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Meredith Leigh Gaunce

Employment and labor Attorney at Saint Petersburg, FL

5.0   3 reviews

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Meredith has been practicing law for nearly a decade. She grew up in Savannah, GA but now proudly calls Florida home. She graduated from Emory University in 2004 with her B.A. in Political Science and Spanish and University of Georgia School of Law in 2007 where she was the Founder and President of the Animal Legal Protection Organization ("ALPO"). After relocating to St. Petersburg in 2010 with her husband Andy and (at the time) 4 dogs, Meredith began working for the leading international Labor and Employment firm Ogletree Deakins. In 2013, Meredith left the firm to become an in-house attorney for a corporation handling their employment matters and corporate contract needs. Having worked for large and small firms and for a company as their corporate attorney, Meredith decided it was time to hang her own shingle in 2016.

Licensed for 15 years
State FL
Status Member in Good Standing
Acquired 2011
Updated 02/23/2023
State GA
Status Inactive Member in Good Standing
Acquired 2008
Updated 05/03/2023

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2719 1st Ave. N.
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Posted by Ryan | April 7, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Employment separation agreement
I met with Meredith to review an employee separation agreement from my former employer after leaving for a new role. During this time it became apparent that not only did I need to review an agreement, I also needed to respond to my former employer for withholding funds earned. Meredith took the time to understand the problem, discussed strategy with me and was prompt with action. She did a great job of balancing out the many possible outcomes that could occur, pursued them and kept me informed the entire time. The outcome was ideal as I was able to be legally represented and was able to recoup the money that was previously withheld.
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Posted by Rachel Barrett | July 20, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Conscientious, Thorough
Meredith worked with me on reviewing, understanding and negotiating two personal employment contracts, both new hire and in transition to another company. She clearly and patiently explained any unfamiliar legal language and ensured that the documents were revised to be more in my interest. I will absolutely work with her again in the future as needs arise.
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Posted by Zach | July 18, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
the best lawyer!
Over the past 6 years I have opened 2 businesses with Meredith as my attorney, and we are working on a third now. She always has an answer to anything that we encounter during deals. She makes herself available whenever she is needed. Being that Meredith worked in the restaurant business for years makes it very convenient that she already understands the business that I am in.
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Payment methods
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Corporate Counsel
  • Diversified Maintenance Systems, LLC
  • 2014 - 2016
  • HR Attorney
  • Greystone Healthcare Management, LLC
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Associate
  • Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart Formally Lewis Fisher
  • 2011 - 2013
  • Associate
  • Hunter Maclean Exley & Dunn, PC
  • 2008 - 2010
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  • University of Georgia School of Law
  • Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor
  • 2007
  • Emory University
  • BA,
  • 2004


  • Florida Association for Women Lawyers
  • Sponsorship Chair
  • 2010 - Present
  • Clearwater Marine Aquarium
  • Board of Directors
  • 2013 - 2016
  • Georgia Association for Women Lawyers (Savannah chapter)
  • President
  • 2009 - 2010

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Top Corporate Counsel Finalist
  • Tampa Bay Business Journal
  • 2015
  • Leader in the Law
  • Florida Associate for Women Lawyers
  • 2014

Speaking Engagements

  • Conversations and Cocktails
  • Bullying and Workplace Harassment
  • 2016

Attorney endorsements

Received (10)
Given (12)
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Employment and labor Attorney | May 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Meredith Gaunce is a great employment attorney. Her devotion to her clients and cases is a role model to other attorneys. You are in good hands with Meredith as your attorney."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Meredith is the best in her field. She is truly knowledgable, professional and an advocate for her clients."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jul 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Gaunce Law has been serving the St. Petersburg legal community since 2016. The attorneys of Gaunce Law have considerable subject matter expertise in both employment and business law matters. Meredith can assist with contract law matters, starting a business, business protection, partnerships, employee issues and employment law compliance. Both Meredith has extensive experience as in-house counsel for businesses and, as a result, have a unique perspective to assist their clients. Meredith is a leader in the St. Petersburg community and serves on professional and charitable boards. Meredith is a gifted attorney that serves her clients well. Without hesitation I recommend and endorse Meredith."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jul 20
Relationship: Friend
"Meredith is truly one of a kind. She is intelligent, kind, compassionate, honest, ethical, and incredibly hard working. Knowing her for the past eight years has been an absolute pleasure."
Employment and labor Attorney | Nov 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Meredith Gaunce is a highly respected Employment/Labor and Business attorney in our legal community. Meredith draws from a wealth of experience in her practice areas and treats each client with the utmost care. She is able to drill down quickly to the issues at hand and her down to earth, but no nonsense demeanor, is a great asset for her clients as Meredith's goal is to provide the best possible outcome for each individual client. Her clients love her! I sincerely recommend Meredith to any client in need of assistance with matters related to her practice areas."
Business Attorney | Nov 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Meredith is professional and courteous with a strong client focus. I wholeheartedly endorse her."
Employment and labor Attorney | Nov 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Gaunce is a shining example of what an attorney should be: professional, knowledgeable, and understanding. I highly endorse Ms. Gaunce."
Business Attorney | Aug 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer for her strong work ethic, integrity, creativity and insight. Ms. Gaunce is well respected by her peers, and I would strongly recommend her to anyone requiring a business, employment or litigation attorney."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Meredith is a great attorney. She is very friendly and will put you at ease with your matter. I would recommend her to friends, family, and clients."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jul 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Meredith is an extremely knowledgeable and qualified attorney who truly cares about her clients and community. I highly recommend her!"
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Saint Petersburg Employment and labor Lawyer Meredith Leigh Gaunce
Meredith Leigh Gaunce
Employment and labor Attorney
Saint Petersburg, FL
Licensed for 15 years
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