655 W. Morse Blvd., Suite 212, Winter Park, FL 32789
Managing Partner, Jill S. Schwartz & Associates, P.A.
Jill S. Schwartz is managing partner of Jill S. Schwartz & Associates, P.A., an AV rated Labor and Employment law firm. She has extensive experience representing both management and employees. The firm is active in the litigation of all employment matters, including discrimination, sexual harassment, retaliation, wage and hour disputes, employment contracts, whistleblower and False Claims Act/Qui Tam cases, in federal and state courts.
A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Rutgers University and the University of Maryland School of Law, Ms. Schwartz is also a Florida Supreme Court Certified Civil Mediator and Arbitrator. HONORS: In 2005, Ms. Schwartz became the first female attorney from Florida to be inducted into the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers. She is AV (top) rated by Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review and has been included in the “Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers” since 1999. Ms. Schwartz has been listed in Florida Trend’s “Legal Elite” and in Florida Super Lawyers (named one of the Top 50 Women Lawyers) since 2007. She has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America© since 2006, and has been honored as Orlando Magazine’s “Lawyer of the Year” in Labor and Employment for the past several years. LEADERSHIP: Ms. Schwartz has served as President of the Federal Bar Association, Orlando Chapter; Chair of the Florida Bar Labor and Employment Section; President of the National Employment Lawyers Association, Florida; Chair of the Orlando Bar Association, Labor and Employment Section; and Chair of the Judicial Nominating Commission for the Fifth District Court of Appeals.
COMMUNITY SERVICE: Ms. Schwartz is a current board member of Support Our Scholars and the Holocaust Memorial Resource and Education Center of FL. Ms. Schwartz is a recipient of the Women’s Resource Center’s “Summit Award” for outstanding philanthropic contributions. She was also recently honored by AdventHealth Foundation Central Florida as its Volunteer of the Month. Our attorneys and staff devote significant time and resources to over a dozen charitable and non-profit organizations each year, including the American Heart Association, Orange County Animal Shelter, United Way, Second Harvest Food Bank, Boys and Girls Town USA and Ronald McDonald House. Additionally, the firm has been honored with the Orlando Sentinel’s “Top 100 Companies for Working Families Community Service Award”, as “Corporate Champion,” and as the first ever Hall of Fame inductee.