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Past President, Florida National Employment Lawyers Association.  Frequent author and speaker to the profession.  One of only six attorneys ranked as a "Super Lawyer" by his peers in each and every poll conducted by the Journal of Law and Politics since 2005.  Active in the national leadership of the Anti-Defamation League. Leader of two relief missions as Executive Director of Global Impact Volunteer Expeditions (GIVE) an organization dedicated to helping the world's worst offkids living in the world's most forgotten places.


Interests in family (4 kids); travel (58 countries and counting); collecting oddities and curiosities, reading and painting. You can see my portfolio at


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Practice areas


  1. Employment: 35%
    34 years, 200 cases
  2. Wrongful Termination: 20%
    34 years, 100 cases
  3. Sexual Harassment: 15%
    34 years, 50 cases
  4. Discrimination: 15%
    34 years, 100 cases
  5. Other: 15%
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Attorney endorsements

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  • Scott M. Behren

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Scott Behren Employment and labor Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Maurice Arcadier

    I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Shooster is a proven trial attorney and an asset to Plaintiffs in employment law cases. Mr. Shooster is a seasoned trial attorney with an eye for cross-examining witnesses, specially expert witnesses. I highly endorse and recommend Mr. Shooster.


    Maurice Arcadier Employment and labor Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community


FLMember in Good Standing198206/21/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Keeper of the DreamOscar Thomas Foundation2009
"Super Lawyer"Journal of Law and Politics2008
"Super Lawyer"Journal of Law and Politics2007
"Super Lawyer"Journal of Law and Politcs2006
AV RatingMartindale_Hubbell2002
Certified Senior Human Resources Professional (SPHR)Human Resources Certification Institute1997
Who's Who in American LawWho's Who1992
Cover Photo/profileMoney Magazine1992
Guest editorial writer oppposing damage capsSunday Miami Herald1988
Devoted Service AwardAcademy of Florida Trial Lawyers1988
State and Local Government LawAmerican Bar Association1982
PresidentUM Environmental Law Society1982
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Co CEO and chief legal counselGlobal Response1996 - Present
Managing attorneyShooster Kahn and Kleinman1982 - Present
Legislative aideUS Senate1974 - 1977
Research aideLibrary of Congress1974 - 1975
Asst. zoning officerCherry Hill NJ1972 - 1973
Association namePosition nameDuration
One Planet UnitedSponsor and Speakers Bureau2007 - Present
Global Impact Volunteer ExpeditionsExecutive Director2007 - Present
American Trial Lawyers AssociationActive Member1983 - Present
National Employment Lawyers AssociationPast President--Florida ChapterN/A
American Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Academy of Florida Trial LawyersActive memberN/A
Anti-Defamation LeagueAssociate National CommissionerN/A
American Civil Liberties UnionN/AN/A
Broward County Bar AssociationActive memberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Chapman v. Florida Dept of Children and FamiliesVictory for Chapman
American Atheists, Inc et al v. City of Starke FloridaSummary Judgment for Plaintiffs
Society of St. Pius X v. Our Lady of FatimaComplete transfer of control to St. Pius
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Publication nameTitleDate
BNA publicationsChapter Editor, Employment termination, 2002 Supp.2003
ABA Treatise on Employment Discrimination, 3d. Ed.Chapter co-chair "Retaliation", 2002 Supp.2002
ABA Treatise on Employment Discrimination, 3d. Ed.Chapter Co-chair--"Discharge"2002
ABA Treatise on Employment Discrimination, 3d. Ed.Chapter Co-chair, "Discharge" 2000 Cum. Supp.2000
Monograph by the Academy of Florida Trial LawyersAuthor, “Premises Liability and Non-economic Damages”1998
Journal of the Academy of Florida Trial LawyersLetters of Protection for health care providers1992
Journal of the Academy of Florida Trial LawyersTaxation of Expert Costs1991
Miami HeraldGuest lead Sunday editorial column opposing noneconomic damage caps1988
US CongressSJ Res 122, Alternative Long-Range Energy Plans1978
US CongressSupplemental Energy Planning and Policy Act1977
United States SenateEnergy Research and Develpment and Small Business1976
United States SenateThe Potential Impact of Solar Energy on US Energy Requirements1976
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Miami School of LawN/AJ.D1982
University of ChicagoPolitical ScienceN/A1979
Antioch CollegePhilosophy and Political ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1977
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Spring ConferenceCase management2009
Special EventDialogue in Diversity2009
One Planet UnitedCivil rights law2009
Annual Summer ConferenceDirect and cross-examination2008
Annual ConventionMeasuring Non-economic damages2008
Annual Spring ConferenceCreative Legal Strategies2007
Annual Summer ConferenceClosing Argument and noneconomic damages2006
Spring ConferenceUsing the Ballot inititive process to reform employment law2003
Annual Spring ConferenceCross-Examination of Economic Experts2003
Winter ConferenceChallenges facing the Indian call center Industry2002
WInter ConferenceDemonstrative Evidence2001
Special EventUsing powerpoint in litigation2001
Nova Southeastern University School of LawDamages in Employment Cases2001
National League of CitiesSafety and Health Issues in Public Employment2001
Basic EEO LawModerator and Ethics panelist2000
Annual ConventionCross Examination of Economic Experts2000
Annual ConventionRecovering Non-economic damages in premises liability cases1998