Al McKenna, Board Certified as a Specialist in Labor and Employment Law by the Florida Bar, has represented management in all aspects of employment and labor law since 1983. 

In 2018, Al was elected to serve as the FordHarrison's Managing Partner, overseeing the the firm's strategy and operations for all of its offices.

Al is a traditional labor lawyer with extensive experience advising clients on the legal issues related to union campaigns, collective bargaining, arbitrations, and hearings and trials before the National Labor Relations Board.  Al is also an experienced trial lawyer, having tried employment related cases in state and federal courts.  Al represents a broad array of employers in a variety of industries all across America, but focuses his practice on the healthcare industry and government contractors. 

During law school, Al served as an editor of the Law Review.  He is a regular speaker at conferences and seminars on labor and employment law subjects. Al is the leader of FordHarrison's Healthcare Practice Group.  This practice group focuses on the many labor and employment issues unique to hospitals, long-term care and assisted living providers, physician practice groups and healthcare-related companies of all types. Al is also a member of the firm's Management Committee.

Representative Experience
  • Actively counseling clients in the healthcare industry in the development of legal strategies to meet their goals either to remain union-free or to compete effectively with a unionized workforce.
  • Negotiated comprehensive coordinated collective bargaining agreements for hospitals in California, Nevada, and Florida.   
  • Successfully litigated contract interpretation arbitration involving nearly one million dollars in exposure.
  • Successfully litigated arbitration involving contract interpretation of management's right to revise job process and job descriptions.
  • Per Florida Bar rules, information on litigation and other legal successes has not been disclosed but is available upon request.
Honors & Awards
  • The Best Lawyers in America – Labor and Employment Law.
  • The Best Lawyers in America - Orlando Empoyment Law - Management - 2018 "Lawyer of the Year"
  • The Best Lawyers in America - Orlando Labor Law - Management - 2016 "Lawyer of the Year"
  • Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business
  • Leading Florida Attorneys.
  • "Florida's Legal Elite" by Florida Trend Magazine.
  • "Best of the Bar" by Orlando Business Journal.
  • "Florida Super Lawyers" and "Super Lawyers – Corporate Counsel Edition" by Super Lawyers magazine.
  • "Best Lawyer" by Florida Monthly magazine.
  • AV® Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell.
  • FordHarrison 2012 FH Promise Award given for excellence in client service