Kevin D. Zwetsch - Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.

Kevin D. Zwetsch

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2006
Phone: 813-221-7248

Mr. Zwetsch is a litigator, counselor, and business advisor.  He combines a diverse background in employment law and human resource management to defend and counsel employers facing employment litigation, complex and changing employment laws, and countless workplace issues. He has tried and won jury trials, administrative hearings, and arbitrations; prosecuted and defended trade secret and no-compete cases; responded to local and national investigations by government agencies; and counseled employers on issues ranging from sexual harassment, workplace violence, staff reductions, discipline and discharge, policy changes, union election campaigns, employee theft and fraud, wage and hour laws, FMLA/ADA/USERRA issues, buying and selling businesses, and compliance with all major employment laws.  He also defends property owners facing legal claims under Title III of the ADA and fair housing laws.After studying industrial and labor relations in college Mr. Zwetsch held leadership roles in human resources in the oil exploration, chemical, food manufacturing, and banking industries.  He left the corporate world to attend law school, a lifelong goal, and graduated at the top of his law school class.  He was among the first group of lawyers certified by The Florida Bar as a specialist in labor and employment law in 2001.  Before joining Ogletree Deakins he was a shareholder at a prestigious Florida law firm, where he practiced law for 17 years. He has been rated at the highest level by peers and lawyer rating organizations including Best Lawyers in America, Chambers USA, and Martindale-Hubbell (AV rated).

Cornell UniversityBS 1982University of FloridaJ.D. 1992
Florida Bar AssociationHillsborough County Bar AssociationOrange County Bar Association

Case History

Recent Success — Mr. Zwetsch has litigated all type of employment law disputes, including class and collective actions under federal and state wage and hour laws, whistleblower claims, False Claim Act including qui tam, single and multi-plaintiff employment discrimination claims, ERISA employee benefit claims, no-compete and employee contract claims, sexual, racial and disability harassment claims, FMLA and ADA claims, and retaliation claims.  He has also defended employers before federal, state, and local agencies including the EEOC, NLRB, DOL, OSHA, and Florida DOAH.  His experience spans many industry groups including hospitality, retail, manufacturing, construction, software, medical, insurance, banking, securities, transportation, pharmaceutical, defense, restaurants and entertainment.  His clients include Fortune 500 companies, regional businesses, small businesses, entrepreneurs, and professionals.
Other Court Admissions
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Middle, Northern and Southern Districts of Florida

Office Location

100 North Tampa Street, Suite 3600
Tampa, FL 33602
United States

Practice Areas

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

Other Information

Gender: Male