Overview

Robin specializes in representing private and public sector employers in union avoidance and avoidance of labor litigation.  In addition, Robin is an experienced litigator representing management in employment discrimination and retaliation matters, whistleblower, wage and hour, the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), Americans With Disabilities Act, and Non-compete matters.  Robin also represents employers in arbitration and mediation matters, writes and reviews employer handbooks and creates affirmative action plans. 

Before joining Constangy, Robin was a shareholder with the law firm of Thompson, Sizemore & Gonzalez, P.A.

Honors & Recognitions

  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent®

Professional & Civic Associations

  • American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section
  • The Florida Bar, Labor and Employment Law Section
  • Hillsborough County Bar, Labor and Employment Law Section, Chairperson (1994)
  • Bolesta School of the Deaf, Secretary, Board of Directors
  • Brandon Chamber of Commerce (2017)
  • Idlewild Baptist Church, Personnel Committee (2004), Alternate (2005-2007, 2009-2012)
  • Junior League of Tampa (1986-present)
  • Single Purpose Ministries, Board Member Chairperson

About Me

Robin likes to assist at her daughter’s school, to ride horses, raise animals, work-out, and read.

News & Analysis

Speaking Engagements & Industry Publications

  • “The Juggling Act: Scheduling and Leave Issues Under the Family and Medical Leave Act,” presented at Constangy Labor & Employment Law Workshop, 2017
  • “Employment Law Management Training,” presented for Salvation Army, Florida Division, 2015-2017
  • “Florida’s New Minimum Wage Provision; An Overview of the Amendment to the Florida Constitution,” Florida Bar Journal, October 2005
  • “...never, never – in nothing, great or small, large or petty – never give in, except to convictions of honour and good sense.”
  • Winston Churchill

Practice Emphasis

  • Labor and Employment Compliance & Litigation
  • Wage and Hour Law
  • Affirmative Action Plans (“AAP”)
  • Labor and Employment Training Seminars
  • Employment Handbook Review

Education

Stetson University School of Law

  • J.D., 1985
  • Winner - Client Counseling Competition

University of Florida

  • B.S., Nursing, 1977 

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Florida, 1985
  • Federal Bar for the Middle District of Florida
  • Federal Bar for the Southern District for Florida
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