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Lichter Law Firm provides first-rate dispute resolution services and client-centered counseling and litigation services to individuals and companies for a variety of wage and hour, overtime, and business litigation matters.

Practice Areas

  • Arbitration
  • Mediation
  • Business Dispute Counselling
  • Wage & Hour

Arbitration

David lichter serves as a member of the Commercial and Employment panels for the American Arbitration Association and also conducts private arbitrations. He has served as sole arbitrator, panel chair and panel member in approximately 60 AAA/ICDR and private arbitrations covering a wide variety of issues. He has also acted as a Court-appointed sole arbitrator in mandatory non-binding arbitrations as well as a panel member and chairperson of Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) arbitration panels. Read More

Business Dispute Counselling

Businesses often find themselves in disputes with a supplier, vendor or customer. Business owners and professional partnerships can have disagreements with each other, eventually leading to polarization and dissolution. Current and former employees and employers may have questions or disputes arising out of non-compete, non-solicitation or confidentiality agreements. David Lichter builds on his experience in over 1,500 mediations and arbitrations and over 30 years of litigation involving a wide variety of business disputes to find creative, effective solutions to business disputes. Read More

Mediation

David Lichter has mediated approximately 1,600 matters, is engaged regularly by plaintiffs and defendants and mediates cases throughout the United States and abroad. He is A/V rated by Martindale-Hubbell®, the highest available rating, and is included in the 2017 edition of The Best Lawyers in America® in the specialty of Mediation and Arbitration, and the 2017 edition of Florida Super Lawyers® in the area of Alternative Dispute Resolution (Top 100 lawyer). Read More

Wage & Hour

David Lichter runs the firm’s employment/wage & hour law practice. He has extensive experience litigating and mediating matters involving restrictive covenants, covenants not to compete, confidentiality, sale of a business under Sections 542.33 and 542.335 of the Florida statutes, collective actions and wage and hour matters and theft or misappropriation of trade secrets under Section 688 of the Florida statutes, including injunctive relief. Read More

Meet the Attorneys

  • David H. Lichter, Esq.

    Mediation; Arbitration; Wage & Hour/Employment Law; Litigation; Special Master

    David H. Lichter is an experienced litigator whose work is substantially devoted to mediating, arbitrating and litigating business and intellectual property disputes, wage and hour matters and collective actions. Mr. Lichter has mediated and arbitrated more than 1600 matters, is engaged regularly by plaintiffs and defendants and mediates and arbitrates cases throughout the United States and abroad. He is A/V rated by Martindale‐Hubbell®, the highest available rating, and is included in the 2017 edition of The Best Lawyers in America® in the specialty of Mediation and Arbitration, the 2016 edition of Florida Super Lawyers® in the area of Alternative Dispute Resolution (Top 100 lawyer) and the 2011 Florida Trend magazine’s Florida Legal Elite® in the field of mediation.
  • Mayra Lichter

    Mayra’s practice focuses on Wage and Hour litigation and issues relating to non-profit organizations. Mayra also has substantial experience in appellate matters. Mayra received her B.A. from Brown University Magna Cum Laude in 1980 and her J.D. from the University of Florida with honors in 1983. At the University of Florida, she served on the Moot Court Board, was a legal research and writing fellow, and won Best Oral Advocate at the Justice Campbell Thornall Moot Court Competition.
  • Janessa Wasserman, Of Counsel

    Janessa’s practice currently focuses exclusively on Wage and Hour matters. Janessa also has substantial experience in intellectual property rights enforcement and piracy, as well as complex commercial litigation, antitrust and trade regulation and tax matters. Janessa received her Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature from the University of Miami in 1995. In 1998, Janessa received her J.D. degree from the University of Miami School of Law, where she was the Writing and Research Editor of the Yearbook of International Law and was involved in the Litigation Skills Program. Janessa is a member of the Florida Bar and American Bar Associations. Janessa is certified by the Florida Supreme Court as a Certified Civil Circuit and County Court mediator.
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