Locksley began his law career in the Office of the Attorney General of Florida, where he successfully defended constitutional challenges to state laws and administrative rules both in Federal and State Courts from inception to appeals.
Locksley's cases would often involve discrimination based on race, gender, national origin, disability, mental condition and deprivation of civil rights. In addition, Mr. Wade litigated negligence matters, construction cases, civil commitment, contract cases and civil forfeiture matters. For his outstanding work for the State of Florida, Locksley was the recipient of the 1998 Davis Productivity Award for the State of Florida.
Locksley is a true New Yorker. He is a graduate of New York's Charles Evans Hughes High School (named after a former Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court) and Baruch College. For his studies in law, he sequestered himself in sunny Florida and attended Nova Southeastern University Law Center in Fort Lauderdale.
Locksley is a member of the State Bars of New York, New Jersey and Florida. He is also a member of the Federal Bars of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second and the Eleventh Circuit, the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York, the District of New Jersey and the Northern and Southern Districts of Florida. His most immediate area of practice concentrated primarily of complex business and securities litigation. Locksley now focuses his practice primarily on employment matters.
Areas of Practice:
Alternative Dispute Resolution
Business & Commercial Law
Employment Law -- Employee
Employment Law -- Employer
Litigation & Appeals
U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York
U.S. District Court Southern District of New York
U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit
U.S. District Court District of New Jersey
U.S. District Court Northern District of Florida
U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida
U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida
U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit
Nova Southeastern Law University, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Baruch College, New York, New York
Bachelor of Business Administration
Lecturer, Sexual Harassment and Workplace Violence, Office of the Attorney General
Honors and Awards:
The Davis Award, Outstanding Performance by an Employee of the State of Florida.
Professional Associations and Memberships:
American Bar Association
National Bar Association
New York State Bar Association
The Florida Bar Association
New York County Lawyers' Association
Pro Bono Activities:
Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Tampa Bay, Florida
A Better Chance, a public/private mentoring program through the
New York City Board of Education
Bloomingdale West Fun Softball League, Bloomingdale, Florida
The Law Office of Locksley O. Wade, LLC, serves residents of the five boroughs of New York City, including Manhattan, Bronx, Queens, Brooklyn, and Staten Island. I also represent residents of communities throughout the New York City region, including communities such as Great Neck, Valley Stream, Oceanside, and communities throughout Long Island. I am also licensed to practice in the states of New Jersey and Florida. Counties: Westchester County • Suffolk County • Nassau County