Owed pay? Discriminated at work? Suffered an injury? Perez Law, P.A.
Daniel Arturo Pérez, Esq. has been practicing labor and employment, employment discrimination, wrongful termination, and Family & Medical Leave law since November 2000. Attorney Pérez also practices catastrophic accident and personal injury law.
Attorney Pérez is a Central Florida local having graduated from Oak Ridge High School in 1992 and the University of Central Florida in 1996. Attorney Pérez graduated from the George Washington University School of Law in Washington, D.C. in May 2000 and he was admitted to the Florida Bar Association in November 2000.
During law school (and immediately thereafter), Attorney Pérez worked for a labor and employment boutique law firm in Washington, D.C. representing federal employees working across the United States, Europe, and Asia. In 2003, Attorney Pérez returned to his home state of Florida where he continues to practice labor and employment law and also accident law.
Attorney Pérez has the unique experience of representing federal civil service employees working for various federal administrative agencies (e.g., the U.S. Department of Defense, the U.S. Department of Veteran's Affairs, the U.S. Department of Justice, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the National Aeronautics & Space Administration ("NASA"), and the Internal Revenue Service).
Attorney Pérez has extensive experience representing public and private sector clients before state and federal trial and appellate courts and before various agencies such as the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's Office of Federal Operations, the Florida Commission on Human Relations, the U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board, and the U.S. Office of Special Counsel. Furthermore, Attorney Pérez has extensive experience litigating cases involving employment contracts, non-compete agreements, independent contractor agreements, unpaid wages, unpaid minimum wages, unpaid overtime wages, and unpaid commissions.
On a personal note, if the universe were to issue Attorney Pérez a performance evaluation, it would state that he is a gifted surfer, skillful boater, good poker player, satisfactory fisherman, mediocre wakeboarder, and unsatisfactory (frankly, dangerous) golfer who enjoys traveling to warm, tropical destinations with his beautiful wife and two amazing children when he finds the time in between his busy and active litigation schedule.
Attorney Pérez is eager to speak with you about your labor and employment or personal injury case. Below, please see a list of Attorney Pérez's results on behalf of his labor and employment clients and his personal injury clients.
Pérez Law, P.A.: Accidents • Employment • Trials • Appeals
Labor & Employment Results:
• Horacio M. v. William Barr, Attorney General, U.S. Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Prisons, EEOC Appeal No. 0120170934 (April 9, 2019)(EEOC Office of Federal Operations decision reversing an Administrative Judge’s summary judgment dismissal for the agency and ordering an evidentiary hearing for Attorney Pérez's client in a same-sex sexual harassment, gender-stereotyping, and EEO retaliation case).
• Noel v. Terrace of St. Cloud, LLC, Case No. 6:14-cv-00597-Orl-40DAB, Doc. 125 (November 3, 2015)($93,860.24 jury verdict for Attorney Pérez's client in a Family & Medical Leave Act and Americans with Disabilities Act retaliation case).
• Lin v. Jerry Demings, Sheriff of Orange County, Florida, Case No. 5D15-4271 (Fla. 5th DCA April 28, 2017)(Florida Fifth DCA opinion reversing summary judgment order for the Sheriff’s Office in an age discrimination case under the Florida Civil Rights Act and ordering jury trial for Attorney Pérez's client).
• ME Clermont, LLC d/b/a Massage Envy of Clermont v. Vela, Case No. 2014-CA-368 (Fla. 5th Jud. Cir. June 20, 2014)(post-evidentiary hearing Order denying employer’s Motion for Injunction in case alleging that Attorney Pérez's client breached her covenant not-to-compete).
• Dieppa v. U.S. Department of the Air Force, EEOC Appeal No. 0120130166 (May 7, 2014)(EEOC Office of Federal Operations decision awarding Attorney Pérez's client pain and suffering damages, expungement of retaliatory performance evaluation, EEO training for the retaliating management officials, and attorney's fees, paralegal fees, and costs).
• Affiliated Transport Corporation v. Laboy and Delgado, Case No. 48-2013-ca-10364-O (Fla. 9th Jud. Cir. December 12, 2013)(post-evidentiary hearing Order granting Attorney Pérez's corporate client’s Motion for Injunction in case where its former contractors breached their covenants not-to-compete).
• Martin v. Brevard County Public Schools, 616 F.3d 349 (11th Cir. 2008)(post-appellate argument opinion reversing summary judgment for school board and holding that Attorney Pérez's client, a grandfather, stood in loco parentis to his granddaughter warranting his request for FMLA leave to care for his grandchild).
• Mister v. U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, EEOC No. 510-2008-ncv-103 (U.S. EEOC Miami District Office March 2, 2008)(post-bench hearing judgment against federal agency finding race and color discrimination and retaliation in violation of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (“Title VII”) and awarding Attorney Pérez's client $20,000 for pain and suffering damages; $65,000 for back-pay, interest, out-of-pocket medical expenses, and lost retirement benefits as well as reinstatement, rescission of discipline, and attorney’s fees, paralegal fees, and costs).
• Demers v. Adams Homes of Northwest Florida, Inc., No. 08-13044 (11th Cir. March 20, 2009)(Eleventh Circuit opinion affirming summary judgment for Attorney Pérez's client finding employee status under the FMLA and Title VII, affirming monetary judgment for employee, and reinstating the jury’s punitive damages award against the employer).
• Demers v. Adams Homes of Northwest Florida, Inc., 876 F.Supp. 3d. 376 (M.D. Fla. November 7, 2007)(Order granting Attorney Pérez's Motion for Partial Summary Judgment and ruling that his client was covered under the FMLA and was not an independent contractor of the employer. On March 26, 2008, after a 6-day jury trial, the jury returned a verdict for Attorney Pérez's client finding retaliation because of her request for pregnancy leave and awarded her $100,000 for compensatory and punitive damages and the Court awarded Attorney Pérez attorney’s fees, paralegal fees, and costs).
• Alford v. Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, EEOC No. 510-2002-1rs-894 (U.S. EEOC Atlanta District Office August 7, 2002)(post-bench hearing judgment against federal agency under the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (“Title VII”) for unlawful retaliation and awarding Attorney Perez's client $27,000 for pain and suffering damages and rescission of the retaliatory proposed disciplinary action. The EEOC separately awarded Attorney Pérez attorney’s fees, paralegal fees, and costs).
• Gore v. United States Postal Service, EEOC No. 510-2001-kjx-230 (U.S. EEOC Washington, D.C. District Office July 28, 2001)(post-bench hearing judgment for employee finding race and color discrimination against federal agency in violation of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and awarding Attorney Pérez's client $25,000 for pain and suffering damages, and rescission of disciplinary action. The EEOC separately awarded Mr. Pérez attorney’s fees, paralegal fees, and costs, and attorney’s fees and costs).
Millions of Dollars Recovered in Personal Injury Cases:
|FL||Member in Good Standing||2000||08/04/2021|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Florida Chapter of of the National Employment Lawyer's Association||Active Member||2004 - Present|
|Brevard County Bar Association||Member||2002 - Present|
|Florida Bar||Member||2000 - Present|
|National Employment Lawyers Association (Florida chapter)||President-Elect||2016 - 2017|
|National Employment Lawyers Association (Florida chapter)||Vice President||2014 - 2015|
|Greater Palm Bay Chamber of Commerce||Board Member||2010 - 2010|
|George Washington University National Law Center||JD - Juris Doctor||2000|
|University of Central Florida||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1996|
|Orange County Bar Association||Independent Contractors v. Employee Status||2016|
|Fall Conference||Representing Federal Employees||2010|
|Colleen Demers v. Adams Homes of Northwest Florida, Inc., 321 Fed. Appx. 847; 2009 U.S. App. LEXIS 5844 (11th Cir. 2009)||Employee prevailed|
|Anthony Martin v. Brevard County Public Schools, 543 F.3d 1261 (11th Cir. September 30, 2008)||Employee prevailed on appeal|
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