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Donna Ballman has been practicing law since 1986. She handles representation of employees and former employees on employment law issues. She is also a writer. Her book "The Writer's Guide to the Courtroom" will be released by Behler Publications as part of their award-winning "Get it Write" series.


Practice areas


  1. Employment: 100%


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  • Joseph E Maloney

    I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Ballman's writings on employment law are always first rate. I am an employment lawyer myself, and I learn something every time I read something she has written.


    Joseph Maloney Employment and labor Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Richard Errol Johnson

    Donna is among the leading employee-side labor & employment law practitioners not just in Florida and the southeast, but nationally. Her knowledge in the field is encyclopedic. But it is not just theoretical or academic. Donna knows how to make the law work for her clients. she has been a mentor for younger lawyers, an inspiration for her peers and a lifesaver for her clients.


    Richard Johnson Employment and labor Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Donna M. Ballman, P.A.

5001 South University Drive
Suite G
Fort Lauderdale, FL, 33328-3844


FLMember in Good Standing198606/17/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top South Florida LawyersSouth Florida Legal Guide2009
Leading 500 Plaintiff's AttorneysLawdragon2007
Leading Florida AttorneyAmerican Research Corporation2000
Woman of DistinctionGrand Jury Association of Florida1995
Community Service AwardPeople United to Lead the Struggle for Equality1995
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell1990
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PresidentDonna M. Ballman, P.A.1990 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Arbitration AssociationEmployment Panel and Commercial Panel Arbitrator and Mediator1993 - Present
Dade County Bar AssociationChair, Subcommittee on Host Services1994 - 1995
The Florida BarJudicial Evaluation Committee1993 - 1996
Florida Association for Women Lawyers (Dade Chapter)Board Member1992 - 1995
Grand Jury Association of FloridaBoard Member1992 - 2008
Publication nameTitleDate
Hartford CourantKnow Your Rights If You're Offered Severance2009
Wall Street JournalWhere'd My Job Go?2008
South Florida Business Leader2008 Impact Law Leaders - Donna M. Ballman, P.A.: Standing up for wronged employees2008
The Miami HeraldSuit says service cost vet his job2008
Daily Business ReviewCourts brace for suits as layoffs rise2008
Daily Business ReviewLabor Law is a Double-edged Axe2008
Daily Business ReviewCongress considers bill to give ADA legs again2008
Wall Street JournalCrossing the line2008
Hernando TodaySheriff's Tobacco-free Policy Still Enforced2008
HR MagazineOlder Workers: Running the Course2008
Law Office AdministratorLayoff legal safety: pay a severance, negotiate, and beware references2008
Daily Business ReviewFamily issues limiting employees in workplace2008
Sun-SentinelA Tender Gets Her Bridge Back2007
Miami HeraldBring Kids Get Fired2007
Barrister MagazineAre You Ready To Go Solo?1991
Miami Daily Business ReviewNew Guidelines on Hiring Under Disability ActN/A
Broward ReviewDon't Fear Lawsuits, But Prepare for the WorstN/A
Florida Bar JournalPolitical Campaign Contributions, Foreign Nationals in Florida ElectionsN/A
FindlawWhat To Do If Your Employer or Former Employer is Saying Something False About YouN/A
FindlawNon-Compete Agreements: Top 5 Ways to Get Out of YoursN/A
FindlawYou've Been Fired - What Can You Do About it Under Florida Law?N/A
FindlawFlorida Employment Law - A Clarification of the IssuesN/A
University of Miami Law ReviewAFSCME v. Washington casenote (co-author)N/A
Full Disclosure: Do You Really Want to Be a Lawyer, ABA Young LawyersFlying SoloN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Miami School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1986
Wellesley CollegeN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1981
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Continuing Accounting Education (CPE)Employment Agreements2008
New Florida employment laws and casesNew Florida employment laws and cases2007
Labor and Employment Law RoundtableSeverance and Non-Compete Agreements2007
Employment Law UpdateNegotiating Non-Compete Agreements and Severance Agreements2007
Employment Law UpdateEmployment Law Update2004
Family and Medical LeaveFamily and Medical Leave2003
Continuing Accounting Education (CPE)Employment Law Overview2003
Sexual Harassment and Workplace ViolenceSexual Harassment and Workplace Violence2002
Family and Medical Leave Act in FloridaFamily and Medical Leave Act in Florida1999
Executive Session, Sunshine Law/Public Records LawExecutive Session, Sunshine Law/Public Records Law1998
Florida Bar Annual ConferenceVogue Topics in Employment Law1997