Alan Quiles


wrongful termination attorneyE-mail: aquiles@shavitzlaw.com
Telephone: (561) 447-8888

An AV® Preeminent ™ rated attorney, Mr. Quiles focuses his practice in the area of employment law, specifically in the recovery of unpaid wages, overtime and minimum wages. He has 20 years of legal experience and has represented employees and employers in employment claims in State and Federal Courts since 1997. His experience includes representing clients in State and Federal discrimination claims, FLSA claims, FMLA claims, WARN Act claims, — USERRA claims, OSHA, ERISA, COBRA, State minimum and unpaid wage claims, State unemployment claims, State and Federal whistleblower claims, workers’ compensation retaliation claims, and HIV/AIDS claims. He has also represented employees through the EEOC and State administrative processes and represented employees in arbitration proceedings before the NASD (now FINRA), AAA and others. He has also successfully litigated non-compete and trade secret claims. In addition to his trial experience, Mr. Quiles also represents clients in appellate matters at all levels of the state and federal appellate system. Mr. Quiles has published articles on various employment law issues, presented seminars on employment law issues.

Mr. Quiles graduated from Cornell University School of Law in 1995 after receiving his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, cum laude, from the University of Houston. While attending Cornell University School of Law, he served as an Articles Editor for the Cornell Journal of Law and Public Policy.

Mr. Quiles has extensive experience in the following areas of Employment Law litigation:

  • Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
  • Title VII Discrimination (Race, nationality, religion and, gender including hostile work environment and quid pro quo sexual harassment)
  • Texas Commission on Human Rights Act (TCHRA)
  • Florida Civil Rights Act (FCRA)
  • Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA)
  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
  • Non-Competition and Trade Secret Agreements
  • Texas Payday Law
  • Texas and Florida Minimum Wage Claims
  • Texas and Florida Unpaid Wages Claims
  • Unemployment Compensation
  • Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
  • Texas and Florida Whistleblower’s Acts
  • Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA)
  • HIV/AIDS Privacy Statutes
  • Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN)
  • County Civil Rights Ordinances

Additional experience in:

  • National Labor Relations Act (NLRA)
  • Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (– USERRA)
  • Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA)
  • Constitutional claims – §§1981, 1983 and 1985
  • Workers’ Compensation Retaliation


  • J.D., Cornell Law School, 1995
  • B.A., cum laude, University of Houston, 1992

Bar Admissions

  • Texas
  • Florida

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit




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