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Lori Adelson

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Employment & Labor Attorney in Fort Lauderdale, FL

Approved Dispute Resolution – HR Law Pro
401 E Las Olas Blvd, Suite 1400
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Phone: 954-302-8960
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2022
Selected to Rising Stars: 2010
Licensed in Florida Since: 2000
Practice Areas: Employment & Labor: Employer, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Business/Corporate
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Attorney Profile

Lori Adelson is a professional, certified mediator, and workplace attorney in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Ms. Adelson has extensive experience in employment and labor law, business disputes, consumer and civil rights law. As the founding member of HR Law PRO. Ms. Adelson provides businesses throughout Florida with workplace law counsel assisting business owners in navigating the myriad of workplace law issues, such as wage and hour compliance, human resources, discrimination and harassment prevention, drafting employee handbooks and employment contracts, statutory and regulatory compliance, training, and risk management. She also performs in-house investigations, and provides expert witness testimony. 

Ms. Adelson is also a federal and state certified mediator, and Florida Supreme Court qualified arbitrator, and provides dispute resolution solutions including mediation, arbitration, and neutral fact finding. With over two decades of successfully litigating employment, civil rights, labor and business issues using her vast training as a skilled trial attorney.  Ms. Adelson brings her vast trial experience and skills as a certified mediator and neutral fact-finder in the areas of labor, employment, business, contract and elder disputes. She is a creative thinker and has a proven track record of negotiating and resolving these types of cases. It is Ms. Adelson's mission to help people to navigate conflict successfully, through mediation, arbitration, risk mitigation, and litigation avoidance solutions. Ms. Adelson is a conflict management professional providing mediation, facilitation, training, coaching, and consulting to individuals, organizations, and attorneys.

It is Ms. Adelson’s mission to help people, legal professionals, and organizations engage constructively in all phases of the conflict process and navigate conflict successfully, through mediation, arbitration, risk mitigation, and litigation avoidance solutions. Founder, Lori Adelson, Esq is a conflict management professional providing mediation, facilitation, training, coaching, and consulting to individuals, organizations, and attorneys.

After completing her bachelor’s degree at the University of Michigan, Ms. Adelson earned her law degree at Hofstra University Maurice A. Deane School of Law. Earlier in her legal career, she practiced at a large New York based law firm before relocating to Florida.   She has been featured in various mass media publications over her career including the Miami Herald and the New York Times. 

Active in various professional organizations, Ms. Adelson serves as an Emeritus board member of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Section of the Florida Bar, serves on the Florida' Bars Federal Practice Committee, and is also a member of the ADR and Labor and Employment law sections of the Florida Bar, Broward County Bar Association, and Miami-Dade Bar Association. She also serves as a member of the Board of Directors of Federal Bar Association. Ms. Adelson is also a member of the Broward County Women Lawyers’ Association, the Florida Association of Women Lawyers, the Florida Academy of Professional Mediators, Inc., National Arbitration and Mediation, and a Panel member of AAA Mediation.

Serving in leadership roles in her local community, Ms. Adelson sits on the Civil Service  Board of the City of Fort Lauderdale, the Board of Directors of the Jewish Federation of Broward County and Riverwalk Fort Lauderdale. She maintains involvement with the he Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce, Hospitality Human Resources Association of Broward County, the Human Resource Association of Broward County and the Society for Human Resource Management.

Practice Areas
  • 40%Employment & Labor: Employer
  • 50%Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • 10%Business/Corporate
Focus Areas

Wage & Hour Laws, Whistleblower, Sexual Harassment, Labor Law, Arbitration, Mediation, Contracts

Selections

1 Years Super Lawyers
1 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2022
  • Rising Stars: 2010

About Lori Adelson

First Admitted: 2000, Florida

Professional Webpage: https://www.hrlawpro.com/

Honors/Awards

  • Appeared on Fox News.com, Fox News, WBZT and WIOD Radio, Mass News Sources
  • Rising Lawyers - Super Lawyers, Super Lawyers
  • “Super Lawyer” by “Florida Super Lawyers”, Florida Super Lawyers

Special Licenses/Certifications

  •  United States District Court Southern District of Florida Certified Mediator
  • Florida Supreme Court Qualified Arbitrator
  • Florida Supreme Court Certified Civil Circuit Mediator

Representative Clients

  • Non-Profit Organizations
  • Health & Wellness
  • Small and Mid-Size Business
  • Construction
  • Legal Services
  • Financial Services
  • Technology
  • Manufacturing
  • Hospitality, Restaurants and Hotels

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Federal Practice Committee of the Florida Bar
  • Broward County Women’s Lawyers' Association, Member
  • Board of Directors, Federal Bar Association
  • Executive Council Member of the Alternate Dispute Resolution Section of the Florida Bar
  • Broward County Bar Association, Labor & Employment and ADR Section member
  • National Association of Women Lawyers, member
  • Civil Service Board for the City of Fort Lauderdale
  • Florida Lodging and Restaurant Association (FLRA)
  • Board of Governors of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce
  • Board of Directors of the Jewish Federation of Broward County
  • Human Resources Association of Broward County (HRABC)
  • Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM)
  • Trustee Member of Riverwalk Fort Lauderdale
  • Board of Directors of Riverwalk Fort Lauderdale
  • The Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce, member

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Labor and employment law, Lecturer
  • The New York Times
  • Labor and employment law, Lecturer

Educational Background

  • University of Michigan

Verdicts/Settlements

  • Lori Adelson, Esq. Successfully Defends Night Club Lori Adelson, Esq., of HR Law PRO successfully defended a night club and won a 5 day jury trial in federal court on a wage and hour retaliation claim on behalf of the night club. The name of the case is Jameka Brown v. Buddy Bee Corporation d/b/a Take One Lounge, Karen Raley and Scott Cohen, Case No. 1:14-cv-24368-CMA, S.D.Fla (October 15, 2015)., 2015

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Federal Bar Association, Board of Directors., 2021

Industry Groups

  • Commercial
  • Food Service
  • Hospitality
  • Insurance
  • Manufacturing
  • Medical Services & Supplies
  • Technology
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Office Location for Lori Adelson

401 E Las Olas Blvd
Suite 1400
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

Phone: 954-302-8960

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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