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Jackson Lewis Expands Orlando Team with Addition of Justin W. McConnell

ORLANDO, FL (September 26, 2023) Nationwide employment law firm Jackson Lewis P.C. is pleased to announce the addition of Principal Justin W. McConnell in the firm’s Orlando office. Justin joins the firm from Fisher & Phillips LLP and brings with him invaluable experience in providing legal counsel and defense to both private and public-sector businesses across a variety of employment and business matters.

“Justin is an exceptional attorney,” said Office Managing Principal Amanda Simpson. “He sincerely cares about his work and consistently looks for ways to engage with and educate the community on proactive employer solutions, which is enormously valuable to our Florida clients. He is known throughout the region for his ability to resolve complex employment disputes with fair and practical solutions, and we are thrilled he will be adding to the strength of our Orlando team.”  

Justin’s practice focuses on defending employers in all stages of the litigation proceedings in state and federal court, most often in the financial services, retail and hospitality industries. He has successfully represented clients in discrimination, harassment, retaliation, non-competition, wage and hour, contract, and a variety of other employment, civil and business matters. Justin is a trusted partner of his clients, providing legal guidance to, and regularly conducting management training in nearly every applicable labor and employment matter, including day-to-day affairs such as hiring and interviews, employee discipline, leaves and accommodations, documentations and investigations, and risk-avoidance practices.  

Justin has a proven track record in successfully litigating, arbitrating and mediating employment disputes, and has participated in administrative proceedings before the Florida Chamber of Human Relations (FCHR) and the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) to defend the organizations against charges of discrimination.

In addition to his legal work, Justin serves as the director of legislative affairs for the Greater Orlando Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and chairs the Labor and Employment Committee for the Orange County Bar Association. He is also a committee member of the HR Florida Legislative Conference and a member of the Winter Park Chamber of Commerce.

Justin earned his J.D. from the University of Florida Fredric G. Levin College of Law and his B.S. from the University of Central Florida.

The Orlando office can be reached at (407)-246-8440.

About Jackson Lewis  
Focused on labor and employment law since 1958, Jackson Lewis P.C.’s 950+ attorneys located in major cities nationwide consistently identify and respond to new ways workplace law intersects business. We help employers develop proactive strategies, strong policies and business-oriented solutions to cultivate high-functioning workforces that are engaged, stable and diverse, and share our clients' goals to emphasize inclusivity and respect for the contribution of every employee. 

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