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Carol C. Lumpkin

Partner
+1.305.539.3323
Fax +1.305.358.7095

Carol Lumpkin has established practices in both commercial and employment litigation. Ms. Lumpkin has extensive experience representing companies ranging from small closely held family businesses to multinational public corporations. Her multifaceted practice encompasses a broad spectrum of sectors within the national and global economy, including manufacturing, retailers, health care, hotels, professional sports teams, banking and insurance companies.

Ms. Lumpkin has considerable experience litigating: defamation, non-competition, white-collar crime, misappropriation of trade secrets, fraud, trademarks infringements, and corporate compliance matters. Ms. Lumpkin frequently consults on issues related to distribution agreements, breach of warranties, and commercial lending. In addition, Ms. Lumpkin has extensive experience in class action defense in numerous jurisdictions, and strategic commercial litigation for consumer-focused industries. Most recently, she served as lead counsel in a products liability multi-district litigation, which was consolidated and sent to Charleston, South Carolina. As lead counsel, she managed the litigation involving seventeen jurisdictions and negotiated a settlement with the plaintiffs’ steering committees. Her diverse practice also includes client representation within federal and state investigations across multiple jurisdictions. This work equips Ms. Lumpkin with the critical knowledge of how to navigate client needs through the quandary of federal and state bureaucracies in a cost-effective manner.

Additionally, Ms. Lumpkin has also been at the forefront of litigating Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) suits by creating highly favorable case law for her representative clients. She has participated in negotiations and settlements with the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). She has also testified before the DOJ and Access Board with regard to ADA issues and the most recent amendments to the ADA.

Achievements

  • The Best Lawyers in America, 2013 Lawyer of the Year, Labor Law - Management - Miami Best Lawyers' 2013 Miami Labor Law - Management "Lawyer of the Year"
  • The Best Lawyers in America, Labor Law - Management, 2013-2017 and Employment Law - Individuals, 2017
  • Member, The Fellows of the American Bar Foundation Cambridge Who’s Who
  • Strathmore’s Who’s Who Honorary
  • Selected to the Florida Super Lawyers list, Super Lawyers Magazine, 2007-2015  
  • Florida’s Legal Elite, Florida Trend magazine 2004, 2009, 2010, 2013
  • Women Extraordinaire by South Florida Business Leader magazine, 2009
  • Top Lawyer, South Florida Legal Guide, 2004-2011
  • Best of the Bar, South Florida Business Journal, 2005
  • Honorary Recognition, United States EEOC, 1999

Professional/Civic Activities

  • American Bar Association
    • Member, Litigation Section
    • Member, Labor and Employment Section
  • Member, Labor and Employment Section, Florida Bar
  • The Academy of Florida Management Attorneys
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Board of Directors, Dade County Bar Association 
  • Chair Person, EEOC Advisory Board, Miami District Office
  • Junior League of Miami
  • Guardian Ad Litem Program
  • Salvation Army

Speaking Engagements

  • “Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC),” Technical Assistance Program Seminar, 2008
  • “Employment Law for Stadium Managers,” 2004, 2005, 2006
  • “Employee Classifications in the 21st Century Compliance with the New USDOL White Collar Exemptions,” Del Monte Fresh Produce, 2005
  • “Conducting Investigations in the Workplace,” EEOC T.A.P. Seminar, 2005, 2006
  • “Breaking the Glass Ceiling by Respecting Diversity and Creating Strategic Alliances,” Women’s Alliance Group, 2006
  • “Military Leave Rights and the USERRA Amendments,” GMSHRM Spring Legal Update, 2006
  • “Religion in the Workplace – National Origin – English Only Policies,” Florida International University
  • “Military Leave Rights,” The Florida Bar, 2003
  • “Americans with Disabilities Act,” 2001, 2002

Additional Information

Pro Hac Admissions
  • Colorado
  • Georgia
  • Hawaii
  • Illinois
  • New York
  • Oregon
  • Pennsylvania
  • South Carolina
  • Tennessee
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
  • Representation of the concessionaire at a major tourist attraction with reference to ADA compliance and consulting, regarding transportation and stadium theater issues.
  • Representation of owners of shopping centers in connection with ADA compliance and the defense of ADA litigation.
  • Representation of a national clothing retailer with reference to ADA compliance and the defense of ADA litigation, which includes class action issue.
  • Representation of supermarket chain in connection with the defense of ADA litigation and compliance issues.
  • Representation of the management company and a professional hockey team in connection with ADA compliance and the defense of ADA litigation at the new sports arena. 
  • Representation of hotel owners in the defense of ADA litigation, as well as ADA investigations by the Department of Justice in various states.
  • Representation of owners in negotiating a favorable settlement of ADA lawsuits brought by advocacy groups.
  • Representation of a teaching hospital in connection with the defense of ADA litigation and compliance issues.
  • Representation of a restaurant chain with reference to the defense of ADA litigation and advice on compliance issues for various locations.
  • Representation of a university in connection with the defense of ADA litigation and compliance issues.
  • Representation of NFL and MLB sports teams in the defense of ADA litigation in various states.
  • Representation of property owners of office buildings in connection with the defense of ADA litigation and compliance issues.
  • Representation of owners and tenant in connection with the defense of ADA litigation and compliance issues.
Reported Cases
  • MI Windows and Doors, Inc. Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2333 in the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation.
  • Global Horizons, Inc. v. Del Monte Fresh Produce, N.A., Inc., 2009 WL 855970, S.D. Fla., March 31, 2009 (No. 06-22315 –CIV).
  • Florida Environmental Services, Inc., v. Rentoumis, 950 So.2d 466, 32 Fla. L. Weekly D513, Fla. App. 4 Dist., February 21, 2007 (No. 4D06-2358).
  • International Broth. of Elec. Workers Local 2000 v. Agere Systems, Inc., Not Reported in F. Supp.2d, 2004 WL 958082, 17 Fla. L. Weekly Fed. D 448, M.D.Fla., March 10, 2004 (NO. 6:03-CV-362-ORL22DAB).
  • Access Now, Inc. v. South Florida Stadium Corp., 161 F. Supp.2d 1357, 22 NDLR P 29, 14 Fla. L. Weekly Fed. D 549 (S.D. Fla., Sep 10, 2001)(NO. 00-2261CIVMOORE).
  • Johanson v. Huizenga Holdings, Inc., 963 F.Supp. 1175, 6 A.D. Cases 532, 23 A.D.D. 485, 9 NDLR P 209 (S.D. Fla., Jan 27, 1996)(NO. 96-70260CIV).
  • Hover v. Florida Power & Light Co., Inc., 1994 WL 765369, 67 Fair Empl.Prac.Case. (BNA) 34 (S.D. Fla., Dec 09, 1994)(NO. 93-14236-CIV-RYSKAMP).
  • King v. Department of Health and Rehabilitative Services, 623 So.2d 640, 18 Fla. L. Weekly D2068 (Fla. App. 3 Dist., Sep 21, 1993)(NO. 93-1105, 93-1106).