Amanda Biondolino Resume CV

Amanda Biondolino

Attorney

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

ADMISSIONS

The Florida Bar, 2018 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 Supreme Court of Missouri, 2012 Missouri Court of Appeals, 2012 Currently Inactive: Illinois State Bar, 2013

ASSOCIATIONS

Vice President – Florida Chapter, National Employment Lawyers Association, 2021 Co-Chair – Judicial Recognition Committee, Tampa Bay Chapter, Federal Bar Association, 2021 Co-Chair – Labor and Employment Section, Hillsborough County Bar Association, 2019-2021 Committee Member – Membership Committee, Florida Chapter, National Employment Lawyers Association, 2020 Planning Chair – Annual Real Estate Institute, The Missouri Bar, 2018 Committee 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 Member – Federal 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

Attorney – Sass 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 on 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

Ones to Watch, Employment Law – The Best Lawyers in America®, 2021 500 Leading Plaintiff Employment and Civil Rights Lawyers, Lawdragon, 2021 Top Attorney – Superb 10.0 Rating, Avvo, 2021 Professional Involvement – Recognition by Lawyer Legion, 2020 Top Attorney – Superb 9.9 Rating, Avvo, 2020 Top Attorney – Superb 9.8 Rating, Avvo, 2019 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

The First Amendment and Employee Social Media Use – Lawyer magazine, Hillsborough County Bar Association, March/April 2021 Recent Developments in Florida Public Whistleblower Law – Lawyer magazine, Hillsborough County Bar Association, November/December 2019 Fair Housing – Missouri Bar Deskbook: Real Estate Practice, The Missouri Bar, August 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 magazine, Hillsborough County Bar Association, September/October 2018 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? –  Kansas City Fair Housing Seminar, The Whole Person (Kansas City, Missouri), August 2016 Fair Housing Law and the Administrative Complaint Process – Springfield Fair Housing Seminar, Department of Labor & Industrial Regulations (Springfield, Missouri), July 2016 Presentation by Missouri Commission on Human Rights – Committee Meeting, St. Charles Human Relations Commission (St. Charles, Missouri), July 2016 Fair Housing – Ensuring Equal Opportunity: Missouri Commission on Human Rights, Saint Louis University School of Law (St. Louis, Missouri), April 2016 Presentation by Missouri Commission on Human Rights – Committee Meeting, Bellefontaine Neighbors Human Relations Commission (St. Louis, Missouri), August 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 Overview of the Missouri Commission on Human Relations – Committee Meeting, Regional Housing Collaborative Steering Committee, Behavioral Health Network of Greater St. Louis (St. Louis, Missouri), June 2015 The Missouri Human Rights Act: Housing Provider Best Practices – Fair Housing Seminar, City of Columbia (Columbia, Missouri), April 2015 Presentation by Missouri Commission on Human Rights – 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

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