Full Name
Jennifer Fowler-Hermes
Job Title
Williams Parker
Speaker Bio
Jennifer Fowler-Hermes is board certified in labor and employment law. She is a partner at Sarasota-based law firm Williams Parker Harrison Dietz and Getzen and leads the firm’s Labor & Employment practice.

For over 20 years, Jennifer has helped businesses effectively navigate an array of labor and employment matters. Whether it be discrimination, retaliation, wage and hour, restrictive covenants, or union matters, when businesses need someone to represent them in disputes relating to employment—including litigation and appeals—they rely on Jennifer’s expertise, years of experience, and commitment to providing dependable and quality legal services.

In addition to advocating for clients in litigation matters, Jennifer and her team at Williams Parker provide advice and guidance regarding day-to-day employment-related business decisions; deliver management training; draft employment-related documents, contracts, and policies; collaborate with clients in the management of a crisis (such as COVID-19); coordinate employer responses to agency investigations; and lead management-side collective bargaining teams. Regardless of the task, Jennifer works to provide legal services based on each client’s specific needs and objectives.

Jennifer is AV Preeminent-Rated by Martindale-Hubbell and has been repeatedly named to Florida Super Lawyers®. She currently serves on the Executive Counsel of The Florida Bar’s Labor & Employment Law Section and is a member of the Academy of Florida Management Attorneys.
Jennifer is a Qualified Arbitrator for all Florida Courts and a Florida Supreme Court Certified Civil Circuit Mediator. She maintains a mediation practice adjunct to her labor and employment law practice and serves as editor of and frequent contributor to Williams Parker’s Labor and Employment blog. (http://blog.williamsparker.com/labor-and-employment/).

When not working Jennifer enjoys spending time with her husband and their five dogs. Together, Jennifer and her husband breed, raise, and train Dual Champion vizslas. She is a frequent contributor to her husband’s whisky collection, loves to read fiction, bemoans that she cannot find a local roller rink, and enjoys a good movie.
Email Address
Work Phone
+1 941-552-2558
Jennifer Fowler-Hermes