Dale James Morgado, J.D., M.B.A., is an American trial lawyer. He is recognized as one of the nations leading employee benefit litigators and is listed by the National Advocates as one of the country's "Top 100" employment lawyers for 2015.
A member of the Supreme Court of the United, the state bars of New York, Connecticut and Florida, along with two dozen more courts - Dale's practice is national, federal, contingent, and often high-stakes.
His efforts have aided in the recovery of over $2 million in overtime wages, $4 million in ERISA benefits, and $50 million in pension benefits. Dale was inducted into the "Seven Figure Lawyers" in 2013; a membership roll limited to lawyers having recovered millions for their clients.
Born twenty five miles outside of Boston, Dale graduated number one in his business school and earned a B.S. in Business Administration after only two years (effectively skipping his junior and senior years). He has studied business at the graduate level at Harvard and the University of Massachusetts, earning his M.B.A. and law school at the University of Connecticut.
In 2008, Morgado served as associate counsel to the 170-lawyer firm Gunster Yoakley & Stewart, PA. From its Fort Lauderdale and Miami offices he assisted clients like the United States Sugar Corporation in million dollar ERISA and ESOP case.
Before joining Gunster, he served as associate counsel to a leading class action firm where he assisted the firm's members in million dollar pension, disability and employee benefit claims.
Dale is the author of a number of publications, and a former contributing editor to the American Bar Association's FLSA and ERISA treatises. He has taught courses at Dean College and he is a frequent speaker on various employment, wage and employee benefit topics; including a 2014 appearance on NPR’s Marketplace.