Jody graduated from The Ohio State University summa cum laude and with distinction in Criminal Justice. She received the 1991-1992 Outstanding Undergraduate Sociology Major Award. Jody then attended the University of Baltimore School of Law where she was a member and Managing Editor of the University of Baltimore Law Review and graduated magna cum laude.
Jody joined Kamer Zucker Abbott in 1998 and became a partner in 2003. She exclusively represents and advises employers in labor and employment matters. In addition to assisting clients with preventative measures such as employee and supervisor training and the development of internal policies, Jody focuses upon defending employers against claims of discrimination, harassment, retaliation, breach of contract, tortious conduct, and wage and hour violations before Nevada’s state and federal courts, as well as its administrative agencies such as the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Nevada Equal Rights Commission, and the Nevada Labor Commissioner.
Jody is the author of “Desert Palace, Inc. v. Costa,” The Job Description (DRI Winter 2004), and co-author of many publications, including: “The Ever-Evolving Claim of Sexual Harassment,” Communique (March 2007); “When You Have Mail Turns Into You Have A Lawsuit,” Communique (December 1998) and "Employees' Section 7 Rights - The Rest of the Story," Nevada Labor Letter (Vol. VI, No. 9, September 1998).
Jennifer Clampit v. Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, U.S. District Court, District of Nevada, Case No. CV-S-99-00262-RLH (LRL) — This matter involved a claim of sexual harassment. Scott Abbott and Jody Florence tried the matter before a jury and obtained a verdict in favor of the defendant, the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department.
Michael Thomas and John Armstrong v. City of North Las Vegas, 122 Nev. 82 (2006). — This matter involved two complex labor arbitrations over just cause discharge decisions, as well as several pieces of litigation in other forums. The City''s decision to discharge these two police officers was upheld by the Arbitrator. The Arbitrator''s decisions were overturned in Nevada''s Eighth Judicial District Court upon an argument of evident partiality on the Arbitrator''s part. The Nevada Supreme Court reversed and reinstated the Arbitrator''s decision, issuing important precedent on the issue of evident partiality and reaffirming the importance of binding arbitration.