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MLE Law Named to 2024 Best Law Firms® List in Employment Law

Best Lawyers® has named MLE Law to its 2024 Best Law Firms® list as a Metropolitan Tier 2 in Fort Lauderdale for Employment Law ― Individuals, and a Metropolitan Tier 3 in Fort Lauderdale for Employment Law ― Management.

MLE Law is a full-service labor and employment, sports and business law firm in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Founder Michael Elkins is a 22-year labor and employment and sports law attorney. He represents businesses, municipalities and individuals in labor and employment, business and sports matters; as well as provides outside General Counsel services (daily corporate advice, preparation and review of corporate documents, creation of corporate entities, merger and acquisition representation).

In 2021, Elkins brought his passion for sports to initiate and grow his sports law practice within the firm. He is a lifelong avid sports fan and has been quoted on national media outlets on sports law matters. The firm does significant Name, Image and Likeness (NIL) work with college football players at major universities across the U.S. Additionally, this year, Elkins became a minority owner in the Israeli Premier League’s Hapoel Tel Aviv FC.

“I’m honored to receive these metropolitan designations from Best Lawyers, which are based on client and peer reviews,” said Elkins. “My goal is to modernize the business of law by providing alternative, concierge-style fee structures, encouraging a modern and collaborative approach without excessive cost.”

The Best Lawyers Best Law Firms rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys and review of additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process. To be eligible for a ranking, a firm must have a lawyer recognized first in The Best Lawyers in America©, which recognizes the top five percent of practicing attorneys in the U.S.

Ranked firms, presented in three tiers, are listed on a national and regional-based scale. Firms that receive a tier designation reflect the highest level of respect a firm can earn among other leading lawyers and clients in the same communities and practice areas.

The 2024 Best Law Firms rankings can be seen in their entirety at

By ML Staff. Image courtesy of MLE Law


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