The American Lawyer Magazine's Litigation Department of the Year – Labor and Employment Law Finalist 2004, Winner 2006, Finalist 2008, Finalist 2010, and Finalist 2012
Listed in the highest tier for National Labor and Employment Practice in Chambers USA 2013
Ranked in the top tier by The Legal 500 for Labor and Employment Litigation, ERISA Litigation, Labor-Management Relations, and Workplace and Employment Counseling (2012)
Ranked, National Tier 1: Employment Law – Management, Labor Law – Management, and Litigation – Labor & Employment by U.S. News and Best Lawyers (2011-2012)
Ranked #1 for "Most Prestigious" Labor and Employment Practice, Vault 2012 Associate Survey
honors + affiliations
Listed, Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business (2006–2013)
Listed among The Miami Herald's South Florida's Top Rated Lawyers (2012); Accolade noted in The Wall Street Journal in Southern Florida
Listed, One of the Nation's Most Powerful Employment Attorneys–Up-and-Comers, Human Resource Executive (2011)
Listed, One of the 40 Up and Coming Corporate Employment Lawyers, Lawdragon Magazine (2011)
Listed, One of the 3000 leading lawyers in America, Lawdragon Magazine (2011)
Listed, Florida Trend Magazine "Legal Elite," Labor & Employment (2004)
Listed, Florida Super Lawyer (2006–2012)
Listed, "Top Lawyers" and "Top Lawyers in Labor and Employment," South Florida Legal Guide (2010–2012)
Winner, Key Partners Award in Law, South Florida Business Journal (2010)
Florida Honoree, Women Living Life to the Fullest, March of Dimes (2009)
Finalist, 2006 Hispanic Woman of the Year Award, Hispanic Business Magazine
Listed, 2006 Elite Women, Hispanic Business Magazine
AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
Board Certified in Labor and Employment Law
Minority Corporate Counsel Association - Outstanding Outside Counsel
Member, American Bar Association
Member, United Way Leadership Circle
Former Director, organizations that help the homeless and that provide "meals on wheels" to incapacitated victims of the AIDS virus
Recipient, Lillian R. Levy Award of Excellence
Recipient of several American Jurisprudence awards
Managing Editor, University of Miami Inter-American Law Review
- District of Columbia
- U.S. Supreme Court
- U.S. Courts of Appeals for the First, Second, Ninth, and Eleventh Circuits
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
- U.S. District Courts for the Southern, Middle, and Northern Districts of Florida
- U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado
Anne Marie Estevez is a partner in Morgan Lewis's Labor and Employment Practice. Ms. Estevez's practice focuses on the defense and trial of complex employment and accessibility (ADA) cases in federal and state courts, as well as on advising, training, and counseling companies on state and federal employment and accessibility laws. She is fluent in Spanish.
Ms. Estevez is board certified in labor and employment law. She represents a broad range of state, national, and international clients in the full spectrum of employment and discrimination related matters, including trade secret and noncompete claims; class and collective actions; EEOC, DOJ, and other agency charges; lawsuits involving race, national origin, sex, same-sex, age, marital status, religious, pregnancy, HIV/AIDS, and disability discrimination; ADA Title III or comparable state law accessibility issues; Whistleblower claims; Fair Labor Standards Act claims; expense reimbursement claims; meal and rest period claims; equal pay claims; unemployment compensation; workers' compensation; wrongful termination; and other tort, contract, and equitable claims.
Ms. Estevez has drafted and negotiated several executive employment agreements, including in large mergers and acquisitions, drafted manuals and policies for companies, and trained hundreds of executives and employees nationwide. She has advised on class action avoidance programs, handled class and collective actions and mediations, and negotiated settlements. Ms. Estevez has also created, supervised, and provided advice to clients in their implementation of corporate-wide diversity initiatives.
Ms. Estevez also has provided advice on ADA Title III and comparable state accessibility laws, defended numerous accessibility cases, provided consulting work, and negotiated favorable settlements in accessibility matters involving large retailers, restaurant chains, franchisees, gas stations, shopping malls, sports-related organizations, and owners, partners, operators, lessors and lessees of public accommodations.
From 2006 through 2013, Ms. Estevez has been named one of the leading U.S. lawyers for employment law by Chambers USA, based on the views of clients, peers, and other industry professionals. Chambers reported that Ms. Estevez's clients call her "a real fighter, she always bats her hardest and always with your interests in mind." Chambers also noted that she is seen as a "trusted resource for opinions." In 2006, Ms. Estevez was named as a finalist for the 2006 Hispanic Woman of the Year Award.
Ms. Estevez is admitted to practice in Florida and the District of Columbia.
- University of Miami School of Law, 1993, J.D., With Honors
- University of Miami, 1990, B.A., With Honors