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University of Notre Dame – Bachelor of Arts, 1978

Florida State University College of Law -Juris Doctor (with honors), 1981


LEGAL EXPERIENCE                                                                                 

Admitted to the Florida Bar, 1982 (Business Section Member)

Sole Practitioner, 1982-1987

Mang, Rett & Collette, P.A., 1987-1991

Igler & Dougherty, P.A., 1991-2012

Edward W. Dougherty, Jr. P.A. 2013-Present

United States District Court, Middle District of Florida                2001

United States District Court, Southern District of Florida             1990

United States District Court, Northern District of Florida             1989



Member, Tallahassee Bar Association

Member, Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce

Member, Florida Bankers Association

Member, Network of Entrepreneurs & Business Advocates

Member, Quarterback Club

Associate Member, University of Notre Dame Alumni

Association, The Edward Frederick Sorin Society

“The best investment is in the tools of one’s own trade.” – Benjamin Franklin

About Ed Dougherty Law

Ed has been practicing law for more than 40 years, his primary area of practice has been business law and regulation, including corporate, insurance, securities, and banking for more than 30 years.  Ed’s initial focus was litigation, but over the last 20 years, his practice has transitioned so that he now has primarily a transaction and regulatory-based practice while continuing to represent clients in selected business-related litigation.

Ed’s combination and depth of experience allow him to provide clients guidance and solutions based upon an understanding of the practical side of the business as well as the letter of the law and advise the client of potential liability and risks faced by the client.

Ed graduated from the University of Notre Dame and earned a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and Government.  He went on to earn his J.D., with honors, from Florida State University College of Law in 1981.

Prior to forming Edward W. Dougherty, Jr., P.A., Ed was a partner in a boutique banking and securities law firm for more than 20 years. Ed has been a sole practitioner since 2013.