Jay Lechner is a Shareholder in the Tampa, Florida office of Jackson Lewis P.C.
Mr. Lechner is a Florida Bar board certified labor and employment lawyer with over 11 years of experience representing employers in all aspects of employment law matters, specializing in the defense of employment disputes, including wrongful termination, harassment, discrimination, wage and hour violations, retaliation and whistleblower claims, as well as restrictive covenants, unfair business practices, related state tort and contract issues and other types of employment litigation. In addition to his litigation practice, he assists employers in complying with federal and state employment laws, as well as in implementing preventive measures to avoid litigation, including the formulation of personnel policies and procedures. Before attending law school, Mr. Lechner spent several years in management and served as a volunteer firefighter.
Mr. Lechner is admitted to practice in Florida's Middle, Southern and Northern Districts, as well as the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals and all Florida state courts. He received his B.A. from the University of Florida and his J.D. with honors from the University of Florida's Levin College of Law.