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Dennis Michael Mcclelland

Dennis Michael Mcclelland

Practice areas:

Employment & Labor

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About Me

Dennis McClelland practices in area of labor and employment. He represents employers in civil court litigation, arbitrations, and administrative proceedings regarding claims involving employment discrimination laws, wage and hour laws, family and medical leave laws, union-management relations, employee benefits, and various employment-related torts. Mr. McClelland also regularly represents employers in prosecuting and defending cases involving alleged breaches of non-competition agreements, misappropriation of trade secrets claims, and employment or business-related tort claims. Additionally, he routinely counsels and assists employers regarding compliance with various applicable federal, state, and local labor and employment laws, including the preparation and/or review of employment contracts, severance agreements, and employee handbooks and policies.  He represents a broad range of employers in the financial services, retail, hospitality, health care, transportation, construction, engineering, and manufacturing industries. 

He currently serves on the firm’s Operations Committee.


Practice Areas

Licensed since 1996

  1. Employment & Labor: 100%

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Contact Info

Phelps Dunbar

100 South Ashley Drive, Suite 1900
Tampa, FL, 33602-5315


FLMember in Good Standing199605/07/2015

Professional Misconduct

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Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
ListedFlorida Super Lawyers2010
ListedBest Lawyers in America2010
Florida Legal EliteFlorida Trend Magazine2009
ListedFlorida Super Lawyers2009
ListedBest Lawyers in America2009
ListedBest Lawyers in America2008
ListedFlorida Super Lawyers2008
Florida Legal EliteFlorida Trend Magazine2008
Florida Legal EliteFlorida Trend Magazine2007
ListedFlorida Super Lawyers2007
Outstanding Young Lawyer AwardHillsborough County Bar Association2005
AV RatedMartindale-HubbellN/A

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Wage and Hour Defense Institute of the Litigation Counsel of AmericaMember2009 - Present
Hillsborough County Bar FoundationBoard of Directors2005 - 2006
Hillsborough County Bar AssociationBoard of Directors2003 - 2004
Hillsborough County Bar Association, Young Lawyers DivisionPresident2003 - 2004
American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law SectionMemberN/A
Florida Bar, Labor and Employment Law SectionMemberN/A

Publication NameTitleDate
ABA Section of Labor and Employment LawWage and Hour Law: A State-by-State Survey2004
BNA publicationsWage and Hour Law: A State-by-State Survey2004
Hillsborough County Bar AssociationWage and Hour Law: When are Commission-Paid Salespersons Exempt from Overtime Pay?2000

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1996
Florida State UniversityPolitical ScienceBS - Bachelor of Science1993

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
The 16th National Forum on Wage and Hour Claims and Class ActionsMediation and Settlement of Wage & Hour Claims: The Latest Use of ADR to Resolve Claims and Avoid Costly Litigation2012
The 11th National Forum on Wage and Hour Claims and Class ActionsCollective and Class Action Certification Battles: Analysis of Recent Rulings, and Crafting a Strategy for Managing Large Scale Litigation2011
The 9th National Forum on Wage and Hour Claims and Class ActionsFLSA Fundamentals2010
The 18th National Forum on Wage & Hour Claims and Class ActionsDevelopments in Class Certification, Obtaining Decertification, & Hybrid Claims: Managing & Defending Against FLSA Collective Actions and State Law Class Actions2010
Mississippi Bankers Association ConferenceWage and Hour Law: Hot Topics for Banks2010
Hot Topics in Wage and Hour LawHot Topics in Wage and Hour Law2009
U.S. Employment LawWage and Hour Laws in the United States2008
The Sixth National Forum on Wage and Hour LitigationWorking With the Department of Labor2008
Florida FMLA Update 2005Minimizing the Administrative Headaches That Accompany Intermittent and Reduced Schedule Leave2005
Florida FMLA Update 2004"Minimizing the Administrative Headaches That Accompany Intermittent and Reduced Schedule Leave2004
Current Issues in Employment and Labor Law: An Update For Legal Counsel and Staff in FloridaCurrent Issues in Employment and Labor Law: An Update For Legal Counsel and Staff in Florida2004
American Bar Association Annual MeetingCrossing the Pond: What Every Foreign Corporation Doing Business in the U.S. Needs to Know About U.S. Employment Law2000