Highly adept litigator representing businesses and government agencies across Florida at the trial and appellate levels. Known for enterprise impact and expertise in employment law matters.
Thomasina Moore counsels government agencies and businesses on employment matters involving employee relations issues, policy development, and compliance with federal, state, and local laws, including those involving race, age, religious, national origin, and sex discrimination; sexual harassment; alleged violations of ADA; wrongful terminations; breach of contract; Florida Whistleblower Act; and FLSA and FMLA violations. In addition to her extensive labor and employment law practice, her diverse legal background also comprises appellate law, juvenile law, ethics and public records, and government contracting matters. Board certified by The Florida Bar in appellate practice and juvenile law, she has handled dozens of complex appeals and represents clients before all Florida District Courts, the Florida Supreme Court, and the Supreme Court of the United States.
Thomasina dedicates her valuable legal skills to organizations in need of strategic and operational guidance to improve the quality of their legal representation and drive bottom-line revenue growth. Known for her exceptional leadership qualities, she works closely with clients to help strengthen and protect workplace frameworks within a legal context, advising on team performance, optimizing organizational structures, and upgrading reporting processes to accommodate the need for efficient business operations.
Prior to joining GrayRobinson, Thomasina served in successive legal management and pro bono director roles. Most notably, while at the Florida Statewide Guardian Ad Litem Office, she helped develop the “Defending Best Interests” initiative, which saved taxpayers millions of dollars by recruiting pro bono appellate attorneys to write briefs in termination of parental rights cases. The program was honored by Florida TaxWatch for efficiency in government. Thomasina regularly collaborates with GrayRobinson colleagues in government affairs and lobbying, labor and employment, and appellate practices to provide clients with the resources and relationships necessary for meaningful impact.
- Developed and presented a constitutional analysis on the scope of parental rights, which the Florida Department of Children and Families supported after taking a contrary position in prior district court cases. The Supreme Court adopted the argument, and the decision continues to positively impact thousands of children throughout Florida each year.
- Served on a committee charged with developing a rule for ineffective assistance of counsel in cases regarding the termination of parental rights. Authored the minority report and was chosen by the committee chair to argue its merits in the Supreme Court, which ultimately adopted a majority of the report.
- First District Appellate Inn of Court, Master of the Bench
- Florida TaxWatch Productivity Awards
- Defending Best Interests Project, 2018
- FAWL in Love with GAL, 2019
- Free Florida CLE: LeGAL Support for your Pro Bono Practice, 2020
- Florida Trend, Legal Elite, 2020-2021
- “Proceedings From Petition To Adjudicatory Hearing in Dependency Cases,” Florida Juvenile Law and Practice Vol. 16, 2022-2023
- “Postdisposition In Dependency Cases,” Florida Juvenile Law and Practice Vol. 16, 2022-2023
- "Practicing Before the Florida First District Court of Appeal 2022," Appellate Practice Section of The Florida Bar, April 8, 2022
- "Stare Decisis: Old Principle, New Views," Everything Old is new Again CLE Series presented by the Guardian ad Litem Program and the Pro Bono Committee of The Florida Bar’s APS, January 26, 2022
- "Personnel File --- People on the Move, September 8, 2023," News Service of Florida, September 8, 2023
- "Three GrayRobinson Attorneys Recognized by Florida Association for Women Lawyers at The Florida Bar Annual Convention," GrayRobinson Press Release, June 23, 2023
- "Briefcase," Tallahassee Democrat, January 6, 2022
- Florida Association for Women Lawyers
- Executive Board
- President-Elect, 2022-2023
- Legislative Director, 2020-2022
- The Florida Bar
- Advisory Committee, 2024 Pro Bono Service Awards
- Appellate Practice Section Executive Committee
- Legislative Committee, Co-Chair, 2021-2023
- Pro Bono Legal Services Committee
- J.D., Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad Law Center
- B.S., Legal Studies, Nova Southeastern University
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Judicial Circuit
- U.S. District Court, Middle, Northern, and Southern Districts of Florida
- U.S. Supreme Court