Daniel Krawiec practices in the area of labor and employment law with particular emphasis in the area of employment litigation. He provides both counseling and litigation services to public and private companies. In addition, Mr. Krawiec handles a substantial amount of commercial litigation.
Mr. Krawiec is involved with risk management and defense of claims against manufacturers, businesses and professionals in cases of products liability, general liability and commercial litigation matters.
He is involved in all stages of federal and state litigation and arbitration, including drafting motions, memoranda and briefs, conducting research and attending depositions, motion hearings, court appearances and trials. Mr. Krawiec also has experience in real property litigation, including actions to quiet title and to reform deeds. He also handles asbestos defense litigation.
Mr. Krawiec returned to Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP as an associate in August 2012. Previously he served as a law clerk for the Honorable Jonathan Goodman, United States Magistrate Judge for the Southern District of Florida, from 2010 to 2012. Prior to this, Mr. Krawiec was with the firm as an associate and a summer associate.
Among his law school achievements, Mr. Krawiec was the recipient of CALI Awards for the highest grades in Federal Legal Research, Federal Income Tax I and Electronic Discovery. He also received a Dean’s Certificate of Achievement in Federal Administrative Law.
During law school Mr. Krawiec served two clerkships: one at McGuirk and Romano, P.A., in Coral Gables, Florida; another, at Berk, Merchant, and Sims P.L.C., also in Coral Gables.
In 2007, Mr. Krawiec was a certified legal intern to the United States Attorney’s Office, Southern District of Florida in Miami. In 2006, he was a judicial intern for the Honorable Robert H. Cleland, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan.
He worked as a writing tutor for the University’s Sweetland Writing Center, and in 2004 Mr. Krawiec was an intern to U.S. Congressman, Thaddeus G. McCotter (R-MI).
- Federalist Society
- Shamrock Bar Association
A selection of Mr. Krawiec's representative matters are listed below:
Dowell v. Meridien Research, Inc., 2016 WL 4475015 (Manatee County, Fla. Cir. Ct. 2016) (successfully vacated default judgment after proving at evidentiary hearing that client did not receive notice of lawsuit due to theft of service by unauthorized person)
Howard v. Sunniland Corp., 2016 WL 6524394 (M.D. Fla. 2016) (obtained dismissal in a race discrimination lawsuit of hostile work environment claims and a with prejudice dismissal of Title VII claims against a manager)
Vixicom v. Four Corners Direct, Inc., 2016 WL 4925167 (M.D. Fla. 2016) (won commercial arbitration award and then subsequently successfully confirmed the award in the Middle District of Florida)
Sanchez v. H&R Maintenance, L.C., 294 F.R.D. 677 (S.D. Fla. 2013) (successfully prevented Plaintiff from amending lawsuit to include additional employment claims after her deposition)
Jenkins v. Geo Care, LLC, ---So. 3d ----, 2016 WL 410192 (Fla. 3d DCA 2016), appeal dismissed by, 2016 WL 3654375 (Fla. 2016) (won dismissal with prejudice of claims by a nurse against her employer and defended on appeal)
LeFrock v. Walgreens Co., 77 F. Supp. 3d 1199 (M.D. Fla. 2015) (obtained summary judgment for pharmacy against slander per se claims made by physician); aff'd by, 644 F. App'x 898 (11th Cir. 2016).
- Smart v. The Geo Group & GEO Care, LLC, 174 So. 3d 1007 (Fla. 2d DCA 2015) (successfully won and defended on appeal summary judgment on race discrimination and Florida constitutional claims made by an employee of a state contractor).
- Pardue v. Specialty Eng'g Consultants, Inc., 85 F. Supp. 3d 1347 (S.D. Fla. 2015) (obtained dismissal of overtime and minimum wage claims against engineering company).
- Gillinov v. Hillstone Rest. Grp., Inc., 92 F. Supp. 3d 1251 (S.D. Fla. 2015) (successfully preserved federal diversity jurisdiction against challenge by plaintiff relating to amount in controversy).
Ortega v. Bel Fuse, Inc., 546 B.R. 468 (S.D. Fla. 2016) (obtain dismissal with prejudice of Fair Labor Standards Act claims due to failure to disclose same during previous bankruptcy).
Williamson v. Navseeker, Inc., 2013 WL 5349061 (Orange County, Fla. Cir. Ct. 2013) (obtained with a with prejudice dismissal as a sanction of unpaid wages and Florida securities fraud claims based evidence pointing to conclusion a former executive’s electronic theft of documents when he subsequently invoked the Fifth Amendment privilege).
During his undergraduate studies Mr. Krawiec was a content editor and a staff writer for the Michigan Review. His work there was recognized by the Institute for Humane Studies, which named him a finalist in its Felix Morley Journalism Competition.
The competition honors young published writers whose work best demonstrates and communicates an appreciation of classical liberal principles.
Author of the article, “Sempra Energy International v. the Argentine Republic: Reaffirming the Rights of Foreign Investors to ICSID Arbitration,” which discusses arbitration before the International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes, published in Law and Business Review of the Americas, 15 L. & Bus. Rev. Ams. 311 (2009).
- 11th Circuit Declines to Aggregate Workers of Multiple Contractors for WARN Act Notification Purposes
- 11th Circuit: Employer Aware of Employee's Underreported Hours Cannot rely on "Unclean Hands" Defense in FLSA Case
- 11th Circuit: Exposure to Subjectively Unpleasant Weather Conditions and Deprivation of Office Amenities is not Adverse Employment Action
- Florida Supreme Court Holds that State law bars Pregnancy Discrimination
- Employee’s Dishonesty Outweighs Employee’s Complaints of Harassment in Termination/Retalation Suit
- Employer Prevails Against FMLA Interference Claim but Sixth Circuit Declines to Apply Directly the “Honest Belief” Defense
- Time Spent Changing into Protective Gear Exempt Pursuant to Collective Bargaining Agreement
- Private Facebook Message not Concerted Activity Under NLRA
Employment Law Observer
- July 1, 2015
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- April 1, 2015
- February 2, 2015
- December 1, 2014
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- June 2, 2014
- May 1, 2014
- April 1, 2014
- March 3, 2014
- January 2, 2014
- December 2, 2013
- November 1, 2013
- October 1, 2013
- August 1, 2013
- July 1, 2013
- June 3, 2013
Dan is an avid distance runner. He serves as a board member and coach for Track Club Miami. He once placed 13th overall and won his age group at the Detroit Marathon.
J.D., magna cum laude, University of Miami School of Law, 2008
- Articles and Comments Editor, University of Miami Inter-American Law Review
- Recipient, Dean’s Merit Scholarship
- Member, Dean’s List
B.A., Political Science, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, 2005
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
- U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
- U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida
- U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida
- U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida
- U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan