Dale W. Klaus


Attorney Dale W. Klaus, born and raised in Florida, received his undergraduate degree in Liberal Studies with minors in Psychology, History, and Communications from the University of Central Florida in 1993.

In 1997, Mr. Klaus received his Juris Doctorate from Mercer University, in Macon, Georgia, and has been licensed with the Florida Bar since 1997 and with the United States District Court, Middle District of Florida, since 1999.  During law school, he received the Faculty Award for Outstanding Achievement in Legal Writing.

From 1997 to 2000, Mr. Klaus worked as an assistant state attorney for the Twentieth Judicial Circuit in Naples, Florida, focusing on the prosecution of juvenile delinquency cases, many of which involved issues of domestic violence.

Mr. Klaus joined the law firm as an associate attorney in 2001 and became a shareholder in 2005. He is a member of the Collier County Bar Association, where he is a past-chair of the Family Law Section and immediate past-chair of the Trial Lawyer’s Section; a member of the Florida Bar and the Family Law Section of the Florida Bar; a Master of the Bench member of the Thomas S. Biggs Chapter of the American Inns of Court; and, a Board Vice President of the Mental Health Association of Southwest Florida.

Mr. Klaus has been named in Florida Trend’s Legal Elite from 2007 through 2013; a Rising Star in Florida SuperLawyers in 2009; and, is an AV® Preeminent Rated Attorney by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest possible rating for an attorney.

Read more about Mr. Klaus on the Martindale-Hubbell® website.

Maria K. Tasker


Maria Katris Tasker was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa in 1987 and her certification for paralegal studies from Roosevelt University in Chicago, Illinois in 1988. She became a paralegal in 1988 and has experience family law, commercial litigation, residential construction, and title insurance. She has been employed with the firm since 1994. She has her Advanced Certification from the National Association of Legal Assistants, and she is a Florida Registered Paralegal. She is also a Florida Notary Public.

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Dale Klaus has achieved the AV Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubble, which recognizes lawyers for outstanding achievement and demonstrates that a lawyer has earned the highest rating available for their legal ability and professional ethics.

Reuben A. Doupé has been admitted to the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, an organization whose purpose is to promote the highest degree of professionalism and excellence in family law.

The law firm of Klaus Doupé PA (formerly Asbell, Coleman, Ho & Hazzard P.A.) recently celebrated its 20th Anniversary of serving clients in Southwest Florida.