Cynthia N. Sass

Cynthia N. Sass has been practicing law in Florida over 30 years. She formed the Sass Law Firm in 1993, which has been exclusively focusing on representing public and private sector employees in employment disputes ever since. The mission of her firm is to provide the client with an honest assessment of each case, ensure each client is educated on the options and remedies available to them through the law, and strategizing with the client to accomplish their goals. In doing so, the firm takes an individual approach to each case, advising the client as to the potential results and costs of litigation and other means of resolution of employment disputes. In order to provide her clients with the best service, Ms. Sass makes it a priority to keep current on the trends happening in employment law, changes in rules and agency positions, and the most recent applicable case law.

Cynthia is often asked to write or speak on employment law related topics and she has been the Southeastern Editor of the BNA treatise, Employment at Will, a State by State Survey since 2011. She was an appointed member of the Supreme Court Committee who drafted the current Florida State Standard Jury Instructions on spoliation, private sector whistleblowing and the Florida Civil Rights Act. Cynthia Sass is also a successful litigator, with published opinions, including Eleventh Circuit opinions, against government entities and one of the largest settlements against a county for age discrimination in 2011. Ms. Sass holds various national and regional leadership positions, along with committee appointments, and is an active Federal Mediator/Florida Supreme Court Mediator Circuit Civil.

Cynthia Sass has been honored by various local, state and federal independent sources including being named 2017 Attorney of the Year in Labor & Employment Law for Individuals in Tampa by Best Lawyers and a Super Lawyers Top 50 Women in Florida. The Sass Law Firm has also been nationally recognized as a Best Law Firm • Employment Law • Tampa by U.S. News & World Report since 2011. The various honors she has received accurately reflect Cynthia’s reputation as an attorney, dedication to assisting her clients and high ethical values.

For a full list of Cynthia’s awards, publications, speaking engagement and associations, check out the below categories or click on her CV/Resume.

Over the years, Cynthia Sass has received recognition for her abilities from a variety of independent sources, on both national and local levels. For example:

Lawyer of the Year – Employment Law – Individuals – TampaBest Lawyers in America, 2017
Best Law FirmsU.S. News & World Report – Best Lawyers, 2011-present
Top 50 Women in FloridaFlorida Super Lawyers by Thomson Reuters, 2008-2014, 2016-present
Labor & Employment LawThe Best Lawyers in America, 2006-present
AV Rated on the Bar Register of Pre-eminent Lawyers, IndividuallyMartindale-Hubbell, 2005-present
The Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers, Law FirmMartindale-Hubbell, 2005-present
Top 100 Trial LawyersThe National Trial Lawyers, 2014-present
Florida Super Lawyer in Employment and Labor LawThomson Reuters, 2006-present
Who’s WhoMarquis Who’s Who in American Law, 2009-present
Top 105 Lawyers in Employment Law Representing IndividualsTampa Magazine, 2017
Client Champion SilverMartindale-Hubbell, 2017
Superb 10.0AVVO rating, 2006-present
Clients’ ChoiceAVVO, 2015-present
Legal Elite in Labor and Employment LawFlorida Trend, 2005-2012, 2014-2016
The Bar Register of Preeminent Women LawyersMartindale-Hubbell, 2011-2014
Top 50 Tampa Bay AttorneysFlorida Super Lawyers by Thomson Reuters, 2014
Outstanding Service Award as ChairLabor and Employment Law Section, The Florida Bar, 2006-2007
Outstanding Faculty Member, Employment Law Trial Skills Program – Stetson University College of Law, 2001

Cynthia Sass has served the legal community through her work on a variety of committees, including president and chair positions:

Co-Chair – 13th Annual Section Conference. Discrimination, Harassment and Retaliation Programs, American Bar Association, 2018-2019

Employee Vice ChairAnnual Section Conference Committee, Section of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association, 2017-2018
Co-ChairABA Liaison Committee, Labor and Employment Section, The Florida Bar, 2016-2018
Co-ChairLabor and Employment Section, Hillsborough County Bar Association, 2016-present
FellowThe College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, 2011-present
Committee MemberEmployment-at-Will Subcommittee, Employment Rights & Responsibilities Committee Section of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association, 2009-present
Committee MemberEmployment Rights & Responsibilities Committee, Section of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association, 2009-present
Executive Council MemberLabor and Employment Law Section, The Florida Bar, 1998 – June 30, 2017
MemberTechnology Subcommittee, Employment Rights & Responsibilities Committee, Section of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association, 2009-2014, 2018-2019
Executive Committee Member Trial & Litigation Section, Hillsborough County Bar Association, 2010-present
Committee MemberEmployment Law Committee, Florida Supreme Court Committee on Standard Jury Instructions, 2009-2015
Employee Co-ChairNational Programs Committee, Section of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association, 2014-2015
ChairSpoliation Subcommittee, Employment Law Committee, Florida Supreme Court Committee on Standard Jury Instructions, 2010-2012
Employee Co-ChairTechnology in the Practice & Workplace Committee, Section of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association, 2009-2012
ParticipantLeadership Development Program, Section of Labor and Employment Law Section, American Bar Association, 2009-2012
ChairLabor and Employment Law Section, The Florida Bar, 2006-2007
Chair-ElectLabor and Employment Law Section, The Florida Bar, 2005-2006
Legal Education ChairLabor and Employment Law Section, The Florida Bar, 2004-2005
CLE ChairLabor and Employment Law Section, The Florida Bar, 2003-2004
Co-ChairJudicial Education Committee, Labor and Employment Law Section, The Florida Bar, 2002-2003
PresidentFlorida Chapter, National Employment Lawyers Association, 1999-2000
Co-Chair – Individual Rights Committee, Labor and Employment Law Section, The Florida Bar, 1999
President-ElectFlorida Chapter, National Employment Lawyers Association, 1998-1999
MemberLabor and Employment Law Section, The Florida Bar
MemberNational Employment Lawyers Association
MemberSection of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association
MemberFederal Bar Association
MemberFlorida Chapter, National Employment Lawyers Association
MemberTrial Lawyers Section, Hillsborough County Bar Association
MemberLabor and Employment Law Section, Hillsborough County Bar Association

Cynthia Sass matriculated from:

Juris DoctorT. C. Williams School of Law, University of Richmond, Richmond, Virginia, 1987
Bachelor of ArtsSmith College, Northampton, Massachusetts, 1984

Website Accessibility for Individuals with DisabilitiesBeyond Employment: ADA Compliance on Websites and Physical Access, Advanced labor & Employment Topics, Commission on Disability Rights of the American Bar Association and Labor & Employment Law Section of The Florida Bar, April 2017
Workplace Challenges of Privacy, Social Media and Technology Issues – 16th Annual Employment Law: Rights, Benefits, and Emerging Issues, Sterling Education Services, Inc., January 2017
Returning to Work: Fitness-for-Duty Exams and Elated Legal Issues – 10th Annual Labor and Employment Law Conference, Labor & Employment Section, American Bar Association, November 2016
Is Your Website Compliant?- slide presentation – Up, Up and Away with Websites and Drones, Celebration: A Century of Service, Risk Management Committee, Florida Realtors, August 2016
Is Your Website Compliant? handout – Up, Up and Away with Websites and Drones, Celebration: A Century of Service, Risk Management Committee, Florida Realtors, August 2016
Website Accessibility for Individuals with Disabilities – Fifth Annual 11th Circuit Regional Program, The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, January 2016
Privacy and Today’s Technology in the Workplace – Essentials of Employment Law, Sterling Education Seminars, Inc., January 2016
Hiring and Terminating Employees in the Current Economy – Essentials of Employment Law, Sterling Education Seminars, Inc., January 2016
Cumulative Supplement to Employment at Will, A State-by-State Survey, Southeastern Regional Editor and Florida Co-Author – American Bar Association, Section of Labor and Employment Law and Bureau of National Affairs, Inc., 2015
The Basics of Litigating Front Pay, Compensation and Punitive Damages Claims (Plaintiff’s Perspective) – 9th Annual Conference, Section of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association, November 2015
To Catch a Thief: Prosecuting, Defending and Insuring Claims for Cyber Espionage – MidWinter Meeting, Section of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association, March 2015
Settlement Agreements – Fourth Annual 11th Circuit Regional Program, The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, January 2015
The Termination Process – Hiring and Terminating: The Ins and Outs of Employment Law, Sterling Education Seminars, Inc., January 2015
Overview of Confidentiality, Non-Compete, and Non-Solicitation Agreements – Hiring and Terminating: The Ins and Outs of Employment Law, Sterling Education Seminars, Inc., January 2015
Cumulative Supplement to Employment at Will, A State-by-State Survey, Southeastern Regional Editor and Florida Co-Author – American Bar Association, Section of Labor and Employment Law and Bureau of National Affairs, Inc., 2014
Social Media, Employer Surveillance and Employee Privacy – Blazing the Trail: Courage | Challenge | Change, Annual Convention, National Employment Lawyers Association, June 2014
A Primer for Workers Compensation Attorneys on Common Employment Claims – Hillsborough County Bar Association, April 2014
BYOD: An Employee’s Perspective – Midwinter Meeting, Employment Rights & Responsibilities Committee, Section of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association, March 2014
Employment Claims You Should Know About – Tampa Bay Paralegal Association, February 2014
Privacy and Social Media in the Workplace – 13th Annual Fundamentals of Employment Law, Sterling Education Seminar, January 2014
Cumulative Supplement to Employment at Will, A State-by-State Survey, Southeastern Regional Editor and Florida Co-Author – American Bar Association, Section of Labor and Employment Law and Bureau of National Affairs, Inc., 2013
When and How to Discipline or Discharge – Employee Documentation, Discipline & Discharge, National Business Institute, July 2013
Recruitment/Hiring Documents – Employee Documentation, Discipline & Discharge, National Business Institute, July 2013
Ethical Issues Facing Attorneys in the Age of Technology – Annual CLE Seminar, Trial and Litigation Section, Hillsborough County Bar Association, May 2013
Update on Ethical Issues and Social Media – Midwinter Meeting, Ethics and Professional Responsibility Committee, Section of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association, March 2013
Electronic Dumpster Diving: The Legal Ethics of “TMI” – 6th Annual Conference, Section of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association, November 2012
Florida Update: Employment Law – Teleconference, National Business Institute, September 2012
Current Issues in Fair Labor Standards Act Litigation – 11th Circuit Regional Program, The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, February 2012
Employment at Will, A State-by-State Survey, Regional Editor Southeast Region – Section of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association, and The Bureau of National Affairs, Inc., November 2011
General Practitioners Beware! Employment Claims You Should Know About – Continuing Legal Education Luncheon, The Plant City Bar Association, November 2011
Rainmaking: The Art of Increasing Business for Your Law Firm – 5th Annual Conference, Section of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association, November 2011
Valuing a Case – Clear Skies and Smooth Sailing for Employment Law Cases, Summer Conference, Florida Chapter, National Employment Lawyers Association, September 2011
Privacy and Social Media in the Workplace – Employment Law Update: Contemporary Challenges in a Changing Workplace, Sterling Education Services, August 2011
The Rise of the Machines: Discovery and Spoliation Issues in This Age of Technology – Advanced Labor Topics, Labor and Employment Law Section, The Florida Bar, June 2011
10 Biggest Mistakes Employers Make From a Plaintiff Attorney’s Perspective – Emerging Legal Issues: Employment Lawyers and Corporate Counsel Seminar, Hillsborough County Bar Association, March 2011
Up In The Air and Everywhere: E-Discovery Beyond Email, Cloud Computing and Virtual Servers – 4th Annual Conference, Section of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association, November 2010
Legal Issues Facing Job Seekers – Real Estate Live Seminar, Greater Association of Realtors, September 2010
Electronic Discovery and Technology-Derived Evidence – Technology in the Practice and Workplace Committee Mid Year Meeting, Section of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association, April 2010
Legal Issues Facing Job Seekers – Career Development Seminar, University of Phoenix, April 2010
Change You Can Believe In (Like It or Not!): Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, Paycheck Fairness Act, Family and Medical Leave Act Revisions, and Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments – Employment Law Overview for Law Firms and Law Practices, President’s Showcase, Labor and Employment Law Section, The Florida Bar, June 2009
Discharge and Discipline – The Many Facets of Employment Discrimination, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the City of Tampa Division of Community Affairs, August 2008
The Florida Civil Rights Act – Employment Laws Affecting Larger Law Firms, What Every Law Firm and Law Practice Needs to Know About Federal and Florida Employment Laws, Presidential Showcase, Labor and Employment Law Section, The Florida Bar, June 2008
Current Legal Developments Under the FLMA – Employment Laws Affecting Larger Law Firms, What Every Law Firm and Law Practice Needs to Know About Federal and Florida Employment Laws, Presidential Showcase, Labor and Employment Law Section, The Florida Bar, June 2008
Settlement of Employment Cases – Fighting for the Rights of Florida Employees!, Fall Conference, Florida Chapter, National Employment Lawyers Association, October 2007
Drafting Considerations in Employment Settlement Agreements (Plaintiff’s Perspective) – Preparedness in the Changing Environment of Employment Practice, 25th Annual Multi-State Labor and Employment Law Seminar, Tulane University Law School, June 2007
Current Legal Developments Under The FMLA – Plaintiff’s and Defendant’s Perspective – FMLA Update and 11th Amendment Immunity, Summer Conference, Florida Chapter, National Employment Lawyers Association, August 2006
Current Legal Developments Under the FMLA – Plaintiff’s Perspective – Preparedness in the Changing Environment of Employment Practice, 24th Annual Multi-State Labor and Employment Law Seminar, Tulane University Law School, June 2006
Do You Value Your Case? – Advanced Labor Topics, Continuing Legal Education and Labor and Employment Law Section, The Florida Bar, May 2006
Solving Unique Pay Questions – Wage and Hour Law: Answers to Everyday Questions, National Business Institute, April 2006
The Florida Civil Rights Act – Thirteenth Judicial Circuit Seminar, August 2005
Wage and Hour Law: Compliance Under the New FLSA Overtime Regulations – Overtime: How the New Regulations Affect Your Clients or Your Company in Florida, National Business Institute, February 2005
An Overview of the Fair Labor Standards Act for the Non-Employment Lawyer – LAWYER, Hillsborough County Bar Association, February 2005
Harassment and Discrimination Update for the Modern Workplace – Human Resources Law Update, Sterling Education Services, July 2004
Other Areas of Liability in Employment Discrimination: Age and Gender Discrimination – Fundamental Issues in Florida Human Resources Law, National Business Institute, January 2004
I Can’t Possibly Be a Target – 2nd Annual Conference, WCEA, Inc., October 2003
Sexual Harassment: Employer and Employee Rights and Responsibilities – Fundamental Issues in Florida Human Resources Law, National Business Institute, May 2003
Employment Laws in Florida – Delta Sigma Pi, March 2003
Employment Laws in Florida: Hiring to Firing – Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants, December 2002
Sexual Harassment: Employer and Employee Rights and Responsibilities – Fundamental Issues in Florida Human Resources Law, National Business Institute, May 2002
Conducting the Interview – Selecting and Terminating Employees in Florida, National Business Institute, August 2001
Sex, Lies and Other Statutory Violations – Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants, February 2001
State Law Claims – Florida Chapter, National Employment Lawyers Association, December 1999
Department of Labor’s Regulation Requiring Notice Under the Family & Medical Leave Act Held Invalid by the Eleventh Circuit – LAWYER, Hillsborough County Bar Association, November 1999
Offers of and Demands for Judgment – Tactics and Techniques, Florida Chapter, National Employment Lawyers Association, September 1999
Practical Tips and Issues Involved in Employment-Related Settlements From an Employee’s Perspective – Florida Chapter, National Employment Lawyers Association, September 1999
Employee Hiring: What Are Your Options? – Women’s Symposium, December 1998
The Family and Medical Leave Act and Equal Pay Act Issues – American Society of Women Accountants, March 1998
Practical Tips and Issues Involved in Employment-Related Settlements from an Employee’s Perspective – Claim du Jour: Labor and Employment Law Issues for the Creative Practitioner, Labor and Employment Law Section, The Florida Bar, February 1998
New Traps and Sinkholes in the Florida Civil Rights Act – Florida Chapter, National Employment Lawyers Association, January 1998
Sex and Pregnancy Discrimination and Family and Medical Leave Act – Florida Legal Assistants, Inc., October 1997
Is Written Notice a Condition Precedent to Bringing a Whistleblower Cause of Action Against A Private Employer? – LAWYER, Hillsborough County Bar Association, March 1997
Stress and Mental Disorder: New Responsibilities for Employers Under the ADA – Council on Education in Management, February 1996
Taxation of Recoveries Under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act After Schleier – LAWYER, Hillsborough County Bar Association, May 1995
Sexual Harassment: Psychological Injury No Longer Necessary to Prove Hostile Work Environment – THE CHECKOFF, Labor and Employment Law Section, The Florida Bar, 1993

ADA Compliance Issues: What Happens When Websites & Apps are Inaccessible, Panel Member – ADA and Website Accessibility, Labor & Employment Law Section, The Florida Bar (Live Webinar), February 2017
EEO – Procedural – 17th Labor and Employment Law Annual Update and Certification Review, Labor & Employment Law Section, The Florida Bar (Kissimmee, Florida), January 2017
Workplace Challenges of Privacy, Social Media and Technology Issues – 16th Annual Employment Law: Rights, Benefits, and Emerging Issues, Sterling Education Services, Inc. (Tampa, Florida), January 2017
Getting and Returning to Work: Fitness for Duty Exams and Related Legal Issues – 10th Annual Labor and Employment Law Conference, Labor & Employment Section, American Bar Association (Chicago, Illinois), November 2016
Emerging Issue of Website Compliance Under the ADA – Continuing Education Meeting, Sandspur Chapter, Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants (Tampa, Florida), October 2016
Employee Rights in the Workplace, Co-Host – Rights & Repairs, Money Talk 1010 AM Radio (Tampa, Florida), September 2016
Is Your Website Compliant? – Up, Up and Away with Websites and Drones – Celebration: A Century of Service, Risk Management Committee, Florida Realtors (Orlando, Florida), August 2016 – SLIDE PRESENTATION and HANDOUT
Most Websites are Not ADA Compliant, Is Yours One of Them? Moderator – Section of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association (Live Webinar), March 2016
ADA/Website Accessibility – Fifth Annual 11th Circuit Regional Program, The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers (Coral Gables, Florida), January 2016
Hiring and Terminating Employees in the Current Economy – Essentials of Employment Law, Sterling Education Seminars, Inc. (Tampa, Florida), January 2016
Privacy and Today’s Technology in the Workplace – Essentials of Employment Law, Sterling Education Seminars, Inc. (Tampa, Florida), January 2016
Basics of Litigating Front Pay, Compensation and Punitive Damages Claims– 9th Annual Conference, Section of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania), November 2015
To Catch a Thief: Prosecuting, Defending and Insuring Claims for Cyber Espionage – MidWinter Meeting, Section of Labor and Employment Law (Naples, Florida), March 2015
Advanced E-Discovery: Database Issues in Employment Cases – Continuing Legal Education Program, Section of Labor and Employment Law, Section of Science & Technology, and Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section of the American Bar Association (Live Webinar), March 2015
Settlement Agreements – Fourth Annual 11th Circuit Regional Program, The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers (Miami, Florida), January 2015
The Termination Process – Hiring and Terminating: The Ins and Outs of Employment Law, Sterling Education Seminars, Inc. (Tampa, Florida), January 2015
Overview of Confidentiality, Non-Compete, and Non-Solicitation Agreements – Hiring and Terminating: The Ins and Outs of Employment Law, Sterling Education Seminars, Inc. (Tampa, Florida), January 2015
Social Media, Employer Surveillance and Employee Privacy – Blazing the Trail: Courage | Challenge | Change, Annual Convention, National Employment Lawyers Association (Boston, Massachusetts), June 2014
Workers’ Compensation Attorneys’ Fees for Claimant’s Attorneys and Relevant ERISA and Labor Law Issues – CLE Luncheon, Workers’ Compensation Section, Hillsborough County Bar Association (Tampa, Florida), April 2014
Balancing Interests in a BYOD World – Midwinter Meeting, Employment Rights & Responsibilities Committee, Section of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association (Mexico), March 2014
Employment Claims You Should Know About – Seminar Luncheon, Tampa Bay Paralegal Association (Tampa, Florida), February 2014
Privacy and Social Media in the Workplace – 13th Annual Fundamentals of Employment Law, Sterling Education Seminar (Tampa, Florida), January 2014
When and How to Discipline or Discharge – Employee Documentation, Discipline & Discharge, National Business Institute (Live Webinar), July 2013
Recruitment/Hiring Documents – Employee Documentation, Discipline & Discharge, National Business Institute (Live Webinar), July 2013
Ethical Issues Facing Attorneys in the Age of Technology – Annual CLE Seminar, Trial and Litigation Section, Hillsborough County Bar Association (Tampa, Florida), May 2013
Social Media: The Separation of Work and Play, Moderator – National Symposium on Technology in Labor and Employment Law, Section of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association (Berkeley, California), April 2013
Update on Ethical Issues and Social Media – Midwinter Meeting, Ethics and Professional Responsibility Committee, Section of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association (Miami, Florida), March 2013
Electronic Dumpster Diving: The Legal Ethics of “TMI” – 6th Annual Conference, Section of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association (Atlanta, Georgia), November 2012
Florida Update: Employment Law – Teleconference, National Business Institute, September 2012
Non-Competes in the Electronic Workplace: Solicitation in the Age of Social Media – Live Webinar and Teleconference, Section of Labor and Employment Law and ABA Center for Continuing Legal Education, American Bar Association, May 2012
Current Issues in Fair Labor Standards Act Litigation – 11th Circuit Regional Program, The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers (Miami, Florida), February 2012
Employment Claims You Should Know About – CLE Luncheon, The Plant City Bar Association (Plant City, Florida), November 2011
Rainmaking: The Art of Increasing Business for Your Law Firm – 5th Annual Conference, Section of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association (Seattle, Washington), November 2011
11th Circuit and the Supreme Court – Significant Cases, NLRB Changes and EEOC/DOL Developments from the Past Year, Hillsborough County Bar Association (Tampa, Florida), October 2011
Valuing a Case – Clear Skies and Smooth Sailing for Employment Law Cases, Summer Conference, Florida Chapter, National Employment Lawyers Association (St. Pete Beach, Florida), September 2011
Privacy and Social Media in the Workplace– Employment Law Update: Contemporary Challenges in a Changing Workplace, Sterling Education Services (Tampa, Florida), August 2011
Shaping Your Client’s Expectations from Intake to Settlement, Moderator – 22nd Annual Convention, National Employment Lawyers Association (New Orleans, Louisiana), July 2011
The Rise of the Machines: Discovery and Spoliation Issues in This Age of Technology – 2011 Advanced Labor Topics, Labor and Employment Law Section, The Florida Bar (Naples, Florida), June 2011
Discovery and Subpoenas for the Next Generation of Workplace Technology, Moderator– Technology in the Practice & Workplace Committee, National Symposium on Technology in Labor and Employment Law, Section of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association (New York, New York), April 2011
10 Biggest Mistakes Employers Make From a Plaintiff Attorney’s Perspective– Emerging Legal Issues: Employment Lawyers and Corporate Counsel Seminar, Hillsborough County Bar Association (Tampa, Florida), March 2011
Up In The Air and Everywhere: E-Discovery Beyond Email, Cloud Computing and Virtual Servers– 4th Annual Labor & Employment Law Conference, American Bar Association (Chicago, Illinois), November 2010
Legal Issues Facing Job Seekers– Real Estate Live Seminar, Greater Association of Realtors (Tampa, Florida), September 2010
It’s Not Just Email Anymore: E-Discovery and Technology-Derived Evidence and the Virtual Workplace– Technology in the Practice & Workplace Committee Mid Year Meeting, Section of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association (New York, New York), April 2010
Legal Issues Facing Job Seekers– Career Development Seminar, University of Phoenix (Tampa, Florida), April 2010
Electronic Spoliation Sanctions: Delete at Your Own Risk– Employee Rights & Responsibilities Committee, Section of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association (San Diego, California), March 2010
Beachcombing on the Non-Compete Shores: A Primer for Developing Electronic Evidence– Employment Rights & Responsibilities Committee, Midwinter Meeting, Section of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association (Coronado, California), March 2010
Case Assessment: Assessing, Valuing and Strategizing When Employment Law Claims Walk Through Your Law Firm Door, Moderator– Winter Conference: Litigation Perspectives from Start to Finish, Florida Chapter, National Employment Lawyers Association (Lake Buena Vista, Florida), February 2010
Discrimination and Fair Labor Standards Act Claims– Employment Discrimination Law Training Program for Judicial Law Clerks, Federal Judicial Center (Tampa, Florida), October 2009
Change You Can Believe In (Like It or Not!): Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, Paycheck Fairness Act, Family and Medical Leave Act Revisions, and Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments– President’s Showcase, 59th Annual Convention, The Florida Bar (Orlando, Florida), June 2009
Discharge and Discipline– The Many Facets of Employment Discrimination, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the City of Tampa Division of Community Affairs (Tampa, Florida), August 2008
Employment Laws Affecting Larger Law Firms: The Florida Civil Rights Act – What Every Law Firm and Law Practice Needs to Know About Federal and Florida Employment Laws, Continuing Legal Education and Labor and Employment Law Section, The Florida Bar (Boca Raton, Florida), June 2008
Employment Laws Affecting Larger Law Firms: The Family and Medical Leave Act – What Every Law Firm and Law Practice Needs to Know About Federal and Florida Employment Laws, Continuing Legal Education and Labor and Employment Law Section, The Florida Bar (Boca Raton, Florida), June 2008
Settlement of Employment Cases– Fighting for the Rights of Florida Employees!, Fall Conference, Florida Chapter, National Employment Lawyers Association (Champions Gate, Florida), October 2007
Drafting Considerations in Employment Settlement Agreements (Plaintiff’s Perspective)– Preparedness in the Changing Environment of Employment Practice, 25th Annual Multi-State Labor & Employment Law Seminar, Tulane University Law School (Williamsburg, Virginia), June 2007
Fair Labor Standards Act: Update– HR Fever, Masters Program, 70th Annual Conference, Florida Public Personnel Association (Tampa, Florida), July 2006
Current Legal Developments Under the FMLA: Plaintiff’s and Defendant’s Perspective– FMLA and 11th Amendment Immunity, Florida Chapter, National Employment Lawyers Association (St. Petersburg, Florida), June 2006
Current Legal Developments Under the FMLA (Plaintiff’s Perspective)– Preparedness in the Changing Environment of Employment Practice, 24th Annual Multi-State Labor & Employment Law Seminar, Tulane University Law School (Orlando, Florida), June 2006
FLSA/Wage and Hour Basics Compliance– Fundamentals of Employment Law, Sterling Education Services (Tampa, Florida), June 2006
Terminating Employees– Fundamentals of Employment Law, Sterling Education Services (Tampa, Florida), June 2006
How Do You Value Your Case?– Continuing Legal Education and Labor and Employment Law Section, The Florida Bar (Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida), May 2006
Solving Unique Pay Questions– Wage and Hour Law: Answers to Everyday Questions, National Business Institute (Orlando, Florida), April 2006
Employment Discrimination Law Training Program for Judicial Law Clerks– Federal Judicial Center (Tampa, Florida), January 2006
The Florida Civil Rights Act– Thirteenth Judicial Circuit Seminar (Tampa, Florida), August 2005
Wage and Hour Law: Compliance Under the New FLSA Overtime Regulations– Overtime: How the New Regulations Affect Your Clients or Your Company in Florida, National Business Institute, February 2005
Wage and Hour Compliance Under the New FLSA Overtime Regulations– Suncoast Utilities Contractors Association (Tampa, Florida), February 2005
Arbitration Pros and Cons from the Plaintiff’s Perspective– HR Tampa Fall Expo & Legal Conference (Tampa, Florida), November 2004
Harassment and Discrimination Update for the Modern Workplace– Human Resources Law Update, Sterling Education Services (Tampa, Florida), July 2004
Other Areas of Liability in Employment Discrimination: Age and Gender Discrimination– Fundamental Issues in Florida Human Resources Law, National Business Institute (Tampa, Florida), January 2004
I Can’t Possibly Be a Target– 2nd Annual Conference, WCEA, Inc. (Tampa, Florida), October 2003
Employment Laws in Florida– Boardroom Perspectives, May 2003
Employment Laws in Florida– Delta Sigma Pi (Tampa, Florida), March 2003
Employment Laws in Florida: Hiring to Firing– Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants, December 2002
Starting off Right: Client Intake, Case Evaluation and Selection– National Employment Lawyers Association, June 2002
Sexual Harassment: Employer and Employee Rights and Responsibilities– Fundamental Issues in Florida Human Resources Law, National Business Institute, May 2002
Keeping Ahead of the Tidal Wave of Employment Discrimination Issues, Program Chair– –Continuing Legal Education and Labor and Employment Law Section, The Florida Bar, November 2001
Laying a Good Foundation for Employment Practices– Larkin Contracting, Inc. (Tampa, Florida), November 2001
Wrongful Termination and Common Law Claims– American Bar Association and Stetson University College of Law (St. Petersburg, Florida), October 2001
Conducting the Interview– Selecting and Terminating Employees in Florida, National Business Institute, August 2001
Round Table Discussions – Strategizing Under the Sun, Florida Chapter, National Employment Lawyers Association, August 2001
Employment Law Trial Skills Program – Stetson University College of Law (St. Petersburg, Florida), July 2001
The Pitfalls of Thinking of Clauses as Boilerplate (in non-competition agreements), Moderator– Midwinter Meeting, Labor and Employment Law Section, American Bar Association, March 2001
Mediation and Predispute Resolution and Investigation– Midwinter Meeting, Labor and Employment Law Section, American Bar Association, March 2001
Sex, Lies and Other Statutory Violations– Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants, February 2001
Sex, Lies and Other Statutory Violations– Larking Contracting, Inc. (Tampa, Florida), December 2000 and January 2001
Round Table Discussions: Panel Member on Employment Issues– Strategizing Under the Sun, Florida Chapter, National Employment Lawyers Association, September 2000
Round Table Discussion: Panel Member on Employment Issues– Strategizing Under the Sun, Florida Chapter, National Employment Lawyers Association, March 2000
State Law Claims– Florida Chapter, National Employment Lawyers Association, December 1999
Practical Tips and Issues Involved in Employment-Related Settlements From an Employee’s Perspective– Florida Chapter, National Employment Lawyers Association, September 1999
Restrictive Covenants: Attacking The New Servitude, Moderator – 10th Annual Convention, National Employment Lawyers Association (New Orleans, Louisiana), July 1999
Employment Law Trial Skills Program– Stetson University College of Law (St. Petersburg, Florida), July 1999
Overview of Employer’s Obligations Under Federal and State Law– Town & Country Chamber of Commerce (Tampa, Florida), May 1999
Discovery Issues– EEO Basics Seminar, American Bar Association, April 1999
Employment Law Trial Skills Program– Stetson University College of Law (St. Petersburg, Florida), March 1999
Employee Hiring: What Are Your Options?– Women’s Symposium, December 1998
The Family Leave Act & Equal Pay Issues– American Society of Women Accountants, March 1998
Issues Involved in Employment-Related Settlement Agreements from the Employee’s and the Employer’s Perspectives– Claim du Jour: Labor and Employment Law Issues for the Creative Practitioner, Labor and Employment Law Section, The Florida Bar, February 1998
New Traps and Sinkholes in the Florida Civil Rights Act– Florida Chapter, National Employment Lawyers Association, January 1998
Sex and Pregnancy Discrimination and Family and Medical Leave Act – Florida Legal Assistants, Inc., October 1997
Stress and Mental Disorder: New Responsibilities for Employers Under the ADA– Personnel Law Update, Florida Conference, February 1996
New Responsibilities for Understanding Personnel Law– Council on Education in Management, July 1995

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U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT – Sass Law Firm: Silver shield with a pointed bottom trimmed in white and a blue ribbon with red bottom trim across the shield about one-third of the way down, the 1st line at the top of the shield, centered in red letters initial capped “Best Lawyers”, 2nd line in large black letters all caps “BEST”, 3rd line in black letters all caps “LAW FIRMS”, 4th line is on the blue ribbon in white letters, initial capped and centered is “U.S. News” and above the “News” starting next to the “N” in small white letters, all capped is “& World Report” and in the bottom point of the shield centered in black numbers is “2018”
Since 2011
Martindale Hubbell badge for Cynthia Sass Tampa Employment Lawyer – picture is the badge for MARTINDALE HUBBELL 2017 AV PREEMINENT which has in the right side top corner in dark gray letters “Martindale-Hubbell®”, underneath and all the way to the left is a red hexagon with white capital letters “AV” in the middle, next to that on the top is a red rectangle with a slanted left edge, trimmed in white butting up to the top of the hexagon and inside in white capital letters is “PREEMINENT” and below that in a black rectangle with a slanted left edge trimmed in white, butting up to the bottom of the hexagon with white letters, initial capped, “Peer Rated for Highest Level of Professional Excellence”, and next to that a black square trimmed in white with the number in white “2017”
Since 1999
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Since 2006
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Since 2006
WHO’S WHO IN AMERICAN LAW – Picture of Marquis Who’s Who In American Law logo of a two-toned rectangle, with the top 2/3rd’s in dark red with white letters, 1st line on the left side in all caps “MARQUIS”, 2nd line centered in large white letters “Who’s Who”, below the red box is a dark yellow box making up the bottom 1/3rd of the rectangle, with black letters centered “In American Law”
Since 2009
TRIAL LAWYERS TOP 100 for Cynthia Sass Tampa Employment Lawyer - Round blue and gold seal with the outside circle in blue, trimmed in black, with white letters at the top in all caps “THE NATIONAL” and at the bottom “TRIAL LAWYERS” and the circle in the middle is gold with a picture of the Lady of Justice in blue and across the middle in white letters all capped and centered 1st line “TOP 100”, 2nd line “TRIAL” and 3rd line is “LAWYERS”
Since 2014
Blue outlined square with rounded corners, the top 3/4ths of the square is red, and bottom 1/4th is white – 1st line on the red portion on the left side in white caps, small print “RATED BY”, 2nd line centered in large white letters with initial caps “Super Lawyers”, 3rd line in white letters centered and initial capped “Cynthia N. Sass”, 4th line in white letters centered and initial capped “Employment Law”, below that is a white space with red letters, centered and capped “FLORIDA”
Since 2006
MARTINDALE HUBBELL BAR REGISTER OF PREEMINENT WOMEN LAWYERS for Cynthia Sass Employment Lawyer – picture of the black and white badge with the symbol for female (a circle on the top with a plus sign attached to the bottom), in black, and inside the circle is a white fluted column on a black background, to the right of the image in black letters initial capped, 1st line “Bar Register of”, 2nd line “Preeminent Women”, 3rd line “Lawyers”
2012 – 2014
FLORIDA TREND’S Florida LEGAL ELITE for Cynthia Sass Employment Lawyer – picture of a multi-colored logo consisting of a round circle with 3-D spikes pointing out along the outer edge in shades of yellow, brown, bronze and black, the top portion of the circle has a wide yellow arc with letters in dark bluish/purple, all capped “FLORIDA TREND’S”, below the arc the center of the circle is brown and the words are centered and level, 1st line in narrow white capped letters “FLORIDA”, 2nd line in large orange letters each bordered in yellow all capped “LEGAL”, and 3rd line is in a bronze ribbon the width of the circle about 1/3rd of the way down with large yellow/gold letters all capped “ELITE” with a yellow, and underneath the ribbon is the remaining portion of the brown circle and a portion of the bottom arc is outlined in green
2005-2012, 2014-2016
SUPER LAWYERS TOP 50 WOMEN FLORIDA FOR CYNTHIA SASS - White square outlined in gray with rounded corners, 1st line on the top left in gray caps, small print, all capped “RATED BY”, 2nd line centered in large gray letters with initial caps “Super Lawyers”, 3rd line in gray letters centered and capped “TOP 50 WOMEN”, 4th line in gray letters centered and initial capped “Florida”, below that is a dark yellow ribbon with white letters, centered and initial capped “Cynthia N. Sass”
2008-2014, 2016-2017
Dark blue circle on white background, centered in circle at the top is a light blue, orange, gray and dark blue outlined star, 1st line under that centered in dark blue letters “Avvo”, 2nd line in orange letters is
Since 2015
A brown mottled square with white writing and a white circle in the middle surrounded by white dots, inside the circle in large white letters on the top left “105” and next to that on the right top in small white capped letters, one on each of three rows the words “OF”, “TAMPA”, “BAY’S”, across the middle of the circle is a banner of “TOP LAWYERS” with the word “TOP” on the mottled brown background in white capped letters, and the word ‘LAWYERS” on a white background in brown mottled capped letters, below the banner are two more lines of print in white capped letters, the 1st line is “AS VOTED ON BY” and the 2nd lined is ‘THEIR PEERS”
Tampa Magazine 2017
Martindale Hubbell badge for Cynthia Sass Tampa Employment Lawyer of MARTINDALE HUBBELL 2017 CLIENT CHAMPION SILVER badge with on right side top corner in dark gray letters “Martindale-Hubbell®” followed by a small black hexagon, underneath and all the way to the left is a gray hexagon with white symbol in the center of a white cap “C” linked with an upside down reversed cap “C”, and lined up with the top half of the gray hexagon in black capital letters “CLIENT CHAMPION” and underneath, lined up with the bottom half of the gray hexagon in light gray capital letters “SILVER / 2017” both with white backgrounds
SUPER LAWYERS TOP 50 TAMPA BAY FOR CYNTHIA SASS 2014 - White square outlined in gray with rounded corners, 1st line on the top left in gray caps, small print, all capped “RATED BY”, 2nd line centered in large gray letters with initial caps “Super Lawyers”, 3rd line in gray letters centered and capped “TOP 50”, 4th line in gray letters centered and initial capped “Tampa Bay”, below that in the bottom /5th of the square is a dark yellow band with dark gray letters, centered and initial capped “Cynthia N. Sass”
2014
MARTINDALE HUBBELL / LAWYERS.COM CLIENT DISTINCTION AWARD FOR CYNTHIA SASS 2013 – rectangle with a gold border, outlined in black, inside the rectangle on the left is a white square and on the right is a red vertical rectangle, the white square on the 1st line in large blue letters all capped “CLIENT”, 2nd line slightly smaller blue capped letters “DISTINCTION” and next to lines 1 and to on the right, going vertically from bottom to top in blue capped letters “AWARD”, below centered and in black capped letters (lines 5 – 8) on the 3rd line “Cynthia N. Sass”, 4th line “Recognized for Excellence”, 5th line starts with a red checkmark followed by “Quality of Service”, 6th line is “Overall Value”, 7th line is “Responsiveness” and 8th line is “Communications Ability”, below and on the left is the 8th line with “martindale.com” and on the same line to the right “Lawyers.com”, in the red vertical rectangle on the right in large dark red letters going vertically from bottom to top “2013” and on the line between the red and white areas, about 1/3rd of way down is a white and gold seal, with white capital letters centered, with 1st line “CLIENT” and 2nd line “REVIEW”
2013
AMERICAN LAWYER TOP LAWYERS 2011 Cynthia Sass Tampa Employment Attorney – black vertical rectangle with white space around the outside edge and then a narrow gold border, and another narrow gold border inset on the black portion, and inside that gold border, 1st line top left corner in small white letters capped “As Published By”, 2nd underneath and to the left in all capped white letters “THE AMERICAN LAWYER”, in the middle of the rectangle, centered in shaded gold capped letters, 3rd line “TOP, and 4th line ‘LAWYERS”, at the bottom of the rectangle dividing the bottom gold border is the 5th line in large shaded gold numbers “2011”
2011
VERDICT SEARCH – TOP FLORIDA VERDICTS & SETTLEMENTS 2011 for Cynthia Sass Tampa Employment Lawyer – A vertical rectangle that starts with a pale yellow and red center and the red gradually darkens as it goes outward toward the edges of the rectangle and the four corners fade to black, about 1/4th of the way down on the left side is the 1st line in white letters initial capped “VerdictSearch”, and below that are three more lines, on the left side in large white letters, initial capped - 2nd line “Top Florida”, 3rd line “Verdicts &” and 4th line “Settlements”, below and in the middle towards the bottom of the rectangle in smaller white italicized letters is “of” and in the bottom right corner in really big white numbers is “2011”
2011
The Florida Bar seal badge in black and white, which is a white rectangle with a black border and centered inside is the seal which is a thick round black circle, and the inside edge is a ring of black dots, next inside edge is a thin solid black line, then in black letters all capped arched on the top is “THE FLORIDA BAR” and at the bottom of that circle in black letters is “1950”, next inside edge is another solid thin black line and inside that circle is a picture of shoreline on which a Seminole woman is spreading hibiscus flowers. Two Sabal palms are growing, while in the background a steamboat sails before a sun breaking over the horizon, with rays of sunlight extending into the sky
Admitted in 1987
FEDERAL BAR ASSOCIATION Cynthia Sass Member – Blue on white round seal, with outside edge in a rope design sandwiched between dark blue inner and outer rings, inside the rope border are two sets of double pale blue lines making another inner ring, and the top arc of that ring has white letters outlined in blue all capped “FEDERAL BAR ASSOCIATION”, and the bottom arc has “ORG. JAN. 5TH 1920”, and dividing the words on the top and bottom arc are two small blue stars – one on the left and one on the right), in the middle of the seal is a blue and white sketch of Lady Justice in her Greek gown, with a blind fold on, holding the scale of just up in the air with her left hand and holding a sword pointed at the ground in her right hand and behind her is a Greek-style building of 5 columns with a base and a roof
Member
Florida NELA logo of a white, yellow and blue seal, with a yellow outer circle and a yellow inner circle sandwiching blue letters on white background all capped in the top arc “NATIONAL EMPLOMENT LAWYERS ASSOCIATION” and the bottom in the lower arc “FLORIDA” with two blue dots dividing the top and bottom writing, one on the lower left and one on the lower right, and in the middle of the seal is a blue abstract design of three palm trees side by side with their branches overlapping
President, 1999 – 2000
HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION: picture of the black & white seal for the Hillsborough County Bar Association of a black spiked circle on the outside, a single black circle inside that, an arc of black capital letters on the top “HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION” and arced at the bottom “SINCE 1896” and in the middle a black and white picture of the 3 Spires from a local building
Co-Chair, 2016-2018
National NELA logo of white rectangle with first line in black letters initial capped “Member”, 2nd line are dark green letters all capped “NELA” and in between the L and the A in gray letters taking 3 lines are “Advocates for” “Employee” and “Rights SM” and underneath the green letters in gray letters initial capped “National Employment Lawyers Association”
Member
AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION – SECTION OF LABOR & EMPLOYMENT LAW - American Bar Association Section of Labor and Employment Law logo of sky blue square with white all caps lettering, 1st line is “ABA” in big letters connected as one symbol, 2nd line centered under the big ABA logo in small capped letters is “AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION”, there is a small space and then the 3rd line in medium-sized letters all caps is “SECTION OF LABOR”, with 4th line “AND EMPLOYMENT LAW”
Employee Co-Chair
COLLEGE OF LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT LAWYERS Cynthia Sass Fellow since 2011 - logo of a blue square with white lettering initial capped, 1st line is “The College”, 2nd line is “of Labor and”, 3rd line is “Employment” and 4th line is “Lawyers”
Fellow since 2011
FLORIDA BAR – LABOR & EMPLOYMENT SECTION – The logo for The Florida Bar’s Labor and Employment Law Section of a long blue rectangle with the gold seal of The Florida Bar on the left side, and in gold letters, initial capped to the right of the seal , 1st line is
Section Chair, 2006-2007
SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES SEAL is white with gold lettering and imagery in a round seal, there is a dark gold outer ring, and a narrow inner ring, and going all the way around the inside of ring start at the bottom are the gold letters in all caps “SEAL OF THE SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES” follow by a gold dot at the very bottom center dividing the words “SEAL” and “STATES”, and in the middle in gold is the coat of arms of the United States, which is an eagle with wings and feet outspread, and a shield covering its chest and the shield has a pale gold top and six vertical gold stripes, in its left talon the eagle holds a bundle of 13 arrows and in its right talon an olive branch, and the eagle has its head turned towards the olive branch, on its right side, In its beak, the eagle clutches a scroll with the motto E pluribus unum and on top of its head there appears a round mini seal with an uneven border and in the middle are 13 gold stars arranged in rows of 1-4-3-4-1, forming a six-pointed star
Since 2006
11th CIRCUIT COURT OF APPEALS: Round circle with a black outer line and a yellow inner line, then an inner white ring with black letters all capped on the top arch “UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS” and black letters all capped on the bottom arch “• ELEVENTH CIRCUIT •”, and inside that ring is a picture of a bald eagle with his wings opened in a ¾ stance behind gold scales of justice weighing a silver star on each side with a gold ribbon along with bottom arch
Since 2005
Round circle with a black outer line and an inner yellow ring with black inner line and black letters in between all capped on the top arch “• UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT •” and black letters all capped on the bottom arch “MIDDLE DISTRICT OF FLORIDA”, and inside that ring is a picture of a bald eagle with his wings spread open and a ball on the top of his head which is ringed on the outside with red stripes and on the inside is blue with white 13 stars, to the left and right sides of the ball is a gold fluttering ribbon, and on the eagle’s chest is a shield with a blue top and 13 red and white stripes and the eagles grasps an olive branch in its right talon and a bundle of 13 arrows in its left talon
Since 1988
Black and white seal of a round circle with a black outer line and an inner black ring and between them in black capped letters on the top arc “UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT” and at the bottom of the of the arc in two line of small capped letters, 1st line “OF THE SOUTHERN” and the 2nd line “DISTRICT OF FLORIDA” and inside that ring is a black and white sketch of the coat of arms of the United States, which is an eagle with wings and feet outspread, and a shield covering its chest and the shield has a white top and six vertical black stripes, in its left talon the eagle holds a bundle of 13 arrows and in its right talon an olive branch, and the eagle has its head turned towards the olive branch, on its right side, and in its beak, the eagle clutches a scroll with the motto E pluribus unum and on top of its head there appears a round mini seal with an uneven border and in the middle are 13 black stars arranged in rows of 1-4-3-4-1, forming a six-pointed star
Since 1991
Round circle with a red dotted outer line and an inner orange yellow ring with red dotted inner line and red letters in between all capped on the top arch “SUPREME COURT OF THE” and red letters all capped on the bottom arch “STATE OF FLORIDA”, and in the middle of the circle on a cream background is an arched ribbon trimmed in red with red letters in all caps “SAT CITO SI RECTE” in the arch formed by the ribbon are 19 red/gold stars which are above a bald eagle with chest shield having a blue top and 13 red and white stripes perched on a gold half globe on the right side facing a seated Goddess of Justice in a white toga holding her scales seated on the bottom of 3 stone steps on the left side
Since 1987
Black circle with a blank and white dotted outer line and an inner black ring with white dotted inner line and white letters in between all capped on the top arch “DISTRICT COURT OF APPEAL” and white letters all capped on the bottom arch with a white star then “STATE OF FLORIDA” and another white star, and in the middle of the circle in white on a black background at the top in white letters all capped “FIFTH DISTRICT” and below that on the right is a bald eagle with chest shield with 13 black and white stripes perched on a white half globe facing a seated Goddess of Justice in a white toga holding her scales seated on the bottom of 3 stone steps on the left side, and the middle step has a black “F” in the middle
Since 1987
White shield with point on the bottom with outlined in blue, 1st line in blue letters, all capped the width of the shield “UNIVERSITY OF” with a blue line underneath, 2nd line in blue letters, all capped, the width of the shield “RICHMOND” with a double blue line underneath and the remainder of the shield is red and white checked, to the right of the shield 1st line in red letters, all capped “RICHMOND” and underneath to the left side 2nd line in blue letters initial cap “School” followed by an initialized “of” then “Law”
Graduated 1987
Medium blue rectangle with black shadows of portion of school campus as a watermark, in the middle of the rectangle, 1st line a white diamond with the letters “S” and “C” interlinked in blue and to the right of that in white letters all capped the word “SMITH” and the 2nd line centered under Smith in white letters all capped the word “COLLEGE”
Graduated 1984