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David John Linesch

Employment and labor Attorney at Palm Harbor, FL

4.7   18 reviews
  • State Years
    Florida - FL 40 years
    Ohio - OH 41 years
  • Licensed for 40 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1983
    Status
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 41 years
    State OH
    Acquired 1982
    Status
    Inactive No misconduct found

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Attorney David J. Linesch has practiced employment law for over 35 years.  He is Board Certified in Labor and Employment Law  and has achieved the highest rating for professional skill and ethics  pursuant to Martindale-Hubbell’s highly regarded peer review system.  Mr. Linesch has extensive trial experience before various federal and state tribunals throughout the United States, and is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court.

 

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David John Linesch
700 Bee Pond Road
Palm Harbor, FL, 34683

Reviews

4.7 / 5.0
  18 customer reviews
Posted by Levon | March 6, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thank you!
I would like to thank my attorney and his staff for all their hard work for their great communication and for the great outcome that I received I would definitely recommend them to any and everyone who's having a concern thanks guys for all your hard work Mr stanley
Posted by Carol | July 26, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
i don't know what this means
Mr. Linesch helped me obtain a settlement from my former employer on the grounds of wrongful dismissal.
Posted by anonymous | July 21, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very Respectful
I had a situation at work that was clear discrimination, but my H.R department tried to make me feel like I was over reacting. After speaking with Mr. Linesch, he assured me that I was facing discrimination and validated my emotions behind it. Before we moved forward he laid out the worst case scenario and made sure I could live with it if that was to happen. I was treated with the utmost respect and I understand my rights as an employee now also.
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Posted by Tony | July 19, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great Firm!
I met with Mr. Linesch for a consultation meeting and he sat with me for over an hour answering all of my questions and making sure I fully understood my options. He was very friendly and attentive, I truly felt that he cared about my situation. His staff was so kind and helpful from the first time I called in. If I ever need an employment lawyer again, the Linesch Firm will be the first person I call.
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Posted by Jennifer | July 17, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Consultation
Mr. Linesch took the time to review my case and provided a thorough explanation of the options available to me. He was knowledgeable in the subject matter. He was very personable and provided excellent advice. I would highly recommend him.
Posted by Lorenzo | July 17, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very helpful
David explained everything to me and showed the ways in which I could proceed
Posted by anonymous | July 13, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great Consultation
I met with Mr. Linesch for guidance on my current employment matter. Mr. Linesch was able to explain to me all of my legal options. He spent well over an hour and a half talking to me and making sure all of my questions were answered. It was great to be able to to arrive at a nice office full of friendly staff.
Posted by Johanna Aponte | August 30, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding Lawyer and Human Being
Mr. Linesch was & will always be a Blessing in my our lives. I was illegally let go from my job due to my illnesses and they unjustifiably violated my rights. Mr. Linesch was empathetic, so professional and understanding. I felt so comfortable speaking with him and telling him my story without fear of judgments. He went above and beyond for me and made sure that I was compensated at the end for everything I went through. His staff are also deserving of praise as Jada, Julie & Sara were always professional, knew exactly who I was when I called, always kept me informed via email and a personal phone call and just always willing to be of assistance. Mr. Linesch and his team are definitely a 5 star establishment and I will always recommend them whenever I can. I wish them nothing but the best now and always. Thank you. Johanna Aponte
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Posted by anonymous | August 28, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Simply the best!
When I was wrongfully terminated, I was devastated. From the moment I met Mr. Linesch to the end of my case, I was treated with the utmost respect and professionalism. Not only did Mr. Linesch help me regain my financial losses, he helped me restore my dignity as well. I will be forever grateful for his help!
Posted by Sue | August 28, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Mr. Linesch Law Firm
Mr. Linesch and his staff are the most experienced, caring, and professional individuals to work with. I would recommend his firm to anyone. They will always be very special to us.
Posted by anonymous | August 26, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
An attorney and staff who know how to get results!
Mr. Linesch and his team were extremely professional. They explained every step of the way thoroughly and made sure that I was comfortable throughout the process. I felt that he and his team were 100% committed to helping me and focused on the best possible outcome. Going into this experience I was very hesitant due to a number of factors but because they were always available to speak with me at anytime of the day I was relaxed with the process. I truly can't imagine how my case or experience would have been with anyone else representing me. This truly was a great experience due to Mr. Linesch and his team.
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Posted by Debra | August 23, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent attorney for Whistleblower and HR issues
Mr. Linesch is very knowledgeable and has extensive experience in dealing with whistleblower cases and other HR issues. My whistleblower case took a few years. He gave me excellent direction, kept me informed every step of the way, was very encouraging and never gave up. He worked very hard on my case. His level of knowledge and experience in handling whistleblower cases was definitely a factor in the positive outcome in my case. Both he and his staff are top-notch professionals. I would highly recommend Mr. Linesch.
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Posted by Michael | August 23, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Honest, ethical, experienced ands cares.
I only have positive comments. David saved me from making serious mistakes with an employer that was clearly vindictive, greedy and unethical. His experience and knowledge of the law protected me from an organization that I could not fight alone. David's work and result sent a message that they could not ignore. If you believe you are being treated unfairly by your employer, asked to look the other way, do something illegal or unethical I highly recommend consulting David. He will give you a fair and honest assessment of your situation. In my case I was able to sever ties on my terms, receive a substantial settlement and I was able to move on, pleased and content with the outcome.
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Posted by anonymous | August 22, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Provides Exceptional Professional Legal Services
David LInesch and his staff provide unparalleled legal services. I found David to be unfailingly courteous, extremely knowledgeable, persistent, thorough, and caring. I am so grateful to receive such guidance and assistance, and if asked would highly recommend him.
Posted by Chris | August 21, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent representation and first class follow-up!
David and his team were fantastic. They were very clear and honest in their guidance and always had my best interest in mind. David even provided great advice on some personal situations that were unrelated to my legal case - this was unsolicited and very much appreciated. Very professional, high integrity.
Posted by Joseph | November 6, 2010
Apreciative Client
Linesch' professional advise resulted in a favorable resolution of a problem with my former employer. He obtained an agreement that allowed my continued employment until retirement age. I have enjoyed a comfortable retirement for 10 years that would not have been possible witout Linesch' intervention.
Posted by Juanita | October 5, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Let Mr Linesch be your voice. He did it for me and I felt validated, as an employee and a human we have rights.
I thought I had no chance at standing up for my rights as an employee, Mr. Linesch was my voice. He stood up for me and was very patient along the way. I thought that just because I needed my job, no matter how I was classified that i did not have a say in the end. I was wrong I did have rights and Mr. Linesch made sure that my rights were not violated . Thank you and your staff for all that you did to help me.
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Posted by anonymous | July 11, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Not particularly good...
I recently conducted business with him. Company was doing layoffs. After an intial $185 consultation, He had mentioned that there wasn't he could do, however, he did say he'd help me compose a letter to negotiate for more severance. When it came time for me to begin this negotiation, he had a change and said he couldn't do it. He's kind of hard to get a hold up (personally), his receptionist does most of his phone correspondence. He referred me to a couple other attorneys to help me with the letter, but I didn't use them. I'm not going to give Linesch a referral bonus from another attorney he referred me to do what he said he would do. I composed the letter myself. I didn't get additional severance, but I didn't jeopardize my severance either.
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Response from David Linesch July 12, 2017
It appears that this reviewer is upset because I advised the reviewer that I did not believe the reviewer would be successful in convincing the employer to increase the severance initially offered. I explained to the reviewer that I did not see anything that would legally support the reviewer’s request for additional severance. To a large extent the value of procuring experienced labor counsel to review a reduction in force termination, where severance is offered, is to ascertain whether or not there is an opportunity to negotiate greater severance or other terms of separation. We agreed that we would nevertheless, revisit the issue as the reviewer had not yet left the employment at the time of our consultation meeting. About a month after our Initial consultation, the reviewer once again contacted me and inquired about us preparing a memo to the employer asking for an increase in the severance being offered. I had my Legal Assistant schedule an additional call with the reviewer in order to discuss the propriety of requesting additional severance. We again discussed the reviewers situation; I explained that I did not believe the employer would increase the severance initially offered based upon the lack of any unique legal claims of the reviewer, the fact that the reduction in force included a substantial number of employees, and that the severance offered was calculated pursuant to a mathematical formula tied to length of service. I did not charge any additional fee to the reviewer for the telephone conference. As the reviewer relates, my advice proved to be correct, as the employer refused to pay any additional severance in response to the reviewer’s request. With regard to referring the reviewer to other attorneys, this is common in our practice, as we believe it's important that if a potential client disagrees with our assessment of the case, that they are able to procure a different opinion from another attorney. Contrary to the suggestion of the reviewer, we do not receive referral fees from the attorneys to whom we refer these matters.
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Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • The Linesch Firm
  • 1993 - Present
  • Professor
  • Stetson Unversity College Of Law
  • 2001 - 2005

Education

  • Ohio State University Moritz College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1982

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Stahl, et al. v. MasTec, Inc.

Associations

  • National Employment Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Bar Association
  • N/A
  • Florida Bar, Labor and Employment Law Section
  • Former Chairman
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2012
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2011
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2010
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2009
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2008
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2007
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2006
  • Board Certified - Labor & Employment Law
  • Florida Bar
  • 2001
  • Award of Appreciation for Pro Bono Representation
  • Clearwater Housing Authority
  • N/A
  • Award of Appreciation for Pro Bono Representation
  • St. Petersburg Housing Authority
  • N/A
  • Hall of Fame Chairman's Award
  • Pinellas County Urban League
  • N/A
  • Best Law Firms
  • U.S. News & World Report
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Publications

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  • The Florida Employment Law Desk Book
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Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (1)
Endorse David
Employment and labor Attorney | Aug 27
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. David is an exceptional lawyer and litigator."
Employment and labor Attorney | Aug 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I highly endorse this lawyer. David is among the finest counsel I know in his practice areas. He understands the client's circumstances and works very effectively to protect and advocate for the client. I have known David for almost 25 years; he is as reliable and effective an attorney and cocounsel as I have ever known."
Employment and labor Attorney | Aug 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I am a lawyer in the same community as David Linesch. Every person I have referred to him has indicated that they have received excellent service. Mr. Linesch lets the client know what is going on and, more importantly, what to expect in the future. Mr. Linesch is a board certified labor and employment attorney and has an excellent support staff. I have no reservations in referring clients to his office for representation."
Employment and labor Attorney | Mar 06
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mr. Linesch is among the most-respected labor and employment attorneys in the State of Florida. I have referred clients to him in the past, and everyone I referred was very satisfied with the advice and services he provided. He has represented clients of mine on related matters also, and I have observed his talents. I would recommend him to anyone looking for a labor and employment attorney."
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