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Ephraim Roy Hess has practicing law for more than 20 years.  He has successfully represented both individuals and small to medium sized businesses in matters ranging from sexual harassment and age discrimination to the negotiation of severance issues and the enforcement and defense of non-compete agreements. He represents clients throughout the state and works collaboratively with them to analyze their particular facts and circumstances in order to obtain the best possible results.  Some areas of representation include: 

Employment and Labor Law 

·        Discrimination based on sex, sexual orientation, age, race, national origin,

         religion, disability, or pregnancy

·        Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)

·        Drug Testing

·        Sexual Harassment

·        Contract review/negotiations

·        Whistleblowers and Retaliation

·        Long Term Disability

·        EEOC/FCHR Charges

·        Unemployment

·        Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994    



Business Law and Litigation 

·        Non-Compete Agreements

·        Severance Agreements

·        Confidentiality Agreements

·        Defense and claims of breaches of contract

·        Response to Administrative Charges

·        Defense against discrimination charges

·        Employee vs. Independent Contractor Classification Issues


Civil Trials and Appeals  

·        Contract disputes

·        Malicious Prosecution

·        Fraud

·        Breach of Contract

·        Public Records Actions

·        Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices

·        Breach of Fiduciary Duty


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Practice areas


  1. Employment: 55%
    Less than 1 year
  2. Business: 10%
    Less than 1 year
  3. Discrimination: 10%
    Less than 1 year
  4. Wrongful Termination: 10%
    Less than 1 year
  5. Other: 15%
  6. More 


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Stephanie Elizabeth Hosea

    I had the pleasure of working with Ephraim Hess on an employment discrimination matter. I was immediately impressed by Ephraim's knowledge, work ethic, and dedication. Ephraim Hess is an extremely skilled attorney. I strongly recommend Ephraim Hess to anyone in need of high quality legal representation.


    Stephanie Hosea Employment and labor Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • George Nicholas Mantzidis

    I endorse this lawyer.


    George Mantzidis Business Attorney
    Relationship: Friend

Contact info

Hess Law Firm

205 Davie Boulevard
Fort Lauderdale, FL, 33315-1518


FLMember in Good Standing199306/19/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Attorney/DirectorEphraim Roy Hess, P.A.2005 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Florida Chapter of the National Employment Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA)MemberN/A
Broward County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Dade County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Florida Chapter of the National Employment Lawyers AssociationListserve ModeratorN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Baron v. City of Hollywood, 93 F. Supp. 2d 1337 (S.D. Fla. 2000)Judgment for plaintiff
Samson v. Federal Exp. Corp., 746 F.3d 1196 (11th Cir. 2014)N/A
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Miami School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1993
Tulane UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1990
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Goldman Sachs Small Business OwnersEmployee vs. Independent Contractor IssuesN/A