Jim Fogleman FOP Lodge 50, Inc.
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FOP Chief Counsel Paul Daragjati
Dec 31, 2022
Paul Daragjati
Paul Daragjati serves as General Counsel to the Florida State Lodge Fraternal Order of Police, having held that position since 2018.  Mr. Daragjati graduated from the University of North Florida in 1993, and thereafter entered service with the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office, where he worked as a police officer until 2001. At that time Mr. Daragjati attended the Florida State University School of Law, and upon graduation in 2003, entered service with the Office of the State Attorney for the Fourth Judicial Circuit of Florida, where he prosecuted both felonies and misdemeanors. In 2007, Mr. Daragjati was retained by the Fraternal Order of Police, Jacksonville Consolidated Lodge 5-30, where he served as General Counsel. As General Counsel to the Jacksonville FOP, Mr. Daragjati represented over 2500 police and correctional officers in labor, employment, criminal and administrative matters, as well as civil and appellate litigation in state and federal courts. Since 2007, Mr. Daragjati has represented over 150 officers in deadly force encounters and has defended as over 75 law enforcement officers sued in their personal capacities in federal civil rights cases. In 2013, Mr. Daragjati joined Klausner, Kaufman, Jensen & Levinson, a firm specializing in the representation of public employee pension funds, where he served many retirement systems in their daily operations and in resolving complex legal issues. 
 
Since 2003, Mr. Daragjati has represented clients in front of administrative bodies, state and federal trial and appellate courts and in arbitration and other alternative dispute resolution forums. Mr. Daragjati has tried 24 cases to a verdict in both state and federal, civil and criminal courts, and has prosecuted administrative actions in arbitration, civil service forums, career service forums, and in front of administrative agencies. Moreover, Mr. Daragjati has 19 published appellate decisions.
 
Mr. Daragjati is a member of the Bars of Florida and Georgia and is admitted to practice in the United States Courts for the Middle and Southern Districts of Florida, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court.  Mr. Daragjati’s professional memberships have included the Florida Bar’s Fourth Circuit Grievance Committee, where he served as chairman, and the Labor & Employment and Administrative Law Sections of the Florida Bar.

 
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Fraternal Order of Police Jim Fogleman Lodge # 50, Inc.
P.O. Box 13044
North Palm Beach, FL 33408
  561-899-5050

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