Local Government Law
General Insurance Defense
Since joining the firm in 1985, Dennis Lyles has represented the firm's governmental and insurance clients in connection with personal injury and negligence claims, wrongful death actions, employment discrimination matters, contract claims, constitutional challenges and land use disputes. Mr. Lyles served as City Attorney of Fort Lauderdale from 1987 to 2002. The firm continues to represent the city as Special Counsel.
Mr. Lyles has been appointed as counsel to numerous special purpose governmental districts and community development districts throughout the State of Florida. He has served as issuer's counsel in connection with a wide variety of tax exempt bond transactions and public financings. He has been recognized by South Florida CEO Magazine's Legal Guide as one of the top lawyers in South Florida. Mr. Lyles has received the highest rating assigned by Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory (AV PreeminentR).
Florida State University (B.A.)
Florida State University College of Law (J.D.)
Assistant State Attorney, 17th Judicial Circuit (1974-1976)
Assistant General Counsel, Broward County (1977-1978)
Fort Lauderdale Deputy City Attorney (1978-1984)
Fort Lauderdale City Attorney (1987-2002)
Florida Bar (Member, Sections on: City, County & Local Government Law; Environmental and Land Use Law; Government Lawyer)
U.S. District Court
Southern District of Florida
Broward County Bar Association
American Bar Association
Florida Association of Special Districts