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For over 2 decades, MITCHELL LLOYD FELDMAN, ESQ., has been a civil litigator, who has worked on the defense and the plaintiff side of cases. Over the last 9 years, Mr. Feldman has focused his practice representing employees and individuals. Mr. Feldman’s bench and jury trial experience includes cases involving the following: Wage and hour claims, personal injuries and automobile accidents, workers’ compensation, Employment Contracts and Whistleblower Actions, and one criminal case. Mr. Feldman has handled cases throughout the state and Federal Courts in Florida, Georgia and cases in Connecticut, Illinois, and New York. HISTORY, EDUCATION AND OVERVIEW Mr. Feldman was born in Brooklyn, NY in 1965. He graduated from the University of South Florida in 1987 with a Bachelor of Science in Finance; he also earned his Juris Doctorate from Emory University, in Atlanta, Georgia in 1995. Mr. Feldman became a member of the State Bar of Georgia in 1995 and the Florida Bar in 1996. Since 1996, he has been a practicing member of the Florida Bar, with emphasis on civil litigation throughout State and Federal Courts in Florida, Georgia and numerous other Federal Courts in the United States such as Illinois and New York. Mr. Feldman proudly has prevailed on numerous cases that have gone to a jury trial. Most recently, in March, 2016, Mr. Feldman, along with co-counsel, prevailed on a multiple Plaintiff Florida Minimum Wage and FLSA jury trial case in the Middle District of Florida, Jacksonville Division styled: Kubiak, et al v. Salt Water Cowboy, Inc. et al, Case No.: 3:12-CV-1306-J-34JRK. The Jury awarded 100% of the damages sought. Since 2009, Mr. Feldman has primarily practiced in the area of employment law, including handling national and regional class and collective actions related to the wage and hour claims in violation of state laws and the Fair Labor Standards Act. Other types of cases include shareholder and partnership disputes, LLC member disputes, employment contract disputes, wrongful termination, sexual harassment, discrimination and equal pay violations. Mr. Feldman spent 13 plus years primarily focused representing insurance companies and the State of Florida handling insurance defense claims involving workers’ compensation, personal injuries, medical malpractice, civil rights and employment practices liability claims while a partner with the law firm of Silver, Feldman, Bass PA. In 2009, Mr. Feldman founded and was managing partner of Feldman, Fox & Morgado PA, later known as Feldman Morgado PA and then Feldman Law Group PA, which continued in existence until September, 2016. The law firm had offices in New York, Connecticut, Miami, Ocala, Jacksonville, Tampa and Atlanta Georgia. Mr. Feldman is now in solo practice in Tampa, Florida. The firm was dedicated to representing individuals and employees. Throughout the years of 2009 through 2016, Feldman Law Group PA and its predecessors, was actively engaged in numerous large scale, class actions and collective actions under state and federal wage laws. Mr. Feldman also handled workers’ compensation, personal injury and numerous shareholder, partnership and LLC member disputes. Many of the cases are listed below. Mr. Feldman is admitted to practice in all State Courts of Florida and Georgia. He is also admitted to practice in all Federal District Courts in Florida, including the Middle, Northern and Southern District Courts, as well as The Federal District Court in Northern and Middle District of Georgia. Mr. Feldman is a member of the Tampa Chamber of Commerce, The National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA), the American Bar Association, and the Hillsborough County Bar Association. Additionally, Mr. Feldman has handled appeals the First and Second District Courts of Florida. Personal: Mr. Feldman is married, and has 2 daughters. He enjoys skiing, outdoor activities, attending Tampa Buccaneers games, Lightning games, Rays Games, and travel. CURRENT PRACTICE AREAS: Employment law Overtime and Minimum wage violations Whistleblower claims Federal and State False Claim Act violations and Qui Tams Workers’ Compensation Business Partner disputes Shareholder disputes LLC member disputes Class actions Wrongful termination Personal Injury AWARDS AWARDED MEMBERSHIP IN SEVEN FIGURE LAWYERS CLUB: WWW.SEVENFIGURELAWYERS.COM QUALIFICATIONS Bar Admissions Florida, 1996 Georgia, 1995 ADMISSIONS U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida U.S. District Court Northern District of Florida U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida Federal Trial Bar U.S. District Court Southern District of Georgia U.S. District Court Northern District of Georgia U.S. District Court Middle District of Georgia National Multi-Million Dollar FLSA Counsel; Hillsborough County Bar Association American Bar Association National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA) NOTEABLE REPRESENTATIVE CASES, SETTLEMENTS AND ACTIVE LITIGATION CLASS AND COLLECTIVE ACTION SETTLEMENTS: Lytle et al v. Lowe’s LLC; Case No:8:12-CV-1848-T-33-TBM. Settled for $9.5 million dollars (class of Human Resources Managers) Shallin et al v. Payless Shoesource Inc., Case No. 3:14-CV-00335-RNC. Settled for $2,900,000(class of solo store managers and store leaders) Gerondadikis v. BL Restaurant Operations LLC, (BAR LOUIE CLASS), Case No. 8:12-cv-00096-EAK-MAP Settled for $1,000,000.00 (servers) Augustyniak et all v. Lowe’s: Settled for $4,500,000.00 (human resources managers) Brown, Gillard et al. v. Discrete Wireless d/b/a Nextraq, Case No: 8:14-CV-01922-T-33EAJ: Settled for $750,000.00 (inside sales representatives) Espanol v Avis/Budget, case no: 8:10-CV-00944-MSS-AEP: Settled for $750,000.00 (shift managers) KUBIAK ET AL V. SALT WATER COWBOY, INC. CASE NO. 3:12-CV-1306-J-34JRK: JURY VERDICT for 8 named plaintiffs: 100% RECOVERY FULL WAGES, LIQUIDATED DAMAGES TOTALLING $192,000.00. (servers) CZPOKEK v. TBC Retail Group Inc., Collective action FLSA: Settlement $250,000 pending approval of court. Case no: 8:14-CV-00675-CEH-TBM (tire techs, sales reps and service managers)

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