Martindale-Hubbell 20 Years Service Award
Roderick Ford focuses largely on employment and labor law, workers' compensation, and civil service appeals and trial advocacy.
His primary focus is being a "plaintiff's lawyer" for aggrieved workers, particularly advocating for the social advancement of communities of color through the Church.
Mr. Ford holds the following academic degrees:
B.A. (Political Science), Morgan State University, '91
J.D. (Doctor of Law), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, '94
Mr. Ford holds an honorary D.D. and a D.Litt. degree, which reflect his church and community service as well as his publications on the topic of "Law and Religion."
Mr. Ford is a former military lawyer in the United States Army Judge Advocate General's Corps (1995 - 2000).
COURT & BAR MEMBERSHIP
He is a member of:
The Florida Bar
United States Supreme Court
Supreme Court of Florida
U.S. Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals
U.S. District Court- Southern District of Florida
U.S. District Court- Middle District of Florida
EMPLOYMENT & LABOR LAW ATTORNEY
Mr. Ford is first and foremost a plaintiff's attorney. He has successfully litigated over 100 federal court cases and over 300 worker's compensation cases throughout the State of Florida. He has also represented Labor Unions, Churches, Non-Profit Organizations and small businesses.
He holds licenses and certifications in labor relations and employee relations, including:
* Negotiating Labor Agreements, '06
* Gary, Williams, Parenti, Watson & Gary, P.L.L.C. (Stuart, Florida)
* Butler & Boyd, P.A. (Tampa, Florida)
AMALGAMATED TRANSIT UNION
* Labor Union General Counsel
* Civil Service & Arbitration Trial Counsel
* Local 1464 (Tampa, Florida)