John Palmerini

John C. Palmerini
Deputy General Counsel

Phone: (407) 317-3200 ext 2002954
Email: [email protected]

Administrator: Cindy Valentin
Phone: (407) 317-3200 ext 2002972

John serves as the Deputy General Counsel in the Office of Legal Services, where he specializes in labor and employment law, employment litigation, school choice law (including all issues involving charter schools), First Amendment issues, and school athletics.

John has practiced for 20 years, mostly concentrating his practice in labor and employment before coming to Orange County Public Schools. He provides counsel to District Staff in all areas of labor and employment law, including hiring and termination issues, wage payment issues, exemption and overtime issues, as well as compliance with state and federal disability and leave laws. He has represented the District in cases involving claims regarding Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the American with Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Family Medical Leave Act, the Florida Civil Rights Act, and the Fair Labor Standards Act.

John conducts training with respect to issues such as union representation, progressive discipline, religious issues in schools, sexual and workplace harassment, handling leave issues, and best practices. John also handles collective bargaining issues, including grievance arbitrations and mediations.

In addition, John has also been a guest speaker before the Association of Legal Administrators, the Florida School Boards Association, the Florida Association of District School Superintendents, the Orlando Diversity Council and the Florida Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association.

John received a B.S. in Journalism and a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Florida and his J.D. from the University of Florida, Levin College of Law. He is Board Certified in Education Law and Labor and Employment Law.

University of Florida, B.S., Journalism and B.A., Political Science
University of Florida, J.D., Levin College of Law

State of Florida
District of Columbia
United States Northern District of Florida
United States Middle District of Florida
United States Southern District of Florida
United States Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit