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Annette Newman

Employment and labor Attorney at Stuart, FL

5.0   5 reviews

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Learn Annette’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Employment and labor
    50%
    Discrimination based on race, color, national origin, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, disability and/or familial status; equal pay claims, sexual harassment claims, wage disputes, retaliation, whistleblower claims, FMLA retaliation, etc. I also handle housing discrimination and public accommodations discrimination claims.

    12 years

  2. Administrative law
    20%
    Our firm represents both private & public employees in EEOC/FCHR complaints. We assist clients with Housing & Public Accommodations claims; We represent private & federal/state employees who received proposed suspensions, demotions, or removals.

    12 years

  3. Civil rights
    10%
    The firm represents clients for civil rights violations, including excessive force claims against law enforcement officers, negligence by corrections officers resulting in injuries to prisoners, false arrest, and restoration of civil rights.

    12 years

  4. Family
    10%
    Divorce, Child Support, Child Custody, Alimony, Post-Judgment Modification

    12 years

  5. Mediation
    10%
    U.S. Supreme Court Certified Civil Mediator.

    4 years

Attorney Newman is a solo practitioner, practicing primarily in the areas of employment/labor law; and civil rights law.  The Law Office of Annette Newman, LLC is a full-service law practice, serving both employers and employees throughout the State of Florida.  In addition to employment and civil rights law services, the firm offers mediation services.  

Attorney Newman's experience includes successfully handling all aspects of litigation, including trials, and Pretrial litigation.  In addition to her solo practice, Attorney Newman is also a contract attorney and she has successfully litigated literally thousands of matters as local counsel for various law firms throughout the State of Florida, including negotiating thousands of out-of-court settlements during mediations.  She was recognized by the Black Lawyers Association - Top 100 as a Top 100 Attorney in 2016 and 2017; by Super Lawyers as a Rising Star in 2017, 2018 and 2019; by Florida Legal Trend Magazine as one of Florida's Legal Elite in 2018 and received recognition as one of America's Top 100 High Stakes Litigators in 2019.

Attorney Newman is passionate about civil rights and employment law, and she worked most of her life in various employment law related positions, in both private and public organizations.  She is also a Certified Federal EEO Investigator and Certified Florida Supreme Court Circuit Civil Mediator.

Attorney Newman grew up in Buffalo, New York, during the heat of the civil rights movement in the 1960's, where she not only witnessed discrimination and civil rights violations as a child, but also experienced it first hand, including housing discrimination, police brutality and employment discrimination. 

In addition to her law practice and mediation services, Attorney Newman is a certified federal sector EEO Investigator.  She has investigated federal employee discrimination complaints in both Union and Non-Union employment settings for various federal agencies nationwide and she has also represented federal employees in discrimination complaints against federal agencies.  Prior to her legal career, Attorney Newman was a regional Human Resource Generalist for a private corporation for over eight years, where she was primarily responsible for employee relations for over 3,000 employees.  During this time, Attorney Newman investigated numerous discrimination claims, prepared and presented employment law training classes, prepared position statements in response to EEOC inquiries, and regularly communicated with agencies connected with employment law regulations, i.e., EEOC, Department of Labor, OSHA and Florida Commission on Human Relations. 

Attorney Newman is highly qualified to practice employment law, having graduated with six college degrees, including a law degree (JD) from Stetson University College of Law and a Masters in Business Administration Degree (MBA), specializing in Human Resource Management, from Wayland Baptist University.  Attorney Newman has over 30 years of hands-on work experience, including eight years as a Human Resource Generalist; eight years as a District Manager for an international retail convenience store chain; five years as an EEO Representative in the Army; and eight years in civil service, including Administrative Assistant for the Veterans Administration, Administrative Specialist for the U.S. Marshal's Service and Deputy Clerk for the U.S. Bankruptcy Court. 

Attorney Newman is also a veteran, honorably discharged from the U.S. Army in 1994 after eight years of active duty service, including service as a Non-Commissioned Officer.  She was awarded three Army Commendation Medals and three Army Achievement Medals during her service in the military.

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Licensed for 12 years
State FL
Status Member in Good Standing
Acquired 2010
Updated 11/23/2022

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

Contact Annette

Law Office of Annette Newman, LLC
789 SW Federal Highway
Suite 201
Stuart, FL, 34994
Law Office of Annette Newman, LLC
Statewide
Fort Lauderdale, FL, 33301
Law Office Of Annette Newman
Statewide Services
West Palm Beach, FL
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Posted by Dontrell | February 27, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional and Experienced
Attorney Annette Newman was great to work with. She followed through with promises and followed up with correspondence. She represented me in an EEOC discrimination case against a former employer and having her knowledge and calming presence on my team was invaluable. Attorney Newman was able to answer all of my questions, providing me with accurate information and strategic intelligence every step of the way. I was very confident about my EEOC mediation as it unfolded almost exactly as Attorney Newman indicated it would. I can go on and on about my experience but I think that the title sums it up. Attorney Newman is not only a Professional to the highest order but she is a very experienced Employment Attorney and I would highly recommend using her services.
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Response from Annette Newman March 3, 2017
Thank you Dontrell. I appreciate your kind words and your business. It was my pleasure assisting you with your legal claim.
Posted by anonymous | February 24, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent service
It was recommended to hire her. Upon me hiring her, my new life began the day. My life is so good and I have a brand new life now, because of this super, caring, great person. She is a people person. She is not in this field only for money..she cares and does all that she can to help. She is very knowledgeable and if she doesn't know it she will find it. I am so grateful to her and the person that sent me to her. She's the best.
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Response from Annette Newman February 27, 2017
Thank you for your kind words. It was a pleasure working with you and I wish you much success in your future!
Posted by Davina | September 21, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Exceptional Attorney
I hired Attorney Newman to represent me in an Employment Discrimination case that involved my former employer. I must say I was extremely impressed with her knowledge, pro-active initiatives, aggression in attaining the information needed in order to advance my case, and ability to make my former employer liable for their wrongful termination in the eyes of the court.
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Response from Annette Newman September 22, 2016
Thank you Davina.
Posted by Donna | January 13, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
AWESOME ATTORNEY
I hired Ms.Newman to assist me with an EEOC complaint against my employer. Ms. Newman was prompt, effecient and offered a reasonable flat fee for her service. Ms. Newman went the extra mile and continued to assist me throughout the entire EEOC process which resulted into an extended period of time of one year more than our anticipated agreement. Ms. Newman's representation resulted in a positive outcome for me. My employment was reinstated and our initial contract agreement was satisfied. Ms. Newman has high integrity and is a woman of her word. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND her for any LEGAL ASSISTANCE.
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Response from Annette Newman January 29, 2016
Thank you Donna!
Posted by Toni Esser | May 14, 2012
Annette Newman for your Unemployment Compensation Attorney
Annette Newman is an educated attorney and very knowledgable. I found that her experience from working in the workforce for many years was why I chose Annette Newman to represent me with the unemployment appeal that I needed representation with. From working as a District Director and years of Management she knew the employment laws so she had all that knowledge and went a step further to better her career as a Lawyer. In my opinion Annette Newman is a very Professional Attorney. I hope I won't need an attorney again but if I do her loyalty will bring me back to her.
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Response from Annette Newman January 29, 2016
Thank you Toni!

Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 350-350 per hour
  • Contingency 20%-40%
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Senior Legal Editor - Independent Contractor
  • Thompson Reuters
  • 2019 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Law Office of Annette Newman, LLC
  • 2010 - Present
  • Independent Contractor EEO Investigator
  • Self-Employed as a Certified Federal EEO Investigator for various Federal Agencies throughout the U.S.
  • 2009 - Present
  • Senior Legal Editor
  • Taj Technologies
  • 2018 - 2018
  • Human Resource Generalist
  • 7 Eleven, Inc.
  • 2003 - 2009
  • District Manager/Field Consultant
  • 7 Eleven, Inc.
  • 1994 - 2003
  • Sergeant/Non-Commissioned Officer
  • U S Army
  • 1987 - 1994
  • Deputy Clerk/Pay Grade JS 9
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, N.D. Illinois
  • 1983 - 1986
  • Administrative Deputy Clerk/Pay Grade JS 6
  • U.S. Marshal's Service
  • 1980 - 1983
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Veteran's Administration Regional Office
  • 1978 - 1980
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Education

  • Stetson University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2009
  • Wayland Baptist University
  • MBA - Master of Business Administration
  • 2001
  • Wayland Baptist University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1999
  • Central Texas College
  • AAS- Associates in Applied Science
  • 1994
  • Monterey Peninsula College
  • AS - Associates in Science
  • 1993
  • Monterey Peninsula College
  • AS - Associates in Science
  • 1993
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Legal Cases

  • Donna Dugo vs. The Home Depot. Case Number: 0:17-cv-62119-RNS
  • Settlement
  • Chapman v. Florida Department of Corrections et al. Case Number: 1:14-cv-24140
  • Settlement
  • Disability Discrimination Title VII EEOC Charge
  • EEOC issued a "Cause" finding, determining that Attorney Newman's client was subjected to unlawful discrimination and retaliation because of her disability.
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Associations

  • American Civil Liberties Union
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • National Employment Lawyers Association (Florida chapter)
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • American Bar Foundation
  • Nominee
  • 2016 - Present
  • National Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • National Employment Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Florida Bar, Labor and Employment Law Section
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Fellows of the American Bar Foundation
  • Invitee
  • 2017 - 2017
  • National Black Lawyers Top 100
  • Member
  • 2016 - 2017
  • National Association of Professional Women
  • 2011 - 2016
  • National Black MBA Association
  • 2011 - 2013
  • Society for Human Resource Management
  • 2009 - 2010
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Top Lawyers 2021
  • Palm Beach Media Group
  • 2021
  • Florida Legal Elite
  • Florida Trend Magazine
  • 2021
  • America's Top 100 High Stakes Litigators
  • America's Top 100 Attorneys
  • 2019
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Florida Legal Elite
  • Florida Trend Magazine
  • 2018
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Top Attorneys
  • American Registry
  • 2018
  • Outstanding Young Lawyers in Florida
  • American Registry
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2017
  • Top 100 Attorney
  • National Black Lawyers Top 100
  • 2017
  • Nominee - Legal Luminaries
  • Dade County Bar Association
  • 2016
  • National Black Lawyers Top 100
  • National Black Lawyers
  • 2016
  • William F. Blews Pro Bono Service Award
  • Stetson University College of Law
  • 2009
  • Academic Merit Recognition
  • National Dean's List
  • 2001
  • Academic Merit Recognition
  • Who's Who in American Colleges and Universities
  • 2001
  • Army Commendation Medal
  • U.S. Army
  • 1994
  • Army Achievement Medal
  • U.S. Army
  • 1993
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Publications

  • Thomson Reuters
  • Practical Law (Independent Contractor/Senior Legal Editor (Contributor)
  • 2018
  • Blog
  • At Will Employment
  • 2017
  • Progressive Business Publications
  • Employment Law Reports: If I Knew Then What I Know Now
  • 2012
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Speaking Engagements

  • LawyersMatter Community Town Hall
  • Community Policing
  • 2016
  • Career Day
  • Legal Careers
  • 2015
  • Career Day
  • The Life of A Solo Practitioner
  • 2012
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Attorney endorsements

Received (48)
Given (77)
Family Attorney | Oct 03
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"It was a pleasure working with Ms. Newman. She is a knowledgable and experienced attorney."
Mediation Attorney | Jul 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Employment and labor Attorney | Apr 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Employment and labor Attorney | Apr 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Employment and labor Attorney | Feb 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Annette Newman is well-versed in the employment and labor laws, and she has a wealth of experience to support the needs of her clients. She personally counseled me on a personal employment matter, and through that interaction I developed a true appreciation for Annette and her compassion for her clients. Annette loves what she does and it shows! I definitely endorse this lawyer!"
Employment and labor Attorney | Feb 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Newman is truly a phenomenal attorney. Her knowledge, skills set, expertise is second to none. Any client would be in exceptional hands when retaining her services. She truly is the epitome of a dedicated, competent, above reproach attorney."
Employment and labor Attorney | Feb 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have no reservations in endorsing Attorney Newman . Ms. Newman is very professional and knowledgeable. I highly recommend her."
Civil rights Attorney | Feb 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. She is professional and knowledgeable."
General practice Attorney | Nov 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Employment and labor Attorney | Sep 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
General practice Attorney | Aug 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Broad knowledge and experience. I endorse this lawyer."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jul 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Newman is an efficient and experienced professional. I endorse this lawyer."
Civil rights Attorney | Apr 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Annette's passion and commitment to her clients is second to none. She gives 110% on every case and is truly a zealous advocate for those whose rights have been violated. Annette is also always willing to assist her fellow attorneys, and is highly respected by her fellow bar members."
Employment and labor Attorney | Apr 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"And experience and professional attorney. I endorse this lawyer."
General practice Attorney | Apr 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
General practice Attorney | Mar 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Annette is a professional, knowledgeable and trustworthy lawyer. It is an honor to endorse her."
General practice Attorney | Mar 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Very professional."
General practice Attorney | Feb 03
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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