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Theodore Washington Small Jr.

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Theodore W. Small Jr. ("Ted Small") has more than 19 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 (Volusia, Marion and Seminole counties), federal court (Middle District of Florida) and before administrative agencies (EEOC and FCHR).  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 contract and complex commercial disputes, real estate, appellate, employment, ERISA, construction, government contracts, legislative, local government, family and public interest matters.  Mr. Small eventually focused on representation of employers, including Marriott International, United Parcel Service and Harris Corporation, and was elevated in 2000 as a partner in Holland & Knight’s Labor and Employment Group.   


Practice areas


  1. Employment: 50%
    18 years
  2. Business: 30%
    23 years
  3. Contracts: 20%
    23 years



Hourly ($225-400/hour), Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Scott Warner MacMullan

    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.


    Scott MacMullan Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Theodore W. Small, P.A.

613 E. New York Ave
DeLand, FL, 32724-6042


DCActive 199507/05/2016
FLMember in Good Standing199206/21/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
"AV" Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2015
Law & Politics' annual listingFlorida Super Lawyers2015
ABA Presidential Citation for Exemplary LeadershipAmerican Bar Association2013
Fellow of the American Bar FoundationAmerican Bar Foundation2006
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
ShareholderLaw Office of Theodore W. Small, P.A.2004 - Present
PresidentCouncil on African American Affairs2001 - 2004
Associate; PartnerHolland & Knight LLP1993 - 2001
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Bar Association - Commission on Homelessness & PovertyChairman2014 - Present
Florida BarMemberN/A
District of Columbia Bar AssociationMemberN/A
National Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
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-4261The 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.
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Publication nameTitleDate
Holland & Knight LLP Employment Law LetterHuman Resource Manager Fired for Advocacy of Women and Minority Applicants2000
Holland & Knight LLP Government Contracts NewsletterThe Misfortunes of Misclassifying Workers2000
The Construction ContractorEmployer Vicarious Liability for Sexual Harassment1999
Human RightsEngaging Lawyers in the Business of Improving America's Public Schools1997
The Metropolitan Corporate CounselRebuilding America's Neighborhoods: Inner City Community Retains Major Law Firm1997
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Virginia School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1992
Harvard UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1989