Areas of Practice:
Employment Law
Mediator and Arbitrator
Wage/Hour Law
Juris Doctrate
University of Georgia
School of Law, 1973

B. A., Furman University, 1970

The Florida Bar and Employment Law Section

South Carolina Bar

District of Columbia Bar

Jacksonville Bar Association, Chair of Labor and Employment Committee

American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section

Asst. Scoutmaster, Boy Scouts of America, Troop 522

Volusia County Manufacturers Association

The Gideons International

AuthorHiring in Florida: A Guide For Persons Who
Interview And Hire
, published in 1991 by the Florida Chamber of Commerce:

Avoiding Legal Problems In Hiring And Firing in Florida,published in 1992 by M. Lee Smith Publishers

Instructor, 2006, Honghe University, Mengzi, Yunan Province, Republic of China
Mr. Harper is “av” rated by Martindale Hubble and has 30 years of experience as a labor relations and employment law attorney.

He has tried employment cases before juries in each of the federal district courts of Florida (Northern, Middle and Southern Districts). He has litigation experience in a wide variety and large number of cases, including numerous jury and non-jury trials before federal and state courts and administrative agencies. “Mr. Harper’s Trial Experience"

Mr. Harper is a Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Court Mediator and is an approved Mediator for all Florida Courts as well as the U.S. District Courts of the Northern and Middle Districts of Florida. Mr. Harper is also a qualified residential forclosure mediator for the Florida Fourth Judicial Circuit ( Clay, Duval and Nassau Counties).

Employment Mediator Tom Harper

Mr. Harper has also served as an expert witness on attorneys’ fees in federal court in employment cases. He also brings experience as having represented both employees and employers. This background and experience makes Mr. Harper uniquely qualified to serve as a neutral in workplace disputes.

Mr. Harper is also a qualified, court appointed arbitrator. Mr. Harper’s qualifications as an arbitrator may be viewed at He is an approved, Court Appointed Arbitrator in the following judicial circuits: the Second (Leon County-Tallahassee, Franklin, Gadsden, Jefferson, Wakulla and Liberty Counties), Seventh (St. Johns, Flagler, Putnam and Volusia Counties), Eighth (Alachua, Baker, Bradford, Gilchrist, Levy and Union Counties), Thirteenth (Hillsborough County-Tampa) and Seventeenth (Broward County-Ft. Lauderdale) Judicial Circuits of Florida.


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The Arbitration Offices of G. Thomas Harper

1912 Hamilton Street
Suite 205
Jacksonville, Fl 32210

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