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John M. Hament

Retired Attorney

John M. Hament

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John M. Hament

John is a board certified specialist in labor and employment law.

He focuses exclusively on advising and representing private- and public-sector employers in virtually all industries, in matters and litigation relating to discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wage and hour law, discipline, discharge, restrictive covenants, severance agreements, personnel policies, union collective bargaining negotiations, arbitrations, mediations, union organizing campaigns, unfair labor practices, strikes, internal investigations, and OSHA. John regularly defends employers in administrative, state, and federal court proceedings. He also has considerable experience and expertise in conducting supervisory and employee training pertaining to employment law topics and best practices.

John is a frequent guest lecturer and has written numerous articles and co-authored several treatises relating to labor and employment law.

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What is Board Certification?

Board certification is The Florida Bar’s highest level of evaluation of competency and experience. Certification recognizes an attorney’s special knowledge, skills, and proficiency in various areas of law and professionalism and ethics in practice. It is designed to help consumers identify specialists in various areas of law. Only 6% of eligible Florida Bar members are board certified. Not all qualified lawyers are certified, but those who are board certified have taken extra steps to have their competence and experience evaluated.

Labor & Employment Law Certification

The practice of labor and employment law encompasses advice and representation concerning the application and interpretation of public and private sector labor and employment law principles, and employment discrimination and employment-related civil rights law.


  • J.D., University of Baltimore School of Law
  • B.A., Johns Hopkins University



  • Bar

    • Florida, Board Certified in Labor & Employment Law by The Florida Bar
    • Maryland
  • Courts

    • Supreme Court of the United States
    • US District Court Middle District of Florida
    • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
    • U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit
    • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida
    • U.S. Court of Appeals, 4th Circuit


  • Florida Super Lawyers, 2010-2019


  • Adapting to Change: Reinventing Employee Performance Management (11/15/2018)
  • Lorman Education Services (1988 to present)
  • FHCA 2015
  • FAPEO 2015
  • Union Restraint and Coercion in the Selection of Employer's Representatives (1991)
  • Co-Author and Revisions Editor, Employer Rights and Obligations Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act (1987-1991)
  • Co-Author, Maryland Handbook on Labor and Employment Law (1990)


  • Sarasota County Bar Association, Labor & Employment Section
  • American Bar Association, Labor & Employment Section
  • Florida Bar, Labor and Employment Section
  • City of Naples, Mini-PERC, Past General Counsel
  • Sarasota Lawyers for Literacy, Founder
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