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EDWARD DABDOUB

Founding Attorney
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EDWARD DABDOUB

Founding Attorney

Dabdoub Law Firm is led by nationally-known disability lawyer Edward Dabdoub.

Born and raised in Kingston, Jamaica, he is one of five attorneys in his immediate family. Since becoming a lawyer, he has focused his law practice on representing people who are entitled to disability benefits from insurance companies.

Why Disability Law?

Eddie's passion for helping people with disability insurance claims started when he was in law school.

As a law student, Eddie helped a man suffering from chronic pain get back his long term disability benefits after his insurance company wrongly terminated payments, even though he was still disabled. After handling that case, he decided to dedicate his legal career to holding disability insurance companies accountable, and he built the Dabdoub Law Firm for that purpose.

About His Practice

Eddie represents clients at all stages of disability insurance claims. He has extensive knowledge of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (“ERISA”) since many of his clients’ long term disability cases are governed by the federal statute.

With such a focus on disability insurance, Dabdoub Law Firm has successfully taken on the toughest opponents and have won major disability lawsuits. Big disability lawsuit wins include:

- Ashmore v. NFL Disability Plan, in which the firm represented a former NFL player who was denied benefits.

- Bradshaw v. Reliance Standard Insurance, where Eddie successfully argued to a federal court of appeal that pregnancy is not a preexisting condition that caused a stroke.

- Kaviani v. Reliance Standard Life Ins. Co., in which Eddie successfully showed that Dr. Kaviani’s evidence of disability far outweighed Reliance Standard’s evidence for no disability.

- Kaviani Win in the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, after Eddie won the lawsuit for a dentist with disabling cervicalgia, Reliance appealed the case. The firm won the appeal and Reliance was ordered to pay our client long term disability benefits.

Eddie has experience litigating disability cases in federal and state courts against all major disability insurance companies, including:

  • Aetna
  • UNUM
  • Hartford
  • CIGNA / LINA
  • Mass Mutual
  • Liberty Life
  • Met Life
  • Lincoln Financial
  • Prudential

Hear Eddie argue convincingly to a panel of federal judges that his client’s disability due to a stroke is not a preexisting condition caused by her pregnancy.

Speaker, Lecturer & Author

Attorney Dabdoub has participated as a guest speaker at law conferences both on local and national stages, discussing disability insurance benefits and ERISA for legal organizations such as the American Association for Justice and the Florida Association for Justice.

He has also authored articles on disability insurance and advises other lawyers on disability insurance and ERISA matters.

Education & Background

Eddie graduated with cum laude honors from the University of Miami School of Law. While at law school, he was the recipient of the Ambassador Sue Cobb Scholarship.

Before attending law school, he graduated at the top of his class from Florida International University, earning a Masters in Business Administration, as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Miami.

Awards

  • Recognized by The Best Lawyers in America® in Insurance Law, 2022
  • Florida Trend's Legal Elite, 2021
  • Selected to Super Lawyers list, 2019 - 2021
  • Clients' Choice Award – Avvo, 2015 - 2020
  • Selected to Rising Stars list, 2014 - 2017
  • "Top Attorney" – Avvo
Education
  • University of Miami School of Law – J.D.
    • Cum Laude
    • Recipient – Ambassador Sue Cobb Scholarship
  • Florida International University – M.B.A.
    • Summa Cum Laude
  • University of Miami – B.A. in Economics
Awards
  • Super Lawyers 2019-2021
    Super Lawyers 2019-2021
  • Florida Legal Elite
    Florida Legal Elite
  • Avvo Rating Top Attorney
    Avvo Rating Top Attorney
  • Avvo Clients' Choice 2019
    Avvo Clients' Choice 2019
  • Super Lawyers Rising Stars 2014-2017
    Super Lawyers Rising Stars 2014-2017
  • Recognized by The Best Lawyers in America® in Insurance Law, 2022
    Recognized by The Best Lawyers in America® in Insurance Law, 2022

Client Testimonials

    Eddie and his team at Dabdoub Law are knowledgeable, efficient, and empathetic.

    - Brad

    Thank you Mary and the Dabdoub team!

    - Theresa

    They have stood up and represented me when I needed it most.

    - Chaleigha

    Knowledge and persistence were key.

    - Brian

    I will, without question, always recommend the Dabdoub Law Firm to anyone needing disability experts!

    - Cindy

    Trustworthy, knowledgeable, attentive.

    - Betty

    I instantly felt like I finally had someone on my side.

    - Anonymous

    After suffering a debilitating health condition, I'm very grateful to have chosen Dabdoub Law Firm to represent me.

    - Jesus

    They were always very knowledgeable and quick to respond.

    - R.

    My case has been approved thanks to their hard work.

    - Tonie

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