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William Chris Demas

William Chris Demas

Practice areas:

Employment & Labor, Employee Benefits, Social Security

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About Me

William C. Demas was born in New York but has lived in Pinellas County since he was two years old.  He has represented clients all over the State of Florida in State and Federal Disability Litigation and Employment/Labor Litigation. 


 


He handles cases related to:


 


·    Employment Discrimination


·    Family Medical Leave Act


·    Workplace Harassment


·    Wage and Hour Claims


·    Sexual Harassment


·    Age Discrimination


·    Equal Pay Act


·    Overtime Violations


·    Fair Labor Standards Act


·    Americans With Disabilities Act


·    Workers' Compensation Retaliation


·    ERISA Disability


·    Social Security Disability


·    Long Term and Short Term Disability 


 


Mr. Demas received his undergraduate degree at Florida State University in 1994.  In 1997 he received his law degree from Stetson College of Law where he graduated Cum Laude.  After law school, Mr. Demas went on to represent governmental agencies and large self-insureds for 11 years on disability and insurance matters.  Since 2009, the majority of his clients have been consumers and individuals who have been injured, disabled or have been the victim of discrimination, harassment or other unfair employment practices. 


 


Mr. Demas had the honor of being the youngest President elected to his Church Council in the Church's forty year history.  He assisted in the writing of the Parish Youth Protection Guidelines for the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America (the hierarchical governing body over all Greek Orthodox Churches in North America). He and his family are also active with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.  They have been have participated in numerous races and other events to raise money for the organization. Mr. Demas was also on the Executive Board of the 2010 Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Light the Night Walk. He also is a long time supporter of Paint Your Heart Out, an organization that paints houses for the elderly or disabled that are unable to either paint it themselves or unable to afford to have it done.


 


Mr. Demas is married with three children.  He and his wife are very active in the Clearwater Chargers Soccer Academy program and the Palm Harbor Panthers Pop Warner Football program.  He and his family enjoy running races and triathlons.  He is a practitioner of Krav Maga (combat fighting).

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1998

  1. Employment & Labor: 34%
    11 years, 150 cases
  2. Social Security: 33%
    11 years, 300 cases
  3. Employee Benefits: 33%
    11 years, 120 cases

Payment

Fees:

Contingent (25-40%)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

14 total 

  • Cory Carsan Strolla

    I have known Bill for well over a decade, and he is one of the top employment attorneys in his area! I highly recommend him!

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    Cory Strolla Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • E. Lynn Gibbons

    I have known Mr. Demas for over 12 years. He used to practice against me in litigated workers compensation claims and I knew him to be well prepared and aggressive - but also professional. When he decided to wear the white hat, I began referring him cases involving employment law and employee benefits. He does an excellent job for his clients.

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    E. Gibbons Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Tucker & Ludin, PA

5235 16th Street North
Saint Petersburg, FL, 33703-2611

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License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
FLMember in Good Standing199805/07/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Steward of the yearHoly Trinity Greek Orthodox Church2007

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyFlorin Roebig2010 - 2011
OwnerDemas Law Group2004 - 2010
AssociateAbbey, Adams, Byelick, Kiernan, Et Al1998 - 2004

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Holy Trinity Parish CouncilBoard Member and/or President2006 - 2011

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Stetson University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1998
Florida State UniversityCriminologyBS - Bachelor of Science1994

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Stetson College of LawSmall Law Office Mang.2005
Stetson College of LawLegal Professionalism1999