Annette Newman Esq.

Law Office of Annette Newman, LLC
Contact: 888.333.5580
Experience:
Law School: Stetson University College of Law - Stetson University
Jurisdictions: Florida
Federal Circuit

OVERVIEW

About Annette Newman Esq.
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.

My practice is primarily focused on employment law and civil rights law; 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. I also handle matters dealing with non-compete agreements, severance agreements and non-solicitation agreements.

I handle both employer defense and employee (plaintiff's) claims. I also provide training and/or legal advice for employers and small businesses at competitive rates (management and sexual-harassment training, draft company policies, employee handbooks, non-compete/non-solicitation agreements, independent contractor agreements, severance package agreements, unemployment hearings; EEOC position statements, etc.).

I also handle other types of civil law claims, including family law (divorces, legal separations, pre-nuptual and post-nuptual agreements; child support enforcement); small claims; debtor/creditor disputes; collections; contract disputes; landlord/tenant disputes and personal injury claims.
Directory Practice Areas
  • Employment Law
  • Civil Rights
  • Collections
  • Divorce
  • Personal Injury
  • Arbitration & Mediation
Additional Practice Areas
  • General Civil
  • Small Claims
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Florida
Federal Circuit
Languages
 SpokenWritten
EnglishYesYes
Professional Experience
Managing Attorney, Law Office of Annette Newman, LLC
-Current
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, U.S. Postal Service
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Certified Federal Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Investigator; investigated federal employment law discrimination claims for the U.S. Postal Service, as an Independent Contractor; Prepared affidavits and gathered evidence related to formal Equal Employment Opportunity (EEOC) claims; Interviewed witnesses and obtained testimony; Prepared reports of investigation; Maintained a Confidential security clearance.
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.
Education
Stetson University College of Law - Stetson UniversityJ.D. (2009)Law
Wayland Baptist UniversityMBA (2001)Human Resource Mgmt.
Professional Activities
Member National Black MBA Association 2011-Current
Member Florida Bar Association 2010-Current
Details: Employment/Labor Law Section
Member American Bar Association 2009-Current
Details: Employment/Labor Law Section
Member Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) 2008-Current
Awards
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
Member, National Association of Professional Women (NAPW)
Current
Member, National Black MBA Association
Current
Member, American Bar Association
Current
Member, Florida Bar
Current

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Law Office of Annette Newman, LLC
101 NE Third Avenue
Suite 1500
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
USA
Telephone: 888.333.5580