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Jim Brown concentrates his practice on labor relations law (NLRB matters), employment discrimination law, defense of wage and hour matters including the FLSA, the Davis Bacon Act and the Service Contract Act and mediation.

He regularly represents employers before the National Labor Relations Board, the State of Florida Public Employees Relations Commission and the United States Department of Labor. Jim is a certified mediator who has mediated over 800 labor and employment cases including several FLSA collective actions involving major industries.

Jim has extensive experience representing government contractors, construction companies and public employers in labor and employment matters. Jim is a frequent speaker on labor and employment matters before trade and professional groups.

Jim represents several public employers including The City of Clermont, The City of Apopka, The City of Dunnellon, The Lake County School Board, The Orange County School Board, and the Reedy Creek Improvement District.  Jim has conducted numerous public sector investigations on issues ranging from sexual harassment to employee misconduct.

Jim was chair of the Labor and Employment Law Section of the Florida Bar in 1984-1985.

Representative Experience
  • Defended a government contractor before the National Labor Relations Board in an unfair labor practice charge related to an employee's discharge.
  • Defended a public employer in a wrongful termination claim brought by a police officer.
  • Mediated several FLSA collective actions throughout the Eastern United States.
  • 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 – Orlando Labor Law – Management "Lawyer of the Year" (2010 and 2013)
  • The Best Lawyers in America – Labor and Employment Law
  • Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers in Business
  • Leading Florida Attorneys
  • "Florida's Legal Elite" by Florida Trend Magazine
  • "Best of the Bar" by the Orlando Business Journal
  • "Florida Super Lawyers," "Supers Lawyers – Corporate Counsel Edition," and a Top 50 Lawyer in Central, Northern and Gulf Coast Florida and one of the Top 100 Lawyers in Florida by Super Lawyers magazine
  • "Super Lawyers – Corporate Counsel Edition" by Law & Politics magazine
  • "Best Lawyer" by Florida Monthly magazine
  • AV® Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell