Marchelle A. Wiley has been practicing law since her graduation from Harvard Law School in 1994. A skilled litigator, she has represented the interests of both corporate and individual clients in complex commercial, contract, and business litigation, and is experienced in business torts, products liability, and construction litigation. Her experience also includes the prosecution and defense of claims via litigation, arbitration, and mediation; moreover, she is a trained civil litigation mediator.
Ms. Wiley has a substantive practice in employment litigation, including the representation and counseling of clients in discrimination, retaliation, and harassment claims (race, sex, national origin, marital status, and religion), wrongful termination and constructive discharge claims, as well as other claims arising from the employer/employee relationship.
Ms. Wiley also has significant experience in the area of family law, concentrating on matters including, but not limited to, divorce, child support, visitation, and paternity; she is also a trained family court mediator.
In addition to the practice of law, Ms. Wiley is an instructor/trainer with Transnational Legal Writing Skills (formerly known as American Law and Language). She has conducted legal writing seminars and courses domestically and abroad for in-house lawyers from many world-class companies located in Belgium, France, Germany, Romania, Hungary, Italy, the Czech Republic, Switzerland, and Poland. (For further information, please visit Transnational Legal Writing Skills’ website at www.legalwritingskills.com.) She also served as an adjunct professor in the Legal Studies Department of Middlesex County College, where she conducted courses in Business Law and Legal Writing.
Admitted to practice in all Florida state courts, as well as the United States District Courts for the Southern and Middle Districts of Florida and the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, Ms. Wiley is a member of the Florida Bar and the Florida Bar's Equal Opportunities, Family, and Labor and Employment Sections, as well as a member of the Caribbean Bar Association. She has also served as a judge with the Miami-Dade County Teen Court Program.
Ms. Wiley is a graduate of Howard University (B.A. 1991, English/Classical Literature, magna cum laude) and Harvard Law School (J.D. 1994). She was a National Merit Scholar, the recipient of the prestigious Howard University Presidential Scholarship, and a member of the Phi Beta Kappa academic honor society.