Professional Experience

Stephanie Pidermann (Woodard) is a shareholder in the firm’s Miami, Florida office. Ms. Pidermann concentrates her practice on commercial litigation matters, as well as, defending, significant labor & employment, personal injury, premises liability, and professional liability lawsuits. She represents major hotels, grocers and retailers, Fortune 500 companies, insurers, governmental entities, and transportation companies in state and federal courts throughout Florida and the United States .

Ms. Pidermann’s Labor and Employment litigation experience includes representing private and public employers in all phases of employment litigation, from administrative hearings through trial on matters arising under Federal, State and local employment laws. Ms. Pidermann regularly handles Federal and State actions involving issues of civil rights violations, False Claims Act litigation, sovereign immunity, qualified immunity, 1983 actions, wrongful death claims, sexual harassment, FLSA compliance, discrimination, retaliation, Title VII, whistleblower claims, fraud, and a battery of common law torts.

Ms. Pidermann also regularly represents Directors and Officers in actions involving violations of consumer protection laws, misrepresentation, fraud, malpractice, breaches of fiduciary duties, violations of Florida’s Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act and generalized negligence. She has represented insurance brokers, accountants, brokers, real estate professionals, title agents, closing agents, appraisers, home inspectors, escrow agents, and health care professionals, including physicians, nurses, physician’s assistants, and mental health practitioners involved in a wide array of claims.

Ms. Pidermann has been consistently recognized as a Florida Super Lawyers “Rising Star” since 2014 and has been recognized as a Legal Elite lawyer by Florida Trend’s Legal Elite since 2014.

Areas of Expertise


  • J.D. Florida State University, College of Law, 2008
  • B.S. Florida State University, 2005

Bar Admissions

  • Florida
  • United State District Court for the Southern District of Florida
  • United State District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • United State District Court for the Northern District of Florida
  • United State Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit

Office Location

  • Miami, FL
  • Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • Boca Raton, FL
  • West Palm Beach, FL
  • Orlando, FL
  • Bonita Springs, FL
  • Jacksonville, FL
  • Tampa, FL
  • Tallahassee, FL
  • Pensacola, FL

Other Languages

  • Spanish

Professional and Community Involvement

  • Florida Bar Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Cuban American Bar Association, Member

Publications & Presentations

  • 2022 American Bar Association Presenter: Effective Rainmaking for Women Lawyers

Honors & Recognitions

  • 2014-2022 Florida Trend's Legal Elite
  • 2016-2023 Super Lawyers Rising Star Recipient