Sarah P. Reiner - Attorney at Law

Sarah P. Reiner Attorney At Law

Sarah P. Reiner - Attorney at Law


T 407-843-8880
F 407-244-5690
D 407-244-5650
Orlando 301 East Pine Street Suite 1400 Orlando, Florida 32801

T 813-273-5000
F 813-273-5145
Tampa 401 East Jackson Street Suite 2700 Tampa, Florida 33602

Sarah practices in the areas of employment law and commercial litigation. Her employment practice centers on the defense of employment-related actions at the agency, state and federal levels. She is well-versed in the handling of employment contract and noncompetition disputes and sexual harassment, whistleblower, discrimination and retaliation claims, as well as actions arising under the Fair Labor Standards Act (wage and hour claims), the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Family Medical Leave Act and various other federal, state and local employment laws. Sarah also assists her clients with the handling of those day-to-day issues that arise in the employment and business contexts including: the development and drafting of employment policies and procedures; the drafting of employment agreements and restrictive covenant (noncompete, nonsolicit and nondisclosure) agreements; the investigation of employee complaints; the evaluation and management of complex employee relations, employee performance, and separation and severance issues; and DOL audits. Sarah’s employment practice also involves counseling employers on issues related to the impact of cannabis in the workplace, and the evolving cannabis industry.  

  • Background

    Sarah is a long-time resident of the Orlando area who began her law practice in the areas of corporate and business law (and later, employment law) after graduating from the University of Florida Levin College of Law in 2001. While in law school, Sarah participated in UF’s Gator TeamChild Clinic, representing children in dependency and delinquency cases, and following her return to Orlando, she served as a Guardian ad Litem.

    After years of continuing involvement in a local non-profit organization providing services to children and their families, Sarah recently obtained a Certificate in Special Education Advocacy from The William & Mary Law Institute. Sarah also now serves the children and families of the Central Florida community as a foster parent.

  • Education
    • University of Florida, B.A. (magna cum laude, 1998)
      • Florida Blue Key, Member, 1997
    • University of Florida, College of Law, J.D. (cum laude, 2001)
      • Gator Team Child Clinic (2001)
  • Certifications
    • William and Mary Law School, PELE Institute in Special Education Advocacy, Certificate in Special Education Advocacy
  • Admissions
    • Florida
    • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida, 2003
    • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida, 2004
    • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida, 2010
    • U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit, 2008
  • Professional Associations & Memberships
    • The Florida Bar
      • Labor and Employment Law Section, Member
    • Employment Law Alliance, Member
    • Federal Bar Association, Member
    • Central Florida Association of Women Lawyers
      • Board of Directors, 2005-2009
      • President, 2007-2008
    • Orange County Bar Association
      • Labor & Employment Committee, Co-Chair, 2012-2013
      • The Briefs, OCBA newsletter
      • Former Co-Editor
      • Former Associate Editor
    • OCBA Young Lawyers Section
      • Board of Directors, Secretary 2005-2008 (three terms)
    • Florida Association of Women Lawyers
    • George C. Young First Central Florida American Inn of Court #123
    • Society for Human Resource Management, Member

  • Awards & Recognitions
    • "Star of the Bar," Orange County Bar Association, 2018
    • Orlando Business Journal, Women Who Mean Business Nominee, 2013
    • Florida Trend, Legal Elite, 2010
  • Articles & Publications
  • Presentations & Seminars
    • MSPA Americas Surviving and Thriving Post-COVID Strategic Summit, November 8, 2020
    • "Don't Get Spooked: 2020 Elections and the law," Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) Virtual Event, October 29, 2020
    • “Key Workplace Issues in the Time of Covid and Beyond," Florida Insurance Trust Virtual Conference, October 16, 2020
    • "Reopening the Workplace: Are You and Your Employees Prepared?," COVID-19 Conversations Webinar Series, June 8, 2020
    • "Mental Health and Wellness in the Virtual Workplace," Employment Law Alliance Webinar, April 28, 2020
    • "Families First Coronavirus Response Act and Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES)," Central Florida Development Council Webinar, April 9, 2020
    • "Families First (Paid leave) Legislation and CARES Act," National Association of Truck Stop Operators (NATSO) Webinar, April 9, 2020
    • "Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) and Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act," Town of Windermere Virtual Town Hall Meeting, April 6, 2020
    • "Medical Marijuana in the Workplace," Coral Springs Regional Chamber's Biz Academy (CSRCBA), Coral Springs, Florida, March 5, 2020
    • “State Law Update,” GrayRobinson 22nd Annual Employment Law Seminar, Orlando, April 4, 2019
    • "Sexual Harassment: Fostering a Reporting-Friendly Climate,” Central Florida Chapter for the Association of Legal Administrators, Orlando, February 20, 2019
    • “The Professional Workplace – How Knowing and Complying with Workplace Policies and Procedures Creates a Positive Work Environment” – Client Employee Training, February, 2019
    • "Workplace Policies, Training and Recommendations," GrayRobinson 21st Annual Employment Law Seminar, Orlando, April 5, 2018
    • "ADA Developments," GrayRobinson 20th Annual Employment Law Seminar, Orlando, April 6, 2017
    • "Equal Employment Opportunity Update," GrayRobinson 19th Annual Employment Law Seminar, Orlando, April 7, 2016
    • Live Interactive Webinar, "Religious Workplace Accommodations: The U.S. Supreme Court's Decision in Abercrombie & Fitch," Employment Law Alliance, June 30, 2015
    • “Fielding the Right Team: Employee Hiring, Orientation and Separations,” The Guardian Foundation/Health Systems 11th Annual Risk Management Conference, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, April 15-17, 2015
    • "Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Update," GrayRobinson 18th Annual Employment Law Orlando Seminar, March 12, 2015
    • "Privacy v. the Employer's Right to Know: Hot Issues that Straddle the Can-Am Border," Employment Law Alliance, December 4, 2014
  • Civic
    • For over 10 years Sarah served as a member of the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee for BETA Center, a Central Florida non-profit organization that provided parenting and educational assistance to young teenage mothers and their children. In 2016 Beta Center merged with UCP of Central Florida, another outstanding Central Florida organization serving children and families.
    • Sarah has also served pro bono as a Guardian ad Litem for children in dependency cases, and as an instructor in the Teen Parent Program through the Legal Aid Society of the Orange County Bar Association. 
  • Media Mentions