Luis A. Santos

Luis A. Santos


Recognized since 2021

Tampa, Florida

Practice Areas

Employment Law - Management

Labor Law - Union

Litigation - Labor and Employment

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Luis Santos has a unique understanding of the administrative and legal challenges faced by clients in industries like hospitality, retail, restaurant, and grocery. His previous experience as a hospitality and grocery employee gives him a particularly unique insider’s perspective.

Prior to attending law school, Luis worked for many years in hospitality management. He began as a front desk clerk and worked himself up to the position of assistant hotel manager. Luis also worked as a grocery store cashier. After becoming a lawyer, he wanted to continue helping companies in those industries with their employment-related issues.

Luis regularly represents clients in the restaurant and food service industry. As co-chair of FordHarrison’s Restaurant Practice Group, Luis has extensive experience addressing the challenges faced by employers in this industry. Additionally, Luis represents employers in a wide variety of industries, including, transportation, healthcare, and insurance, in all facets of employment law, including wage and hour disputes, discrimination claims, union avoidance, and regulatory compliance.

Luis is fluent reading and writing in Spanish. He often uses his bilingual skills to train and educate Hispanic management and staff in their native language. Luis also serves as FordHarrison’s Deputy Diversity Partner and is focused on recruiting and mentoring diverse attorneys with a particular emphasis on Hispanic outreach.

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  • 401 East Jackson Street, Suite 2500
    Tampa, FL 33602

Headquarters: Atlanta, Georgia

56 The Best Lawyers in America® awards

23 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America awards

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

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

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