If You Earned Overtime, You Deserve to be Paid for It.
If You Have Been Wrongly Treated at Work, You Have Rights! Call Today

As an employee you have the right to be paid for all the time you work including overtime, breaks, lunch time. If you work over 40 hours a week, you must be paid. Employers know that getting fired from your job could put the economic security of your family in jeopardy. It is against the law for an employer to fire you for requesting the pay and the rights you deserve. In fact, retaliation for many employee acts is illegal. If an employer makes a habit of not paying for the hours worked for a broad spectrum of employees, a class action lawsuit may be filed against them.

Discrimination, harassment, and being forced to work in a hostile or dangerous environment can cause all kinds of personal problems — and you don't have to put up with it. Talk to your manager and if your manager is the problem, then report it to the executive team. If you face a backlash, call a lawyer.

Attorney Jay P. Lechner is a Florida Bar Board Certified Labor and Employment lawyer with years of experience representing employees.

Contact attorney Jay P. Lechner today if you need legal assistance with any of the following:

  • Unpaid Wages
  • Overtime pay
  • Past Due Commission Payments
  • Working under the Minimum Wage
  • Discrimination
  • Harassment
  • Hostile Environment
  • Retaliation
  • Whistleblower Claims
  • Restrictive Covenants
  • Unfair Business Practices
  • Wrongful Termination

Call attorney Jay P. Lechner, Esq. today at 866-635-9851 to arrange your free initial consultation. For more information please visit our site.

Call for the Aggressive Representation of Your Rights.
Experienced Personal Injury and Criminal Defense Law Firm.

The lawyers at Whittel & Melton provide experienced and focused representation to statewide clientele charged with all criminal offenses or injured by another party through no fault of their own. We can offer service to the entire State of Florida. You can rest assured that our legal team will leave no stone unturned in protecting your interests.

Whittel & Melton's success and reputation has always been based on high quality legal work, performed by well-prepared lawyers who are devoted to their clients. We are different. We are both skilled negotiators and highly skilled trial attorneys.

When facing a situation involving the law, your future is often at stake. You need a legal team that helps you understand your situation and gives you detailed advise as to how to make the best legal decisions now and into the future.

Contact us today if you need legal assistance with any criminal defense, personal injury or wrongful death matter. Some examples follow:

Criminal Defense
  • Felonies
  • Drunk driving
  • Drug crimes
  • Conspiracy
  • Fraud
  • Sex crimes
  • Violent crimes
  • White collar crimes
  • Serious traffic infractions
  • Juvenile cases
Personal Injury
  • Car accidents
  • Motorcycle incidents
  • Truck accidents
  • Premises liability
  • Slip and falls
  • Maritime injuries
  • Medical malpractice
  • Wrongful death
  • Nursing home neglect
  • Catastrophic injuries

Call Whittel & Melton, LLC today at 866-435-2594 to arrange your free initial consultation.

Attorney Robert G. Whittel


  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court, Northern, Middle and Southern District of Florida
  • New York


  • University of Cambridge
    • L.L.M.
    • J.D., University of Florida
    • Honors
  • United States Merchant Marine Academy
    • B.S.
    • Honors

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • Florida Justice Association, Board of Directors
  • Florida Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • Former Member of the Board of Directors of the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers

Attorney Jason Melton


  • Florida - 2002
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida


  • J.D., The Catholic University of America
  • University of San Diego School of Law
  • Comparative Law Institute, Florence, Italy
  • B.A., Southern Methodist University

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • Florida State Bar
  • Hernando County Bar Association
  • Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers
  • American Association for Justice
  • Traffic Court Rules Committee, Florida Bar
  • Citrus County Bar Association

Languages Spoken:

  • English
  • Spanish

Attorney Profile

Jay P. Lechner, Esq.


  • Florida
  • Southern District of Florida
  • Middle District of Florida
  • Northern District of Florida
  • 11th Circuit Court of Appeals

Legal Certifications:

  • Board Certified, Labor & Employment – The Florida Bar


  • J.D., University of Florida Levin College of Law, 2001
  • B.A., University of Florida, 1990

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • Florida State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association
  • Florida Trend Magazine, Legal Elite
  • Super Lawyers Publication
  • U.S. News and World Report – Best Lawyers

Office Locations

Main Office
11020 Northcliffe Blvd
Spring Hill, FL 34608

Pinellas County
One Progress Plaza
200 Central Ave, #400
St. Petersburg, FL 33701

Citrus County
111 W Main St, #303
Inverness, FL

Lake - Sumter County
123 N Florida St
Bushnell, FL

Marion County
118 SW Fort King St
Ocala, FL

Alachua - Levy County
2627 NW 43rd St #201
Gainesville, FL

2909 W Bay to Bay Blvd, #300
Tampa, FL 33629

Palm Beach County
1200 N Federal Hwy 2nd Floor
Boca Raton, FL 33432

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  • The Right Professional Experience
  • A Spotless Record

The following attorneys at this firm are Lead Counsel Verified:

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Practice Area Year
Personal Injury Since 2013
Criminal Defense Since 2011
Practice Area Year
Personal Injury Since 2013
Criminal Defense Since 2011
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