AV-PREEMINENT Martindale rated civil trial lawyer; Fighting for the Injured and Justice for Workers.
Relentless, aggressive and respected civil litigator focused on serving employees and individuals. I have handled national and regional large scale wage and hour class and collective action cases related to overtime and minimum wage violations, settling numerous for millions of dollars for thousands and thosands of employees. My primary focus is wage and hours, minimum wage and overtime wage violations on a statewide and national scale. I am admitted in Georgia and Florida, and federal courts in other states.
I handle personal injury cases, as well as employment law cases. I spent 14 years representing insurance companies in workers compensation, medical malpractice and personal injuries claims before becoming a plaintiff practicioner. I have continually handled workers' compensation cases since 1996 to the present.
My most recent trial was a victory with co-counsel in Federal District Court for 8 servers of a restaurant related to the restaurant operating an unlawful tip pool, and violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act and Florida Minimum Wage Act. After 5 days, the jury awarded Plaintiffs full damages plus attorney's fees.
I have experience in trials involving auto accidents, personal injuries, employment contracts, wage violations, workers compensation, whistleblower and breach of contact and non-compete agreements.
I am well rounded, experienced, knowledgeable and pride myself on being able to take on the big law firms to obtain justice and a favorable result for my clients.
|FL||Member in Good Standing||1996||09/12/2019|
|GA||Active Member in Good Standing||1995||08/01/2019|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|AV-Preminant Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2016|
|Top Lawyers||Seven Figure Lawyers||2015|
|Managing Shareholder||Feldman Legal Group||2009 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|American Bar Association||Mitchell Feldman||2012 - Present|
|National Employment Lawyers Association||N/A||2010 - Present|
|Hillsborough County Bar Association||Member||2000 - Present|
|United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida||Member||2000 - Present|
|United States District Court For The Central District of Florida||Member||2000 - Present|
|United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida||Member||2000 - Present|
|Federal Bar Association (Atlanta chapter)||Member||1999 - Present|
|Florida Bar||Member||1996 - Present|
|State Bar of Georgia||Member||1995 - Present|
|West Coast Claims Association||Member||2000 - 2008|
|Tampa Chamber of Commerce||Member||2000 - 2008|
|Risk Insurance Management Society||Member||1996 - 2009|
|American Bar Association||Member||1996 - 2004|
|Emory University School of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1995|
|University of South Florida||BS - Bachelor of Science||1988|
|Torres-Roman, et al. v. Burger King Corp, Case No. 1:15-cv-20455-KMM||Class of trainees and coaches settled, pending court approal|
|Gillard, Stramiello, Pate et al v. Fleetmatics USA LLC, case 8:16-cv-00081-JDW-MAP||proposed settlement of $2,102,500.00 pending before court|
|KUBIAK ET AL V. SALT WATER COWBOY, INC. CASE NO. 3:12-CV-1306-J-34JRK||Jury verdict full damages awarded, liquidated damages of $192,000 plus fees and costs.|
|Brown, Gillard et al. v. Discrete Wireless d/b/a Nextraq, Case No: 8:14-CV-01922-T-33EAJ||settled for $750,000|
|Shallin, et al. v. Payless Shoesource Inc., Case No. 3:14-CV-00335-RNC.||Settled for $2,900,000.00|
|Barrends and Thibodeau v. Couche-Tard, and Circle K, Case No: 8:13-cv-01623-MSS-TBM||settled prior to class certification. $250,000.00|
|Lytle, individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated v. Lowe's Case No: 8:12-cv-1848-T-33TBM||Settled for $4,800,000.00|
|Gerondadikis v. BL Restaurant Operations LLC, (BAR LOUIE CLASS), Case No. 8:12-cv-00096-EAK-MAP||settled for $1,000,000.00|
|Mann v. Department of Transportation, State of Florida||Defense Verdict, 3 day jury trial|
|Craig v. RJD Enterprises||Defense Verdict, 5 day jury trial|
|HEIFFER V. IDS TELCOM||Directed Verdict on largest claim of Plaintiff|
|CZPOKEK v. TBC Retail Group Inc., Collective action FLSA: Case no: 8:14-CV-00675-CEH-TBM||Case settled pending court approval.|
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