Candidate Circuit Court Judge Group 24 Non-Partisan
"The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy."
Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Gary S. Dolgin
"Most Prepared To Serve"
Gary S. Dolgin, a Board Certified Marital and Family Law attorney who also practices in the area of Criminal Defense, has announced his candidacy for Hillsborough County Circuit Court Judge, Group 24, the seat currently being held by retiring Judge William Fuente. “I believe that my expertise in Family Law and my background in Criminal Law will be an asset to the Circuit Court. I have dedicated my professional career to the area of family and criminal law and look forward to putting my experience to work for the citizens of Hillsborough County.” Mr. Dolgin has run a successful private practice in Tampa since 1993, and has been practicing for 25 years. He is one of twenty-six attorneys in Hillsborough County who are Board Certified by the Florida Bar as a specialist in Marital and Family Law. He is also a Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Law Mediator. He previously served as an Assistant Public Defender and an Assistant State Attorney. Mr. Dolgin was admitted to the Florida Bar in 1990. He is the author of Chapter 6 “Temporary Relief,” Florida Dissolution of Marriage (Fla. Bar CLE 12th ed. 2014), and has lectured at numerous Family Law seminars. He has been involved in numerous professional and community activities, including service as an immediate past-President of the Tampa Tiger Bay Club, and a member of downtown Tampa Rotary. His community service activities in the past have included providing free legal advice for the Father’s Resource Center through the Child Abuse Council, Baseball Coach for Tampa Bay Little League, membership in Sertoma, Channel 13's “Ask a Lawyer” program, the Hillsborough County Teen Court Program, University of South Florida Legal Clinic, and various bar committees. Mr. Dolgin is a native Floridian who has lived in Tampa since he was two years old. He attended Gorrie, Wilson and Plant public schools. He received his B.B.A. in Accounting from Emory University in 1986. He received his law degree from the University of Florida, College of Law in 1990. He is the son of the late Dr. David Dolgin, who was a periodontist in Tampa for 43 years and Dr. Ann Dolgin, a former associate professor at the University of Tampa and teacher at Plant High School. He has been married for 25 years to his wife, Wendi Towbin-Dolgin, a legal nurse consultant. They have eightteen year old twins, a son, Corey, and a daughter, Mallory, and an eleven year old son, Ari. The election will be held on August 30, 2016.