Attorney Matthew Thibaut of Ciklin Lubitz & O’Connell Receives 2015 Pro Bono Employment Law Award

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Matthew Thibaut, a partner in the Securities Litigation and Employment Law practice at Ciklin, Lubitz & O'Connell, was selected by the Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County as the recipient of the 2015 Employment Law Pro Bono Award.

The 2015 Employment Law Pro Bono Award earned by partner Matthew Thibaut reflects the firm’s commitment to support the well-being of the Palm Beach County community,” said Managing Partner Alan Ciklin.

Ciklin Lubitz & O’Connell (http://www.ciklinlubitz.com) is pleased to announce that partner Matthew Thibaut was selected by the Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County as the recipient of the 2015 Employment Law Pro Bono Award.

Mr. Thibaut is one of 10 attorneys recognized with a practice-area specific Pro Bono Law Award. He and other award winners supported the Legal Aid Society’s mission of providing disadvantaged citizens living in Palm Beach County with equal access to the judicial system.

“This pro bono award reflects the firm’s commitment to support the well-being of the Palm Beach County community,” said Managing Partner Alan Ciklin. “In 2013 the firm was awarded the Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County’s Pro Bono Firm Award, and we are proud that Matthew Thibaut is being recognized this year for his voluntary representation of local citizens in need of legal counsel.”

“Employment law is changing constantly at the state and federal level for both employees and employers,” notes Mr. Thibaut. “It was very gratifying to apply my knowledge of employment law to local citizens in need of representation.”

A formal presentation of the awards will be made at the Legal Aid Society's 27th Annual Pro Bono Recognition Evening & Auction, to be held on the evening of Saturday, May 9, 2015 at the Palm Beach County Convention Center.

ABOUT MATTHEW THIBAUT

Matthew Thibaut practices in the firm’s Securities Litigation and Employment Law practice groups.

Mr. Thibaut’s securities practice experience includes common law and statutory claims in connection with investments in common stock, bonds, mutual funds, hedge funds, managed money, alternative investments and structured products.

In the area of employment law, Mr. Thibaut has handled cases involving claims of discrimination, defamation, the Family Medical Leave Act, Americans with Disabilities Act, and the Fair Labor Standards Act matters. He also negotiates and litigates employment agreements.

Mr. Thibaut is active in business and human resources organizations, and was recently selected as an academy fellow in The Florida Bar’s Leadership Academy for Diversity & Inclusion. He also serves on the Securities Law and Employment Law Committees of the Palm Beach County Bar Association.

He earned his law degree from the Shepard Broad Law Center at Nova Southeastern University and was licensed to practice law in Florida in 2001.

ABOUT CIKLIN LUBITZ & O'CONNELL

Ciklin Lubitz & O’Connell (http://www.ciklinlubitz.com) is a 29-attorney full service law firm which is AV Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell. Founded in Palm Beach County in 1985, the firm is celebrating 30 years of legal service to local, statewide and Fortune 100 clients.

The firm believes in establishing long term partnerships with clients by striving to prevent legal problems before they occur, negotiate solutions wherever possible, create reliable budgets, and provide early case evaluations so clients can make informed decisions.

Building on this underlying philosophy, Ciklin Lubitz & O’Connell draws on the combined strengths of its professionals to provide a balanced approach to solving legal problems in the areas of business law, tax, real estate, construction law, estate planning, probate, commercial litigation, securities litigation, employment law, family law, appeals, land use, and zoning.

Ciklin Lubitz & O’Connell is ranked as a Tier 1 firm in three practice areas, Construction Law, Litigation–Construction, and Real Estate Law, within West Palm Beach in the 2015 “Best Law Firms” list published by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers.

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