Mr. Pancier is Board Certified by the Florida Bar in the area of Labor and Employment Law.
His practice consists primarily of federal and state labor and employment litigation representing both employees and management in private and public employment litigation under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Family Medical Leave Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, ERISA, civil rights cases arising under 42 U.S.C. �� 1981, 1982, 1983, 1985, as well as public and private whistleblower actions, wage and hour litigation, and other employee rights cases. Mr. Pancier is also involved in housing discrimination litigation and personal injury defense of negligent employment and negligent security cases. Mr. Pancier also advises clients concerning employment agreements, employment policies design and review, contract negotiations, wage and hour compliance and ADA compliance.
Mr. Pancier has been actively involved in an extremely active trial and appellate practice since 1992, litigating numerous cases in the United States District Courts, the United States Courts of Appeals, the United States Supreme Court and the Florida County and Circuit Courts through the trial and appellate levels. Mr. Pancier has appeared before the United States Court of Appeals for the Second and Eleventh Circuits and successfully argued cases of great public importance, including Johnson v. City of Fort Lauderdale, 148 F.3d 1231 (11th Cir. 1998), in which the Eleventh Circuit held that the Civil Rights Act of 1991 did not render Title VII and section 1981 the exclusive remedies for employment discrimination by a public employer, and therefore did not preempt a constitutional cause of action under section 1983, and most recently in Damon v. Fleming Supermarkets of Florida, 196 F.3d 1354 (11th Cir. 1999), where the Eleventh Circuit reversed an entry of summary judgment in an ADEA case and held that a pattern or firing or demoting older employees, hiring younger replacements, and stating a preference for younger employees was sufficient to create a material issue of pretext.
Mr. Pancier has served as a member of the Florida Bar Labor & Employment Law Section EEOC Liaison Committee, Wage and Hour Committee, and Fair Labor Standards Committee.
Mr. Pancier has also been active with community and national bar organizations such as the Cuban American Bar Association, the Latin Builders Association, the Broward County Hispanic Bar Association, and the Hispanic National Bar Association. Mr. Pancier has volunteered his time by regularly participating in the "Put Something Back" pro bono project sponsored by the Eleventh Judicial Circuit, the Miami-Dade County Bar, and the Cuban American Bar Association.
Mr. Pancier has been rated AV by Martindale-Hubbell.
United States District Court, Southern and Middle Districts of Florida;
United States Tax Court;
United States Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit;
United States Supreme Court.