Dotie Joseph was born in Haiti, and raised in Miami. She has been recognized by the Florida Super Lawyers as one of the Top Government Attorneys in Florida. Ms. Joseph has also been recognized as a "Woman on the Rise Award" by the Dade County Bar Association, a "40 Under 40" award recipient by Legacy Magazine, and as a "Vessels: Women of Substance" honoree by the Miami-Dade County Board of County Commissioners. Ms. Joseph has defended municipal clients from employment discrimination and wage-hour claims, allegations of police misconduct, class actions, general tort liability, and first amendment and other federal civil rights claims.

Ms. Joseph is a graduate of Yale University and Georgetown University Law Center. While in school, Ms. Joseph externed with the Coordination and Review Section of the Civil Rights Division, served as the Legislative Correspondent for U.S. Congressman Peter Deutsch, and volunteered to help refugees in Uganda as a Legal Intern with the Refugee Law Project and Egypt with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. Following law school, Ms. Joseph served as a Judicial Law Clerk to Judge Eugene Hamilton in D.C., after which she litigated employment discrimination class actions, assisted businesses with commercial litigation, compliance, as well as transactional contract drafting and negotiation.

Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Joseph was serving as Deputy City Attorney after having been the Acting City Attorney for North Miami Beach. In that capacity, she regularly advised elected officials, department heads, charter officers, and various city boards; reviewed and drafted various departmental policies; provided Human Resources consulting; and drafted legislation.

Practice Areas

Local Government

Employment Law

Civil Trial Law

Civil Rights Litigation

Governmental Defense

Appellate Advocacy

Commercial Litigation