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James R. Wiley

James R. Wiley

Of Counsel

Overview

Jim Wiley primarily practices EEO law, representing management in employment discrimination litigation in federal and state courts, and before governmental agencies. He also handles arbitrations.

Jim has handled several OSHA cases and represented employers in whistleblower litigation, employee tort suits, toxic tort litigation, and unemployment compensation matters. In addition, he has handled matters related to union contracts, the FLSA, equal pay disputes, due process, affirmative action, contract, and interference with business.

He has also developed a more general practice in complex federal litigation and appellate matters. For example, he has handled several large antitrust matters and developed experience in the law relating to Native Americans.

Experience

  • Jim represents management in complex employment discrimination litigation in federal and state courts, and before governmental agencies. He has represented management in several class action discrimination lawsuits in federal court.
  • Jim regularly defends businesses in ADA public access disability lawsuits.
  • He has handled a number of OSHA cases and represented employers in whistleblower litigation, employee tort suits, and unemployment compensation matters. He has also worked with union contracts, the FLSA, equal pay disputes, due process matters, affirmative action, contract actions, and interference with business actions.

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Recognition

  • AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Florida Super Lawyers, Super Lawyers Magazine (2006–2007, 2010–2019)
  • The Best Lawyers in America, Employment Law – Management, Labor Law – Management (2008–2020)

Professional & Community Involvement

  • American Bar Association
    • Labor and Employment Law Section
  • Academy of Florida Management Attorneys
  • Association of American Trial Lawyers
  • Federal Bar Association
  • The Florida Bar 
    • Labor and Employment Law Section
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association
  • Guardian Ad Litem Guild
    • Past President
  • Stagesetters
    • Treasurer
  • Stageworks Theatre
    • Board of Directors

Credentials

Education
  • University of Florida College of Law (J.D., with honors, 1983)
    • Order of the Coif
    • Phi Beta Kappa
  • University of Florida (B.A., with honors, 1978)
  • Yale University
Bar Admissions
  • Florida
Court Admissions
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
  • Florida State Courts

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