Share

Lara Donlon, SPHR, Shareholder

Lara Donlon, SPHR, Shareholder

Ms. Donlon leads the Firm's Labor and Employment Law Group and focuses her practice on representing private and governmental clients with respect to human resources matters.  She has significant counseling and litigation experience in a wide range of labor and employment issues.   She has litigated cases in both federal and state courts involving allegations of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation, wage and hour claims brought under the Fair Labor Standards Act, and claims asserted under the Family and Medical Leave Act. 

Drawing upon her litigation experience, Ms. Donlon regularly counsels clients regarding day-to-day human resources issues, including disciplinary and termination decisions and wage and hour compliance.  She also has successfully assisted clients in union and collective bargaining negotiations, labor relations compliance, and responding to unfair labor practices charges.  She also assists clients in responding to charges of discrimination filed with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Florida Commission on Human Relations.

She holds her Senior Professional in Human Resources certification from the Human Resources Certification Institute.  

Ms. Donlon's selected accomplishments include:

  • successfully defending a breach of employment contract claim at trial on behalf of a private school brought by a former teacher;
  • defending numerous federal overtime claims;
  • conducting various employment-related seminars and training for private and public employers, including non-profit organizations;
  • representing clients on the appellate level, in both the Florida Fourth District Court of Appeal and the U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit;
  • negotiating and drafting employment agreements, independent contractor agreements, and collective bargaining agreements.

Education and Background

Ms. Donlon earned her law degree, cum laude, from the University of Georgia and her undergraduate degree in Public Relations from the University of Florida. 

In addition to working as a litigation associate at well respected litigation firms prior to joining the Firm, Ms. Donlon served as a Judicial Law Clerk at the Florida Fourth District Court of Appeal.

L. Donlon V-Card


Torcivia, Donlon, Goddeau & Ansay, P.A. offers its services to clients throughout Florida, including those located in Palm Beach County, Martin County, St. Lucie County, Broward County, and Miami-Dade County.



© 2017 Torcivia, Donlon, Goddeau & Ansay, P.A.
701 Northpoint Parkway, 209, West Palm Beach, FL 33407
| Phone: 561-686-8700

Local Government | Labor & Employment | Civil Litigation | Election Law | Non-Profit and Education Practice | Appellate Law | Commercial and Business Practice | Ethics | Constitutional Law | Environmental & Water Law | Our Attorneys | Recent News

Law Firm Website Design by
Amicus Creative


DISCLAIMER: Hiring an attorney is an important decision which should not be based solely on advertising. The information you obtain at this site is not, nor is it intended to be, legal advice. You should consult an attorney for advice regarding your individual situation. Contacting us does not create an attorney-client relationship. Please do not send any confidential information to us until such time as an attorney-client relationship has been established.