Thomas A. "Tad" Delegal, III is Board Certified by the Florida Bar in the areas of Labor & Employment Law and in State & Federal Administrative Practice. Mr. Delegal is the only attorney in Florida who has received certification in both specialties. He has practiced law in the Jacksonville, Florida area since 1991. Mr. Delegal has lectured on employment law issues before both employer and employee organizations As a certified employment law expert, Mr. Delegal and his office monitor the constantly changing state of Florida and United States employment law, and provide advice and litigation services to clients on a variety of issues which affect employers and employees.
Mr. Delegal works with Elizabeth Oakes, who previously practiced with a major employment defense firm and who also clerked for a federal magistrate judge, and with Wendy Byndloss, who formerly practiced in the Virginia and Washington, D.C., where she represented federal employees and litigated overtime claims.
Delegal Law Offices, P.A. represents clients in non-compete litigation, severance disputes, professional licensing issues, public employment litigation, and employment discrimination matters. Mr. Delegal is the author of an upcoming book on the rights of Florida law enforcement officers.
Mr. Delegal graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Arts degree, a Master of Arts, and a Juris Doctor degree. He worked as an Assistant State Attorney for the 4th Judicial Circuit, where he distinguished himself in trial practice and won the "Rookie of the Year" award.
Tad Delegal has received an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell.
Mr. Delegal is married to Julie Geisenberg Delegal, who, along with her husband, has worked with many families of disabled children to provide educational opportunities in the school system. Mr. Delegal is Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Jericho School for Children with Autism, serves on the University of Florida regional foundation advisory board, and serves on the Florida Bar Labor and Employment Certification Committee. Tad and Julie have three children, Buddy, Maia, and Carter.
Licensed since 1991
I came to work for Tad Delegal in 2011 because of his reputation for professionalism and his commitment to his clients. After working for him for nearly 4 years, I can see why he has earned that reputation. I highly recommend him to anyone seeking representation in any area of employment law.
James Poindexter Employment & Labor Attorney
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|FL||Member in Good Standing||1991||05/07/2015|
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Super Lawyers||Key Professional Media, Inc.||2008|
|State and Federal Administrative Practice Certification||N/A||2007|
|Labor & Employment Certification||N/A||2005|
|“Twelve Who Care” Award||WTLV, Channel 4||2004|
|“Rookie of the Year”||State Attorney's Office, Fourth Judicial Circuit||2001|
|President’s Award||Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge 5-30||1994|
|Eagle Scout||Boy Scouts of America||1980|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|University of Florida Department of Political Science Advisory Board||Board Member||2008 - Present|
|Rotary Club of San Marco||Member||2008 - Present|
|Florida Bar, Grievance Committee||Committee Member||2008 - Present|
|Grove House||Board of Directors||2007 - Present|
|University of Florida Regional Foundation Council||Board Member||2007 - Present|
|Jacksonville Bar, Special Needs of Children Committee||Chair||2007 - Present|
|Florida Bar, Labor and Employment Certification Committee||Member||2006 - Present|
|Federal Bar Association||Member||2005 - Present|
|Florida Justice Association (Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers)||Member||2004 - Present|
|Chapter, National Employment Lawyers Association||Secretary||2002 - 2005|
|Nation Employment Lawyers Association, Florida Chapter||N/A||1999 - Present|
|Jericho School for Children with Autism||Chairman||1997 - Present|
|Florida Bar, Fourth Circuit Fee Arbitration Committee||Fee Arbitrator||1997 - 2000|
|Political Communication and Persuasion||The Irrelevance of Negative Campaigns to Political Trust.||1990|
|University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of Law||Law||Juris Doctor||1991|
|University of Florida||Political Science||Master of Arts||1987|
|University of Florida||Political Science||Bachelor of Arts||1985|
|Special Needs of Children CLE Event||Administrative Law Practice||2008|
|Joint Labor and Employment/Workers’ Compensation Section Seminar||Recognizing Employment Law Issues||2008|
|Advance Labor Topics||Recovering Attorney's Fees||2008|
|FL NELA Fall Seminar||Representing Disabled Clients||2007|
|FL NELA Seminar||Navigating PERA (Public Employee Relations Act)||2006|
|Individuals with Disabilities in Education Act/ No Child Left Behind||Individuals with Disabilities in Education Act/ No Child Left Behind||2005|
|FL NELA Fall Seminar||Standard for Recovering Attorney’s Fees & Costs||2005|
|FL Chapter, National Employment Lawyers Association||Administrative Procedures||2004|
|Representing Law Enforcement Personnel||Representing Law Enforcement Personnel||2002|
|Law Enforcement Grievances and Disciplinary Issues||Law Enforcement Grievances and Disciplinary Issues||2001|
|Civil Rights Litigation in Florida||Civil Rights Litigation in Florida||2001|
|Law and the Disabled||Law and the Disabled||2000|