James M. Craig

  • Of Counsel
  • jmc@macfar.com
  • 813.273.4274

  • University of Florida, J.D., 1986

    Duke University, A.B., 1983
             Cum laude

  • Labor & Employment Law

  • All Florida State Courts
    U.S. District Court - Middle, Southern & Northern Districts of Florida
    U.S. Court of Appeals - Ninth, Tenth & Eleventh Circuits

  • The Florida Bar
         Board Certified as a Specialist in Labor and Employment Law (2002-present)
    State Bar of Georgia (inactive)
    Hillsborough County Bar Association
    Temple Terrace Bar Association

  • Labor and Employment Law Certification Committee, The Florida Bar (member 2012-present; Vice Chair 2016-2017; Chair 2017-18)
    Federal Court Practice Committee, The Florida Bar (member 1991-2003, 2006-2012; Vice Chair, 2006-2007, 2007-2008; Chair, 2008-2009)
    Labor and Employment Law Section, The Florida Bar (Publications Chair 2007-2008; Program Chair, “Advanced Labor Topics,” 2010, 2012, 2015)
    Master, Ferguson-White Inn of Court
    Tampa Bay Builders Association (Associate Director, 2004-2009; Secretary 2008-2009; First Vice President, 2009-2010, Life Director, 2009-present)
    Duke University Alumni Admissions Advisory Committee
    Temple Terrace Chamber of Commerce
    AV-Rated, Martindale-Hubbell
    “Best Lawyers in America,” Employment Law – Litigation; Labor Law – Management (2011-2018)
    Florida Super Lawyer

    Mr. Craig has extensive experience in advising public sector and private employer clients in all aspects and stages of the employment relationship, including traditional labor relations law, representation and unfair labor practice cases, collective bargaining, drafting and review of hiring procedures, application documents, immigration law compliance, and contracts, drafting, review and training in employment handbooks and policies.  Mr. Craig also provides real-time advice to employers as to leave and disciplinary policies and pragmatic risk analysis of termination decisions.  Additionally, Mr. Craig provides efficient management of, and representation in, all phases of individual plaintiff and class/collective action litigation brought under Title VII, the ADA, ADEA, ERISA, FLSA, FMLA and other federal and state employment laws as well as the enforcement of trade secret, non-competition and non-solicitation agreements.