Overview

Stefanie M. Mederos’ practice includes counseling employers and defending against employment-related claims. Stefanie regularly represents employers in discrimination, harassment and retaliation claims arising under:

  • The Age Discrimination in Employment Act
  • The Americans with Disabilities Act
  • The Family and Medical Leave Act
  • Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
  • Section 1981 of the Civil Rights Act of 1866
  • The Florida Civil Rights Act
  • The Florida Whistleblower Act

Stefanie also draws on her prior experiences in commercial litigation to defend against claims raising a wide range of other tort and contract disputes in employment-related cases. In addition, Stefanie regularly litigates claims for disability and other benefits arising under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA).

Prior to joining Littler, Stefanie worked at several general litigation law firms, where she focused on commercial, aviation, insurance defense and employment litigation. She has handled all facets of litigation, including administrative charges, arbitration proceedings, lawsuits in federal and state courts and appellate proceedings.

Professional & Community Affiliations

Member

Young Patronesses of the Opera, Treasurer 2018-2019; Financial Secretary 2017-2018

2013-present

Member

Beaux Arts Miami

2020-present

Sustainer

Junior League of Miami

2006-present

Recognition

Named, 40 Under 40 Outstanding Lawyers of South Florida Honoree

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

News, Analysis & Press

DOL Releases New Model COBRA Notices Amid Continued Wave of Litigation

American Bar Association Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section Committee News

Fall 2020

Discovery on Structural Conflicts in ERISA Matters

American Bar Association Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section Committee News

June 23, 2020

Recent Amendments to the FLSA Tip Pool Rules

Florida Bar Labor & Employment Law Section E-Update

May 2018

Speaking Engagements

Labor & Employment Law Update

American Inns of Court Bench & Bar Conference, Miami, FL

March 1, 2019

Education

  • J.D., St. Thomas University School of Law, 2004
  • B.A./B.S., University of Florida, 2001

Bar Admission

Florida

Courts

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida