Stephanie C. Mazzola

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Stephanie Mazzola is an associate with Tripp Scott and focuses her practice in the areas of complex commercial litigation, labor and employment, construction law and appellate law.  She has successfully litigated matters before federal and state courts on behalf of local and national clients, including successfully defending employers against charges of discrimination, sexual harassment claims in the workplace, claims of retaliation in the workplace, as well as successfully defending and prosecuting actions relating to overtime and wage disputes brought pursuant to the Fair Labor Standards Act.  In the arena of construction and appellate law, Stephanie has successfully obtained per curiam affirmances in multiple state court appeals and successfully defended a national contractor in a class action, multi-district litigation pending in federal court.  Prior to joining Tripp Scott, Stephanie served as a staff attorney to the Honorable Dorian Damoorgian at the Fourth District Court of Appeal, during which time she reviewed and analyzed civil and criminal appeals as well as petitions for extraordinary writs.   Stephanie was named a Rising Star in 2016 by Florida Super Lawyers Magazine, a distinction given to no more than 2.5% of attorneys.

Stephanie holds a law degree, cum laude from University of Miami School of Law, where she received a Dean’s Merit Scholarship.  For her undergraduate studies, Stephanie attended Georgetown University, graduating cum laude, and receiving a degree in Government and Spanish.  She also participated in a full-year study abroad program with Georgetown University in Madrid, Spain.

Outside of her legal work, she is active in the community serving on the Leadership Board for the American Cancer Society’s Broward County Chapter and on various committees for ARC Broward, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping people with disabilities.

Litigation Highlights

Successfully obtained a summary judgment on behalf of Bermuda and Cayman investment fund companies against former consultant that sued clients in Broward circuit court and in the FINRA arbitration forum under multiple theories of recovery, based on an alleged employment contract.  Following the conclusion of the litigation, a judgment was secured against the former consultant for attorney’s fees pursuant to Section 57.105 of the Florida Statutes due to the frivolous nature of the proceedings. 

Successfully obtained a federal court ruling in favor of national contractor and against homeowner in mass tort class action litigation pending in New Orleans, Louisiana wherein federal court determined that all delays were attributable to homeowner and contractor was not responsible for monetary damages to homeowner.

Successfully defended against a commercial foreclosure action brought against client’s real estate investment companies, resulting in a favorable settlement for clients with the lender dismissing its foreclosure action and allowing clients to retain portfolio of investment properties, following a minimal payment to lender. 

Successfully defended against multiple consumer collection cases and Telephone Consumer Protection Act cases for national client in federal courts across the state of Florida, resulting in favorable settlements to client.

Successfully prosecuted, defended, and resolved numerous lawsuits under The Fair Labor Standards Act, Americans with Disabilities Act, Title VII, and the Florida Civil Rights Act, including discrimination actions, overtime and minimum wage disputes, improper classification disputes, and disputes regarding noncompliance with the ADA.


Education

  • Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Madrid, Spain

  • Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.

    Honors: Cum Laude
    Honors: Bill Gates Millennium Scholar

  • University of Miami School of Law, Coral Gables, Florida

    J.D.
    Honors: Cum Laude
    Honors: Dean's Merit Scholar


Honors & Awards

  • Super Lawyers, Martindale-Hubbell AV® Peer Rated Attorney in Appellate Practice, Commercial Law and Labor and Employment 2016
  • AV® Preeminent™ Peer Rated Martindale Hubbell® 2016

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