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Daniel R. Strader

240 South Pineapple Avenue
10th Floor
Sarasota, FL 34236


Darcy Mills
Direct941.366-6660 x2485

Daniel R. Strader focuses his practice in the area of employment law litigation and counseling.  Dan represents employers in a wide variety of employment claims, including wage and hour litigation, discrimination claims, contract disputes and enforcement of restrictive covenants.  Dan regularly counsels clients on compliance with federal, state and local employment laws including the FLSA, FMLA, Title VII, ADA and ADEA.  Dan also assists clients with reviewing and drafting employment documents such as handbooks, employment contracts, non-compete agreements and severance agreements, and performs audits of clients' employee recordkeeping practices.

While at Stetson University College of Law, Dan served as Assistant Executive Editor and Digest Writer for the Stetson Law Review.  Dan received multiple scholastic awards including the Stetson Dean's Merit Scholarship, Presidential Award Merit Scholarship, Dean's List, various Book Awards, and was also a Stetson Honors Program Graduate and member of Phi Beta Kappa.  In the summer of 2010, Dan interned for the Honorable Elizabeth A. Kovachevich, U.S. District Judge for the Middle District of Florida.


  • Florida Rising Star by Super Lawyers magazine, 2016, 2017

Professional and Community Affiliations

  • Sarasota County Bar Association, Board of Directors (2016 to present); Diversity Committee, Member (2012 to present), Past Chair (2013 to 2014); Editor, The Docket (2015 to 2016)
  • Suncoast School for Innovative Studies, Board of Directors
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Suncoast, Sarasota Community Board, 2013-2015
  • Sarasota Chamber of Commerce, Engage Sarasota, 2012-2013

News Releases



Events and Presentations

10.20.2015Sarasota Employment Law Update: Fall 2015
02.24.2015Sarasota Employment Law Update:  Winter 2015
01.21.2014“The Florida Revised Limited Liability Company Act” presented at Suncoast Technology Forum
05.02.2013Employment Law Update:  For Executives, Managers, Business Owners and Human Resources Professionals

Alternate biographies




  • J.D., magna cum laude, Stetson University College of Law, 2012
  • M.Ed., University of New Hampshire, 2005
  • B.A., magna cum laude, University of New Hampshire, 2002

Bar and Court Admissions

  • Florida, 2012
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida, 2012, Active
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida, 2014, Active
  • United States Court of Appeals Eleventh Circuit, 2015