Jennifer Fowler-Hermes was recently sworn in as Secretary of the Manatee County Bar Association for the 2016–2017 term. The association’s purpose is to instill in its members the principles and duties of service to the public; improve the administration of justice and advance the science of jurisprudence among its members; maintain the highest standards in the profession of law in the County of Manatee and in the State of Florida; and maintain and promote social and recreational gatherings to provide for a cooperative spirit among the members of the Bar.
Ms. Fowler-Hermes is a board certified specialist in labor and employment law. She represents private, public, for-profit, and not-for-profit employers of all sizes in litigation matters and also assists employers in managing risks to avoid litigation. Her experience includes representing clients before state and federal courts and administrative agencies in many employment matters, including claims under Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Family Medical Leave Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Florida Civil Rights Act, the Florida Uniform Trade Secrets Act, whistleblower/retaliation laws, and employment law torts. She also serves as a Florida Supreme Court certified circuit mediator.