Phyllis Towzey is the first-ever attorney from a St. Petersburg-based firm and among the first 62 attorneys anywhere to be board-certified by The Florida Bar in Labor and Employment Law. She is a litigator specializing in employment law. Her firm provides employment law service to business owners, medical groups, physicians, nonprofits, executives and professionals. Her practice includes trials in state and federal court and appeals. She is admitted to practice in all Florida Courts and the U.S. Court of Appeals, Third, Fourth, Ninth and Eleventh Circuits, and the U.S. Court for the Middle District of Florida and the Southern District of Florida. Ms. Towzey provides counseling to businesses regarding compliance with federal and state laws and regulations affecting labor and employment, and offers management seminars targeted at employment litigation risk management. She is a chapter author for Personnel Law Update, Certificate in Human Resource Management, and Employment Law Hot Topics, all published by the Council on Education In Management. For the best selling novel, Nothing To Fear, by Karen Rose, she served as technical advisor. Ms. Towzey served on the Board and Audit Committee for Chase Federal Bank Miami before its ssale to Bank of America. Ms. Towzey was founding member of Stein, Ford, Schaaf & Towzey, LLP, St. Petersburg. She is former senior litigation associate for what is now DLA Piper. She interned with Judge Delores K. Sloviter, Chief Judge, the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. She received her JD (with honors) in 1987 from Rutgers Law School, where she was Articles editor of the Rutgers Law Journal.