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Heather M. Meglino

Business Attorney at Orlando, FL

5.0   14 reviews

About Heather

Learn Heather’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Business
    30%
    If you are planning to start your own business in Florida, or if you want to expand your current business, an experienced and knowledgeable business law attorney can help expedite the process and ensure your business success.

  2. Employment and labor
    30%
    Employment & labor laws govern all aspects of the relationships between employers and employees. We represent business owners in wage and hour claims discrimination, retaliation, and wrongful termination claims, as well as DOL and OSHA investigations

  3. Contracts and agreements
    20%
    A large majority of the claims we see filed are breach of contract claims. We can defend against lawsuits, help you reach a resolution of a contract dispute, or help your business enforce its agreements including breach of non-compete agreements.

  4. Litigation
    20%
    I litigate employment law claims in both state and federal court. I am admitted to the Southern, Middle, and Northern District Courts in Florida

Heather M. Meglino serves as General Counsel for Quality One Wireless and is the chief legal officer for the organization. She has broad experience counseling clients in areas spanning every aspect of business and commercial law, including contracts, complex business litigation, fraud-misrepresentation, employment law, intellectual property, and licensing.

Heather was previously Founder and Partner at Meglino Law, a law firm focused on business and commercial law. Additionally, Heather litigated cases including employment discrimination, sexual harassment, retaliation, overtime and unpaid wages, FMLA leave and disability issues, employment contracts, whistleblower and other employment law claims under various state and federal laws. She is licensed to practice law in Florida, and the United States District Courts for the Middle, Northern, and Southern Districts of Florida.

Heather has been selected as Orlando Family Magazine's "Awesome Attorneys" from 2019-2021, Super Lawyers "Rising Star" from 2015-2021, and she is AV Preeminent Rated by Martindale-Hubble.

She earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of South Florida and her law degree from Barry University School of L aw. Heather currently serves on the Orange County Bar Association Young Lawyers Board, the Central Florida Association for Women Lawyers (CFAWL) as president elect, the Harbor House of Central Florida Board and the Harbor House of Central Florida Young Professionals Board.

 

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Licensed for 11 years
State FL
Status Member in Good Standing
Acquired 2011
Updated 11/23/2022

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

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Meglino Law, LLC
3208-C E. Colonial Dr.
Suite 200
Orlando, FL, 32803

Reviews

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Posted by anonymous | December 5, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Efficient and Professional.
Heather assisted with a past employee who seems to make a living litigating. She was intuitive and weaved through a myriad of false claims and the result was something I was pleased with. She is attentive, intelligent, and on point. I would certainly use her services in the future.
Posted by Simon | September 8, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Impressive communication and excellent advice
I found myself in the midst of a delicate, high-value contract negotiation between my company based in Australia and a firm in Florida. I used Avvo to track down a lawyer within the state and contacted Heather. She provided excellent advice at a fair price, and also turned around the advice within a short-time frame. I'm happy to say the commercial contract is now signed and I'm confident that Heather helped us to reshape the contract heavily in our favour, and addressing all of our concerns. I strongly recommend Heather, she will be our 'go-to' attorney for all of our US based contracts in the future.
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Posted by Julian Ig | January 18, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Extremely professional, empathetic and responsive!
Atty. Heather Meglino was attentive to my legal matter, was precise on the plan of action and informative of the various legal remedies that were afforded to my specific situation. If you’re a business person, I highly recommend you putting Heather on retainer! Heather is stellar at what she does and lets you know what your specific course of action will cost to pursue. Truly appreciate the peace of mind that Heather’s hard work, legal expertise, and business-ownership mindset provides!!
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Posted by Joel | December 5, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Heather does fantastic work
Heather is both incredibly professional and personable. I own a small business and she has helped me when I've needed to create new business contracts. She does a wonderful job and is very reasonable in her fees. I would definitely recommend her to anyone who owns a small business and needs excellent legal council.
Posted by Juna | May 22, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Good lawyer
I hired Heather for my mom who had been fired from her job after 16 years. She filed for unemployment and her former employer tried to appeal the case. Heather was very detailed, and specific on what we had to do during the trial. Long story short we won the case. It was a small case, but felt like a really big victory to my mom. It lifted her spirit, and helped her get out of a bad slum. I would highly recommend her to anyone in a similar situation, she is really good at what she does.
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Response from Heather Meglino May 23, 2018
Thank you for your very kind words and review. It was an honor to represent your mother, and I am so happy I was able to achieve the best results for her. Thank you for trusting my team and me on your matter. I wish you and your family the best!
Posted by Vanessa | December 4, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Above and BEYOND
Wow. Heather is an AMAZING lawyer and person! She helped me earlier this year with negotiating severance after being terminated. I was in a really bad situation and she helped me get the best possible agreeement for me. Heather is a standup lawyer, who truly cares about those she represents, got me a much better deal than I thought was possible (without even asking), and she was quick. If I was in the position to, I would have given her more money because she definitely deserved it. She is the FIRST lawyer I have encountered that wasn’t just trying to take my money or use me as a pawn for a paycheck. HEATHER REALLY CARES. Thank you so Much for your help and having an amazing team as well!
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Response from Heather Meglino December 5, 2017
Thank you so much for taking the time to leave this wonderful review! We're dedicated to providing our clients with exceptional service and getting you the best results. We are so thrilled we exceeded your expectations and we greatly appreciate your trust in our team. Take care!
Posted by Joseph | June 11, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend.....
We submitted a claim to our homeowners insurance company. After four exhausting months of back and forth with the Insurance adjustor we received a denial for our claim in the mail. Because we felt so strongly that our claim should be covered by the Insurance company we decided to hire an attorney. We met with Ms. Meglino and she was very professional, personable and sincere about what we were going through. After she reviewed all of our information she explained to us our options and possible results. She did not tell us what we wanted to hear, she told us what we needed to hear, good or bad. We truly appreciated her honesty. Ms. Meglino was very clear in her communication both written and orally. She kept us updated throughout the entire process. The case was settled in our favor and we couldn't be happier. Ms. Meglino always made us feel important and a priority. Very rare these days. We highly recommend Meglino Morse Law firm for any of your legal needs. We now know we have an attorney on our side and who will use for any of our future legal needs, Meglino Morse Law. Thank you Heather Meglino for everything. !
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Response from Heather Meglino August 10, 2017
We are so appreciative of you taking the time out of your day to leave myself and our team at Meglino Law this wonderful review! We're dedicated to providing our clients with exceptional service and we were so happy we were able to get you outstanding results. Thanks again, and have a wonderful day!
Posted by Nate | May 31, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Heather Meglino is awesome
Heather Meglino was very helpful tonight... Even after hours she responded to me within 15 minutes of my initial request. Problem solved within 30 minutes... Hard to find this kind of work ethic in the legal world. She has my business for life..
Response from Heather Meglino August 10, 2017
Hi Nate, I'm so happy you are satisfied with the service you received from myself and the team at Meglino Law! Our team cares about your case and we will go above and beyond to provide you with any assistance needed. If you have any further questions, feel free to give me a shout. Thanks so much, and have a great day!
Posted by anonymous | May 13, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Hired a attorney
I needed to find an attorney to help me with opening my new business I went to meglino Morse law and spoke with Heather meglino she made me very aware of what I needed to do as far as contracts and legal obligations to my employees I was very happy with the service I received and she was very pleasant and very helpful my business is now open and running very smoothly due to the help that I received from her
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Response from Heather Meglino August 10, 2017
Hi there, thanks for leaving both myself and my team at Meglino Law such a nice review! We focus our practice on serving the needs of business owners, as we want to help get you up and running properly and efficiently. If you need any further assistance, please give Meglino Law a call!
Posted by Phil | May 12, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional
I am so grateful I attained attorney Heather Meglino to work on my case. She always had time to speak and update me on my litigation. Best of all, she won my case for me. I would highly recommend Heather to represent you.
Response from Heather Meglino August 10, 2017
Hi Phil, thanks for leaving both myself and my amazing team at Meglino Law this wonderful review! Your case is of the utmost importance to us and we do all we can to fight for our clients. Thanks so much Phil, and have a great day!
Posted by JAN | May 4, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Call Heather Meglino first!!! she is Orlando's Best attorney!
Heather Meglino is one of Central Florida's best attorney's! Once you meet with Heather you will understand why. She iS Very Professional and as her client Heather offered to me a wealth of information and spent so much time with me. Showing me so much Patience answering all of my questions and concerns with me and also showed so much interest in my case. I will definitely alway's refer her to all of my friends and family.
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Response from Heather Meglino August 10, 2017
Hi there, thanks for taking the time out of your day to leave myself and our team at Meglino Law this wonderful review! We're dedicated to providing our clients with exceptional service and getting you the best results. Thanks again, and have a wonderful day!
Posted by Melissa | May 3, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
She very knowledgable and caring!
Heather was excellent at handling my case, she is very knowledgable about employment law, gave me excellent advice and always kept me updated gave me regular updates. Very satisfied with the service she provided and highly recommend her!!
Response from Heather Meglino August 10, 2017
Hi Melissa, thank you so much for this review! Myself and the rest of my amazing team at Meglino Law care about our clients and fight to get you the best results possible. Next time you need an attorney, give Meglino Law a call!
Posted by Stephen | May 3, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Coastal Air Consulting, Inc.
Quick and timely advice was given on a WEEKEND! So appreciate her responding to our business matter.
Response from Heather Meglino August 10, 2017
Thanks for this kind review, Stephen! Myself and the rest of the amazing team at Meglino Law strive to provide our clients with top-notch service, even on the weekend. If you have any more questions, feel free to give us a ring! Thanks, and enjoy your day.
Posted by Theresa | November 5, 2014
Professional And Competent
Heather represented me in a case when my employer failed to pay me for hours worked. I provided her with documentation during the initial consultation. She explained to me, in language that I could understand, the processes and outcomes which may develop. She did not rush me and I felt that she took her time when answering my questions. She is a personable attorney, who is truly committed to her clients. Her staff is also very courteous and helpful.
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Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • General Counsel
  • Quality One Wireless
  • 2021 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Koeller Nebeker Carlson & Haluck, LLP
  • 2015 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Spire Law LLC
  • 2019 - 2021
  • Owner
  • Meglino Law, LLC
  • 2017 - 2020
  • Managing Partner
  • Meglino Morse Law, LLC
  • 2016 - 2017
  • Attorney
  • Cohen & Battisti, P.A.
  • 2014 - 2015
  • Attorney
  • Cole, Scott & Kissane, PA
  • 2012 - 2014
  • Attorney
  • Butler & Hosch, PA
  • 2011 - 2012
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Education

  • Barry University Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • N/A
  • University of South Florida
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • N/A

Legal Cases

  • Search Court Listener for a list of federal cases I have worked on

Associations

  • Central Florida Association for Women Lawyers
  • President
  • 2021 - Present
  • Harbor House of Central Florida
  • Secretary
  • 2021 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Florida Bar
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Central Florida Association for Women Lawyers
  • President-Elect
  • 2020 - 2021
  • Make-A-Wish
  • Community Recruitment Chair
  • 2017 - 2018
  • Harbor House Young Professionals Board
  • Board Member
  • 2017 - 2021
  • Chi Omega Rollins College
  • Advisory Board
  • 2017 - 2018
  • Central Florida Association for Women Lawyers
  • Young Lawyers Director
  • 2016 - 2017
  • National Employment Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - 2015
  • OCBA Legal Aid Society
  • Trustee
  • 2015 - 2017
  • Central Florida Association for Women Lawyers
  • Treasurer
  • 2014 - 2015
  • University of South Florida Alumni Association
  • President
  • 2014 - 2015
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Labor & Employment Law Committee Chair
  • 2014 - 2015
  • Central Florida Association for Women Lawyers
  • Treasurer Elect
  • 2013 - 2014
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Awesome Attorneys
  • Orlando Family Magazine
  • 2021
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2021
  • Awesome Attorneys
  • Orlando Family Magazine
  • 2020
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2020
  • Risting Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2019
  • Awesome Attorneys
  • Orlando Family Magazine
  • 2019
  • Leaders in the Law
  • Florida Association for Women Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2018
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyer
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2015
  • Mentoring Family of the Year
  • Central Florida Association of Women Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Scholarship and Leadership Award
  • ALI-ABA
  • 2011
  • Most Valuable Advocate
  • Moot Court
  • 2011
  • First Place Runner-Up
  • Wechsler National First Amendment Moot Court Competition
  • 2010
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Publications

  • Florida Bar Journal News and 440 Report
  • Impact of the Spoliation Doctrine in Workers' Compensation
  • 2010
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Speaking Engagements

  • Women Behind the Lens Meeting
  • LLC's and Investor Agreements
  • 2018
  • Rotary Club
  • Independent Contractors vs. Employees
  • 2018
  • FAMU Law School Orientation
  • Panel on Professionalism
  • 2017
  • CFAWL's Leadership in the Law Seminar
  • "Reputation University" Moderator
  • 2017
  • 2017 FSEA Practice Management Workshop
  • "Best Practices to Avoid a Lawsuit"
  • 2017
  • Bench Bar Conference
  • State v. Federal Court – Key Differences in Practice & Procedure
  • 2016
  • Orange County Bar Association, Labor and Employment Committee
  • Labor & Employment Law Case Law Update
  • 2015
  • Litigation and Management
  • FLSA/Wage & Hour 2014
  • 2014
  • Labor & Employment Law Committee Seminar
  • Employment Case Law Update
  • 2014
  • A Discussion on the Uniformed Services Employment & Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA)
  • USERRA
  • 2014
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Attorney endorsements

Received (17)
Given (12)
Employment and labor Attorney | Jan 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Heather for business and employment and labor law matters. She knows the law well and is a strong advocate for her clients while being attentive to their questions and needs."
Business Attorney | Aug 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Heather for her exceptional work ethic and legal mind. She is a great attorney to have advising you and your business, as well as a skilled advocate in the event your case requires litigation."
Litigation Attorney | Dec 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Meglino is a consummate professional who is passionate about her work."
Business Attorney | Jan 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. She is one of the best in her field and provides exceptional service!"
Business Attorney | Aug 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Heather for many years and she has a stellar reputation in the legal community."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jul 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Heather is a superb attorney who has a vast amount of knowledge in the employment and business law field."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jul 25
Relationship: Co-worker
"I was fortunate to have the opportunity to work with Ms. Meglino and her professionalism and knowledge consistently exceeded my expectations. I have learned so much from working with her and I have appreciated her help on numerous projects while working together."
Construction and development Attorney | Mar 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Heather Meglino is extremely precise and detail oriented. I would not hesitate to refer to her for even the most complex of legal matters."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jan 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Heather is very bright, detail oriented, and easy to talk to, which makes her a fantastic advocate for her clients. I recommend her fully."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jan 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Heather is an exceptional attorney with a keen eye for detail, excellent advocacy skills, and a commitment to highest ethical and professional standards. I endorse this lawyer."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jul 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Heather is a caring, dedicated lawyer who is always working to find the best results for her clients."
Employment and labor Attorney | Apr 24
Relationship: Co-worker
"Heather is extremely knowledgeable in Labor & Employment law. She is a hard working attorney who gets results for her clients. Heather is an asset to the office, both professionally and personally, and is a joy to work with. I highly recommend consulting Heather for your labor & employment needs."
Employment and labor Attorney | Feb 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have had several occasions where I needed a fellow employment attorney to give me his/her impression of a situation. Heather has the ability to analyze very complex issues and boil down the facts very quickly and efficiently. Heather understands the nuances of employment law and has been very helpful to me. I highly recommend her."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jan 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I only worked with Heather for a very brief time, and yet I know she is very knowledgeable in her field as she is always willing to answer my employment law questions questions when I encounter them. Heather is a true professional."
Employment and labor Attorney | Dec 22
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Heather is a trail blazer in the area of wage and hour law in Florida. Moreover, Heather goes out of her way to make sure that she gets outstanding results for her clients. I wholeheartedly endorse Heather Meglino."
Employment and labor Attorney | Nov 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Heather is a top notch attorney in her field. I have recommended several clients to her and they all have been extremely satisfied. She is patient and takes the time to listen to her clients. She is an aggressive and knowledgable attorney. I endorse this lawyer."
Employment and labor Attorney | Oct 23
Relationship: Co-worker
"Heather Meglino is a valuable asset to the firm we work at, Cohen Battisti. She is extremely intelligent, very driven, detail oriented, and a good listener. She is a great addition to the firm and I certainly recommend her!"
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