Mr. Truesdell has practiced in the area of labor and employment law representing both employers and employees in the public and private sectors for 20 years. Mr. Truesdell has provided both advice and litigation services to numerous clients on employment law matters. He is a member of the Labor and Employment Law sections of The Florida Bar and the Orange County Bar Association.
In addition to representing numerous employees, Mr. Truesdell has represented employers of all sizes, from small local businesses to large corporations. He has represented many public sector clients, including school boards in Osceola and Indian River Counties, the cities of Cocoa, Winter Springs and Cape Canaveral and the Reedy Creek Improvement District at Walt Disney World. Additionally, Mr. Truesdell has served as the General Counsel for the Florida Real Estate Commission. He is currently the Legislative Chair of the Volusia/Flager Society of Human Resource Management.
Mr. Truesdell has experience in collective bargaining negotiations and has appeared before various administrative agencies, including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Florida Commission on Human Relations, the U.S. Department of Labor, the National Labor Relations Board, and the Public Employees Relations Commission. He has litigated all types of employment law cases in federal and state courts, including disputes in the areas of discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wage-and-hour violations, civil rights, medical leave, unemployment and military leave. Mr. Truesdell also has extensive experience drafting non-compete agreements and employee handbooks. He is licensed to practice before the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals and the U.S. Supreme Court. Mr. Truesdell has presented numerous training seminars on various employment law topics.
Mr. Truesdell graduated from the University of Florida College of Law with an honors grade in appellate advocacy and was Managing Editor of the law school newspaper. Prior to becoming an attorney, Mr. Truesdell was a news reporter for the Orlando Sentinel and wrote in-depth investigative articles about legal issues and law enforcement. He has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Florida School of Journalism and Communications.