Leslie W. Langbein
B.A., Univ. of Florida with
high honors (1974). Phi Beta Kappa
Partner, Langbein & Langbein, P.A. (1995-present) – AV Rated by Martindale Hubbell. Representation of private and public sector clients, including individuals, in federal, state and administrative fora in Administrative/Governmental law, Labor and Employment Law, and Commercial transactions. Board Certified by Florida Bar in Labor and Employment Law. Member, Trial Bar, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
Of Counsel, Gunster, Yoakley, Valdes-Fauli & Stewart, P.A. and, Partner and Associate, Valdes-Fauli, Bischoff, Kriss & Mandler, P.A. (1986-1995)- Represented employers in labor and employment matters.
Deputy City Attorney and Assistant City Attorney, City of Hollywood, Fla. (1981-86) - Represented management in labor and employment matters.
24 years of legal experience in labor and employment issues representing both employers and employees;
Panelist on AAA’s Commercial, Employment , Labor, and Sports and Entertainment Panels. AAA Trainer, National Panel of Commercial Arbitrators; AAA Trainer, Conflict Resolution. AAA Trainer, Advanced Mediation Techniques. 13 years experience as an arbitrator.
Permanent Panels: Duke University. Florida Board of Regents/United Faculty of Florida. Florida Board of Regents/AFSCME; Florida Board of Regents/Rules. Metropolitan Dade County. Jackson Memorial Hospital. Broward County. Broward County Sheriff's Office/Police Benevolent Association. U.S. Air Force/ AFGE, Council 214. Port of Miami.
Also, Public Arbitrator for NASD and Arbitrator, National Mediation Board. Certified Arbitrator, Florida Supreme Court.
Industries: Law Enforcement, Fire, Transportation, Education, Healthcare/Hospitals, Utilities, Libraries, Corrections, Janitorial, other Governmental sectors.
Issues: Absenteeism, ARBITRABILITY, Alcohol/Drug Use, At-Will Employment, Attorney’s Fees, Bargaining Unit Reduction, Breach of Employment Contract, Call-back pay, Denials of Disability and Family Leave, Discipline and Discharge, Discrimination, Evaluations, Family Leave, Falsification of Documents, Fighting, Job Classifications, Just Cause, Management Rights, Musician’s Agreements, On-call Pay; Overtime, Past Practice, Job Performance, Retroactivity, Scheduling, Seniority, Sick Leave, Stealing, Teaching Awards, Trade Secrets and Unfair Competition, Unbecoming Conduct, Wage and Hour, Work Assignments.
Certified Circuit/Civil Mediator, States of Florida and Alabama. Approved Mediator, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida. Florida Bar Grievance Program. Approved Mediator, State of Florida Department of Insurance. Mediator, NASD. Mediator, U.S. Postal Service REDRESS (EEO) Program.
Extensive experience mediating discrimination, civil rights, labor and employment disputes and ADA matters.
Florida Bar, Labor and Employment Law and Administrative Law Sections. Member, Dade County Bar Ass’n Professional Fee Arbitration and Mediation Committees. Diplomate, Florida Academy of Professional Mediators. Member, AAA; Member, Industrial Relations Research Association.
Labor: $850 per diem for up to 8 hr. hearing, plus expenses; Hourly Rate thereafter for time spent in administration of case, study, research and preparation of orders and award. There is no charge for travel to and from hearings. Cancellation Fee of $500 for each scheduled day of hearing unless written notification of cancellation or postponement received within 30 days of the first scheduled hearing date.
Commercial and Employment Case: $2500 per diem plus expenses. Hourly rate thereafter for time spent in administration of case; study, research, preparation of orders and awards. No charge for travel to and from hearings. Cancellation fee of $500 for each scheduled day of hearing unless written notification of cancellation or postponement is received within 30 days of first scheduled hearing date.