Anastasia Protopapadakis - Attorney at Law

333 S.E. 2nd Avenue
Suite 3200
Miami, Florida 33131


P 305-416-6880
F 305-416-6887
D 305-913-6786

401 East Las Olas Blvd.
Suite 1000
Post Office Box 2328 (33303-9998)
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301

P 954-761-8111
F 954-761-8112

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Biography

Anastasia is a shareholder in GrayRobinson's Miami and Fort Lauderdale law firm offices and currently practices in the areas of commercial litigation, funeral and cemetery law, civil rights law, local government/municipal defense, employment law, ADA/Title III defense, banking litigation and general tort litigation/personal injury defense. Anastasia has state and federal court experience in both the trial and appellate court levels. She is admitted to practice before the U.S. Appellate Court for the 11th Circuit; U.S. District Courts for the Southern, Middle, and Northern Districts of Florida; and all Florida trial and appellate courts. She is also admitted to practice in the District of Columbia.

For the first five years of her career, Anastasia’s practice concentrated solely on municipal defense, defending cities and other municipalities in litigation matters in state, federal and appellate courts. She has defended numerous employment litigation matters, assault and battery cases, defamation cases, section 1981 and 1983 cases, trip/slip and fall cases, eminent domain and inverse condemnation cases and other general tort matters for municipalities. Anastasia has since expanded her practice to the private sector where she defends these same litigation matters for corporate clients. Anastasia also assists many corporate clients through the garnishment process, both in answering writs of garnishment and collecting on judgments through the writ of garnishment process.

Regarding her employment litigation experience, Anastasia has defended cases with allegations of race, age, gender, sex, pregnancy, religious and disability discrimination, harassment and/or retaliation claims brought under Title VII and/or the Florida Civil Rights Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act and federal and state "whistleblower" statutes. She has also defended wage and hour claims brought under the Fair Labor Standards Act, including collective actions and retaliation.

Regarding her experience in defending ADA cases, she has defended corporate and public entities from  both Title II and Title III claims. These cases include claims regarding barriers to physical access to physical locations by disabled individuals as well as claims regarding the accessibility of websites and mobile applications to visually impaired and hearing impaired individuals. Anastasia has written several articles regarding website accessibility and has been quoted on the subject by the Wall Street Journal.

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Background

Anastasia was born and raised in South Florida. She graduated summa cum laude from the University of Florida in 2004 with a bachelor of science in advertising. In 2007, Anastasia earned her juris doctor from the University of Florida's Levin College of Law. While in law school, she worked as a certified legal intern for the 8th Judicial Circuit State Attorney's Office, prosecuting domestic violence cases. She also served on the University of Florida's Law Alumni Council and was the head student recruiter for the University of Florida Levin College of Law’s Student Recruitment Team. Anastasia currently serves as a member of the University of Florida Levin College of Law Alumni Matching Program, which connects newly admitted students to law school alumni and remains active in student recruitment through this program.

Education
  • University of Florida, B.S. (summa cum laude, 2004)
  • University of Florida College of Law, J.D. (2007)
Languages
  • Fluent in Greek
  • Conversational Spanish
Admissions
  • Florida
  • District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. Court of Appeal, 11th Circuit
Professional Associations & Memberships
  • The Florida Bar
  • Broward County Bar Association
  • The District of Columbia Bar
Civic
  • American Heart Association South Florida Go Red For Women
    • Young Professionals Group, Chair, 2016
    • Executive Leadership Committee, 2014-2016
  • Leadership Broward, Class of XXXIV
    • Government and Education Day, Co-Chair, 2016
  • Urban League of Broward County
    • Executive Planning Committee, 2016
Representative Experience
  • Zinn v. SCI Funeral Services of Florida, Inc., 568 Fed.Appx. 841 (11th Cir. 2014) (affirming district court’s dismissal of a 200 million dollar class action lawsuit for lack of standing under Article III).
  • Schwartz v. SCI Funeral Services of Florida, Inc., 554 Fed.Appx. 823 (11th Cir. 2014) (affirming district court’s dismissal of a 200 million dollar class action lawsuit for lack of standing under the Class Action Fairness Act); 931 F.Supp.2d 1191 (S.D. Fla. 2013).
  • McDaniel v. Sheriff of Palm Beach County, Fla., 491 Fed.Appx. 981 (11th Cir. 2012) (affirming summary judgment to Defendants and the district court's imposition of procedural and monetary sanctions on Plaintiff); Case No.: 10–81082–CIV, 2011 WL 6372788 (S.D. Fla., Dec. 20, 2011).
  • Harrington v. City of Key West, Florida, 2009 WL 1788406 (S.D. Fla. June 23, 2009) (order granting summary judgment in favor of defendant in section 1983 case).
  • Abella v. Simon, 49 So. 3d 1276 (3d DCA 2010) (per curiam affirmation of summary judgment in favor of defendant in defamation case).
  • Kessler v. Monroe County, 995 So. 2d 505 (3d DCA 2008) (per curiam affirmation of summary judgment in favor of defendant in employment case).
Awards & Recognitions
  • Florida Super Lawyers, Rising Star, 2016-2017
  • AV Preeminent™ rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Brickell Magazine, "Top 20 Professionals Under Forty," 2015
Articles & Publications
Media Mentions
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