Terry J. Harmon, Shareholder, practices in the areas of Education Law, Labor and Employment Law, and Commercial Litigation.
Mr. Harmon is 1 of only 51 attorneys Board Certified by the Florida Bar in Education Law (as of February 2017) and has represented educational institutions before the Florida Department of Education, the United States Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights, the Florida Division of Administrative Hearings, Florida State Circuit Courts, and various Federal Court). Mr. Harmon devotes a substantial portion of his practice to providing assistance to public and private educational institutions (K-12 and postsecondary) in a wide array of matters, including litigation and transactional issues. Mr. Harmon has lectured at the national and state level on issues of importance impacting educational institutions including, but not limited to, special education/exceptional student education, Title IX, legal issues impacting school employees, bullying, and gender identity issues. Mr. Harmon is also a member of the Florida School Board Attorneys Association and The Florida Bar’s Education Law Committee.
In addition to his representation of educational institutions, Mr. Harmon provides assistance to public and private employers statewide in litigation and personnel issues, and public and private entities in commercial litigation. Mr. Harmon has also served as outside general counsel to public entities in Florida.
Mr. Harmon was selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers Florida Rising Stars list for 2009, 2010, 2015, and 2016. No more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in Florida are named to this list of outstanding young attorneys. He received his B.S. in Communication, cum laude, from the Florida State University and his J.D., cum laude, from Stetson University College of Law. While in law school, Mr. Harmon served as an Acting Assistant District Attorney General in Knoxville, Tennessee and as a Certified Legal Intern with the Pinellas County Public Defender’s Office. He was also the Magister of Phi Delta Phi’s Cardozo Inn Honors chapter and the recipient of the William F. Blews Pro Bono Service Award.