Damian C. Taylor

Top rated employment & labor attorney in Naples, Florida

Coleman, Hazzard, Taylor, Klaus, Doupé & Diaz P.A.
Damian C. Taylor
Coleman, Hazzard, Taylor, Klaus, Doupé & Diaz P.A.

Practice Areas: Employment & labor, Employment litigation, Business litigation view more

Licensed in Florida since: 1994

Education: Florida State University College of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2022

Coleman, Hazzard, Taylor, Klaus, Doupé & Diaz P.A.

4099 Tamiami Trail N
Suite 201
Naples, FL 34103 Phone: 239-298-5208 Email: Damian C. Taylor Visit website

Details

Damian Taylor is “AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated” by Martindale-Hubbell®, and he has been named in Florida Trend’s Legal Elite, and Florida Super Lawyers. Damian was born in Recife, Brazil on March 18, 1968. He represents clients in labor and employment matters and general civil litigation. He has significant trial experience in state and federal courts and has defended numerous employers against claims under Title VII of the federal Civil Rights Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (“ADEA”), the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”), the Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”), the Florida Civil Rights Act, state and federal whistleblower statutes, and many other labor and employment laws. That representation includes the handling of government investigations by agencies like the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”), the Florida Commission on Human Relations (“FCHR”), and the Department of Labor (“DOL”).

Damian frequently represents parties in disputes over non-compete agreements, confidentiality agreements, the Uniform Trade Secrets Act, and various forms of unfair competition. Much of his practice is devoted to helping employers avoid litigation through proactive measures like: implementation of employee handbooks, employment contracts, independent contractor agreements, and best employment practices; audits of exempt and non-exempt employee classifications and payroll practices under the FLSA; Form I-9 audits; investigations of alleged misconduct in the workplace; management training; and consultation with managers regarding hiring, discipline, and termination practices, and compliance with the myriad of laws and regulations affecting the workplace. Damian’s general civil litigation practice includes the representation of clients with respect to disputes over the ownership, management, and dissolution of businesses, contract performance, real estate, construction, landlord-tenant, probate, guardianship, and a variety of other matters. Where appropriate, he assists clients with resolving disputes through mediation or arbitration.

Practice areas

Employment & labor: employer, Employment litigation: defense, Business litigation, General litigation, Civil rights, Civil litigation: defense

First Admitted: 1994, Florida

Professional Webpage: https://www.chtlegal.com/damian-c-taylor/

Honors/Awards:
  • Rated AV Preeminent® , Martindale-Hubbell®
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Member, Board of Directors, Boys & Girls Club of Collier County
Educational Background:
  • Bachelor of Arts, International Studies, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1990
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Past Member, Collier County Bar Association Board of Directors, 2018
  • President, Collier County Bar Association, 2017
  • President, Collier County Bar Foundation, 2016
  • Past President and Legislative Director, HR Collier
  • Past State Government Affairs Director, HR Florida
  • Past President, Collier County Bar Association Trial Lawyers Section 
  • Member, Florida Bar Labor and Employment Law Section and Trial Lawyers Section
  • Leadership Collier Class of , 2009
Industry Groups:
  • Banking
  • Construction
  • Country Clubs
  • Health Care
  • Insurance
  • Non-Profits
  • Owner Associations
  • Restaurants

Office location for Damian C. Taylor

4099 Tamiami Trail N
Suite 201
Naples, FL 34103

Selections

8 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2022

Top lists

Top 100: Florida Super Lawyers: 2022

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