David L. Tobin

David L. Tobin



Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Civil Mediator
Windstorm Insurance Network Umpire


Commercial disputes; Personal Injury Claims; Professional Malpractice; Corporate Law; General Business Matters

David L. Tobin was actively engaged in the private practice of law in South Florida for 26 years prior to becoming a Circuit Court Judge in 1987. He served on the bench of the 11th Circuit for thirteen years in the civil and criminal divisions. He is a Certified Circuit Civil mediator whose mediation specialties are matters involving commercial litigation, personal injury, malpractice, business and corporate law.


U. S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, 1946-1949
University of Miami College of Law, Juris Doctor, 1961
University of Miami, Bachelor of Science, 1949
Instructor, Miami Dade Community College, Para-legal studies
Instructor, Advanced Judicial Studies Conferece, Florida Circuit Judges Committee, 1991 & 2002
Instructor, Ward Stone College, Para-legal studies


  • Certified as Circuit Civil Mediator by Supreme Court of Florida
  • Circuit Court Judge, Eleventh Judicial Circuit of Florida, 1987-2000
  • Associate Judge, Temporary Assignment, 4th DCA
  • Former Prosecutor, Town of Medley
  • Member of The Florida Bar
  • Member, Cuban American Bar Association
  • Member, U.S. Naval Academy Alumni Association
  • Member, University of Miami Alumni Association
  • Past Chair, Victim’s Rights Committee, Criminal Division, 11th Judicial Circuit
  • Past Member, Board of Directors, Coral Gables Bar Association
  • Past Member, Board of Directors, Dade County Bar Association
  • Past Member, Grievance Committee, Dade County Bar
  • Past Member, Fee Dispute Committee Dade County Bar
  • Past Member, Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce – State Attorney Review Commission
  • Scottish Rite Mason
  • Past Member, Pentland Hall (for pre-delinquent girls), Board of Directors
  • Counsel to Board of Directors , Belafonte Tacolcy Center (Advisory Committee for Liberty City Youth)
  • Neutral activities: Special Master, Arbitrator, Umpire, Guardian ad Litem, Expert Witness, Provisional Director, Receiver, Senior Judge and Federal Land Commissioner
  • Private practice of law in commercial litigation, business law, corporate law and family law, 1961-87
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