ACADEMIC DEGREES & CERTIFICATIONS:

Morgan State University
B.A. (Political Science), '91. 

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
J.D. (Doctor of Law), '94.

Human Resource Certification Institute
SPHR (Senior Prof. in Human Resources), '16. 

Cornell University- ILR School
*  Executive Certificate in H.R. Leadership, '15.
*  Master Certificate in Human Resources, '13.

Michigan State Univ.- School of HR/LR
* Certified Workers' Comp. Professional, '05.
* Certified Human Resource Specialist, '07.
* Certified Labor Relations Professional, '08.

Program On Negotiation @ Harvard Law School
* Negotiating Labor Agreements, '06.



Employment Law
Bankruptcy


ADDRESS and LOCATIONS:

Law Offices of Roderick O Ford PLLC
220 E. Madison Street
Suite 1205
Tampa, Florida 33602
+1.813.223.1200 (Tampa Area)
+1.407.218.6549 (Orlando Area)
+1.800.792.2241 facsimile
laboradvocate@fordlawfirm.org


Law Offices of Roderick O Ford PLLC
970 Lake Carillon Drive
Suite 300
St. Petersburg, FL. 33716
+1.727.755.0958
+1.800.792.2241 facsimile

H.R. Legal Consulting; H.R. Risk Management; Employer Policies and Employee Handbooks; Union Grievances; Disciplinary/ EEO 

Investigations; and H.R. Training​. 

Employee assistance with on-the-job injuries; lost-wages and medical benefits; permanent and social security disability.

welcome

Labor and Employment Law and Consulting

Law Offices of Roderick O Ford PLLC
Civil Litigation

Martindale-Hubbell 20 Years of Service Award



RODERICK O. FORD, ESQ.

The Florida Bar
U.S. Supreme Court
Supreme Court of Florida
Eleventh U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals
U.S. District Court- Middle District of Florida
U.S. District Court- Southern District of Florida

MILITARY SERVICE:

U.S. Army Judge Advocate General's Corp.
Captain, '95 - '00; Administrative and
Labor Law Airborne Parachutist Badge; American Legion Member.


Civil Rights; Commercial Litigation; Insurance Claims; Auto. accidents; slip-and-fall; medical or bodily injury claims.

Employee legal assistance; trial advocacy; civil service appeals; employment discrimination; union grievances; arbitration and mediation.​

SERVICE AREAS:

* Tampa 
* St. Petersburg 
* Orlando 
​* Lakeland
* Miami 
* Ft. Lauderdale 
* Daytona Beach 
* Naples 
* Sarasota 
* Jacksonville 
* Gainesville
* Ocala 
* Lake City/ Live Oak
 * Tallahassee/Leon 
* Georgia Statewide (EEO/ Title VII)
* Alabama Statewide (EEO/ Title VII)
* U.S.A. (EEO/ Title VII)

+1.800.792.2241 Toll Free


STRATEGIC PARTNERS:

Gary, Williams, Parenti, Watson & Gary, PLLC (Stuart, Florida)

Butler & Boyd, P.A.
(Tampa, Florida)

OF COUNSEL: 

Marwan Porter, Esq. (N.Y./ FL Bar)

STAFF:

​Iyata Christie, M.A.-- Law Clerk/​Investigator/ Client Services/ Public Relations Director






Workers' Comp.
Non-Profit/ Business

Chapter 7 & 13 Consumer Bankruptcy; foreclosure; mortgage workout; debt restructure; stop repossession.

Law Offices of Roderick O. Ford PLLC

Email your questions; or come see us in person.