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Law Office of Annette Newman, LLC
ANNETTE NEWMAN
Litigation Attorney in Fort Lauderdale, FL
Selected to Super Lawyers Rising Stars: 2017
Licensed Since: 2010
Education: Stetson University College of Law

ATTORNEY PROFILE
Attorney Annette Newman is a Sole 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 firm and represents clients in various other types of civil claims as well, including Family Law, Immigration Law, Business Law and Foreclosure Defense. Offering legal services to clients throughout the State of Florida. Available by appointment only in Broward, Miami Dade, WPB, Martin, St. Lucie, Hillsborough, Lee, Lake, and surroundng counties.

The firm represents both employers and employees throughout the State of Florida in employment law claims as well as plaintiff's who are victims of civil rights violations, including excessive force, assault, false arrest, and other civil rights violations such as public accommodations discrimination, housing discrimination and prisoner abuse.

For employees: The firm will represent you if you have need legal representation for claims against your employer for illegal discrimination because of your race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, disability, pregnancy, sexual harassment, sexual orientation, harassment, hostile work environment, whistleblower claims and/or retaliation as well as violations of your FMLA rights and/or for unpaid wages or overtime pay. 

For employers, Attorney Newman will prepare your position statements for friviolous EEOC claims; advise you on the latest Federal and State Employment laws; represent you at unemployment hearings; provide training for your managers on employment law regulations or defend you in court against frivilous lawsuits. If you need independent contract agreements, non-compete agreements or severance agreements prepared, contact the Law Office of Annette Newman, LLC for assistance.

ABOUT ANNETTE NEWMAN
Admitted: Florida Bar 2010

Educational Background: JD Degree, Stetson University College of Law; MBA specializing in Human Resource Management, Wayland Baptist University, Bachelor of Science Degree, Business Administration, Wayland Baptist University, AS in Accounting and AS in General Business, Monterey Peninsula College; AAS Applied Management, Central Texas College.  

Honors and Awards:
Recognized as a Top 100 Attorney in the 2016 and 2017 National Black Lawyers Top 100 directory., National Black Lawyers Top 100, 2016
Awarded three Army Accommodation Medals during active duty service from 1987 through 1994., U.S. Army
Recognized in the National Deans List for academic merit., National Deans List
Listed in Who's Who in American Colleges & Universities for academic merit.
Awarded three Army Achievement Medals during active duty service in the U.S. Army from 1987 throgh 1994., U.S. Army

Special Licenses/Certifications:
Attorney Newman was certified as a Licensed Federal EEO Investiator in 2009

Bar/Professional Activity:
Member of Gwen S. Cherry Black Women Lawyers Association, 2017
2016 - 2017 Member of Florida National Employment Lawyers Association (FL NELA), 2017
2016 Member - National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA), 2016
Member - American Bar Association, 2016
Member - National Bar Association, 2016, 2017
Member - Florida Bar Association

Representative Clients:
Donna Dugo vs. The Home Depot. Attorney Newman is co-counsel in this employment law discrimination civil complaint against the Home Depot, representing the Plaintiff. The issues are disability discrimination, harassment and retaliation., 2017

Manfred, Michael vs. Deborah Rainey Case No.: COCE14009240 Attorney Newman represented the plaintiff in this unpaid wages and breach of contract claim, resulting in a judgment against the defendant., 2014

Alejandro Mainetto vs MSH Intl Inc, et.al. Case No.: CACE13017758 Attorney Newman represented the plaintiff in this FLSA unpaid wages civil lawsuit., 2013

Victory Petroleum, Inc. Victory Petroleum, Inc. hired the Law Office of Annette Newman, LLC to draft their employee policies and employee handbook when they acquired 38 Exxon Mobil stores in 2010., 2010

Chapman v. Florida Department of Corrections et al, Case #: 1:14-cv-24140. Attorney Newman is co-counsel in this civil rights case,representing the family members.  This case involves the wrongful death of Darren Rainey, a former inmate at a FDOC prison.

One of Attorney Newman's biggest clients is Portfolio Recovery Associates (PRA), a debt collection firm. Attorney Newman covers hearings for numerous other law firms as well, both inside and outside the state of Florida, as local counsel. She appears in court on behalf of these firms, covering all aspects of pre-trial litigation, including motion calendar, special sets, mediations, as well as bench trials.