Edmund J. McKenna: Lawyer with Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.

Edmund J. McKenna


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Practice Areas

  • Age Discrimination in Employment
  • Arbitration
  • Class Actions
  • Disability Discrimination
  • Discrimination
  • EEO
  • Employment at Will
  • Employment Disability Discrimination
  • Employee Leasing
  • Employer Liability
  • Employment Rights
  • Employment Termination
  • Equal Pay Act
  • Executive Employment
  • ERISA Litigation
  • Family and Medical Leave Act
  • Fair Employment Practices
  • Fair Labor Standards Act
  • Insurance
  • Harassment
  • Litigation
  • Management Labor Law
  • Mediation
  • Noncompetition
  • Retaliatory Discharge
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Title VII
  • Wage and Hour Law
  • WARN Act
  • Whistleblower Litigation
  • Wrongful Terminations
  • Employee Discipline
  • Labor Law
  • Reductions in Force
Contact InfoTelephone: 813-289-1247
Fax: 813-289-6530
University University of Cincinnati (B.B.A., 1980; M.A., 1981)
Law SchoolUniversity of Cincinnati, J.D., 1986
Admitted1986, Ohio; 1987, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio; 1988, U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit; 1990, Florida and U.S. Supreme Court; 1994, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth and Tenth Circuits and U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida; 1995, U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit and U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida; 1996, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida; 2004, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit; 2006, Georgia; U.S. District Court, District of the Virgin Islands; U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit
Memberships The Florida Bar Association; Hillsborough County Bar Association; Association of Florida Management Attorneys.

Phi Alpha Delta. Recipient: American Jurisprudence Award for Torts; Superior Title Award for Real Estate. Judicial Clerk, First District Court of Appeals, Ohio, 1986-1988. Chapter Author: "The Fair Labor Standards Act And Other Wage/Hour Laws," published in Florida Small Business Practice, Fifth Edition, 2004 and Sixth Edition, 2009; "Restoration Rights," The Family Medical Leave Act, First Edition, 2006; Named Florida Trend's "Florida Legal Elite"; The Best Lawyers in America 2006 to current; Florida Super Lawyer. Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Court Mediator. Florida Supreme Court Certified Appellate Court Mediator.

Ed is listed as an AV Preeminent Lawyer by Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review, Best Lawyers in America, Super Lawyers, and Florida Florida's Legal Elite, by Florida Trend magazine. (Board Certified Labor and Employment Lawyer, Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education)

Reported CasesVelox v. Publix Super Markets, Inc., 81 So. 3d 433 (Fla. App. 4th DCA 2012); Stringfield v. IAP World Services, Inc., 784 F. Supp. 2d 1378 (S.D. Ga. 2011); Hodges v. Publix Super Markets, Inc., 372 Fed. Appx. 74 (11th Cir. 2010); Poulsen v. Publix Super Markets, Inc., 302 Fed. Appx. 906 (11th Cir. 2008); Dieudonne v. Publix Super Markets, Inc., 994 So. 2d 505 (Fla. 3rd DCA 2008); Yoder Bros., Inc. v. Weygant, 973 So. 2d 625 (Fla. 2d DCA 2008); Mohamed v. Publix Super Markets, Inc., 162 Fed. Appx. 924 (11th Cir. 2006); Cruz v. Publix Super Markets, Inc., 428 F.3d 1379 (11th Cir. 2005); Joseph v. Publix Super Markets, Inc., 151 Fed. Appx. 760 (11th Cir. 2005); Quinn v. Watson, 145 Fed. Appx. 799 (4th Cir. 2005); Desocio v. Sonic Automotive, 894 So. 2d 1064 (Fla. 2d DCA 2005); Quinn v. Watson, 119 Fed. Appx. 517 (4th Cir. 2005); Sonic Automotive v. Shofer, 881 So. 2d 739 (Fla. 5th DCA 2004); Florida Public Employees Council 79, AFSCME v. John Ellis ("JEB") Bush, 860 So. 2d 992 (Fla. 1st DCA 2003); Borino v. Publix Super Markets, Inc., 825 So. 2d 424 (Fla. 4th DCA 2002); Williams v. Vitro Services Corp., 144 F.3d 1438 (11th Cir. 1998); Benefits Management Associates, Inc. v. John Alden Life Ins. Co., 691 So. 2d 1208 (Fla. 3rd DCA 1997); United States v. Verners, 53 F.3d 291 (10th Cir. 1995); United States v. Bueno, 21 F.3d 120 (6th Cir. 1994); Beyersdoerfer v. Shocket, 93 Ohio App. 3d 647, 639 N.E. 2d 818 (Ohio App. 1st DCA 1994); Wolf v. Commissioner Internal Revenue, 13 F.3d 189 (6th Cir. 1993); State ex rel. Hadsell v. Springfield Twp., 92 Ohio App. 3d 256, 634 N.E. 2d 1035 (Ohio App. 1st DCA 1993); In re Ghali, 83 Ohio App. 3d 460, 615 N.E. 2d 268 (Ohio App. 10th DCA 1992); Rothschild v. Richland County Bd. of Adjustment, 309 S.C. 194, 420 S.E.2d 853 (S.C. 1992); United States v. Cummins, 969 F.2d 223 (6th Cir 1992); United States v. Tillman, 963 F.2d 137 (6th Cir 1992); Springfield Twp. Bd. of Trustees v. State Emp. Relations Bd., 70 Ohio App. 3d 801, 592 N.E. 2d 871 Ohio App. 1 (Ohio App. 1st DCA 1990.); State v. Theis, 327 N.C. 642, 399 S.E. 2d 130 (N.C. 1990); Brauning v. Cincinnati Gas & Elec. Co., 50 Ohio St. 3d 606, 552 N.E. 2d 644 (Ohio 1990); Schilling v. Schoenle, 782 S.W. 2d 630 (Ky. 1990); State Medical Bd. of Ohio v. Miller, 44 Ohio St. 3d 136, 541 N.E. 2d 602 (Ohio 1989).

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Hillsborough County, Florida Passes Wage Theft Ordinance
Edmund J. McKenna, December 16, 2015
On October 21, 2015, the Hillsborough County Board of Commissioners enacted the “Hillsborough County Wage Recovery Ordinance.” By it terms, the ordinance applies to all employers within Hillsborough County and any company with an employee or independent contractor who performs work...

New Pinellas County Wage Theft Ordinance Goes Into Effect January 1
Edmund J. McKenna, December 16, 2015
The commissioners of Pinellas County recently adopted a wage theft ordinance that will become effective on January 1, 2016. The ordinance provides that if any employer fails to pay wages of at least $60 due to an employee 14 days or more from the date the work was performed, the failure to pay will...

Florida’s Minimum Wage Likely to Remain Unchanged on January 1, 2016
Edmund J. McKenna, October 23, 2015
On November 2, 2004, Florida voters approved a constitutional amendment that created Florida’s minimum wage. The minimum wage applies to all employees in the state covered by the federal minimum wage. Florida law requires a new minimum wage calculation on September 30 of each year, based on...

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Edmund J. McKenna

100 North Tampa Street, Suite 3600
TampaFL 33602


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