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Jennifer E. Daley

Jennifer E. Daley

Location:
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Phone:
954-519-2235
877-367-4440
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I grew up in St. Croix, United States Virgin Islands, in a relatively large West Indian family of seven children four sisters and two brothers in a household for which work and the benefits it provided were necessities.

While childhood poverty and lack of opportunities denied both of my parents the opportunity to finish high school and attend college, they expected each of their children to do so. Each eventually did. Three of my sisters and I were recruited by the University of Tampa, a private college in Tampa, Florida, where we worked while attending college, and a brother attended a nearby college.

I earned my law degree from the University of Florida in 1990. It was at the University of Florida where my interest in employment law began, leading to a public interest fellowship on eldercare as an employment benefit for the sandwich generation faced with raising children while simultaneously taking care of aging parents.

After law school, I worked for five years as a judicial clerk for the late Hon. E. Earle Zehmer, chief judge of the Florida First District Court of Appeal, who bucked the trend and hired me as one the first Black judicial clerks at the court. Clerking afforded me a bird's-eye view at the inner workings of an appellate court and allowed me to be involved in drafting opinions that helped shape the law by which I would later litigate.

When I joined Amlong & Amlong, P.A., in 1998 (after working at a small firm practicing commercial litigation, appeals, and some employment law), my practice became focused almost exclusively on litigating employment-related issues and wage disputes on the trial and appellate levels, negotiating employment agreements and severance packages, and changing the law from a different point of view as an advocate.

The firm's focus on civil rights and employment issues has allowed me to litigate and negotiate on behalf of working people in what I see as one of the most important aspects of an individual's life and financial stability: employment. The most rewarding part of this area of law is being able to reassure employees who spend most of their waking hours working, that their promotion, raise, termination or other adverse action is worth the fight and, every once a while, getting the employers and the courts to agree.

A growing area of my practice is pregnancy discrimination and marital status discrimination, a topic for which I have often been asked to lecture and give presentations. I expect this area to continue to grow until employers get it, until they realize that with the growing workforce of women and single parents, pregnancy which Congress has declared is part of being a woman should be treated like any other condition requiring an accommodation and that parents can, must, and want to work.

Year Joined Firm

  • 1998

Areas of Practice

  • Employment (Civil Rights, Wage Disputes, Appeal)
  • General Civil Practice and Appeals

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 1990
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida, 1995
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida, 1995
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Florida, 1995
  • Southern District of Florida Trial Bar, 1995
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 1997

Education

  • University of Florida College of Law, Gainesville, Florida
    • J.D. - 1990
    • Law Journal: University of Florida International Law Journal, 1989 - 1990
  • University of Tampa, Tampa, Florida
    • B.S. - 1987
    • Major: Criminology

Published Works

  • "Tightening the Net of Florida's RICO Act", 21 Fla. S.U.L. Rev. 381, January, 1994

Classes/Seminars

  • Pregnancy Discrimination Act, Florida Int'l Univ. (Employment Law), 2004 - 2006
  • Sexual Harassment; Civil Justice System, NBA-WLD (Miami Dade Chapter), 2004 - 2007

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • National Employment Lawyers' Association, Member, 1997 - Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Hon. E. Earle Zehmer, Chief Judge of the Florida First District Court of Appeal, Law Clerk

Pro Bono Activities

  • Woman 2 Woman Ministries, 2003 - 2005

Languages

  • English
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Karen provided me with all of the information needed to enable me to make sound decisions supported by her recommendations each step of the way. Her strategy and control of the process resulted in a fair settlement without having to go through a trial by jury.

At the end of the day, I trust Karen Amlong. Her knowledge and experience is evident. She kept me and my best interests in the forefront at all times and everything we discussed during our initial consult ended up being spot on, even the timeline..

Regardless of how hard the opposition pushed, the Amlong Firm dug in, and defended even harder. The Amlong Firm not only fought on behalf of myself, but also for my family in regards to the harm they suffered.

Fighting for justice is exhausting. When the other lawyer is playing dirty tricks, it's reassuring to know that The Amlong Firm has gone all the way to the Supreme Court to fight for justice for for a client – and they won.

My phone calls always were answered, my questions and concerns were dealt with promptly. Knowing I had competent, respected representation at this very stressful time was step one in moving on.

The decision to obtain Karen Amlong was the best choice I could have made dealing with my case. I highly recommend this attorney for anyone who is looking for a strong, aggressive attorney.

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