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Myrna L. Maysonet

Partner and Chief Impact Officer

With more than 20 years of experience, Myrna L. Maysonet is a partner with the Labor and Employment and Class Action Defense practice groups and serves as the firm’s Chief Impact Officer. She concentrates her practice in employment litigation, counseling and defending corporations in all areas of employment including but not limited to hiring, disciplining, discharging employees and post-discharge litigation. Ms. Maysonet litigation experience involves a large spectrum of employment-related issues, such as defense of discrimination complaints under Title VII and state counterparts, unpaid wages, minimum wage and overtime disputes under the FLSA and state counterparts, ADA, FMLA, ADEA, labor-management disputes under collective bargaining agreements and the NLRA, OSHA federal regulations and employment class-actions (Rule 23 and collective actions). Likewise, Ms. Maysonet routinely protects employers’ rights against administrative agencies such as the EEOC, DOL and the NLRB and multiple jurisdictions in states such as Florida, Nevada, Utah, Tennessee and South Carolina.

In addition, Ms. Maysonet is recognized for her experience in the timeshare industry and has drafted analysis of the FHA and ADA rules, as they relate to the industry, for the American Resort and Development Association. She is also a sought-after speaker at many employment-related functions and has been quoted for employment-related articles and radio and television programs, in English and Spanish.

Ms. Maysonet is regularly featured on local, national and Hispanic networks including El Sentinel Orlando, Univision, Orlando Business Journal, South Florida Business Journal, Law360 and HR Magazine. She is an advocate for LGBTQ, and women’s rights and incorporates these values into her practice. Additionally, she has covered these issues in a number of speaking engagements and panel discussions. Some topics include: “Defeating Gender-Biased Harassment in the Workplace,” “Transgender Employees and The Workplace: Breaking the Barriers,” “Labor & Employment Issues in Cannabis: Employer Rights vs. Employee Rights,” and “Legal Issues Affecting the LGBT Community: Marriage, Adoption, Surrogacy, and Employment Law.”

Prior to joining Greenspoon Marder, Ms. Maysonet served as a Judge Advocate General in the United States Navy, where she represented service members in felony and misdemeanor cases. She also served as a Staff Judge Advocate and Counsel to the Captain of the Submarine Base at Kings Bay, Georgia. During that time, she was an advisor on issues relating to military discipline, labor relations, employment law for the civilian workforce and state and federal laws.

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals

Bar Admissions

  • Florida
  • Minnesota


  • J.D., University of Minnesota Law School, 1996
  • B.A., University of Central Florida, 1993

Other Languages

  • Spanish

Professional and Community Involvement

  • Greenspoon Marder Chief Impact Officer
  • ARDA Global Inclusion and Diversity Council, Member
  • National Diversity Council, Central Florida Advisory Board Representative, 2018-2019
  • Guardian ad Litem
  • Harbor House, Pro Bono Work
  • Hospice of the Comforter, Fundraising Committee, Member
  • WMFE, Community Advisory Board Member, 2013 – 2014

Speaking Engagements

  • Featured Speaker, “Alabama’s Supreme Court Decision Regarding Personhood Status of Frozen Embryos and its Impact on the Future of In Vitro Fertilization in Florida and the United States,” Webinar, April 2, 2024
  • Speaker, “The Surrogacy Space, EP 3 – Stepparent Adoption with Marla Neufeld, Esq. and Myrna Maysonet, Esq.” The Surrogacy Space Podcast, December 19, 2023
  • Speaker, “La Educacion de Nuestra Gente,” Del Ambiente, April 19, 2023
  • Speaker, “Brave Little Cookie: A discussion about racism, breaking barriers and healing” Greenspoon Marder webinar, February 25, 2021
  • Speaker, “The New Administration’s Impact on the Workforce, HR, & Talent,” Gartner Webinar, January 13, 2021
  • Speaker, “Orgullo Friday” Del Ambiente’s Latinx Heritage Month and The Coming Out Journey Webinar, October 2, 2020
  • Speaker, “Culture, Clients, and Compensation – How To Excel Within A Firm and Knowing When to Start Your Own,” Broward County Hispanic Bar Association CLE Event, November 6, 2019
  • Speaker, “Self-Advocacy, Career Development & Personal Negotiation,” Women in Law & Leadership Miami Summit, March 13, 2019
  • Speaker, “Defeating Gender-Biased Harassment in the Workplace,” Florida Diversity Council Women in Leadership Symposium, March 12, 2019
  • Speaker, “Labor & Employment Issues in Cannabis: Employer Rights vs. Employee Rights,” Cannabis Law, Accounting and Business Conference & Expo, October 26, 2017
  • Speaker, “Labor and Employment,” Broward County Bar Association’s Bench and Bar Convention, October 20, 2017
  • Panelist, “Transgender Employees and The Workplace: Breaking the Barriers,” February 22, 2017
  • Panelist, “Time is Money,” Orlando Business Journal Insider Forum, July 15, 2016
  • Moderator and Speaker, “Legal Issues Affecting the LGBT Community: Marriage, Adoption, Surrogacy, and Employment Law,” May 14, 2015



  • National Law Journal, “Employment & Discrimination,” Trailblazer,” 2023
  • Corporate Counsel, “Women, Influence and Power in Law Awards,” Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Champions Category, 2023
  • Chambers & Partners Diversity & Inclusion Awards, “Lawyer of the Year,” Category Winner, 2022
  • Orlando Business Journal, “Diversity in Business” 2021
  • Latino Leaders magazine, “Top Latino Lawyer,” 2021
  • The Business Journal, “Top 100 2019 Influencers: Law,” 2019
  • Chambers & Partners Diversity & Inclusion Awards, “LGBT+ Equality Lawyer of the Year,” 2019
  • Orlando Business Journal, Women Who Mean Business, Winner, 2019
  • Orlando Business Journal, “Veterans of Influence,” 2019
  • Orlando Style Magazine, “2019 Lawyers of the Year,” 2019
  • National Diversity Council, “Florida LGBT Leadership Award,” 2019
  • Profiles in Diversity, “Women Worth Watching,” 2019
  • Orlando Business Journal, Women Who Mean Business, Nominee, 2012, 2019
  • National Law Journal, “Labor and Employment Trailblazer,” 2019
  • Orlando Family Magazine, “Awesome Attorneys” List, 2019
  • Greenspoon Marder Leadership Award, 2016


  • Author, “Fair Labor Standards Act,” Bloomberg Law, April 21, 2018
  • Author, “Plaintiff’s Deposition in Employment Discrimination or Retaliation Case (Defense),” Bloomberg Law, April 21, 2018
  • Author, Insider Forum “New overtime regulation changes,” Orlando Business Journal, July 29, 2016
  • Author, Employment Article, Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Vision magazine, September 2015
  • Author, “Implications of LGBT decisions on employers,” Generation Progress, June 26, 2015
  • Author, “Avoiding Pitfalls of Retaliation: An Employment Lawyer’s perspective,” Westlaw Journal Employment, Volume26, Issue 24, June 26, 2012
  • Author, “Beyond The Basics in Employment,” January 2011

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