Theresa M. Gallion: Lawyer with Fisher & Phillips LLP

Theresa M. Gallion

Tampa,  FL  U.S.A.
Phone(813) 769-7500

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Practice Areas

  • Labor and Employment
  • Employment Litigation
  • Employment Discrimination
  • Employment Class Actions
  • Jury Trials
  • Age Discrimination in Employment Act - ADEA
  • Non-Compete Agreements
  • Restrictive Covenants
University Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, B.A., 1976
Law SchoolLouisiana State University Law Center, Baton Rouge, LA, J.D., 1982
Admitted1982, Louisiana; 1987, Florida; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit; U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia 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; U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana; U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana; U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana; District of Columbia Court of Appeals; Florida Supreme Court; Florida District Courts of Appeal; Louisiana Supreme Court; Louisiana Courts of Appeal

Theresa Gallion is a partner in the Tampa office and the founding partner of the Tampa and Orlando offices.

During her 30 years of practice as a labor and employment attorney, she has represented clients in a wide variety of industries, with particular emphasis on colleges and universities, hospitality, health care, telecommunications, and retail.

She is one of the firm's most experienced trial lawyers, having successfully tried over 40 jury trials in employment cases. Theresa specializes in complex and collective actions.

In addition, a substantial portion of her practice is devoted to management training on such topics as equal employment opportunity, diversity, and management skills.

Theresa is AV Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell and has been recognized as a Florida Super Lawyer since 2007.

She has also been listed in Chambers USA , America 's Leading Business Lawyers since 2004 and in The Best Lawyers in America since 2006.


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July 1, 2014

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December 12, 2013

Newsletter Articles
When Free Is Too Good To Be True: Rethinking Interns And Volunteers Under Wage & Hour Laws
October 1, 2014


The Emerging Law of Joint Employer Status
October 6, 2015

Foolproof Basics to Manage Challenging Employment Situations with Emphasis on Management Excellence and Competent Investigations
August 11, 2015

Independent Contractors Versus Employee Status: The Perils of Not Understanding the Difference
April 7, 2015

Fisher & Phillips Hosts the 2013 Tampa Best Places to Work Awards
April 18, 2013


Board Member, Louisiana State University: Alumni Association, Tiger Athletic Foundation.

Reported CasesRepresentative Work; Theresa specializes in complex employment litigation, working in tandem with clients to determine the most appropriate path to take a case or matter to successful resolution. She has obtained countless dismissals via motions for summary judgment or other dispositive motions, thereby avoiding trial and additional cost for clients. She is also adept at early resolution of class and collective actions, thereby aiding clients to avoid the catastrophic cost inherent in such cases. Sixth Circuit Upholds Hotel in Ohio Age Discrimination Case; Fisher & Phillips Obtains Another Victory for National Hotel Chain; Reported Cases; Williams v. Apalachee Center, 2009 U.S. App. LEXIS 3704 (11th Cir. 2009); Hildebrandt v. Hyatt Corp., 2005 U.S. App. LEXIS 24972 (6th Cir. 2005); McNely v. Ocala Star-Banner Corporation, 99 F.3d 1068 (11th Cir. 1996); Wingfield v. South University, 2010 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 59132 (M.D. Fla. 2010); EEOC v. Papin, 2010 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 13862 (M.D. Fla. 2010); 106 Fair Empl. Prac. Cases (BNA) 1854; Johnson v. ACT Corp., 2008 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 22393 (M.D. Fla. 2008); Darity v. Mega Life & Health, 541 F.Supp.2d 1360 (N.D. Ga. 2008); Westbrook v. GES Exposition Svcs., 2006 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 91398 (D.C. Nev. 2007); Rangel v. Sears, 2006 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 83729 (S.D. Ind. 2006); Aylward v Hyatt Corp., 2005 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 16218 (E.D. Ill. 2005); North American Products Corp. v. Moore, 196 F.Supp.2d 1217 (M.D. Fla. 2002); Christou v. Hyatt Regency O'Hare, 996 F.Supp. 811 (N.D. Il. 1998)

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When "Free" Is Too Good To Be True: Rethinking Interns And Volunteers Under Wage & Hour Laws
Theresa M. Gallion, October 14, 2014
Educational institutions of all kinds often utilize the services of volunteers or so-called interns to assist with coaching sports or other extracurricular activities, and to participate in programs that are mutually beneficial. But the United States Labor Department (DOL) has issued clear guidance...

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Theresa M. Gallion

101 East Kennedy Boulevard
TampaFL 33602


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