+1 941-404-8909
2075 Main Street #38 Sarasota, Florida 34237

Dino Perakis

Lead Trial Attorney

Dino is an energetic attorney who happens to love the law and giving back to the community. He gets excited about litigation and trials the way normal people get about Christmas morning. Dino’s mantra, as quoted in the NewsJournal, is simple: “anything can be accomplished by doing the right thing, one step at a time.” What he applies equally to everything is immense dedication and a capacity for hard work that scares even us. Whether its surfing, wakeboarding, memorizing law, or chess, Dino portrays natural talents to perform greatly and learn quickly – except tennis. And it’s amusing to all of us, even Dino. Dino spent a year in Seoul, Korea teaching English and worked as a political analyst. During law school not only did he land an internship in Washington, D.C. (where he gained Supreme Court litigation experience), he also clerked in federal court and was published in his law school’s business web-magazine. As if that wasn’t enough on his plate, he managed to find time to “surf as much as possible” while simultaneously advocating on the #1 Moot Court Appellate Team in the United States.

Dino set out to prove its possible to work full time, continue to study his passion, and provide service to others, all simultaneously, while still knowing more about US & European politics and hiphop than most of us combined.

Before joining our family at FLG, Dino practiced commercial litigation and worked as a prosecutor. He prosecuted cases in Daytona Beach, Bradenton, and Sarasota, ranging from misdemeanor DUI to violent felony crimes, and volunteered to help give guidance to the youth and served in numerous local organizations. It is no surprise that within six months of moving to Sarasota, his hard work resulted in becoming SRQ Magazine’s Top 30 Under 30, and numerous other appearances and interviews.

At FLG, Dino practices criminal defense and commercial litigation, as well as staying active in the community. It is no secret – Dino loves Sarasota. In addition to practicing law, he continues to volunteer in Sarasota and Manatee Teen Court, works as an auxiliary member with nonprofits such as SRQ Vets, an organization dedicated to providing outlets for our local veterans when they return home. Maybe he never actually sleeps. We don’t really know. One thing is certain, Dino genuinely cares for each one of our clients, and says that his most proud accomplishment is his strong relationship with his family.

What To Expect When Hiring Our Office

Education

Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida, Graduated in 2009

Florida Coastal School of Law, Jacksonville, Florida Juris Doctor, 2014

Bar Admissions

Supreme Court of Florida, 2015

United States Middle District Court of Florida, 2016

Professional Affiliations

Florida Bar

Sarasota County Bar Association

Gulf Coast Leadership Institute

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Honors & Awards

Top 30 Under 30, SRQ Magazine

Highest Grade Award, Business Associations

Moot Court Honor Board, 1st Place National Ranking (2014)

(Duberstein Bankruptcy Law Competition)

(Regents Constitutional Law Competition Semi-finalist)

Moot Court Honor Board, 2nd Place National Ranking (2013)

Jessup International Law Competition (Regional Semi-finalist)

Certificates & Training

Prosecuting the Drugged Driver, Florida Traffic Safety Resource Prosecution Program

Prosecuting Refusal Cases, Florida Traffic Safety Resource Prosecution Program

Pretrial Motion Workshop, Florida Traffic Safety Resource Prosecution Program

Domestic Violence Trial Seminar, Florida Prosecuting Attorneys Association

Constitutional Originalism and the Federalist Papers Certificate, The Legal Studies Institute of Washington, D.C.

Prior Professional Experience

Head of Civil Litigation and Attorney at Law, Fowler Law Group

Prosecutor, Florida Office of the State Attorney, Sarasota and Manatee Counties

Prosecutor, Florida Office of the State Attorney, Volusia and St. John Counties

Associate Attorney, Vukelja Law

Law Clerk, United States District Court in the Middle District of Florida

Community Involvement

SRQ Vets, Auxiliary Member

Judicial Teen Court, Volunteer Judge 

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