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Carol C. Lumpkin

Carol Lumpkin has established practices in both commercial and employment litigation. Carol has extensive experience representing companies ranging from small closely held family businesses to multinational public corporations. Her multifaceted practice encompasses a broad spectrum of sectors within the national and global economy, including manufacturing, retailers, health care, hotels, professional sports teams, banking and insurance companies.

Carol has considerable experience litigating: defamation, non-competition, white-collar crime, misappropriation of trade secrets, fraud, trademarks infringements, and corporate compliance matters. Carol frequently consults on issues related to distribution agreements, breach of warranties, and commercial lending. In addition, Carol has extensive experience in class action defense in numerous jurisdictions, and strategic commercial litigation for consumer-focused industries. Most recently, she served as lead counsel in a products liability multi-district litigation, which was consolidated and sent to Charleston, South Carolina. As lead counsel, she managed the litigation involving seventeen jurisdictions and negotiated a settlement with the plaintiffs’ steering committees. Her diverse practice also includes client representation within federal and state investigations across multiple jurisdictions. This work equips Carol with the critical knowledge of how to navigate client needs through the quandary of federal and state bureaucracies in a cost-effective manner.

Additionally, Carol has also been at the forefront of litigating Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) suits by creating highly favorable case law for her representative clients. She has participated in negotiations and settlements with the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). She has also testified before the DOJ and Access Board with regard to ADA issues and the most recent amendments to the ADA.

  • The Best Lawyers in America, 2013 Lawyer of the Year, Labor Law - Management - Miami Best Lawyers' 2013 Miami Labor Law - Management "Lawyer of the Year"
  • The Best Lawyers in America, Labor Law - Management, 2013-2019, Employment Law - Individuals, 2017, and Employment Law - Management, 2013 -2019
  • Member, The Fellows of the American Bar Foundation Cambridge Who’s Who
  • Strathmore’s Who’s Who Honorary
  • Selected to the Florida Super Lawyers list, Super Lawyers Magazine, 2007-2018
  • Florida’s Legal Elite, Florida Trend magazine 2004, 2009, 2010, 2013, 2017
  • Women Extraordinaire by South Florida Business Leader magazine, 2009
  • Top Lawyer, South Florida Legal Guide, 2004-2011 and 2016 -2018
  • Best of the Bar, South Florida Business Journal, 2005
  • Honorary Recognition, United States EEOC, 1999
  • American Bar Association
    • Member, Litigation Section
    • Member, Labor and Employment Section
  • Member, Labor and Employment Section, Florida Bar
  • The Academy of Florida Management Attorneys
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Board of Directors, Dade County Bar Association 
  • Chair Person, EEOC Advisory Board, Miami District Office
  • Junior League of Miami
  • Guardian Ad Litem Program
  • Salvation Army
  • “Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC),” Technical Assistance Program Seminar, 2008
  • “Employment Law for Stadium Managers,” 2004, 2005, 2006
  • “Employee Classifications in the 21st Century Compliance with the New USDOL White Collar Exemptions,” Del Monte Fresh Produce, 2005
  • “Conducting Investigations in the Workplace,” EEOC T.A.P. Seminar, 2005, 2006
  • “Breaking the Glass Ceiling by Respecting Diversity and Creating Strategic Alliances,” Women’s Alliance Group, 2006
  • “Military Leave Rights and the USERRA Amendments,” GMSHRM Spring Legal Update, 2006
  • “Religion in the Workplace – National Origin – English Only Policies,” Florida International University
  • “Military Leave Rights,” The Florida Bar, 2003
  • “Americans with Disabilities Act,” 2001, 2002

Pro Hac Admissions

  • Colorado
  • Georgia
  • Hawaii
  • Illinois
  • New York
  • Oregon
  • Pennsylvania
  • South Carolina
  • Tennessee
Additional Thought Leadership Pages
  • Seven steps to prepare for and execute a successful food-related recall,” WestLaw, March 2019
  • "Could Your Business Avoid an ADA Drive-By Lawsuit," Daily Business Review, 12 July 2018
  • "Is your website ADA-compliant? Avoid becoming a litigation target," The Miami Herald, 25 June 2018
  • "South Florida Businesses, Get Ready for a Wave of Website-accessibility Lawsuits," The Miami Herald, 28 August 2017
  • “Winn-Dixie Case Puts Spotlight on Website Accessibility/Compliance,” Chain Store Age, June 2017
  • 5 Tips to Fend off Website Accessibility Litigation,” Corporate Counsel, 27 April 2016
  • "Employer Beware: EEOC Targets Severance Provisions," Daily Business Review, 13 November 2014
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