Susan S. Erdelyi


1200 Riverplace Boulevard Suite 800, Jacksonville FL 32207

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As the former City Attorney for the City of Jacksonville Beach, Ms. Erdelyi represents public entities, including municipalities and counties. She also represents private employers and employees, on a selective basis. Ms. Erdelyi has litigated claims for wrongful termination, disability, age, race and gender discrimination, sexual harassment, wage and hour, whistleblower, First Amendment discrimination, due process, unpaid wages, and other employment and civil rights issues. Ms. Erdelyi is also a frequent speaker on employment law topics at seminars and client presentations.

Admitted to Practice

  • Admitted in Florida


  • Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL 1986 J.D.
  • Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX,1979 B.S, Honors.

Professional Affiliations

  • Transparency Task Force, Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office

Honors & Awards

  • The Best Lawyers in America, 2018 edition
    • Employment Law – Management
    • Government Relations Practice
    • Litigation – Labor and Employment
  • Super Lawyer by Florida Super Lawyers, 2010-2020

Bar Fellowship

  • The Florida Bar
    • Labor and Employment Section
    • Trial Section
  • Florida Defense Lawyers Association 
    • Chair of Employment Committee, 2000
    • Board of Directors, 2002-2006
  • Jacksonville Federal Bar Association
  • Jacksonville Bar Association
  • Chester Bedell Inn of Court, Master

Speaking Engagements

  • 10 Most Common Lawsuits Against Cities – Florida League of Cities, Northeast League of Cities Annual Meeting (October 2014)
  • Nuts and Bolts of Civil Rights – Sponsor – Florida Municipal Attorney’s Association (FMAA) (July 2007)
  • Employment Law Primer – Sponsor – Florida Association of County’s Trust (FACT) (August 2008)
  • Sexual Harassment Caselaw Update – Sponsor – Florida Defense Lawyers’ Association (June 5, 2001)
  • Florida Labor and Employment Law – Sponsor – National Business Institute (January 1999)
  • Compendium of Significant Employment-Related Case Law and Statutes and Violence in the Workplace (Florida Section) (1997) Sponsor – American Law Firm Association (ALFA International)
  • Sexual Harassment – Local radio station during morning traffic in Jacksonville, Florida (Spring 1996)
  • Sexual Harassment – Sponsor – Jacksonville Women’s Center (Summer 1996)
  • The Impact of the ADA and FMLA on Workers’ Compensation – Sponsor – Lorman Education Services (Spring 1996) Strategies for Avoiding Civil Liability under the ADA & FMLA
  • Basic Labor and Employment Law In-Depth – Sponsor – Florida Bar Association (Fall 1995 and 1996); Americans with Disabilities Act
  • Top 10 Lessons to be Learned from Lawsuits Against Counties & How to Avoid Suit – Florida Associations of Counties’ Trust, 2015 Risk Management & Educational Conference (October 2015)