Jody M. Florence

Jody M. Florence


Kamer Zucker Abbott

Recognized since 2010

Las Vegas, Nevada

Practice Areas

Employment Law - Management

Labor Law - Management

Litigation - Labor and Employment

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2017 - Litigation - Labor and Employment Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2012 - Employment Law - Management
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After beginning her legal practice as a litigator in Baltimore, Maryland, Jody Florence joined KZA in 1998 and became a partner in 2003. Jody exclusively represents and advises employers in labor and employment matters. In addition to assisting clients with preventive measures such as employee training and policy development, Jody defends employers against claims of discrimination and other unlawful treatment before Nevada’s state and federal courts, as well as state and federal governmental agencies. Jody has guided employers across multiple industries through executive hiring and termination issues, internal investigations, and ADA and FMLA issues. Additionally, she has considerable experience representing private and public employers in complex labor arbitration proceedings.

Location

  • 3000 West Charleston Boulevard, Suite Three
    Las Vegas, NV 89102

Education

  • The Ohio State University, BA, graduated 1992
  • University of Baltimore , J.D., graduated 1995

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2017 - Litigation - Labor and Employment Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2012 - Employment Law - Management

Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Litigation - Labor and Employment, Las Vegas (2017)
  • Employment Law - Management, Las Vegas (2012)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2023 for work in:

  • Employment Law - Management
  • Labor Law - Management
  • Litigation - Labor and Employment

Special Focus

  • Management

Awards:

  • Rising Star, Mountain States Super Lawyer Magazine 2008
  • AV® Preeminent™ Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating
  • Super Lawyer, Mountain States Super Lawyers Magazine, 2010 – 2016

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.

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