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My Credentials

  • The University of Notre Dame, Bachelors in Business Administration, Certificate in Asian Pacific Business, cum laude     
  • Florida State University, Juris Doctor, cum laudeLaw Review; Business Law Review
  • Florida State University, Masters in Business Administration, magna cum laude               

Hi, I'm Terin Cremer.

I am a third generation Floridian and Tampa native. After practicing law at a traditional law firm, in government, and in-house in a business, I decided to take those experiences and start my own firm. 

Most recently, I was the Chief Human Resources Officer and Associate General Counsel of a national financial services company co-employing over 20,000 employees and generating over $500 million in annual revenue. Sometimes the best legal decision and the best business decision are not the same thing. I learned that a good attorney helps the business navigate this challenge and mitigate risks.

As the head of HR, I oversaw people and operational strategies for the organization. On a day to day basis, I was involved in national payroll, compensation, and benefits issues. In addition, as Associate General Counsel, I also managed a variety of legal matters including litigation, transactional, governance, and employment issues.

Before working at a large corporation, I worked under Florida Governors Crist and Scott coordinating a statewide legal team defending legislation I helped draft for the Florida Agency for Persons with Disabilities. This gave me a unique perspective on the legislative process and a strong background in appearing before administrative agencies. I began the practice of law in a traditional boutique statewide labor and employment firm.

My favorite part about my practice is getting involved before there is a problem, rolling up my sleeves, and helping clients avoid problems. Having sat on both sides of the negotiating table, I am better able to connect with your business and represent you as your attorney. Working together allows us both to be proactive.


Bar Admissions, Certifications, & Licenses

  • Licensed by Florida Bar
  • Admitted in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit and the Northern, Middle, and Southern Districts of Florida 
  • Professional in Human Resources (PHR) certification
  • Licensed Realtor

Life Outside the Law

I live in the same Tampa  neighborhood I grew up in with my husband Jake, and daughter Laurel. We enjoy traveling, and spending time with our two pitbull rescues. If you'd like to learn more, see my LinkedIn profile.

Publications & Speeches

  • A Leader’s Guide to Delegating Legal Work: Stratifying Legal Services and Expanding the Role of Non-Lawyers in Your Department, Association of Corporate Counsel Annual Meeting, San Francisco, California, October 2016 (panelist with Associate General Counsel of Microsoft Corp.).
  • Infiltration of NLRB in the Non-Union Workforce, Association of Corporate Counsel Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, California, October 2013 (panelist with Associate General Counsels of ConAgra Foods and Saint Gobain).
  • Reforming Intestate Inheritance for Stepchildren and Stepparents, 18 Cardozo J.L. & Gender 87 (2011) (awarded second place in 2010 American Bar Association Real Property, Trust & Estate Law Section Student Writing Contest).
  • We Count Too! Ending the Disenfranchisement of Limited English Proficiency Voters, 37 Fla. State Univ. L. Rev. 189 (2009) (awarded FSU Law Review Note of the Year).

Community Involvement

  • City of Tampa Civil Service Board, Member appointed by Mayor Bob Buckhorn, 2012-Present
  • Hillsborough County Bar Assoc., 2013-Present
  • Association of Corporate Counsel, Social Chair (2012),  Employment Law Prac. Group Chair West Fla Ch. (2013-2014), 2012-Present
  • Tampa Hispanic Bar Association, 2014-Present
  • Leadership Florida, Connect Class III, Governance Chair of Connect Florida (2016), Chair Elect (2017), 2012-Present
  • Junior League of Tampa, 2014-Present
  • Academy of the Holy Names, Alumni Ass’n, October 2012-Present
  • University of Notre Dame Diversity Council, Bd. of Directors, Alumni Relations Director, 2011-2016
  • Tampa Connection, 2014 Class  
  • Palma Ceia Country Club
  • Christ the King Catholic Church    

Recognition


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