Joelle Dvir
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EMAIL jdvir@mcdonaldhopkins.com

PHONE 305.704.3986


Joelle Dvir is an associate in the firm’s national Data Privacy and Cybersecurity and Litigation groups.  

Data privacy and cybersecurity: Joelle handles data breach response, including compliance with state and federal data breach notification laws.  She counsels clients as to security breach preparedness, and advises as to best practices, including policy development and workplace training.   She also advises clients regarding General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliance.  

Litigation: Joelle focuses her litigation practice on commercial, business, real estate, and title insurance matters.  She is experienced in all phases of litigation, including pretrial, mediation, trial and post-judgment proceedings.  She has also drafted numerous appeals. 

Before joining McDonald Hopkins in 2017, Joelle was an associate at Cohen | Ruiz.  Joelle earned a J.D. from the University of Alabama School of Law in 2013, where she served as executive editor of the Alabama Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Law Review.  She received a B.A., cum laude, in Political Science and Jewish Studies (double major) from the University of Florida in 2009.  She is conversational in Hebrew.

Representative Cases/Matters

  • DePrince v. Starboard Cruise Services, Inc., -- So. 3d --, 2018 WL 443153 (Fla. 3d DCA 2018). 

  • Finazzo v. Attorneys’ Title Insurance Fund, Inc., 203 So. 3d 167 (Fla. 3d DCA 2016).


Admissions - Court

  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida

Admissions - State

  • Florida


  • University of Alabama School of Law
  • University of Florida

Professional Membership

  • Dade County Bar Association
    • Young Lawyers Section (2014 - Present)
  • American Bar Association

Public Service and Volunteerism

  • Greater Miami Jewish Federation
    • South Dade Board, 2016 – Present
    • Incubator Grants Committee, 2015 – Present