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Daniel C. O’Rourke

Attorney

Dan O’Rourke has been practicing law in Florida for over 20 years and focuses on general civil and commercial litigation in the state and federal trial and appellate courts of northwest Florida. Dan has represented clients in matters ranging from Covenants Not to Compete in the trial court of Walton County to , complex probate disputes, construction liens and contract claims throughout northwest Florida. He has also represented clients in real estate fraud disputes in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida and claims pursuant to the federal Hyde Amendment (awarding attorney fees to victims of malicious, vexatious, frivolous and bad faith federal criminal prosecutions) before the U.S. Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals. Also, as a  Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit & Family Mediator, Dan helps clients create practical and livable resolutions of disputes. In Mediation Dan  works with clients and counsel to resolve a vast array of disputes in circuit-civil and family matters.

The youngest of five children, Dan is a native of Florida and longtime resident of northwest Florida. He is the son of Lt. Col (USAF Ret) Michael J. and Julie M. O’Rourke. After growing up in Fort Walton Beach, he went on to the Universities of Florida and West Florida for his undergraduate education. Dan graduated from Saint Louis University School of Law in 1994, came home from St. Louis, and was admitted to The Florida Bar in 1995.

Dan’s current practice includes: general civil and commercial litigation, probate, construction law, debtor/creditor law, real estate litigation, and circuit-civil and family mediation. His admissions and certifications include:  The Florida Bar (Bar No. 49034), United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida, United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, and Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit and Family Mediator (Mediator No.  21031FR). A Knight of Columbus, Dan previously served the community as president of the Okaloosa-Walton Bar Association, an Okaloosa County Planning Commissioner, and Board Member of OASIS (Okaloosa AIDS Support and Informational Services).

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Bar Admissions:

  • Florida
  • Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit & Family Mediator
  • United States 11th Circuit Court of Appeals
  • U.S. District Court  for the Northern District of Florida
  • The Florida Bar

Education:

  • University of West Florida (B.A. 1990. Major in Political Science)
  • Saint Louis University School of Law (J.D., 1994)

Member of:

  • Okaloosa Walton County Bar Association
  • Okaloosa County Planning Commissioner, 2004-2014
  • Okaloosa AIDS Support & Informational Services, Inc.  Board of Directors 2009-2013
  • Knights of Columbus Council 4444, Advocate 2017-2018

Specialities & Qualifications

Dan has represented clients in matters ranging from Covenants Not to Compete in the trial court of Walton County to complex probate disputes, construction liens and contract claims throughout northwest Florida.

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