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  1. Employment: 90%
    41 years
  2. Social Security: 10%
    13 years



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    I endorse Peter Helwig. I have known Peter for many years, including as a co-counsel representing employees in employment law litigation and fellow member of the national and Florida chapters of NELA. In addition to having expert knowledge of and extensive experience in employment law, Peter is a passionate and highly effective advocate for the rights of employees. He is highly respected in the community of lawyers representing employees, who regard him as a mentor and role model. Peter is always willing to help fellow employee advocates who seek advice or assistance, and generously volunteers much of his time to Florida NELA, including speaking at seminars. He is consistently courteous and compassionate in his dealings with others, including clients, attorneys, and staff.


    Kathryn Piscitelli Employment and labor Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Stephen Russell Senn

    I have defended cases brought by Peter Helwig in the past, and have always found him to be eminently professional in all of his dealings and a highly competent and effective advocate for his clients. I have also referred individuals to Peter for employment disputes without reservation. He is one of the top attorneys in the state who focus their work on representation of individuals in employment disputes.


    Stephen Senn Business Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact info

Harris and Helwig, PA

6700 S Florida Ave Ste 31
Lakeland, FL, 33813-3312

6700 S. Florida Ave.
Suite 31
Lakeland, FL, 33813



FLMember in Good Standing198606/19/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Florida SuperLawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2007
Board Certified Labor and Employment LawyerFlorida Bar2002
Outstanding Attorney AwardFlorida Legal Services Lawyers1999
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Executive DirectorFlorida Rural Legal Services1985 - 1999
Association namePosition nameDuration
Tenth Circuit Pro Bono CommitteeMember2006 - Present
National Employment Lawyers AssociationMember2000 - Present
Labor & Employment Section, Florida BarMember2000 - Present
Public Interest Section, Florida BarCivil Rights Committee Chair2001 - 2004
Publication nameTitleDate
Public Interest Law Section ReporterThe Law of Protests and Demonstrations: Are “Free Speech Zones” Constitutional?2003
Yale Law & Policy ReviewThe Legal Services Restrictions -- Florida1998
Clearinghouse Review Journal of Poverty Law and PolicyToward a Vision of Litigation Directing1987
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Connecticut School of LawLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Spring SeminarRecovering Attorney's Fees in Federal Court2008
Labor & Employment Certification Review CourseEmployment Discrimination Law2008
Fall SeminarRetaliation Update2007