2017 Headline Surfer Hall of Famer: Ted Doran, legal counsel to Volusia County School Board, outstanding Daytona-area civil attorney

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- For all his legal bravado, there was one litigant Jon Kaney, Jr., could not get to in his Waverly Media county council prosecution witchhunt: Theodore Doran. 

Few, if any attorneys have had the impact in civil litigation jury verdicts in greater Daytona Beach than Ted Doran, senior partner in Doran Sims, Wolfe & Ciochetti, 1020 W. International Speedway Blvd., at the intersection with Frederick Avenue.

In fact, many of the cases Doran brings to the 7th Judicial Citcuit courtrooms in Daytona, DeLand and Palm Coast rarely go to a jury. Because he's willing to call his opponents' bluff with his fine-tooth combed-approach to the intracasies of the law.


Ted Doran Bio:

Where Born: Bellaire, Mich.
Date of Birth: April 29, 1956 (61 years old) 
College: Bachelor of Science, Florida State University, 1978.
Law School: Juris Doctorate, University of Florida, 1982.
Admission by Florida Bar to practice law: 1982, Florida, U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida and U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit.
Memberships: The Florida Bar (member, Family Law Section); Volutia County Bar Association (member).
Practice Areas: Appeals (Federal & State), Banking & Financial Institutions, BankruptcyFamily Law,  Civil Trial, Collections & Foreclosures, Commercial Litigation, Commercial Real Estate, Commercial Real Estate Foreclosure, Condominium Development, Construction Law, Corporate Formation, Estate Litigation, Estate Planning, Estate Planning & Probate, Federal Litigation, Government False Claims Act, Government Tort Liability, Insurance Receivership, Labor Law / Management, Receiverships, Liquidations, Matrimonial Law, Municipal Law, Personal Injury, Planning and Land Use, Probate and Trust Administration, Probate and Trust Litigation, Property Insurance Disputes, Qui Tam Litigation, Real Estate Law, Tax Law, Wills & Trusts, Zoning Law.
Representative Clients include: Florida Department of Financial Services, Division of Risk Management, Volusia County School Board, Water Authority of Volusia, Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Florida Department of Corrections, Florida Department of Children and Family Services, Florida Department of Juvenile Justice, Florida Department of Financial Services, Division of Rehabilitation and Liquidation, Florida Department of Transportation, County of Brevard, Florida Department of Agricultural and Consumer Services, Volusia County Supervisor of Elections, Treasure Coast Regional Utilities Organization, City of Edgewater, Tetra Tech EC, Inc., Gateway Bank of Florida, Restaurant Specialties, Inc. (BJ's Brewhouse), City of Port Orange, Floridian Bank, Reunion Bank of Florida, State of Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Florida Birth-Related Neurological Injury Compensation Association, Chicago Title Insurance Company, Commonwealth Land Title Insurance Company, Fidelity National Title Insurance Company, Old Republic National Title Insurance Company.
Law Firm Rating: Doran Sims Wolfe & Ciocchetti maintains an AV rating by Martindale-Hubbell, "A" as the highest rating for legal ability and "V" for distinct adherence to professional standards of conduct and ethics, reliability, diligence and other criteria relevant to the discharge of professional responsibilities. Martindale-Hubbell describes an AV rating as demonstrating "that a lawyer has reached the height of professional excellence. He or she has usually practiced law for many years, and is recognized for the highest levels of skill and integrity." Only 21% of attorneys in private practice in the United States have accomplished an AV rating. 
Reported Cases: Bartolucci v. McKay, 428 So. 2d 378 (Fla. 5th DCA 1983); The Estate of Grant v. Irick, 433 So. 2d 681 (Fla. 5th DCA 1983); Morris v. Morris, 743 So. 2d 81 (Fla. 5th DCA 1999); James v. County of Volusia, 683 So. 2d 555 (Fla. 5th DCA 1996); Ingrahm v. Ingrahm, 711 So. 2d 1346 (Fla. 5th DCA 1998); Hirsch v. DiGaetano, M.D., 732 So. 2d 1177 (Fla. 5th DCA 1999); Hirsch v. Clower & Demming, 759 So. 2d 720 (Fla. 5th DCA 2000); Patel v. School Board of Volusia County, Florida, 813 So.2d 135 (Fla. 5th DCA 2002); Town of Ponce Inlet, Florida v. Dragomirecky, 884 So. 2d 408 (Fla. 1st DCA 2004); Dragomirecky v. Town of Ponce Inlet, Florida, 882 So. 2d 495 (Fla. 5th DCA 2004); Soterakis v. Soterakis, 913 So. 2d 688 (Fla. 5th DCA 2005); Volusia Academies of Excellence, Inc. Elementary School v. School Board of Volusia County, No. 2004-1031-FOI (Fla. State Bd. of Education 2005); Volusia Academies of Excellence, Inc. Middle School v. School Board of Volusia County, No. 2004-1030-FOI (Fla. State Bd. of Education 2005); School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida v. King, 940 So. 2d 593 (Fla 1st DCA 2006); The Doctors' Co. v. State of Fla. Dept. of Ins., 940 So. 2d 466 (Fla 1st DCA 2006); School Board of Volusia County, Florida v. Academies of Excellence, Inc., 2 So.3d 280 (Fla. 5th DCA 2007); State ex rel. Marsh, 958 So.2d 1082 (Fla. 1st DCA 2007); School Board of Volusia County, Florida v. Academies of Excellence, Inc., 974 So.2d 1186 (Fla. 5th DCA 2008); McNamara v. McNamara, 988 So.2d 1255 (Fla. 5th DCA 2008); T.W. ex. rel. Wilson v. School Board of Seminole County, Florida, 610 F.3d 588 (11th Cir. 2010); McNamara v. McNamara, 40 So.3d 78 (Fla. 5th DCA 2010); State, Department of Financial Services v. Branch Banking and Trust Co., 40 So.3d 829 (Fla. 1st DCA 2010); Morris v. Morris 42 So.3d 34 (Fla. 5th DCA 2010); Morris v. Morris, 62 So.3d 1215 (Fla. 5th DCA 2011); Vince Alvarez v. Ana Alvarez, 974 So.2d 1126(Fla. 5th DCA 2008); Chris Linge v. Dr. Andreea Chih, 135 So.3d 295 (Fla. 5th DCA 2014); Donald Clark v. Chrystal Clark, 147 So. 3d 655 (Fla. 5th DCA 2014); Andrew F. Gregory, Jr. v Nancy Ann Gregory, 128 So.3d 926 (Fla. 5th DCA 2013); Anthony Lostaglio v. Sharon Lonstaglio, 2016 WL 4944080.
ISLN (International Standard Lawyer Number): 907791568.

Doran Sims Wolfe & Ciocchetti consists of four partners, an associate attorney, a firm administrator and six staff members with offices located in Daytona Beach and providing legal services across the State of Florida.

We are proud of the reputation we have established across the state and judge our distinction as the preferred counsel for many state, county and local governments and agencies as one of our greatest successes.


G Larry Sims, attorney / Headline SurferPartner: G. Larry Sims 
Law Firm:  Doran Sims, Wolfe & Ciochetti
Experience: 45 years 
Practice Areas: Real EstateEstate PlanningWills, Trusts and Estates, Probate; Estate Litigation, Commercial Real Estate Foreclosure; Commercial Litigation; Corporate Formation; Condominium Development; Shareholder Agreements.
College: B.S.B.A., University of Florida, 1968.
Law School: Juris Doctorate, University of Florida College of Law, 1971; LL.M, Taxation, New York University, 1974.
Admitted: 1971, Florida; 1975, U.S. Tax Court
Place of Birth: St. Petersburg, Florida
Born: 1946 (DOB and age)
ISLN: 903689944
Aaron Wolfe, attorney / Headline SurferPartner: Aaron R. Wolfe
Law Firm:  Doran Sims, Wolfe & Ciochetti
Experience: 28 years
Practice Areas: Bankruptcy; Collections; Commercial Litigation; Creditors Rights; Federal Civil Practice, Federal Litigation; Government Tort Liability, Local Government Law.
College: Bachelor of Science, United States Merchant Marine Academy, 1985.
Law School: Juris Doctorate with Honors, Florida State University, 1988.
Admitted: 1988, Florida and U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida; U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
Memberships: The Florida Bar (Member, Business Law Section); Jacksonville Bankruptcy Bar Association; Volusia County Bar Association (Member).
Bio: Member, 1986-1988, Articles and Notes Editor, 1987, Florida State University College of Law - Law Review.
Reported Cases: In re Way, 260 BR 291(Bankr. M.D. Fla, 2000); In re Brackett, 259 B.R. 768 (Bankr. M.D. Fla, 2001); Dan Beth Medical v. Snowden 798 So. 2d 758 (Fla. 1st DCA 2001); Kalidas vs. General Electric Capital Corp., 623 So. 2d 872 (Fla. 5th DCA 1993); Starlite Diners, Inc. v. Oswalt, 823 So.2d 312 (Fla. 5th DCA 2002); Leipuner v. F.D.I.C., 860 So. 2d 1027 (Fla. 5th DCA 2003); Doctors Company v. State, Department of Insurance, 940 So 2d 466 (Fla. 1st DCA 2006); State, Department of Financial Services v. Branch Banking and Trust Co., 40 So.3d 829 (Fla. 1st DCA 2010).
Place of Birth: Milwaukee, Wisc.
Born: June 24, 1963 (53 years old)
ISLN: 902659016
Michael Ciocchetti, attorney / Headline SurferPartner: Michael Ciocchetti 
Experience: 13 years
Law Firm: Doran Sims Wolfe & Ciocchetti
Practice Areas: First Party Insurance Disputes, Insurance Coverage, Property DamagePersonal Injury, Automobile Accidents, Sexual AbuseReal Estate; Litigation, Construction Litigation, Insurance Litigation; Local Government Law, Education Law.
Coillege: Bachelor of Arts with Honors, University of Florida, 2000; MBA, Stetson University, 2003.
Law School: Juris Doctorate, Stetson University, 2003.
Admitted: 2003, Florida; U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida; U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
Memberships: Volusia County Bar Association (Member; Director, 2010-2013); The Florida Bar (Member, Sections: City, County and Local Government Law; Trial Lawyers).
Biography: Daytona Beach Young Professionals (member; Director, 2004-present); Daytona Beach Partnership Association 2006-present; Volusia County Gator Club 2006-present.
Reported Cases: T.W. ex rel. Wilson v. School Board of Seminole County, Florida, 610 F.3d 588 (11th Cir. 2010); School Board of Volusia County, Florida v. Academies of Excellence, Inc., 974 So.2d 1186 (Fla. 5th DCA 2008); School Board of Volusia County, Florida v. Academies of Excellence, Inc., 2 So.3d 280 (Fla. 5th DCA 2007); State ex rel. Marsh, 958 So.2d 1082 (Fla. 1st DCA 2007); School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida v. King, 940 So.2d 593 (Fla. 1st DCA 2006).
Second Language: Italian
Place of Birth: Providence, RI.
Born: August 11, 1978
ISLN: 917531567


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