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Cynthia N. Sass

601 West Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard Tampa, Florida 33603
Firm: Sass Law Firm, P.A.
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Sass Law Firm, P.A.

Years In Practice


Phone Number (813) 251-5599


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 Florida State Standard Jury Instructions on spoliation, private sector whistle-blowing and the Florida Civil Rights Act.  Cynthia Sass is also a successful litigator, with published opinions, including an Eleventh Circuit opinion, against a government entity.  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.


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Bar Admissions
Admitted in 1987
Lawyer of the Year recognition for Cynthia N. Sass
Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:
Employment Law - Individuals, Tampa (2017)
  • 500 Leading Plaintiff Employment Lawyers – Lawdragon (2019)
  • Best Lawyers Employment Law – Individuals – The Best Lawyers in America® (2007-present)
  • AV Rated – Martindale-Hubbell (2005-present)
  • Florida Super Lawyers® in Employment Law – Thomson Reuters (2006-present)
  • Lawyer of the Year • Employment Law • Tampa – The Best Lawyers in America® (2017)
  • Legal Elite in Labor and Employment Law – Florida Trend (2005-2012, 2014-2016, 2018)
  • Outstanding Faculty Member, Employment Law Trial Skills Program – Stetson University College of Law (2001)
  • Outstanding Service Award, as Chair of the Labor and Employment Law Section, The Florida Bar (2006-2007)
  • Top Attorney Employment – Superb 10.0 Rating, Avvo (2006-present)
  • The Bar Register of Pre-eminent Lawyers, Individually – Martindale-Hubbell (2005-present)
  • The Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers – Martindale-Hubbell (2011-present)
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers – The National Trial Lawyers (2014-present)
  • Top 3 Employment Lawyers in Tampa – ThreeBest Rated (2018)
  • Top 50 Tampa Bay Attorneys – Florida Super Lawyers®, Thomson Reuters (2014)
  • Top 50 Women in Florida – Florida Super Lawyers®, Thomson Reuters (2008-2014, 2016-2017)
  • Top Lawyers – Voted #1 by Peers listed in Tampa Magazine (2017-present)
  • Who’s Who in American Law– Marquis Who’s Who® (2009-present)
  • Women in the Law – Labor and Employment – Best Lawyers®, Business Edition (April 2019)
Organizations & Affiliations
American Bar Association, Section of Labor and Employment Law
Member; Emeritus EE Co-Chair, Section Conference Planning Committee (2019-20); EE Co-Chair, Section Conference Planning Committee (2018-19); EE Vice Chair, Section Conference Planning Committee (2017-18); EE Co-Chair, Webinar Committee (2014-18)
Federal Bar Association
Florida Chapter of National Employment Lawyers Association
Member; President (1999-2000); President-Elect (1998-1999)
Hillsborough County Bar Association
Member; Co-Chair of Labor and Employment Section (2016-2018); Executive Committee Member of Trial & Litigation Section (2010-2016)
Labor and Employment Law Section, The Florida Bar
Member, Executive Council Member (1998-present); Co-Chair of ABA Liaison Committee (2016-2019); Section Chair (2006-2007); Section Chair-Elect (2005-2006); Legal Education Chair (2004-2005); CLE Chair (2003-2004); Co-Chair of Judicial Education Committee (2002-2003)
National Employment Lawyers Association
Standard Jury Instruction Committee – Civil Cases, Special Committee of The Florida Bar, Florida Supreme Court Appointee
Chair of Spoliation Subcommittee (2010-2015); Member of Employment Law Subcommittee (2010-2015); Member of Negligence Subcommittee (2011)
Tampa Museum of Art, Lawyers in the Arts Committee
The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers
Fellow since 2011; Committee Member of the Annual 11th Circuit Regional Program Planning Committee (2019-2020); Co-Chair of Annual 11th Circuit Regional Program Planning Committee (2013-2014)
Trial Lawyers Section, The Florida Bar
University of Richmond, J.D.
Graduated 1987
Smith College, BA
Graduated 1984
Contact Details and Office Locations
601 West Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard
Tampa, Florida 33603
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