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 current Florida State Standard Jury Instructions on spoliation, private sector whistleblowing and the Florida Civil Rights Act. Cynthia Sass is also a successful litigator, with published opinions, including Eleventh Circuit opinions, against government entities and one of the largest settlements against a county for age discrimination in 2011. 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.
The College of Labor & Employment Lawyers (Fellow since 2011); Florida Supreme Court Committee on Standard Jury Instructions (Member of Civil Law Committee (2009-2015); Member of Employment Law Committee (2009-2012); Chair of Spoliation Subcommittee of Employment Law Committee (2010-2012)); Florida Chapter of National Employment Lawyers Association (Member, President (1999-2000), President-Elect (1998-1999)); National Employment Lawyers Association (Member); Certified Mediator in the State of Florida.