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Gail has over 25 years of experience in the area of labor and employment law

Gail advises private and public sector management clients regarding preventive measures in employment and labor law matters such as discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wage and hour issues, restrictive covenants, whistleblower laws, family and medical leave, labor relations, safety, layoffs and plant closings, and pandemic-related guidance. She balances business and local government needs with legal risks and defends single-plaintiff cases and collective actions in administrative, state, and federal court proceedings. Gail designs and revises employee handbooks and policies as well as agreements regarding employment, restrictive covenants, confidentiality, severance, and settlement; assists clients with employee hiring, promotion, accommodation, counseling, discipline, layoff, and termination issues; and conducts workplace investigations. She also represents management in alternative dispute resolution, such as mediation and arbitration.

Additionally, Gail is a frequent lecturer and educator on labor and employment issues, presenting informative and entertaining seminars and management training programs.


  • Won numerous federal court summary judgments and dismissals, as well as no cause agency determinations regarding wage and hour, discrimination, and harassment claims for corporate clients, including an affirmance by the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals and denial of certiorari by the United States Supreme Court
  • Provided sole representation at administrative final hearing resulting in affirmance of no cause determination regarding race, age, and sex discrimination claims against a large telecommunications company, including pre-trial preparation, oral arguments, examination of witnesses, and drafting post-hearing brief
  • Argued before the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals on behalf of a private not-for-profit university to successfully overturn an NLRB decision regarding waivers of class and collective actions in arbitration agreements
  • Successfully prevented large company from obtaining injunction based on tortious interference and over-reaching restrictive covenant against local healthcare employer
  • Negotiated several favorable settlements of wage and hour collective actions and single-plaintiff employment law cases, resulting in substantial cost savings in legal fees and liability


  • Academy of Florida Management Attorneys (AFMA), Board of Directors, Vice President 
  • Leadership Sarasota County, Alumni Leadership Committee
  • Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce Leadership Sarasota County, Class of 2018
  • Sarasota County Bar Association, Labor & Employment Law Section, Past Chair
  • The Florida Bar, Labor and Employment Law Section
  • State Bar of Georgia, Section of Labor and Employment
  • Sarasota-Manatee Human Resources Association


  • Martindale-Hubbell, AV Preeminent
  • Florida Super Lawyers 2018-2020 and 2023
  • Best Lawyers in America, Employment Law – Management
  • Elite Top Attorneys, SRQ Magazine, 2021, 2022, 2023 and 2024