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S. Gordon Hill - Shareholder

S. Gordon Hill


Vanderbilt University, B.A., 1993
Wake Forest University School of Law, J.D., 1996
  • Moot Court Board

Bar Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association
  • The Florida Bar
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association
    • President (2017-2018) 
    • Board of Directors (2010- present)
      • Secretary (2006-2007)
    • Young Lawyers Division Board (2001-2004)
      • President (2005-2006)
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S. Gordon Hill - Shareholder

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Gordon is a Shareholder in the firm’s Litigation and Employment Law Groups, and is the firm's Assistant General Counsel for Labor and Employment matters. His practice primarily involves employment litigation and counseling, noncompete litigation, and general commercial litigation.

In his employment practice, Gordon advises, represents and defends corporate clients in a broad spectrum of employment-related issues. Gordon has successfully defended clients in a wide variety of employment-related litigation, but also provides proactive counseling and solutions to help clients manage their employees and avoid litigation. Gordon also represents clients in commercial litigation, including restrictive covenant, trade secret, and business litigation. Gordon has represented clients in the automotive, banking and credit union, construction, health care, information technology, insurance, manufacturing, real estate development, restaurant, software development, and staffing industries.
Gordon is AV Preeminent Rated by Martindale-Hubbell and has been named to Best Lawyers in America in Commercial Litigation – Labor and Employment. He is active in both professional and Bar-related activities. He served on the Hillsborough County Bar Association’s (HCBA) Board of Directors (2010-2019) and was elected President of the HCBA (2017-18).  Gordon was also appointed as Board Secretary (2006-07) and appointed to the HCBA Bar Leadership Institute’s inaugural class. Gordon was also very active in the HCBA Young Lawyers Division, serving on its Board of Directors for several years and as its President in 2005-06. Gordon has also served on The Florida Bar’s Unlicensed Practice of Law Committee and as a member of the Justice William Glenn Terrell and The First Central Florida American Inns of Court.  Gordon has also been very active in the Defense Research Institute’s Labor & Employment Section serving in various roles, including Chair of DRI’s annual employment law seminar in 2017 and Vice Chair in 2016.

Gordon is active in the community where he has served on the Boards of Directors of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tampa Bay, the Culbreath Bayou Neighborhood Association, and the Robinson High School Foundation. He has been involved with the Vanderbilt Alumni Association for several years.  In recognition of his community leadership, Gordon was recently appointed as an Honorary Commander at MacDill Air Force Base, 6th Air Mobility Wing.

Honors & Recognitions

  • AVPreeminent-Logo
  • 93699 - Hill Ward Henderson
  • SL2018_gray

Court Admissions

  • All Florida State Courts
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida

Professional Recognition

  • AV Preeminent Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Florida Super Lawyers Rising Star (2009-2011)
  • Tampa Chamber of Commerce Leadership Tampa
    • Graduate (2010)
  • Tampa Bay Business Journal's Book of Lists (2014)
    • One of Tampa Bay's Top Labor & Employment Attorneys
  • Best Lawyers in America (2016-2020)
  • Florida Super Lawyers (2009-2011, 2015-2019)

Published Decisions

  • Jones v. Asset Acceptance, LLC.,
    Not Reported in F.Supp.2d 2008 WL 4080269 8:07-CV-02382T24MSS
    United States District Court, M.D. Florida, Tampa Division. August 28, 2008
  • FusionStorm, Inc. v. Presidio Networked Solutions, Inc.,
    F.Supp.2d 2012 WL 1854277 8:11-CV-1969-T-33AEP
    United States District Court, M.D. Florida, Tampa Division. May 21, 2012

Community & Civic Affiliations

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tampa Bay
    • Board of Directors
  • Culbreath Bayou Neighborhood Association
    • Board of Directors
  • Robinson High School Foundation
    • Board of Director
  • Vanderbilt Alumni Association

Professional Associations

  • Defense Research Institute
    • Labor & Employment Section
      • Annual Seminar Program Chair, Nashville, TN (2016-2017)
      • Annual Seminar Program Vice-Chair, Austin, TX (2015-2016)
      • Steering Committee (2012-Present)
      • Seminar Planning Committee (2011-Present)


Publications & Presentations

  • "Employment Law Check Up - Healthy Policies and Practices." Presenter, Florida Independent Concrete & Associated Products, Inc. Meeting & Educational Session, Orlando, May 26, 2015. 
  • "Rise of Fair Credit Reporting Act Claims." Presenter, HR Tampa, May 20, 2015. 
  • "Employee Theft - Deterring, Detecting & What to Do if Your Company Becomes a Victim." Co-Presenter, HR Tampa, May 20, 2015. 
  • "Employment Law in the Wide World of Sports." Moderator, DRI Employment and Labor Conference, Scottsdale, AZ, May 6-8, 2015.  
  • "Leaves of Absence and the Florida Medical Leave Act." Presenter, FMLA Update & Overview, Suncoast HR, Clearwater, June 11, 2014. 
  • "Family & Medical Leave and the ADA - "New" Considerations for Employers." Presenter, 2012 HR Florida Conference & Expo from HR Florida State Council, Orlando, August 27-29, 2012.
  • "Family & Medical Leave - New Considerations for Employers." Presenter, HR Florida 2011 Conference & Expo from HR Florida State Council, Orlando, August 29-31, 2011.
  • "Practicing with Professionalism." Presenter, Seminar from The Florida Bar, 2005.

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