Meet our Attorneys
Louis Montone has practiced employment law for nearly his entire career as an attorney. Louis has extensive experience representing clients on claims involving all forms of discrimination and harassment. Louis also has extensive experience on claims involving retaliation, whistle-blowing, and violations of complicated wage and hour laws. Louis has primarily represented individuals, but has substantial experience representing businesses as well. Now, working exclusively with individuals, Louis is able to use what he has learned from both sides to help his clients resolve their employment issues.
In fact, Louis has developed a reputation for skillfully resolving complicated legal disputes. He partners with his clients to implement cost-effective strategies and then aggressively pursues favorable results. Whether negotiating or litigating, Louis keeps his clients’ best interests in mind. Louis believes in educating his clients on the legal process to help them ease the understandable anxiety involved in legal disputes.
Louis’ dedication to employment law started while he was still a student. While only in his second year of law school, Louis interned for a local school board working directly with its labor attorney. Louis also interned with a private employment firm while still in law school. Louis continued pursuing his interest in employment law when he founded his law school’s first student organization dedicated solely to employment law. Louis was elected and proudly served as the group’s first President. For his efforts, Louis was awarded the Florida Bar’s Outstanding Labor and Employment Law Student his final year of law school.
Raised by Italian immigrants, Louis has always known the value of hard work. He graduated from the University of Florida with a business degree before spending several years as a commercial salesperson. During that time, Louis worked for two Fortune 500 companies in New York City where he fine-tuned his business development and negotiation skills. Wanting to fulfill his dream of becoming an attorney, Louis then settled in Orlando, Florida and graduated from Barry University School of Law. Louis has been fortunate to work alongside some of Central Florida’s most respected employment attorneys and continues in this tradition with The Leach Firm, P.A.
Louis’ specific areas of focus include: Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Florida Civil Rights Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Equal Pay Act, Florida’s Private Whistle-blower Act, as well as local discrimination and wage laws.