As a member of the both the Employment Discrimination, Labor & Elections Section as well as the Federal Litigation Section, Ezra maintains a diverse and dynamic litigation practice across multiple disciplines. Ezra is an experienced litigator who has developed significant subject matter expertise on a wide array of issues including federal constitutional and civil rights law, labor & employment law, federal practice & procedure, municipal liability, sovereign immunity, and qualified immunity.
Ezra has litigated constitutional claims for alleged violations of the First, Fourth, Fifth, Eighth, and Fourteenth Amendments; he has defended cases arising under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Florida Civil Rights Act (FCRA), the Florida Worker's Compensation Law, the Florida Minimum Wage Act (FMWA), the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), the Equal Pay Act (EPA), the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the Warn Act, and the Prison Litigation Reform Act (PLRA); he has also defended various common law contract and tort claims such as claims for breach of contract, negligence, false arrest, malicious prosecution, battery, loss of consortium, wrongful death, and intentional infliction of emotional distress. Ezra applies his litigation skills to defend high exposure lawsuits, which have included police shooting, wrongful death, qui tam, and class action claims.
In addition to obtaining numerous summary judgments and dismissals, Ezra has tried multiple cases to verdict before juries in both state and federal court. He has litigated appeals before state and federal appellate courts, including presenting oral argument before the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit on half a dozen occasions.
As part of his labor & employment practice, Ezra has tried more than three dozen administrative hearings and arbitrations under sections 2-47, 2-56.28, and 11A of the Miami-Dade County Code and the County's collective bargaining agreements. He also served as counsel to the Miami-Dade County Commission on Human Rights and advises various County departments and agencies on labor & employment, civil rights, and intellectual property matters.
Ezra graduated Cardozo School of Law where he was an Articles Editor on the Cardozo Law Review and was awarded the Andrew S. Zucker Award for academic excellence, commitment to the law school's future success, community activism and dedication to the legal profession. The award was endowed in memory of Andrew Steven Zucker, Cardozo Class of 1999, a victim of the September 11th World Trade Center terrorist attack, and is bestowed by the law school faculty on one graduating student each year.