Mary Beth Ricke concentrates her practice on the representation and counseling of management with respect to all types of employment-related disputes in state and federal courts and before administrative agencies, including matters involving allegations of sexual harassment, disability discrimination, FMLA violations, race and national origin discrimination, wrongful discharge and violation of wage and hour laws.
Mary Beth’s practice also includes counseling employers on diverse personnel-related issues including: compliance with discrimination laws; compliance with wage and hour laws; hiring, evaluating and discharging employees; developing personnel policies and employee handbooks; and pay practices and employee benefits.
In addition, Mary Beth provides clients with a wide range of legal services in construction, business and environmental litigation. Mary Beth has gained experience through her participation in a federal jury trial and has argued substantive and procedural motions in both federal and state courts.
Mary Beth was named to the Florida Super Lawyers Rising Stars list in 2016, 2017 and 2018.
Prior to joining the firm, Mary Beth was an intern for the Missouri Office of Prosecution Services and for the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Illinois. During her internship with the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Mary Beth gained experience in participating in the preparation of a federal jury trial.
Mary Beth attended Washington University School of Law, where she graduated cum laude. She served as the chief executive notes and projects editor for the Washington University Journal of Law and Policy, where her Note was selected for publication. While completing her undergraduate degree at Rhodes College, Mary Beth interned at the Office of General Counsel for the City of Jacksonville.
Washington University School of Law, J.D., 2013, cum laude
Rhodes College, B.A., 2010, cum laude
- U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida
- U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
Federal Bar Association: Broward County Chapter; Young Lawyers Division
Florida Bar Association: Labor and Employment Section
Broward County Bar Association: Young Lawyers Section
Junior League of Greater Fort Lauderdale
Big Brothers Big Sisters