Labor + Employment Lawyer

Sarasota, Fl


Advocating for Employers Since 1997

I graduated college as an educator and art aficionado. I taught high school English and humanities at the local community college. When I taught Macbeth and King Lear to high school seniors, I could not help but focus on the injustices throughout those plays. I pondered how one bad decision led to another, and another, and another. I often thought that if someone had exercised some sense and put a stop to the madness caused by the avalanche of poor decisions, maybe things would have been different, with no offense meant to the immortal bard. I wanted to be the person that helped to stop the madness, so off to the University of Florida College of Law I went. I met my husband while at UF, thank you Gator Nation! We have four children, including a son who recently graduated from UF Law as well. We love Gator sports, documentaries, foreign films, and Mid-Century modern design.

Combining problem solving and daily interaction with people, labor and employment law was a natural fit for me. In my eighteen plus years of practicing law, I have handled agricultural law issues, wage and hour claims, class action defense, discrimination and harassment cases, EEOC Charges, investigations, training of management and staff about respect in the workplace, employee separations, and coaching of employers through difficult days. Employee problems happen in real time in business; responding in real time is something the Firm believes is essential to the Firm’s relationship with you.


Areas of Practice

Employee Relations Counseling

I advise clients on compliance with employment-related statutes and regulations on the federal, state and local levels. We take a preventative approach in counseling clients, reflecting our client's goal to minimize conflicts in the workplace that may lead to costly litigation. 

Employment Training and Workshops

I've developed and conducted training programs for both supervisory and non-supervisory employees. The training programs and workshops are designed to meet a client's specific needs in a wide variety of workplace issues. 

Employment Litigation

I represent clients at trial in state and federal courts and in appellate proceedings. We also handle arbitrations and administrative hearings before state and federal anti-discrimination agencies or labor relations boards, as well as before unemployment compensation tribunals. 

Employee Handbooks

Employee handbooks protect you from such issues as discrimination charges. Employees feel that they are treated equally when the procedure is written in the handbook, and the procedure is followed and fairly applied to all employees.

WorkPlace Investigations

I conduct and counsel employers on workplace investigations, including allegations of employee misconduct. I am frequently called upon to assist with investigations like, employment discrimination allegations and compliance with corporate ethics policies.

Special Employment Services

I also provide specialized employment-related services to address the business needs of our clients. These services include, employment practice audits, seminars and workshops on significant developments and customized training programs


We must all obey the great law of change. It is the most powerful law of nature.
— Edmund Burke


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