Dabney D. Ware

Of Counsel


Dabney Ware is of counsel and a litigation lawyer with Foley & Lardner LLP where she focuses her practice in the area of labor and employment law. Ms. Ware has extensive experience both in employment-related litigation and in counseling clients on all aspects of compliance with the myriad of federal, state, and local laws. She is a member of the firm's Labor & Employment Practice and Food & Beverage Industry Team.

Ms. Ware does significant counseling regarding wage and hour, harassment and discrimination, employee counseling and discipline, and workforce reductions, including disparate impact analysis. She also counsels employers on affirmative action obligations under Executive Order 11246, affirmative action plans, AAP audits, and all matters involving the OFCCP.


Ms. Ware graduated from the University of Florida College of Law, with honors, where she was editor-in-chief of the Florida Law Review. She holds an M.S. in communication theory and research from Florida State University and a B.S. in communication from Appalachian State University. Prior to attending law school, Ms. Ware worked as a manager for First Florida Bank and as a program auditor for the Florida Office of Auditor General.

Admissions and Professional Memberships

Ms. Ware is admitted to practice in Florida and Georgia, and is a member of the Labor and Employment Law Sections of both the American Bar and The Florida Bar.

Representative Matters

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This matter involved settlement of a proposed class action in Missouri. The matter was settled in pre-suit mediation through use of negotiated discovery methods and statistical analysis. Foley then certified a class for settlement purposes for court approval. The unique feature of the case was to resolve it for a lesser amount and with reduced attorneys fees due to the decision to expedite and limit discovery and to conduct all matters in pre-suit mediation.
Successfully represented a national sales and marketing company in defense of a single plaintiff equal pay act claim.