Legal Practice Areas
"A lawyer's reputation is her stock in trade."
"Known for hard work and aggressive litigation skills, the Law Offices of Lisa Esposito, P.A. provides quality legal representation, efficiently and cost-effectively, while maintaining the highest of professional standards. The firm offers the expertise, approach and philosophy needed to meet the distinctive needs of our clients."
The Law Offices of Lisa Esposito, P.A. practices throughout the State of Florida, with offices in Tampa. We represent both employers and employees, either as plaintiffs or defendants. The firm concentrates primarily in the areas of complex commercial and civil litigation, with a strong emphasis on employment and labor law. Our clients are typically employers, businesses and individuals seeking representation in business disputes, the negotiation and drafting of contracts, discrimination claims, investigation, and complex commercial litigation matters. We are experienced in all aspects of federal and state litigation, as well as administrative hearings, for both the public and private sector.
The Law Offices of Lisa Esposito, P.A. has achieved the highest rating (AV) for legal skill and ethics from Martindale-Hubbell, the most prestigious rating service for attorneys.
The firm is small by design, so each client receives maximum attention and absolute commitment.
The Law Offices of Lisa Esposito, P.A. offers legal services in the following areas:
& CIVIL LITIGATION
The Law Offices of Lisa Esposito, P.A. handles a variety of business matters for employees, executives, business entities, and small to mid-size companies. Our firm's services include the following:
- General corporate issues;
- Complex commercial litigation in federal and state courts;
- Civil fraud;
- Statutory violations;
- Business torts;
- Trade secret violations; and
- Administrative or civil proceedings before licensing or governmental authorities.
The Law Offices of Lisa Esposito, P.A. is experienced in a wide variety of contractual matters, including the following:
- Advising, negotiating, and/or drafting of contracts/agreements such as:
- Litigation and resolution of contractual disputes and related breaches.
Non-competition, restrictive covenants, confidentiality and non-disclosure agreements;
Executive employment agreements;
Physician agreements; and
Independent contractor agreements, and Severance packages.
EMPLOYMENT AND LABOR LAW
The Law Offices of Lisa Esposito, P.A. has successfully represented both employees and employers in all areas of employment law, including, but not limited to, terminations, severances, discrimination, retaliation, and harassment complaints, investigations, EEOC/FCHR charges, mediations, and lawsuits filed in Florida's state and federal courts. The firm has successfully prosecuted and defended harassment and discrimination claims brought under federal and state civil rights and anti-discrimination laws such as the Federal Civil Rights Act (Title VII), the Florida Civil Rights Act (FCRA), the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), and the Families and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).
An experienced employment law firm, the Law Offices of Lisa Esposito, P.A. can offer assistance with a wide variety of employment issues, including the following:
- Employment discrimination & retaliation - age, race, sex/gender, national origin, pregnancy, disability & religious discrimination;
- Sexual harassment and sexual battery;
- Workplace battery;
- Families and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) violations;
- Non-compete, confidentiality & restrictive covenant agreements;
- Employment and severance agreements - drafting, negotiating & litigating of all related matters;
- Breach of employment contracts;
- Independent contractor issues;
- Wage and hour claims - unpaid wages, salaries, commissions & overtime pay;
- Unemployment appeal hearings;
- Whistleblower claims;
- EEOC/FCHR investigations and charges;
- Civil service/MSPB hearings;
- Employment law compliance audits;
- Company investigations of discrimination, harassment & retaliation complaints, and
- Reductions in work-force.
For employers, the Law Offices of Lisa Esposito, P.A. offers an additional range of services, including pre-hire counseling and training; harassment/discrimination allegation counseling, FMLA compliance, human resources counseling, and disability accommodation determinations. The firm has substantial experience with agency investigations, including by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the Florida Commission on Human Relations (FCHR), the Florida Agency for Workforce Innovation (AWI), as well as experience with the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ).
The firm also reviews and prepares employment policies and handbooks to ensure compliance with both the state and federal employment laws. The firm conducts employment audits to expose risks before they lead to legal problems. The firm advises and counsels managers and human resource representatives before, during, and after terminations. The firm drafts company position statements and offers training to managers, supervisors and human resource representatives regarding risk management and the handling of workplace issues. Specifically, the firn has provided instruction regarding the implementation of policies and procedures to prevent harassment and discrimination, to create open door communication policies with management, and to resolve workplace problems internally. The firm effectively has resolved employee complaints prior to litigation by providing prompt counseling to management in the early stages of workplace complaints.
The Law Offices of Lisa Esposito, P.A. regularly serves as local or associate counsel for out-of-state attorneys and law firms in state and federal courts, including matters such as employment law, business disputes and complex commercial and civil litigation matters.
As the resident representative, the Law Offices of Lisa Esposito, P.A. can assist with pro hac vice admissions, as well all other litigation matters deemed more prudent for local handling.
DISCUSS YOUR ISSUE WITH OUR FIRM
If you need assistance with contractual matters, business disputes, employment issues or commercial litigation, please contact the firm at 813-223-6037 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Law Offices of Lisa Esposito, P.A. welcomes the opportunity to speak with you about your legal matters.