Amanda Biondolino Resume CV

Amanda Biondolino

Sass Law Firm
601 West Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard
Tampa, Florida 33603
813.251.5599


ADMISSIONS

The Florida Bar, 2018
Illinois State Bar Association, 2013
The Missouri Bar, 2012
United States District Court, Middle District of Florida, 2018
Florida Supreme Court, 2018
Florida District Courts of Appeal, 2018
United States District Court, Western District of Missouri, 2016
Illinois Supreme Court, 2013
Illinois Appellate Court, 2013
Supreme Court of Missouri, 2012
Missouri Court of Appeals, 2012


ASSOCIATIONS

Co-Chair – Labor and Employment Section, Hillsborough County Bar Association, 2019-2020
Planning Chair – Annual Real Estate Institute, The Missouri Bar, 2018
Member – Planning Committee, St. Charles County Housing Conference, 2017-2018
Member – Florida Chapter, National Employment Lawyers Association
Member – Labor and Employment Law Section, The Florida Bar
Member – Trial Lawyers Section, The Florida Bar
Member – Animal Law Section, The Florida Bar
Member – Public Interest Law Section, The Florida Bar
Member – Young Lawyers Division, The Florida Bar
Member – Labor and Employment Section, Hillsborough County Bar Association
Past Member – Real Estate Practice & Procedure Committee, Real Estate Committee, Litigation Division, The Missouri Bar
Past Member – St. Charles County Housing Team, St. Charles County, Missouri


EDUCATION

Saint Louis University School of Law, and obtained her Juris Doctor in 2012, graduating cum laude
Washington University in St. Louis, and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in 2000


CAREER EXPERIENCE

AttorneySass Law Firm, practicing labor and employment law, advocating for employee rights, and representing individuals in workplace disputes involving discrimination, retaliation, harassment, wrongful termination, whistleblower protection, wage and hour issues, employment contracts and severance agreements, including non-compete provisions and arbitration agreements, 2018-present
Attorney – Smith Amundsen, LLC, provided advice and counsel to business owners regarding business practices and workplace law, handled all aspects of civil litigation in state and federal courts, 2017- 2018
Attorney – Missouri Commission of Human Rights,litigated employment, housing and public accommodation discrimination claims and related Agency matters, 2014-2016
Attorney – Brown and James, P.C., handled all aspects of civil defense litigation in state and federal courts, 2012-2014


HONORS AND AWARDS

Amazing Ally in Housing – Corbel Award, Springfield Center for Independent Living, 2018
Corporate Counsel Practicum – Monsanto Co., 2012
Writer – Public Law Review, Thomson Reuters, 2010-2012
Participant – Saul Lefkowitz Moot Court Competition, International Trademark Association, 2012
Participant – Moot Court Competition, The Chicago Bar Association, 2011
Participant – Civil Advocacy Clinic, Saint Louis University School of Law, 2011
Judicial Clerk Externship – Honorable Nannette Baker, United States District Court, Eastern District of Missouri and Missouri Court of Appeal, Eastern District, 2011
 


PUBLICATIONS

Missouri Bar Deskbook: Real Estate Law – The Missouri Bar, to be released 2019
Fair Housing Practice – Fair Housing Law Webinar, Public Interest Law Section, The Florida Bar, April 2019
Service Animals in the Workplace – Advanced Labor Topics 2019, Labor and Employment Law Section, The Florida Bar, April 2019
Scotus Deals Blow to Public Unions in Ideological Split – Lawyer, Hillsborough County Bar Association, September/October 2018 Edition
Avoid the Dangers of Misclassifying Employees as Independent Contractors – Labor & Employment Law Update, SmithAmundsen, LLC, March 2018
Is Your Company’s “Flexible Scheduling” Policy a Violation of Wage and Hour Law? – Labor & Employment Law Update, SmithAmundsen, LLC, October 2017
An Employer’s Guide on Service Animals and the ADA – Labor & Employment Law Update, SmithAmundsen, LLC, July 2017
Colorado District Court Issues Landmark Decision Holding that the Fair Housing Act Prohibits Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity – Law Update, SmithAmundsen, LLC, July 2017
Whiskey For My Men, Beer For My (Service) Horse – A Business Owner’s Primer on Service Animals and the ADA, Labor & Employment Law Update, SmithAmundsen, LLC, May 2017
The Cat’s Paw Theory Burns Another Employer – Labor & Employment Law Update, SmithAmundsen, LLC, April 2017
Fair Housing Law and the Administrative Complaint Process – Springfield Fair Housing Seminar Presentations, Missouri Department of Labor & Industrial Regulations (Springfield, Missouri), July 2016


SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

Fair Housing Law – Public Interest Law Section, The Florida Bar (Webinar), April 2019
Service Animals in the Workplace – Advanced Labor Topics 2019, Labor and Employment Law Section, The Florida Bar (Jupiter, Florida), April 2019
Employee Handbook Essentials for HR Pros and Business Owners – SmithAmundsen, LLC (Webinar), November 2017
ADA Compliance for Employers – Lunch & Learn, Empower Abilities, f/k/a Southwest Center for Independent Living (Springfield Missouri), November 2017
ADA Compliance: Who is Covered and How to Limit Liability – Third Annual Labor & Employment Fall Seminar, SmithAmundsen, LLC (Lombard, Illinois), September 2017
Common Discrimination Complaints and How to Avoid Them – Fair Housing Symposium, City of Jefferson and Jefferson City Area Board of Realtors (Jefferson City, Missouri), June 2017
Fair Housing – Missouri Supportive Housing Institute (Missouri), April 2017
Service Animals, Fair Housing and the Americans with Disabilities Act – Fair Housing and Lending Seminar, City of Columbia Human Rights and Disabilities Commissions, Central Bank of Boone County, Columbia Housing Authority, Columbia Apartment Association and the Missouri Commission on Human Relations (Columbia, Missouri), April 2017
Fair Housing for Survivors of Domestic Abuse – 2016 MCADSV Annual Conference, Missouri Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence (Columbia, Missouri), November 2016
Disparate Impact Theory Under the Fair Housing Act – Navigating Affordable Housing, 2016 MOCARH Conference, Missouri Council for Affordable Rental Housing (Branson, Missouri), September 2016
Is This an Assistance Animal? – The Whole Person, Kansas City Fair Housing Seminar (Kansas City, Missouri), August 2016
Fair Housing Law and the Administrative Complaint Process – Springfield Fair Housing Seminar, Missouri Department of Labor & Industrial Regulations (Springfield, Missouri), July 2016
Fair Housing – Ensuring Equal Opportunity: Missouri Commission on Human Rights, Saint Louis University School of Law (St. Louis, Missouri), April 2016
Overview of the Missouri Commission on Human Relations – Committee Meeting, Regional Housing Collaborative Steering Committee, Behavioral Health Network of Greater St. Louis, July 2015
Criminal Records Guidance and Fair Housing – 2015 Annual Conference, Heartland Affordable Housing Management Association (Riverside, Missouri), July 2015
Fair Housing Assistance: Cause Cases and the Adjudication Process – Program Training Conference, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Region VII (Kansas City, Kansas), June 2015
The Missouri Human Rights Act: Housing Provider Best Practices – Fair Housing Seminar, City of Columbia (Columbia, Missouri), April 2015
Presentation by Missouri Human Rights Commission – Committee Meeting, St. Charles Human Relations Commission (St. Charles, Missouri), January 2015
Presentation by Missouri Human Rights Commission – Committee Meeting, Ferguson Human Rights Commission (Ferguson, Missouri), January 2015
The Missouri Human Rights Act and Administrative Process Missouri State Conference Meeting, NAACP (Columbia, Missouri), October 2014