Mikayla Almeida is an Associate Attorney in the firm’s Orlando office, where she concentrates her practice in the area of employment law. In particular, Ms. Almeida assists companies in matters involving allegations of employment discrimination, sexual harassment, retaliation, whistleblower, overtime and unpaid wages, leave and disability, employment contracts, workplace torts, and other employment law claims under various state and federal laws. Ms. Almeida also represents employers in employment litigation before state and federal courts in Florida, along with representing them before federal and state agencies such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and Florida Commission on Human Relations. Ms. Almeida also assists in helping employers with policy development and training, with an emphasis on preventive practices.
Ms. Almeida attended the University of Central Florida where she earned her Bachelor’s degree in Finance and served as the President of the Women’s Club Soccer team. Ms. Almeida went on to receive her Juris Doctor degree, magna cum laude, from Florida A&M University College of Law and graduated as the Valedictorian of her May graduating class. While at FAMU, Ms. Almeida served as the Editor in Chief of the Florida A&M University Law Review, the Student Representative of the FAMU College of Law Curriculum Committee, and was appointed to the Dean’s Student Advisory Council by Dean of the FAMU College of Law, Deidre Keller. She also participated in moot court and competed in the ABA Law Student National Appellate Advocacy Competition. Ms. Almeida was on the Dean’s List at FAMU every semester it was offered and received various academic scholarships, including one from the Labor & Employment Law Section of the Florida Bar and another from the Corporate Counsel Women of Color. Ms. Almeida earned the book award for obtaining the highest grade in eight different classes, including Employment Law, Contract Drafting, and Legal Research & Writing I and II.
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