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Alison Smith is a partner at the law firm of Weiss Serota Helfman Cole & Bierman, P.L. Her primary areas of practice include: labor & employment, commercial litigation, appellate law, and administrative and regulatory law. In the labor and employment field, Ms. Smith has experience handling discrimination lawsuits brought against various public and private entities pursuant to the ADA, Rehabilitation Act, Title VII, and the Florida Civil Rights Act. Ms. Smith provides labor advice to several municipalities such as the Town of Golden Beach, City of Miramar, City of Lauderhill and the City of Homestead on numerous labor and employment topics including the FMLA, FLSA, state and federal discrimination laws, EEOC regulations, among others, and has drafted numerous policies and employee handbooks for municipalities throughout Miami-Dade and Broward counties. She provides in-house training to municipal clients on various cutting edge labor and employment topics and has acted as a speaker/presenter at several labor and employment seminars throughout Florida.
Prior to joining the Firm, Ms. Smith worked as an Appeals Referee at the Agency for Workforce Innovation, now the Department of economic opportunity. She adjudicated unemployment appeal claims via a live hearing and issued written opinions following the hearing.
Ms. Smith graduated magna cum laude from Nova Southeastern University Law School in 2003 and was the valedictorian. She was President of the Student Bar Association and a member of the Nova Southeastern University Law Review. While in law school, she was a Research Assistant and Law Student Advisor, as well as a Teaching Assistant for Contracts and Property. She won the Book Award for Property and Remedies and was on the Dean’s List every semester.