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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.


Practice areas


  1. Employment & Labor: 80%
    22 years
  2. Administrative Law: 20%
    22 years

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  • James Clifton Poindexter

    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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Contact info

Delegal Law Offices, P.A.

424 East Monroe Street
Jacksonville, FL, 32202-2837


FLMember in Good Standing199109/08/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyersKey Professional Media, Inc.2008
State and Federal Administrative Practice CertificationN/A2007
Labor & Employment CertificationN/A2005
“Twelve Who Care” AwardWTLV, Channel 42004
“Rookie of the Year”State Attorney's Office, Fourth Judicial Circuit2001
President’s AwardFraternal Order of Police, Lodge 5-301994
Eagle ScoutBoy Scouts of America1980
Association namePosition nameDuration
University of Florida Department of Political Science Advisory BoardBoard Member2008 - Present
Rotary Club of San MarcoMember2008 - Present
Florida Bar, Grievance CommitteeCommittee Member2008 - Present
Grove HouseBoard of Directors2007 - Present
University of Florida Regional Foundation CouncilBoard Member2007 - Present
Jacksonville Bar, Special Needs of Children CommitteeChair2007 - Present
Florida Bar, Labor and Employment Certification CommitteeMember2006 - Present
Federal Bar AssociationMember2005 - Present
Florida Justice Association (Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers)Member2004 - Present
Chapter, National Employment Lawyers AssociationSecretary2002 - 2005
Nation Employment Lawyers Association, Florida ChapterN/A1999 - Present
Jericho School for Children with AutismChairman1997 - Present
Florida Bar, Fourth Circuit Fee Arbitration CommitteeFee Arbitrator1997 - 2000
Publication nameTitleDate
Political Communication and PersuasionThe Irrelevance of Negative Campaigns to Political Trust.1990
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1991
University of FloridaPolitical ScienceMA - Masters1987
University of FloridaPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1985
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Special Needs of Children CLE EventAdministrative Law Practice2008
Joint Labor and Employment/Workers’ Compensation Section SeminarRecognizing Employment Law Issues2008
Advance Labor TopicsRecovering Attorney's Fees2008
FL NELA Fall SeminarRepresenting Disabled Clients2007
FL NELA SeminarNavigating PERA (Public Employee Relations Act)2006
Individuals with Disabilities in Education Act/ No Child Left BehindIndividuals with Disabilities in Education Act/ No Child Left Behind2005
FL NELA Fall SeminarStandard for Recovering Attorney’s Fees & Costs2005
FL Chapter, National Employment Lawyers AssociationAdministrative Procedures2004
Representing Law Enforcement PersonnelRepresenting Law Enforcement Personnel2002
Law Enforcement Grievances and Disciplinary IssuesLaw Enforcement Grievances and Disciplinary Issues2001
Civil Rights Litigation in FloridaCivil Rights Litigation in Florida2001
Law and the DisabledLaw and the Disabled2000