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Manager Human Resources

Saint Augustine, Florida, United States
September 14, 2018

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Marybeth Mitchell

St. Augustine, Florida *****

904-***-**** (c) 904-***-**** (o)

Human Resources Manager & Employment Law Attorney

Corporate Counsel / General Counsel

Strong general practice/corporate legal background with over 15 years’ experience as a Massachusetts licensed attorney. Particularly skilled in child welfare, domestic relations, and Human Resources law. Proven capability to manage large departments, write corporate policies, and reduce litigation expenses. Diligently maintain knowledge of current case law, regulations, and legislation to ensure continuous corporate compliance.

Public/Private Organizations

Workplace Laws & Policies

Staffing – Acquisitions & Termination

Intellectual Property Law

Legal & Grant Writing

Family/Juvenile Law

Professional Experience

Self Employed - Florida and Massachusetts

Consultant, 2016 - present

Draft, review and edit appellate briefs for compliance with court rules, linguistic and procedural quality; Successfully represent clients in child custody matters; Draft, negotiate and edit contracts to ensure maximum benefit for clients.

Special Tool Solutions, Inc. • Jacksonville, FL

In-House Counsel/HR Director, 2006–2016

Served in dual capacity as in-house corporate attorney and manager of global human resources functions. Directly oversaw key HR functions including recruitment, benefits, worker’s compensation, safety training, corrective action, and promotion. Drafted internal agreements including Non-Disclosures and Non-Competes, as well as all external vendor agreements. Represented organization at all administrative legal proceedings between organization and former employees. Ensured full compliance with all local, state, and federal labor regulations.

Spearheaded the creation of full corporate handbook including Policies and Procedures, job descriptions, and standardized interview questions.

Reviewed all existing lease agreements, and identified language which could have cost the organization $120K+ if not properly adhered to.

Directed all regulatory initiatives to ensure 100% compliance with Drug Free Workplace; OSHA; Environmental Protection Agency; Department of Labor; ISO 9000; and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives regulations.

Applied for and won grant to prepare employees for ISO 9000 certification which enabled organization to win lucrative aviation and medical industry contracts.

Children’s Home Society of Florida • Jacksonville, FL

Program Manager/Director, 2000-2004

Directed all program and administrative operations for child abuse prevention agency. Managed budget, expenses, and grant proposals. Supervised, coached, and developed staff; maintained accountability for personnel recruitment, retention, and performance management. Analyzed performance through in-depth reviews and audits, and designed and implemented targeted action plans to drive increased outcome measures. Liaised with key community partners and Advisory Board members.

Improved quality of program delivery and performance which led to Council on Accreditation and Healthy Families America recognition.

Guided regional and statewide program initiatives that aligned with Council on Accreditation and Healthy Families America standards.

Additional Expertise

Attorney/Partner, Leslie & Mitchell, P.C. • Chelmsford, MA

Adjunct Professor, Middlesex Community College • Lowell, MA

Education and Credentials

Juris Doctor- 1987

Western New England University School of Law – Springfield, MA

Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice & Psychology - 1984

Northeastern University – Boston, MA


Licensed to Practice Law in Massachusetts - 1989

Licensed to Practice Law in Federal Courts - 1989

Florida Authorized In-House Counsel - 2009

Professional Associations

Florida Bar Association Member, 2009 - Present

National Association of Counsel for Children, 1991 – Present

Massachusetts Teachers Association Member, 1990 - Present

Massachusetts Bar Association Member, 1989 – Present

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