Daniel Blonsky

Dan Blonsky joined Coffey Burlington in 1992, and has been a shareholder with the firm since 1999. He has tried many cases in federal and state court and in binding arbitration, and his practice areas include employment litigation, contract disputes, banking litigation, product liability, construction litigation, professional liability, securities litigation and sexual torts.

Representative Experience

  • Argued cases before the United States Courts of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit and the First Circuit
  • Argued cases before Florida’s District Courts of Appeal
  • Represented the plaintiff/appellant in Montes v. Shearson-Lehman Brothers, Inc., the only decision ever where the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals vacated an arbitration award for being in manifest disregard of the law.
  • Represented both employers and employees at trial in various employment law matters, including claims involving discrimination, overtime compensation, wrongful termination, collective bargaining disputes, non-competition agreements, and whistleblower claims
  • Over 20 years of experience in handling all phases of litigation in a wide range of complex commercial litigation disputes

Professional and Community Involvement

  • Past President, Board of Directors, Miami Bridge Youth and Family Services
  • Board and committee member of various non-profits, including Chapman Partnership for the Homeless, St. Alban’s Child Enrichment Center and Leadership Miami

Awards and Recognition

  • Member of "Legal Elite Hall of Fame" in Florida Trend Magazine
  • Named one of the top 100 lawyers in Miami by Super Lawyers Magazine
  • Named a “Top Lawyer” in the South Florida Legal Guide
  • Member of “Florida Legal Elite” in Florida Trend Magazine
  • Named a Super Lawyer in Florida "Super Lawyers Magazine.”

Articles and Presentations

  • Has written articles and presented lectures on varying employment law matters
  • Has authored articles for the Florida Bar Journal and has lectured at Florida Bar-approved seminars on various commercial litigation topics.


  • Born in New York, NY (raised in Miami)
  • Married, two sons, one daughter
  • Avid sports fan; particular fondness for Duke basketball
  • Second million dollar winner on TV’s “Who Wants To Be a Millionaire”