William R. 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
Fax: 954-523-3192
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1985
Practice Areas:
  • Employment Litigation: Plaintiff (60%),
  • Employment & Labor (30%),
  • Employment Litigation: Defense (10%)
Attorney Profile

Bill Amlong is an AV-rated* civil litigator of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and founding partner of The Amlong Firm. An experienced and aggressive trial advocate, he represents employees in all matters of labor and employment law.

A former journalist, Mr. Amlong uses his investigative strengths, writing skills and extensive trial experience to advocate for the rights of employees at all levelos who suffer discrimination, harassment, wage-and-hour violations and other wrongs in the workplace. His clientele include police officers and firefighetrs, highly placed corporate executives, physicians, attorneys and financial professionals.

Mr. Amlong has served in several leadership roles of organizations dedicated to protecting employee rights. He is a former president of the Florida chapter of the National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA), as well as a former national executive board member. He is also a former chairman of the Broward County Commission on the Status of Women, the only male chair ever.  He has lectured, both locally and nationally, and published on both trial practice and labor-and-employment law.

Among other accomplishments, Mr. Amlong was instrumental in obtaining a successful result in the 1998 U.S. Supreme Court case Faragher v. City of Boca Raton, 524 U.S. 755, which resulted in increased liability for employers that fail to prevent or remedy on-the-job harassment based on sex or other protected characteristics.

*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 (60%)

Employment & Labor (30%)

Employment Litigation (10%)

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 12 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2019

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About William Amlong

Admitted: 1985, Florida

Professional Webpage: http://www.theamlongfirm.com/Attorney-Profiles/William-R-Aml...

Honors/Awards:

  • This award is presented annually to the outstanding male senior at the University of North Carolina's School of Journalism by chapter of Sigma Delta Chi, the professional journalism fraternity, Outstanding Male Senior Award, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1968
  • My wife/partner and I were honored for our work on behalf of equality for women., Glass Ceiling Award, Palm Beach South County Chapter of the National Organization for Women, 1998
  • I was editor during my junior and senior years at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill of the student-run daily newspaper, Editor, The Daily Tar Heel, 1967
  • I was chosen among the leading business lawyers during the only year that Chambers include plaintiff's employment lawyers amongst those whom it reviewed., America's Leading Business Lawyers, Chambers USA, 2003
  • My wife/partner and I were honored by the Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Section of the ABA for our overall achievements., Small Firm Practitioner of Merit Award, American Bar Association General Practice, Solo and Small Section, 2004

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • National Employment Lawyers Association, Vice President, Florida Chapter, 1993
  • National Employent Lawyrs Association, Member, National Executive Board, 1996
  • Faculty Member, Intensive Trial Skills Seminar, Florida Bar Labor & Employment Section, 1995
  • National Employment Lawyers Association, President, Florida Chapter, 1995

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Broward County Commission the Status of Women (First Male Chair), 1998
  • Broward County Commission on the Status of Women (only Male Member), 1994

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • A review of legal theories and tactics for trial lawyers representing older workers in age-discrimination actions, Author, Representing the age discrimination plaintiff, Trial Magazine, Vol. 44, No. 8, American Association For Justice, 2008
  • An analysis of how lower courts have applied Faragher v. City of Boca Raton, 524 U.S. 775 (1998), which made employer's liable for the harassing behavior of their supervisory personnel, but created a defense in cases in which no tangible job detriment was involved for employers who put into place an effective mechanism for preventing and correcting sexual harassment if the complaining employee has unreasonable failed to avail herself of it or otherwise avoid harm., Author, Faragher v. City of Boca Raton: A Seven-year retrospective, Fla. Bar J., Vol. 80, No. 1, The Florida Bar, 2006

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • David M. Lipman v. Richard A. Asper and Aviation Consultants, Inc., Case No. 03-006767, Broward County, Fla., Circuit Court ($1,414,400 verdict against a person who used a made-it-himself check, drawn on a Caribbean bank that had no checking account privileges, to pay off the principal of escrow funds he supposedly had been holding)., 2007

Educational Background:

  • Nova University Center for the Study of Law, J.D., Cum Laude
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, A.B. in Journalism

Industry Groups

  • National Employment Lawyers Association
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Office Location for William R. Amlong

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

Phone: 954-462-1983

Fax: 954-523-3192

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Last Updated: 7/22/2019

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