Gregory A. Hearing is the Managing Partner with the management labor and employment law firm of Thompson, Sizemore, Gonzalez & Hearing, P.A. He has practiced management labor and employment law for his entire career. He is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of the South where he graduated magna cum laude in 1986 and currently serves on its Board of Trustees. He received his law degree from the Florida State University College of Law cum laude in 1989, where he served on the Florida State University Law Review. He is a member of the American Bar Association, The Florida Bar, and the Hillsborough County Bar Association. He chaired the Hillsborough County Bar Association Labor and Employment Law Section in 1997-1998, and chaired The Florida Bar Practice Management and Development Section in 1998-2000. He has served on the Executive Council of the Labor and Employment Law Section of The Florida Bar since 2001 culminating as its Chair in 2011-2012. He has been Board Certified in Labor and Employment Law by The Florida Bar since the inception of board certification for labor and employment law by The Florida Bar and has previously served as Chair of the Committee for Board Certification in labor and employment law for The Florida Bar. He also has been Board Certified in Civil Trial by The Florida Bar since 2007. He became Board Certified in Education Law by The Florida Bar in 2012. He has achieved an "AV" rating in the Martindale-Hubbell legal directory, has been recognized as one of Florida's "Legal Elite" by Florida Trend magazine and is listed in the publication The Best Lawyers in America. He is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Middle and Southern Districts of Florida, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit and U.S. Supreme Court. He was inducted as a Fellow in the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers in 2012 and was appointed by the Florida Supreme Court to a five year term as a Member of the Florida Board of Bar Examiners in November 2012. He is a frequent lecturer and has authored many papers on labor and employment related topics.