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Theodore Washington Small Jr.

Employment and labor Attorney at DeLand, FL

5.0   3 reviews

also known as Ted Small

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About Theodore

Learn Theodore’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Employment and labor
    Attorney Small is available to provide flat-fee legal counsel to both individuals and businesses regarding employment law matters, including: Personalized counsel on developing offers or counter-offers to executive employment agreements; Negotiating severance agreements; Analysis of rights and responsibilities under personnel policies; Preparation for performance evaluations, disciplinary meetings or terminations; Outside neutral workplace investigations; and arbitration or mediation.

    25 years

  2. Contracts and agreements
    Contracts are the language of personal as well as commercial business. Attorney Small is available to provide you with personalized legal counsel for your personal needs, including counsel regarding: Probate; Last Will or Codicil; Durable Power of Attorney; "Life estate" real estate deed; Qualified Income (Miller) Trust; Medicaid: Lifetime Personal Services Contract; Flat-rate personal legal counseling.

    30 years

  3. Business
    When you need personalized legal counsel, not just an online form or knowledge base, contact us to schedule a flat-rate legal consultation to find your legal solution, including counsel regarding: Contracts or agreements; Severance Agreements; Termination Decisions; Partnership Disputes; Operating agreements or bylaws.

    30 years

Theodore W. Small Jr. ("Ted Small") has more than 25 years of legal experience.   As a small firm practitioner since 2004, Mr. Small has appeared as lead counsel for hearings, mediations and settlement negotiations in civil litigation matters, pending in state courts, federal court and before administrative agencies.  Before starting his own firm, Mr. Small was a partner at the large law firm of Holland & Knight LLP and practiced in its Tampa, Washington DC, and Orlando offices.  He represented individual and business clients of Holland & Knight, both plaintiffs and defendants, in a wide variety of matters such as employment, contract and complex commercial disputes,  appellate, construction, government contracts and legislative matters.  Mr. Small eventually focused on representation of employers, including Marriott International, United Parcel Service and Harris Corporation, and was elevated as a partner in Holland & Knight’s Labor and Employment Group. He currently focuses on defending employers against Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charges, Florida Commission on Human Relations (FCHR) discrimination complaints and Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) minimum wage and overtime claims.


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Attorney Ted Small
Licensed for 30 years
State DC
Status Good Standing
Acquired 1995
Updated 06/08/2022
State FL
Status Member in Good Standing
Acquired 1992
Updated 11/23/2022

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

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Theodore W. Small, P.A.
PO Box 172
DeLand, FL, 32721-0172


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Posted by Ivan | October 6, 2015
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
The Measure of an Attorney
It would be my pleasure t recommend Attorney Theodore Small. I had the pleasure of a consultation with him concerning contract issues ( namely self-employment contracts ) Attorney Small was knowledgeable as well as introspective concerning this issue; Giving me the tools to competently write my own contracts. Knowing my interests will be covered. I wholeheartedly recommend Attorney Theodore Small
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Posted by Andy | June 4, 2015
Expert Counseling in Employment Law.
Our Company retained Mr. Small to defend against a Claim from a former Employee. Mr. Small was extremely knowledgeable about the process and advised us accordingly. He kept us well informed and always in touch with the reality of our situation, which made sure that we were well prepared for our Case. In the end, we had a very successful outcome and we have since retained Mr. Small for other Employment Law related matters beyond the initial contact. I would highly recommend Attorney Small.
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Posted by Jennifer | June 3, 2015
Legal Services
Ted advise me through a very difficult situation. He provided sound guidance that ended in a mutually agreeable resolution in my case. I would recommend him highly as he is compassionate, knowledgeable and able to give thoughtful advisement toward resolution. He is a true professional.


  • Hourly Rates $ 250-400 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Principal
  • Law Office of Theodore W. Small, P.A.
  • 2004 - Present
  • President
  • Council on African American Affairs
  • 2001 - 2004
  • Associate; Partner
  • Holland & Knight LLP
  • 1993 - 2001


  • University of Virginia School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1992
  • Harvard University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1989

Legal Cases

  • Russell L. Case Jr., et al. v. Dynamic Solutions Associates LLC et. al., Case No.: 05-CA-1089-15K, (Debra Nelson, J.)
  • The case settled before trial.
  • RDP Royal Palm Hotel Limited Company & Shorecrest Hotel Limited Company v. Thompson and Barker, Civil Action No. 97-CA-4261
  • The case was settled before a verdict in a non-jury trial that occurred after a two year delay in rulings on cross-motions for summary judgment.
  • Isaiah Webb v. District of Columbia, 175 F.R.D. 128 (D.D.C. 1997) (Royce Lamberth, J.)
  • Judge Lambert entered a default judgment in favor of Mr. Webb. This default judgment was subsequently reversed on appeal and on remand, the case was enventually settled.


  • Florida Bar
  • Member
  • N/A
  • District of Columbia Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • National Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Bar Association - Commission on Homelessness & Poverty
  • Chairman
  • 2014 - 2017
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Languages Spoken

  • English


  • Law & Politics' annual listing
  • Florida Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • "AV" Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • ABA Presidential Citation for Exemplary Leadership
  • American Bar Association
  • 2013
  • Fellow of the American Bar Foundation
  • American Bar Foundation
  • 2006
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  • Holland & Knight LLP Employment Law Letter
  • Human Resource Manager Fired for Advocacy of Women and Minority Applicants
  • 2000
  • Holland & Knight LLP Government Contracts Newsletter
  • The Misfortunes of Misclassifying Workers
  • 2000
  • The Construction Contractor
  • Employer Vicarious Liability for Sexual Harassment
  • 1999
  • The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel
  • Rebuilding America's Neighborhoods: Inner City Community Retains Major Law Firm
  • 1997
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Business Attorney | Jun 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I wholeheartedly and unequivocally endorse Ted Small. He is likeable and, most importantly, trustworthy. Ted is a brilliant Harvard-educated attorney but he is extremely down-to-earth and easy to talk to. I would recommend him especially for any business law, employment and labor law or estate planning issues that you have."
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DeLand Employment and labor Lawyer Theodore Washington Small Jr.
Theodore Washington Small Jr.
Employment and labor Attorney
DeLand, FL
Licensed for 30 years