As a member of the Lippes Mathias Employment Practice Team, Michael represents employers in a variety of matters including agency investigations, state and federal single-plaintiff actions, as well as collective class actions and arbitrations involving harassment, discrimination, retaliation, constructive discharge, restrictive covenants, wage claims and breach of contract actions. Mr. Lufkin 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. In addition, Mr. Lufkin regularly assists employers with negotiating and preparing executive and general-level employment agreements and severance agreements, as well as restrictive covenant agreements.

  • Practice Teams
  • Employment
  • Litigation
  • Employment Litigation
  • Restrictive Covenants
  • HR Training and Counseling
  • Employment Agreements

  • Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida

  • Michigan State University College of Law, J.D., 2006
  • Rowan University, B.A., 2003

Professional Associations
  • Jacksonville Bar Association
  • Florida Bar
    • Labor and Employment Section
    • Trial Lawyers Section
  • Society for Human Resource Management

Community Involvement
  • Southside United Methodist Church Preschool, Board of Directors

Honors & Awards
  • Best Lawyers®, Ones to Watch, 2022, 2023
    • Labor and Employment Law – Management
    • Litigation – Labor and Employment
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