Lorence Jon Bielby: Lawyer with Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Lorence Jon Bielby

Tallahassee,  FL  U.S.A.

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AV® Preeminent

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Practice Areas

  • Litigation
  • Class Actions
  • Products Liability
  • Franchising
  • Intellectual Property & Technology
  • Appellate
  • Franchise & Distribution
  • ADA
  • Accessibility
  • Building & Life Safety Codes
Contact InfoTelephone: 850.425.8509
Fax: 850.681.0207
University University of Florida, B.A., 1978; National Moot Court; Order of the Barrister
Law SchoolSamford University, Cumberland School of Law, J.D., 1983; American Journal of Trial Advocacy, Law Review
Admitted1984, Florida; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit; U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida; U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida; U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida; Supreme Court of the United States

Professional & Community Involvement

•Certified Circuit Civil Mediator (Florida Supreme Court Certification)
•By Special Appointment by President of the Florida Bar:
•Member, Florida Bar Civil Procedure Rules Committee, 2004-Present
•Former Member, Florida Bar Appellate Court Rules Committee, 2000-2003
•Former Member, Florida Bar Civil Procedure Rules Committee, 1993-1999
•Former Member, Rotary International, 1999-2009
•Member, University Center Club, 2006-Present
•Member, Governor's Club, 1995-Present
•Member, Florida Bar Civil Litigation Committee, 1986-Present
•National Alumni President, Cumberland School of Law, 1999-2003
•Vestry, St. John's Episcopal Church, 1997-2000
•Booster, Florida State University Boosters
•Booster, University of Central Florida Boosters
•Member, American Bar Association
•Member, Leadership Tallahassee (Class IV)
•Member (Senior Alumni), William Stafford American Inn of Court
•Member, University of Florida Alumni Association

BornDeLand, Florida, August 3, 1956

Lorence Jon Bielby (nickname, Lo ), is an experienced trial and appellate lawyer who appears throughout Florida, representing business as well as state and municipal entities with complex commercial and civil litigation, smoking and health cases, medical product disputes, regulatory administrative matters, intellectual property, franchising, and select criminal matters. Lo is listed in The Best Lawyers in America and has completed more than 100 jury trials, as well as bench and administrative trials in his 28 years practicing law.

Associated News & Events

Press Releases

08.25.15 10 Greenberg Traurig Tallahassee Attorneys Listed in Best Lawyers in America 2016
08.19.15 135 Greenberg Traurig Florida Attorneys Listed in Best Lawyers in America 2016
08.19.14 128 Greenberg Traurig Florida Attorneys Listed In Best Lawyers In America 2015
08.19.14 9 Greenberg Traurig Tallahassee Attorneys Listed In Best Lawyers In America 2015
08.18.14 25 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys Named 2015 ‘Lawyers of the Year’ by Best Lawyers in America
08.16.13 10 Tallahassee Attorneys from Greenberg Traurig Named Among ‘Best Lawyers in America’ 2014
09.19.12 Greenberg Traurig Tallahassee Attorneys Listed In Best Lawyers in America 2013
12.23.11 Greenberg Traurig’s Labor and Employment Practice Recognized Among Law360’s Employment Groups of the Year
09.28.11 Greenberg Traurig Tallahassee Shareholders Listed In Best Lawyers in America 2012
09.21.11 102 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys in Florida Listed In Best Lawyers in America 2012

Awards & Recognition

•Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, Bet-the-Company Litigation; Commercial Litigation; Litigation - Labor and Employment; Technology Law, 2008-2016
•Named, Lawyer of the Year, Litigation - Labor and Employment, Tallahassee, 2015
•Team Member, a Law360 Product Liability Practice Group of the Year, 2011 & 2013
•Team Member, a Law360 Employment Practice Group of the Year, 2011
•Team Member, a Law360 Appellate Practice Group of the Year, 2010
•Rated, AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5

AV, BV, AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used under in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies.

Areas of Concentration

•Complex commercial litigation and business disputes
•Products liability, including pharmaceutical, medical device and health care litigation
•Anti-trust and trade regulation
•Foreign Corrupt Practices Act ( FCPA ) and global anti-corruption laws and regulations
•Labor and employment matters, including discrimination and statutory claims
•Intellectual property
•Franchising, including regulatory and business models
•Securities litigation
•Regulatory investigations

Reported CasesSignificant Representations; Represented public and private clients in all types of complex commercial litigation, product liability, and class actions. Served as counsel to Lorillard Tobacco Company in defense of individual smoking and health cases throughout Florida. Acted as lead counsel in multiple product liability litigations involving orthopedic medical implant products. Acted as lead counsel to a public company in reviewing and structuring global compliance with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), the UK Bribery Act, and other anticorruption laws and regulations worldwide. Acted as lead counsel in the formation and development of a now national top 100 franchisor, with multiple franchise units in all 50 states. Acted as lead counsel for a national retail chain in successfully defending and resolving a class action under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Served as member of lead legal team representing the George W. Bush for President campaign in the 2000 election challenges in multiple Florida state court litigations. Represented major employers in all types of employee disputes, including discrimination, ADA, FLSA claims in federal and state courts throughout Florida, as well as in EEOC investigations. Regularly represents business clients before all Florida regulatory administrative authorities, as well as in administrative challenges before the Florida Division of Administrative Hearings (DOAH). Regularly appears as a featured speaker on constitutional issues, including open government, Sunshine Law, Freedom of Information Act and Public Records.

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Lorence Jon Bielby

101 East College Avenue
TallahasseeFL 32301


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