J. Freddy Perera

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Employment & Labor Attorney in Davie, FL

Perera Barnhart Aleman
12555 Orange Drive, Second Floor
Davie, FL 33330
Phone: 786-785-6325
Selected to Rising Stars: 2017 - 2021
Licensed Since: 2011
Practice Areas: Employment & Labor: Employee (50%), Employment & Labor: Employer (50%)
Languages Spoken: English, Spanish
Attorney Profile

Attorney J. Freddy Perera is a founding partner at Perera Barnhart Alemán in Davie, Florida. Mr. Perera focuses his practice on employment law and serves clients throughout South Florida. He represents both plaintiffs and defendants as part of his practice, which provides him with distinct skills and advantages in litigation. 

Mr. Perera holds licenses to practice law before all Florida state courts and the U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Middle and Southern Districts of Florida. 

His excellent work on behalf of clients has earned Mr. Perera a number of honors. Martindale-Hubbell awarded him an AV Preeminent* peer review rating. This is the highest available rating, reflecting high legal capability and ethical standards. 

Believing in the value of professional education, Mr. Perera writes and speaks on employment law topics. Groups he has spoken for include the Doral Chamber of Commerce, the Human Resource Association of Broward County and the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants Miami-Dade Chapter.

Mr. Perera earned a bachelor’s degree from Florida Atlantic University, graduating first in his class. He went on to earn his law degree from Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad College of Law, graduating summa cum laude. While attending law school, he clerked full time for a national employment law firm, developing his legal knowledge and gaining valuable experience. 

Prior to founding Perera Barnhart Alemán, Mr. Perera spent several years practicing at a private Florida-based employment law firm and serving as general counsel for the Florida Atlantic Research and Development Authority. During this time, he served as lead counselor and lead negotiator in several complex employment matters.

*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 Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
  • 50%Employment & Labor: Employee
  • 50%Employment & Labor: Employer
Focus Areas

Employment Law - Employee, Wage & Hour Laws, Whistleblower, Sexual Harassment, Labor Law

Selections

5 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2017 - 2021

About J. Freddy Perera

Admitted: 2011, Florida

Professional Webpage: https://pba-law.com/personnel/jorge-freddy-perera/

Honors/Awards

  • , Super Lawyers, Labor and Employment Law, www.superlawyers.com/florida/lawyer/j-freddy-perera/6f67eb35-e2ad-4979-8815-7f80efbc29c7.html
  • , Super Lawyers, Rising Star
  • , Most Outstanding Labor and Employment Law School Student Award, Labor & Employment Section of the Florida Bar
  • Selected as a Top 40 Lawyer Under 40 by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Top 40 Lawyer Under 40, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 2019
  • AV rating is the highest rating in ethics and ability awarded by this publication, 2018 - 2019, Highest Rating In Ethics And Ability, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Selected as a Top Rated Lawyer by South Florida's Top Rated Lawyers publication, Top Rated Layer, South Florida Top Rated Lawyers, 2019

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Member, Cuban American Bar Association
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • Florida Bar
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Chair, Law School Liaison Committee of the Florida Bar Labor and Employment Law Section
  • New Dawn Church, General Counsel

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Speaker, “’The Art of the Deal’: Negotiation and Psychology In The Workplace,” Human Resource Association of Broward County, July 8, 2015
  • Speaker, “Labor & Employment Law Essentials for Employers and Management,” Doral Chamber of Commerce, November 5, 2014
  • Speaker, “Employment Law Issues for Accountants and Financial Professionals,” Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants Miami-Dade Chapter, June 30, 2015
  • Speaker, “What Every Employer Needs to Know about Labor and Employment Laws in Florida,” Doral Chamber of Commerce, June 3, 2015

Educational Background

  • Florida Atlantic University, B.A., Honors: summa cum laude, Class Rank 1 with a Perfect 4.0 GPA
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Office Location for J. Freddy Perera

12555 Orange Drive
Second Floor
Davie, FL 33330

Phone: 786-785-6325

Last Updated: 2/24/2021

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