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Carlos Burruezo


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Carlos, a seasoned attorney in the labor & employment field, has been practicing law for more than 34 years. His experience includes tenures at several national employment and labor law firms, having served as a partner at Jackson Lewis, LLP, a founding and Managing Partner of the Orlando Office of Fisher Phillips, LLP, and founding and Managing Shareholder of the Orlando Office of the world’s largest labor and employment law firm, Littler Mendelson, P.C. Carlos also has experience handling complex commercial, business and general civil litigation matters before state and federal courts.

After nearly 25 years of practice, Carlos decided to join his wife, Bertha, in providing pro-active, holistic, and balanced solutions for both employers and employees in the many areas of workplace law. Carlos’ and Bertha’s mission is to provide “big firm” expertise in a more intimate setting.


Admitted To Practice

1990, Florida State Bar
1990, Middle District of Florida
1991, Southern District of Florida
1990, Northern District of Florida
Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals
Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
U.S. Supreme Court



Cornell University (Juris Doctor, May 1989)
University of Florida (Bachelor of Science, May, 1986)


Professional & Community Affiliations

  • Member, The Florida Bar, 1990-Present
  • Member, Hillsborough Bar Association, 2022 – Present
  • Member, Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Tampa, 2022 – Present
  • Member, South Tampa Chamber of Commerce, 2022 – Present
  • Member, Tampa Hispanic Bar Association, 2022 – Present
  • Member, Florida State Minority Supplier Development Council, 2017 – Present
  • Member, Orange County Bar Association, 1990-2022
  • Member, American Employment Law Council
  • Member, National Employment Law Council, 2018 – Present
  • Board Member, Aspire Health Partners, 2013-2015
  • Board Member, The Center For Drug-Free Living, Inc., 1994-2013
  • Board Chair, The Center For Drug-Free Living, Inc., 2010-2012
  • Board Chair, Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metro Orlando, 2007
  • Co-Chair, Hispanic Summit of Central Florida, 2007
  • Board Member, Hispanic Business Initiative Fund, 2007
  • President, Hispanic Bar Association of Central Florida, 1995-1996


Professional Recognition

  • Named, America’s Leading Business Lawyers, Chambers USA, 2003-Present
  • Named, Best Lawyers in America, 2006-2020
  • Named, Best Lawyers – Orlando Magazine, 2004-2020
  • Named, Superlawyer, 2013, 2015-2016
  • Martindale-Hubbell, AV Preeminent Rating

Substantive Legal Areas

  • Race, color, religion, national origin, gender, pregnancy, disability, marital status, veteran status and sexual orientation discrimination
  • Sexual and other harassment
  • Retaliation & Whistleblower
  • Wage & Hour
  • Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
  • Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967
  • Equal Pay Act of 1973
  • Florida Civil Rights Act of 1992
  • Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990
  • Family & Medical Leave Act of 1993
  • Florida Whistleblower Law
  • Florida Unpaid Wages Law
  • Trials before federal, state and administrative agencies
  • Representing clients at Mediations & Arbitrations
  • Serving as a Mediator or Arbitrator


Training, Workshops, And Audits

  • Supervisor Training
  • Business Practices Audits
  • Employment Policies & Procedures



Carlos has tried numerous cases involving a variety of employment laws, including:

  • Racial discrimination (Title VII & Florida Civil Rights Act)
  • Color discrimination (Title VII)
  • Religion discrimination (Title VII)
  • National origin discrimination (Title VII)
  • Age discrimination (Age Discrimination in Employment Act)
  • Disability discrimination (Americans With Disabilities Act)
  • Gender discrimination (Title VII & Florida Civil Rights Acts)
  • Sexual harassment (Title VII)
  • Retaliation (Title VII)
  • Family & Medical Leave (Family & Medical Leave Act)
  • Employee Benefits (Employee Retirement & Income Security Act)


Mediations & Arbitrations

Carlos’ professional experience is complemented with his role as a Circuit Civil Certified Mediator and arbitrator. The combination of Carlos’ extensive knowledge of the law and thoughtful demeanor serve as a powerful tool in successfully resolving even the most complex issues in cases.



Carlos was born in New York City, New York. Carlos’ father, also a New York native, had Cuban roots. Carlos’ mother, born in Lajas, Puerto Rico, spent her early years in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico. At the age of 22, she moved to New York City in search of professional and economic opportunity. Upon arriving in New York, she enrolled in English classes and Beauty School, eventually opening several beauty salons in what is known today as “Spanish Harlem.” After many years of entrepreneurship, Carlos and his family moved to the Ocala, Florida area in the late 1970s. From 1982-1986, Carlos attended the University of Florida, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Journalism & Communications. Three years later, in 1989, Carlos graduated from the Ivy League’s Cornell University Law School.


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