Tammie is an experienced labor and employment lawyer with a broad scope of practice that includes both litigation and traditional labor law. Tammie has represented clients in both union and union-free environments, providing legal counseling and support to meet the client's objectives. Her experience includes providing legal representation throughout collective bargaining, arbitrations, NLRB trials, and union campaigns. Tammie also frequently represents clients in employment litigation, having successfully defended a broad array of claims including discrimination, harassment, retaliation, whistle-blower, and wage and hour, and she has tried cases to both federal and state court juries. Tammie's practice crosses a number of industries, although she focuses primarily on healthcare, hospitality, retail, education, and professional employer organizations. She also enjoys lecturing and training, and has presented a wide variety of topics to clients as well as industry organizations. Tammie is Florida Bar Certified in Labor and Employment Law. She is a member of the firm's Healthcare Practice Group, and she serves on the Labor Lawyers Advisory Committee for CUE. Tammie is actively involved in the Tampa Bay area, and is a graduate of Leadership Tampa Bay. Representative Experience » Provided legal representation to a hospital system in an organizing drive that ended with the union's withdrawal of the petition. » Acted as lead negotiator for collective bargaining agreements for 19 Florida hospitals. » Provided legal counseling to a large airline in post-merger union organizing drive. » Managed large team of attorneys providing legal representation to multiple hospitals in concurrent union campaigns in neutral environment.
Acted as lead trial counsel for a large hospital system sued for discrimination and retaliation claims under the Florida Civil Rights Act. » Per Florida Bar rules, information on litigation and other legal successes has not been disclosed but is available upon request. Honors & Awards » "2017 Women in the Law" by Best Lawyers magazine. » "Florida Super Lawyers," Super Lawyers magazine. » 2016 Tampa Lawyer of the Year – Labor Law – Management by The Best Lawyers in America. » 2015 Tampa Lawyer of the Year - Employment Law – Management by The Best Lawyers in America. » The Best Lawyers in America – Labor and Employment Law (2008-2019). » "Florida Legal Elite" by Florida Trend magazine. » "Up and Coming" lawyer, Florida's Legal Elite by Florida Trend. » "Best Lawyer" by Florida Monthly magazine. » AV® Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell. » FordHarrison 2012 FH Promise Award given for excellence in client service. Memberships » American Bar Association » The Florida Bar » Hillsborough County Bar Association » Labor Lawyers Advisory Committee (Chair, 2017-2018) for the Council for a Union-Free Environment.
EDUCATION » University of Florida College of Law (J.D., with honors, 1997) » University of Florida (B.S., with honors, 1994) BAR ADMISSIONS » Florida COURT ADMISSIONS » U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit » U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida » U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida » U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida