Peter W. Zinober

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Peter W. Zinober is a labor & employment lawyer concentrating his practice on the defense of employment discrimination cases in state and federal court, both jury and non-jury, as well as wage and hour, disability discrimination, Sarbanes-Oxley, Dodd-Frank, and other whistleblower defense, age and all other types of employment litigation. Pete also focuses on “traditional” labor management relations law, including the representation of employers in connection with unfair labor practice and representation case proceedings before the National Labor Relations Board, labor and non-union arbitrations, collective bargaining and counseling.


  • Jury and non-jury litigation in state and federal courts of employment discrimination, civil rights, wage and hour, FMLA, employment and contract and tort litigation and other types of employment cases
  • Proceedings before the National Labor Relations Board and parallel state agencies, including unfair labor practice and union representation cases
  • Labor and non-union arbitrations
  • Sarbanes-Oxley, Dodd-Frank, and other qui tam litigation
  • Administrative investigations before Local, state and federal equal employment opportunity agencies and litigation before such agencies
  • Collective bargaining
  • Labor and employment law drafting and counseling
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Admittance to Practice

Professional Activities

  • Warehouse Arts District Association (Board of Directors, 2018-2020)
  • Board Certified Labor & Employment Lawyer, Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education
  • The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, inducted 1996 (Board of Governors, 2015-2021)
  • American Board of Trial Advocates (2011-Present)
  • City of Tampa Mayor’s Public Art Committee (1991-1995, 2008-2015)
  • American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section (1972-Present)
    • Member of Council (2003-2011)
    • Management Liaison, Center for Human Rights (2011-2016)
    • Management Co-Chair, Human Trafficking Task Force (2012-2016)
    • Co-Chair, Task Force to Develop National L&E Certification Standards (2012-2014); Member, Council (2003-2011)
    • Labor & Employment Law Section Delegate to World Justice Forum, (2008-2013)
  • Academy of Florida Management Attorneys (2000-Present); Founding President (2000-2002)
  • CEO Council of Tampa Bay (2000-Present); Board Member (2008-2018)
  • University of Florida Levin College of Law – Board of Trustees; Board Member (2000-2014); Chairman (2009-2011)
    • Emeritus Board Member, Board of Trustees (2014-Present)
  • Hillsborough County Arts Council, 2005-2013 (Chairman, 2012-2013)
  • City of Tampa Civil Rights Hall of Fame (inducted 2013)
  • The Florida Orchestra
    • Board of Directors (1973-1986, 2010-present)
    • Chairman of the Board (1981-1983)
    • General Counsel (1975-1986)
    • Emeritus Council Steering Committee (2004-2012)
    • Board of Directors (2020-present)
  • The Florida Arts Council (1977-1981); Vice Chair (1980-1981)

Music Performance:

  • University of Florida Symphonic Band – Principal Euphonium (1960-1969); Featured soloist for three years
  • University of Florida Symphony Orchestra – French Horn (1965-1969)
  • University of Florida solo and ensemble work, soprano, alto and tenor recorder (1962-1969)
  • Florida Blue Key – Men’s Honorary Fraternity – Recognized for music performance
  • Phi Mu Alpha Symphonia – Honorary Music Fraternity
  • Kappa Kappa Psi – Honorary Band Fraternity
  • Tampa Community Band – Principal Euphonium (2000-present)


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