Amanda L. Biondolino

Amanda L. Biondolino

Sass Law Firm - Representing Employees in Workplace Disputes
  • Employment Law
  • Florida, Illinois, Missouri
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Summary

Amanda Biondolino has extensive experience in all aspects of employment law claims, as well as fair housing and public accommodation claims. Amanda’s passion for assisting those whose rights have been violated, along with her legal insight and tenacious demeanor, make her a powerful advocate for anyone experiencing unjust treatment or illegal prejudice.

Prior to joining the Sass Law Firm, Ms. Biondolino spent years defending employers accused of discrimination and other workplace law violations. She also enforced Missouri’s anti-discrimination law, the Missouri Human Rights Act, as a Human Rights Attorney for the Missouri Commission on Human Rights. Amanda’s understanding of the law from all sides sets her apart from other attorneys. She understands the mindset and strategies companies use to successfully dispose of claims quickly and completely. Ms. Biondolino has translated this arsenal of experience into a powerful weapon to advance the rights of individuals wronged by their employers, housing providers or the businesses within their own community.

Amanda graduated with honors from Saint Louis University School of Law, in St. Louis, Missouri. She is admitted to practice law in the states of Florida, Missouri and Illinois. She is current Co-Chair of the Labor and Employment Section of the Hillsborough County Bar Association, as well as a member of the Florida Chapter of the National Employment Lawyers Association, also known as Florida NELA. Amanda is frequently asked to speak and write on employment and discrimination issues, most recently presenting Service Animals in the Workplace for the Labor and Employment Law Section of The Florida Bar at its 2019 Advanced Labor Topics conference, and the Public Interest Law Section’s webinar on Fair Housing Law. Ms. Biondolino “wrote the book” on fair housing law for the Missouri Bar Deskbook – Real Estate Law, 5th Edition, published in 2019, and has written articles for Lawyer magazine.

Practice Area
  • Employment Law
Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    VISA and MASTERCARD only, along with checks and cash
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Florida
The Florida Bar
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Illinois
Supreme Court of Illinois
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Missouri
The Missouri Bar
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Attorney
Sass Law Firm
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Practicing labor and employment law, advocating for employee rights, and representing individuals in workplace disputes involving discrimination, retaliation, harassment, wrongful termination, whistleblower protection, wage and hour issues, employment contracts and severance agreements, including non-compete provisions and arbitration agreements
Attorney
Smith Amundsen, LLC
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Provided advice and counsel to business owners regarding business practices and workplace law, handled all aspects of civil litigation in state and federal courts
Attorney
Missouri Commission on Human Relations
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Litigated employment, housing and public accommodation discrimination claims and related Agency matters
Attorney
Brown and James, P.C.
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Handled all aspects of civil defense litigation in state and federal courts
Education
Saint Louis University School of Law
J.D. (2012) | Law
Honors: cum laude
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Washington University in St. Louis
B.S. (2000)
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Awards
9.8 Rating
Avvo
Amazing Ally in Housing
Springfield Center for Independent Living
Corporate Counsel Practicum
Monsanto Co.
Participant – Saul Lefkowitz Moot Court Competition
International Trademark Association
Writer
Public Law Review, Thomson Reuters
Participant – Moot Court Competition
The Chicago Bar Association
Participant – Civil Advocacy Clinic
Saint Louis University School of Law
Judicial Clerk Externship – Honorable Nannette Baker
United States District Court, Eastern District of Missouri and Missouri Court of Appeal, Eastern District
Writer
Public Law Review, Thomson Reuters
Writer
Public Law Review, Thomson Reuters
Professional Associations
Florida Chapter, National Employment Lawyers Association
Member
Current
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Trial Lawyers Section, The Florida Bar
Member
Current
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Animal Law Section, The Florida Bar
Member
Current
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Public Interest Law Section, The Florida Bar
Member
Current
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Young Lawyers Division, The Florida Bar
Member
Current
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Labor and Employment Section, Hillsborough County Bar Association
Member
Current
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Labor and Employment Law Ssection, The Florida Bar # 1008493
Member
Current
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Labor and Employment Section, Hillsborough County Bar Association
Co-Chair
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St. Charles County Housing Team, St. Charles County, Missouri
Committee Member
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Annual Real Estate Institute, The Missouri Bar
Planning Chair
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Planning Committee, St. Charles County Housing Conference
Committee Member
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Real Estate Practice & Procedure Committee, Real Estate Committee, Litigation Division, The Missouri Bar
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Missouri Bar Deskbook: Real Estate Practice, Fair Housing section
The Missouri Bar
Fair Housing Practice
Public Interest Law Section, The Florida Bar
Service Animals in the Workplace
Labor and Employment Law Section, The Florida Bar
Scotus Deals Blow to Public Unions in Ideological Split
Lawyer magazine, Hillsborough County Bar Association
Avoid the Dangers of Misclassifying Employees as Independent Contractors
Labor & Employment Law Update, SmithAmundsen, LLC
Is Your Company’s “Flexible Scheduling” Policy a Violation of Wage and Hour Law?
Labor & Employment Law Update, SmithAmundsen, LLC
An Employer’s Guide on Service Animals and the ADA
Labor & Employment Law Update, SmithAmundsen, LLC
Colorado District Court Issues Landmark Decision Holding that the Fair Housing Act Prohibits Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity
Law Update, SmithAmundsen, LLC
Whiskey For My Men, Beer For My (Service) Horse: A Business Owner’s Primer on Service Animals and the ADA
Labor & Employment Law Update, SmithAmundsen, LLC
The Cat’s Paw Theory Burns Another Employer
Labor & Employment Law Update, SmithAmundsen, LLC
Fair Housing Law and the Administrative Complaint Process
Missouri Department of Labor & Industrial Regulations
Speaking Engagements
Fair Housing Law, Continuing Legal Education, Webinar
Public Interest Law Section, The Florida Bar
Service Animals in the Workplace, Advanced Labor Topics 2019, Jupiter, Florida
Labor and Employment Law Section, The Florida Bar
ADA Compliance for Employers, Lunch & Learn, Springfield, Missouri
Empower Abilities, f/k/a Southwest Center for Independent Living
Employee Handbook Essentials for HR Pros and Business Owners, Employer Training, Webinar
SmithAmundsen, LLC
ADA Compliance: Who is Covered and How to Limit Liability, Third Annual Labor & Employment Fall Seminar, Lombard, Illinois
SmithAmundsen, LLC
Common Discrimination Complaints and How to Avoid Them, Fair Housing Symposium, Jefferson City, Missouri
City of Jefferson and Jefferson City Area Board of Realtors
Fair Housing, Program Training Conference, Missouri
Missouri Supportive Housing Institute
Service Animals, Fair Housing and the Americans with Disabilities Act, Fair Housing and Lending Seminar, Columbia, Missouri
City of Columbia Human Rights and Disabilities Commissions, Central Bank of Boone County, Columbia Housing Authority, Columbia Apartment Association and the Missouri Commission on Human Relations
Fair Housing for Survivors of Domestic Abuse, 2016 MCADSV Annual Conference, Columbia, Missouri
Missouri Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence
Disparate Impact Theory Under the Fair Housing Act, Navigating Affordable Housing, 2016 MOCARH Conference, Branson, Missouri
Missouri Council for Affordable Rental Housing
Is This an Assistance Animal?, Kansas City Fair Housing Seminar, The Whole Person
Kansas City, Missouri
Fair Housing Law and the Administrative Complaint Process, Springfield Fair Housing Seminar, Springfield, Missouri
Missouri Department of Labor & Industrial Regulations
Presentation by Missouri Commission on Human Rights, Committee Meeting, St. Charles, Missouri
St. Charles Human Relations Commission
Fair Housing, Ensuring Equal Opportunity: Missouri Commission on Human Rights, St. Louis, Missouri
Saint Louis University School of Law
Criminal Records Guidance and Fair Housing, 2015 Annual Conference, Riverside, Missouri
Heartland Affordable Housing Management Association
Fair Housing Assistance: Cause Cases and the Adjudication Process, Program Training Conference, Kansas City, Kansas
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Region VII
Overview of the Missouri Commission on Human Relations, Committee Meeting, St. Louis, Missouri
Regional Housing Collaborative Steering Committee, Behavioral Health Network of Greater St. Louis
The Missouri Human Rights Act: Housing Provider Best Practices, Fair Housing Seminar, Columbia, Missouri
City of Columbia
Presentation by Missouri Commission on Human Rights, Committee Meeting, Ferguson, Missouri
Ferguson Human Rights Commission
The Missouri Human Rights Act and Administrative Process, Missouri State Conference Meeting, Columbia, Missouri
NAACP
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Sass Law Firm
601 West Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard
Tampa, FL 33603
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Telephone: (813) 251-5599
Fax: (813) 259-9797