G. Joseph Curley is a shareholder, member of the firm's Litigation Department and Co-Chairman of the Employment Law Practice Group. Mr. Curley joined the firm in 1986.
PRACTICE AREAS Employment Litigation-Defense Representation; Employment Practice Group Chairman-Litigation; Complex Commercial Litigation; Franchise Litigation
EDUCATION Stetson University College of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1985 University of Notre Dame, B.A., 1982
PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS Board Certified, Business Litigation U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida, admitted 1986 Middle District of Florida, admitted 1986 U.S. Court of Appeals Eleventh Circuit, admitted 1986 American Bar Association -Labor and Employment Law, Litigation, Franchising Forum The Florida Bar, admitted 1986 Labor and Employment Law Section Franchise Law Committee Palm Beach County Bar Association Member CLE/Commercial Litigation Committee and CLE/Employment Law Committee; Member Circuit Court Civil Practice Committee International Franchise Association, Legal/Legislative Committee, 1994 Academy of Trial Lawyers Florida Trial Lawyers Association
CIVIC AND COMMUNITY SERVICE Knights of Columbus and Kiwanis Club
HONORS AV Rated (means his legal ability and ethical standards are very high to preeminent) as independently determined by Martindale-Hubbell
SEMINARS AND PRESENTATIONS Florida Bar Labor and Employment Law Section Seminar, Speaker on "Noncompete and Trade Secrets: Advanced Litigation Tactics," America Bar Association, Seminar: Basic Equal Employment Opportunity Law & Procedures, Speaker on Preliminary Issues/Responses to Complaints; Primer, Discrimination Law and Defense; Defense of Discrimination and Wrongful Termination Claims; Seminar: "Sex, Lies & Spies," Speaker on Investigation and Defense of Sexual Harassment and Discrimination; Ninth Annual Employment Law Seminar, Speaker on Protecting Trade Secrets and Non-Compete Covenants, Palm Beach County Bar Association Litigation Seminar, Speaker on Defense of Tort and Contract Claims Palm Beach County "Bridge the Gap" Seminar, Speaker on Commercial Litigation Techniques "Covenants Not to Compete and Trade Secrets" Seminars sponsored by the Lorman Business Center, February 2000.
The firm's Labor & Employment Group combines the talent of more than 15 trial lawyers, "preventive maintenance" and immigration attorneys. Our philosophy is that the best defense to employment discrimination, sexual harassment, retaliation, union organizing and other employment-related claims is an effective preventive and pro-active system to minimize the likelihood of such claims. In addition to the obvious advantage provided by our fully multi-lingual attorneys, we can also provide insight into the cultural influences that may affect the workplace. With more than 140 attorneys in seven offices throughout Florida, our firm maintains a strong presence throughout Florida's major markets.