Jacksonville
200 West Forsyth Street
Suite 1700
Jacksonville, Florida 32202-4317T: 904.356.8900

Practice Areas

Practice Emphasis

  • Defense of employment litigation
  • Collective bargaining negotiations and labor arbitrations
  • Non-compete, or restrictive covenant litigation
  • Employment law counseling
  • Policy analysis and revision and employment law training

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Southern District of Florida, 2003
  • Florida, 1997
  • United States District Courts for the Northern (1999) and Middle (1997) Districts of Florida
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, 1997

Education

University of Florida, College of Law, Gainesville, FL

  • J.D., with honors, 1997
  • Order of the Coif
  • Book Award Constitutional Law
  • Teaching Assistant Legal Research & Writing and Appellate Advocacy
  • Chester H. Ferguson Scholarship Recipient
  • Phi Delta Phi
  • Chester Bedell Inn of Court

University of North Florida, Jacksonville, FL

  • B.A., Political Science/Public Administration, summa cum laude, 1994
  • Dean’s List
  • Outstanding Graduate in Political Science
  • Phi Kappa Phi honor society
  • Florida Undergraduate Scholar
  • Vice President of Zeta Tau Alpha sorority
  • Secretary of Political Science Society 

News

Meg Zabijaka
Partner

"Every job is a self portrait of the person who does it.  Autograph your work with excellence." 

--Unknown Author

Ms. Zabijaka values the opportunity to partner with clients to explore solutions to workplace issues, in both non-union and unionized workplaces. She strives to create long-term business relationships with clients to become an effective and efficient business partner. Should an administrative charge or litigation develop, Ms. Zabijaka vigorously defends employers.  Specific areas of her employment law practice include the defense of discrimination, harassment and retaliation claims, and assistance with FLSA, FMLA, and USERRA issues. Ms. Zabijaka also devotes a large portion of her practice to traditional labor matters, in both the public and private sectors, including collective bargaining negotiations, grievance arbitrations, and unfair labor practice proceedings. Ms. Zabijaka  provides training, policy/employee handbook review, and employment practices audits, as well. 

Publications/Presentations

Awards & Recognition

  • Super Lawyers (2012, 2012-2014)
  • Best Lawyers® 2011-2015

Professional Activities/Associations

  • Florida Bar, Labor & Employment Law Section
  • Barrister, Chester Bedell Inn of Court

Civic/Charitable Activities/Associations

  • Child Guidance Center, Board Member

Other Personal Background Information and Interests

  • Meg is married and is a proud parent of two young children. She enjoys traveling and spending time with her family.