Tony B. Griffin is a Board Certified Specialist in Labor & Employment Law, resident in the Tampa office. For over 35 years Mr. Griffin has represented private and public employers throughout the United States in labor relations and employment law matters exclusively, including:
- union representation and union organizing campaigns,
- unfair labor practice proceedings and strikes,
- collective bargaining negotiations and arbitrations,
- employment discrimination, harassment and retaliation issues,
- employment contracts, including non-compete agreements,
- Wage/Hour investigations, court actions, compliance and internal audits,
- employment policies and training,
- Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliance,
- administrative and court proceedings, and alleged wrongful discharge matters.
Mr. Griffin holds the Bachelor of Business Administration degree with honors in economics and political science from the University of West Georgia (1973). He holds the Juris Doctor law degree from the University of Georgia (1976).
Mr. Griffin is admitted to the State Bar of Georgia as well as the Florida Bar. He was an elected member of the Executive Council of the Labor and Employment Law Section of the Florida Bar for six years, and served six terms as Chair of the Wage/Hour Liaison Committee. As a member of the Hillsborough County Bar Association, Mr. Griffin served two terms as Chair of the Committee on Legal Economics and Technology and was Chair of the Labor and Employment Law Section.
An AV Preeminent rated attorney by Martindale Hubbell, Mr. Griffin has been listed in Who’s Who in American Law, since the 10th Edition, and has been selected by his peers for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America since 1999, published by Woodward/White, Inc. Mr. Griffin was in the first 2006, and all subsequent listings of Florida Super Lawyers, published by Law & Politics. He was among the first group of attorneys to be Board Certified as a specialist in labor and employment law by The Florida Bar in 2001 to date. Mr. Griffin was elected to the Academy of Florida Management Attorneys in 2003 and served several years as Co-Chair of its Wage and Hour Committee. He was also certified by the Supreme Court of Florida as a Circuit Civil Mediator in 2003, and by the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida in 2004.
Mr. Griffin has been an adjunct professor of Industrial Relations and Labor Law at the University of South Florida College of Business, as well as a speaker and workshop leader at numerous seminars, meetings and conferences on public and private sector labor relations and employment law.
J.D., University of Georgia, 1976
B.B.A., with honors, University of West Georgia, 1973
Admitted to Practice:
“Local Governments and the Fair Labor Standards Act: The Impact of Garcia v. SAMTA and the 1985 FLSA Amendments,” Stetson Law Review, Vol. XV, No. 3, Sept. 1986
“The Fair Labor Standards Act and Other Wage/Hour Laws,” Florida Small Business Practice Manual, The Florida Bar, Continuing Legal Education, First Edition 1986, Second Edition 1991, Third Edition 1995, and Fourth Edition 1999
Wage and Hour Answer Book, Aspen Publishing, Inc., May 2000
Wage and Hour Answer Book, Second Edition, Aspen Publishing, Inc., November 2004
Academy of Florida Management Attorneys, American Bar Association (Labor and Employment Law Section), Hillsborough County Bar Association, The Florida Bar (Labor and Employment Law Section), Florida Academy of Professional Mediators.