Ava K. Doppelt

Ms. Doppelt is a Florida Board Certified Intellectual Property Law Attorney. She advises clients on trademark, publishing, entertainment, licensing, franchising, and copyright matters. She manages trademark and copyright portfolios, and has substantial litigation experience in federal and state courts and administrative agencies. Ms. Doppelt speaks frequently on intellectual property, publishing and entertainment law. She has served as an expert witness. Ms. Doppelt was formerly an attorney for Prentice-Hall, Inc. and The Reader’s Digest Association, Inc. She is the President of the Orlando Ballet and serves on the Boards of the Florida Lawyers Mutual Insurance Company and The Association to Preserve the Eatonville Community (Zora Neal Hurston Festival). Ms. Doppelt was the Treasurer and member of the Executive Council of the Orange County Bar Association, and the recipient of the William Trickel, Jr. Professionalism Award in 2002. She is a member of the Florida Association for Women Lawyers (President 1990 – 1991) and was the Recipient of its Golden Star Award in 2001. Ms. Doppelt also served as a Commissioner of the Ninth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission (1992 – 1996, Chair 1996 – 1996) and the Ninth Circuit Grievance Committee. Ms. Doppelt has been an adjunct professor at Barry University Law School. She is a co-author of the chapter on Trademarks, Service Marks and Other Related Intellectual Property Rights in Florida Franchise Law and Practice.

Ms. Doppelt serves as a mentor in mentorship programs for Central Florida Association for Women Lawyers, Inns of Court and the Orange County Bar Association.

Practice Areas +

Admitted +

  • 1984: Florida
  • 1977: New York
  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States Courts of Appeals: Eleventh and Federal Circuits
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces
  • United States District Courts: Middle, Southern and Northern Districts of Florida; Southern, Eastern and Northern Districts of New York

Education +

  • 1976: J.D., New York University
  • 1972: A.B., Northwestern University, Phi Beta Kappa

Affiliations +

  • American Bar Association: Intellectual Property Section (Trademark and Copyright Litigation Committees), Entertainment Law Section, Franchise Law Forum
  • Florida and Central Florida Association for Women Lawyers
  • Grievance Committee for the United States District Court Middle District of Florida Orlando Division
  • Copyright Society of the United States
  • Federal Bar Association
  • The Florida Bar: Executive Council, Business Law Section, Intellectual Property Committee (former Chair), Antitrust, Franchise and Unfair Competition, Business Litigation Committee; Judicial Nominating Procedures Committee (Vice Chair), Equal Opportunity Law Section, and IP Certifications Committee (Vice Chair)
  • Florida Executive Women
  • International Trademark Association
  • National Association of Women Lawyers
  • New York State Bar Association: Intellectual Property, Entertainment, and Sports Law Sections
  • Orange County Bar Association: Business Law and Judicial Relations Committees
  • Mentor for Central Florida Association for Women Lawyers, Inns of Court and the Orange County Bar Association.

Recognition +

  • Recipient of the prestigious Summit Award, 2015
  • Managing Intellectual Property magazine: IP Star, 2014
  • Who’s Who Legal: 2013
  • Recipient of the 2012 Rosemary Barkett Outstanding Achievement Award
  • Florida Super Lawyers, Top 50 Women Attorneys 2010 – 2015
  • Florida Super Lawyers, Top 100 Lawyers: 2010 – 2015
  • Florida Trend Legal Elite Hall of Fame 2011 – 2015
  • Florida Trend Legal Elite: 2004 – 2015
  • Orlando Magazine Best Lawyers: 2009 – 2015
  • Best Lawyers of America, since 2006
  • Who’s Who of American Women, 2010 – 2011
  • Top 250 Women in Intellectual Property
  • 2014 AV Preeminent® Top Rated Lawyer, by Martindale-Hubbell™