Bailey and Potter, CPA

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Our office hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. After hours or on weekends or holidays you may leave a voice mail message for any of our staff or attorneys by calling (904) 396-2322.

Our fee arrangement for services depends on the case and cannot be determined until your situation is reviewed by the attorney. Although we do charge a fee for the initial consultation, our fee for this service is less than our usual and customary hourly rate. Currently, the fee charged for the initial consultation is a prorated fee of $170 per hour. Many of our cases can be accepted on a contingent fee basis so that no fee is paid unless there is a recovery.

Archibald Thomas of The Law Offices of Archibald J. Thomas, III, P.A....

Mr. Thomas is board certified by the Florida Bar in the area of Labor and Employment law and he served as a member of the Florida Bar Labor and Employment Law Certification Committee for six years from 2002 to 2008. Mr. Thomas has over thirty (30) years legal experience.

He is listed in the Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers and has received an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell, which is the highest attorney rating awarded. Mr. Thomas is a Master in the Chester Bedell Inns of Court.

He has been a faculty member of the Stetson University College of Law Employment Trial Skills Lawyers Program teaching new lawyers who handle employment cases to become effective trial advocates.

Mr. Thomas is a former President and State Chapter Co-Chair of the Florida Chapter of the National Employment Lawyers Association and a member and past President of the Jacksonville Chapter of the Federal Bar Association. Mr. Thomas is also a past member of the Executive Council of the Labor and Employment Section of the Florida Bar where he served as Chair of the Current Legal Developments Committee and Co-Chair of the Individual Rights Committee. He is also a former member of the grade review panel for the Florida Bar Labor and Employment Law Board Certification Examination.

Mr. Thomas has written articles on employment law and has presented papers and lectured extensively on employment law issues at various seminars and conferences sponsored by the National Employment Lawyers Association, The American Bar Association, The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, The Florida Bar, The Jacksonville Bar Association, Florida NELA, and various other business and professional organizations.

Mr. Thomas received his Juris Doctor degree from Stetson University College of Law in 1977, where he was a member of the Law Review.

After graduating from law school Mr. Thomas was employed as law clerk to the Honorable Paul Game, Jr., United States Magistrate Judge, Middle District of Florida, Tampa Division.

After being employed for several years as the first Assistant Federal Public Defender for the Jacksonville Division of the United States District Court, Middle District of Florida, Mr. Thomas established his own firm and he has been an advocate for employee rights since that time. Mr. Thomas' firm limits its practice to the representation of employees in cases involving all aspects of labor and employment law.

He is a member of the Jacksonville Bar Association. He is currently serving on the Sexual Harassment, Age Discrimination, Federal Employee and Title VII Committees of the National Employment Lawyers Association.

He is admitted to practice before all Florida Courts, the United States District Courts for the Middle and Northern Districts of Florida, the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Fifth, Eleventh and Federal Circuits, The United States Claims Court and The United States Supreme Court.

Mr. Thomas is listed in Best Lawyers in America, Who's Who in America, Who's Who In American Law, The Guide to Leading American Attorney's, the Top Attorneys in Florida,, Florida Super Lawyers and Chambers USA 2003-2004 America’’s Leading Business Lawyers.

If you need a labor and employment attorney, please contact our firm.

Our employment law attorneys represent employees throughout Florida and south and central Georgia, including the cities of: Orlando, Daytona Beach, Melbourne, Titusville, Naples, Ft. Meyers, Tampa, St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Sarasota, Gainesville, Jacksonville, Orange Park, St. Augustine, Port St. Lucie, Ft. Lauderdale, West Palm Beach, Tallahassee, Lake City, Ocala, Pensacola, Atlanta, Brunswick, Savannah, and Kings Bay. Our employment lawyers also represent employees in the following counties: Duval County, St. Johns County, Alachua County, Clay County, Nassau County, Orange County, Hillsborough County, Pinellas County, Marion County, Volusia County, Brevard County, Polk County, Broward County, Fulton County, DeKalb County, Camden County, Chatham County and Glynn County. Whether you need a Florida overtime lawyer, Florida wrongful termination attorney, Florida discrimination lawyer or a Jacksonville retaliation case lawyer, we can help.

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