Tony B. Griffin


Practice Area

Labor & Employment

Practice Profile

Tony has handled private and public issues for over 35 years throughout the United States in labor relations and employment law matters exclusively, including Union representation and Union organizing campaigns, unfair labor practice proceedings and strikes, collective bargaining negotiations and arbitrations, employment discrimination, harassment and retaliation issues, employment contracts, including non-compete agreements, Wage/Hour investigations including court actions, compliance and internal audits, employment policies and training, Family and Medical Leave Act  (FMLA) compliance, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliance, administrative and court proceedings, and alleged wrongful discharge matters.


  • University of Georgia, J.D., 1976
  • University of West Georgia, B.B.A. with honors (Economics and Political Science), 1973

Professional Recognition

  • “AV Preeminent” Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory
  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Employment Law – Management, Labor Law – Management, Litigation-Labor and Employment
  • Super Lawyers, Employment & Labor
  • Who's Who in American Law


  • Board Certified Specialist by The Florida Bar in Labor & Employment Law
  • Certified Circuit Civil Mediator by FL Sup. Ct.
  • Certified District Court Mediator for the U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida

Bar Admissions

  • Florida
  • Georgia

Selected Professional and Civic Activities

  • Florida Bar Association, Labor & Employment law Section
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association
  • Adjunct Professor of Industrial Relations and Labor Law at the University of South Florida College of Business
  • Florida Academy of Professional Mediators

Publications, Speeches, and Media Quotes

  • Tony Griffin, webinar, "To Pay or Not to Pay – Solving Your Complex FLSA Issues”, Business Management Daily,(2012)
  • Tony Griffin, speaker, West Central Florida Healthcare Human Resources Association - "Employee Relations or Unions" -2011 
  • Tony Griffin, speaker, "Avoiding the Top 10 Mistakes Employers Make with Wages, Overtime and Payroll", Encompass Forum 2011 Orlando
  • Tony Griffin, author, "Wage and Hour Answer Book”, Aspen Publishing, Inc. (1st Ed. 2000) (2nd ed.2004)