Stephen O. Cole

Mr. Cole represents entities and individuals in resolving disputes, seeking to avoid litigation when that best serves the client’s interests, but prepared to counsel and to represent them in litigation when necessary. Mr. Cole is experienced in matters involving construction, liens and bonds, contracts, employment matters, real estate, will contests and probate matters. Mr. Cole has worked with many clients regarding employment contract disputes involving noncompetition, nondisclosure agreements and trade secrets.

Mr. Cole served as a Lieutenant in the U.S. Army in Germany.

 


James M. Craig

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.


Jeffrey W. Gibson

Mr. Gibson provides regular counsel and litigation representation to individuals and entities throughout the State of Florida.  In the area of Labor & Employment, Mr. Gibson provides counsel regarding strategic initiatives, as well as defending employers in matters related to equal opportunity, sexual harassment, labor relations, wage and hour and all other employer / employee concerns.  Mr. Gibson also handles a broad range of complex civil litigation, including medical malpractice defense, Americans with Disabilities Act and business contract disputes.  He has negotiated settlements and tried cases in both state and federal courts.  Mr. Gibson has also presented appellate arguments before state and federal appellate courts.


Ashley E. Taylor

Ms. Taylor’s primary area of practice is civil litigation with a focus on family law. She assists clients with domestic disputes, separation, divorce and custody matters, including experience in Hague Abduction Convention issues. Ms. Taylor also focuses a portion of her practice on employment law and counseling and advising employers with respect to employment claims. Ms. Taylor has negotiated settlements and tried cases in both state and federal courts. Ms. Taylor has also presented appellate arguments before state and federal appellate courts.


Scott William Vieth

Mr. Vieth’s prior experience includes serving as an Assistant State Attorney, Special Prosecutor focusing on financial crimes, and private practice in the areas of mass torts/product liability and first-party property insurance. He currently concentrates his practice in the areas of health care law, medical malpractice defense, and consumer collection claims.