About The Amlong Firm
We Protect Employees and Their Careers
As one of the premier employment law firms in Florida, The Amlong Firm has long been protecting the rights of employees in the workplace. Our attorneys have handled virtually every employment law claim imaginable, including cases related to sexual harassment, LGBT rights, hostile work environment, unpaid wages and overtime, employer retaliation, whistleblowing and all forms of workplace discrimination. To date, Bill and Karen Coolman Amlong have tried well over 200 jury trials.
Our 'Secret' to Success: Passion and Experience
Helping workers enforce their rights is not just a job at The Amlong Firm — it is a calling. Our firm’s founders, Bill and Karen Coolman Amlong, started militating for social justice while at university in the 1960s ― and they never stopped.
Our attorneys and supporting staff are as diverse and passionate as the clients we serve. As the first state coordinator of the Florida chapters of the National Organization for Women (NOW), and a national board member in her 20s, Attorney Karen Coolman Amlong has been active in women's rights issues. She was the first woman from Broward County elected as a state legislator in 1974, and, in 1993, she obtained the first multimillion-dollar-plus sexual harassment judgment in Florida. Fasttrack magazine also named her one of South Florida's Most Successful Businesswomen in 2002.
Before becoming a lawyer, Bill Amlong was an investigative reporter for The Miami Herald, covering, among other things, national politics. The Miami Herald nominated him for three Pulitzer Prizes.
Recognition Within the Legal Community
With more than 74 years of combined legal experience, Bill and Karen Coolman Amlong are well-known in Florida courtrooms.
Not only has this dynamic husband-and-wife team been working together for several decades, but they have both been selected for inclusion on the Florida Super Lawyers list for several years straight. In fact, Karen has been included on this list every year since 2007 and Bill every year since 2008. In addition, both are AV Preeminent Peer Review-Rated* through Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating possible.
The Amlong Firm has been recognized as a Best Law Firm in America and both Bill and Karen Coolman Amlong have been named as Best Lawyers in America. Bill Amlong is rated 9.5 out of 10 and Karen Coolman Amlong is rated 10 out of 10 by Avvo. The American Bar Association's General Practice/Solo Section also bestowed upon The Amlong Firm its Small Firm Practitioner of Merit Award for 2004-2005.
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We Do What Needs to Be Done to Obtain the Best Recovery for You
Simply put, we are trial lawyers ― we thoroughly prepare every case expecting it to go to trial. Make no mistake: When the other side knows you are ready, willing and able to take your case to court, you are more likely to get the settlement you deserve.
Whether conducting focused discovery to uncover facts necessary to win, planning and implementing a settlement or mediation strategy to conclude the case in the least possible time and at the lowest possible expense or, when necessary, committing all The Amlong's Firm's resources to making a successful presentation at trial, we will do what it takes to get you the best recovery possible.
If you would like to speak to one of our employment law lawyers, call our office in Fort Lauderdale at (954) 953-5490. You can also reach us online. Don't put up with discrimination or unfair treatment from your employer any longer. Contact us today.
*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer-review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ fall into two categories - legal ability and general ethical standards.