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Becker Celebrates Women’s History Month: Meet Jamie Dokovna

Becker Celebrates Women’s History Month: Meet Jamie Dokovna

In celebration of Women’s History Month, Becker is showcasing the inspiration, philosophies, and expertise of the women attorneys and lobbyists who help elevate our firm and client service. 

Jamie Dokovna is a shareholder in our West Palm Beach, FL office. She focuses her practice on business litigation, with an emphasis on employment law and commercial matters as well as condominium and homeowner association law.

Q: Explain your practice area and what you do.

A: I serve as general counsel to businesses, condominiums, country clubs, and HOAs.  I spend most days helping clients with ‘people problems.’  I advise.  I write, and I litigate.

Q: How did you know you wanted to practice law?

A: I wanted to be a lawyer for as long as I can remember.  Helping others and making a meaningful impact is just part of my DNA.

Q: What is a significant achievement or milestone in your career that you’re particularly proud of?

A: This past year, I won the Austin White Award.  I’ve had many achievements in my career, but this one is particularly special. Knowing you’ve made a difference is more than just a professional recognition, it is validation for why I do what I do.

Q: What qualities do you admire about the women in your life?

A: I am very lucky to have so many amazing women in my life.  I admire their unwavering strength, remarkable resilience, and their ability to persevere through life’s challenges with determination and grace.  They are not only incredibly strong women but also genuinely kind-hearted and inspiring souls who make the world a better place simply by being themselves.

Q: Who is your favorite female historical figure and why?

A: While she is more recent, I’d have to say Michelle Obama.  Her honesty is refreshing, and her character is admirable.  She is truly inspiring.  With the negativity that sometimes comes along with this profession, I remind myself, “When they go low, we go high.”

Q: What obstacles do women still face today?

A: Gender biased assumptions.  They are so lame.

Q: What is something you would like the next generation of women to know?

A: Hold the door open for the women before and behind you, but allow the men to open the door, too.  Women need the support of each other, but men need to support women too.  Gender equality is not just a woman’s issue.  Make sure the men in your life know that and remind them in case they forget.

Q: What advice would you give your younger self?

A: To paraphrase one of my favorite Walt Disney quotes, don’t look backward for very long…keep moving forward. Be inspired, be curious, and live life without regret.