Law

ALBERT E. DOTSON JR.

MANAGING PARTNER, BILZIN SUMBERG, MIAMI

Bilzin Sumberg employs 220, including about 100 attorneys. Dotson has been with the firm for more than 20 years, has been a member of its executive committee since 2012 and managing partner since 2019. He says an internship with former Attorney General Janet Reno inspired him to pursue a career in law. He started out as a real estate transactional lawyer and later moved on to become a commercial litigator. He saw long-term potential in expanding the firm’s capabilities in the areas of government contracting and public-private partnerships.

EDUCATION Dartmouth College (BA), Vanderbilt University (JD)
CIVIC EFFORT Efforts to inform the community about the impacts of COVID-19. Beyond counseling clients, the firm focused on bringing resources to residents and businesses in Florida that were not readily accessible, such as first-hand guidance from professionals at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and physicians from Baptist Health South Florida.
NEW HOBBY I have become an avid walker over the past year. Most weeks, I walk at least 50 miles — often during early mornings.
SABBATICAL Pre-colonial African history, which has been an interest of mine for a long time.
READING I recently finished a couple of books by Elie Wiesel about the Holocaust and 30 Days a Black Man, by Bill Steigerwald, regarding the horrors of the Jim Crow-era South. I’ve started The Lost Eleven, by Denise George and Robert Child, which is about Black American soldiers brutally massacred during World War II.

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