8201 Peters Road
Suite 1000
Plantation, Florida 33324
Plantation Office

Phone: 954-315-0268
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Boileau, Alain E.

Of-Counsel


Areas of Practice

Litigation and Appellate Law
Local Government Law
Police and Law Enforcement Legal Representation

Mr. Boileau is a 1993 graduate of Florida International University with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science, and a 1998 graduate of Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad College of Law.  Mr. Boileau joined the Firm in 2023 where he concentrates his practice in the areas of governmental law, litigation and police and law and enforcement legal representation.  Prior to joining the Firm, Mr. Boileau served as City of Fort Lauderdale City Attorney from September 2018 through February 2023.

Mr. Boileau is an AV® Preeminent™ rated litigation and appellate attorney with over 23 years of substantial experience in state and federal courts representing governmental entities and private parties in diverse areas of the law, including governmental liability, police professional liability, land use, civil rights, elections, legislation, general liability, prosecution and defense of extraordinary writs, code enforcement, employment discrimination, employment and labor disputes, whistleblower litigation, personal injury, insurance defense, and construction litigation.  Mr. Boileau’s experience in representing local government clients includes advising on parliamentary procedures, and drafting ordinances, resolutions, opinion letters, and a wide variety of contracts, as well as comprehensive agreements for public-private partnerships.

Mr. Boileau has also been extensively involved in the preparation, analysis and litigation of police liability cases over the past twenty years.  This includes litigation filed in state and federal courts and in diverse areas of law, including police professional liability defenses, most particularly with 42 U.S.C. § 1983 cases asserting a violation of the First, Fourth, Fifth, Eighth and Fourteenth Amendment claims, as well as accompanying state claims, including false arrest/false imprisonment, excessive force, battery, and malicious prosecution.  Below is a representative sample of police liability litigation that Mr. Boileau has been involved in:

  • Harrison v. Davidson Hotels, et al., WL 9516029 (S.D. Fla. Dec. 21, 2018)
  • Lowry, et al. v. City of Fort Lauderdale, 2018 WL 11216805 (S.D. Fla. May 26, 2018)
  • Butler v. City of Fort Lauderdale, 668 Redcaps. 877 (11th Cir. 2016)
  • Martinez v. Halabi, et al., 2012 WL 222069 (S.D. Fla. Jan. 25, 2012)
  • Keating v. City of Miami, 598 F. Supp.2d 1315 (S.D. Fla. 2009)
  • Rauen v. City of Miami, 613 F. Supp.2d 1324 (S.D. Fla. 2007)
  • Baldwin v. City of Fort Lauderdale, 961 So. 2d 1015 (Fla. 4th DCA 2007)
  • Baldwin v. City of Fort Lauderdale,162 Fed. Appx. 910 (11th Cir. 2006)
  • Brown v. Dillards, et al.,170 Fed. Appx. 99 (11th Cir. 2006)
  • McCormick v. City of Fort Lauderdale, 333 F. 3d 1234 (11th Cir. 2003)

Prior Professional Experience

  • City Attorney for the City of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, September 2018  to February 2023.
  • Interim City Attorney for the City of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, March 2018 to September 2018.
  • Assistant City Attorney III for the City of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 2014-2018.
  • CEO/Owner of Alain E. Boileau, P.A., 2011-2014.
  • Partner/Owner of McIntosh Schwartz, P.L., May 2011 to August 2011.
  • Partner of Yoss LLP / Adorno & Yoss, LLP, 2005-2011.
  • Associate Attorney for Adorno & Yoss LLP / Adorno & Zeder, P.A., 2000-2005.
  • Associate Attorney for Amlong & Amlong, P.A., 1998 to 2000.

Professional, Civic & Community Involvement

  • The Florida Bar, Member.
  • Florida Municipal Attorneys Association.
  • Broward County Bar Association.

Seminar Presentations

  • 2021 Florida Municipal Attorneys Association, 39th Annual Seminar, Hot Topics II – Homelessness Issues, July 2021
  • 2016 Florida Municipal Attorneys Association, 35th Annual Seminar, A Comprehensive Look at the Legal Issues Surrounding Homelessness in the City, July 2016

Education

  • J.D., Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad College of Law, 1998.
  • B.A., Florida International University, 1993.