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 consistently. 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.


  • 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, 2011-2016
        • 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, 2020
    • Best Lawyers in America, 2006-2021
      • Lawyer of the Year, Litigation - Labor and Employment, 2021
      • Lawyer of the Year, Management Labor and Employment, 2012, 2013, 2016 and 2017
    • Florida Trend, Legal Elite, Hall of Fame, 2005-2011, 2013-2020
    • Florida Super Lawyers, 2006-2020
      • Top 100 Attorneys in Florida
  • 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
  • Articles & Publications
    •  “Know Your Rights as An Employer in Terms of Legal Marijuana Use,” Hotel Management, April 2020
    • “Reducing the Risk of Sexual Harassment in the Workplace,” Tampa Bay Business Journal, December 2019
    • “Relaxed Enforcement of Workplace Rules May Lead to Increased Employment Claims,” Hotel Executive, December 2019
    • “Don’t Take a Knee to Employee Free Speech in the Workplace," The HR Digest, August 2019
    • “Taking a Knee to Free Speech: Understanding When Employers May Limit Employee Speech,” Hillsborough County Bar Association, Lawyer Magazine, March-April 2019 issue
    • “McDonald’s CEO Firing, is Office Romance Policy a Necessity for Employers?” Newsradio 970 WFLA, November 2019
    • “The Times They Are A Changin’ – Technology’s Continued Impact on Labor and Employment Law,” The Computer & Internet Lawyer, November 2016
    • “The Times They Are A Changin’ – Technology’s Continued Impact on Labor and Employment Law,” The Florida Bar Journal, January 2016
    • “Changes to Regulations Governing Overtime Exemptions Are Coming,” The Agenda, Summer 2016
    • “The Times They Are A Changin’ - The Impact of Technology and Social Media on the Public Workplace,” The Florida Bar Journal, March 2012
    • “Guidelines for an Effective Cross-Examination,” The Practical Litigator, November 2006
    • “Guidelines for an Effective Cross-Examination: The Science Behind the Art,” The Checkoff, Vol. XLV, No. 1, October/November 2005
    • "11th Circuit Clarifies Burden in Failure-to-Promote Cases," The Florida Bar Journal, October 2001
    • Various articles published in Personnel Law Update for the years 1995 to 1998
    • "Where They Smoke, They May Get Fired," The Florida Bar Journal, October 1994
    • "An Overview of the 1991 Civil Rights Act," The Checkoff, January 1992
    • "Reputation by Itself is Not a Protected Liberty Interest," The Checkoff, Fall 1991
    • "Funding Legal Services for the Poor:  Florida's IOTA Program - Constitutional But Not Yet Mandatory," 16 Florida State University Law Review 337 (1988)
  • Presentations & Seminars
    • Panelist, "Reopening the Workplace: Are You and Your Employees Prepared?," COVID-19 Conversations Webinar Series, June 8, 2020
    • Speaker, Webinar, "Government Employees and Social Media: Are Posts Protected Speech?," American Bar Association’s (ABA) Virtual State & Local Government Law Spring Meeting, May 20, 2020
    • Speaker, Webinar, "COVID-19: Returning to Work," Baldwin Krystyn Sherman Partners, May 13, 2020
    • Speaker, Webinar, "COVID-19: Returning to Work," Associated Builders and Contractors Florida Gulf Coast Chapter, May 6, 2020
    • Speaker, Webinar, "Families First Coronavirus Response Act and the CARES Act – What You Need to Know Now," Episcopal Diocese of Southwest Florida, April 17, 2020 
    • Speaker, Podcast, "Managing Employees During A Crisis," Associated Builders and Contractors Gulf Coast Chapter’s “ABC’s 3 Quick Things," April 17, 2020
    • Speaker, Webinar, "Taking a Knee to Free Speech: Understanding When Public Employees May Limit Free Speech," National Public Employer Labor Relations Association Training, April 17, 2020
    • Speaker, Webinar, “COVID-19 Impact on Employers and Employees: Just the Facts,” Thursday, March 26, 2020
    • Speaker, Webinar, Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act and the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act, Associated Builders and Contractors, Tuesday, March 24, 2020
    • Speaker, National Academy of Arbitrators Southeast Region Program, February 29, 2020
    • Speaker, "The Seven Deadly Sins of Just Cause – Arbitration Update," American Forest & Paper Association Employee Relations Program, September 26, 2019
    • Speaker, "Grievance Handling & Arbitration Simulation," Florida Public Employer Labor Relations Association, Florida Certified Labor Relations Professional Program, September 13, 2019
    • Speaker, "Diversity Programs, EEO Reporting, and the Real World,” Florida Department of Health, June 26, 2019
    • Speaker, “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
    • Speaker, “Just Culture Policies – What You Need To Know,” ABA 10th Annual Section of Labor and Employment Law Conference, November 2016
    • Speaker, “How social is your Media?” 39th Annual Local Government Law in Florida, May 2016
    • Speaker, “The Impact of Social Media on the Public Sector Workplace,” FPERLA, February 2016
    • Speaker, “Labor Pains,” HR Florida 2012 Conference & Expo, sponsored by the HR Florida State Council, September 2015
    • Speaker, “What to Expect When Your Employee is Expecting,” Audio Solutionz Webinar, July 2015
    • Speaker, Presidential Show Case, sponsored by The Florida Bar Labor & Employment Law Section, June 2015
    • Speaker, Advanced Labor Topics, sponsored by The Florida Bar Continuing Legal Education Committee and the Labor and Employment Law Section, May 2015
    • Speaker, 38th Annual PELRF Lecture Program, sponsored by The Florida Bar, September 2012
    • Speaker, HR Florida 2012 Conference & Expo, sponsored by the HR Florida State Council, August 2012
    • Speaker, HR Florida 2012 Conference & Expo, sponsored by the HR Florida State Council, August 2011
    • Speaker, Presidential Show Case, sponsored by The Florida Bar Labor & Employment Law Section, June 2011
    • Speaker, 36th Annual PELRF Lecture Program, sponsored by The Florida Bar, September 2010
    • Speaker, Advanced Labor Topics, sponsored by The Florida Bar Continuing Legal Education Committee and the Labor and Employment Law Section, April 2010
    • Speaker, Workplace Partners (Current Trend in Healthcare Wage & Hour), March 2010
    • Speaker, HR Florida 2009 Conference & Expo, sponsored by the HR Florida State Council, August 2009
    • Speaker, 2009 Annual Convention Florida Bar Presidential Showcase, June 2009
    • Speaker, Open Meetings, FOIA & Managing Electronic Records Seminar, September 2008
    • Speaker, Florida Public Personnel Association’s Annual Conference on FLSA Update, July 2008
    • Speaker, Advanced Labor Topics, sponsored by The Florida Bar Continuing Legal Education Committee and the Labor and Employment Law Section, May 2008
    • Program Chair, Advanced Labor Topics, sponsored by The Florida Bar Continuing Legal Education Committee and the Labor and Employment Law Section, May 2006
    • Speaker, FMLA Update Program, sponsored by the Council on Education in Management Employment Law Certification, October 2005
    • Speaker, Education in Management Employment Law Certification FMLA Update program, October 2005
    • Speaker, The 2005 Florida ADA Working Group Conference, sponsored by Governor’s Americans with Disabilities Act Working Group, August 2005
    • Speaker, American Bar Association Annual Meeting in Chicago, IL, August 2005
    • Speaker, Payroll Basics in Florida Seminar, April 2005
    • Speaker, Civil Rights in Employment Law Section Seminar, sponsored by the Hillsborough County Bar Association, January 2005
    • Speaker, Council’s Employment Law Certificate Program for HR Professionals, December 2004
    • Speaker, Advanced Labor Topics, sponsored by The Florida Bar Continuing Legal Education Committee and the Labor and Employment Law Section, April 2004
    • Speaker, Advanced Labor Topics, sponsored by The Florida Bar Continuing Legal Education Committee and the Labor and Employment Law Section, May 2003
    • Speaker, Stetson University College of Law at Employment Law Trial Skills Program, July 1999, July 2000 and July 2002
    • Speaker, Sarasota County Bar Association on Practicing Labor and Employment Law in Federal Court, April 2000
    • Moderator, American Bar Association EEO Basics Program at the Regional Institute on EEO Basics, Tampa, Florida, April 1999
    • Speaker, numerous Council on Education in Management and Lorman Business Law programs, 1996 - present
    • Speaker, "Personnel Law Update,” Florida Institute on Local Government, Crystal River, Florida, May 31, 1996
    • Speaker, Labor and Employment Law Issues, School Law Conference, January 1996
    • Speaker, "Compensatory and Punitive Damages in Employment Discrimination Cases," The Florida Bar Litigation Seminar, sponsored by the Labor and Employment Law Section, September 1995
    • Speaker, "Due Process," Florida Pass Conference, April 1995
    • Speaker, "Employment Torts in Florida,” Employment Law Seminar program, Stetson University College of Law, March 1995