Clarke, Dale

Clarke, Dale




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Dale is a senior complex claims litigator and trial lawyer in the firm’s Miami office. In his practice, Dale represents major insurers and Fortune 500 companies in some of the most challenging cases stemming from maritime, wrongful death, products liability, personal injury, and insurance coverage claims. He has also developed an expertise in international arbitrations and is known in the community as a fearless advocate for his clients.

Dale earned his Juris Doctor, magna cum laude, from the University of Miami School of Law, where he attended as a Dean’s Merit Scholar. While in law school, he received the C.A.L.I. Excellence for the Future Award in the Miami Law Business Planning Seminar and was on the Dean’s list. Dale served as a Judicial Intern for the Honorable Laurel Isicoff, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Florida.

Dale also earned an M.B.A. from the University of Miami School of Business in 2002, and a B.Sc. in Management Studies and Economics from the University of the West Indies.

Dale is admitted to the Florida Bar.


J.D., magna cum laude, University of Miami School of Law, 2011

M.B.A., University of Miami School of Business, 2002

B.Sc., University of West Indies, Kingston, Jamaica, 1997


  • State:
    • Florida, 2011
  • Federal:
    • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida
    • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida

Memberships and Affiliations

Caribbean Bar Association (CBA)

Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (CLM)

National Association of Minority and Women Owned Law Firms (NAMWOLF)

Experience and Notable Decisions

  • Rolls v. Celebration Cruise Operator, Inc., No. 14-CIV-61191, 2015 WL 12549166(S.D. Fla. Mar. 2, 2015) (Obtained summary judgment against claims that were barred by the contractual limitations period).
  • De La Flor v. Ritz-Carlton Hotel Co., 556 F. App’x 938 (11th Cir. 2014) (Obtained complete dismissal with prejudice of eight figure claim involving a plaintiff who claimed a negligent response to a cardiac arrest, which led to permanent brain injuries).
  • Farley v. Oceania Cruises, Inc., No. 13-20244-CIV, 2015 WL 1131015(S.D. Fla. Mar. 12, 2015) (Successfully struck Plaintiff’s liability expert, which led to an immediate resolution of the claim).
  • Weingart v. Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd., No.:1:11-cv-24346-RSR (S.D. Fla. 2013) (obtained partial summary judgment against cruise passenger’s personal injury claim).
  • Represented a dual capacity employer/shipowner in a multi-million dollar wrongful death claim under Section 905(b) of the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (LHWCA) and obtained a favorable outcome that amounted to a fraction of the economic damages alone.
  • Obtained summary judgment in state court against personal injury claim involving a falling object that resulted in severe injuries.
  • Successfully defended common carrier in cargo claims under the Carriage of Goods by Sea Act (COGSA).
  • Handled numerous claims in international arbitration through pre and post-hearing memorials, final hearings, and final awards.
  • Represented and prepared complex agreements for an innovative company in the maritime and medical industries.