Joseph Z. "Joe" Fleming

Joseph Z. "Joe" Fleming

Joseph Z. Fleming, PA

Recognized since 1983

Miami, Florida

Practice Areas

Environmental Law

Land Use and Zoning Law

Litigation - Environmental

Litigation - Labor and Employment

Litigation - Land Use and Zoning

Sports Law

Water Law

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2017 - Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2015 - Environmental Law
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Joseph Z. Fleming is an experienced litigator and labor and employment lawyer who represents a diverse group of clients, including governmental entities, national and international airlines, utilities companies, land developers, and mining interests in issues of labor and employment matters, workplace safety, hazardous-waste regulatory and insurance matters, environmental and land use, and complex international litigation. In addition, he also works in the entertainment, arts and sports law areas.

Joe has wide-ranging litigation experience in ADA litigation (ADA, Title II and III litigation). His labor and employment practice involves representation of management in matters involving:

  • Opposition to union organizational efforts;
  • Collective bargaining negotiations;
  • Representation in arbitration proceedings and in enforcement of collective bargaining agreements;
  • Affirmative action and equal opportunity compliance and related administrative and judicial proceedings;
  • Defending management decisions in labor and employment discrimination cases (in civil rights discrimination, age, disability, wage and hour, occupational safety and hazard, workplace environment, defamation, and other labor and employment related claims); and
  • Related complex litigation (including the Railway Labor Act, National Labor Relations Act, ERISA and RICO-related litigation).


  • 6655 Sheffield Lane
    Miami, FL 33141-4534

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, The Florida Bar
  • District of Columbia, The District of Columbia Bar


  • America Arbitration Association - Member
  • American Law Institute - Member
  • College of Labor and Employment Lawyers - Member
  • Jay Weiss Center for Social Medicine and Health Equity, Miller School of Medicine of the University of Miami, Board of Trustees - Board Member
  • Miami-Dade and Broward Chapter of the American Jewish Committee - Board Member
  • New World Symphony, Board of Directors - Board Member

Joseph Z. Fleming, PA
Miami, Florida

1 The Best Lawyers in America® awards

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2017 - Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2015 - Environmental Law

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

  • Litigation - Land Use and Zoning, Miami (2017)
  • Environmental Law, Miami (2015)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2022 for work in:

  • Sports Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Litigation - Environmental
  • Water Law
  • Litigation - Labor and Employment
  • Land Use and Zoning Law
  • Litigation - Land Use and Zoning

Special Focus

  • Art
  • Clean Water Act
  • Land Use and Zoning
  • Management
  • Music
  • RCRA/Hazardous Waste
  • Sports


  • AV Preeminent® 5.0 out of 5
  • Who's Who in American Law
  • The International Who's Who of Management Labor & Employment Lawyers
  • Progressive magazine, work on the Miami Beach "Art Deco" Historic District Preservation Plan and representation in administrative and governmental and judicial proceedings ultimately to enable the protection of the district
  • Florida Trend magazine, "Legal Elite," Employment Law, 2004-2008, 2010
  • Law360 "Employment Practice Group of the Year," 2011 & 2013
  • Chambers USA Guide, National - Employment Law, 2003-2013
  • Super Lawyers magazine, Florida Super Lawyers, 2006-2013 "Top 100 Lawyers in Miami," 2013
  • South Florida Legal Guide, "Top Lawyers in South Florida," 2004-2005, 2010-2014

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The Paris Climate Accord and Dissatisfaction

by Joseph Z. Fleming

The Paris Climate Accord was a voluntary and non-enforceable approach to resolving climate issues.

Paris Climate Accord

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