Karen Coolman Amlong

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Employment Litigation Attorney in Fort Lauderdale, FL

The Amlong Firm
 | 500 NE 4th Street, Suite 200
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Phone: 954-462-1983
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1979
Practice Areas:
  • Employment Litigation: Plaintiff (50%),
  • Employment & Labor (30%),
  • Family Law (20%)
Attorney Profile

Attorney Karen Coolman Amlong is a founding partner of The Amlong Firm in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. An employment lawyer dedicated to equality in the workplace, she represents employees in complex cases involving executive noncompete agreements; executive severance agreements; whistleblowing; harassment and discrimination based on gender, age, race, and other protected characteristicsd; wrongful termination and other employer-employee disputes. She also handles complex family law cases.

As an advocate for justice and workplace fairness, Ms. Amlong is well known for her dynamic litigation skills and effective trial presentations.  Her practice is characterized by thorough investigation, sound legal research, attention to detail and personalized case strategy tailored to the case and client.  She is an AV-rated* attorney.  With nearly 38 years of trial experience, she is at home in a courtroom and an experienced advocate for her clients.

Ms. Amlong has been involved in several organizations devoted to protecting the rights of individuals in the workplace. She is a frequent lecturer on labor and employment law, discrimination issues and trial tactics for bar associations, conferences and continuing legal education seminars.

She is licensed to practice in Florida, all the U.S. District Courts of Florida, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court.

*AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used 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 confidential opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories: legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Employment Litigation (50%): Employment Discrimination, Retaliation

Employment & Labor (30%): Employment Law - Employee, Whistleblower, Sexual Harassment

Family Law (20%): Divorce

Focus Areas

Employment Discrimination, Retaliation, Employment Law - Employee, Whistleblower, Sexual Harassment, Divorce


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Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2019

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About Karen Amlong

Admitted: 1979, Florida

Professional Webpage: http://www.theamlongfirm.com/Attorney-Profiles/Karen-C-Amlon...


  • One of Florida's Fifty Most Successful Business Women, Fast Track Magazine, 2002
  • Recipient, Glass Ceiling Award, Florida National Organization for Women, 1998
  • Broward County Women's Hall of Fame, 1995
  • Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • AV "Preeminent" Rating; 5 out of 5, Martindale Hubbell
  • Rated 10 out of 10 for "Superb" rating., www.AVVO.com

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Certified by the Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization in Marital and Family Law, 1989 to 2013; Business Litigation, 1998 to 2013; Civil Trial, 1992 to 2013; Labor and Employment Law, 2001 to 2013.

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Faculty Member, Employment Law Trial Skills Program, Florida Bar Labor & Employment Law Section, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2001 and 2004
  • Member, Florida Board of Bar Examiners, 1995 - 2000

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Broward County Commission on the Status of Women, 1992 - 1994
  • Broward County Charter Review Commission, 1994 - 1996
  • State of Florida Commission on the Status of Women, 1993 - 1996

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

Representative Clients:

  • Sheridan Health Corp., Inc. v. Amko, 993 So.2d 167, Fla. 4th DCA, 2008
  • Dahl v. Eckerd Family Youth Alternatives, Inc., 843 So.2d 956, Fla. 2nd DCA, 2003
  • Boone v. Etkin, 771 So.2d 559, Fla. 4th DCA, 2000
  • Stockett v. Tolin, 791 F.Supp. 1536, 1554, S.D. Fla., 1992
  • Glickstein v. Sun Bank/Miami, N.A. 922 F.2d 666, 11th Cir., 1991
  • In Re: Pearlman, 15 Fam. Law Rev. 1355, (BNA No. 30), 1989

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Florida House of Representatives, 1974 - 1976

Educational Background:

  • Michigan State University, B.A. in Art History, Magna Cum Laude; Phi Beta Kappa, 1968


  • “Excellent thoughtful litigastor. A good mentor to other lawyers.”

These comments were made by fellow attorneys during the annual nomination process.

Office Location for Karen Coolman Amlong

500 NE 4th Street
Suite 200
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

Phone: 954-462-1983

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Last Updated: 2/20/2019

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