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Attorney, Meyer, Brooks, Demma & Blohm, P.A.

Phone

850-878-5212

Fax

850-656-6750

Areas Of Practice

Tom specializes in labor and employment law primarily representing employees and labor organizations in a broad spectrum of state and federal trial and appellate cases arising under the state and federal civil rights and employment discrimination laws, the National Labor Relations Act, the Florida Public Employees Relations Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Equal Pay Act and the state and federal constitutions.

Education

Florida State University College of Law, J.D. with Honors, 1974
University of Virginia, B.A. with Distinction, 1971

Professional Experience

Tom has special expertise in Florida public sector labor law, beginning his legal career working for the Public Employees Relations Commission from its inception in 1975, where he served as Staff Attorney, Assistant General Counsel, General Counsel and Commissioner until 1983 when he left to join Meyer and Brooks, P.A. While at PERC, he was instrumental in helping establish the fundamental principles of public sector labor law in Florida that still govern Florida public sector collective bargaining today. He has continued this practice with Meyer, Brooks, Demma and Blohm, P.A., handling numerous appeals involving significant statutory and constitutional issues of public sector labor law before PERC, the district courts of appeal and the Florida Supreme Court. This practice also extends to the federal appellate courts, including the United States Supreme Court. He also has extensive experience representing teachers, higher education faculty and educational support personnel in employment and licensing matters before school boards, state and private universities and community colleges as well as the State of Florida Education Practices Commission. Tom's practice includes service as a Certified Civil Mediator.

Professional Honors and Achievements

Commissioner, State of Florida Public Employees Relations Commission 1980-83
Certified as an expert in Labor and Employment Law by the Florida Bar Fellow, College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, Inc.
AV Rated by Martindale-Hubble
Florida Bar Section of Labor and Employment Law
American Bar Association Section of Labor and Employment Law