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Janet Ellen Jesse Wise

Janet Ellen Jesse Wise

Practice areas:

Employment & Labor, Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Sexual Harassment

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Janet Wise obtained her law degree from Georgia State University College of Law in 1992 and graduated cum laude from Newberry College. She is Board Certified in Labor and Employment Law by The Florida Bar and has been practicing in this area of law since 1992 and is admitted to The Florida Bar, the State Bar of Georgia, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, as well the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida.

Janet Wise is a member of the Ethics and Sanctions Committee of the National Employment Lawyers Association and is a past co-chair of this committee (2008-2015).  Ms. Wise is also past President of the Florida Chapter of the National Employment Lawyers Association (2007-2008) and was selected as a Florida Super Lawyer in 2014.  

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1992

  1. Employment & Labor: 40%
  2. Sexual Harassment: 20%
  3. Wrongful Termination: 20%
  4. Discrimination: 20%

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Payment Types:

Cash, Check

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Contact Info

Law Offices of Cynthia N. Sass, P.A.

601 West Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard
Tampa, FL, 33603-3449

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License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
FLMember in Good Standing199208/12/2015
GAActive Member in Good Standing 199208/22/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Florida Super Lawyer, Labor and Employment LawSuper Lawyers2014
Board Certified, Labor and Employment LawThe Florida Bar2001

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Board Certified AttorneyLaw Offices of Cynthia N. Sass, P.A.2006 - Present
AttorneyBurr & Smith, LLP2004 - 2006
AttorneyKyres Law Firm2002 - 2004
AttorneyKelly & McKee1994 - 2002

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
National Employment Lawyers AssociationCo-Chair, Ethics and Sanctions Committee2008 - Present
Florida Chapter of the National Employment Lawyers AssociationPresident2007 - 2008
Florida Chapter of the National Employment Lawyers AssociationPresident-Elect2006 - 2007
Florida Chapter of the National Employment Lawyers AssociationDirector, Sanctions Committee2004 - 2006
National Employment Lawyers AssociationMember, Ethics and Sanctions Committee2002 - Present
National Employment Lawyers AssociationMember1992 - Present
Florida Bar, Labor and Employment Law SectionMemberN/A
Florida Chapter of the National Employment Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A

Publications

Publication NameTitleDate
13th Labor and Employment Law Annual Update and Certification Review, The Florida BarUSERRA Rights for Employee-Soldiers2013
Establishing a Winning Internship Program for the Company and Student: Legal Issues, Tampa Bay Technology Forum: Grow Tampa Bay and the University of TampaIssues to Consider When Providing Internship Programs2013
12th Annual Labor and Employment Law Certification Review, The Florida BarUSERRA Rights for Employee-Soldiers2012
Annual Conference, Florida Chapter of the National Employment Lawyers AssociationTop Five Ethical Dilemmas Plaintiff's Employment Lawyers Face2012
Tips for Litigating Plaintiffs' Employment Cases, State Bar of GeorgiaProfessionalism and Avoidance of Sanctions2011
20th Annual Convention, National Employment Lawyers AssociationNELA's Ethics Survival Kit: The Rules, Opinions & Decisions All NELA Members Should Have at Their Fingertips2009
Advocating the Rights of Employees in the 21st Century, Florida Chapter of the National Employment Lawyers AssociationWho Can We Talk To? Ex Parte Communications and Ethical Concerns2007
Employment Law at its Best!, Labor and Employment Section, The Florida BarMotions for Sanctions in Federal Court2006
Bridging the Divide: Strategies for Fairness in the Workplace, National Employment Lawyers AssociationSurvey of Rule 11 Case Law from 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th and D.C. Circuits2006

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Georgia State University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1992
Newberry CollegeEnglishBA - Bachelor of Arts1989

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
14th Labor and Employment Law Annual Update and ReviewUSERRA2014
The Summit for Workers' Rights, 2013 Annual ConventionTrial Advocacy: Obtaining Attorneys' Fees Practically & Ethically2013
Establishing a Winning Internship Program for the Company and Student: Legal IssuesInternship Roundtable2013
13th Labor & Employment Law Annual Update and Certification ReviewUSERRA2013
Soaking Up the Sun: Employment Law Exposure in Florida, Annual ConferenceTop Five Ethical Dilemmas Plaintiff's Employment Lawyers Face2012
12th Annual Labor and Employment Law Certification Review CourseUSERRA2012
Tips for Litigating Plaintiffs' Employment CasesProfessionalism and Avoidance of Sanctions2011
Winter ConferenceMaternal Wall Bias and Related Claims2010
20th Annual ConventionNELA's Ethics Survival Kit: The Rules, Opinions & Decisions All NELA Members Should Have at Their Fingertips2009
Trial and Appellate AdvocacyWelcome2008
19th Annual ConventionThe Life Cycle of the Attorney Client Relationship: Practice Tips from NELA's Ethics and Sanctions Committee2008
Advocating the Rights of Employees in the 21st CenturyWho Can We Talk To? Ex Parte Communications and Ethical Concerns2007
18th Annual ConventionThe Care and Feeding of Witnesses2007
Employment Law at Its Best!Motions for Sanctions in Federal Court2006
17th Annual ConventionThe Ethical Conundrum: Sanctions Against Plaintiff's and Their Attorneys2006