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Job Details

Employment Attorney

Company name
Cotney Construction Law, LLP

5 yrs required

Tampa, FL, United States

Employment Type


Posted on
Nov 23, 2021


If you are an Employment Attorney and have been looking for an opportunity to take the next step in your career, then you will love our energy-charged atmosphere.  Fall in love with our passion, values, and total commitment to achieve nothing less than excellence in everything we do.  We are searching for a determined, perceptive Employment Attorney to assist with managing a diverse portfolio of cases in our Employment Practice Group. The Employment Attorney’s responsibilities include meeting with clients to ascertain their needs, choosing the best course of action, and representing clients’ interests at the negotiation table, administrative proceedings, and in court. If you thrive on success, recognition, and compensation for a job well done, then we cannot wait to speak with you about joining our thriving team.

This is a partner-track position that offers a robust compensation package that includes substantial bonuses, origination credits, 401K matching, and other benefits.

Job Summary:

We are a national law firm based out of Tampa, Florida.  Our Tampa office is looking for an experienced and determined attorney to add to our Labor and Employment Division.  This attorney will assist with managing a diverse portfolio of clients and cases within our employment practice group.  These matters involve various employment issues, including wage and hour, workplace safety, restrictive covenants, discrimination, retaliation, disability accommodations, family and medical leave, termination, etc. The attorney who joins our Labor and Employment Division will have two primary roles: an advisor and an advocate. As an advisor, the attorney will help client companies manage their business operations with respect to compliance with various employment laws and regulations. This involves reviewing, revising, and/or preparing company policies and practices, employee handbooks, and various employment agreements; this also involves advising clients regarding specific employment circumstances or incidents.  As an advocate, the attorney will represent clients in litigation, administrative investigations and proceedings, and dispute resolution proceedings (mediations and arbitrations). This position is a client-facing role with responsibilities that include consistent interactions directly with the client, preparing and responding to pleadings and discovery, court appearances, depositions, trial work, and strategic negotiations and dispute resolution. During the process, you will regularly collaborate with other attorneys at our firm to manage each of your assigned cases. 

To be successful in this role, the attorney should possess strong research, writing, and oral advocacy skills, and must utilize big picture thinking, with an attention to detail, and the ability to evaluate the best approach with shifting priorities.

Education and Experience:

  • 5+ years of Civil Litigation experience as a practicing attorney
  • 3+ years of practice with a focus on employment law

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • Yes – the attorney will have supervisory responsibilities with respect to junior associates and legal staff.  


  • Advising employers regarding various employment practices and compliance with applicable employment laws
  • Reviewing, revising, and drafting various employment policies, manuals, and agreements for employers
  • Consulting with clients to ascertain the details, issues, and merits of each case
  • Conducting and legal research
  • Drafting and responding to legal pleadings, motions, and discovery requests.
  • Representing clients at meetings, depositions, mediations, arbitrations, hearings, and trials.

Required Skills/Abilities:

  • Admitted to practice law in Florida.  Admission in other states a plus
  • Ability to write and advocate clearly, concisely, and persuasively
  • Familiarity with labor and employment law
  • Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines
  • Highly self-motivated with ability to work independently with little or no supervision
  • Ability to conceive, develop, and execute case strategies
  • Ability to function well in a high-paced, and at times stressful, environment
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and exercise discretion and good judgment 
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software

Physical Requirements:

  • Prolonged periods working at a desk and working on a computer


  • This position comes with a strong compensation package that includes a base salary (salary amount dependent on candidate’s experience), substantial bonus opportunities, origination credits, health benefits, 401K matching, and other benefits
  • This is a partner-track position

Company info

Cotney Construction Law, LLP

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