Paul A. Daragjati

Paul A. Daragjati

Associate

Paul Daragjati is an associate with the law firm of Klausner, Kaufman, Jensen & Levinson. Mr. Daragjati graduated from the University of North Florida in 1993, and thereafter entered service with the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office, where he worked as a police officer until 2001. At that time Mr. Daragjati attended the Florida State University School of Law, and upon graduation in 2003, entered service with the Office of the State Attorney for the Fourth Judicial Circuit of Florida, where he prosecuted both felonies and misdemeanors. In 2007, Mr. Daragjati was retained by the Fraternal Order of Police, Jacksonville Consolidated Lodge 5-30, where he served as general counsel until he joined the firm in 2013. As general counsel to the Jacksonville FOP, Mr. Daragjati represented over 2500 police and correctional officers in labor, employment, criminal and administrative matters, as well as civil and appellate litigation in state and federal courts. Additionally, Mr. Daragjati represented over 100 officers involved in deadly force encounters. Mr. Daragjati is admitted to practice before the Florida courts and the United States Courts for the Middle and Southern Districts of Florida, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court. Mr. Daragjati’s professional memberships have included the Florida Bar’s Fourth Circuit Grievance Committee, where he served as chairman. In addition to his professional memberships, Mr. Daragjati has served as a board member for the Jacksonville Youth Sanctuary, a non-profit organization providing housing for young people involved in the child welfare system, a member of the Knights of Columbus and a lifetime member of the National Rifle Association. At the firm, Mr. Daragjati represents pension funds and related entities and continues to defend police and correctional officers in federal civil rights cases. Mr. Daragjati has been married to his wife Sonila for 20 years and together they are the parents of two beautiful daughters, Rose, 19 (another proud ‘Nole!), and Anna, 14.

Education

  • University of North Florida, B.A., 1993
  • Florida State University School of Law, 2003

Admissions

  • Florida
  • Middle and Southern Districts of Florida
  • Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals
  • United States Supreme Court

Membership

  • Florida Bar Fourth Circuit Grievance Committee

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