Peter W. Zinober - Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Peter W. Zinober

Listed in Best Lawyers since 1989
Phone: 813-318-5725

Peter W. Zinober is a labor and employment lawyer specializing in the defense of employment discrimination cases in state and federal court, both jury and non-jury, as well as wage and hour, disability discrimination, age and all other types of employment litigation. Pete also specializes in "traditional" labor management relations law, including the representation of employers in connection with unfair labor practice and representation case proceedings before the National Labor Relations Board, labor and non-union arbitrations, collective bargaining and counseling.

University of FloridaJ.D. 1969University of FloridaBA 1965George Washington UniversityLL.M 1971
The College Of Labor And Employment LawyersAmerican Bar AssociationAcademy of Florida Management AttorneysCity of Tampa Mayor's Public Art CommitteeAmerican Bar FoundationEqual Employment Opportunity Commission, Tampa Area Office Advisory CommitteeBoard of Trustees, University of Florida Levin College of LawAmerican Board of Trial AdvocatesCEO Council of Tampa Bay

Case History

Other Court Admissions
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Maine
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
  • Supreme Court of Florida
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims
  • Board Certified Labor and Employment Lawyer, Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education


Areas of Concentration
  • Jury and non-jury litigation in state and federal courts of employment discrimination, civil rights, wage and hour, FMLA, employment and contract and tort litigation and other types of employment cases
  • Proceedings before the National Labor Relations Board and parallel state agencies, including unfair labor practice and union representation cases
  • Labor and non-union arbitrations
  • Administrative investigations before local, state and federal equal employment opportunity agencies and litigation before such agencies
  • Collective bargaining
  • Labor and employment law drafting and counseling
Court Decisions and Orders Available on Westlaw:
  • Rogers v. KAR Holdings, Inc., Slip Copy, 2008 WL 4059767, M.D.Fla., August 27, 2008 (NO. 8:08-CV-602-T-30TGW)
  • McIntyre v. Delhaize America, Inc., Slip Copy, 2009 WL 1039557, M.D.Fla., April 17, 2009 (NO. 8:07-CV-2370T30TBM)
  • Stone v. Geico General Ins. Co., 279 Fed.Appx. 821, 2008 WL 2191777, (Not Selected for publication in the Federal Reporter), C.A.11 (Fla.), May 28, 2008 (NO. 06-15470)
  • McCoy v. Geico General Ins. Co., F.Supp.2d ----, 2007 WL 187019, 34 NDLR P 40, M.D.Fla., January 22, 2007 (NO. 8:05-CV-924-T-27MAP)
  • Carlisle v. Sallie Mae, Inc., Slip Copy, 2007 WL 141138, 20 Fla. L. Weekly Fed. D 343, N.D.Fla., January 17, 2007 (NO. 5:05 CV 188 MCR EMT)
  • Frazier v. T-Mobile USA, Inc., 495 F.Supp.2d 1185, M.D.Fla., November 04, 2003 (NO. 3:03-CV-764J20MMH)
  • E.E.O.C. v. Rio Bravo Intern., Inc., Not Reported in F.Supp.2d, 2003 WL 21981985, 84 Empl. Prac. Dec. P 41,501, 16 Fla. L. Weekly Fed. D 505, M.D.Fla., June 18, 2003 (NO. 8:99CV1371T17MAP)
  • U.S. E.E.O.C. v. Enterprise Leasing Co., Inc., Not Reported in F.Supp.2d, 2003 WL 21659097, 84 Empl. Prac. Dec. P 41,405, 16 Fla. L. Weekly Fed. D 640, M.D.Fla., May 16, 2003 (NO. 8:00CV2012T24EAD)
  • E.E.O.C. v. Rio Bravo Intern., Inc., Not Reported in F.Supp.2d, 2003 WL 21981981, 84 Empl. Prac. Dec. P 41,500, 16 Fla. L. Weekly Fed. D 504, M.D.Fla., March 20, 2003 (NO. 8:99CV1371T17MAP)
Part 2
  • Jones v. Lakeland Regional Medical Center, 805 So.2d 940, 87 Fair Empl.Prac.Cas. (BNA) 337, 26 Fla. L. Weekly D2660, Fla.App. 2 Dist., November 09, 2001 (NO. 2D01-290)
  • Colon v. Environmental Technologies, Inc.,184 F.Supp.2d 1210, 87 Fair Empl.Prac.Cas. (BNA) 702, 15 Fla. L. Weekly Fed. D 34, M.D.Fla., November 06, 2001 (NO. 8:00-CV-1219-T-MSS)
  • Hipp v. Liberty Nat. Life Ins. Co., 252 F.3d 1208, 80 Empl. Prac. Dec. P 40,646, 14 Fla. L. Weekly Fed. C 747, C.A.11 (Fla.), May 29, 2001 (NO. 99-10699)
  • Chase v. Orkin Exterminating Co., Inc., 12 F.Supp.2d 1315, 76 Empl. Prac. Dec. P 46,022, 11 Fla. L. Weekly Fed. D 859, M.D.Fla., July 22, 1998 (NO. 96-1001-CIV-ORL-18)
  • Wideman v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., 141 F.3d 1453, 76 Fair Empl.Prac.Cas. (BNA) 1506, 73 Empl. Prac. Dec. P 45,384, 11 Fla. L. Weekly Fed. C 1406, C.A.11 (Fla.), May 27, 1998
  • Browning v. AT&T Paradyne, 120 F.3d 222, 74 Fair Empl.Prac.Cas. (BNA) 1227, 71 Empl. Prac. Dec. P 44,930, 11 Fla. L. Weekly Fed. C 356, C.A.11 (Fla.), August 22, 1997 (NO. 96-3070)
  • Pilkington v. United Airlines, 112 F.3d 1532, 155 L.R.R.M. (BNA) 2321, 135 Lab.Cas. P 58,410, RICO Bus.Disp.Guide 9280, 10 Fla. L. Weekly Fed. C 942, C.A.11 (Fla.), May 22, 1997 (NO. 96-2539)
  • Garrison v. City of Lakeland, 954 F.Supp. 246, 156 L.R.R.M. (BNA) 2650, M.D.Fla., January 13, 1997 (NO. 96-2406-CIV-T-23E)
  • Ayers v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., 941 F.Supp. 1163, M.D.Fla., July 29, 1996 (NO. 95-121-CIV-ORL-22)
  • Pilkington v. United Airlines, Inc., 921 F.Supp. 740, 152 L.R.R.M. (BNA) 2307, RICO Bus.Disp.Guide 9075, M.D.Fla., March 27, 1996 (NO. 92-1032-CIV-T-17B)
Part 3
  • Pyles v. United Air Lines, Inc., 79 F.3d 1046, 151 L.R.R.M. (BNA) 2818, 131 Lab.Cas. P 11,529, C.A.11 (Fla.), March 20, 1996 (NO. 93-4920)
  • Harding v. Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc., 907 F.Supp. 386, 5 A.D. Cases 129, 13 A.D.D. 833, 7 NDLR P 260, M.D.Fla., November 28, 1995 (NO. 95-1014-CIV-T-17(E))
  • Cramer v. State of Fla., 885 F.Supp. 1545, 4 A.D. Cases 687, 9 A.D.D. 846, 6 NDLR P 312, M.D.Fla., May 10, 1995 (NO. 94-1995-CIV-T-21A)
  • Ellen S. v. Florida Bd. of Bar Examiners, 859 F.Supp. 1489, 63 USLW 2101, 3 A.D. Cases 908, 6 A.D.D. 40, 5 NDLR P 202, S.D.Fla., August 01, 1994 (NO. 94-0429-CIV-KING)
  • Caprio v. American Airlines, Inc., 848 F.Supp. 1528, M.D.Fla., March 25, 1994 (NO. 92-143-CIV-FTM-17)
  • 57. Communication Workers of America v. AT&T Paradyne Corp., Not Reported in F.Supp., 1993 WL 76214, 144 L.R.R.M. (BNA) 2742, E.D.Pa., March 16, 1993 (NO. CIV. A. 92-7430)
  • Housing Authority of City of St. Petersburg v. White, 617 So.2d 717, 18 Fla. L. Weekly D480, Fla.App. 2 Dist., February 12, 1993 (NO. 92-03440)
  • Hill v. Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc., 934 F.2d 1518, 119 Lab.Cas. P 10,839, 6 IER Cases 1068, 7 IER Cases 1671, C.A.11 (Fla.), July 10, 1991 (NO. 89-3719, 90-3510)
  • Williams v. American Tel. and Tel. Co., 134 F.R.D. 302, M.D.Fla., February 05, 1991 (NO. 89-969-CIV-J-12)
  • Weinsheimer v. Rockwell Intern. Corp., 754 F.Supp. 1559, 54 Fair Empl.Prac.Cas. (BNA) 828, 55 Empl. Prac. Dec. P 40,469, M.D.Fla., November 23, 1990 (NO. 88-73-CIV-ORL-19)
  • Hill v. Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc., 721 F.Supp. 1226, 113 Lab.Cas. P 11,639, 4 IER Cases 1014, M.D.Fla., July 18, 1989 (NO. 88-91-CIV-T-13(A))
Part 4

  • Salazar v. American Tel. & Tel. Co., 715 F.Supp. 351, 50 Fair Empl.Prac.Cas. (BNA) 68, 51 Empl. Prac. Dec. P 39,241, S.D.Fla., May 30, 1989 (NO. 88-1043-CIV-NESBITT)
  • Hill v. Winn-Dixie, Not Reported in F.Supp., 1990 WL 126471, 118 Lab.Cas. P 10,718, 5 IER Cases 842, M.D.Fla., May 11, 1990 (NO. 88-91-CIV-T-13(A))
  • Munsey v. General Telephone Co. of Florida, 538 So.2d 1328, 14 Fla. L. Weekly 503, Fla.App. 2 Dist., February 17, 1989 (NO. 87-1114, 87-3051)
  • Hill v. Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc., 699 F.Supp. 876, 109 Lab.Cas. P 55,898, 3 IER Cases 433, M.D.Fla., April 14, 1988 (NO. 88-91-CIV-T-13(A))
  • Hillsborough County Governmental Employees Ass'n, Inc. v. Hillsborough County Aviation Authority, 522 So.2d 358, 13 Fla. L. Weekly 199, Fla., March 17, 1988 (NO. 68,336)
  • Studstill v. Borg Warner Leasing, a Div. of Borg Warner Acceptance Corp., 806 F.2d 1005, 50 Fair Empl.Prac.Cas. (BNA) 427, 42 Empl. Prac. Dec. P 36,759, 6 Fed.R.Serv.3d 834, C.A.11 (Fla.), December 22, 1986 (NO. 86-3450)
  • Brown v. Winn-Dixie Montgomery, Inc., 469 So.2d 155, 50 Fair Empl.Prac.Cas. (BNA) 458, 10 Fla. L. Weekly 1129, Fla.App. 1 Dist., May 07, 1985 (NO. AL-219)
  • Housing Authority of City of Tampa v. Robinson, 464 So.2d 158, 10 Fla. L. Weekly 205, Fla.App. 2 Dist., January 18, 1985 (NO. 83-1566)
  • The Florida Bar, 438 So.2d 371, Fla., September 01, 1983 (NO. 63,154)
  • Brown v. Winn-Dixie Montgomery, Inc., 427 So.2d 1065, 31 Empl. Prac. Dec. P 33,577, Fla.App. 1 Dist., March 09, 1983 (NO. AL-219)
  • Decker v. Anheuser-Busch, 558 F.Supp. 445, 31 Fair Empl.Prac.Cas. (BNA) 446, 33 Empl. Prac. Dec. P 34,032, M.D.Fla., February 18, 1983 (NO. 76-379-CIV-T-GC)
Part 5
  • Robbins v. White-Wilson Medical Clinic, Inc., 682 F.2d 503, 29 Fair Empl.Prac.Cas. (BNA) 824, 29 Empl. Prac. Dec. P 32,989, C.A.5 (Fla.), August 12, 1982 (NO. 80-5442)
  • Decker v. Anheuser-Busch, 670 F.2d 506, 28 Fair Empl.Prac.Cas. (BNA) 559, 28 Empl. Prac. Dec. P 32,536, C.A.5 (Fla.), March 15, 1982 (NO. 78-3493)
  • The Florida Bar, 414 So.2d 490, Fla., January 28, 1982 (NO. 54,081-A)
  • Robbins v. White-Wilson Medical Clinic, Inc., 660 F.2d 1064, 27 Fair Empl.Prac.Cas. (BNA) 225, 27 Empl. Prac. Dec. P 32,209, C.A.5 (Fla.), November 12, 1981 (NO. 80-5442
  • Decker v. Anheuser-Busch, 656 F.2d 965, 26 Fair Empl.Prac.Cas. (BNA) 1515, C.A.5 (Fla.), August 31, 1981 (NO. 78-3493)
  • The Florida Bar, 400 So.2d 948, Fla., June 18, 1981 (NO. 60,325)
  • Lord v. Local Union No. 2088, Intern. Broth. of Elec. Workers, AFL-CIO, 646 F.2d 1057, 107 L.R.R.M. (BNA) 2662, 91 Lab.Cas. P 12,794, C.A.5 (Fla.), June 04, 1981 (NO. 80-5010)
  • The Florida Bar, 398 So.2d 1358, Fla., May 21, 1981 (NO. 59,066)
  • The Florida Bar Re Amendment to Integration Rule, 399 So.2d 1385, Fla., May 21, 1981 (NO. 54081)
  • The Florida Bar Re Amendment to Bylaws, 400 So.2d 942, Fla., May 21, 1981 (NO. 59685)
  • Robbins v. White-Wilson Medical Clinic, Inc., 645 F.2d 252, 27 Fair Empl.Prac.Cas. (BNA) 109, C.A.5 (Fla.), April 17, 1981 (NO. 80-5442)
  • Decker v. Anheuser-Busch, 632 F.2d 1221, 24 Fair Empl.Prac.Cas. (BNA) 888, 24 Empl. Prac. Dec. P 31,413, C.A.5 (Fla.), December 17, 1980 (NO. 78-3493)
  • 101. Gould, Inc. v. N.L.R.B., 610 F.2d 316, 103 L.R.R.M. (BNA) 2385, 87 Lab.Cas. P 11,792, C.A.5, January 24, 1980 (NO. 78-2792)
  • Lord v. Local Union No. 2088, 481 F.Supp. 419, 103 L.R.R.M. (BNA) 2695, 87 Lab.Cas. P 11,741, M.D.Fla., November 29, 1979 (NO. 79-72-ORL-CIV-Y)
NLRB Decisions and Orders Available on Westlaw:
  • International Ship Repair & Marine Services, Inc., 329 NLRB No. 27, 329 NLRB 213, 169 L.R.R.M. (BNA) 1320, 1999 WL 33458978, (N.L.R.B.), September 23, 1999, Cases 12-CA-18879 and 12-RC-08105
  • International Ship Repair & Marine Services, Inc. and Tampa Metal Trades Council, AFL-CIO, 1999 WL 33452965, (N.L.R.B. Div. of Judges), February 17, 1999, Cases 12-CA-18879
  • Humana Hospital-Brandon, 282 NLRB No. 163, 282 NLRB 1184, 125 L.R.R.M. (BNA) 1048, 1986-87 NLRB Dec. P 18579, 1987 WL 90218, (N.L.R.B.), February 10, 1987, Case 12-CA-11441
  • Walt Disney World Co. and United Food and Commercial Workers Union, Local 1625, 2009 WL 1564157, (N.L.R.B. Div. of Judges), June 02, 2009, Case 12-CA-25889

Office Location

101 East Kennedy Boulevard, Suite 1900
Tampa, FL 33602
United States


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Practice Areas

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