Allen, Dyer, Doppelt, Milbrath & Gilchrist, P.A.
From a Madison Avenue advertising agency in New York City, Ava K. Doppelt left her “not so glamorous” job after college and headed to law school. In fact, her interest in advertising and the arts propelled her to start her practice in intellectual property and related fields like advertising and entertainment law.
To her surprise, she actually liked it once she got out of law school. She even liked the things she thought she wouldn’t, such as writing contracts, litigation, tax and anti-trust issues. Now, Doppelt is a shareholder at Allen, Dyer, Doppelt, Milbrath & Gilchrist, P.A. in Orlando. She joined the firm in 1983 bringing an expertise in trademarks, copyrights, and related litigation after having served as intellectual property counsel for The Reader’s Digest Association.
In her role, she advises clients on trademark, publishing, entertainment, licensing, franchising, and copyright matters. Doppelt manages trademark and copyright portfolios, has substantial litigation experience in federal and state courts and administrative agencies, and speaks frequently on intellectual property, publishing and entertainment law.
“My inspirations are my colleagues at my firm – they taught me so many things about law and life – my husband, who always encouraged me, and I should also mention (I know it sounds trite but it can’t be helped) Abraham Lincoln, Louis Brandeis, Justices [Hugo] Black, [William] Douglas and Thurgood Marshall.”