Bayshore Gardens, Florida Employment Lawyers

Jay P. Lechner Esq.
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Determined Labor and Florida Employment Law Attorney! Protecting Your Interests!

I am a skilled and successful labor and employment law attorney. I have been protecting the rights of clients with employment issues for over 15 years! Visit my website to see client reviews, call for a consultation. Read More »
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Patrick W. Harland
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Aggressive Legal Representation! Dedicated to Pursuing Justice for Employees!

I am a seasoned and aggressive employment law attorney. I am committed to delivering exceptional service and results to employees and their families! Visit my website for client reviews or call for a consultation. Read More »
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Bradley Paul Rothman
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(877) 730-5180 1990 Main Street, ste. 750
Sarasota, FL 34236
Sarasota, FL Employment Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
Employment and Insurance Claims
University of Florida
I am a Southwest Florida attorney board certified in labor and employment law by the Florida Bar. My practice focuses on employment law, insurance claims, whistleblower representation, and civil litigation.

Much of my law practice involves the representation of current and former employees denied proper compensation; victimized by discrimination or retaliation in the workplace; or requiring legal assistance with non-compete agreements. I'm also heavily involved with the representation of families and businesses denied appropriate insurance coverage following Hurricane Irma. Additionally, I provide representation for Medicare fraud whistleblowers, sexual abuse victims, and most business litigation matters.

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Richard L. Weldon II
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Sarasota, FL Employment Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(877) 730-5180 1990 Main St
Suite 750
Sarasota, FL 34236
Employment, Insurance Claims and Personal Injury
University of Florida and Florida State University College of Law
Richard Weldon is an experienced civil trial attorney based in Southwest Florida, and the managing member of Weldon & Rothman, PL. Mr. Weldon focuses his practice on personal injury and civil litigation.

In the area of personal injury, Mr. Weldon provides aggressive representation for matters involving auto accidents, motorcycle accidents, bicycle accidents, boating accidents, slip and falls, catastrophic personal injury, and wrongful death. Over the past decade, Mr. Weldon has successfully represented hundreds of individuals and families throughout Southwest Florida in personal injury cases. Additionally, Mr. Weldon maintains a general civil litigation practice, handling diverse matters including complex property disputes,...
Gregory Anthony Zitani
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Sarasota, FL Employment Law Attorney with 35 years experience
(941) 552-0373 4046 Sawyer Rd
Sarasota, FL 34233
Employment, Business, Estate Planning and IP
California Western School of Law
Bradenton, FL Employment Law Lawyer
(941) 741-4603 600 301 Blvd W
Bradenton, FL 34205
Employment and Business
Sarasota, FL Employment Law Attorney with 44 years experience
(941) 365-6006 235 N Orange Ave
Sarasota, FL 34236
Employment
Sarasota, FL Employment Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(941) 365-6006 235 N Orange Ave
Sarasota, FL 34236
Employment
Sarasota, FL Employment Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
(703) 528-0930 246 Robin Dr
Sarasota, FL 34236
Employment
Sarasota, FL Employment Law Attorney with 21 years experience
(941) 365-7220 1834 Main St
Sarasota, FL 34236
Employment, Bankruptcy, Business and IP
University of Kansas School of Law
Sarasota, FL Employment Law Attorney with 54 years experience
(941) 364-8787 1800 2nd St
Sarasota, FL 34236
Employment and Business
Sarasota, FL Employment Law Lawyer with 44 years experience
(941) 373-9966 100 Wallace Ave
Sarasota, FL 34237
Employment, Divorce and Family
Frank Michael Malatesta
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Florida Employment Law Lawyer

My mission is to work with my clients and limit their legal costs and liability while I zealously represent them on employment law and health law matters. As a solo practitioner, my clients have direct, unfettered access... Read More »
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Sarasota, FL Employment Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(941) 365-6006 235 N Orange Ave
Sarasota, FL 34236
Employment
Sarasota, FL Employment Law Attorney with 32 years experience
(941) 952-1553 664 Mourning Dove Dr
Sarasota, FL 34236
Employment, Business, Family and IP
Sarasota, FL Employment Law Lawyer with 53 years experience
(941) 366-1600 1920 Golf St
Sarasota, FL 34236
Employment, Business, Criminal and Divorce
Osprey, FL Employment Law Lawyer
(941) 918-4618 571 N Macewen Dr
Osprey, FL 34229
Employment
Jason M. Melton Esq.
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(727) 823-0000 200 Central Ave
#400
St Petersburg, FL 33701
Free ConsultationSt Petersburg, FL Employment Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
Employment, Business, Criminal and Personal Injury
The Catholic University of America
Attorney Jason M. Melton, is a founding partner of Whittel & Melton, LLC, a full service law firm. We are dedicated to providing our clients with personalized, high-quality representation. We handle Auto Accidents, Slip and Fall, Injury, Nursing Home Abuse, Wrongful Death, Employment, Unpaid Overtime, DUI, Criminal, Brain Injury, Divorce and all Family law issues and other related legal matters throughout the state of Florida.
Kevin Sanderson
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Sarasota , FL Employment Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(941) 444-1548 SnugHarbor Village Office Complex
7717 Holiday Drive
Sarasota , FL 34321
Employment, Divorce, Estate Planning and Probate
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Kevin Sanderson serves your legal needs throughout all of West Central Florida, including Sarasota, Casey Key, Siesta Key, Longboat Key, Bradenton, North Port, Punta Gorda, Port Charlotte, Fort Myers, Arcadia, Englewood, and Naples.

Education
Kevin F. Sanderson is a graduate of Boston University (B.A., Psychology) and obtained his juris doctor from St. Thomas University School of Law in Miami, FL. He continued his education, obtaining his LL.M. (legal laureate masters) in international taxation and offshore finance, also at St. Thomas University School of Law. Kevin was born and raised in New Jersey.

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Mr. Sanderson is a member of the Florida Bar, a member...
Kevin G. Brick Esq.
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(813) 816-1816 9800 4 St. N
Suite 200
St. Peterburg, FL 33702
Free ConsultationSt. Peterburg, FL Employment Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
Employment, Antitrust, Business and Consumer
Florida State University College of Law and Florida State University College of Law
I am the managing attorney of Brick Business Law, P.A. My firm focuses primarily on litigating and resolving business disputes in and around the Tampa Bay Area. Our clients include business organizations of various sizes and in various industries such as manufacturing, services, technology, medical, food, real estate and others. I am an AV-rated attorney with significant trial and courtroom experience (over 100 trials). I have been named as a "Rising Star" by SuperLawyers, to the "Florida Legal Elite" and among Tampa's Top Attorneys. I am rated "Superb" and received the Client Choice Award from...
Joseph A. Corsmeier
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Clearwater, FL Employment Law Attorney with 33 years experience
(727) 799-1688 29605 U.S. 19 N.
Suite 150
Clearwater, FL 33761
Free ConsultationEmployment, Administrative, Legal Malpractice and Workers' Comp
Mercer University Walter F. George School of Law
Joseph A. Corsmeier is an "AV" rated attorney practicing in Clearwater, Florida. He concentrates his practice primarily in the areas of defense of attorney disciplinary matters before The Florida Bar, attorney admission matters before the Florida Board of Bar Examiners, and professional license and disciplinary matters before the Boards of the State of Florida. He provides expert analysis and opinion on conflict of interest and other attorney disqualification and legal malpractice issues and he testified as an expert in the Florida courts. Mr. Corsmeier served as an Assistant State Attorney in the Sixth Judicial Circuit from 1986 to 1990 where...
Jeffrey Lieser
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Tampa, FL Employment Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(813) 280-1256 403 N. Howard Ave
Tampa, FL 33606
Employment, Appeals, Arbitration & Mediation and Business
University of Florida Levin College of Law
Jeff is the Managing Partner of Lieser Skaff Alexander (LSA), a 9-attorney firm with 3 Florida offices. Jeff has concentrated his practice on business law and business litigation.

In 2017 and 2018, Jeff was named to the Florida Legal Elite roster. The select lawyers on this prestigious list represent fewer than 1.5% of active Florida Bar members. Jeff has also been selected as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers® magazine each year from 2013-2017, an honor based upon peer review reserved for the top 2.5% of attorneys under age 40.

Jeff represents clients in complex business and civil litigation cases...
Mitchell Feldman
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TAMPA, FL Employment Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(877) 946-8293 6940 W. Linebaugh Avenue
SUITE 101
TAMPA, FL 33625
Free ConsultationEmployment, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
Emory University School of Law
Mitchell Lloyd Feldman Esq. experienced trial lawyer, 23 years litigation experience. Location: 1715 N. Westshore Boulevard Suite 400 Tampa, FL 33607 Phone: 813 639 9366 Fax: 813-639-9376 Email: mlf@feldmanlegal.us LAWYER OVERVIEW: For over 2 decades, MITCHELL LLOYD FELDMAN, ESQ., has been a civil litigator, who has worked on the defense and the plaintiff side of cases. Over the last 10 years, Mr. Feldman has focused his practice representing employees and individuals in personal injury, workers' comp and employment claims. Mr. Feldman’s bench and jury trial experience includes cases involving the following: Wage...
R. Michael Pierro Jr.
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St. Petersburg, FL Employment Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
(727) 201-2573 146 Second Street North
Suite 310
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Employment
Texas Tech University School of Law
R. Michael Pierro, Jr. ("Mike") is a Florida Bar Board Certified labor and employment attorney based in St. Petersburg, Florida. He is one of only 5 lawyers in St. Petersburg holding the distinction of Board certification in the area of labor and employment law. He represents both employers and employees. Mike is also a certified Florida circuit civil and federal court mediator. With nearly 15 years of litigation experience, Mike is well-suited to effectively mediate employment-related disputes. Mike welcomes the opportunity to discuss your employment matter.
Jay P. Lechner Esq.
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St Petersburg, FL Employment Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(727) 823-0000 200 Central Ave
#400
St Petersburg, FL 33701
Employment, Civil Rights, Personal Injury and Products Liability
University of Florida Levin College of Law
Mr. Lechner is a Florida Bar board certified labor and employment lawyer with years experience representing both employees and employers in all aspects of employment law matters.
April Goodwin
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Largo, FL Employment Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(727) 316-5333 801 West Bay Drive, Suite 705
Largo, FL 33770
Employment, Animal and Civil Rights
Ohio Northern University
An attorney with nearly 20 years of experience, April S. Goodwin established The Goodwin Firm in 2015 to fight for the rights of individuals discriminated against by their employers (including not being paid fair wages), landlords, realtors, the government, or other private businesses throughout the state of Florida.

Also, as a pet owner and attorney, Ms. Goodwin saw that very few, if any, local attorneys were servicing the legal needs of pet owners. This meant that when pet parents faced legal problems relating to their pets, they were either left to their own devices or had to hire an attorney who...
Cynthia Sass
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Tampa, FL Employment Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(813) 251-5599 601 W Dr Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Tampa, FL 33603
Employment, Arbitration & Mediation and Civil Rights
University of Richmond
Cynthia N. Sass, Esquire, is the sole shareholder of Sass Law Firm, a four-attorney firm based in Tampa, Florida. Cynthia Sass obtained her law degree from the University of Richmond School of Law in 1987 and graduated from Smith College. She was admitted to The Florida Bar in 1987. She is also admitted to the United States Supreme Court, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, and the U.S. District Court for the Middle and Southern Districts of Florida. Since 1990, Cynthia Sass has limited her practice to labor and employment matters. Ms. Sass has been active in the litigation...
David Linesch Esq
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Palm Harbor, FL Employment Law Attorney with 37 years experience
(727) 786-0000 700 Bee Pond Rd
Palm Harbor, FL 34683
Employment and Civil Rights
David J. Linesch was born in Dayton, Ohio in 1956 and received his Bachelor of Arts and Juris Doctor Degrees from The Ohio State University. While at Ohio State, David was President of Phi Alpha Theta (History Honorary), President of the Ohio State History Forum and Vice President of the Student Council for the College of Humanities. Mr. Linesch has practiced Labor and Employment Law since 1982 and has the distinction of being one of only a few practitioners with experience representing both employers and employees in labor and employment matters. Mr. Linesch has extensive trial experience before various...
James Roscoe Tanner
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Tampa, FL Employment Law Lawyer with 32 years experience
(813) 322-3565 5700 Memorial Hwy. Suite 102
Post Office Box 260156
Tampa, FL 33685
Free ConsultationEmployment, Business, Civil Rights and Criminal
Suffolk University Law School
I'm Attorney Jim Tanner, of Tampa, Florida 813-322-3565. I've been a trial attorney for 30 years. I was born and raised right here in good old Tampa Bay. The very night I graduated from High School I was selected as the third draft choice nationwide by the Detroit Tiger organization. During the baseball offseason, I went to work in the insurance industry as a salesman where I earned top level management as the youngest executive sales and marketing director in the nation. After earning my BA from the University of South Florida, I went...
Christopher M. Klemawesch
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St. Petersburg, FL Employment Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(727) 823-0000 200 Central Ave
#400
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Employment, Criminal, Family and Personal Injury
University of Florida
Mr. Klemawesch's practice includes all aspects of criminal defense and personal injury in both State and Federal Court.

Prior to joining Whittel & Melton, Mr. Klemawesch worked as an Assistant State Attorney in the Sixth Judicial Circuit, Pinellas County, Florida, where he tried over seventy-five cases to juries, including cases involving homicide, hate crimes, sexual battery, weapons charges, and many other areas. He was a member of the Vehicular Homicide Squad, focused on the investigation and prosecution of severe DUI cases involving significant injuries and deaths.

Before working for the State of Florida, Mr. Klemawesch worked at several Florida law firms, practicing...
Spiro Tilemachos Komninos
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Tampa, FL Employment Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(813) 251-3444 4124 West Linebaugh Avenue
Tampa, FL 33624
Employment, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and Stockbroker Fraud
South Texas College of Law
At Komninos Law Firm, PA, we measure our success by the value we create for our clients. We are focused on achieving positive results and providing outstanding client service to each and every client. Our law firm has successfully represented clients facing complex legal issues. Our law firm is more than up for the challenge of taking on all types of litigation and transactional matters. With main offices in Tampa we represent clients across Florida. We are proud to represent a diverse clientele. Many of our clients are small-business owners, such as commercial builders, restaurant and service station owners,...
Brian P. Battaglia
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Tampa , FL Employment Law Attorney with 33 years experience
(727) 420-8708 15170 North Florida Avenue
Tampa , FL 33613
Employment, Business, Health Care and Insurance Defense
Loyola University Chicago and Drake University Law School
An Attorney at Law and Florida Supreme Court Certified Mediator handling Labor and Employment, Business Litigation, Health Care law, Civil Litigation, and Arbitration and Mediation matters. Brian Battaglia has more than 28 years of experience handling litigation matters in state and federal court and administrative forums. Please call 727-420-8708 to schedule an appointment. - See more at: http://brianbattaglialaw.com/#sthash.m5euJJAy.dpuf
Robert G. Whittel Esq.
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(727) 823-0000 200 Central Ave
#400
St Petersburg, FL 33701
Free ConsultationSt Petersburg, FL Employment Law Lawyer
Employment, Criminal, Divorce and Personal Injury
University of Cambridge and University of Florida Levin College of Law
An experienced trial attorney, Robert Whittel provides his clients with strong, disciplined, results-oriented representation. Prior to becoming a lawyer, he served as a Lieutenant Commander in the US Navy. Robert graduated from both law school and the United States Merchant Marine Academy with honors, and served on the esteemed Florida Law Review. Before co-founding Whittel & Melton, a full-service law firm, Robert gained valuable experience in the court room both serving as a former prosecutor and representing large corporations in complex litigation and transactional matters. Robert is devoted to fighting for his clients’ rights. He handles all types of criminal...
Marshall Kobrin
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(813) 699-1194 100 South Ashley Drive, Suite 620
Tampa, FL 33602
Free ConsultationTampa, FL Employment Law Attorney with 1 year experience
Employment, Business, IP and Trademarks
University of Florida
Mr. Marshall J. Kobrin is an associate at the Aegis Law. Mr. Kobrin focuses his practice on business and corporate transactions, and intellectual property.

Prior to becoming an associate at the Walk Law Firm, Mr. Kobrin graduated from the University of Central Florida. He received his bachelor’s degree in political science in 2014 with minors in general business, sports business management, and legal studies. He was awarded Dean’s List honors multiple semesters throughout his time at UCF. Mr. Kobrin then attended law school at the University of Florida Levin College of Law. During his tenure at the University of...
Tracee L. Ivins Esq.
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St. Petersburg, FL Employment Law Attorney
(727) 823-0000 200 Central Ave
#400
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Free ConsultationEmployment, Criminal, DUI and Personal Injury
Southeastern University
Personal Injury Litigation & Criminal Law Firm
Matthew Keith Fenton
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Tampa, FL Employment Law Attorney with 25 years experience
(813) 579-2483 1110 N Florida Ave Ste 300
Tampa, FL 33602
Free ConsultationEmployment and Workers' Comp
University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of Law
After practicing for more than twenty years and handling well over a thousand employment law cases, I have observed that many of my clients, at some point in the representation, share with me that one of their primary motives in seeking legal assistance is to make sure that what happened to them does not happen to somebody else. As a passionate, competitive trial lawyer who enjoys holding employers accountable for their actions, I help my clients achieve their goal by taking on workplace bullies and not letting go until a reasonable measure of justice has been achieved. Clients often tell...
Christopher Leifer
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TAMPA, FL Employment Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(813) 434-4888 2005 Pan Am Circle
Suite 280
TAMPA, FL 33607
Free ConsultationEmployment
Tulane University School of Law and University of Wisconsin - Madison
Christopher K. Leifer is the founding shareholder of the firm. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Wisconsin and his Juris Doctor from Tulane University Law School. Mr. Leifer is admitted to practice before all Florida state courts, as well as the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida. He is a member of the Florida Bar Association, the Federal Bar Association and the Hillsborough County Bar Association. Mr. Leifer focuses his practice in the areas of labor and employment law; including unpaid wage issues, unpaid overtime, improper paycheck deductions, retaliatory discharge and non-compete...
Christopher Leo Petruccelli
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Tampa, FL Employment Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(813) 906-7730 4830 W. Kennedy Blvd Suite 600
Tampa, FL 33609
Free ConsultationEmployment and Workers' Comp
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
CHRISTOPHER L. PETRUCCELLI was born in Tampa, Florida on March 8, 1969. Mr. Petruccelli has lived in the Tampa Bay area all of his life with the exception of the time period for his law studies in Lansing, Michigan.

Mr. Petruccelli graduated from the University of South Florida in 1991 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Criminology. Following his lifelong ambition, he attended Thomas M. Cooley Law School receiving his Juris Doctor (Cum Laude) in 1996.

Upon his return to the Tampa Bay area in 1996, Mr. Petruccelli joined the law firm of Fox &...
Frank Michael Malatesta
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Venice, FL Employment Law Lawyer with 7 years experience
(941) 256-3812 871 Venetia Bay Blvd
Suite 235
Venice, FL 34285
Free ConsultationEmployment, Collections, Consumer and Health Care
Albany Law School
My mission is to work with my clients and limit their legal costs and liability while I zealously represent them on employment law and health law matters. As a solo practitioner, my clients have direct, unfettered access to me as your attorney. This is a different concept than what you will find in larger law firms or even some solo practitioners. I believe that this type of access is something my clients should expect from their lawyer.
Michael Paul Beltran
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Tampa, FL Employment Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(813) 870-3073 405 S. Dale Mabry Hwy. #370
Tampa, FL 33609
Employment, Appeals, Business and White Collar Crime
Michael Beltran is an experienced and aggressive litigator who has been working in various capacities in the legal industry for more than a decade. Attorney Beltran has dedicated his career to developing the skills and experience necessary to render top-notch advocacy for his clients in all of their litigation matters. Attorney Beltran graduated from Harvard Law School and was previously associated with two of the world’s most feared litigation firms, Paul Weiss and Boies Schiller. Between his associations with those firms, Attorney Beltran clerked for a well-respected federal judge in Florida. Having handled litigation matters from both sides...
Timothy W. Weber
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St. Petersburg, FL Employment Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(727) 828-9919 5453 Central Avenue
St. Petersburg, FL 33710
Free ConsultationEmployment, Business, Criminal and Divorce
University of Florida Levin College of Law
Timothy W. Weber is Board Certified in Appellate Practice and practices in the areas of appellate law, civil and commercial litigation, business litigation, employment and labor, civil rights and education, criminal, and family. He represents clients in state and federal courts at both the trial and appeal levels. He also handles claims for business and individual economic losses under the Deepwater Horizon Economic Loss Settlement program. Before co-founding the firm, Tim was a shareholder at Battaglia, Ross, Dicus & Wein, P.A. in St. Petersburg for 16 years. He has been board certified in Appellate Practice since 2004. He was...
Patrick W. Harland
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St Petersburg, FL Employment Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(727) 823-0000 200 Central Ave
#400
St Petersburg, FL 33701
Free ConsultationEmployment, Insurance Claims, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
Stetson University College of Law
Patrick W. Harland, Jr. is a seasoned litigator and personal injury attorney having tried cases in both Florida State and Federal Court.

Upon graduating from Stetson University College of Law in 1999, Mr. Harland focused his law practice on defending insurance companies as well as some of the nation’s largest nursing home chains in liability suits relating to patient care. Mr. Harland also defended physicians in correctional healthcare cases brought by inmates alleging civil rights violations due to inadequate healthcare.

Today, Mr. Harland uses that defense background to the advantage of St. Petersburg clients who have been injured by the negligence of...
Patrick Cremeens
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Tampa, FL Employment Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(813) 839-2000 4707 W. Gandy Blvd.
Suite 8
Tampa, FL 33611
Employment, Appeals, Business and Collections
Florida Coastal School of Law
We are a full-service law firm servicing clients in Tampa and throughout the State of Florida.
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Employment law governs the relationship between workers and their employers. This law, contained in federal and state statutes, administrative regulations, and judicial decisions, specifies the rights and restrictions applicable to each party in the workplace.

This area of law regulates such issues as employee benefits, discipline, hiring, firing, leave, payroll, and health and safety in the workplace. It also encompasses non-compete agreements, retaliation, severance, unemployment compensation, pensions, whistle-blowing, worker classification, wage garnishment, work authorization for non-U.S. citizens, worker's compensation, and employee handbooks.

Both federal and state laws govern the relationship between employees and employers. Federal laws such as Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and Age Discrimination in Employment Act prohibit employers from discriminating against employees based on certain characteristics. Many states have enacted their own laws similar to federal ones (and sometimes are more stringent). Cities and counties also can enact ordinances that affect employee rights, such as local minimum wage laws.

Employment lawyers can choose to accept only employees as clients, only employers, or both. Some attorneys focus on a specific area of employment law, such as workers' compensation, whistleblowing or discrimination, but many can handle a wide range of employment law issues.


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