Edward A. Dion
Areas of Practice
Land Use and Real Estate Law
Local Government Law
Litigation and Appellate Law
Public Utilities Law
Mr. Dion is a 1978 graduate of the University of Miami's College of Law and a 1975 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania. After serving as the General Counsel of the Broward County Sheriff's office since 2004, Mr. Dion joined the Firm in October 2007. Mr. Dion served as Broward County Attorney from 1999 through 2004; as General Counsel from 1994 to 1999 and as Deputy General Counsel from 1987 through 1994 for the Florida Department of Labor; and was in private practice specializing in real estate and litigation from 1979 through 1987. Mr. Dion has represented and advised state and local government entities since 1987, including before the Florida Legislature, state and federal courts, and administrative agencies. Mr. Dion's area of practice includes employment law, legislative consulting, local government law, and litigation and appellate law.
- Represented and advised state and local government entities since 1987, including before the State Legislature, state and federal courts and administrative agencies.
- Provides innovative problem solving to local governments and special districts.
Prior Professional Experience
- General Counsel, Broward Sheriff's Office, 2004-2007.
- County Attorney, Broward County, 1999-2004.
- General Counsel, Florida Department of Labor, 1994-1999.
- Deputy General Counsel, Florida Department of Labor, 1987-1994.
- Private Practice specializing in real estate and litigation, 1979-1987.
Professional, Civic & Community Involvement
- The Florida Bar, Member.
- Former Executive Council Member - Florida Bar Section of City, County and Local Government Law.
- Secretary, Florida Association of County Attorneys, 2003-2004.
- Admitted to practice in Florida and in the United States District Courts for the Southern District of Florida, the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court.
- City, County and Local Government Law -- Legal Ethics and Professionalism Award, 2006.
- South Florida Legal Guide Top Government Attorney, 2004.
- Past President, Florida Jaycees, 1986-1987.
- J.D., University of Miami, 1978.
- B.S., Economics, University of Pennsylvania, 1975.