Kendra D. Presswood

 

Kendra D.
Presswood

Senior Attorney

Education

  • Stetson University College of Law (J.D., 1991)
    Top 10% Class Ranking; Dean’s List; Member of Stetson Law Review; Federal Judicial Internship
  • Southern Illinois University (B.A. in Political Science, 1989)
    Cum Laude

Admissions

  • Florida
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern, Middle and Northern Districts of Florida

Memberships

  • National Employment Lawyers Association, Florida Chapter, Member and former Vice President of Programming
  • Grievance Committee 12C for The Florida Bar, Chair (2004-2007)
  • Appellate Practice and Advocacy Section of The Florida Bar, Charter Member
  • The Florida Bar

Awards & Honors

  • Listed in VerdictSearch’s Top Florida Verdicts & Settlements
  • Selected as one of Florida’s Super Lawyers
  • Board Certified in Labor and Employment Law by The Florida Bar since 2004

With over 20 years of experience in federal and state court, Kendra Presswood is an accomplished litigator known for her tenacious and zealous advocacy in labor and employment law issues. Board Certified in Labor and Employment Law by The Florida Bar, she has successfully litigated countless discrimination and retaliation cases, including race, gender, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation and transgender cases, as well as sexual harassment, retaliation and whistle-blower cases.

Kendra has litigated such cases under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Equal Pay Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Rehabilitation Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Florida Civil Rights Act, the Florida Private Sector Whistleblower Act, the Florida Public Sector Whistleblower Act, and many other federal, state and local statutes and ordinances. Kendra has also litigated class action and collective action lawsuits.

Skilled at analyzing complex legal issues and intricate factual scenarios, Kendra has a distinguished track record of developing key evidence through persistent, strategic witness interviews and formal discovery. In fact, one of her age discrimination cases is listed in VerdictSearch’s Top Florida Verdicts & Settlements of 2011.