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Mark Jay Berkowitz

Employment and labor Attorney at Fort Lauderdale, FL

5.0   5 reviews

Licensed for 40 years

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For over twenty five years, Attorney Mark J. Berkowitz has successfully assisted clients throughout South Florida with labor and employment law matters. He previously practiced with a labor and employment firm in Philadelphia; and since 1995, he has operated his own practice, based in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, however, he handles matters throughout Florida; however, he has handled complex matters out of state with the assistance of local counsel. He has resolved issues ranging from age discrimination and sexual harassment, to wage and hour claims and issues involving prohibited retaliation and mass layoffs. Mr. Berkowitz applies his experience and knowledge to each matter which he handles, in a specific and personal way for each client.

 

Mark Berkowitz focuses his practice on employee representation and employment discrimination matters before both state and federal courts; as well as government administrative agencies, such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Florida Commission on Human Relations. These litigation matters involve cases related to claims of discrimination based on race, national origin, religion and gender, including, pregnancy and sexual harassment, as well as claims based on age, disability, medical leave; under the Family Medical Leave Act, retaliation and whistle-blower claims. He also handles claims involving issues of unfair competition, breach of the duty of fair representation, unpaid wages and non-compete and trade secret claims; and additionally, he engages clients in the negotiation of employment contracts and severance agreements.

 

Mark Berkowitz has represented numerous federal employees before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Merit System Protection Board; and he has also represented state employees before the Florida Commission on Human Relations, the Florida Division of Administrative Hearings and the Florida Public Employees Relations Commission. He has also represented employees of various federal agencies, including the Transportation Security Administration, the Department of Transportation, the Department of Justice and the Department of Homeland Security, including U.S. Customs and Border Protection, in both Florida and throughout the United States. Most recently, Mr. Berkowitz has served as lead counsel for Transportation Security Employees, who are represented by American Federation of Labor (“AFGE”) Local 558, throughout South Florida. In addition, Mr. Berkowitz has assisted state and local employees, including members of the United Corrections Officers Federation of Miami-Dade County, in arbitrations before hearing officers; local civil service boards and the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service.

 

Mark Berkowitz is admitted to practice before all state courts in Florida. Additionally, he is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida and the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida. He has also been featured as a speaker at various labor and employment law conferences and seminars; and he is a published author, in the Florida Bar Journal. Mr. Berkowitz has served on the Executive Board of the Florida Chapter of the National Employment Lawyers Association; as well as on the Cabinet of the Business and Professionals Division of the South Palm Beach Jewish Federation.

Licensed for 40 years
State FL
Status Member in Good Standing
Acquired 1983
Updated 11/23/2022
State PA
Status Retired
Acquired 1981
Updated 10/01/2022

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

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Mark J. Berkowitz, P.A.

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Posted by Bunmi | March 6, 2018
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Mark Jay Berkowitz
I was looking for an attorney to protect my rights against discrimination and retaliation in the work place. After many phone calls and phone interviews with to several attorneys, all efforts seemed like a dead end. Through my friend and mentor, God led me to Attorney Mark J Berkowitz. I have never felt so secure having Attorney Mark as my attorney to represent through what might be a lengthy process. As an Electrical Engineer, with an MBA, I appreciate and benefitted from his laser focus on what is relevant information to the filing. He drafted all relevant complaints, filings of discrimination in an expeditious manner. We are not near the end of the process, I feel very secure in his competency, patience, and his accessibility and returning phone calls same day. He met with me on a holiday when the courts were closed. That is how dedicated Attorney Mark Berkowitz is. I highly recommend attorney Mark J. Berkowitz. I want him to represent my case as we navigate the process.
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Posted by Oscar | January 15, 2021
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Has a great reputation.
A great help to those clients that really need help with difficult cases, very considerate and fair attorney with great experience.
Posted by anonymous | March 9, 2018
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I had the privilege to have Mark represent me during an employment discrimination case. Mark is very knowledgeable of the law and procedures. I would highly recommend (and I do very often) Mark legal services.
Posted by anonymous | August 21, 2017
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Dependable and Professional
After I resigned from the company I was employed for and opened my own business my former employer unjustly accused me of breaking a non-solicitation agreement. Mark was able to negotiate a settlement that allowed me to keep my new business open and gave me the proper guidance to steer clear of future problems. I believe Mark is very well versed in employment law and I would reccomend that anyone having work related issues, to sit down and have a consultation with him.
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Posted by anonymous | January 16, 2010
High Ethical Standards
I have used the services of Mr. Berkowitz on two occasions and I find his attention to detail and knowledge of employment law to exceptional. I would not hesitate to strongly recommend him to prospective clients.

Cost

Rates
  • Contingency 33%-40%

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Associate
  • Markowitz & Richman,P.A.
  • 1992 - 1995
  • Assistant Attorney General
  • Attorney General Of Florida
  • 1985 - 1987

Education

  • University of Pennsylvania Law School
  • LL.M - Master of Laws
  • 1982
  • Saint Louis University School of Law
  • law
  • 1981

Associations

  • National Employment Lawyers Association
  • Board Member, Florida Chapter
  • 2010 - 2011

Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2021
  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Service Award for Vice President
  • B'nai Brith Justice Unit
  • 1997

Publications

  • Florida Bar Journal
  • Dealing With Sexual Harassment Complaints, What to do and What Not to do
  • 1996

Attorney endorsements

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Given (1)
Employment and labor Attorney | Nov 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have known and worked with Mark for over 15 years. He is an excellent employment and labor law attorney. That is why I'll keep referring people to his office for those types of legal issues. I highly recommend him."
Employment and labor Attorney | Oct 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Employment and labor Attorney | Aug 08
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Employment and labor

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Fort Lauderdale Employment and labor Lawyer Mark Jay Berkowitz
Mark Jay Berkowitz
Employment and labor Attorney
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Licensed for 40 years