Rob Sniffen

Florida Legal Elite™

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Robert J. Sniffen and Michael P. Spellman were recently recognized in the 2018 edition of Florida Trend’s Florida Legal Elite™ in the Labor and Employment practice area. The list of 1,012 honorees includes attorneys in private practice as well as top government and non-profit attorneys. The winner list represents just over 1% of the active Florida Bar members who practice in Florida.

Best Lawyers in America®

Robert J. Sniffen and Michael P. Spellman have again been selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2018 edition of The Best Lawyers in America® in the practice areas of Employment Law – Management, Labor Law – Management, and Litigation – Labor and Employment.   Mr. Sniffen has also been named by Best Lawyers® as the 2018 Tallahassee Labor Law – Management “Lawyer of the Year”.

Selection to Best Lawyers in America® is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey.  For the 2018 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America®, 7.4 million votes were analyzed.

Mark Logan authored “Lobbying Registration in Florida,” published in the March/April 2017 issue of Florida Society of Association Executives’ Source magazine.


Jeff Slanker and Rob Sniffen co-authored “Examining Potential Labor and Employment Law Changes Under President Donald Trump’s Administration,” published in the Spring 2017 issue of the Defense Research Institute’s In-House Defense Quarterly magazine.


Rob Sniffen was appointed to the Board of Advisors of the James Madison Institute, a Florida-based public policy research organization.

AV Preeminent® Rating from Martindale-Hubbell®

The Firm congratulates Rob Sniffen for achieving an AV Preeminent® Rating from Martindale-Hubbell® once again this year. The AV Preeminent rating is the highest rating given to an attorney by Martindale-Hubbell – the leading attorney rating organization - and reflects the fact that a lawyer's peers rank him or her at the highest level of professional ethics and legal ability.

Seminar: DOL's New Overtime Rules

Jeffrey Slanker and Robert Sniffen recently presented to the Florida Society of Association Executives on the topic of the Department of Labor’s New Overtime Rules and Regulations. The presentation entitled “The New Frontier: What You Need To Know About the DOL’s New Overtime Rules” highlighted the rule change itself as well as strategies for employers to use in complying with the updated rules.

Best Lawyers in America®

Robert J. Sniffen and Michael P. Spellman have again been selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2017 edition of The Best Lawyers in America® in the practice areas of Employment Law – Management, Labor Law – Management, and Litigation – Labor & Employment.   Robert J. Sniffen has also been named by Best Lawyers® as the 2017 Employment Law – Management “Lawyer of the Year” in Tallahassee.

Selection to Best Lawyers in America® is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey.  For the 2017 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America®, 7.3 million votes were analyzed.

Super Lawyers 2016

The lawyers at Sniffen & Spellman, P.A. have once again been recognized for excellence among their peers:

Congratulations to Robert Sniffen, Michael Spellman, Terry Harmon, and Jeff Slanker (rising star) for being named as a Super Lawyer in 2016. 

Michael Spellman and Robert Sniffen have also been recognized by Florida Trend in its 2016 edition of Florida’s Legal Elite.

Robert Sniffen, Michael Spellman, and Mark Logan were honored by Martindale-Hubbell® as AV Preeminent™ Lawyers, the highest distinction given by this prestigious service.

We are especially proud of Jeff Slanker on being named as a Rising Star for Super Lawyers in 2016. Mr. Slanker has extensive experience in all aspects of Labor and Employment and Wage and Hour Law. He also practices in the areas of State and Local Government Law, Constitutional Law, Civil Rights Defense, and Education Law. Mr. Slanker is active in numerous professional organizations. He is a member of the Florida Bar’s Labor and Employment Law Section and is a member of the Section’s Long Range Planning Committee and Publications Subcommittee. He is also a member of the Employer’s Counsel Network, the Defense Research Institute’s Labor and Employment, Appellate, and Local Government Law committees, the Federal Bar Association, and the Florida Defense Lawyers Association’s Labor and Employment Law Section. He publishes extensively on labor and employment and state and local government law and has authored dozens of articles on labor and employment law. He also gives lectures to trade and industry groups on labor and employment law topics.