Dwayne Robinson is a partner at Kozyak Tropin & Throckmorton, and focuses his practice on complex litigation.
Dwayne is a trial-tested lawyer who has represented clients in dozens of appeals in federal and state court, including at oral argument before the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit and Florida’s Third District Court of Appeal. Dwayne brings a practical and thoughtful approach in his representative matters. He has represented clients who have matters simultaneously pending in trial court and appellate court in the same or related cases, assisting them with advancing their litigation goals on multiple fronts. He interacts with clients daily, timely, and plainly. He proudly served as part of a litigation and appellate team that secured a victory before the United States Supreme Court.
Dwayne is a member of The Florida Bar; the Southern, Middle, and Northern Districts of Florida, the United States Court of Appeal for the Eleventh Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court Bar. Prior to law school, he was editor-in-chief of The Independent Florida Alligator at the University of Florida, then the largest daily independent, student-run newspaper in the country. He later worked for The Palm Beach Post, covering local government, politics, and the Florida legislature.
Dwayne received his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and his Bachelor of Science in Journalism from University of Florida, where he also minored in Business Administration. He later received his Juris Doctor, magna cum laude, from University of Florida Levin College of Law, earning the distinction of membership in the Order of the Coif. There, Dwayne served as Editor-in-Chief of the Florida Law Review. Thereafter, Dwayne clerked on the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit with the Honorable Ed Carnes.
Prior to joining Kozyak Tropin & Throckmorton, Dwayne was a senior associate at a large local firm, where he focused on commercial litigation matters involving corporate governance disputes, foreign sovereign immunity, employment claims, and federal statutory causes of action.
Dwayne is a committed member of the community. He serves on the Board of Directors for The Lotus House women’s shelter in the Overtown district of Miami. He also served as governor on The Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division Board of Governors, representing Miami’s Seat 3 and as Vice President for the Wilkie D. Ferguson, Jr. Bar Association. He is past chairman of The Florida Bar’s Media & Communications Law Committee.
Lawyers are problem solvers. The best lawyers identify solutions—whether through the legal process or otherwise. The one thing greater than designing those solutions is achieving them for my clients.
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Higher education isn’t a stranger to scandals and controversies, and 2021 was no exception. While some scandals from previous years approached their inevitable conclusions, the COVID-19 pandemic—or ongoing pandemic, as we enter its third year—fueled a swath of lawsuits at colleges around the country.
Miami Dade College urged a state appellate panel Wednesday to find that a lower court erred in advancing a proposed class action.
Javier A. Lopez, Evan Stroman, and Dwayne A. Robinson of Kozyak Tropin and Throckmorton in Coral Gables are preparing for a civil trial. Lopez, Stroman, and Robinson represent the Market owners widow Daisy Holcombe, who’s seeking millions in damages for wrongful death and conspiracy to commit wrongful death.
Abercrombie and the Question of Commercial Speech Rights of Employers, INSIDECOUNSEL, Apr. 7, 2015.
Book, Business Torts: A Fifty-State Guide(Florida chapter), Wolters Kluwer (Morton F. Daller ed., 2017 & 2018 eds.) (co-author Alvin Lindsay).
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Dwayne Robinson takes lead for Miami law firm Kozyak, Tropin & Throckmorton offering guidance in avoiding common legal writing mistakes. Known for his exceptional writing skills, he hosted a Writing Workshop at the University of Florida for law students and young lawyers.
Kozyak Tropin & Throckmorton is a complex commercial litigation firm founded in 1982 that focuses its practice on bet-the-company commercial cases, class actions, healthcare and bankruptcy matters.