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Scott T. Silverman
Scott T. Silverman
Partner 
401 East Jackson Street
Suite 1700
Tampa, FL 33602
 
Tel:
813.209.5091
Fax:
813.223.2837
 
 

Scott Silverman has counseled management in all aspects of labor and employment for over 18 years. Scott's broad range of experience includes representation of employers in administrative proceedings, federal and state court litigation, and arbitrations. Although he has handled a range of labor and employment issues in his career, Scott's practice has emphasized labor management relations, employment discrimination, non-compete/trade secret, wage and hour, and workers' compensation retaliation claims. As a complement to his litigation practice, Scott advises employers on day-to-day employment issues and drafts manuals and contracts for his clients. Scott frequently lectures and publishes articles on current developments in labor and employment law. Scott is Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Labor and Employment Law. He has been recognized as a top lawyer in Florida by The Best Lawyers in America, Chambers USA, Super Lawyers Magazine, Florida Trend's Legal Elite, Florida Monthly, and Tampa Bay Magazine.
 
Representative Experience
 
Labor Management Relations
 
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Representation of International Bedding in election proceedings with the UFCW before the National Labor Relations Board.
 
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Representation of Arizona Beverage Co. before the National Labor Relations Board in election and unfair labor practice proceedings.
 
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Representation of Walt Disney World Co. in numerous grievance arbitration proceedings.
 
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Representation of G.F.C. Crane Consultants before the National Labor Relations Board in compliance proceedings.
 
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Representation of Brown Jordan International in labor negotiations.
 
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Representation of General Caulking and Coating Co. in ERISA litigation before the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia and in labor negotiations.
 
 
Employment Discrimination
 
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Representation of Arizona Beverage Co. in age discrimination matter before the U.S. District Court for Southern District of Florida and the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals. Morris v. Arizona Beverage Co, 2008 WL 5203697 (S.D. Fla. December 9, 2008); 126 Fed. Appx. 941 (11th Cir. 2005)
 
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Representation of Mainstreet Maintenance, LLC in retaliation action brought by former employee in United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida.
 
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Representation of Network Synergy, Inc. in pregnancy discrimination matter before the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida.
 
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Representation of Saint Leo University in employment discrimination action brought in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida.
 
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Representation of Alliancecare, Inc. in discrimination action brought in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida.
 
 
Non-Compete/Trade Secrets
 
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Representation of Independent Living, Inc. in action before the Hillsborough County Circuit Court, Florida, to enforce non-compete agreement against former employee.
 
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Representation of Pegasus TSI in Hillsborough County Circuit Court, Florida and Second District Court of Appeals to enforce non-compete agreement. Pegasus TSI, Inc. v. Thompson, 2009 WL 3199867 (Fla. 2d DCA October 7, 2009)
 
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Representation of Sentage Corporation to enforce non-compete agreement in Polk County Circuit Court, Florida.
 
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Representation of Smokey Bones Restaurants in case against former employee in Orange County Circuit Court, Florida.
 
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Representation of LightSaber Promotions, Inc. in non-compete and trade secrets matter in Orange County Circuit Court, Florida.
 
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Representation of American Mortgage Consultants, Inc. in trade secrets case brought in Pasco County Circuit Court, Florida.
 
 
Wage and Hour
 
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Representation of Five Mile Capital Partners, LLC and American Mortgage Consultants, Inc. in overtime collective action brought in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida.
 
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Representation of Ashton Woods Homes in overtime collective actions brought in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida. Collins v. Ashton Orlando Residential, LLC, 2009 WL 702845 (M.D. Fla. March 17, 2009); Becwar v. Ashton Orlando Residential, LLC, 2009 WL 755935 (M.D. Fla. March 17, 2009)
 
Awards & Recognition
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Board Certified in Labor and Employment Law, The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization
 
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Fellows of the American Bar Association, Selected as Member
 
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The Best Lawyers in America 2008-2015, Listed in Florida for Employment Law - Management, Labor Law - Management, and Litigation - Labor & Employment
 
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Chambers USA 2008-2014, Listed in Florida for Labor & Employment
 
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Super Lawyers Magazine 2006-2014, Listed in Florida for Employment & Labor and Employment Litigation - Defense
 
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Florida Trend's Legal Elite 2010-2014, Listed for Labor & Employment
 
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Martindale-Hubbell, AV Rated
 
Published Works & Lectures
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Lorman Education Services, Presenter, "10 Employee Handbook Mistakes You Can't Afford to Make," June 2014
 
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Akerman Nineteenth Annual Labor & Employment Law Seminar, Presenter, "NLRB Issues in the Non-Union Workplace," April 2014
 
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Lorman Education Services, Speaker, "Serious Health Conditions under the FMLA," December 2013
 
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Akerman Labor & Employment Law Seminar, Presenter, "Developments in Employment Law: What Employers Need to Know," November 2013
 
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Lorman Education Services, Speaker, "10 Employee Handbook Mistakes You Can't Afford to Make," May 2013
 
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Akerman Eighteenth Annual Labor & Employment Seminar, Presenter, "National Labor Relations Board: Invading the Non-Unionized Workplace," April 2013
 
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Medical Group Management Association Seminar, Speaker, "2011-2013 Labor/Employment Law Developments That Every Employer Must Know to Avoid Liability," April 2013
 
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Corporate Counsel, Quoted, "Annual Self-Review of NLRB GC Office Shows Successful 2012," January 2013
 
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New Tampa Chamber of Commerce Seminar, Speaker, "Employment Law Developments During 2012," January 2013
 
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St. Petersburg Bar Association Seminar, Speaker, "Labor and Employment Law Developments Over the Past Year," May 2012
 
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Hillsborough County Bar Association's The Lawyer Magazine, Co-Author, "The NLRB Takes on Social Media Issues," Volume 22, No. 4, February 2012
 
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Akerman Labor & Employment Law Seminar, Speaker, "The National Labor Relations Act at Your Doorstep," November 2011
 
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Hillsborough County Bar Association CLE Program, Speaker, "The Employment Lawyer's Speech - A Panel Discussion on Significant Cases, NLRB Changes and EEOC/DOL Developments From the Past Year," October 2011
 
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Akerman Labor & Employment Law Seminar, Speaker, "A Guide to Health Care Reform for Employers," October 2011
 
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Westshore Alliance, Human Resource, Management Development Seminar & Business EXPO, Co-Speaker, "Sexual Harassment in the Workplace - a Live Demonstration of an Internal Investigation," August 2011
 
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WZAB Business Radio's "The Lawmen" Show, Guest Host, "Current Employment Issues," August 2011
 
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Firm Solutions, Inc. Seminar, Co-Speaker, "Tools of Managing Conflict," July 2011
 
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Akerman Sixteenth Annual Labor & Employment Law Seminar, Speaker, "Health Care Legislation: What Employers Need To Know;" "(Dis)Order in the Court! Mock Trial of a Sexual Harassment Case," April 2011
 
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American Health Care Lawyers Association, Speaker, "The Impact of Health Care Reform on Small Employers," October 2010
 
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Healthy State Collaborative, Quoted, "Health Insurance vs. Job Creation," October 2010
 
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Lorman Education Services, Speaker, "10 Employee Handbook Mistakes You Can't Afford to Make," October 2010
 
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Daily Business Review, Quoted, "Economic Outlook: Economy May Bring Union Activity Here," September 2010
 
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Florida Bar The Checkoff, Co-Author, "Eleventh Circuit Expands the Scope of Actionable Harassment," April 2010
 
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The Florida Bar The Checkoff, Co-Author, "Primer on the 2009 Amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure," January 2010
 
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Lorman Education Services, Speaker, "Best Practices in Managing FMLA," July 2009
 
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American Association of Dermatology Administrators/Managers, Speaker, "Labor and Employment Law Developments 2008-2009," May 2009
 
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National Business Institute, Speaker, "Legal Writing for Maximum Impact," February 2009
 
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Lorman Education Services, Speaker, "Managing FMLA Leave Under New Regulations," January 2009
 
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82 Florida Bar Journal 64, Author, "The EEOC Weighs in on Unlawful Disparate Treatment of Workers with Caregiving Responsibilities," December 2008
 
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7 Employment and Labor Relations Law 1, Issue No. 1, American Bar Association Section of Litigation, Author, "Supreme Court Attempts to Clarify ADEA's 'Me Too' Evidence and the Term 'Charge'," Fall 2008
 
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Lorman Education Services, Speaker, "Employment Law From A to Z in Florida," September 2008
 
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Lorman Education Services, Speaker, "Curbing FMLA Abuse," July 2008
 
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National Business Institute, Speaker, "Federal Court Success," June 2008
 
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Hillsborough Community College, Speaker, "Sexual Harassment," March/April 2008
 
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Lorman Education Services, Speaker, "Common Law Torts in the Workplace," January 2008
 
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Hillsborough County Bar Association, Speaker, "Offers of Judgment Under Florida Law," January 2008
 
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ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law, Chapter Editor, "The Developing Labor Law," 5th Edition and 2007-11 Supplements
 
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81 Florida Bar Journal 37, The Labor Lawyer, Volume 23, Issue No. 1, Author, "The Impact of Recent NLRB Decisions on Supervisory Status," Summer 2007
 
Professional Memberships & Activities
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The Florida Bar, Labor and Employment Law Section, NLRB Liaison Committee, Co-Chair
 
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The Florida Bar, Labor and Employment Section, Advanced Labor Topics, Co-Chair, 2013
 
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American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section, Member
 
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Hillsborough County Bar Association, Labor and Employment Section, Co-Chair, 2011-2013
 
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Tampa Bay Inn of Court, Parliamentarian and Website Administrator
 
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Leadership Tampa Bay, Class of 2012, Graduate
 
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Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce, Small Business Programs Committee
 
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Westshore Alliance, Ambassador
 
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Tampa Bay Youth Football League, Carrollwood Cardinals, Head Football Coach and Assistant Athletic Director
 

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Scott T. Silverman

Practice
Labor & Employment
Representative Clients
Arizona Beverage, Inc.
Florida Banker's Association
G.F.C. Crane Consultants, Inc.
International Granite & Stone, Inc.
Mid-State Machine & Fabricating
Network Synergy, Inc.
NuCo, LLC
Smokey Bones Restaurant
Waste Services
Education
J.D., Washington University School of Law, 1994; Order of the Coif; Washington University Law Quarterly, Notes and Comments Editor, 1991-1994
B.A., Washington & Lee University, 1990; Politics
Bar Admissions
Florida
 
 
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