Cynthia N. Sass, Esquire, is the sole shareholder of Sass Law Firm a five-attorney firm based in Tampa, Florida. Cynthia Sass obtained her law degree from the University of Richmond School of Law in 1987 and graduated from Smith College. She was admitted to The Florida Bar in 1987. She is also admitted to the United States Supreme Court, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, and the U.S. District Court for the Middle and Southern Districts of Florida. Since 1990, Cynthia Sass has limited her practice to labor and employment matters. Ms. Sass has been active in the litigation of employment discrimination cases in various federal and state courts, and has significant experience in all aspects of the practice of employment law.
Cynthia Sass is Employee Co-Chair of the Technology Sub-Committee of the Employment Rights and Responsibilities Section of the American Bar Association’s Labor & Employment Law Section. She is also Employee Co-Chair of the American Bar Association’s Labor & Employment Law Employment-at-Will and National Programs subcommittees. She is Co-Chair of the Labor and Employment Section for Hillsborough County. She is a past Board Member of the Hillsborough County Bar Association’s Trial Lawyer Section from 2010-2016. She is the past Chair of The Florida Bar Labor and Employment Law Section for 2006-2007, served as its Legal Education Chair in 2004-2005, and the CLE Chair for 2003-2004. She was a member of the Florida Supreme Court Committee on Standard Jury Instructions from 2009-2015. Cynthia Sass was President of the Florida Chapter of the National Employment Lawyers Association, also called Florida NELA, in 1999-2000. Florida NELA is the state chapter of a national organization of lawyers who represent individual employees in cases involving employment discrimination, wrongful termination, employee benefits and other employment-related matters Ms. Sass is also a member of the National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA). Cynthia Sass served as co-Chair of the Individual Rights Committee of the Labor and Employment Law Section of The Florida Bar and was appointed an Executive Council Member in 1998. Additionally, Ms. Sass is a Federal Mediator/Florida Supreme Court Mediator Circuit Civil.
Martindale-Hubbell rates Cynthia Sass as an AV attorney, which is its highest ranking, and also lists her on its Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers. She is also included on its Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers. Ms. Sass’ firm is also included in the U.S. News & World Report – Best Law Firms for 2011-2016. In November 2011 she was inducted as a Fellow of The College of Labor & Employment Lawyers. The Best Lawyers in America has named Cynthia Sass as one of the best attorneys in Labor and Employment Law the country since 2006. Florida Trend magazine selected Ms. Sass as one of their Legal Elite in the area of labor and employment law 10 times. She also has been named a Florida Super Lawyer starting in 2006, made their list of Top 50 Women in Florida and their list of Top 50 Tampa Bay Super Lawyers. Since 2009 she was included in Marquis Who’s Who in American Law. Since 2014, Ms. Sass has been chosen by The National Trial Lawyers as a member of their Top 100 Trial Lawyers.