Fort Lauderdale, FL- Candice Pinares-Baez, associate at Fisher & Phillip, LLP, was honored at the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s annual “40 Under 40” Outstanding Lawyers of South Florida reception. The event recognizes 40 lawyers under the age of 40 who have demonstrated excellence in the legal industry and commitment to their community.
Pinares-Baez’s practice is focused on defending employment-related lawsuits and administrative complaints encompassing a variety of issues, including discrimination claims arising under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Florida Civil Rights Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act and other federal and state employment laws, and related tort actions. She has successfully litigated matters before state and federal courts and also advises clients on preventive measures aimed at reducing employment-related claims.
Pinares-Baez was a selected to the Florida Super Lawyers Rising Stars list for 2009. She earned her J.D. at the University of Miami School of Law, cum laude.
The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CFF) was founded in 1955 by parents determined to find a cure. Today the foundation generates nearly $145 million in revenue and has over 80 chapters across the nation. The average life expectancy for people living with Cystic Fibrosis has tripled thanks to CFF research programs.
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Fisher & Phillips LLP is a national law firm committed to providing practical business solutions for employers’ workplace legal problems. Labor and employment law is all the firm does, offering deep and broad knowledge and experience in the area of the law the attorneys know best. Fisher & Phillips attorneys help clients avoid legal problems, are dedicated to providing exceptional client service, and are there when you need them. The firm has 330 attorneys in 31 offices. In addition to Fort Lauderdale, the offices are in Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Cleveland, Columbia, Columbus, Dallas, Denver, Gulfport, Houston, Irvine, Kansas City, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Louisville, Memphis, New Jersey, New Orleans, Orlando, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Portland, San Antonio, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, Tampa, and Washington, D.C.