Gregory A. Hearing - Thompson, Sizemore, Gonzalez & Hearing, P.A.

Gregory A. Hearing

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2006

Hearing is the Managing Partner with the management labor and employment law firm of Thompson, Sizemore, Gonzalez & Hearing, P.A.  He has practiced management labor and employment law for his entire career.  He is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of the South where he graduated magna cum laude in 1986.  He received his law degree from the Florida State University College of Law cum laude in 1989, where he served on the Florida State University Law Review.   He has served on the Executive Council of the Labor and Employment Law Section of The Florida Bar since 2001.  He currently serves as Secretary/Treasurer for the Labor and Employment Law Section of The Florida Bar.  He has been Board Certified in Labor and Employment Law by The Florida Bar since the inception of board certification for labor and employment law by The Florida Bar and has previously served as Chair of the Committee for Board Certification in labor and employment law for The Florida Bar.  He is also Board Certified in Civil Trial by The Florida Bar since 2007.  He has achieved an “AV” rating in the Martindale-Hubbell legal directory, has been recognized as one of Florida’s “Legal Elite” by Florida Trend magazine and is listed in the publication The Best Lawyers in America. He is admitted before all Florida courts, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit and U.S. Supreme Court. He is a frequent lecturer and has authored many papers on labor and employment related topics.

Sewanee, The University of the SouthBA 1986Florida State University College of LawJ.D. 1989
Labor and Employment Law Section of The Florida BarFlorida Board of Bar ExaminersThe University of the SouthCollege of Labor and Employment LawyersEpiscopal Diocese of Southwest FloridaSt. John''s Episcopal Day School Board of DirectorsBoys and Girls Clubs of Tampa BayAssociated Builders and Contractors Gulf Coast Chapter

Case History

Schnitt v. Bubba Clem and Cox Radio — Defamation claim by radio personality and his wife against competing radio personality and broadcast company tried to a jury over 3 weeks resulting in a defense verdict. i represented the defendants.
White v. Progress Energy — Worker's compensation retaliation claim by former employee against Progress Energy tried to a jury verdict in favor of Progress Energy. I represented Progress Energy.
M.C.G. v. Hillsborough County School Board — Special education due process hearing lasting 33 days. I represented the school board which prevailed.

Office Location

One Tampa City Center, Suite 1600
201 North Franklin Street
Tampa, FL 33602
United States


Lawyer of the Year Awards

2017 Lawyer of the Year in Litigation - Labor and Employment of the Tampa Metro Area2016 Lawyer of the Year in Employment Law - Management of the Tampa Metro Area2013 Lawyer of the Year in Labor Law - Management of the Tampa Metro Area2012 Lawyer of the Year in Litigation - Labor and Employment of the Tampa Metro Area
Gregory A. Hearing has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2017!Gregory A. Hearing has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2016!Gregory A. Hearing has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2013!Gregory A. Hearing has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2012!

Practice Areas

Employment Law - Management
Labor Law - Management
Litigation - Labor and Employment

Other Information

Gender: Male