Frank primarily focuses on assisting employees in employment discrimination, wage and hour and wrongful termination. He graduated from the University of South Florida Honors College with a bachelors in Political Science. Frank spent a Florida Legislative session interning with the Hillsborough County public affairs team advocating on behalf of hillsborough county residents. He attended Albany Law School in New York State where he interned in the Low Income Taxpayer Clinic assisting indigent taxpayers protect their wages and income tax returns from government garnishment.
After graduating law school, Frank went to work in house for a healthcare provider working with employees and independent contractors in for a diverse equal opportunity faith based organization. Today, Frank represents employees looking protect themselves from discrimination, wage withholdings, medical leave violations and wrongful termination. In addition to assisting employees, frank has extensive experience assisting employers in the healthcare arena navigate human resources, HIPPA and contracting matters.
Frank lives in Venice, FL with his wife Sarah. He is a member of the Sarasota County Board of Zoning Appeals. Frank and his wife attend the Coast Life Church and he is a member of a local C12 work group for christian business owners. Frank is a member of the employment law and health law section of the Florida Bar.
J.D., Albany Law School, 2011
B.A., University of South Florida, 2009
Honors College, University Athletics Council, Florida Student Association, Student Government
Diploma, Venice Highschool, 2005
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
United States District Court Middle District of Florida
United States District Court Southern District of Florida
Professional & Bar Association Memberships
The Florida Bar
Member Since: 2012
Employment Law Section
Health Law Section
About Malatesta Law Office
The Firm is committed to proudly serving Florida's workers and small businesses.
I proudly represent both employers and employees. As a solo practitioner, my clients have direct, unfettered access to me as your Florida employment attorney. This is a different concept than what you will find in larger law firms or many other solo practitioners. I believe that this type of access is something my clients should expect from their attorney. I also understand that my clients have busy lives and respect their time as precious.
Commitment To A Discrimination And Harassment Free Workplaces
The ultimate goal of most employees and employers is to rectify the immediate disruptions to the workplace for both parties. Prolonged Litigation, hostility and excessive legal costs are never a part of either party’s desired outcome. At the end of the day, the plaintiff wants to continue to work and receive a living wage for his or her job. My clients tend to take pride in what they do and are generally looking for opportunities for advancement and continuing to provide for their families.
Commitment To Alternative Dispute Resolution
Mediation and alternative dispute resolution (ADR) through the EEOC provide many of my clients on both the employer and employee side with the opportunity to investigate and settle claims amicably. As a Florida employment lawyer, I am a firm believer in working with the other party and EEOC investigative team to determine the appropriate outcome for both parties. Where mediation breaks down, I prepare my client to go to trial and protect and affirm their rights. Litigation is a costly and time-consuming process that requires a commitment to excellence.
Commitment And Willingness To Litigate
ADR is not always a potential outcome in every legal issue. Parties may disagree or be unwilling to settle or too far apart to reach an agreement. I will always place my clients with the best possible position in case of litigation. Where I represent the plaintiff as a Florida employment lawyer, my clients will make the decision whether we go to trial and I will prepare diligently for potential litigation from the moment we start the free consultation.
All around great experience during a tough situation. Frank was honest & straight forward throughout the entire case. He responds promptly with any questions or concerns. I highly recommend Frank Malatesta.
Attorney Frank Malatesta was very attentive to us, always returned calls, answered endless questions, didn't waste time, and made us feel like our case mattered. We could not have asked for better. We are so very grateful!
⚡Aggressive Representation⚡👉 YOU👈 can COUNT on💪📢...📝 Evaluates🔎 Every SITUATION as if we are IN the SUPERIOR COURT👑.. Also,Thank YOU Dearly Mr. Malatesta, WITHOUT U I WOULDN'T of BEEN ABLE TO DO IT ALONE...👏👏👏👑👑👑👑👑
Attorney Frank Malatesta is extremely skilled & knowledgeable in his area of law. He takes the time to respond promptly. His staff is very efficient and professional. Mr. Malatesta is very direct and forthright in his communications. You will feel heard, understood and valued as a client. I am very pleased with the outcome of my matter. Thank you for exceeding my expectations!
All around great experience during a tough situation. Frank was honest & straight forward throughout the entire case. He responds promptly with any questions or concerns. I highly recommend Frank Malatesta. Thank You so much for everything you’ve done.
Attorney Frank Malatesta is extremely skilled & knowledgeable in his area of law. He takes the time to respond promptly. His staff is very efficient and professional. Attorney Frank is very direct and forthright in his communications. You will feel heard, understood and valued as a client. I am very pleased with the outcome of my matter. Thank you for exceeding my expectations!
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- J.D., Albany Law School, 2011
- B.A., University Of South Florida, 2009
- Honors College
- University Athletics Council
- Florida Student Association
- Student Government
- United States District Court Southern District Of Florida
- United States District Court Middle District Of Florida
- Florida State Bar