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Sam Jones Smith

Sam Jones Smith

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About Me

Born in Miami, Florida in 1959.  Raised in Winter Park, FL.  I am married with two children. 

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1989

  1. Employment & Labor: 100%

Payment

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Contingent (25-45%)

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Attorney Endorsements

4 total 

  • Marguerite Maria Longoria

    This lawyer is dynamite - I hold him in the highest professional regard.

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    Marguerite Longoria Employment & Labor Attorney
    Relationship: Worked for lawyer

  • Michael Owen Massey

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    Michael Massey Personal Injury Attorney
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Contact Info

442 W Kennedy Blvd Ste 300
Tampa, FL, 336061495

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
FLMember in Good Standing198905/07/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Foot Soldiers' AwardNAACP2003
Outstanding Service in Public Accommodations LawWashington Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs2000
RecognitionRecognized by Trial Lawyers Doing Public Justice for Contributions to Haynes v. Shoney's1993

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerBurr & Smith, LLP1998 - Present
Sole ProprietorLaw Office of Sam J. Smith1995 - 1998
AssociateLaw Office of Thomas A. Warren1990 - 1995
AssociateHopping, Boyd, Green & Sams1989 - 1990

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
American Bar AssociationPlaintiffs Co-Chair, Federal Labor Stds Legislation Committee2007 - 2010
National Employment Lawyers AssociationFLSA Committee - Legislation Liaison2007 - Present
Florida Employment Lawyer's AssociationAttorney2005 - Present
American Bar AssociationPlaintiffs Co-Chair, Fair Labor Stds Act Sub-Committee2004 - 2007
The Florida BarLabor & Employment Section1995 - Present
Florida BarAttorney1989 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Stahl, et al. v. MasTec, Inc.N/A
Saunders, et al. v. Ace Mortgage Funding, Inc.N/A
Iuliano v. Global Executive Mortgage, Inc.N/A

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
NELA Employee AdvocateThe Wage and Hour Field Assistance Bulletin2007
2002 Supplement to Employment Discrimination2002 Supplement to Employment Discrimination2002
Supplements to Treatise, The Fair Labor Standards ActSupplements to Treatise, The Fair Labor Standards Act2000
BNA State Wage and Hour TreatiseBNA State Wage and Hour TreatiseN/A

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
The Florida State University College of LawN/Alaw1989
University of Central FloridaElectrical EngineeringB.S.1986

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Section of Labor and Employment Law First Annual CLE ConferenceKey Substantive FLSA Issues: Determining Compensable Work Issues and Joint Employment2007
National Employment Lawyers AssociationStrategies for Mediating FLSA Collective Actions2007
Florida National Employment Lawyers Assn.FLSA Claims: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly2007
American Conference Institute's 4th National Forum on Wage & Hour Claims and Class ActionsStrategies for Mediating Your Wage & Hour Action2007
Advanced Labor Topics, 2007Update on the Fair Labor Standards Act and Related Issues2007
2007 Eighteenth Annual ConventionThe New Era of Enforcing Workers' Rights Under the FLSA: Recovering Pre and Post Shift Wages and Overcoming the Motor Carrier Act Defense2007
Mid-Winter Meeting of the Federal Labor Standards Legislation CommitteeAnnual Report on FLSA Developments2006
2006 Seventeenth Annual ConventionFair Labor Standards Act 1012006
Labor and Employment Section, Advanced Labor TopicsRecent Developments Regarding the Fair Labor Standards Act2005
Section of Labor and Employment Law Annual MeetingFLSA Basics2004
Mid-Winter Meeting of the Federal Labor Standards Legislation CommitteeAnnual Report on FLSA Developments2004
Labor and Employment SeminarProposed Changes to the "White Collar Exemptions" to the Fair Labor Standards Act2004
Labor & Employment Section, Advanced Labor TopicsRecent Developments Regarding the 'White Collar Exemptions' To the Fair Labor Standards Act2004
Florida National Employment Lawyers AssociationFLSA Recent Developments2004
Protecting Employee Rights Under the FLSA, FMLA & Equal Pay ActRecent Developments Under the Equal Pay Act2003
Protecting Employee Rights Under the FLSA, FMLA & Equal Pay ActNuts & Bolts of FLSA: Retaliation and Record Keeping2003
Protecting Employee Rights Under the FLSA, FMLA & Equal Pay ActTen Practical Tips for Litigating FLSA & Equal Pay Act Claims2003
Mid-Winter Meeting of the Federal Standards Legislation CommitteeAnnual Report on FLSA Developments2003
Mid-Winter Meeting of the Federal Labor Standards Legislation CommitteeAnnual Report on FLSA Developments2002
Florida National Employment Lawyers AssociationHow to Identify Employment Related Class and Collective Actions2002
Annual ConventionLitigation of FLSA Collective Actions: Strategies for Plaintiffs' and Defendant's Counsel2002