Dominic Octavius Fariello

Managing PartnerLocation: Tampa, FloridaPhone: 813-251-5550813-251-5550
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Dominic Octavius Fariello

I was born in Jacksonville, Florida in 1976 the year of our country’s bi-centennial and am a native Floridian.

My family relocated to Tampa in 1981, where I grew up in Carrollwood a northern suburb of Tampa. I attended Chamberlain High School and graduated in 1994.

I attended University of Central Florida (UCF) from 1994-1998, where I received a B.A. degree in Political Science with a minor in Legal Studies.

While in College I developed a majority of my social skills in working with people in activities such as: Cadet US Army ROTC, Senate President UCF Student Government and President of Alpha Tau Omega ATO Fraternity a social organization.

From 1997 to 1999, just prior to attending law school, I worked as a clerk at the law firm of Holland & Knight in downtown Orlando. I was assigned to the department of office services and bankruptcy.

In 1999 I attended Nova Southeastern University the Shepard Broad Law Center in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. In the summer of 2000, I then attended the University of Miami school of law summer program, where I was placed in London, England. I then attended the University College of London studying international law while living in Camdon Town, a northern suburb of London.

I returned to the United States and graduated with a J.D. from Nova Southeastern in May 2002. I was licensed to practice law in the state of Florida in September of 2002 after the summer bar exam.

In 2003 I was licensed to practice law in Federal Court for the Middle District of Florida.

In 2004, after nearly two years of working as an associate attorney for two law firms, I opened my own practice of Dominic O. Fariello, PA.

From 2004 – 2008 my office was located on Kennedy Blvd. in South Tampa. In July of 2008 to present the law office is located in Historic Hyde Park, just two blocks from Bayshore Blvd. in South Tampa.

Presently my firm practices in the areas if Personal Injury, Criminal Defense, Traffic Law and Family Law.

Areas of Practice

  • 70% Personal Injury (Auto Accidents)
  • 15% Criminal Defense
  • 10% Traffic Law
  • 5% Family Law

Litigation Percentage

  • 40% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 2002
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida, 2003


  • Nova Southeastern Law University, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
    • J.D.
  • University of Miami School of Law, Coral Gables, Florida
    • Honors: Summer Program to London, England
  • University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida
    • B.A.
    • Major: Political Science
    • Major: Legal Studies

Published Works

  • A Conversation With Our Client (Chapter 3 Traffic)


  • Associate Professor, H.C.C. Hillsborough Community College American Government/Political Science,
    2003 – 2005

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Tampa Bay Trial Lawyers Association (T.B.T.L.A.)
  • Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (F.A.C.D.L.)

Past Employment Positions

  • Holland & Knight LLP, Law Clerk, 1997 – 1999

Pro Bono Activities

  • Guardian Ad Litem, 1999 – Present
  • Guardian Ad Litem, 2002 – 2004


  • Spanish


  • Alpha Tau Omega