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Michelle Schlesinger concentrates her practice on the representation of management in disputes related to labor and employment law. 

Michelle's experience includes not only representing management in employment litigation in the courtroom, but also advising and training employers on an array of employment laws and regulations such as discrimination and harassment avoidance, pay equity, and pre-employment screening. 

Prior to joining FordHarrison, Michelle was a litigation associate in a Ft. Lauderdale-based general practice law firm where she focused her practice on employment law and complex commercial litigation. Prior to beginning her legal career, Michelle gained judicial experience serving as a judicial intern for both the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. Michelle also served as a law clerk for the U.S. State Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Florida.  

While in law school, Michelle served as the Business Editor for The FIU Law Review and was the President of the National Conference of Law Reviews. She also served as Vice President for the Jewish Law Students Association. 

Representative Experience
  • Defended lawsuits alleging violations of the FLSA.
  • Represented various employers in litigation against claims alleging discrimination, harassment, and retaliation under federal and state statutes.
  • Represented an employer in a breach of contract case where a former employee was in violation of a non-compete clause.