Annette Newman

Annette Newman

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Employment & Labor Attorney in Stuart, FL

Law Office of Annette Newman, LLC
 | 1 SE Ocean Blvd., Stuart, FL 34994
Phone: 772-291-2528
Selected to Rising Stars: 2017 - 2018
Licensed Since: 2010
Practice Areas:
  • Employment & Labor: Employee (50%),
  • Civil Litigation: Plaintiff (10%),
  • Civil Rights (10%),
  • Family Law (10%),
  • Employment Litigation: Plaintiff (10%),
  • Administrative Law (10%)
Attorney Profile

Attorney Annette Newman is a Sole Practitioner practicing primarily in the areas of employment/labor law and civil rights law.  The Law Office of Annette Newman, LLC is a full service law firm and represents clients in various other types of civil claims as well, including Contract Disputes, Family Law, Housing Discrimination, Small Claims and Collections.  Offering legal services to clients throughout the State of Florida.  Available by appointment only in Broward, Miami Dade, WPB, Martin, St. Lucie, Okeechobee, Indian River and surrounding counties.

The firm represents both employers and employees throughout the State of Florida in employment law claims as well as plaintiff's who are victims of civil rights violations, including excessive force, assault, false arrest, and other civil rights violations such as public accommodations discrimination, housing discrimination and prisoner abuse.

For employees:  The firm will represent you if you have need legal representation for claims against your employer for illegal discrimination because of your race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, disability, pregnancy, sexual harassment, sexual orientation, harassment, hostile work environment, whistleblower claims and/or retaliation as well as violations of your FMLA rights and/or for unpaid wages or overtime pay. 

For employers, Attorney Newman will prepare your position statements for friviolous EEOC claims; advise you on the latest Federal and State Employment laws; represent you at unemployment hearings; provide training for your managers on employment law regulations or defend you in court against frivilous lawsuits.  If you need independent contract agreements, non-compete agreements or severance agreements prepared, contact the Law Office of Annette Newman, LLC for assistance.


About Annette Newman

Admitted: 2010, Florida

Professional Webpage:


  • Awarded three Army Accommodation Medals during active duty service from 1987 through 1994., U.S. Army
  • Recognized in the National Deans List for academic merit., National Deans List
  • Listed in Who's Who in American Colleges & Universities for academic merit.
  • Awarded three Army Achievement Medals during active duty service in the U.S. Army from 1987 throgh 1994., U.S. Army
  • Recognized as a Top 100 Attorney in the 2016 and 2017 National Black Lawyers Top 100 directory., National Black Lawyers Top 100

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Attorney Newman is certified as a Federal EEO Investigator.

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Member of Gwen S. Cherry Black Women Lawyers Association, 2017
  • 2016 - 2017 Member of Florida National Employment Lawyers Association (FL NELA), 2017
  • American Bar Association, 2017
  • 2016 Member - National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA), 2016
  • Member - 2016 American Bar Association, 2016
  • Member - National Bar Association, 2016, 2016
  • Member - Florida Bar Association

Representative Clients:

  • Donna Dugo vs. The Home Depot.  Attorney Newman is co-counsel in this employment law discrimination civil complaint against the Home Depot, representing the Plaintiff.  The issues are disability discrimination, harassment and retaliation., 2017
  • Manfred, Michael vs. Deborah Rainey Case No.:  COCE14009240 Attorney Newman represented the plaintiff in this unpaid wages and breach of contract claim, resulting in a judgment against the defendant., 2014
  • Alejandro Mainetto vs MSH Intl Inc, Case No.:  CACE13017758  Attorney Newman represented the plaintiff in this FLSA unpaid wages civil lawsuit., 2013
  • Victory Petroleum, Inc. Victory Petroleum, Inc. hired the Law Office of Annette Newman, LLC to draft their employee policies and employee handbook when they acquired 38 Exxon Mobil stores in 2010., 2010
  • Chapman v. Florida Department of Corrections et al, Case #: 1:14-cv-24140.   Attorney Newman is representing the family members in this civil rights case, involving the wrongful death of Darren Rainey, a former inmate at a FDOC prison.
  • One of Attorney Newman's biggest clients is Portfolio Recovery Associates (PRA), a debt collection firm.  Attorney Newman covers hearings for numerous other law firms as well, both inside and outside the state of Florida, as local counsel.  She appears in court on behalf of these firms, covering all aspects of pre-trial litigation, including motion calendar, special sets, mediations, as well as bench trials. 

Educational Background:

  • Juris Doctorate Degree, Stetson University College of Law, Gulfport, FL MBA Degree, specializing in Human Resource Management, Wayland Baptist University, San Antonio, TX Bachelor of Science Degree, Major:  Business Administration, Wayland Baptist University, San Antonio, TX Associates of Science Degree, Major:  Accounting, Monterey Peninsula College, Monterey, CA Associates of Science Degree, Major:  General Business, Monterey Peninsula College, Monterey, CA Associates in Applied Science Degree, Major:  Applied Management, Central Texas College, Kileen, TX    , 2009

Industry Groups

  • Law
Office Location for Annette Newman

1 SE Ocean Blvd.
Stuart, FL 34994


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Last Updated: 6/4/2018

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