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Keith Michael Stern

Employment and labor Attorney at Miami, FL

5.0   25 reviews
  • Licensed for 23 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2000
    Status
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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

About Keith

Learn Keith’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Employment and labor
    85%
    Specializing in wage and hour disputes, specifically violations of the FLSA (Fair Labor Standards Act), primarily on behalf of employees as well as defending employers.

    23 years, 2,500 cases

  2. Discrimination
    15%
    Pursuing the vindication of violations of local, state, and federal laws prohibiting discrimination on the basis of age, race, gender, religion, sex, national original, disability, medical leave, marital status, sexual harassment, retaliation, and whistleblower activity.

    23 years, 500 cases

Keith M. Stern, an employment attorney, litigates complex individual and class/collective actions in federal courts throughout Florida and the United States. Mr. Stern is dedicated to vindicating workers’ rights in all aspects of their employment. Mr. Stern’s wage & hour practice focuses on securing unpaid overtime wages for employees who have been: improperly classified as “independent contractors” or as “exempt;” paid straight-time wages for their overtime hours worked; subjected to deductions from their salaried wages for only partial day’s absences from work; shorted hours from their paycheck despite working more than forty (40) hours per week; deprived of overtime compensation for time spent traveling for their job throughout the course of a work day; paid commission wages without being paid any overtime pay; and paid in tips without receiving the full extent of their wages, including the minimum wage, required by law.

Location

Law Office of Keith M. Stern, P.A.
One Flagler
14 NE 1st Ave, Ste 800
Miami, FL, 33132

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Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
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Posted by Quita | February 17, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Issues with pay being withheld
I contacted this office regarding my job refusing to pay me for work and I can honestly tell you Keith answered the phone and was very attentive, professional and advised me on everything to do and IT WORKED. I received my pay today from that job and I feel great. I would recommend this office and service to anyone who needs help.
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Posted by anonymous | April 27, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excelente
La mejor experiencia,muy eficiente en su trabajo lo recomiendo con toda confianza pue yo quede más que estisfecho con los resultados de mi caso
Posted by Tamara | June 2, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent service!
Keith and Hazel were wonderful. They resolved my overtime issue quickly and efficiently. They kept me informed every step of the way. I got everything that I was entitled to.
Posted by GG | December 28, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great attorney they know what are they doing
Keith attorneys and team with hazel , answered all my questions , since the begining everything all the process run very smooth with my case and always the office of keith had comunication with me of every step they were taking with my case , after i visited 2 diferents attorneys for my case a friend of mine recomend me keith stern , and finally i got what i was expecting great staff , they are bilingual , and alwais in comunication with me , i will highly recomend if you have a labor case , believe me they know what are they doing
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Posted by Clarence | December 24, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great people
Great people hard working people, thanks too hazel and Keith hard work was shown and paid off. Will recommend to any and everyone. Great service is provided give them a call!
Posted by scott | December 23, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
super attorney
Lawyer took control of the situation and handled all aspects professionally and the case was handled in a timely manner
Posted by James | December 22, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
JMM
Mr. Stern handled my case very efficiently and timely. He resolved my issues to my satisfaction, demonstrating professionalism, experience and knowladge. I highly recommend his service.
Posted by larry schlegel | December 15, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Hard working attorney
hiring a attorney is extremely Stressfull,trust me,but rest assured the law office of Keith stern as a whole is hands down the choice,they were very Dilligent ,professional and kept me involved in every step of the way,not one time was I left in the dark.They took time out to explain everything to me in a language I understand,unfortunately I Dont understand lawyers phrases and lingo therefore they took the time to break it all down in a way I totally Understood.im very satisfied with the outcome of my case and would strongly recommend Keith stern to anyone who takes winning and/or the best outcome serious
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Posted by Christina | November 30, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Quick, Honest and Helpful
The office both Hazel and Keith were extremely responsive. I knew (and understood) exactly what was going on, what rights I had and how the case was going to be handled. I felt like I could reach out, ask questions and feel comfortable. I am extremely grateful for the assistance.
Posted by David | November 22, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellant
I want to offer a warm, heart felt thank you to you and your staff for the handling of our case. I will not hesitate to highly recommend you to others and reach out to you in the future if need be. All the best, David
Posted by Kevin | November 21, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Review
Keith fulfilled every task we hired him for and was always punctual. He was very transparent throughout the entire process about my settlement and ultimately delivered the settlement from my past employer. Great job Keith!
Posted by Mark | November 20, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Happy
I was quite pleased with the work that was done for me.
Posted by Gustavo | November 18, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Wrongful termination claim and Overtime claim.
I contacted Keith M. Stern firm when I was trying to file a lawsuit to my former employer. Mr. Stern told me what he can do it and what I should do it in order to sue my employer. I agreed with his advise, however, after our conversation I received from my employer a Severance pay offer and I notified about that to Mr. Stern. He advised me to review carefully the offer received and take a decision about it. I decided to take the Severance pay offered from my employer.
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Posted by Jose Alexandre | October 18, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Perfect Lawyer
Quick response , always prompt to answer your questions and very responsible. He really take care of your case!
Posted by A.D. | October 17, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very good lawyer
Keith Stern took my case after another lawyer rejected it. He fought for my rights aggressively and got me a good settlement. I highly recommend Keith Stern.
Posted by Cherie | October 2, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Not your average lawyer.. He is the best!!
My case started with the Big guy Morgan and Morgan but because their so Big it turned out to be a conflict of interest and I was referred to Keith and couldn't of been happier. He took my case which could of been straight forward except my case found its way in front of a not so conventional judge. Keith always communicated and if I didn't understand something he was more than happy to break it down and reassure me the fight was not over regardless of how many times the judge tried to knock it down.. In the end we prevailed and I couldn't be more than happy with the result.. I would recommend him on all levels ...his expertise..his personableness..his professionalism and his determination for the underdog. Definitely not your average lawyer.
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Posted by Brian | August 28, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Stern, Overtime expert
Keith was hired to help me recover overtime wages. He was extremely thorough and fair in the way he handled the case and was successful in wining in my favor.
Posted by anonymous | August 15, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Overtime settlement
I hired Keith Stern because I was owed back overtime from my previous Employer he got me a settlement That was more than I expected and it was Done in a very fast professional Manner and I would highly recommend him to Anyone
Posted by anonymous | August 13, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Received my back overtime
Excellent job fast Work Received my back wages and overtime Would highly recommend
Posted by Jodie | July 27, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
No need to worry!
Keith Stern was great! I was very skeptical about pursuing anything towards a previous employer but I knew I was treated unfairly. When I had my consult with him he made me feel at ease and anything I did not understand he patiently explained to me everything step by step. Even through the whole process he made sure I understood the next step and what reactions I may receive and made sure I wasn't discouraged even though this was a very odd case at times. Surprisingly he answered emails and text messages late at night! I have already referred him to a few people and will continue to tell friends and family of the great experience I had with Keith and his office. And again Thank you Keith!
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 375-450 per hour
  • Contingency 33%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.5 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Founder/Owner
  • Law Office of Keith M. Stern, P.A.
  • 2015 - Present
  • Of Counsel Attorney
  • Shavitz Law Group
  • 2004 - Present
  • Founder/Owner
  • Keith M. Stern, P.A.
  • 2001 - 2004
  • Associate
  • Allen, Noton & Blue, P.A.
  • 2000 - 2001
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Education

  • University of Miami School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2000
  • Arizona State University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1997

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Milbourn v. Aarmada Prot. Sys. 2000, Inc./Polycarpe v. E & S Landscaping Serv., 616 F.3d 1217 (11th. Cir. 2010)
  • Federal appellate Court ruled that the standard to determine whether a local business is an enterprise covered by the FLSA is whether the "goods" or "materials" used or sold by the business were previously produced for or traveled across State lines.
  • Byrd v. BT Foods, Inc., 948 So. 2d 921 (Fla. 4th DCA 2007)
  • Florida appellate court held that employer was not entitled to summary judgment of employee's unlawful termination claim because employee with HIV was "handicapped" under Florida law.
  • Ramos-Gomez v. Educational Development Center, Inc., 164 Fed. Appx. 942 (11th Cir. 2006)
  • Federal Appeals Court ruled in favor of employee's entitlement to be receive the settlement money.
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Associations

  • National Employment Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • Florida Bar
  • N/A
  • South Palm Beach County Bar Association
  • N/A
  • Federal Bar Association; American Bar Association
  • N/A
  • Florida chapter of the National Employment Lawyers Association
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Florida Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013

Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (0)
Endorse Keith
Employment and labor Attorney | Jul 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I've known Keith since 2013 and we've worked together on two successful cases. He's an outstanding lawyer and fights hard for his clients. I highly recommend him."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jun 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Keith is an expert in Employment & Labor law. His vast experience is demonstrated in his zealous and passionate representation of his clients. He is caring and provides personal attention to each client's needs."
Employment and labor Attorney | Apr 10
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Excellent attorney who focuses on employment law matters. I have had cases both against him and as co-counsel and have always been impressed."
Employment and labor Attorney | Apr 06
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked with Keith on numerous wage and hour FLSA cases. Keith is an excellent lawyer who is very knowledgeable about employment law and is an excellent advocate for clients."
Employment and labor Attorney | Apr 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Keith Stern is perhaps the leading source expert on issues pertaining to employment law in South Florida. In addition to his firm grasp of case law and legal trends, he treats clients with limitless professionalism and respect."
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