Mr. Schofield began his practice in 1993 after graduating from the University of Miami Law School in Miami, Florida. For the first 5 years of practice he worked under the tutelage and guidance of one of the preeminent civil rights attorneys in Florida. Those early years addressed a broad spectrum of civil rights claims from police misconduct, employment discrimination, housing discrimination, disability rights and educational rights.
Mr. Schofield has been the principal of his own firm since 1999. In his practice he has successfully prosecuted sexual harassment claims against Fortune 500 and smaller companies in both federal and state courts. One notable suit was brought against a Massachusetts based company which resulted in over One Million Dollars in liability. The verdict was appealed in the Eleventh Circuit and successfully defended by Mr. Schofield.
Mr. Schofield has also brought suits against municipalities and other governmental entities throughout Florida. In one such suit he represented a police officer against the Delray Beach Police Department, one of five officers which brought race discrimination claims, that also resulted in over One Million Dollars in liability. Other successful prosecutions have been brought against the Jupiter Police Department, West Palm Beach Police Department, City of Boynton Beach, City of Boca Raton, City of Riviera Beach and the Sheriffs of Palm Beach, Broward, St. Lucie and Martin Counties.
Mr. Schofield has also successfully prosecuted disability discrimination claims against the federal government, local governments and private and other public entities. These claims have been prosecuted in federal court, state court and through the federal claims process of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
The practice, while located in West Palm Beach, Florida, has handled cases as far south as Key West, far north as Jacksonville and throughout the east and west coasts of Florida. No claim is too large or too small. He is often retained to consult on or litigate matters involving employment contracts, non-compete agreements, non-solicitation agreements, collective bargaining agreements.
The handling of administrative claims is another area of practice. Mr. Schofield handles the processing of Charges of Discrimination through the EEOC, FCHR, the various local FEPA agencies and appeals before the Agency for Workforce Innovation.
In addition, Mr. Schofield is presently serving as President of the Florida Employment Lawyers Association, he is a Florida Supreme Court Certified Court Mediator with experience in mediating a wide variety of employment related disputes.
ARTHUR T. SCHOFIELD, P.A. | Via Jardin | 330 Clematis Street, Suite 207 | West Palm Beach, Florida 33401
(561) 655-4211 | Fax (561) 655-5447 |
Licensed since 1993
|FL||Member in Good Standing||1993||05/07/2015|
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers Magazine||2014|
|White Star||Upward Basketball League||2013|
|Outstanding Community Involvement||St. Julianas Catholic School||2011|
|Associate||Schofield & Gonzalez, P.A.||1997 - 2000|
|Attorney||James K Green, P.A.||1994 - 1997|
|Attorney||Mattw Mierzwa and Associates||1993 - 1994|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|National Employment Lawyers Association (Florida chapter)||FormerPresident, Former Vice President||2013 - Present|
|Florida Rural Legal Servies||Board of Directors||2011 - Present|
|Florida Equal Justice Center||Board of Directors||2011 - Present|
|National Employment Lawyers Association||N/A||N/A|
|Palm Beach County Bar Association||N/A||N/A|
|Palm Beach County Trial Lawyers Association||N/A||N/A|
|Federal Bar Southern District of Florida||N/A||N/A|
|Ritfeld v. City of Delray Beach||Verdicts for the individual officers ranged from $150,000 to $250,000 each with reimbursement for attorney's fees and costs.|
|The U.S. Supreme Court recently decided an issue involving class action lawsuits that will have seeping effects on employment law claims.||Recent Supreme Court Decision||2011|
|University of Miami School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctorate||1993|
|Florida Bar, Labor and Employment Law Section||Recovery of Attorney's Fees||2014|
|Litigating Employment Law Claims||Client Intake||2012|
|Running the Litigation Race: Start to Finish||Effective Deposition Taking Techniques||2011|
|Litigating Employment Claims/Hard Rock Hotel & Casino||Effective Closing Argument Techniques||2011|
|Litigation Perspectives from Start to Finish||Discovery Issues in Employment Cases||2010|