Board Member Spotlight, continued
Tell us about your law practice. Where do you practice and what areas of law do you practice?
I am an attorney at Johnson Jackson PLLC in downtown Tampa, Florida, where I practice management-side labor and employment law. More specifically, I defend and advise public and private sector employers on legal issues arising from the employer-employee relationships ranging from handbook, policy, and training development to responding to and litigating charges of discrimination, harassment, and wage law violations at both the administrative and trial court levels.
What benefits and opportunities have you experienced through your TBCFBA membership?
Through my membership with the TBCFBA, I have met lifelong friends and mentors and gained invaluable knowledge about practicing in the Middle District of Florida. I was new to Tampa, Florida, when I joined and shortly after becoming a member, I had the opportunity to introduce myself to and work alongside other local attorneys and members of the Federal judiciary on a variety of different projects. These projects and experiences have not only served to benefit my personal practice but also serve as opportunities to give back to the Tampa Bay community.
What advice would you offer to a new lawyer?
It is ok to make mistakes. Everyone makes mistakes, regardless of how many years of experience they have. And when you inevitably make a mistake, own it, move on, and learn from it. As a perfectionist, I have to reiterate this advice to myself often.
What do you like to do in your free time?
I am a foodie. I love going to different restaurants, trying new foods, and watching cooking shows. Ironically, however, I do not enjoy cooking—I just enjoy watching others cook and eating the final product. I also enjoy exercising (mostly running and spin classes), traveling, reading, and binge-watching TV shows and documentaries.