Fellsmere, Florida Employment Lawyers

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...
Craig Marc Rappel
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Vero Beach, FL Employment Law Lawyer with 31 years experience
(772) 778-8885 601 21st Street
Suite 300
Vero Beach, FL 32960
Employment, Business and Health Care
The University of Toledo College of Law
Providing a wide variety of legal services to:

Physician groups and other health services providers.

Clinical laboratory and designated health services companies.

Treatment modality and surgical facilities companies.

Therapy and rehabilitative health companies.

Medical device companies.

Medical education institutions.

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David Miklas
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Vero Beach, FL Employment Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(772) 465-5111 1446 19th Pl
Suite #200
Vero Beach, FL 32960
Free ConsultationEmployment
University of Florida
Mr. Miklas practices all types of labor and employment law exclusively representing management (employers), including both private employers, as well as Florida municipalities and school districts. He has co-authored a LexisNexis Expert Commentary in his field of work and, for the past seventeen years, he has been a contributing author and editor for two leading labor and employment law hornbooks. Mr. Miklas has been listed in Florida Super Lawyers for nine years and he is a frequent employment law presenter and is a nationally recognized speaker and an invited guest lecturer addressing employment law and human...
D. Daxton White
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Vero Beach, FL Employment Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(888) 637-5510 Miracle Mile Plaza
Vero Beach, FL 32960
Employment, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and Collections
Florida State University College of Law
D. Daxton White is an AV rated attorney by Martindale Hubbell, the attorney rating service, indicating the highest rating for legal ability and ethics. He is a member of the Florida and Illinois Bar Associations, as well as the Indian River County Bar Association. He is also a member of the Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association (PIABA), an association of securities attorneys who dedicate their practices to the representation of investors defrauded by their financial professional or brokerage firm. Mr. White has also served on the PIABA Legislative Committee which attempts to advance the cause of investors through the use...
Vero Beach, FL Employment Law Lawyer with 51 years experience
(772) 492-0200 908 Coquina Ln
Vero Beach, FL 32963
Employment, Business and International
Fort Pierce, FL Employment Law Lawyer
(772) 465-5111 P.O. Box 3686
Fort Pierce, FL 34948
Employment
Fort Pierce, FL Employment Law Lawyer
(772) 465-5111 P.O. Box 3686
Fort Pierce, FL 34948
Employment
Annette Newman Esq.
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Stuart, FL Employment Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
(772) 291-2528 1 SE Ocean Blvd.
Stuart, FL 34994
Employment, Administrative, Civil Rights and Divorce
Stetson University College of Law
The Law Office of Annette Newman,LLC is a professional full-service law firm dedicated to providing quality legal services at an affordable price throughout the State of Florida. Attorney Newman practices primarily in employment/labor law claims, including discrimination claims based on race, color, national origin, sex, age, pregnancy, religion and/or disability; sexual harassment claims, unpaid wages and/or overtime, whistle blower claims, unemployment hearings and appeals, housing discrimination and public accomodation discrimination as well as other civil rights issues. Attorney Newman also handles matters dealing with all types of employment agreements, including independent contractor, non-compete, severance, non-disclosure, non-solicitation and...
Matthew John Monaghan
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Melbourne, FL Employment Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
474 N Harbor City Blvd
#1
Melbourne, FL 32935
Employment, Business, Estate Planning and Probate
Florida State University College of Law
Matthew is a native of Florida and Brevard County and was raised locally in Merritt Island. Matthew has an extensive and diverse education which includes a bachelor’s degree in accounting, a master’s degree in taxation, and a law degree. Prior to practicing law Matthew acquired his Certified Public Accountant (CPA) license and worked in public and private accounting for several years before entering law school. Matthew’s unique background in law, accounting, and taxation provide a unique perspective that is unmatched by most attorneys. Matthew has been located in the same office in Cocoa for the past 15 years practicing...
Richard Scot Shuster
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SATELLITE BEACH, FL Employment Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(321) 622-5040 1413 S PATRICK DR
STE 7
SATELLITE BEACH, FL 32937
Free ConsultationEmployment, Consumer and Foreclosure Defense
University of Florida
Michael G. Howard
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Melbourne Beach, FL Employment Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(321) 728-4246 PO Box 510547
Melbourne Beach, FL 32951
Employment and Consumer
Nova Southeastern University
I sue abusive debt collectors who violate the law when it comes to attempting to collect past due debts. I also am a plaintiff's attorney for employees who have had their Title 7 rights violated. I have and will occasionally now accept defense work for those who have been sued for collection of a debt by a debt collector or original creditor of a credit card debt.
Ruth Rhodes
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Melbourne, FL Employment Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(321) 610-4542 474 N. Harbor City Blvd.
Suite 1
Melbourne, FL 32935
Employment, Bankruptcy, Business and Elder
Florida A&M University College of Law
Opening the law firm of Rhodes Law, P.A. was a lifelong dream. It took many years of hard work and dedication to make this dream a reality. We pride ourselves in providing reasonably priced, high quality legal solutions to individuals and businesses. Our firm focuses on Bankruptcy, Civil and Commercial Litigation, Corporate and Business Law, Probate, Guardianship, Estate Planning, and Elder Law. Bankruptcy can stop creditor calls, stop or stall lawsuits, and give you the peach of mind of a fresh start. Our Civil Litigation Services Include: Breach of Contract, Breach of Warranty, Violation of Non-Compete, Civil Theft, Fraud, Construction...
Mark Tietig
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Merritt Island, FL Employment Law Attorney with 22 years experience
Merritt Island
Merritt Island, FL 32952
Free ConsultationEmployment and Civil Rights
Florida State University College of Law
Dedicated to representing victims of civil rights violations, unlawful discrimination and harassment of all types, our overriding goal at Tietig & Tietig is to always achieve the best possible outcome that is in our client's best interest, and we will fight fervently to see that outcome achieved. We represent people who are violated by law enforcement agencies and officers, including police officers unlawfully harmed by their own employers. We fight against false arrest, excessive force, lack of probable cause, unlawful profiling, suppression of free speech, and other Fourth Amendment violations. Tietig & Tietig also represents whistleblowers and victims...
Peggy A. Underbrink
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Jensen Beach, FL Employment Law Attorney with 17 years experience
(888) 811-0391 PO Box 2076
Jensen Beach, FL 34958
Free ConsultationEmployment, Business and Civil Rights
University of Miami School of Law
The law practice of attorney Peggy A. Underbrink focuses on EMPLOYMENT DISCRIMINATION and WHISTLEBLOWER cases. Ms. Underbrink also accepts UNEMPLOYMENT APPEALS cases. Ms. Underbrink takes employment discrimination cases throughout the state of Florida, Washington state, and the United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana (including Indianapolis).
Maurice Arcadier
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(321) 953-5998 Melbourne, 32904
Employment
Vero Beach, FL Employment Law Lawyer with 33 years experience
(772) 231-4440 200 S Hwy A1A
Vero Beach, FL 32963
Employment
Fort Pierce, FL Employment Law Lawyer with 35 years experience
(772) 465-7990 311 S 2nd St
Fort Pierce, FL 34950
Employment
Melbourne, FL Employment Law Lawyer with 38 years experience
(321) 633-2090 2725 Judge Fran Jamieson Way
Melbourne, FL 32940
Employment, Criminal, DUI and Personal Injury
Melbourne, FL Employment Law Lawyer with 51 years experience
(321) 254-7550 700 N Wickham Rd
Melbourne, FL 32935
Employment
Melbourne, FL Employment Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(321) 984-2700 1901 S Harbor City Blvd
Melbourne, FL 32901
Employment, Business, Consumer and Products Liability
George Indest
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Altamonte Springs, FL Employment Law Attorney with 39 years experience
(407) 331-6620 1101 Douglas Avenue
Altamonte Springs, FL 32714
Employment, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and Health Care
Tulane University School of Law and The George Washington University Law School
George F. Indest III is the President and Managing Partner of The Health Law Firm, based in Orlando. Mr. Indest is board certified by the Florida Bar in the legal specialty of Health Law. He is also board certified as a health care risk manager by the American Board of Risk Management, Inc. His practice encompasses all aspects of business, corporate, transactional, regulatory and administrative health law practice, and he represents physicians, nurses, hospitals, home health agencies, long term care facilities and other health care providers. His practice also includes the litigation of professional licensing cases and business litigation, defense...
Jason M. Melton Esq.
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(561) 367-8777 3700 Airport Rd
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Boca Raton, FL 33431
Free ConsultationBoca Raton, 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 G. Brick Esq.
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(813) 816-1816 37 N. Orange Avenue
Suite 500
Orlando, FL 32801
Free ConsultationOrlando, 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...
Ryon Michael McCabe
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West Palm Beach, FL Employment Law Attorney
(877) 915-4040 1601 Forum Pl
#505
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Employment, Business, Consumer and Stockbroker Fraud
Florida State University College of Law
John W. Bolanovich
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Melbourne, FL Employment Law Attorney with 21 years experience
(855) 473-1818 7195 Murrell Road, Suite 101
Melbourne, FL 32940
Employment, Business, Construction and Workers' Comp
University of Miami School of Law
John W. Bolanovich is an Of Counsel attorney for the Central Florida law firm of Bogin, Munns & Munns. He specializes in Business Law, Employment Law, Commercial Litigation, Construction Law, and Civil Litigation. Cases he has handled include Wrongful Termination, Sexual Harassment, Workplace Discrimination, Real Estate Closings, and Formal Bid Protests.

Mr. Bolanovich has a distinguished career in several fields, including teaching and hospitality. He received his M.S. degree in Hotel and Food Service Management in 1987, leading to executive-level positions with several top hotel corporations. He received his J.D. from the University of Miami School of...
Nancy E. Brandt
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Melbourne, FL Employment Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(855) 473-1818 7195 Murrell Road, Suite 101
Melbourne, FL 32940
Employment, Bankruptcy, Business and Landlord Tenant
University of Florida
Nancy Brandt is a partner with the Central Florida law firm Bogin, Munns & Munns. She specializes in Civil Litigation and Business Law, including Real Property Development, Commercial Contract Disputes, Commercial Litigation, Real Property Disputes, and Insurance Defense. She received her B.A. in 1992 and her J.D. in 1995 from the University of Florida. Ms. Brandt teaches Civil Litigation I as an adjunct professor at Valencia College.
Ryan LaBar
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Orlando, FL Employment Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(407) 835-8968 2300 East Concord St
Orlando, FL 32803
Employment, Criminal, DUI and Medical Malpractice
University of Florida
Nathan Ryan LaBar grew up in Central Florida. He attended the University of Florida and received a degree in Psychology and in Economics. Following undergraduate work, he attended the University of Florida Law School. While studying in Gainesville, he worked for a prestigious personal injury law firm and learned firsthand what it takes to represent people in disadvantaged situations. He used this knowledge, along with his experience as an attorney representing large insurance companies, to effectively represent his present day clients that are now fighting against those same insurance companies. Mr. LaBar represents all men, women, and children...
L. Reed Bloodworth
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Winter Haven, FL Employment Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(407) 777-8541 331 W Central Ave
Suite 244
Winter Haven, FL 33880
Free ConsultationEmployment, Business, IP and Probate
University of Florida
Managing partner of Bloodworth Law, PLLC, Reed Bloodworth, is one of Orlando, Florida’s, top business and commercial litigation attorneys as noted by a 2019 U.S. News & World Report Best Lawyers in Commercial Litigation Award; and a 2017 Super Lawyers Award.

Reed was named by peers from 2017-19 a Florida Trend’s Florida Legal Elite in Commercial Litigation placing him in an exclusive group of lawyers that includes less than 2% of Florida’s litigators.

Reed is a respected and trusted Florida business litigation, trust litigation, probate, and estate litigation, and employment law attorney. Bloodworth Law also handles PIP litigation and mediation.

Bloodworth Law,...
Philip K. Calandrino
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Winter Park, FL Employment Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(407) 621-4200 214 South Park Avenue
Second Floor
Winter Park, FL 32789
Free ConsultationEmployment, Business, Estate Planning and IP
Indiana University Maurer School of Law
As an entrepreneurial lawyer, I understand the challenges that small business owners face each day. We deal with vendors, customers, employees, taxes, and regulations all the time. Each one of these relationships creates legal risks that you must address in a cost-effective manner, before trouble strikes. Relying on my experience in trying business law cases, I have developed a three-step legal strategy that every small business owner should implement. In its most basic form, this strategy employs contracts, insurance coverage, and an operating company-management company-holding company format for the organization, to help control the common risks that can tank...
Robert G. Whittel Esq.
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(561) 367-8777 3700 Airport Rd
#401
Boca Raton, FL 33431
Free ConsultationBoca Raton, 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...
Derek Benjamin Brett
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Orlando, FL Employment Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(407) 781-2392 1301 West Colonial Drive
Orlando, FL 32804
Employment, Appeals, Business and Civil Rights
Florida State University College of Law and University of Central Florida
Derek Brett is a trial attorney who has been actively practicing since 1996. He maintains two offices, one in Orlando and another in Pensacola.
Jay P. Lechner Esq.
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Boca Raton, FL Employment Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(561) 367-8777 3700 Airport Rd
#401
Boca Raton, FL 33431
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.
Raquel Santiago
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Orlando, FL Employment Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(407) 545-2179 1802 N. Alafaya Tr.
264
Orlando, FL 32826
Employment, Immigration and Trademarks
University of Puerto Rico - Río Piedras and The George Washington University Law School
Bilingual Attorney and Senior Certified Professional by the Society for Human Resources Management. Attorney Santiago has been practicing law since 2009, and possesses over 17 years of combined professional experience in the legal & human resources fields and vast functional experience in consulting services & project management. Service focused in providing support and recommendations aimed to strengthen the businesses overall operations and compliance with state & federal regulations of governmental clients and clients in the private sector as well. A trusted professional with proven business acumen and people-service oriented who will not compromised principles of integrity and ethical standards. ...
John R. Walker
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BOCA RATON, FL Employment Law Attorney with 29 years experience
(561) 990-1699 750 PARK OF COMMERCE BLVD.
SUITE 130
BOCA RATON, FL 33487
Free ConsultationEmployment, Insurance Defense, Maritime and Workers' Comp
South Texas College of Law
JOHN R. WALKER is a Partner in SBSB's Houston office. For the past almost twenty-five years, it has been my privilege to represent insurance and employer interests focusing on the defense of claims brought under the Longshore and Harbor Act, the Defense Base (DBA), the Non-Appropriated Funds (NAF) Instrumentalities Act, the Jones Act, and General Maritime and Admiralty Law. Additionally, John also has extensive experience in First Party Insurance Defense matters, representing employers, insurance carriers, and third parties in State, Federal and Appellate courts. Prior to joining the firm, John handled First Party Insurance Defense,...
Mitchell Feldman
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ORLANDO, FL Employment Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(877) 946-8293 618 E. South Street, Suite 500
SUITE 500
ORLANDO, FL 32801
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...
Edward J. Welch
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Jupiter, FL Employment Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(305) 202-0645 110 Front Street, Suite 300
Jupiter, FL 33477
Free ConsultationEmployment, Business, Estate Planning and Personal Injury
University of Miami School of Law
Edward J. Welch is the founder of Welch Law, PLLC. Mr. Welch is highly regarded among his peers in the legal community of South Florida. His highly aggressive yet sensible approach to civil litigation routinely yields successful outcomes for his new and returning clients.

Recognized for Superlative Results and Service as a Business Litigation Attorney
Among his achievements, Mr. Welch has been named by Super Lawyers Magazine as a “Rising Star” in Business Litigation. Super Lawyers’ “Rising Star,” a peer–designated honor, is bestowed upon only the top 2.5% of lawyers practicing in Florida. In addition, Mr. Welch has been awarded the Silver...
Keith Petrochko
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Lake Mary, FL Employment Law Attorney
(855) 956-7529 3595 W. Lake Mary Blvd., Ste. 5C
Lake Mary, FL 32746
Free ConsultationEmployment, Business and Personal Injury
Florida A&M University College of Law
Attorney Petrochko was born in Pennsylvania. After earning a bachelors of science degree from Penn State University he decided to trade his snow shovel in for beach blankets and jurisprudence. Keith was awarded a Juris Doctor degree from Florida A&M University College of Law. While pursuing this degree, he was involved in several academic and civil organizations including leading the Student Animal Legal Defense Fund. It was during this time that Keith developed a passion for civil litigation and alternative dispute resolution. Keith primarily focuses his efforts on labor and employment law and personal injury cases. He enjoys being...
Scott Christopher Adams
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Orlando, FL Employment Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(866) 680-4529 2300 East Concord St
Orlando, FL 32803
Employment, Appeals, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
Nova Southeastern University - Shepard Broad Law Center
Mr. Adams received his Juris Doctorate from the Shepard Broad Law Center, Nova Southeastern University, graduating in the top 5% of his class. In law school, Mr. Adams was a member of Law Review, as well as, the Chief Advocate for the Moot Court Honor Society. He attended law school as a Dean Fellow Scholarship recipient. While in law school, Mr. Adams received the "Book Award" (highest grade) in Corporations, Tax, and Appellate Practice. Prior to seeking higher education, Mr. Adams served in the United States Army and the New Jersey Army National Guard. He is a veteran of the...
Christopher M. Klemawesch
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Boca Raton, FL Employment Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(561) 367-8777 3700 Airport Rd
#401
Boca Raton, FL 33431
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...
Todd North Parrish
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Lakeland, FL Employment Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(863) 226-6828 4305 Highland Park Blvd
Lakeland, FL 33813
Employment, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
Stetson University College of Law
Todd Parrish was admitted to Florida Bar in 2007. His practice has been devoted to the representation of individuals who have suffered injuries through the negligence of others or while on the job.
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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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