William E. "Bill" Grob

William E. "Bill" Grob

Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.

Recognized since 2012

Tampa, Florida

Practice Areas

Employment Law - Management

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Bill Grob focuses his practice exclusively on labor and employment law representing management. He has served as lead trial counsel in cases in federal and state courts, and has extensive experience as lead counsel in a variety of labor and employment matters, including numerous collective actions, involving wage/hour and overtime litigation, race discrimination, disability discrimination, leave issues and harassment. Much of Bill’s practice involves enforcing and defending non-compete covenants, obtaining injunctions, litigating employment issues, and representing staffing companies, restaurants, and employee leasing companies. Bill has also been a featured speaker at numerous employment and education law-related seminars for managers and organizations throughout Florida and the Southeast.Bill formerly served as a member of the Board of Trustees for the Polk Theatre in Lakeland, Florida for six years; was Legislative Chair, President and currently is the Immediate Past President of the Suncoast Human Resource Management Association (SHRMA) and is the former co-chair for the Labor & Employment Section of the Hillsborough County Bar Association (HCBA).Before graduating from high school, Bill worked with his father in the family business involving the sales and reconditioning of athletic equipment. After college, Bill worked in human resource management and operations for approximately five years. During law school he served as a law clerk for the Georgia Supreme Court and Georgia Court of Appeals, and he worked in the labor and employment section of the United States Department of Health and Human Services Regional Office of General Counsel in Atlanta.

Contact & Links


  • 100 North Tampa Street, Suite 3600
    Tampa, FL 33602


  • Georgia State University , J.D., graduated 2000
  • University of Florida, BA, graduated 1988
  • University of South Florida, MPA, graduated 1986

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, The Florida Bar
  • Georgia, State Bar of Georgia


  • Florida Leadership Council for HR Florida - Member
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association - Member
  • Polk Theatre in Lakeland, Florida - Former member of the Board of Trustees
  • Suncoast Human Resource Management Association - Legislative Chair, President, Past President

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2022 for work in:

  • Employment Law - Management

Special Focus

  • COVID-19


  • Selected as one of Florida's Top Attorneys in Employment Law by Florida Elite Magazine

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