Denise is Board Certified in Labor and Employment Law by The Florida Bar and focuses her practice on representing employers in all types of employment law issues.
She has extensive experience in defending employers in lawsuits brought by employees in both state and federal courts involving discrimination laws, employment contracts, wage and hour claims, non-compete issues, wrongful termination, retaliation, whistle blower, employee benefits, union and collective bargaining issues, OSHA, minimum wage and overtime claims, and general personnel matters. She also counsels management in preventive measures, handbooks and policies, liability avoidance, documentation and employee discipline advice, investigations, training, and compliance with federal, state and local employment laws. Denise is the office managing partner for the firm's Fort Myers office.
Denise is also a Florida Supreme Court Certified Civil Circuit Mediator and has successfully mediated over a 100 cases with an over 90% settlement rate. She has represented both health care providers and hospitals throughout Florida in defending claims brought by employees including harassment, discrimination, unpaid compensation, breach of contract and non-compete issues. Denise has worked extensively with clients in this industry to proactively prevent litigation by providing training, advice on discipline and drafting contracts, polices and handbooks.