Candice C. Pinares-Baez
Candice C. Pinares-Baez is Of Counsel in the firm's Fort Lauderdale office. She handles all types of employment-related matters including defending employment-related lawsuits and administrative complaints encompassing a variety of issues, discrimination claims arising under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), the Florida Civil Rights Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and other federal and state employment laws, and related tort actions.
Candice's practice includes preventive counseling, training, audits, policy reviews, drafting of contracts, defense of claims in the administrative setting, and litigation in all courts. Successfully litigating matters before state and federal courts, she also advises clients on preventive measures aimed at reducing employment-related claims.
She is also a member of the firm's Education Practice Group, actively representing private educational institutions in employee, student, and board issues, working with many of the accrediting agencies and school associations
Candice is fluent in Spanish. She was listed in Florida Super Lawyers - Rising Stars in 2009. She was also honored as one of the “40 Under 40” Outstanding Lawyers of South Florida for 2016.
Honors & Leadership
- Director, Dade County Bar Association (2008-2009)
Seminars & Speaking Engagements
- University of Miami School of LawJ.D. 2006, cum laude
- Florida State UniversityB.A. 2003, with honors
- U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida
- U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida
- U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida