Nicholas J. Dorsten, Esq.Shareholder
Nicholas Dorsten was born and raised in Ohio. I obtained my B.A. degree from Kent State University where I majored in History and played a little football. While at Kent, I was lucky enough to be part of an academic fraternity and receive the Kent State athletic/academic award banquet membership.
After college, I chose to enroll in law school at the University Of Toledo School Of Law. While in law school, I participated in a local law review and several moot court presentations.
While in law school, I utilized my summers to gain criminal law experience with the hope of becoming a prosecutor upon graduation. After my first year of law school, I was privileged to clerk for a local leading judge. After my second year of law school, I was a certified legal intern in Toledo, trying and resolving criminal cases. The experience gained in these positions allowed me to be chosen, and sworn in, as an Assistant State Attorney in the State of Florida.
Over the next five years, I quickly rose through the ranks at the Pinellas and Pasco State Attorney's Office. This progression allowed me to prosecute a wide variety of criminal cases. As an Assistant State Attorney, I held positions such as a Lead Trial Attorney, a Felony Domestic Violence attorney and a Child Abuse/Sex Crimes attorney.
During my five years there, I prosecuted and obtained convictions in numerous high-profile cases in the Tampa Bay area including multiple charges of Second Degree Murder, Conspiracy to Commit Murder, Attempted Murder in the First Degree, Sexual Battery, Armed Robbery, Armed Burglary, Aggravated Battery, Aggravated Assault, Trafficking in Illegal Drugs and a variety of other property and narcotics-related offenses.
After five years of public service at the State Attorney's Office, I elected to work with a leading Personal Injury Attorney in the Tampa area. During my time at that office, I traveled throughout the state of Florida, tried numerous injury cases and won or settled millions of dollars’ worth of cases. After that, it was time to utilize my vast array of training and experience to help protect the rights of everyday citizens that have been accused of wrongdoing. These rights, that I swore to uphold and abide by as an Assistant State Attorney, are the bedrock of our criminal justice system. They are the foundation upon which our system rests. Without an experienced criminal and personal injury trial attorney to protect your rights, the system will be stacked against you. We know that from the inside out.
J.D., University of Toledo School of Law
Graduated Cum Laude
B.A., Kent State University
Jurisdictions Admitted to PracticeFlorida, 2002
District of Columbia, 2003
Middle District Court of Florida, 2008