Annette Newman Esq.

Annette Newman Esq.

Annette Newman Florida Employment and Labor Law Attorney
  • Employment Law, Gov & Administrative Law, Civil Rights...
  • Florida
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Summary

The Law Office of Annette Newman,LLC is a professional full-service law firm dedicated to providing quality legal services at an affordable price throughout the State of Florida. Attorney Newman practices primarily in employment/labor law claims, including discrimination claims based on race, color, national origin, sex, age, pregnancy, religion and/or disability; sexual harassment claims, unpaid wages and/or overtime, whistle blower claims, unemployment hearings and appeals, housing discrimination and public accomodation discrimination as well as other civil rights issues. Attorney Newman also handles matters dealing with all types of employment agreements, including independent contractor, non-compete, severance, non-disclosure, non-solicitation and severance agreements. Attorney Newman provides quality legal representation for both employers and employee (plaintiff's) claims. She provides employment law consultation; training and/or legal advice for employers and small businesses at competitive rates (management and sexual-harassment training, draft company policies, employee handbooks, unemployment hearings; EEOC position statements, etc.). The firm also handles other types of civil law claims, including family law (divorces, legal separations, pre-nuptual and post-nuptual agreements; child support enforcement); small claims; business law, debtor/creditor disputes; collections; contract disputes; housing discrimination, public accommodations discrimination, and business law. Attorney Newman is also an experienced litigator who has successfully litigated thousands of claims. She represents other law firms throughout the state of Florida as local counsel, including arguing motions, settling claims through mediation and all aspects of Pretrial litigation.

Certified Florida Supreme Court Circuit Civil Mediator - The firm offers mediation services throughout South and Central Florida, specializing in employment law disputes.

Education
Stetson University College of Law
J.D. (2009) | Law
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Wayland Baptist University
MBA (2001) | Human Resource Mgmt.
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Wayland Baptist University
B.S. | Business Administration
Honors: Graduated with Honors
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Central Texas College
A.A.S. (1994) | Applied Management
Honors: Graduated with Honors
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Monterey Peninsula College
A.S. (1993) | Accounting
Honors: Highest Honors
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Monterey Peninsula College
A.S. (1993) | Business Administration
Honors: Highest Honors
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Professional Experience
Senior Legal Editor - Independent Contractor
Thompson Reuters
- Current
Write, edit, and update state-specific labor and employment resources, including checklists, standard forms and policies, and other state-specific legal content in accordance with Practical Law writing style. Answer questions and perform research on discrete state law issues that arise in the final review of these resources conducted by Practical Law.
Managing Attorney
Law Office of Annette Newman, LLC
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Provide full-range of legal services and advice to clients; Litigation experience includes appearances as local counsel for law firms throughout South Florida for various pre-trial appearances, including pre-trial conferences, case management conferences, status hearings, motion hearings, mediations, and depositions; Develop and present employment law training programs for small businesses; Develop performance appraisals and company policies for employers and small businesses; Develop employee handbooks; Advise and counsel employers and small business owners regarding federal, state and local employment law regulations; Develop non-compete, non-solicitation and severance agreements for employers and small businesses; Prepare EEOC position statements for employers and small business owners in response to EEOC charges; Experience with debt/debtor collections; divorces, pre-nuptual agreements, plaintiff's claims; employer defense claims; breach of contract actions; foreclosure proceedings; Licensed to practice in Florida state and federal courts.
Federal Equal Employment Opportunity Investigator
Law Office of Annette Newman, LLC
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Certified Federal Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Investigator. Investigate federal employment law discrimination claims for various federal agencies throughout the U.S., as an Independent Contractor; Prepare affidavits and gather evidence related to formal Equal Employment Opportunity (EEOC) claims; Interview witnesses and obtain testimony; Prepare reports of investigation.
Senior Legal Editor
TAJ Technologies/Thompson Reuters
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Edit practical law tips, articles and legal forms, which are provided to attorneys and employers, large and small, as a Senior Legal Editor/Contributor to Thompson Reuters, Labor and Employment Law Division. Research relevant federal, and state statutes, administrative rules and regulations, case law, rules of civil procedure, and local ordinances. Edit articles and practical tips written by Thompson Reuters Senior Legal Editors, to ensure the articles include accurate and current changes in the law. Temporary Assignment.
Human Resources Generalist
7-Eleven, Incorporated
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Managed employee relations for over 3000 employees throughout the State of Florida; prepared position statements in response to federal, state and local employment law claims; Prepared and presented training presentations and training manuals related to employment law regulations; Managed the workers compensation and unemployment compensation claims process; Collaborated with corporate and private counsel to prepare for potential litigation; Attended mediations and depositions as company representative; Monitored changes in the law to ensure policies comply with all federal, state and local regulations; Developed and implemented new policies; Researched and evaluated management practices, training and development programs, and leadership principles, using metrics to measure performance; Advised store management team regarding hourly employee training and development needs; Managed the human resources planning process, including assisting management team with individual development plans, performance improvement plans and performance appraisals; Provided coaching to management team to ensure effective employee relations, reduce turnover, and minimize potential litigation.
Field Consultant/District Manager
7-Eleven, Incorporated
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Provided necessary supervision for all aspects of operations for eight to twelve retail convenience stores and over 100 employees; Took all necessary action for opening new stores, including recruiting, hiring, training and developing store associates and store managers; Developed a team of store managers who achieved established financial plans, sales goals and customer service objectives; Evaluated Store Manager performance, conducted performance appraisals, developed performance improvement plans, and provided feedback and development opportunities to increase retention of Store Managers and sales associates; Reviewed financial reports and managed expenses, to ensure budgeted sales and profits goals were met.
Non-Commissioned Officer Sergeant (E-5)
U.S. Army
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Served eight years active-duty in the U.S. Army and one year as a U.S. Army Reservist; promoted to E5/Sergeant; Honorably Discharged; Served as Unit Equal Employment Opportunity Representative; Managed a team of 4 to 12 information management specialists; Provided guidance to ensure all publications and forms met prescribed style, format, and legal and military standard operating procedure requirements; Managed all aspects of information management division, including training, software, hardware, telecommunications, communications systems and equipment, mail and publications.
Courtroom Deputy/Administrative Assistant
U.S. Bankruptcy Court
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Administrative Assistant to Clerk of U.S. Bankruptcy Court and Courtroom Deputy to U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judges; Managed the judges' and Clerk of Court calendars and scheduled hearings, trials and conferences; Assisted with the orderly flow of proceedings, by setting up the courtroom; interfacing with and ensuring the presence of all necessary participants; administering oaths; managing exhibits; operating courtroom technology; and facilitating jury selection; Took notes of proceedings, prepared formal written documentation of the outcome of those proceedings, and electronically docketed the same.
Administrative Deputy Clerk
U.S. Marshal's Service
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Performed administrative tasks, including processing legal pleadings; Performed accounting and bookkeeping duties, including accounts payable and receivables; Assisted in the Witness Security and Warrants Divisions as needed.
Speaking Engagements
Lawyers Matter Task Force Community Town Hall Meeting, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Lawyers Matter Task Force
This purpose of the meeting was to bring the people and the police together to talk to each other, in an effort to unify the community. Our aim was to engage in a broader conversation with the community, law enforcement, politicians, and legal professionals about police community dynamics in South Florida. The topics discussed included the following: *. The rights and responsibilities of citizens in the community. *. Issues impacting the community from a police perspective. *. A guide to interacting with law enforcement and legal professionals
Certifications
EEO Investigator
NEEOISO
Circuit Civil Mediation Certification
Florida Supreme Court
Awards
America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators
America’s Top 100
Selection to America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators® is by invitation only and is comprised of the nation’s most exceptional trial lawyers for high stakes legal matters. For initial consideration, an attorney must have successfully litigated (for either plaintiff or defendant) a matter (1) with at least $2,000,000 in alleged damages at stake or (2) with the fate of a business worth at least $2,000,000 at stake (i.e. bet-the-company litigation valued in excess of $2,000,000). Thereafter, qualifying candidates are ranked based on a broad array of criteria, including the candidate’s professional experience, legal achievements, significant case results, peer reputation, and community impact (See Selection Methodology for more information about the selection process) to determine the Top 100 High Stakes Litigators in each state*.
Super Lawyers Rising Star
Super Lawyers
Annette Newman has been selected to the 2019 Florida Rising Stars list. Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor. Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The annual selections are made using a patented multiphase process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates and peer reviews by practice area. The result is a credible, comprehensive and diverse listing of exceptional attorneys. The Super Lawyers lists are published nationwide in Super Lawyers Magazines and in leading city and regional magazines and newspapers across the country. Super Lawyers Magazines also feature editorial profiles of attorneys who embody excellence in the practice of law. For more information about Super Lawyers, visit SuperLawyers.com.
Florida Legal Elite
Florida Trend
Rising Star
Super Lawyers
Attorney was selected to the Rising Stars list by Super Lawyers in 2017 and 2018. Only 2.5% of lawyers are selected as Rising Stars by Super Lawyers.
Rising Star
Super Lawyers
Selected as a 2017 Super Lawyers Rising Star. Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor.
Top 100 Attorney
National Black Lawyers Top 100
Selected as a Top 100 Attorney by the National Black Lawyers Top 100 in 2016 and 2017
Top 100 Attorney
National Black Lawyers Top 100
William F. Blews Pro Bono Award
Stetson University College of Law
In honor of William F. Blews, '66, Stetson College of Law has established this award to recognize those students who, at a minimum, perform twice the number of Pro Bono service hours required for graduation.
Recognition
Who's Who in American Colleges & Universities
Recognized for academic merit.
Recognition
National Deans List
Recognized for academic merit.
Army Commendation medal
U.S. Army
2nd Oak Leaf Cluster
Army Achievement Medal
U.S. Army
2nd Oakleaf Cluster
Professional Associations
Florida Bar
Member
Current
Activities: Employment Law Section member
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Florida National Employment Lawyers Association
Member
- Current
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National Black Lawyers Top 100
Member
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National Bar Association
Member
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National Association of Professional Women (NAPW)
Member
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National Employment Lawyers Association
Member
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American Bar Association
Member
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Activities: Employment/Labor Law Section
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Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)
Member
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Florida
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Federal Circuit
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Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Practice Areas
  • Employment Law
  • Gov & Administrative Law
  • Civil Rights
  • Divorce
  • Collections
Additional Practice Areas
  • Mediation
  • General Civil
  • Small Claims
  • Housing Discrimination
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Websites & Blogs
Website
Website
Contact & Map
Law Office of Annette Newman, LLC
1 SE Ocean Blvd.
Stuart, FL 34994
USA
Telephone: (772) 291-2528
Law Office of Annette Newman, LLC
Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA
Telephone: (772) 291-2528
Law Office of Annette Newman
West Palm Beach, FL, USA
Toll-Free: (772) 291-2528