Kevin Sanderson

Kevin Sanderson

Kevin F. Sanderson, Chartered. Practicing since 2002.
  • Employment Law, Estate Planning, Probate ...
  • Florida, USDC DIst. of Colorado, USDC Middle District of Florida, USDC Northern Dist. Florida, USDC Southern Dist. Florida
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Summary

Kevin Sanderson serves your legal needs throughout all of West Central Florida, including Sarasota, Casey Key, Siesta Key, Longboat Key, Bradenton, North Port, Punta Gorda, Port Charlotte, Fort Myers, Arcadia, Englewood, and Naples.

Education
Kevin F. Sanderson is a graduate of Boston University (B.A., Psychology) and obtained his juris doctor from St. Thomas University School of Law in Miami, FL. He continued his education, obtaining his LL.M. (legal laureate masters) in international taxation and offshore finance, also at St. Thomas University School of Law. Kevin was born and raised in New Jersey.

Licenses
Mr. Sanderson is a member of the Florida Bar, a member of the bar of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida, the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida, the United States Tax Court, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and the United States Supreme Court.

Most recently, he became licensed in the US District Court in the District of Colorado, which has courts in Denver, Colorado Springs, Grand Junction, and Durango.

Areas of Practice
Mr. Sanderson represents both plaintiffs and defendants in simple and complex civil and commercial litigation. He also handles cases involving unemployment appeals through the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, non-compete/trade secret litigation, severance agreements, cases of discrimination covered under the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and/or the Florida Commission on Human Relations, sexual orientation and/or pregnancy discrimination, and administrative appeals for federal, state, and municipal employees. He also handles cases of professional and occupational licensure and certification, including those from the Florida Departments of Law Enforcement, Health, Education, and Business & Professional Regulation.

Leadership
Kevin is a 2012 graduate of the Gulf Coast Leadership Institute of the Gulf Coast Community Foundation.

Practice Areas
  • Employment Law
  • Estate Planning
  • Probate
  • Bankruptcy
  • Divorce
Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Florida
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USDC DIst. of Colorado
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USDC Middle District of Florida
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USDC Northern Dist. Florida
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USDC Southern Dist. Florida
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11th Circuit
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U.S. Supreme Court
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United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
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United States Tax Court
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Attorney
Kevin F Sanderson Chartered
- Current
Attorney
Merritt & Sanderson, P.A.
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Education
St. Thomas University School of Law
L.L.M.
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Awards
International Environmental Law
St. Thomas University School of Law
Book Award.
Professional Associations
Florida State Bar  # 598488
Member
- Current
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Sarasota Bar Association
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Activities: Member.
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Unemployment Appeals Now handled Through E-Portal For Third Parties
Sarasota County Bar Association, The Docket
Speaking Engagements
Intersection of Corporate and Employment Law for Small to Mid Size Businesses , Association of Dance Conventions and Competitions Annual Meeting , Las Vegas, Nevada
Association of Dance Conventions and Competitions
Certifications
Guardian Ad Litem, Family Law Division
12th Judical Circuit, Florida
Websites & Blogs
Website
Legal Answers
34 Questions Answered

Q. Fired for small mistakes, never put on a performance plan. I was the only women on the team. What should I do ?
A: How long were you there? Are thee more than 15 employees? If not, what is the specific municipal location?
Q. I was out for over 15 days due to covid 19 -symptoms. Company didn’t give me the 80 hrs paid but force me to used pto
A: Under the new Families First Coronavirus Response Act, or FFCRA, most employers are required to give you 80 hours or 2 weeks paid under your circumstances. I would ask for this to be applied to that time, to be paid and have your pto restored. If they deny, you can contact the Department of Labor, wage and hour division.
Q. Can an employer ask just you to produce a covid19 test if you and other co workers took a week off
A: As you can understand this is a new area of law and we are all still learning. Center for Disease Control guidelines do now take precedence over Americans with Disability Act regulations. My concern here is your phrase "ask you to produce a test (result presumably) as opposed to making you take a test they have. If they are really asking you to go out and get tested and show them the results, and you cant because you can't find a test or cant get timely results, are you then fired? This seems like a defacto way to fire you. If you do lose this job tell unemployment they fired you, because it seems they did.
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Contact & Map
Kevin F. Sanderson, Chartered
SnugHarbor Village Office Complex
7717 Holiday Drive
Sarasota , FL 34321
Telephone: (941) 444-1548
Monday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed (Today)
Sunday: Closed