Joan M. Vecchioli

Joan M. Vecchioli


Johnson, Pope, Bokor, Ruppel & Burns LLP

Recognized since 2006

Clearwater, Florida

Practice Areas

Employment Law - Management

Labor Law - Management

Litigation - Labor and Employment

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2019 - Litigation - Labor and Employment Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2017 - Employment Law - Management Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2016 - Litigation - Labor and Employment
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Joan M. Vecchioli joined Johnson Pope in 1986 upon graduating with honors from Stetson University College of Law, where she was a member of the Law Review and competed on the Moot Court Board. She received her bachelor’s degree in economics from the College of William and Mary.

Since joining the firm, Joan has gained experience in the areas of commercial litigation, commercial real estate transactions, education, and labor and employment law. Currently, her practice focuses on labor and employment issues, commercial real estate, collaborative law, and mediation.

Joan has been certified by The Florida Bar in the area of labor and employment law and has successfully handled discrimination and harassment claims involving age, race, sex, religion, marital status, national origin and disability under local, state and federal laws. Additionally, she has drafted sexual harassment policies, drug testing policies, family and medical leave policies, employee termination agreements, personnel manuals and employee handbooks for use by Florida employers. Joan has also counseled clients on federal fair labor standards, employee applications and terminations, polygraph testing, unemployment compensation and employee benefits issues. Joan has taught employment discrimination and legal research and writing courses at Stetson University College of Law and St. Petersburg College (formerly SPJC). Joan has also lectured at seminars and published articles on various labor and employment issues.

Location

  • 911 Chestnut Street
    Clearwater, FL 33756

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2019 - Litigation - Labor and Employment Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2017 - Employment Law - Management Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2016 - Litigation - Labor and Employment

Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Litigation - Labor and Employment, St. Petersburg (2019)
  • Employment Law - Management, St. Petersburg (2017)
  • Litigation - Labor and Employment, St. Petersburg (2016)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers® in America 2023 for work in:

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

Special Focus

  • COVID-19
  • Management

Publications

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