Brett Owens is a partner in the Tampa office. A trusted advisor and litigator, Brett devotes his practice to all aspects of employment law. When employers are faced with litigation, Brett strategically relies upon the discovery process to position disputes for an early resolution. He has successfully achieved dismissals of cases in the early stages of litigation, has received multiple defense verdicts at trial, and has served as first-chair trial counsel in complex employment disputes.
Brett also helps clients navigate the myriad of federal and state laws governing the employer-employee relationship to ensure compliance and drafts nondisclosure, arbitration, noncompetition, and severance agreements for employers.
Brett has represented companies operating in the gig economy across the Southeastern United States and works with gig economy companies to develop and maintain legally compliant business models and independent contractor agreements.
He also has experience assisting employers with due diligence during mergers and acquisitions and provides advice to employers during post-acquisition integration.
Brett has been included in the Florida Super Lawyers – Rising Stars list since 2018 and is a member of the Mentor Network at the Tampa Bay Wave, a community-driven nonprofit organization that supports the success of Tampa Bay’s entrepreneurs and the innovative businesses they are building.