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Jill S. Schwartz

Jill S. Schwartz

Jill S. Schwartz & Associates, P.A.

Contact Details

Address : 655 W Morse Blvd Suite 212 Winter Park, FL. 32789
Phone : 407-647-8911 Fax : 407-628-4994 Website : www.schwartzlawfirm.net

About Attorney

Jill S. Schwartz graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Rutgers University and received her Juris Doctor degree from the University of Maryland School of Law. Ms. Schwartz is listed in the Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers and Preeminent Women Lawyers. In 2005, Ms. Schwartz was inducted into The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, being the first woman in the State of Florida to be inducted into the College. In 2010, Ms. Schwartz was appointed Chair of the Ocala Magistrate Selection Panel and also served on the 2010 Commission to the Improve Civil Justice System. In 2004, Ms. Schwartz was appointed by Governor Jeb Bush to a four-year term on the Fifth District Court of Appeals Judicial Nominating Commission, and served as its Chair. In December, 2004, Ms. Schwartz was appointed to serve on the Merit Selection Panel to reconsider the appointment of U.S. Magistrate Judge Karla R. Spaulding. Ms. Schwartz is a past-President of the Orlando Chapter of the Federal Bar Association, the Florida Bar Association Labor & Employment Law Section and has served as a National Delegate of the Federal Bar Association. In 2000 - 2001, she served as President of the Florida Chapter of the National Employment Lawyers Association. In 2000 - 2001, she was also selected to be Chairperson of the Orange County Bar Association Labor and Employment Law Committee. In 2000, Ms. Schwartz was appointed to serve a two year term on the Orange County Bar Foundation. She was appointed by the Board of Governors of the Florida Bar to a three-year term on the Ninth Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee, which was completed in 1998. Ms. Schwartz also serves on the Board of Directors of Orlando Ballet and Harbor House of Central Florida.Ms. Schwartz has been active in the litigation of employment discrimination cases in various federal and state courts, and has significant experience in all aspects of the practice of employment law. She has handled employment litigation under the Florida Civil Rights Act, Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Pregnancy Discrimination Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Family Medical Leave Act, as well as whistleblower actions, employment-related torts and civil rights matters. Additionally, she is an author and a frequent lecturer on employment law topics for the Florida Bar, the American Bar Association, the Orange County Bar Association, the National Employment Lawyers Association and the Florida Dispute Resolution Center.She was selected as the monthly columnist for a national magazine, Venture Woman, regarding workplace issues and has appeared in Smart Money, The Wall Street Journal Magazine of Personal Business, and has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, The Orlando Sentinel and The Orlando Business Journal. From July 2004 until July 2005, Ms Schwartz was a monthly columnist in the Ask The Legal Professional section of The Orlando Business Journal. As a certified mediator, Ms. Schwartz concentrates on resolving employment litigation matters. She is also certified by the Fifth District Court of Appeal as an appellate mediator. She has continued to attend and conduct seminars on alternative dispute resolution. Ms. Schwartz mediates litigation pending in the United States District Courts and Florida State Courts. She also conducts pre-suit mediation. Additionally, Ms. Schwartz was selected by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the United States Postal Service to mediate employment matters for these agencies. Ms. Schwartz is a certified arbitrator and has served as an instructor for the Supreme Court of Florida Dispute Resolution Center, Arbitration Certification Training. Ms. Schwartz is admitted to practice law in state and federal courts in Florida and in Maryland, before the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh and Eleventh Circuits, as well as The United States Supreme Court. She has been selected by her peers for inclusion in the Law and Leading Attorneys publication as a leading American Attorney in the areas of Employment Law and Alternative Dispute Resolution. Ms. Schwartz was named Best Of The Bar(Top 5%) by The Orlando Business Journal and one of Florida’s Legal Elite (Top 1.6%) by Florida Trend magazine. Ms. Schwartz has also been named one of the Best Lawyers in Central Florida and Orlando’s Best Lawyers by Orlando Magazine and included in Florida Super Lawyers and Florida Super Lawyers Top 50 Women.

Practice Counties :

Union, Seminole, Sarasota, Polk, Osceola, Orange, Lake

Practice Area(s) :

Wrongful Termination, Whistleblower, Wage and Hour, Sexual Orientation, Sexual Harassment, Severance, Religious Discrimination, Race Discrimination, Public Employees, Non-Compete Agreements, National Origin Discrimination, Mediator, Labor Law, Gender Discrimination, FMLA, ERISA, Employment Contracts, Employment Agreements, EEOC Practice, Disability Rights, Age Discrimination

Practice District(s) :

Middle, Southern, Statewide

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