Neil F. McGuinness is the Managing Attorney of the Florida Staff Counsel firm of McGuinness & Cicero. Neil is an experienced litigation attorney with over 20 years of litigation and counseling experience. Prior to joining Chubb’s Staff Counsel, Neil was in private practice and also previously worked for several large law firms, including Baker & McKenzie (National Partner in the Miami Office practicing in the firm's U.S. Compensation & Employment Law Practice Group) and Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker, LLP.
Neil is rated as “AV® Preeminent” by Martindale-Hubbell and is regularly recognized on The List of South Florida’s Top Lawyers in the area of Labor and Employment Litigation by the South Florida Legal Guide.
University of Miami School of Law, Coral Gables, Florida (J.D. 1992)
Business Law Journal, Managing Editor
University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, with high honors, May 1986.
Supreme Court of Florida, 1992
U.S. Supreme Court, 1996
U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit, 1992
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, General Bar, 1992
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, former Trial Bar, 1993
U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida, 1992
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida, 1994
The Florida Bar (Labor and Employment Law Section)
American Bar Association
ADDITIONAL PROFESSIONAL HIGHLIGHTS
Served as a speaker on various labor and employment topics. Provided in-house training to firms on employment contracts and hiring/recruiting procedures. Co-coordinated and presented a seminar entitled Risk Management for Reduction of Employment Practices Liability Claims in Florida which was sponsored by Lorman Education Services. Presented materials relating to privacy issues in the electronic workplace for RIMS / National Underwriters conference.