)
  • Hanna v. City of Hollywood, 481 Fed. Appx. 475 (11th Cir. 2012)
  • CareerFairs.com v. United Business Media, LLC, 838 F. Supp. 2d 1316 (S.D. Fla. 2011)
  • Butler v. City of Hallandale Beach, 68 So. 3d 278 (Fla. 4th DCA 2011)
  • Marion v. City of Boca Raton, 47 So. 3d 334 (Fla. 4th DCA 2010)
  • Flagler Retail Assoc. Ltd. et al. v. Dept. Of Comm. Affairs and Miami-Dade Cty, 2010 WL 2948165 (Fla. Div. Admin. Hrgs. 2010)
  • Osorio v. United States, 2010 WL 3282572 (S.D. Fla. 2010)
  • City of Lake Worth v. Save Our Neighborhood, Inc., 995 So. 2d 1002 (Fla. 4th DCA 2008)
  • City of Hollywood v. Mulligan, 934 So. 2d 12338 (Fla. 2006)
  • Sun-Sentinel Co. v. City of Hollywood, 274 F. Supp. 2nd 1323 (S.D. Fla. 2003)
  • Uptown Pawn & Jewelry Inc. v. City of Hollywood, 337 F.3d 1275 (11th Cir. 2003)
  • Leonardi v. City of Hollywood, 715 So. 2d 1007 (Fla. 4th DCA 1998)
  • Wohl v. City of Hollywood, 915 F. Supp. 339 (S.D. Fla. 1995)

Press Mentions


  • "Constitutional Law Disputes with Local Governments," National Business Institute, Inc., 12/16/03