Dominique Heller’s practice includes general commercial litigation, regulatory matters, and appeals with a focus on securities and financial services litigation. Since graduating near the top of her law school class, Dominique has established herself as a knowledgeable and experienced litigator. She has first-chaired arbitrations and court actions through final hearing and trial, obtaining awards and judgments in favor of her clients. Dominique has been instrumental in obtaining final awards in favor of broker/dealers and expungement of matters from the registered representatives records. Dominique regularly handles appeals in both state and federal courts. In 2012, Dominique helped obtain a ruling from the Florida Supreme Court establishing that Florida’s Statute of Limitations applies to arbitration claims.
Dominique has defended a corporate executive against claims by the Federal Trade Commission and seven states in an enforcement proceeding involving alleged damages in excess of $300 million. She played a key role in obtaining a dismissal with prejudice of another case in federal court based upon complex jurisdictional arguments.
After successfully defending claims in arbitration, Dominique obtained and executed upon a $300,000 judgment for attorneys’ fees.
Dominique joined the firm at its inception in November 2009 after practicing with the founding members at one of the most highly regarded firms in Florida. She has published several articles and is active in local and national bar associations and community organizations. She is a Member of the Board of Directors of the C.H. Ferguson – M.E. White American Inn of Court, and Co-Chair of the Hillsborough County Bar Association’s Securities Section. Dominique has a Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review rating of AV Preeminent and has been recognized by Super Lawyers of Florida annually since 2011.