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R.A. Cuevas Jr.

County Attorney's Office
111 NW 1st Street, Suite 2810
Miami, Florida 33128

Phone
305.375.5151

Fax
305.375.5634

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Attorney Profile

Dennis Kerbel

Practice Areas

  • Zoning, Land Use & Environment
  • Federal Litigation

Education

  • University of Pennsylvania, J.D., 1998
  • Harvard University, B.A. in History, Magna Cum Laude, 1995

Court Admissions

  • The Florida Bar, 2002
  • New York Bar, 1999
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, 2003
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, 1999
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York, 1999
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, 2004

Dennis Kerbel

Joined the Office in 2002
Assistant County Attorney
dkerbel@miamidade.gov 305-375-5229

Dennis A. Kerbel is a litigator who has practiced in federal and state court, at both the trial and appellate levels.  Dennis handles a broad variety of cases, including zoning appeals, enforcement actions, and federal civil rights claims.  Dennis has successfully defended a variety of challenges to County land use decisions and has defended the County and its police and correctional officers against claims of federal civil rights violations.  Dennis has also initiated and successfully prosecuted numerous civil cases seeking custody of animals found in distress.

In addition, Dennis handles transactional work for the Department of Regulatory and Economic Resources and the Animal Services Department, including the drafting and review of ordinances, resolutions, and contracts.  He also advises the Board of County Commissioners, the Planning Advisory Board, and several Community Zoning Appeals Board on public hearings involving land use matters.

Prior Experience

  • Associate, Cravath, Swaine & Moore, New York, 1998-2001
  • Associate, Bernstein, Litowitz, Berger & Grossmann, LLP, New York, 2001-2002
  • Legal Writing Instructor, St. Thomas University School of Law, 2003-2005.
  • Adjunct Instructor, FIU Law School, co-teaching Land Use Law class, 2012

Articles, Publications, & Lectures

  • Article: FLUEDRA: Flawed, but Fixable? Craig H. Coller & Dennis A. Kerbel, 86 Florida Bar Journal 6 (June 2012)