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Peter M. Wendzel

Principal
Orlando

P 407-246-8458 F 407-246-8441
Peter.Wendzel@jacksonlewis.com

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Peter M. Wendzel

Biography

Peter M. Wendzel is a Principal in the Orlando, Florida, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. His practice focuses on representing employers in workplace law matters, including preventive advice and counseling.

Prior to joining Jackson Lewis, Mr. Wendzel was Senior Vice President of Employment, Litigation, and Intellectual Property for the world’s largest vacation ownership company where he practiced as in-house counsel for nearly 15 years.

Mr. Wendzel has extensive trial experience, and has brought a dozen suits to verdict over his career as in-house and outside counsel. His litigation experience includes both individual and collective actions in state and federal court, jury and bench trials, in multiple states. In addition to his trial experience, Mr. Wendzel has personally handled, managed, or overseen more than one thousand claims, administrative charges, and lawsuits.  Mr. Wendzel has counseled employers on all manner of employee relations issues, focusing on compliance and litigation avoidance. He has presented hundreds of training sessions across the country to supervisors and HR, covering such topics as sexual and racial harassment prevention, conducting investigations, wage/hour compliance, and disciplinary practices.  

Mr. Wendzel’s lengthy experience as both in-house and outside general counsel gives him valuable insight into counseling and litigation matters. He is well-versed in the many considerations that go into employment and litigation decisions for clients. 

Pro Bono and Community Involvement

  • St. Luke’s UMC, Inclusiveness Committee Member