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About Gary



  • Over 30 years of legal experience
  • Board Certified Expert in Marital and Family Law
  • Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Law Mediator
  • Owner of successful private law practice since 1993
  • Former Assistant State Attorney & Public Defender
  • Past President, Tampa Tiger Bay Club
  • Member, Downtown Rotary, Paul Harris Fellow


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 31. “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 helping families and children. I have been  most proud of my work which has resulted in reuniting parents with wrongfully abducted children and representing domestic violence victims, I look forward to putting my experience to work for the people of Hillsborough County.”  Gary has run a successful private practice in Tampa since 1993, and has been practicing for 30 years.  He is one of twenty-eight 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.

Gary was admitted to the Florida Bar in 1990. He is the author of Chapter 6 “Temporary Relief,” Florida Dissolution of Marriage (Fla. Bar CLE 13th ed. 2016), a book that is utilized by family law attorneys and judges in Florida and has lectured at numerous Family Law seminars. He has been involved in numerous professional and community activities, including service as a former President and Vice-President of the Tampa Tiger Bay Club, and is a Paul Harris fellow with the Downtown Rotary Club of Tampa. He currently serves as a volunteer arbitrator with the Florida Bar and mentors lawyers through Bay Area Legal Services, so that they are qualified to handle pro-bono family law cases. He is also a lifelong member of Congregation Schaarai Zedek

Gary 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 almost 28 years to his wife, Wendi Towbin-Dolgin, R.N., who is employed by Marriot International. She is also a religious school teacher.  They have twenty-two-year-old twins, a son, Corey, and a daughter, Mallory, and a sixteen-year-old son, Ari. The election will be held on August 18, 2020.



Gary has been selected as a 2019 and 2020 Super Lawyer by Super Lawyers magazine for family law practice. Only 5 percent of lawyers state-wide in Florida have been chosen for this honor. 



Committee to Elect Gary Dolgin for Hillsborough County Circuit Court Judge, Group 31

Pd. Pol. Adv. approved by Gary Dolgin non-partisan for Hillsborough County Circuit Court Judge Group 31
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