Lippes Mathias Expands Employment Law and Litigation Practice to Florida with the Additions of Robert G. Riegel, Jr and Michael J. Lufkin

September 8, 2022 | Press Releases

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Expanding its legal services for businesses, Lippes Mathias today announced that Robert (Bob) G. Riegel, Jr. and Michael J. Lufkin, both veterans of employment law in Florida, have joined the firm as partners. Bob and Mike will spearhead the expansion of Lippes Mathias’ existing employment law and employment litigation practices into the Florida market, bringing with them decades of experience counseling clients in various industries and litigating on behalf of businesses and employers of all sizes. 

“We grow in ways to best meet the needs of our clients,” said Kevin J. Cross, managing partner, Lippes Mathias. “As the firm continues to expand its presence in Florida – both in terms of number of attorneys and client roster – Bob and Mike meet a growing need for employment law counsel and litigation.” 

Bob has more than 40 years of experience representing management clients across the full spectrum of employment law, with a particular focus on litigation and crisis management. He is known for litigating efficiently and effectively to achieve favorable results – early dismissal, settlement, summary judgment, or trial. 

Mike regularly advises employers on all aspects of employment relationships and practices, including hiring and screening processes, discharge and separation matters, wage and hour compliance, and issues relating to discrimination, family and medical and disability leave. 

“Bob and Mike are very well-regarded by many in the Florida legal community for their prowess in employment law and their dedication to their clients,” Christopher A. Walker, partner-in-charge of Lippes Mathias’ Jacksonville office said. “Adding two attorneys of their caliber to our ranks is a clear signal to prospective clients and team members that Lippes is here, we’re capable, and we’re serious about our continued growth in Northeast Florida.” 

About Lippes Mathias LLP 

Lippes Mathias is a full-service law firm with more than 140 attorneys serving clients regionally, nationally, and internationally. With offices in Buffalo, Albany, Rochester, Long Island, and New York, N.Y.; Greater Toronto Area; Chicago, Ill.; Jacksonville, Fla.; San Antonio, T.X.; and Washington, D.C., the firm represents publicly and privately-owned companies, private equity and venture capital firms, real estate developers, financial institutions, municipalities, governmental entities, and individuals. 

Year after year, Lippes Mathias is proud to be recognized by The Best Lawyers in America®, U.S. News - Best Lawyers®, Super Lawyers and Chambers USA. For more information, visit

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