Gregg Gerlach is well-recognized as one of the premier labor and employment lawyers in Florida. He has received the Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating of AV Preeminent, reflecting that Mr. Gerlach’s peers have rated him as having the highest ethical standards and professional ability. Florida Super Lawyer Magazine designated Mr. Gerlach as one of the top Labor and Employment lawyers in Florida. He is also Board Certified in Labor and Employment by the Florida Bar.
Mr. Gerlach has litigated labor and employment law disputes since 1991. He has successfully defended a broad range of employers in both the federal and state courts. Mr. Gerlach concentrates his practice in the trial and arbitration of discrimination and sexual harassment claims, COBRA claims, contract and tort disputes, non-competition issues, and wage and hour matters. He has successfully litigated in Florida, Texas, Kansas, Iowa, Georgia, South Carolina, Massachusetts, Connecticut and Colorado.
Mr. Gerlach also regularly advises small, medium and large employers around the United States on day-to-day employee discipline, discharge and compensation issues and on implementing “HR Best Practices.” Mr. Gerlach also implements and administers employee mandatory arbitration contracts and company alternative dispute resolution programs.
Prior to forming Gerlach Employment Law, Mr. Gerlach practiced with Bruckner & Sykes, LLP, in Houston, Texas. When he re-located to Jacksonville, Florida, he formed Harper Gerlach, PL and later practiced with Ford Harrison, LLC.
Robert received his accounting degree in 1982 . His experience as an accountant included public accounting and as Comptroller of a Credit Union. Perry became a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in 1984 and has maintained his licensure in same ever since.
Perry joined the U.S. Navy in 1984. He transitioned into the Navy Reserve in 1989 and started law school. His military career and spans over 30 years and includes two major squadron commands, four unit commands and a post-command major command deputy tour. He was recalled to active duty three times, and achieved the paygrade of Navy Captain (O-6).
After graduating from law school in 1992, Perry worked in private practice in two law firms with a emphasis in business law, bankruptcy and creditor’s rights. In both firms, He handled every aspect of the case management through litigation and post-trial work. His CPA background helped significantly in this practice area.
In 2005, Perry transitioned to in-house counsel at Fidelity National Title Group. In addition, he has worked as Managing Counsel for the Recoupment Department, Claims Counsel for the Defalcation Claim Team, Claims Counsel for the Great Lakes Claim Team, and Manager of the Jacksonville Claim Center Third Party Contribution Program.