Gregory A. Hearing - Attorney at Law

401 East Jackson Street
Suite 2700
Post Office Box 3324 (33601-3324)
Tampa, Florida 33602

P 813-273-5000
F 813-273-5145
D 813-273-5082

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Biography

Greg has focused his law practice on management labor and employment for his entire career. He represents local and national management clients in a variety of matters before courts, arbitrators, and state and federal administrative agencies.

Greg became Board Certified in Labor and Employment Law by The Florida Bar the year the board certification became available. He is also Board Certified in Civil Trial as well as Education Law by The Florida Bar. He has earned an AV rating by Martindale-Hubbell, is recognized as a member of the Hall of Fame in Florida’s “Legal Elite” by Florida Trend magazine and has been named one of the Top 100 Attorneys in Florida by Super Lawyers several times. He has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America publication since 2006 and was named their Lawyer of the Year for Management Labor and Employment Law in Tampa in 2012, 2013, 2016 and 2017. In November 2011, Greg was appointed by the Florida Supreme Court to a 5-year term as a member of the Florida Board of Bar Examiners and served as its Vice-Chair and Chair in 2014, 2015 and 2016. Greg serves on the Executive Council of the Labor and Employment Law Section of The Florida Bar and served as its Chair in 2011-2012.

Greg was inducted into the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers as a Fellow in 2011 and serves as Chair of its Eleventh Circuit Credentials Committee. Greg is a frequent lecturer and has authored many papers on labor and employment related topics.

As an active member of the community, Greg is involved in many civic endeavors. He serves as a Trustee of The University of the South, where he attended undergraduate school. He is also a current member of the St. John’s Episcopal Day School Board of Trustees and has been Vice Chancellor of the Episcopal Diocese of Southwest Florida (Labor & Employment) since 1991.


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Background

Greg graduated, magna cum laude, from The University of the South in 1986. In 1989, he graduated, cum laude, from Florida State University College of Law, where he served on the Florida State University Law Review.

Education
  • The University of the South, B.A. (magna cum laude, 1986), Phi Beta Kappa
  • Florida State University College of Law, J.D. (cum laude, 1989)

Admissions
  • Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Professional Associations & Memberships
  • The Florida Bar
    • Board Certified in Labor and Employment Law since 2000
    • Board Certified in Civil Trial since 2007
    • Board Certified in Education Law since 2012
    • Florida Board of Bar Examiners, 2011-2015
      • Vice Chair, Chair, 2014-2016
    • Labor and Employment Law Section
      • Executive Council, 2001-present
      • Chair, 2011-2012
      • Board Certification Committee, Chair
    • Practice Management and Development Section
      • Chair, 1998-2000
  • American Bar Association, Fellow
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association
    • Labor and Employment Section
      • Chair, 1997-1998
  • College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, Fellow, Chair of eleventh Circuit Credentials Committee 2018 and 2019
  • Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel
    • Member, 2018-present
Awards & Recognitions
  • AV Preeminent™ rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Chambers USA, Labor & Employment
  • Florida Trend, Legal Elite, Hall of Fame, 2005-2011, 2013-2019
  • Florida Super Lawyers, 2006-2019
    • Top 100 Attorneys in Florida
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2006-2020
    • Management Labor and Employment Lawyer of the Year 2012, 2013, 2016 and 2017
Civic
  • The University of the South
    • Trustee
  • St. John’s Episcopal Day School Board of Trustees
    • Chair, 2009-2010, 2014-2016
    • Member, 2004-2010, 2012-present
  • Episcopal Diocese of Southwest Florida, Labor and Employment Law
    • Vice-Chancellor, 1991-present
  • Boys and Girls Clubs of Tampa Bay, Inc., Chair 2012-2014
  • Bright Horizons of Tampa Bay, Inc., Chair 1995
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tampa Bay, Inc., Chair 2005
    • Big Brother of the Year, 1993, 2001
  • United Way
  • YMCA of Greater Tampa
    • Volunteer coach
  • Kiwanis Club of Tampa Bay
    • Member, 1990-present
Recent Articles & Publications
  • “Taking a Knee to Free Speech: Understanding When Employers May Limit Employee Speech,” Hillsborough County Bar Association, Lawyer Magazine, March-April 2019 issue
Recent Presentations & Seminars
  • "The Seven Deadly Sins of Just Cause – Arbitration Update," American Forest & Paper Association (AFPA) Employee Relations Program, September 26, 2019
  • "Grievance Handling & Arbitration Simulation," Florida Public Employer Labor Relations Association, Florida Certified Labor Relations Professional Program, September 13, 2019
  • "Diversity Programs, EEO Reporting, and the Real World,” Florida Department of Health, June 26, 2019
  • “Taking a Knee to Free Speech: Understanding When Employers May Limit Employee Speech,” PRIMA Annual Conference, Orlando, Florida, June 9-12, 2019
  • Program Co-Chair, Advanced Labor Topics, Labor and Employment Law Section, The Florida Bar, April 2019
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