Peter T. Mavrick

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in Fort Lauderdale, FL

Mavrick Law Firm
1620 W. Oakland Park Blvd, Suite 300
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311
Phone: 954-564-2246
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2021
Licensed Since: 1996
Education: Harvard Law School
Practice Areas: Business Litigation (70%), Business/Corporate (10%), Civil Litigation: Plaintiff (10%), Employment Litigation: Defense (10%)
Languages Spoken: English, Spanish
Attorney Profile

Peter T. Mavrick is the founder of the Fort Lauderdale-based Mavrick Law Firm. He focuses his practice on complex civil litigation, representing clients throughout the state of Florida, and he has been admitted to practice in Florida since 1996. In addition, Mr. Mavrick is admitted to practice in California, before the U.S. District Courts for the Southern, Middle, and Northern Districts of Florida, before the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, and before the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the 9th and 11th Circuits.

A significant portion of Mr. Mavrick’s practice involves labor and employment litigation in which he has defended companies and executives who have faced a variety of claims. Some of the types of cases that he has successfully handled have included wage and hour matters, pregnancy and other types of workplace discrimination, wrongful termination, retaliation, noncompete agreements and trade secrets. Outside of the labor and employment area, Mr. Mavrick’s experience has encompassed contract breaches, business torts, solicitation of workers, enforcement of judgments, interference with contractual relations, non disparagement, housing discrimination, landlord-tenant matters, unjust enrichment and fraud.

Mr. Mavrick’s clients have benefitted from his skills in the courtroom, during negotiation sessions, and before arbitration panels, and his successful track record has earned him a great deal of favorable recognition from his fellow members of the bar. Among his many honors and awards are an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell and a 10.0 peer review rating through Avvo. Frequently asked to deliver presentations to fellow professionals on topics related to his practice areas, Mr. Mavrick is a member of several legal organizations, and he is a 1992 cum laude graduate of Harvard Law School.

*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
  • 70%Business Litigation
  • 10%Business/Corporate
  • 10%Civil Litigation: Plaintiff
  • 10%Employment Litigation: Defense
Focus Areas

Trade Secret, Non-Compete Agreements, Employment Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Retaliation, Employment Law - Employer

Selections

1 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2021

About Peter T. Mavrick

Admitted: 1996, California

Professional Webpage: https://www.mavricklaw.com/peter-t-mavrick.html

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Speaker (March 2000) “Florida Employment Law Causes of Action Under Statutory and Common Law,” American Bar Association Basic Employment Law Seminar, Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
  • Speaker (December 1997 and March 1998) “The Crime-Fraud Exception to the Attorney-Client Privilege,” presented to the Broward County Bar Association, Employment Law Section and to labor/employment attorneys.
  • Teaching Fellow, Harvard College, 1990 – 1991
  • Speaker (September 2000) “Negotiating Employment Severance and Settlement Agreements and Ethical Considerations,” to the National Employment Lawyers Association, State of Florida Chapter.
  • Selected as April 2014 speaker for continuing legal education on topic that included defending against discrimination claims under Title VII, the Florida Civil Rights Act, and other laws.
  • Selected as October 2014 speaker for continuing legal education on topics of non-competition covenants and wage/hour practices under the Fair Labor Standards Act.
  • Speaker on March 2, 2016 regarding “The National Labor Relations Act: Obligations and Compliance” to Human Resources professionals and attorneys at the National Business Institute.
  • Speaker on March 3, 2016 regarding “Retaliation and Discrimination Claims Under Worker’s Compensation Law, Family Medical Leave Act, Americans With Disabilities Act, and Whistle-blower’s Laws” to Human Resources professionals and attorneys at Sterling Education.
  • Speaker on February 13, 2017 in West Palm Beach, Florida regarding “Responding to EEOC and State Agency Charges” to Human Resources professionals and attorneys at the National Business Institute.
  • Speaker in May 2018 to Human Resources Professionals of Broward County regarding "Proactive Steps Employers Can Take To Deter Future Claims."
  • Speaker in November 2018 to attorneys and human resource professionals on the topic "FLSA Essentials: Practically Applying The Most Recent Legal Perspectives" at the National Business Institute.

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Mr. Mavrick speaks at seminars and conferences on employment law issues, and has held several leadership positions in the Broward County Bar Association and The Florida Bar. These have included Florida Bar Grievance Committee Chair (2005 – 2006) and member (2003 – 2005) and Broward County Bar Association Chairman (2001 – 2002) and Co-Chairman (2000 – 2001) of the Employment Law Section and Chairman (1999 – 2000) and Vice-Chairman (1997 – 1999) of the Intellectual Property Law Section. Member of the Board of Directors (2003 – 2007) of the Federal Bar Association Broward County Chapter and the Board of Directors (2003 – 2007) of the North Coral Ridge Homeowners Association.
  • Treasurer, North Broward Bar Association, 2012 – 2013 Term.
  • Vice-President, North Broward Bar Association, 2013 – 2014 Term.
  • California, 1992
  • President, North Section of Broward County Bar Association, 2014- 2015 Term.
  • Florida, 1996

Honors/Awards

  • October 2017, awarded the Most Outstanding Employment Law Services - FL, USA by CorporateLiveWire.com

Educational Background

  • University of Michigan, A.B., with high distinction, Phi Beta Kappa, 1989

Verdicts/Settlements

  • Successfully defended a physician's practice against a claim of pregnancy discrimination. Obtained final dismissal of pregnancy discrimination case., 2016
  • Won jury trial in federal court in West Palm Beach, Florida in case against corporation and its President for overtime wages. Won a complete defense verdict where the jury deliberated for less than 30 minutes., 2016
  • Successfully defended child care facility against claim of pregnancy discrimination filed by former employee. Obtained dismissal of pregnancy discrimination claim., 2016
  • Successfully defended landlord/owner of apartment building against claim of housing discrimination. Obtained dismissal of housing discrimination claim., 2016
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Office Location for Peter T. Mavrick

1620 W. Oakland Park Blvd
Suite 300
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311

Phone: 954-564-2246

Last Updated: 1/26/2021

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