Asad Ali, Associate
Asad Ali, Associate

Asad Ali


Areas Of Practice

Asad Ali is an Associate with Boyd & Jenerette’s Appellate Practice division. He focuses on appellate litigation and assisting trial counsel with identifying, preserving, and developing issues for appeal.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Ali served as an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Florida. He represented the state in various criminal appellate proceedings and litigated a wide array of sophisticated and novel issues on appeal. Mr. Ali successfully defended against challenges to convictions for serious offenses, including first-degree murder, and prevailed in reversing erroneous lower court orders entered against the state. Mr. Ali gained significant appellate experience during his tenure with the Attorney General’s Office, including filing briefs on the merits as lead counsel in over 70 proceedings and presenting several oral arguments in the Third District Court of Appeal and Florida Supreme Court.

Before serving as an Assistant Attorney General, Mr. Ali practiced criminal defense as an Assistant Public Defender in Tampa and later as a private attorney in Miami. As a defense attorney, Mr. Ali successfully represented hundreds of juveniles and adults charged with offenses ranging from misdemeanors to felonies.

Mr. Ali earned his B.S. in Political Science from Florida State University in 2010, and his J.D. from the Florida State University College of Law in 2014. During law school, Mr. Ali served as the Executive Editor of the Journal of Land Use and Environmental Law. He also investigated violations of the Fair Housing Act while externing at the Florida Commission on Human Relations and represented clients in family law matters as a Certified Legal Intern with the FSU Public Interest Law Center.

Mr. Ali is originally from Homestead, Florida. In his spare time, he enjoys being with his wife and daughter, traveling, and working out. He is also an avid Florida State and Miami Dolphins football fan.


  • Florida, 2014
  • United States District Court
    • Middle District of Florida, 2020
    • Southern District of Florida, 2017


  • The Florida Bar

Patricia Dougherty


  • J.D., Florida State University College of Law, 2014
    • Journal of Land Use and Environmental Law, Executive Editor
  • B.S., Political Science, Florida State University2010
    • Golden Key International Honor Society

Comprehensive Services

Many cases overlap several areas of law. As a full service law firm, we are able to recognize how one legal discipline impacts another. We work as a team on complex issues that require knowledge of a variety of state and federal laws. This multi-disciplinary approach allows clients to receive the large-firm advantage of access to multiple attorneys in a wide scope of practice areas as well as the hands-on customer service offered by a boutique law firm. In addition to civil litigation, employment law, workers’ compensation defense, commercial law, construction law and appeals, our firm also handles professional liability claims.

Our bilingual staff is available to assist with immigration matters, including consular and removal defenses.