Peter W. Zinober

Peter W. Zinober

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Peter W. Zinober is a labor & employment lawyer concentrating his practice on the defense of employment discrimination cases in state and federal court, both jury and non-jury, as well as wage and hour, disability discrimination, Sarbanes-Oxley, Dodd-Frank, and other whistleblower defense, age and all other types of employment litigation. Pete also focuses on "traditional" labor management relations law, including the representation of employers in connection with unfair labor practice and representation case proceedings before the National Labor Relations Board, labor and non-union arbitrations, collective bargaining and counseling.

Concentrations

  • Jury and non-jury litigation in state and federal courts of employment discrimination, civil rights, wage and hour, FMLA, employment and contract and tort litigation and other types of employment cases
  • Proceedings before the National Labor Relations Board and parallel state agencies, including unfair labor practice and union representation cases
  • Labor and non-union arbitrations
  • Sarbanes-Oxley, Dodd-Frank, and other qui tam litigation
  • Administrative investigations before local, state and federal equal employment opportunity agencies and litigation before such agencies
  • Collective bargaining
  • Labor and employment law drafting and counseling
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Capabilities

Experience

  • Toscano v. Regions Financial Corporation, Slip Copy, 2018 WL 1518348, N.D. Ala., March 28, 2018 (NO. 2:16-CV-1284-MHH).
  • United States ex rel. Perkins v. Wellcare Health Plans, Inc., Not Reported in F.Supp.2d, 2016 WL 7665193, M.D.Fla., November 29, 2016 (NO. 8:12-cv-2032-T-30EAJ).
  • United States v. Wellcare Health Plans, Inc., Not Reported in F.Supp.2d, 2016 WL 7665193, M.D.Fla., November 10, 2016 (NO. 8:06-cv-01079).
  • Kelley v. Tax Prep1, Inc., Not Reported in F.Supp.3d, 2015 WL 4488401, M.D.Fla., July 22, 2015 (NO. 5:13-cv-451-Oc-22PRL).
  • Bucnis v. Tax Prep1, Inc., Not Reported in F.Supp.3d, 2015 WL 3863550, M.D.Fla., June 22, 2015.
  • Goodwin v. Dyncorp International LLC, Not Reported in F.Supp.2d, 2015 WL 12672085, N.D.Fla., March 30, 2015 (NO. 3:14-cv-00116/RV-EMT).
  • Shelton v. Price Waterhouse Coopers, LLP, Not Reported in F.Supp.3d, 2014 WL 2581350, M.D.Fla., May 23, 2014 (NO. 8:12-cv-02757-T-27TBM).
  • Goodwin v. Dyncorp International LLC, Not Reported in F.Supp.3d, 2014 WL 12570917, ND.Fla., May 16, 2014 (NO. 3:14-cv-00116).
  • Kelley v. Taxprep1, Inc.  Not Reported in F.Supp.3d, 2014 WL 10248251, M.D.Fla., April 2, 2014.
  • Sumrall v. Career Education Corporation, Slip Copy, 2013 WL 12154720, M.D.Fla., October 13, 2013.
  • Shelton v. Price Waterhouse Coopers, LLP, Slip Copy, 2014 WL 2581350, M.D.Fla., May 23, 2014 (NO. 8:12-CV-02757-T-27).
  • Englehart v. Career Educ. Corp., Not Reported in F.Supp.2d, 2014 WL 2619501, Fed. Sec. L. Rep. P 97,961, 38 IER Cases 558, M.D.Fla., May 12, 2014 (NO. 8:14-CV-444-T-33EAJ).
  • Shelton v. Price Waterhouse Coopers, LLP, Slip Copy, 2014 WL 2581348, M.D.Fla., May 02, 2014 (NO. 8:12-CV-02757-T-27).
  • Chandler v. Secretary of Florida Dept. of Transp., 695 F.3d 1194, 2012 WL 4094518, 23 Fla. L. Weekly Fed C.1578, C.A. 11 (Fla.), September 19, 2012 (NO. 11-12425, 11-12474).
  • Helm v. J.H. Gatewood Emergency Services, P.A., Not Reported in F. Supp.2d, 2012 WL 2793134, 115 Fair Empl.Prac.Cas. (BNA) 1222, M.D.Fla., July 09, 2012 (NO. 8:11-CV-572-EAK-AEP).
  • Ryan, LLC v. Evans, Not Reported in F.Supp.2d, 2012 WL 1551285, M.D.Fla., April 30, 2012 (NO. 8:12-CV-289-T-30TBM).
  • Rigard v. All Florida Co-Op, Inc., Not Reported in F.Supp.2d, 2012 WL 1455197, M.D.Fla., April 26, 2012 (NO. 8:12-CV-307-T-27EAJ).
  • Ryan, LLC. V. Evans, Not Reported in F.Supp.2d, 2012 WL 1532492, M.D.Fla., March 20, 2012 (NO. 8:12-CV-289-T-30TBM).
  • Muzyka v. Regions Bank, Not Reported in in F.Supp.2d, 2012 WL 831539, M.D.Fla., March 12, 2012 (NO. 8:10-CV-2413-T-33AEP).
  • Maerz v. Daimler Chrysler Financial Trust, 78 So.3d 724, 2012 WL 315871, 37 Fla. L. Weekly D314, Fla.App. 5Dist., February 03, 2012 (NO. 5D10-3356).
  • Schenburn v. Big Lots Stores, Inc., Not Reported in F.Supp.2d, 2012 WL 260098, M.D.Fla., January 30, 2012 (NO. 2:11-CV-98-FTM-99DNF).
  • Muzyka v. Regions Bank, Not Reported in F.Supp.2d, 2012 WL 243575, 25 A.D. Cases 1643, 44 NDLR P 162, M.D.Fla., January 25, 2012 (NO. 8:10-CV-2413-T-33AEP).
  • Schenburn v. Big Lots Store, Inc., Not Reported in F.Supp.2d, 2012 WL 260115, M.D.Fla., January 12, 2012 (NO. 2:11-CV-98-FTM-99DNF).
  • Chrysler Financial Services Americas LLC v. Piatt, 80 So.3d 1028, 2011 WL 6799817, Unpublished Disposition, Fla.App. 2 Dist., December 28, 2011 (NO. 2d11-791).
  • U.S. Specialty Ins. Co. v. Burd, 833 F.Supp.2d 1348, 2011 WL 2433502, M.D.Fla., June 14, 2011 (NO. 6:09-CV-231-ORL-31).
  • Muzyka v. Regions Bank, Not Reported in F.Supp.2d, 2011 WL 1831716, M.D.Fla., May 12, 2011 (NO. 8:10-CV-2413-T-33AEP).
  • Chandler v. Kopelousos, Not Reported in F.Supp.2d, 2011 WL 1791299, M.D.Fla., May 10, 2011 (NO. 8:11-CV-262-T-26EAJ).
  • Maidani v. Hillsborough County, 57 So.3d 856, 2011 WL 294442, Unpublished Disposition, Fla.App. 2 Dist., January 28, 2011 (NO. 2d10-2633).
  • Odum v. Government Employees Ins. Co., 405 Fed.Appx. 396, 2010 WL 5071867, C.A.11 (Fla.), December 14, 2010 (NO. 09-14125).
  • Cheval Golf and Country Club, L.L.C. v. Cheval Property Owners’ Ass’n, Inc., 49 So.3d 753, 2010 WL 5071866, Unpublished Disposition, Fla.App. 2 Dist., December 10, 2010 (NO. 2D10-848).
  • McIntyre v. Delhaize America, Inc., 403 Fed.Appx. 448, 2010 WL 4705996, 31 IER Cases 955, C.A. 11 (Fla.), November 22, 2010 (NO. 09-12675).
  • Orchard Drive, LLC v. M/V SUNCRUZ VIII, Official No. 977138, Not Reported in F.Supp.2d, 2010 WL 4622132, M.D.Fla., November 05, 2010 (NO. 6:10-CV-245-ORL-28).
  • Orchard Drive, LLC v. M/V SUNCRUZ VI, Official No.  1060045 in rem, Not Reported in F.Supp.2d, 2010 WL 4622167, M.D.Fla., November 05, 2010 (NO. 6:10-CV-246-ORL-28).
  • Gant v. Kash N’ Karry Food Stores, Inc., Not Reported in F.Supp.2d, 2010 WL 4393222, M.D.Fla., October 31, 2010 (NO. 8:07-CV-2086-T-33EAJ).
  • Whaley v. HD Supply, Inc., Not Reported in F.Supp.2d, 2010 WL 3743659, M.D.Fla., September 24, 2010 (NO. 6:10-CV-236-ORL).
  • Lawrence v. General Motors Hourly-rate Pension Plan, Not Reported in F.Supp.2d, 2010 WL 3788279, 50 Employee Benefits Cas. 1620, M.D.Fla., September 24, 2010 (NO. 5:07-CV-408).
  • Orchard Drive, LLC v. M/V SUNCRUZ VIII, Official No. 977138, Not Reported in F.Supp.2d, 2010 WL 4569887, M.D.Fla., September 22, 2010 (NO. 6:10-CV-245-ORL-28).
  • Orchard Drive, LLC v. M/V SUNCRUZ VI, Official No.  1060045 in rem, Not Reported in F.Supp.2d, 2010 WL 4570039 M.D.Fla., September 22, 2010 (NO. 6:10-CV-245-ORL-31).
  • Whaley v. HD Supply, Inc., Not Reported in F.Supp.2d, 2010 WL  3743662, M.D.Fla., September 07, 2010 (NO. 6:10-CV-236-ORL).
  • Gant v. Kash N’ Karry Food Stores, Inc., 390 Fed.Appx. 943, 2010 WL 3035960, 110 Fair Empl.Prac.Cas (BNA) 496, C.A. 11 (Fla.), August 04, 2010 (NO. 09-14063).
  • Preisel v. Lindsay, 36So.3d 100, 2010 WL 2522744, Unpublished Disposition, Fla.App. 2 Dist ., June 23, 2010 (NO. 2D09-2273).
  • Rowsey v. Board of Regents ex rel. University of South Florida Bd. of Trustees, 38 So.3d 779, 2010 WL 1850195, Unpublished Disposition, Fla.App. 2 Dist., May 07, 2010 (NO.2D09-5925).
  • Bush v. Raytheon Co., 373 Fed.Appx. 936, 2010 WL 1427611, C.A. 11 (Fla.),  April 12, 2010 (NO. 09-15156).
  • Alfonso v. Straight Line Instillations, LLC, Not Reported in F.Supp.2d, 2010 WL 519851, M.D.Fla., February 10, 2010 (NO. 608-CV-1842-ORL-35DA).
  • Bush v. Raytheon Co., Not Reported in F.Supp.2d, 2009 WL 5128040, M.D.Fla., December 21, 2009 (NO. 807-CV-02087-T-24AEP).
  • Escarra v. Regions Bank, 353 Fed.Appx. 401, 2009 WL 4111131, C.A. 11 (Fla.), November 27, 2009 (NO. 09-11073).
  • In re Hannaford Bros. Co. Customer Data Sec. Breach Litigation, 671 F.Supp.2d 198, 2009 WL 4145416, D.Me., November 24, 2009 (NO. MDL2:08-MD-1954).
  • Stone v. GEICO General Ins. Co., Not Reported in F.Supp.2d, 2009 WL 3720954, 107 Fair Empl.Prac.Cas. (BNA) 1265, M.D.Fla., November 05, 2009 (NO. 8:05-CV-636-T-30TBM).
  • In re Hannaford Bros. Co. Customer Data Security Breach Litigation, 660 F.Supp.2d 94, 2009 WL 3193158, D.Me., October 05, 2009 (NO. MDL 2:08-MD 1954).
  • Odum v. Government Employees Ins. Co., Not Reported in F.Supp.2d, 2009 WL 2134918, M.D.Fla., July 13, 2009 (NO. 8:08-CV-1282-T—24-EA).
  • Walt Disney World Co. and United Food and Commercial Workers Union, Local 1625, 2009 WL 1564157, (N.L.R.B. Div. of Judges), June 02, 2009, Case 12-CA-25889.
  • In re Hannaford Bros. Co. Customer Data Security Breach Litigation, 613 F.Supp.2d 108, 2009 WL 1316178, 68 UCC Rep.Serv.2d  906, D.Me., May 12, 2009 (NO. 2:08-MD-1954).
  • McIntyre v. Delhaize America, Inc., Not Reported in F.Supp.2d, 2009 WL 1039557, M.D.Fla., April 17, 2009 (NO. 8:07-CV-2370T30TBM).
  • Bush v. Raytheon Co., Not Reported in F.Supp.2d, 2009 WL 278934, M.D.Fla., February 05, 2009 (NO. 807-CV-2087-T-24-MAP).
  • Rogers v. KAR Holdings, Inc., Slip Copy, 2008 WL 4059767, M.D.Fla., August 27, 2008 (NO. 8:08-CV-602-T-30TGW).
  • McIntyre v. Delhaize America, Inc., Slip Copy, 2009 WL 1039557, M.D.Fla., April 17, 2009 (NO. 8:07-CV-2370T30TBM).
  • Stone v. Geico General Ins. Co., 279 Fed.Appx. 821, 2008 WL 2191777, (Not Selected for publication in the Federal Reporter), C.A.11 (Fla.), May 28, 2008 (NO. 06-15470).
  • McCoy v. Geico General Ins. Co., F.Supp.2d ----, 2007 WL 187019, 34 NDLR P 40, M.D.Fla., January 22, 2007 (NO. 8:05-CV-924-T-27MAP).
  • Carlisle v. Sallie Mae, Inc., Slip Copy, 2007 WL 141138, 20 Fla. L. Weekly Fed. D 343, N.D.Fla., January 17, 2007 (NO. 5:05 CV 188 MCR EMT).
  • E.E.O.C. v. Rio Bravo Intern., Inc., Not Reported in F.Supp.2d, 2003 WL 21981985, 84 Empl. Prac. Dec. P 41,501, 16 Fla. L. Weekly Fed. D 505, M.D.Fla., June 18, 2003 (NO. 8:99CV1371T17MAP).
  • E.E.O.C. v. Enterprise Leasing Co., Inc., Not Reported in F.Supp.2d, 2003 WL 21659097, 84 Empl. Prac. Dec. P 41,405, 16 Fla. L. Weekly Fed. D 640, M.D.Fla., May 16, 2003 (NO. 8:00CV2012T24EAD).
  • E.E.O.C. v. Rio Bravo Intern., Inc., Not Reported in F.Supp.2d, 2003 WL 21981981, 84 Empl. Prac. Dec. P 41,500, 16 Fla. L. Weekly Fed. D 504, M.D.Fla., March 20, 2003 (NO. 8:99CV1371T17MAP).
  • Hipp v. Liberty Nat. Life Ins. Co., 252 F.3d 1208, 80 Empl. Prac. Dec. P 40,646, 14 Fla. L. Weekly Fed. C 747, C.A.11 (Fla.), May 29, 2001 (NO. 99-10699).
  • International Ship Repair & Marine Services, Inc., 329 NLRB No. 27, 329 NLRB 213, 169 L.R.R.M. (BNA) 1320, 1999 WL 33458978, (N.L.R.B.), September 23, 1999, Cases 12-CA-18879 and 12-RC-08105.
  • International Ship Repair & Marine Services, Inc. and Tampa Metal Trades Council, AFL-CIO, 1999 WL 33452965, (N.L.R.B. Div. of Judges), February 17, 1999, Cases 12-CA-18879.
  • Browning v. AT&T Paradyne, 120 F.3d 222, 74 Fair Empl.Prac.Cas. (BNA) 1227, 71 Empl. Prac. Dec. P 44,930, 11 Fla. L. Weekly Fed. C 356, C.A.11 (Fla.), August 22, 1997 (NO. 96-3070).
  • Pilkington v. United Airlines, 112 F.3d 1532, 155 L.R.R.M. (BNA) 2321, 135 Lab.Cas. P 58,410, RICO Bus.Disp.Guide 9280, 10 Fla. L. Weekly Fed. C 942, C.A.11 (Fla.), May 22, 1997 (NO. 96-2539).
  • Pyles v. United Air Lines, Inc., 79 F.3d 1046, 151 L.R.R.M. (BNA) 2818, 131 Lab.Cas. P 11,529, C.A.11 (Fla.), March 20, 1996 (NO. 93-4920).
  • Ellen S. v. Florida Bd. of Bar Examiners, 859 F.Supp. 1489, 63 USLW 2101, 3 A.D. Cases 908, 6 A.D.D. 40, 5 NDLR P 202, S.D.Fla., August 01, 1994 (NO. 94-0429-CIV-KING).
  • 57. Communication Workers of America v. AT&T Paradyne Corp., Not Reported in F.Supp., 1993 WL 76214, 144 L.R.R.M. (BNA) 2742, E.D.Pa., March 16, 1993 (NO. CIV. A. 92-7430).
  • Housing Authority of City of St. Petersburg v. White, 617 So.2d 717, 18 Fla. L. Weekly D480, Fla.App. 2 Dist., February 12, 1993 (NO. 92-03440).
  • Hill v. Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc., 934 F.2d 1518, 119 Lab.Cas. P 10,839, 6 IER Cases 1068, 7 IER Cases 1671, C.A.11 (Fla.), July 10, 1991 (NO. 89-3719, 90-3510).
  • Weinsheimer v. Rockwell Intern. Corp., 754 F.Supp. 1559, 54 Fair Empl.Prac.Cas. (BNA) 828, 55 Empl. Prac. Dec. P 40,469, M.D.Fla., November 23, 1990 (NO. 88-73-CIV-ORL-19).
  • Hill v. Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc., 721 F.Supp. 1226, 113 Lab.Cas. P 11,639, 4 IER Cases 1014, M.D.Fla., July 18, 1989 (NO. 88-91-CIV-T-13(A)).
  • Hill v. Winn-Dixie, Not Reported in F.Supp., 1990 WL 126471, 118 Lab.Cas. P 10,718, 5 IER Cases 842, M.D.Fla., May 11, 1990 (NO. 88-91-CIV-T-13(A)).
  • Munsey v. General Telephone Co. of Florida, 538 So.2d 1328, 14 Fla. L. Weekly 503, Fla.App. 2 Dist., February 17, 1989 (NO. 87-1114, 87-3051).
  • Hill v. Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc., 699 F.Supp. 876, 109 Lab.Cas. P 55,898, 3 IER Cases 433, M.D.Fla., April 14, 1988 (NO. 88-91-CIV-T-13(A)).
  • Hillsborough County Governmental Employees Ass'n, Inc. v. Hillsborough County Aviation Authority, 522 So.2d 358, 13 Fla. L. Weekly 199, Fla., March 17, 1988 (NO. 68,336).
  • Humana Hospital-Brandon, 282 NLRB No. 163, 282 NLRB 1184, 125 L.R.R.M. (BNA) 1048, 1986-87 NLRB Dec. P 18579, 1987 WL 90218, (N.L.R.B.), February 10, 1987, Case 12-CA-11441.
  • Studstill v. Borg Warner Leasing, a Div. of Borg Warner Acceptance Corp., 806 F.2d 1005, 50 Fair Empl.Prac.Cas. (BNA) 427, 42 Empl. Prac. Dec. P 36,759, 6 Fed.R.Serv.3d 834, C.A.11 (Fla.), December 22, 1986 (NO. 86-3450).
  • Brown v. Winn-Dixie Montgomery, Inc., 469 So.2d 155, 50 Fair Empl.Prac.Cas. (BNA) 458, 10 Fla. L. Weekly 1129, Fla.App. 1 Dist., May 07, 1985 (NO. AL-219).
  • Housing Authority of City of Tampa v. Robinson, 464 So.2d 158, 10 Fla. L. Weekly 205, Fla.App. 2 Dist., January 18, 1985 (NO. 83-1566).
  • The Florida Bar, 438 So.2d 371, Fla., September 01, 1983 (NO. 63,154).
  • Brown v. Winn-Dixie Montgomery, Inc., 427 So.2d 1065, 31 Empl. Prac. Dec. P 33,577, Fla.App. 1 Dist., March 09, 1983 (NO. AL-219).
  • Robbins v. White-Wilson Medical Clinic, Inc., 682 F.2d 503, 29 Fair Empl.Prac.Cas. (BNA) 824, 29 Empl. Prac. Dec. P 32,989, C.A.5 (Fla.), August 12, 1982 (NO. 80-5442).
  • Decker v. Anheuser-Busch, 670 F.2d 506, 28 Fair Empl.Prac.Cas. (BNA) 559, 28 Empl. Prac. Dec. P 32,536, C.A.5 (Fla.), March 15, 1982 (NO. 78-3493).
  • The Florida Bar, 414 So.2d 490, Fla., January 28, 1982 (NO. 54,081-A).
  • Robbins v. White-Wilson Medical Clinic, Inc., 660 F.2d 1064, 27 Fair Empl.Prac.Cas. (BNA) 225, 27 Empl. Prac. Dec. P 32,209, C.A.5 (Fla.), November 12, 1981 (NO. 80-5442).
  • Decker v. Anheuser-Busch, 656 F.2d 965, 26 Fair Empl.Prac.Cas. (BNA) 1515, C.A.5 (Fla.), August 31, 1981 (NO. 78-3493).
  • The Florida Bar, 400 So.2d 948, Fla., June 18, 1981 (NO. 60,325).
  • Lord v. Local Union No. 2088, Intern. Broth. of Elec. Workers, AFL-CIO, 646 F.2d 1057, 107 L.R.R.M. (BNA) 2662, 91 Lab.Cas. P 12,794, C.A.5 (Fla.), June 04, 1981 (NO. 80-5010).
  • The Florida Bar, 398 So.2d 1358, Fla., May 21, 1981 (NO. 59,066).
  • The Florida Bar Re Amendment to Integration Rule, 399 So.2d 1385, Fla., May 21, 1981 (NO. 54081).
  • The Florida Bar Re Amendment to Bylaws, 400 So.2d 942, Fla., May 21, 1981 (NO. 59685).
  • Robbins v. White-Wilson Medical Clinic, Inc., 645 F.2d 252, 27 Fair Empl.Prac.Cas. (BNA) 109, C.A.5 (Fla.), April 17, 1981 (NO. 80-5442).
  • Decker v. Anheuser-Busch, 632 F.2d 1221, 24 Fair Empl.Prac.Cas. (BNA) 888, 24 Empl. Prac. Dec. P 31,413, C.A.5 (Fla.), December 17, 1980 (NO. 78-3493).
  • 101. Gould, Inc. v. N.L.R.B., 610 F.2d 316, 103 L.R.R.M. (BNA) 2385, 87 Lab.Cas. P 11,792, C.A.5, January 24, 1980 (NO. 78-2792).
  • Lord v. Local Union No. 2088, 481 F.Supp. 419, 103 L.R.R.M. (BNA) 2695, 87 Lab.Cas. P 11,741, M.D.Fla., November 29, 1979 (NO. 79-72-ORL-CIV-Y).

Recognition & Leadership

  • Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, Employment Law – Management; Labor Law – Management; Litigation – Labor & Employment, 1989-2019
  • Listed, Chambers Global, Labor & Employment (USA), 2014-2019
  • Listed, Who’s Who Legal: Labour, Employment & Benefits, "Labour & Employment," 2012-2019
  • Listed, Chambers USA Guide, Labor and Employment Law, 2000-2018        
    • "Star Individual," 2008-2018
    • "Band 1," 2000-2007
  • Listed, The Legal 500 United States, Labor and Employment Litigation, 2014-2018
  • Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, Florida Super Lawyers, 2006-2018
    • "Top 100 Lawyers in Florida," 2006-2011
    • "Top 10 Lawyers in Florida," 2006
  • Listed, The International Who’s Who of Management Labour & Employment Lawyers, 2004-2015
  • Listed, Law Dragon/Human Resource Executive magazine, 2009-2018
    • "Hall of Fame," 2014-2018
    • "Nation’s Most Powerful Employment Lawyers – Top 100," 2009-2013
  • Recipient, Tampa Bay Businesses for Cultural & the Arts (TBBCA), Impact Award, 2017
  • Recipient, Academy of Florida Management Attorneys, Past President’s Award, 2016
  • Recipient, Marquis Who’s Who, Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award, 2017
  • Selected, Best Lawyers "Lawyer of the Year," Tampa Litigation - Labor & Employment, 2013
  • Team Member, a Law360 "Employment Practice Group of the Year," 2011 and 2013
  • Listed, Guide To The World's Leading Labour And Employment Lawyers, 2010-2013
  • Listed, Florida Trend magazine, "Legal Elite," Employment Law, 2004-2010, 2012, 2016-2017
  • Listed, Leading Lawyers in Tampa, Labor and Employment, 2012
  • Selected, "BTI Client Service All-Star," 2011
  • Listed, Lawdragon 3000 "Leading Lawyers in America," 2010-2011
  • Listed, Who's Who Legal - International Who's Who, Business Lawyers, 2002-2011
  • Listed, Who's Who in America, 2013 (67th Ed.)
  • University of Florida Hall of Fame
  • Rated, AV Preeminent® 5.0 out of 5 (every year since 1977)

°AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell DistinguishedSM and Martindale-Hubbell NotableSM are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell® certification procedures, standards and policies.

  • Board Member, Warehouse Arts District Association, Board of Directors, 2018-Present
  • Board Certified Labor & Employment Lawyer, Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education
  • Board Member, The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, Board of Governors, 2015-Present
    • Fellow, The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, inducted 1996
  • Member, American Board of Trial Advocates, 2011-Present
  • Member, City of Tampa Mayor's Public Art Committee, 1991-1995, 2008-2015
  • Member, American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section, 2003-Present
    • Management Liaison, Center for Human Rights, 2011-2016
    • Management Co-Chair, Human Trafficking Task Force, 2012-2016
    • Co-Chair, Task Force to Develop National L&E Certification Standards, 2012-2014
    • Member, Council, 2003-2011
  • Member, Academy of Florida Management Attorneys, 2000-Present
    • Founding President, 2000-2002
  • Member, CEO Council of Tampa Bay, 2000-Present
    • Board Member, 2008-Present
  • Member, University of Florida Levin College of Law, Board of Trustees
    • Board Member, 2000-2014
    • Chairman, 2009-2011
    • Emeritus Board Member, Board of Trustees, 2014-Present
  • Board Member, The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, Board of Governors, 2015-Present
    • Fellow, The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, inducted 1996
  • American Bar Association’s Labor & Employment Law Section Delegate to World Justice Forum, 2008-2013
  • Member, Hillsborough County Arts Council, 2005-2013
    • Chairman, 2012-2013
  • Member, The Florida Orchestra
    • Board of Consultants, 2019-Present 
    • Chairman, Board of Governors, 1981-1983
    • Emeritus Council Steering Committee, 2004-2012
    • Board of Governors, 1973-1986
    • General Counsel, 1975-1986
    • Labor Counsel, 1972-1986
  • Member, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Tampa Area Office Advisory Committee, 1998-2008
  • Board Member, Greater Tampa-Hillsborough Urban League, 1992-2007
  • Member, Tampa Bay Business Committee for the Arts, 1991-2003
    • President, 1997-1999
  • Honorary Board Member, Stage Works, 1998-2000
  • Board Member, Florida Cultural Action Alliance, Board of Directors Treasurer, 1985-1988
  • Member, The Florida Bar
    • Board of Certification, Designation & Advertising, 1983-1985
    • Chairman, 1982-1983
    • Chairman, Labor Law Advisory Committee, 1977-1978
    • Chairman, Designation Coordinating Committee, 1976-1983
    • Chairman, Labor Law Section, 1975-1976
  • Member, Hillsborough County Bar Association
  • Member, State of Florida Fine Arts Council, 1977-1981
    • Vice Chairman, 1980-1981
  • Board Member, Florida Blue Key, West Central Florida Alumni Chapter
  • Fellow, American Bar Foundation

Credentials

Education
  • LL.M., Labor Law, The George Washington University Law School, 1971
  • J.D., University of Florida Levin College of Law, 1969
    • Member, University of Florida Law Review
    • Florida Blue Key
    • Chancellor of the Honor Court, University of Florida, 1968-1969
    • University of Florida Hall of Fame
  • B.A., English Literature, University of Florida, 1965
Admissions
  • Florida
  • District of Columbia
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Maine
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida