Hetal Desai McGuire practices in the areas of employment and civil rights, ethics, sunshine and public records, local government and land use law. Ms. Desai McGuire served as Assistant City Attorney for the City of Tallahassee for almost nine years, where she handled employment, ethics, public records, and community related litigation and issues.  She served as staff counsel for various committees and boards including the Ethics Advisory Committee, Urban Design Committee, Leon-County Tallahassee Planning Commission, Board of Adjustment and Appeals, and Environmental Variance Board.

Ms. Desai McGuire graduated with Honors from Florida State University with a B.S. in Economics, and from the University of Florida College of Law, where she was on the Journal of Law and Public Policy and served in the Florida House of Representatives Intern Program in the Speaker’s Office and Rules Committee. Ms. Desai McGuire served for four years as a law clerk for the Honorable James R. Wolf with the First District Court of Appeal, and has practiced in plaintiff and employer-side/ insurance defense firms in Miami and New York.  She is admitted to practice in state and federal courts of Florida, New York and New Jersey; and is member of the City County and Local Government Law and Labor and Employment sections of the Florida Bar. She is active in various community groups such as Leadership Tallahassee and the Knight Creative Community Institute.