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David A Miklas

Employment and labor Attorney at Vero Beach, FL

5.0   8 reviews
  • Licensed for 24 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1999
    Status
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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

About David

Learn David’s areas of practice.

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Practice area
  1. Employment and labor
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    25 years, 200 cases

Florida Employment Law Experience counts! 20+ years representing only Florida employers on all types of labor & employment matters.

David Miklas practices all types of labor and employment law exclusively representing employers (not employees), including both private employers, as well as Florida municipalities and school districts.

He has co-authored a LexisNexis Expert Commentary in his field of work and, for seventeen years, he has been a contributing author for the Developing Labor Law.  He is a co-author for the preeminent legal textbook: Employment in Florida.

Mr. Miklas has been listed in Florida Super Lawyers since 2009 and he is a frequent employment law presenter and is a nationally recognized speaker and an invited guest lecturer addressing employment law and human resource issues with over thirty universities, including Harvard.

Mr. Miklas graduated from the University of Florida College of Law.

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David Miklas was a Partner/Shareholder with the Florida law firm of Richeson & Coke, P.A., which was an AV Preeminent rated firm (peer ranking at the highest level of professional excellence). Mr. Miklas practices all types of labor and employment law.

Location

Law Office of David Miklas, P.A.
1446 19th Pl.
Vero Beach, FL, 32960
Law Office of David Miklas, P.A.
101 S Us Highway 1
Suite 208
Fort Pierce, FL, 34950
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Posted by anonymous | March 26, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
govt employment question
David provide quality information that was used in the decision making process.
Posted by Luis | September 6, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Extremely professional
I've contacted David for a consultation related to issues with an employee, and David not only replied immediately but guided me on a very honest and professional way. I was impressed!
Posted by Joel | April 4, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Experience!
Florida labor & employment lawyer David Miklas helped me resolve a non-compete issue. I feel that David provided outstanding legal guidance and was very responsive via e mail and phone whenever I had questions. I am very happy with the legal services I received and I am happy to recommend the Law Office of David Miklas to any Florida company that needs an experienced labor lawyer. My operations take place all over the Treasure Coast and David was able to help me in Stuart, Fort Pierce, and even when he opened his Vero Beach Office.
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Posted by Office of the Medical Examiner | January 9, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Administrative Manager
Our organization has used David Miklas to handle our employment law matter for several years. David is a skilled, experienced labor and employment attorney and his experience allows him to promptly answer our questions, efficiently. We trust David to guide our organization to avoid costly litigation, and he has helped us handle many issues over the years, including discrimination, retaliation, FMLA, and FLSA issues. This is the employment lawyer to see if you want a straight answer. David is always available to handle emergency issues when they arise and I’m happy to recommend his law firm to any Florida employer who needs a labor lawyer.
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Posted by anonymous | December 13, 2016
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| Consulted Attorney
David Miklas
Mr. Miklas has dedicated his law practice to representing employers and management. He regularly provides advice in regard to all labor and employment matters and is not only a knowledgable and skilled attorney, but also eager to keep up to date with the legal precedents in this evolving area of law.
Posted by Bill R. Tomlinson | December 6, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
David A. Miklas
Our school system has utilized Mr. Miklas to represent us in cases over the years. Mr. Miklas was always collaborative in his approach and was always very thorough in his work. Mr. Miklas is professional and works tirelessly to meet the needs of his clients.
Posted by anonymous | November 25, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Highly qualified
Dave has provided my various businesses with excellent representation. He offers top notch advice and has saved us from possible litigation multiple times. I highly recommend Dave!
Posted by Sue | November 18, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Employment and Labor Attorney
As Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources for a large Florida School District, I contracted with David Miklas for some twenty years. Mr. Miklas conducted fact finding for the district for serious allegations of misconduct, represented the district Superintendent as attorney when needed, served as consul for the district in numerous administrative hearings, and provided legal assistance regarding school district, state and federal policies, statutes and procedures under the labor and employment law umbrella . Mr. Miklas is an extremely knowledgable and skilled attorney whom I would recommend without hesitation to any organization or individual in need of expertise in the area of labor and employment law.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 295-350 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Law Office of David Miklas, P.A.
  • 2016 - Present
  • Partner / Shareholder
  • Law Office of Richeson & Coke, P.A.
  • 2001 - 2016
  • Associate Attorney
  • Law Office of J. David Richeson & Associates, P.A.
  • 1998 - 2001

Education

  • University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1998
  • University of Florida
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1995

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Indian River County School Board v. Xiomara Deluke Case # 16-3887TTS
  • favorable outcome for client
  • Council on Aging of St. Lucie, Inc. and Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1577 Case 12-RC-183224
  • Union lost election & employer remained union-free
  • R.W. v. The School Board of St. Lucie County, Florida, Renaissance Charter School, Inc. (S.D. Fla. 15-14300-CIV-MARRA)
  • obtained dismissal for client
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Associations

  • Martin County Bar Association’s Employment Law Committee
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Treasure Coast Human Resources Association
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Indian River County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Martin County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Port Saint Lucie Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • St. Lucie County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Florida Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • Florida Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • Florida Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • Florida Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyer
  • Florida Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Super Lawyer
  • Florida Super Lawyers
  • 2011
  • Super Lawyer
  • Florida Super Lawyers
  • 2010
  • Super Lawyer
  • Florida Super Lawyers
  • 2009
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Speaking Engagements

  • University of Notre Dame Strategic Human Resource Management
  • Employment Discrimination & Retaliation in the Real World
  • 2016
  • Harvard Business School Leadership & Human Capital Club
  • Employment Law
  • 2016
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Attorney endorsements

Received (12)
Given (15)
Endorse David
Employment and labor Attorney | Dec 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer. Extremely knowledgeable, conscientious, and reasonable. If you have an labor and employment issue, David is the first lawyer you should call."
Employment and labor Attorney | Sep 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Whenever I have a client with an employee issue, David is the first lawyer I call."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jun 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known David for more than a decade. He is always very prepared, professional, and a competent attorney. David is an extremely knowledgable and skilled attorney whom I would recommend without hesitation to anyone in need of expertise in the area of labor and employment law. He takes pride in the work he does for clients and is extremely well respected in the local legal community."
Employment and labor Attorney | Apr 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Miklas is a wealth of knowledge about employment and labor law. However, it is his common sense approach to fixing his clients' problems that make him a great lawyer."
Employment and labor Attorney | Feb 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"David is one of the most experienced employment attorneys on the Treasure Coast. By focusing entirely on employers, he has attained a high level of expertise. Because employment laws and regulations change so often, you want to work with someone like David who values staying up to date."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jan 31
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I recently worked with David on a legal matter and was very impressed with his professionalism, knowledge, and passion to obtain a great outcome for his client."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jan 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"David is a sole labor and employment practitioner in St. Lucie County who works very hard for his employer clients and takes pride in doing things "the right way" from the beginning of a case to resolution."
Employment and labor Attorney | Dec 11
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"We worked together for approximately 18 years. I initially supervised Dave when he first came to work for Richeson & Coke, P.A. He has always been dedicated and hard-working. Over the years, he has develop into very experienced and talented attorney."
Employment and labor Attorney | Nov 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known David for many years. I know that when I refer clients to him, they will be well represented."
Employment and labor Attorney | Nov 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"When it comes to employment law, David is the man you want here on the treasure coast. There is no one as well-qualified and effective as David in the 19th Judicial Circuit and he has my full recommendation and endorsement."
Employment and labor Attorney | Nov 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known David for well over a decade, and have always found him to be a very competent, professional and prepared attorney. David has a tremendous amount of legal experience, and is very easy to work with!"
Employment and labor Attorney | Nov 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"David Miklas is a leading professional in labor and employment law. With many years of experience, he can be counted on for all of your labor and employment legal needs."
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Vero Beach Employment and labor Lawyer David A Miklas
David A Miklas
Employment and labor Attorney
Vero Beach, FL
Licensed for 24 years
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