Deborah Stephens Minnis is a shareholder with the firm, her practice includes labor and employment law and she also represents various local government bodies. She regularly represents and advises management clients in employment discrimination matters including the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Pregnancy Act, the Equal Pay Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, Title VII, the Fair Labor Standards Act, and other civil rights acts, as well as, state law employment tort claims. She has practice experience as a management consultant and as a litigator in judicial, administrative, and appellate forums. Prior to joining Ausley McMullen Deborah worked as an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Florida. She also taught as adjunct professor at the Florida State University College of Law.
Admitted to Practice
- Assistant Attorney General, State of Florida, 1985-1991
- Northern District Examination Committee
- General Counsel, Gadsden County School Board
- General Counsel, Gadsden County Board of County Commissioners
Professional & Community Involvement
- Tallahassee Bar Association
- Board of Directors, Legal Aid Foundation, past treasurer, secretary and vice president
- Former member, Civil Justice Reform Act Committee
- Tallahassee Women Lawyers Association, past president, board of directors
- Adjunct Professor, Florida State University College of Law, 2003
- Florida Trend, Legal Elite , 2012
- J.D., Florida State University, 1983
- B.S., University of Georgia, 1980
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