Our Story

We Defend Employees – Not Employers

Recognizing the power that employers and their lawyers have over employees, we started a law firm to balance out that power — going toe-to-toe with companies large and small to fight for employee rights.   

You’re Not Alone

We’ve Helped Thousands of Others Just Like You

When employees want workplace justice, they call us. We’re the employee’s law firm – a tireless legal team fighting for your rights

What Our Clients Say

Rating: 5 out of 5

“Regarding Brandon Hill and Associates — I got a message on Facebook last night from a very appreciative class member that was so heartfelt, appreciative and sweet. It made me tear up a little. I like to give credit where credit is due. I just wanted to let you know that I realize now that a class action lawsuit is different than your typical lawsuit. I realize now that it is not about just getting compensated a little for someone else’s wrong doing, and that it means so much more to many many other people that were harmed or wronged all by the same entity, in hopes that it will somewhat punish them for their actions and hold them accountable. That my case is so much more than just my complaint. You did all the work and deserve all the credit for the outcome of this case. You deserve all the praise because you selflessly stood up to this company on the behalf of us all. You gave us a voice when we all felt like we just had to take how we were treated, and nothing would ever be done to hold them accountable. You are the hero… Again, thank you for all of your work and time. You are definitely one of the good ones , and deserve nothing but good fortune and appreciation from every life you touch. On that note, I will not take any more of your time. I just wanted to say thank you again, and tell you your are the best!”

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Sharley Bass
Rating: 5 out of 5

“Who you hire matters! Before finding Mr. Cabassa, I had representation from another firm. I thought I had the best deal in town, as this firm was charging me significantly lower fees. Thankfully, I did my research and realized that this firm was putting my case in jeopardy with the statute of limitations. I fired them and hired Mr. Cabassa. I was fully aware the defendant in my case would have plenty of money and a great defense counsel, so it was essential for me to have a great, reputable firm with strong financial backing. When the defendant saw who my new legal counsel was, they changed their tune around very quickly. I am beyond grateful for Mr. Cabassa and his team. His firm showed me compassion , respect and transparency from day one. I wish from the beginning I would have had their firm represent me. The amount of time, stress and money my family would have saved would have been so beneficial. I am grateful that chapter is closed and I now can focus on my health and family. Careful who you hire, it truly matters.”

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Google Review
Rating: 5 out of 5

“Brandon Hill is the man! My case was settled fast and with a professional touch. I was treated like I was the most important case that ever stepped foot in their office. I would highly recommend them to anyone seeking representation.”

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Facebook Review
Rating: 5 out of 5

“Brandon and Marie have been more than helpful. My former employer shut down the business owing money to all of the staff. They have been fighting for us and their best quality is their honesty because they tell you straightforward how things are.”

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Google Review
Rating: 5 out of 5

“Thank you so much Brandon Hill & Marie for your excellent services, a first class operation with super attention to detail and swift action to any and all of my questions. I was extremely impressed with how they dealt with my case. I can thoroughly recommend this company and its team to anybody looking for legal representation that goes above and beyond.”

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Google Review
Rating: 5 out of 5

“OHM, The best team I’ve had the pleasure to work with, Brandon and Marie were keeping me informed at every step. They understood my position and pushed it to a very successful conclusion. I would recommend them to all that need Legal service. Thank you again Brandon and Marie. I appreciate everything you have done for me and my family.”

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Google Review

About Our Firm

Our path to protecting the rights of Florida workers began in the 1990s when employee rights were rapidly changing. Employees were finally awarded the right to trial by jury in employment cases. At the forefront of the newly created jury trial movement was Steven Wenzel, who, while working in the corporate world as both an executive and a trial lawyer, observed that employers always seemed to have the upper hand in employment law disputes. 

Mr. Wenzel wanted to give employees a strong voice, so he left his corporate practice to start his own law firm.  Soon thereafter, Mr. Wenzel met Matthew Fenton while he was clerking for a federal judge and observing the imbalance of power between employers and employees play out in the courtroom – where he witnessed the big firm corporate attorneys representing the employers often getting better results over the outmatched attorneys representing the employees. Rather than join a large corporate firm like most lawyers leaving a federal clerkship, Mr. Fenton united with Mr. Wenzel and joined in the fight for employee rights. 

Luis A. Cabassa, a well-respected litigator and co-chair with Mr. Fenton of the Labor and Employment section of the Hillsborough County Bar, had a genuine passion for representing employees.  Mr. Cabassa wanted to take what he had learned about representing employers while working for a well-respected employer-side boutique law firm and apply that knowledge and insight to help employees.  Mr. Cabassa joined forces with Mr. Wenzel and Mr. Cabassa to create a powerful law firm dedicated to helping workers get the justice they deserve.

Because of the firm’s success in those early days, demand for our services grew.  We have grown the firm very carefully, adding lawyers with a shared dedication to hard work, fierce advocacy, and ethical representation. The same is true with our staff, who have been with us for several years.  We are proud of our award-winning, hardworking team of warriors dedicated to workplace justice.  Wenzel Fenton Cabassa, P.A. has grown into a statewide firm with resources to take on any size employer while still developing a close relationship with our clients.

CASE RESULTS

Our Case Results

Our results speak for themselves. This small sampling of our case results reflects the broad scope of our practice. We handle everything – ranging from huge cases against the largest employers to modest cases against small employers, and everything in between.

VIEW ALL CASES

NATIONAL HOME IMPROVEMENT STORE CHAIN

$6,120,000 recovery for national class of employees and applicants in lawsuit challenging an employer’s practice of not providing proper disclosure and authorization prior to conducting a background check.

$6,120,000

settlement

TECHNOLOGY COMPANY

$5,000,000 common fund made available for national class of employees and job applicants in lawsuit challenging an employer’s practice of not providing proper disclosure and authorization prior to conducting a background check.

$5,000,000

settlement

Discrimination

Homosexual male employee terminated because of sexual orientation

$50,000

settlement

WHISTLEBLOWER

Executive terminated for objecting to unlawful company practices, Whistleblower

$1,000,000

settlement

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Our Leadership

Our path to protecting the rights of Florida workers began in the 1990s when employee rights were rapidly changing. Employees were finally allowed the right to trial by jury in employment cases.

WORKPLACE ISSUES AFFECT FAMILIES

Most families rely on a regular paycheck. But we understand that your job is more than just a paycheck. It is part of who you are and what you do. With a significant amount of your life spent at the workplace, you have to sacrifice time with your family, which can take a toll. When issues arise in the workplace, from discrimination to unpaid wages, it can have both an emotional and financial effect on both you and your family. We understand you are experiencing a tough time and want you to know you are not alone.

Bad things happen to good employees. But no matter how skilled you are at your job or the recognition you receive, anyone can become a victim of illegal workplace actions. Employers are looking out for their best interests, and at Wenzel Fenton Cabassa, P.A., we are working hard for yours.

WHAT IT’S LIKE WORKING WITH OUR FIRM

At Wenzel Fenton Cabassa, P.A., we have developed and refined a specific process when contacting a potential client about a case.  Because we have a well-trained team, most of whom have been with us for several years, the interplay between our New Client team and our lawyers is well-orchestrated and seamless.  We have seen virtually every fact pattern imaginable in the workplace, and our New Client team knows the right questions to ask to get to the heart of the factual and legal issues presented by a potential client contacting our firm.  We may contact you several times to collect all of the necessary information that will allow us to determine whether our firm can assist you. 

WE ARE A CONTINGENCY LAW FIRM

We understand that people who have lost their jobs cannot usually pay an attorney.  And we believe in ourselves and our ability to secure a recovery for our clients.  That is why we handle our cases on a contingency fee basis, meaning we are paid only if we obtain compensation for you.  It’s that simple.  

“No win, no pay!

When you contact our firm to discuss your case, there is no risk or obligation. We take the time to listen and review the details of your case. 

Victims of illegal behavior in the workplace who seek out our firm can have confidence and peace of mind, knowing that we will work diligently to protect their rights and advocate for them in court.

Take Action Now!

The longer you delay contacting an attorney, the more time you lose to file a claim. Your statute of limitations is always running, especially if you have been terminated, so time is of the essence in employment disputes. 

Protect your workplace rights! We are here to fight for you and hold employers accountable for their illegal actions.

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