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

Practice Areas

Practice Emphasis

  • Collective Bargaining Negotiations and Labor Arbitrations
  • Employment Law Counseling
  • Policy Analysis and Revision and Employment Law Training
  • Non-compete, or Restrictive Covenant Litigation

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Florida, 1997
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida

Education

University of Florida, College of Law

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

University of North Florida

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

Seminars & Presentations

News

Meg Zabijaka
Partner

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

--Unknown Author

Meg 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, Meg 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.

Meg 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. Meg provides training, policy/employee handbook review, and employment practices audits, as well.

Awards & Recognition

  • Best Lawyers in America© (2011-2018)

Professional Activities/Associations

  • The Florida Bar, Labor and Employment Law Section
  • Chester Bedell Inn of Court, Barrister Alumnus

Civic/Charitable Activities/Associations

  • All Saints Episcopal Church of Jacksonville, Vestry Member (2017-present)
  • Child Guidance Center, Personnel Committee Chair (2013-2016) Board Member (2007-2016)

Other Personal Background Information and Interests

  • Meg is married and is a proud parent of two children. She enjoys traveling, spending time with her family, and cheering on the Florida Gators.
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