Jay P. Lechner

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Employment Litigation Attorney in Tampa, FL

Lechner Law
 | 201 E Kennedy Blvd, Suite 412
Tampa, FL 33602
Phone: 813-616-6840
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2020
Selected To Rising Stars: 2009 - 2011
Licensed Since: 2001
Practice Areas:
  • Employment Litigation: Plaintiff (20%),
  • Employment Litigation: Defense (30%),
  • Employment & Labor: Employer (30%),
  • Employment & Labor: Employee (20%)
    Attorney Profile

    Attorney Jay P. Lechner focuses his practice on employment and labor law. As the founder of Lechner Law in Tampa, Florida, Mr. Lechner represents individuals and businesses in Tampa and throughout the state of Florida in matters involving discrimination, harassment, noncompete agreements, overtime disputes, whistleblower actions and wrongful termination.

    Prior to founding Lechner Law, Mr. Lechner practiced at several private Florida-based law firms, serving in the roles of associate, partner, chair and founder. He is board-certified in labor and employment law by the Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization & Education, and has served for 10 years as the chapter editor for a treatise on the Fair Labor Standards Act.

    U.S. News and World report named Mr. Lechner a Tampa Bay “lawyer of the year” in employment law and management. He is listed in the publication The Best Lawyers in America and Florida Trend magazine included him on its “legal elite” list in 2010.

    Volunteering his time is very important to Mr. Lechner. He serves as an executive council member for the Florida Bar’s Labor and Employment Law Section. He is a recorder and website manager for the Knights of Columbus. He is a former chairman of the editorial board of the Florida Bar News & Journal.

    Mr. Lechner received a bachelor’s degree in political science and government from the University of Florida and earned his law degree from the University of Florida Levin College of Law. He obtained his license to practice law in 2001, which made him eligible to appear before all Florida state courts.

     
    Practice Areas
    • 20%Employment Litigation
    • 30%Employment Litigation
    • 30%Employment & Labor
    • 20%Employment & Labor
    Focus Areas

    Employment Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Retaliation, Employment Law - Employee, Wage & Hour Laws, Whistleblower, Sexual Harassment

    Selections

    Selected to Super Lawyers for 7 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 3 years

    Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2020 Rising Stars: 2009 - 2011

    Certificates and Credentials

    Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization

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    About Jay Lechner

    Admitted: 2001, Florida

    Honors/Awards:

    • Tampa Bay "Lawyer of the Year," Employment Law (Mgmt) US News & World Report, 2020

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Board Certified in Labor & Employment by the Florida Bar, 2009
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    Office Location for Jay P. Lechner

    201 E Kennedy Blvd
    Suite 412
    Tampa, FL 33602

    Phone: 813-616-6840

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    Last Updated: 1/31/2020

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