Attorney Profiles

Matthew J. Mierzwa, Jr.

Matthew J. Mierzwa, Jr., is the principal of Mierzwa & Floyd, P.A., which represents labor organizations, employee benefit plans, and union members in the areas of labor law, employee benefit law, election law, and individual employment rights throughout the State of Florida. Matt's involvement in the labor movement began at an early age, as his father served as an IAM steward for decades, and continued through the academic study of unions at Harvard College and Cornell University. Since then, Matt has been involved in the representation of labor unions and employee benefit funds for almost 30 years. Matt represents both public and private sector labor organizations in negotiations, in grievance-arbitrations, in administrative proceedings before PERC and the NLRB, and in state and federal court. Matt also represents public employee and ERISA benefit funds including pension, health and welfare, retiree insurance, and joint apprenticeship training funds.

Matt graduated from Harvard College in 1977, cum laude, in Economics; did graduate work at Cornell University's New York State School of Industrial and Labor Relations; and received his Juris Doctor, magna cum laude, from the University of Miami School of Law. Matt was admitted to The Florida Bar on October 5, 1987, and is a member in good standing. He is also admitted to practice in the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit and for the United States District Courts for the Southern and Middle Districts of Florida. He is a member of the AFL-CIO Lawyers' Coordinating Committee, The Florida Bar's Labor and Employment Law Section, the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans, and the Florida Public Pension Trustees Association. He is a frequent speaker on employee benefits and labor-management issues and has taught college-level courses at Cornell University, Hobart & William Smith College, and Florida International University.

Mark W. Floyd

Mark W. Floyd is a shareholder with Mierzwa & Floyd, P.A., which represents labor organizations, employee benefit plans, and union members in the areas of labor law, employee benefit law, election law, and individual employment rights throughout the State of Florida. Mark represents both public and private sector labor organizations in negotiations, in grievance-arbitrations, in administrative proceedings before PERC and the NLRB, and in state court. Mark also represents public employee and ERISA benefit funds including pension, health and welfare, retiree insurance, and joint apprenticeship training funds. Prior to joining Mierzwa & Associates, P.A., Mark was an associate attorney with Previant, Goldberg, Uelmen, Gratz, Miller & Brueggeman, S.C., in Milwaukee, WI, where Mark represented private sector unions including the Teamsters, Carpenters, Sheetmetal Workers, Ironworkers, Bricklayers, Painters and Masons.

Mark graduated from Texas A&M University in 1998 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Speech Communications. Mark received his Juris Doctor from the College of William and Mary's Marshall-Wythe School of Law where he was a member of the school's Moot Court team. Mark was admitted to The Florida Bar in 2003 and is a member in good standing. He is also admitted to The Wisconsin Bar and the United States District Courts for the Southern District of Florida and the Eastern and Western Districts of Wisconsin. He is a member of the AFL-CIO Lawyers' Coordinating Committee, The Florida Bar's Labor and Employment Law Section, the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans, and the Florida Public Pension Trustees Association.