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Marci E. Britt

Marci Britt practices primarily in the area of labor and employment law. An attorney for eight years, she has significant litigation experience in a wide array of employment disputes, including discrimination, harassment, and retaliation claims, wage and hour compliance, whistleblower claims, OSHA defense, family and medical leave issues, terminations and reductions-in-force, and restrictive covenant enforcement and defense. In addition to litigation, Marci counsels employers on various human resources matters, conducts workplace investigations, compliance audits, and on-site management and employee trainings, and drafts employment contracts and independent contractor agreements, employee handbooks and policies, application forms, drug-testing and background screening policies, severance agreements, and non-compete agreements.

Marci grew up in Thomaston, Georgia, on her family’s 75-year-old farm where both her father and grandfather were also born and raised. Marci’s family has numerous ties to the construction industry, with family members who are carpenters, electricians, plumbers, and A/V installers.

Prior to joining Trent Cotney, P.A., Marci worked as an associate at a national labor and employment law firm, representing and counseling employers in all aspects of employment law. She also served for two years as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Virginia M. Hernandez Covington, United States District Judge for the Middle District of Florida, where she gained invaluable experience and insight working from the other side of the bench. Before clerking, Marci worked as an associate at a full-service civil defense firm where she specialized in defending insurance companies in first-party property coverage disputes. Now, Marci utilizes her diverse legal background and years of experience to provide excellent and efficient legal services to clients with Trent Cotney, P.A.

Education

  • Vanderbilt University Law School, J.D.
  • Florida State University, M.S., summa cum laude
  • Florida State University, B.S., summa cum laude

Work Experience

  • Fisher Phillips, LLP, 2013-2016, Associate Attorney
  • The Honorable Virginia M. Hernandez Covington, U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida, 2012-2013, Judicial Law Clerk
  • Phelps Dunbar, LLP, 2009-2011, Associate Attorney; 2008, Summer Associate
  • The Honorable L. Clayton Roberts, Florida First District Court of Appeal, 2007, Judicial Intern
  • Florida Office of the Attorney General, 2004-2006, Cabinet Affairs Assistant
  • Dutko Poole McKinley, 2003-2004, Legislative Intern

Admissions

  • Florida Bar (2009)
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida

Publications

  • “One-Time Anomaly Or Potential Turning of the Tides? A Review of the Supreme Court’s 2014-2015 Term,” Fisher Phillips Labor Letter, August 2015
  • “Managing Reasonable Accommodations,” American Health Care Association Provider Magazine, October 2014

Honors & Activities

  • Vanderbilt University Law School Dean’s List
  • Managing Editor, Vanderbilt Journal of Entertainment and Technology Law
  • National Merit Scholar
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Omicron Delta Kappa
  • Florida State University Honors Program

Association Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • Florida Bar Labor and Employment Law Section
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association
  • Hillsborough Association of Women Lawyers

Decisions

  • Perry v. Schumacher Group of Louisiana, et al., 2014 WL 988751 (M.D. Fla. Mar. 13, 2014); 2014 WL 5516466 (M.D. Fla. Oct. 31, 2014); 2014 WL 5780514 (M.D. Fla. Nov. 5, 2014)
  • Ambridge v. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., 2014 WL 4471545 (M.D. Fla. Sept. 10, 2014)
  • DeSilva v. SunTrust Bank, 2015 WL 5638073 (M.D. Fla. Sept. 23, 2015)

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