- 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.
Business Litigation, including:
- Litigated commercial breach of contract cases;
- Collected judgments and monies owed;
- Successfully defended cases alleging fraud and inequitable conduct;
- Non-competition covenant law and litigation; and
- Trade secret litigation.
Real Property Litigation, including:
- Litigated real estate issues involving guaranty of commercial lease and respective obligations of principal debtor, creditor, and guarantor;
- Represented clients with substantial and complex condominium rights and obligations;
- Represented clients in commercial landlord-tenant cases;
- Litigated adverse possession law; and
- Litigated easement rights involving unusual fact patterns.
Employment & Labor Litigation and legal advice regarding Employment Law issues, including:
- Litigated a broad range of employment disputes before federal and state courts and in alternative dispute resolution venues, representing employers, including ERISA, race, age, sex, sexual harassment, whistleblower retaliation, breach of restrictive covenant, breach of employee duty of loyalty, employee theft of trade secrets and other proprietary business information, wage and hour, employment contract and related tort claims, labor law disciplinary and termination hearings pursuant to collective bargaining agreement, administrative law employment termination hearings, and unemployment compensation proceedings.
- Prepare and implement employee handbooks and personnel policies, and advised employers regarding employee terminations, sexual harassment investigations, leave requirements, wage and hour law compliance, and the use of restrictive covenants to protect trade secrets and other proprietary business information.
- In 2013, Mr. Mavrick successfully defended a business and its owner in a lawsuit alleging breach of a non-competition covenant. At the end of the case, the non-competition covenant was invalidated and Mr. Mavrick’s client was reimbursed its legal expense.
- 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 company and its owners sued by former employer corporation for breach of non-competition contract and hiring an employee of the former employer. At end of the emergency hearing the former employer set with the Judge to obtain a temporary injunction against my clients, the Judge indicated that he would rule in favor of my clients and invalidate the non-competition contract. The case later settled where the former employer corporation paid my clients’ fees and costs and an additional amount as damages.
- Represented company and its owner who were sued by former employer corporation for breach of non-competition contract and theft of trade secrets. My client counterclaimed. While motions were pending with the Judge, the former employer corporation settled by dismissing its case, agreeing in writing that its non-competition contact was invalid and that no trade secrets were ever stolen by my clients, and reimbursing the attorney’s fees and costs of my clients.
- 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.
- Treasurer, North Broward Bar Assocition, 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.