Ian J. Dankelman


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Phone: 813-488-2937

“Well done is better than well said.” - Benjamin Franklin

I believe that a tenacious work ethic and a desire to help people are my driving forces.  I do my very best for every client and think that there is no substitute for hard work and dedication.  I embrace the privilege of serving as an attorney and always strive to do the best possible work for my clients. 



Ian Dankelman is a Partner in the Litigation Practice Group and a member of the Insurance/Reinsurance Industry Team.  Ian focuses his practice on complex commercial litigation.   
Before joining Freeborn, Ian counseled large commercial clients at a nationwide law firm that specialized in first-party property cases. He additionally has extensive experience defending and prosecuting breach of contract and commercial tort cases. For nearly two years, Ian served as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Elizabeth Kovachevich in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida. He began his legal career as an Assistant State Attorney in Florida’s Fourth Judicial Circuit where he tried over a dozen jury trials to verdict. 

In his spare time, Ian likes to play tennis and golf.  

Honors & Awards

Honors & Awards

  • The Best Lawyers in America© - Ones to Watch - Commercial Litigation, 2023
  • Book Award for Legal Research and Writing
  • Book Award for Trial Practice
  • Named Best Oral Advocate by the Florida Supreme Court for the 2013 Maguire Moot Court Competition
  • National Order of the Barristers