Carlos A. Velasquez

Top rated personal injury attorney in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Velasquez Dolan Soler, PA
Carlos A. Velasquez
Velasquez Dolan Soler, PA

Practice Areas: Personal injury, Business litigation, Insurance coverage; view more

Licensed in Florida since: 1988

Education: Texas Southern University Thurgood Marshall School of Law

Languages Spoken: English, Spanish

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2011, 2017 - 2023

Velasquez Dolan Soler, PA

101 N Pine Island Road
Suite 201
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33324 Visit website


Carlos A. Velasquez founded the law offices of Velasquez Dolan, PA, a boutique litigation firm in Plantation, Florida, to tenaciously advocate for those who have been the victims of injuries through no fault of their own. He handles a variety of personal injury matters involving automobile accidents, wrongful death, brain injuries, premises accidents, defective products, dog bites and tractor-trailer wrecks. He also assists with commercial litigation, aviation litigation, professional liability matters and business litigation.

Mr. Velasquez is aware that the repercussions of an injury affect every aspect of the injured person and their family and prides himself in giving people their voice and the financial support they need to deal with the aftermath of an accident. He has earned several multimillion-dollar verdicts and settlements on behalf of his clients, earning his inclusion in the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum.

Board-certified in civil trial law by The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization, Mr. Velasquez started his career by clerking for U.S. Congressman Eugene Clay Shaw and practiced immigration law with an emphasis on naturalization and deportation matters. He later worked for two renowned insurance defense firms. These experiences have provided him with a powerful perspective on genuinely understanding what his clients and their families need.

A native of New York City, New York, Mr. Velasquez completed his B.A. at the Florida Atlantic University in 1984. He received his Doctor of Jurisprudence from the Texas Southern University Thurgood Marshall School of Law in 1988 and his Florida license the same year. Additionally, he has appeared before the U.S. District Court for the Southern and Middle Districts of Florida, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces. He also served as a commissioned officer with the U.S. Army Reserves Judge Advocate General's Corps (JAG).

Mr. Velasquez focuses his efforts on giving back to his community by maintaining active memberships in the American Bar Association, the American Board of Trial Advocates, the Florida Justice Association, the Broward County Bar Association, the Hispanic National Bar Association, the Broward County Hispanic Bar Association and the Broward County Justice Association.

In honor of Mr. Velasquez’s accomplishments, he was rated AV Preeminent* through Martindale-Hubbell, the organization’s highest possible rating. He won the 2015 Litigator Award from the Trial Lawyers Board of Regents and was named to the Legal Leaders of Florida list by the Miami Herald. Furthermore, he was recognized by The Florida Bar for his “meritorious public service.”

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice areas

Personal injury - general: plaintiff, Business litigation, Insurance coverage

Focus areas

Animal bites, Assault, Motor vehicle accidents, Personal injury - plaintiff, Slip and fall, Wrongful death, Dram shop laws, Construction accident, Brain injury, Sexual abuse - plaintiff, Toxic mold, Trucking accidents, Premises liability - plaintiff, Trade secret, Non-compete agreements, Insurance

  • 60% Personal injury - general: plaintiff
  • 20% Business litigation
  • 20% Insurance coverage

First Admitted: 1988, Florida

Professional Webpage:

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • NTSB Air and Transportation Conference, 2013
  • ABA Aviation Litigation Seminar on representing clients out of South and Central America
  • Hispanic Bar Association Seminar, Aviation Section, regarding recent changes in aviation litigation and damage presentation, October 1999
  • Blue Angels Seminar, November, 1996
  • Updates on Aviation law and Verdicts in Florida
  • Aviation Disaster Litigation – The Florida Bar
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • The Florida Bar, 1988
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Hispanic National Bar Association
  • Florida Justice Association
  • Broward County Justice Association
  • Broward County Hispanic Bar Association (Board Member 2005-2006; 2008-2009; 2009-2010)
  • Broward County Bar Association
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • American Bar Association
  • United States Court of Military Appeals
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Southern and Middle Districts of Florida
  • Grievance Committee of the Florida Bar for the 17th Judicial Circuit, (1993-1996 member; 1995-1996 Chairman; 2007-2012 member)
Educational Background:
  • B.A. Florida Atlantic University, 1984
  • Multi-million dollar settlements and judgments in State and Federal Courts
Other Outstanding Achievements:
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Certificate for Meritorious Service, Florida Bar, 1996
  • Florida Legal Guide, 2005
  • Personal Injury, Wrongful Death Top Up And Comers, South
  • Top Attorneys in Florida, 2007
  • Florida Super Lawyers 5 Consecutive Year Award, 2006-2013
  • Top Attorneys in Florida, 2011
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Rated Judicial Edition, 2012
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Rated 5 Year Award, 2008-2013
  • Florida and abroad Top Rated Lawyer, 2012/2013
  • Legal Leaders of Florida and abroad (Miami Herald Publication)
  • Member Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Member Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Winner, Trial Lawyers Board of Regents Litigators Award 2015 (Personal Injury, Wrongful Death & Workers’ Compensation)

Office location for Carlos A. Velasquez

101 N Pine Island Road
Suite 201
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33324

Phone: 954-824-1130


13 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2011, 2017 - 2023

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