Peter Mavrick
Education:
  • Harvard Law School, J.D., cum laude, 1992.
  • University of Michigan, A.B., with high distinction, 1989.
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Teaching Fellow, Harvard College 1990 – 1991.

Practice areas:

Employment & Labor Law

Non-Competition Covenant Law

Business Litigation

Trust, Probate, and Guardianship Litigation

Real Property Litigation

Sample cases:
  • Successfully represented clients in probate and guardianship litigation and related issues in dispute over will.
  • In 2013, Mr. Mavrick successfully defended a start-up business sued for breaching a legally invalid non-compete agreement.
  • In August 2013, Mr. Mavrick and his associate attorney defended an employer at trial against a former employee’s claim for wages.  The employer prevailed with a judgment that no wages were owed to the former employee.
  • In April 2013, won trial on behalf of a general contractor in a construction breach of contract case brought by a subcontractor.
  • In March 2013, won trial in worker’s compensation case on behalf of corporate employer.
  • In February 2013, obtained dismissal of commercial landlord-tenant case on behalf of corporate tenant.
  • In December 2012, obtained dismissal of commercial landlord-tenant case against South Florida Limited Liability Company.
  • In November – December 2012, successfully represented management of a South Florida company being investigated by the United States Department of Labor into alleged wage-hour compliance issues, including updating the company’s record keeping practices to clarify proof of compliance with wage labor laws.
  • In July 2012, won trial on behalf of corporate employer sued for overtime wages in federal court in Miami, Florida.  After several days of trial, the federal judge ruled that Mr. Mavrick’s client, i.e., the corporate employer, prevailed and was entitled to judgment as a matter of law.
  • In June 2012, won labor arbitration involving allegations of wrongful termination of employment.
  • In March 2012, Mr. Mavrick obtained summary judgment on behalf of a corporate employer, who had been sued for alleged unlawful termination of employment.  The employee alleged his termination violated Florida law prohibiting retaliation against an employee who filed a worker’s compensation claim.
  • In September 2011, Mr. Mavrick successfully defended his client and won a six-day jury trial in Miami, Florida state court.  The plaintiff had argued to the jury that Mr. Mavrick’s client owed over one million dollars for alleged fraud, civil theft, unjust enrichment, and other alleged grounds.  The jury returned a complete defense verdict in favor of Mr. Mavrick’s client.
  • In July 2011, Mr. Mavrick successfully obtained dismissal, on behalf of a corporate employer and its President, of a former employee’s claim for wages in federal court in Miami, Florida.
  • In April 2011, Mr. Mavrick won a one day trial on behalf of a corporate employer against an employee who claimed she was owed compensation based on the grounds for her termination. Mr. Mavrick proved to the court that the former employee had stolen from and had been disloyal to the employer, and that the employment termination was therefore justified and lawful under Florida law.
  • In February 2011, Mr. Mavrick won an appeal on behalf of a corporate employer in an employment termination claim.
  • Won 2005 trial on behalf of employer for wages owed.
  • Won 2005 trial on behalf of employer for employer’s taxes allegedly owed.
  • Represented corporation and its officers in defense of case seeking overtime wages, back wages, sales commissions, and damages for allegedly wrongful termination under the federal employee polygraph protection act. Won summary judgment as to the overtime wage claim. Plaintiff/alleged employee dismissed his unlawful termination claim on the eve of trial.

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Activities:
  • Vice-President, North Broward Bar Association, 2013 – 2014 Term
  • Treasurer, North Broward Bar Association, 2012 – 2013 Term
  • Mr. Mavrick speaks at seminars and conferences on employment law issues, and has held several leadership positions in the Broward County Bar Association and The Florida Bar. These have included Florida Bar Grievance Committee Chair (2005 – 2006) and member (2003 – 2005) and Broward County Bar Association Chairman (2001 – 2002) and Co-Chairman (2000 – 2001) of the Employment Law Section and Chairman (1999 – 2000) and Vice-Chairman (1997 – 1999) of the Intellectual Property Law Section. He is a member of the Board of Directors (2003 – present) of the Federal Bar Association Broward County Chapter and the Board of Directors (2003 – present) of the North Coral Ridge Homeowners Association.
  • Speaker (September 2000) “Negotiating Employment Severance and Settlement Agreements and Ethical Considerations,” to the National Employment Lawyers Association, State of Florida Chapter.
  • Speaker (March 2000) “Florida Employment Law Causes of Action Under Statutory and Common Law,” American Bar Association Basic Employment Law Seminar, Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
  • Speaker (December 1997 and March 1998) “The Crime-Fraud Exception to the Attorney-Client Privilege,” presented to the Broward County Bar Association, Employment Law Section and to the National Employment Lawyers Association, State of Florida Chapter.