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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: 813-842-7071
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2022
Selected to Rising Stars: 2009 - 2011
Licensed in Florida Since: 2001
Practice Areas: Employment Litigation: Plaintiff, Employment & Labor: Employer, Employment Litigation: Defense, Employment & Labor: Employee
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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: Plaintiff
  • 30%Employment & Labor: Employer
  • 30%Employment Litigation: Defense
  • 20%Employment & Labor: Employee
Focus Areas

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


9 Years Super Lawyers
3 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2022
  • Rising Stars: 2009 - 2011

Certificates and Credentials

About Jay P. Lechner

First Admitted: 2001, Florida

Professional Webpage:


  • 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

Pro bono/Community Service

  • "Volunteer of the Year" - Florida Bar Labor & Employment Section, 2017
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Office Location for Jay P. Lechner

201 E Kennedy Blvd
Suite 412
Tampa, FL 33602

Phone: 813-842-7071

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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