Overview

  • Florida Super Lawyers Rising Star
  • Experienced Litigator in FLSA, Title VII, ADEA, ADA and FMLA
  • Co-Chair of Constangy's Affirmative Action Practice Group
  • Handles class and collective actions
  • Regularly handles administrative matters before EEOC, DOL, OFCCP and state agencies
  • Provides guidance to companies on all aspects of employee relations
  • AV® Peer Review Rated By Martindale-Hubbell
  • Past President, HR Martin County

Honors & Recognitions

  • Florida Super Lawyers (2011)
  • Leadership St. Lucie Graduate (2009)
  • Professional of the Year, HR Martin County (2009)
  • Volunteer of the Year, HR Martin County (2008)

Professional & Civic Associations

  • The Florida Bar, Labor and Employment Law Section
  • Martin County Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section
  • Martin County Human Resources Association, Past President (2011)
    • President (2010)
    • President-Elect (2009)
    • Secretary (2008)
    • Legislative Chair (2007)
  • Lucie County Human Resources Association, Legislative Chair (2011)
  • Lucie County Chamber of Commerce, Ambassador (2010)
  • Society for Human Resource Management
  • Boys & Girls Club of St. Lucie County, HR Committee (2009-present)
  • Port St. Lucie Business Women
  • Bernadette's Church, Youth Liturgy Instructor 

News & Analysis

Speaking Engagements & Industry Publications

  • “Class Action Stats,” ACC Docket, May 2011
  • “Surviving the Wage & Hour Tidal Wave,” HR Florida Review, Summer/Fall 2007

Blogs & Videos

Blog Posts

  • "Winning is not a sometime thing. You don't win once in a while. You don't do things right once in a while. You do them right all the time."
  • Vince Lombardi

Practice Emphasis

  • Wage & Hour Collective Action Lawsuits
  • Defense of employment cases, including class claims
  • Affirmative Action planning and audit defense
  • Policy analysis and employment law training
  • Counseling and advising in all areas of employee relations

Education

University of Florida College of Law

  • J.D., with high honors, 1997

University of Florida

  • B.S., Sports Administration, with highest honors, 1994

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Florida, 1997
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida
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