Ms. Thorpe became Florida Bar Board Certified in the area of Labor and Employment Law in 2014, joining about 200 other attorneys in the State of Florida who can be called experts in the field. Ms. Thorpe has also been chosen as one of the 2.5% of Florida attorneys named as Super Lawyers Rising Stars for 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018 and she has been published in the Hillsborough County Bar Association's "Lawyer" magazine.
Before joining Thorpe & Thorpe, P.A., Ms. Thorpe worked for Allen Norton & Blue, P.A. for almost nine years. During her time as an attorney there, Ms. Thorpe represented both private and public sector employers in various labor and employment matters. Ms. Thorpe counseled employers on the law, investigated allegations of workplace harassment and discrimination, litigated cases through trial and appeal, and spoke to large groups on employment topics.
Ms. Thorpe's experience in employment law allows her to assist Florida's employers with any employment-related matter, from policy manual review to complaint investigation. If you are an employer who has received a charge of discrimination or who would otherwise like assistance with employment practices or legal compliance, contact Ms. Thorpe.
Ms. Thorpe can also use her expertise to assist victims of harassment, discrimination, or retaliation. If you are serious about pursuing your legal rights, call our office immediately to set up an appointment. The law provides a limited window for you to address some issues, so it is critical that you do not delay.
State of Florida
United States District Court, Northern District of Florida
United States District Court, Middle District of Florida
United States District Court, Southern District of Florida
Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals
The Florida State University College of Law
Tallahassee, Florida Juris Doctor, cum laude, 2008 Winner, L.B. “Buck” Vocelle, Jr. Book Award for Torts (highest grade in class) Oxford University, Study Abroad Program through the Florida State University College of Law, Summer 2006 Journal of Transnational Law & Policy (Editor-in-Chief, Volume 17; Articles Editor, Issue 16.1) Mock Trial Team Member
University of Florida
Bachelor of Science in Agriculture, 2001 Major in Microbiology and Cell Science, Minors in Chemistry and Health Science Education
I'm taking action to defend a woman sexually assaulted by a local dermatologist during a job interview.
Since this story ran on ABC Action News, more victims of sexual assault by this dermatologist have come forward. Unfortunately, for many of them, it was too late for legal action.
If you've been the victim of sexual assault at work, set your appointment to discuss your case with me now. Don't wait!
Standing Up for the Beaten Down
Imagine being viciously attacked by your co-worker and a supervisor for trying to do the right thing? When that happened to one local man, he contacted me. I filed suit against the owner of the restaurant, Florida Pop, LLC, claiming that management not only knew about the danger one of the attackers posed, but that its management team enabled the attack.
While the victim remains in pain, the owner continues to defend its inexcusable behavior. That's why it is absolutely critical to have an experienced, determined, and unafraid attorney like me on your side!
James J. Thorpe, Jr.
Jim is originally from Kansas City, and mostly grew up in Sarasota, Florida. He graduated from Cardinal Mooney High School in 1997. During high school, he began honing his litigation skills while volunteering as a student attorney for the Sarasota County Teen Court program.
Jim attended the University of South Florida, and obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Social Science in 2003. After completing his undergraduate studies, he pursued his dream of becoming an attorney and attended the St. Thomas University School of Law in Miami, Florida, ultimately achieving a Juris Doctorate in 2007.
After law school, he had the pleasure of working with a group of the most successful personal injury attorneys in north Florida at Fasig & Brooks, PLLC. While there, he immediately began working in litigation, prosecuting matters such as automobile accidents, slip and falls, and gross negligence involving catastrophic brain damages. Before leaving the firm, he successfully represented over 250 clients, recovering more than $3,150,000.00 on behalf of those wrongfully injured.
Since opening Jim Thorpe Law in 2011, he has represented over 50 clients, recovering $654,245.16 in total on their behalf as of February 2015. Some of the best qualities he brings to all his clients include excellent communication, personal service, and intense perseverance. He is a straightforward and uncompromising attorney who will assess and offer you a direct analysis of your legal issue. Now, as a partner at Thorpe & Thorpe, P.A., Jim invites you to call or visit his office and discuss your potential case.
Bar Admissions State of Florida United States District Court, Middle District of Florida
Education St. Thomas University School of Law, Miami Gardens, Florida Juris Doctor, 2007
Real Centro Universitario - Maria Cristina San Lorenzo del Escorial (Madrid), Spain, 2006; Study abroad program through St. Thomas University School of Law
A.B.A. Sr. Representative
Lieutenant Governor Dean of Communications to the ABA 5 Circuit of Law Schools Real Property, Probate, & Trust Division Liaison to the ABA Law Student Division
University of South Florida Tampa, Florida, 2003 B.A., Bachelor of Arts
Cardinal Mooney High School, Sarasota, Florida, 1997
LeighAnn grew up in Lakeland, Florida and more recently relocated to the Tampa Bay Area. She is a graduate of Polk State College and enjoys having a vast knowledge in the many different career fields she has encountered. Whether it be in Elementary Education, Nursing, or more recently - law - she enjoys meeting new people and finding ways to help them have an uplifting experience. She is a dedicated, outgoing, and team player, who looks forward to exceeding your expectations of client service.