Kelly Charles-Collins has over 16 years of experience representing management in employment law matters. She is also a certified Civil Court Mediator and presides as a Certified Arbitrator with the American Arbitration Association over employment, commercial and consumer cases in the U.S. and internationally.
Mrs. Charles-Collins’ broad range of experience in employment law includes providing advice and successful litigation defense of matters in federal and state court and before administrative bodies in areas such as Title VII, the ADEA, FMLA and the ADA, sexual harassment, wrongful discharge, retaliation, whistleblower, federal and state wage and hour laws, state tort claims and restrictive covenant agreements, including non-compete provisions. She also provides day-to-day preventive counseling for employers, defends EEOC and other administrative charges, conducts internal investigations, trains management and supervisors, reviews and drafts employment policies, assesses and implements workplace solutions and defends unemployment compensation claims.
Mrs. Charles-Collins’ experience as staff counsel for a multibillion dollar, global international insurance firm makes her well-suited to also handle matters covered by employment practices liability insurance (EPLI).
Mrs. Charles-Collins represents clients in a broad spectrum of industries, including food service, automotive, community management, community associations, healthcare, transportation, information technology, security services, cruise lines, risk management and government contractors.
Mrs. Charles-Collins is very active in her community and has routinely provided pro-bono legal services. She is admitted to practice in the states of Florida and Georgia.
PRACTICE AREAS Employment Law Representing Management
EDUCATION J.D., with specialization in Litigation, Golden Gate University School of Law; Moot Court Board M.B.A., International Business Management, Johnson & Wales University B.S., Marketing and Retail Management, Johnson & Wales University
BAR ADMISSIONS Florida Georgia U.S. Virgin Islands
COURT ADMISSIONS U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida U.S. District Court Northern District of Georgia Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals
MEMBERSHIPS Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (CLM)