Gary Andrew Costales

Gary Andrew Costales

Miami, Florida

The Florida Bar has certified Gary Costales as an expert and specialist in the area of labor and employment law. Mr. Costales is a former EEOC trial attorney and Administrative Judge and has litigated class and individual cases throughout the United States.

Mr. Costales has also represented deserving employees in dozens, if not hundreds of contract disputes. Mr. Costales has also worked on behalf of municipalities and Fortune 500 companies. Mr. Costales occasionally publishes articles dealing with labor and employment law and also speaks at seminars.

Throughout the years, Mr. Costales has been involved in the South Florida Historical Association and the City of Coral Gables, having served on two boards of that organization and city. Mr. Costales is presently a board member of the City of South Miami's Historic Preservation Board.

Areas of Practice

  • 90% Labor and Employment Law
  • Employment Law
  • Contracts
  • Discrimination
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Employment Law -- Employee
  • Employment Law -- Employer
  • 5% Family Law
  • 5% Mediation

Litigation Percentage

  • 90% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 1992
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida, 1997
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida, 1997
  • U.S. District Court District of Colorado, 2007


  • Cumberland School of Law, Samford University, Birmingham, Alabama
    • J.D. - 1991
    • Honors: Moot Court Board
    • Honors: Trial Advocacy Board
  • Florida International University, Miami, FL, USA
    • B.S. - 1988
    • Major: Political Science
    • Major: Communications

Published Works

  • Perceived Disability, Florida Bar, 1996


  • Adjunct Professor, Barry University, 1999

Honors and Awards

  • Board Certified in Labor and Employment Law

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association


  • Tau Kappa Epsilon