Thomas J. Pilacek


Thomas J. Pilacek has been engaged in the active practice of law in Florida since 1972.  His firm of Thomas J. Pilacek & Associates is located in Winter Springs, Florida.  His practice includes representation of employees and labor organizations in labor and employment matters,  representation of both private and public sector employees and employers in litigation and in regulatory proceedings before state and federal courts and administrative agencies, and representation of private sector companies, officers, shareholders, and individuals in business litigation disputes in state and federal courts.

Mr. Pilacek obtained a B.S. degree in Business Administration from Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (1969) and J. D. from Marquette University Law School (1971).  He is a member of The Wisconsin Bar and The Florida Bar; has been a Board Certified Specialist in Labor and Employment Law since the specialty was approved in 2001; and is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, the Fifth,  Eleventh and District of Columbia Courts of Appeals, and all Florida state and federal district courts.  He has also been admitted pro hac vice in a number of federal courts outside of Florida, and has been a lecturer and instructor in labor, employment and arbitration seminars sponsored by The Florida Bar, the National Academy of Arbitrators, and many other organizations.

Mr. Pilacek is AV rated; has been selected for inclusion under the category “Labor and Employment Discrimination Law” in the 1987 through 2020 editions of The Best Lawyers in America and in Florida Guide to Law and Leading Attorneys, Guide to Leading US Labor and Employment Lawyers, Florida Super Lawyers, and various “Who’s Who” publications; and he has been recognized in publications including the Wall Street Journal, U. S. News and World Report, Florida Trend, the Orlando Sentinel, Orlando Magazine, and Orlando Business Journal. Mr. Pilacek was designated “Labor and Employment Lawyer of the Year” for Central Florida in 2014, when such designation was initiated; and his firm has been recognized in Best Law Firms in all editions subsequent to 2014, when such designation was initiated.