Investigator

Jim’s responsibilities include interviewing clients and witnesses, locating and securing evidence, surveillance and trial preparation. Jim has been involved in law enforcement and detective work for over 30 years. He has served as Captain of Detectives in his home state, worked Narcotics and Dangerous Drug Law Enforcement with the DEA and has received the U.S. Secret Service’s special recognition letter.

Accounting

Doris provides the firm with bookkeeping, payroll, and accounting services. She received her certification as a QuickBooks Pro Advisor in 2007 and as an expert specialist in Microsoft Office in 1999. She graduated from Southwest Florida College, Summa Cum Laude. Doris was born in Hemer, Germany. She is bilingual, speaking fluent German and English.

Administrator

Phone:  813-877-3253

Alternate Phone::  727-866-3253

Cheryl brings her significant experience in business operations and marketing to serve as our firm’s administrator. During her career she has served as a Senior Account Executive for Marketing Associates, Inc., acting as the company’s key liaison for its Fortune 500 client base. Her duties there also included the development and expansion of several associated businesses including a not-for-profit, a coffee retail establishment, Indigo, Inc., and a residential real estate development. Before joining the firm, Cheryl was the Vice President of Operations for Eliant, Inc., a company that conducted and managed customer satisfaction survey programs for the housing industry. During her tenure, the company grew from 12 to 80 employees and won the Greater Tampa Bay Chamber’s Small Business of the Year Award.

Paralegal

Phone:  813-877-3253

Alternate Phone::  727-866-3253

Tina began her career with a large worker’s compensation defense firm in Louisville, Kentucky and has over 15 years of paralegal experience. She moved to Florida in 1991 and has worked at several of Tampa’s most prominent law firms including Fowler White Boggs Banker. Her paralegal career has been primarily focused in the areas of workers’ compensation and plaintiff’s personal injury.

Attorney

Phone:  813-877-3253

Alternate Phone::  727-866-3253

Email:  dappell@wefightforjustice.com

Dale moved to Tampa Bay after graduating from Duke University School of Law in 1989. He received his B.A. degree with honors from the University of Pennsylvania in 1986. Prior to establishing his own firm, Dale worked as an attorney at one of the Bay’s largest law firms, Johnson, Blakely, Pope, Bokor, Ruppel & Burns, P.A. He is a member of The Florida Bar Association and Trial Lawyers Section. He is an Eagle member of the Florida Justice Association. He is also a member of the Hillsborough County Bar Association, the Clearwater Bar Association, and a Barrister with Tampa Bay Inns of Court. Dale is a member of The Florida Bar’s Speakers Bureau and speaks often to groups on topics related to insurance law. Dale is admitted to practice in all Florida State Courts and the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida. He has served several terms as President for both Duke University and the University of Pennsylvania’s local alumni associations.