County Attorney
Geri Bonzon-Keenan

County Attorney's Office
111 NW 1st Street, Suite 2810
Miami, Florida 33128

Public Records Custodian
Tomeka Ladson



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Practice Areas

    Employment Discrimination, Labor & Elections

    The Employment Discrimination, Labor & Elections Section includes all aspects of public sector employment law. With over 25,000 County employees, represented by thirteen separate bargaining units, in such diverse fields as law enforcement, medicine, and parks and recreation, the County Attorney is required to handle a wide variety of employment disputes, including disputes under the First Amendment, Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, and the County's collective bargaining agreements and civil service rules. As a result of the County's progressive affirmative action policies, the County also often finds itself defending against challenges to its minority and female hiring goals. The Section also drafts and defends legislation applicable to private employees, including laws prohibiting discrimination, guaranteeing leave rights, and protecting whistleblowers. The Section also defends the Miami-Dade County Supervisor of Elections in voting rights cases brought in federal court and in election contests brought in state court.

The following are attorneys who specialize in this practice area:

William X. Candela

Andrea de Ona

Sophia Guzzo

Rochelle A. Hall

Leona N. McFarlane

Marlon D. Moffett

Eric Rodriguez

Michael B. Valdes

Javier Zapata