- Labor and Employment Law - Counseling and Litigation
- Corporate Investigations
- Federal and State Litigation
- Jury Trials
- Labor and Employment Litigation
- Labor Arbitration
|University ||University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, B.S., 1985|
|Law School||University of Miami School of Law, Coral Gables, FL, J.D., cum laude, 1992|
|Admitted||1992, Florida; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit; U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida; U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida; U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida; Florida District Courts of Appeal|
Former Preseident, Central Florida Credit Association
Benton Wood is a partner in the Orlando office. He represents private and public sector employers in all aspects of employment and labor law.
Benton specializes in employment law litigation and has litigated a multitude of employment-related claims on behalf of management, including: sex discrimination, race discrimination, age discrimination, national origin discrimination, disability discrimination, unlawful retaliation, FMLA violations, FLSA violations, Equal Pay Act violations, Whistle-blower retaliation, workers' compensation retaliation, civil rights violations (including violations of the First, Fourth and Fourteenth Amendments to the U.S. Constitution), unpaid wage violations, breach of employment contracts, breach of settlement agreements, defamation, invasion of privacy, assault, battery, false imprisonment, intentional infliction of emotional distress, and negligent hiring.
Benton also has extensive experience representing public and private sector employers throughout Central Florida in employment arbitrations conducted under the rules of the American Arbitration Association, the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, the National Association of Securities Dealers and the Florida Arbitration Code.
Benton represents management in other labor matters, including labor negotiations, impasse proceedings and unfair labor practice litigation with the State of Florida Public Employees Relations Commission.
RecognitionBoard Certified by the Florida Supreme Court in Labor & Employment Law (2001-present)
AV Peer Review Rated byMartindale-Hubbell
The Best Lawyers in America(2009-present)
Florida Super Lawyers(2006-10)
Orlando Magazine, Orlando's Best Lawyers (2010)
Orlando Home & Leisure Magazine, Orlando's Top Lawyers (2011)
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Volunteer Youth Coach for YMCA, East Orange Little League, Pop Warner, FBVA and Orange County Recreation Center.
|Reported Cases||Representative Work; Benton has been lead counsel in approximately 50 jury trials, approximately 75 labor arbitrations, more than 100 non-jury/bench trials and approximately 50 appeals. Reported Cases; Kemp v. Volusia County, et. al, 764 So.2d 770 (Fla. 5th DCA 2000) (prevailed on appeal post-trial); Bailey v. Volusia County, 221 F.3d 1355 (11th Cir. 2000) (summary judgment in favor of employer affirmed on appeal); Winston v. City of Daytona Beach, 2003-30890-CICI (Fla. 7th Jud. Cir.) (summary judgment in favor or employer); Torres v. City of Orlando, 16 Fla.L.Weekly Fed. D306 (M.D. Fla. 2003) (summary judgment and award of attorneys fees vs plaintiff and her attorney); Battan v. City of Daytona Beach, 869 So.2d 568 (Fla. 5th DCA 2004) (summary judgment in favor of employer affirmed on appeal)|
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