Resumé

WILLIAM JEFFREY CARNES
6018 North Flora Vista Avenue
Tampa, Florida 33604
(813) 240-8165



EDUCATION
STETSON UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF LAW, St. Petersburg, Florida, Juris Doctor.

Honors and activities: Honor Roll; Labor Law Moot Court Team-Wagner Memorial Labor Law Moot Court Competition, NY, NY; Runner-up Freshman Moot Court; Quarter Finalist Freshman Closing Arguments; Trial Advocacy Society; Student Bar Association Council Member.

CATAWBA COLLEGE, Salisbury, North Carolina
B.A. in Business Administration/Economics.

WINGATE UNIVERSITY, Wingate, North Carolina
A.B.A. in Business Administration.

Hillsborough Community College, Florida International University, Florida Fire College, National Fire Academy (Non-degree course work).

EMPLOYMENT
2000 – present Lectores Information Technology, LLC, providing continuing education in labor relations for unions and industry.

1993 – present Civil Practice, Labor and Employment Law, Personal Injury.
Admitted to or eligible to practice in all Florida Courts and Federal Court for the Middle District.

1993-present University of South Florida, Tampa, St. Petersburg, Seminole and Lakeland campuses, College of Business, Adjunct Professor, teaching Management Ethics,
Labor/Employment Law and Labor Negotiations and Contract Administration.

1990-1992 James B. Loper, Attorney, Tampa, Florida.
Clerked for a labor law and personal injury firm.

1991 City of Gulfport, Florida.
Worked as a research and negotiations advisor to City Manager Robert E. Lee in labor contract negotiations with the Police Benevolent Association.

1991 Workers’ Compensation Judge Ann Robbins, St. Petersburg, Florida. Research Assistant/Clerk; assisting Judge Robbins in all phases of the workers’ compensation hearing process.

1988-1990 Professional Fire Fighters of Florida, 10th District Vice-President, Tallahassee, Florida. Lobbyist and Political Organizer on state issues.

1986-1990 FIRE/PAC, Director, Secretary-Treasurer, Lobbyist and Political Organizer on state and local issues.

1974-1990 City of Tampa Fire Department. Fire Captain/Station Officer.
Actively involved in all phases of fire suppression. Supervised up to 19 other fire fighters as well as millions of dollars in fire fighting equipment and other capital assets. Received specialized training in supervision, arson investigation/cause and origin, building construction, emergency medicine (EMT certified) and marine fire fighting.

1973-1974 City of Temple Terrace Fire Department.

1973-1988 Owner/Operator as sole proprietor or partner in part-time sales and service type businesses.

1962-1989 Other part-time and full-time job information available upon request.

PROFESSIONAL
Past or present member of: Florida Bar Association; American Bar Association; Hillsborough County Bar Association; West Central Florida Industrial Relations Research Association, Director and President, 1997; National Employment Lawyers Association; Florida NELA; The Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers, United Faculty of Florida, AFL-CIO Lawyers Coordinating Committee.

CIVIC
Past or present membership: Tampa/Hillsborough Cable Advisory Committee; Ybor Chamber of Commerce; Ybor Rotary Club; Firefighters Sertoma Club, Vice-President and Trustee; IAFF Local 754, Executive Board Member; Fireman’s Benevolent Association, Board of Directors; Firefighters Service League; Bay Area Council of Firefighters, President; Krewe of Fort Brooke; Rough Riders; National Watch and Clock Collectors Association; Sports Car Club of America; BMWCCA.

PERSONAL
Interests: Horology, auto racing and restoration, sailing.

William J. Carnes, J.D.
SEMINARS, PUBLICATIONS AND OTHER PARTICIPATION


August 2012 Speaker/Lecturer: 17th Annual Florida Labor/Management Conference, St. Pete Beach, Florida
Topic: Building Strong Leadership

April 2012 Speaker/Lecturer: Pinellas County Firefighters and Lectores Labor Consulting, St. Petersburg, Florida
Topic: 2012 Workshop for Success. Every Successful Fire Union Leader Does the Same Thing

August 2011 Speaker/Lecturer: 16th Annual Florida Labor/Management Conference, St. Pete Beach, Florida
Topic: Effective Leadership in Troubled Times

December 2011 Broward County Firefighters and Lectores Labor Consulting, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
Topic: 2011 Workshop for Success. Every Successful Fire Union Leader Does the Same Thing

June 2011 Speaker/Lecturer: 67th Florida Professional Firefighters Convention, Jacksonville, Florida
Topic: The 8 Ways to Make Things Better… Are You Tired of Being a Scapegoat?

February 2011 Speaker/Lecturer: FPELRA 37th Annual Training Conference, Orlando, Florida
Topic: STRATEGIC PLANNING FOR SUCCESS

November 2010 Speaker/Lecturer: Professional Fire Fighters and Paramedics of North Carolina
Topic: Keynote Speaker at Convention

October 2010 Speaker/Lecturer: Florida City and County Management Association Conference, USF Tampa, Florida
Topic: Fiscal Sustainability—Union Negotiations: What Happens After Impasse?

August 2010 Speaker/Lecturer: Florida Labor/Management Conference, St. Pete Beach, Florida
Topic: The Ups and Downs of ULPs

June 2010 Speaker/Lecturer: Florida Professional Firefighters Convention, Orlando, Florida
Topic: Lectores Labor Lobbying School: Nuts and Bolts, Advanced Edition

May 2010 Speaker/Lecturer: Florida Government Finance Officers Association, Orlando, Florida
Topic: What a Labor Lawyer Thinks Management Needs to Know About Labor Negotiations.

February 2010 Speaker/Lecturer: Pasco County Professional Firefighters, IAFF Local 4420, Land O Lakes, Florida
Topic: Lectores Lobbying School 2010

December 2009 Author: Finding the Forest Without Any Trees: The Survivor’s Guide to a Successful Public Sector Union: General Employees Edition

October 2009 Speaker/lecturer: 35th Annual Public Employment Labor Relations Forum, Orlando, Florida
Topic: Negotiating in Perilous Financial Times

August 2009 Speaker/lecturer: Florida Labor Management Conference, St. Pete Beach, Florida
Topic: Leadership Tips for Bad Labor/Management Environments

June 2009 Speaker/lecturer: Florida Professional Firefighters Convention, Orlando, Florida
Topic: FPF/Lectores Lobbying School 2009

February 2009 Speaker/Lecturer: IAFF 12th District Conference, Columbia, South Carolina
Topic: Make you Politics a Hat-trick, Triple Play & Trifecta

November 2008 Speaker/Lecturer: United States Steelworkers Union, Tampa, Florida
Topic: Leadership Education Program for USW Stewards

October 2008 Speaker/Lecturer: 34th Annual Public Employment Labor Relations Forum, Orlando, Florida
Topic: Roundtable: Impasse 2008: Special Magistrate Perspective

Speaker/Lecturer: The American Assoc. of Nurse Attorneys, Tampa, Florida
Topic: Employment Law for Nurses

September 2008 Speaker/Lecturer: IAFF Local 2665, St. Louis, Missouri
Topic: Make Your Politics a Hat-trick, Triple Play & Trifecta Grievance and Lobbying Seminar

July 2008 Speaker/Lecturer: IAFF 2nd District Caucus, Kansas City, Missouri
Topic: Make Your Politics a Hat-trick, Triple Play & Trifecta

June 2008 Speaker/Lecturer: Florida Professional Firefighters Convention, Tampa, Florida
Topic: Make you Politics a Hat-trick, Triple Play & Trifecta

May 2008 Speaker/Lecturer: United States Steelworkers Union, Tampa, Florida
Topic: Leadership Education Program for USW Stewards

October 2007 Author: Article in Conference Board Review: Religious Discrimination Issues.

June 2007 Author: The Survivor’s Guide to a Successful Public Sector Union: Finding the Forest Without Any Trees: Fire/Rescue Edition

June 2007 Speaker/Lecturer: Florida Professional Firefighters Convention: Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
Topic: “Developing Skills for the Labor Negotiator.”

November 2006 Speaker/Lecturer: Florida Professional Firefighters Executive Board Meeting
Topic: “Winning at the Bargaining Table”

October 2006 Author: Professional Firefighter Magazine
Topic: Second Installment in a Series: Finding The Forest Without Any Trees

August 2006 Author: Professional Firefighter Magazine
Topic: First Installment in a Series: Finding The Forest Without Any Trees

June 2006 Speaker/Lecturer: Florida Professional Firefighters Convention, Marco Island, Florida
Topic: “Negotiations: Winning the Financial Debate”

June 2006 Speaker/Lecturer: ATU, Local 1464
Topic: Labor Leadership Workshop

March 2006 Speaker/Lecturer: Pasco County Firefighters, IAFF Local 4420
Topic: Labor Leadership Workshop

November 2005 Speaker/Lecturer: Temple Terrace Firefighters, IAFF Local 3582
Topic: Effective Grievance Handling Seminars I & II

June 2005 Speaker/Lecturer: Florida Professional Firefighters Convention, Jacksonville, Florida
Topic: Florida Public Sector Labor Law

Speaker/Lecturer: Seminole Fire Rescue Association
Topic: End of Life issues and Living Will and Other Powers to Convey

May 2005 Speaker/Lecturer: Responder Magazine National Officer and Labor Symposium, Tampa, Florida
Topic: Labor/Management Challenge Panel

April 2005 Speaker/Lecturer: Temple Terrace Firefighters, IAFF Local 3582
Topic: Effective Grievance Handling Seminars I & II

February 2005 Speaker/Lecturer: PACE International Union, Tampa, Florida
Topic: Leadership Education Program for PACE Stewards

October 2004 Speaker/Lecturer: National Association of Letter Carriers, Tampa, Florida
Topic: Legal Aspects of the FMLA and Letter Carriers

Speaker/Lecturer: Florida Professional Firefighters sponsored Lectores IT Workshop: Innovative Techniques to Grievance Handling and How to Develop and Enhance Professional Negotiation Skills

September 2004 Speaker/Lecturer: Career Central Business Breakfast Roundtable
Topic: Recent Changes to the FLSA

August 2004 Speaker/lecturer: International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Tampa, Florida
Topic: How to Provide More and Better Services to the Members

June 2004 Participant: Civil Rights Dispute Resolution Center, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
Topic: EEOC Federal EEO Investigator Training.

Speaker/lecturer: Florida Professional Firefighters Convention, Orlando, Florida
Topic: “Negotiations: Winning the Financial Debate”

May 2004 Participant: Pinellas County Council of Firefighters, Indian Rocks Beach, Florida
Topic: “IAFF Human Relations: Building a Stronger Union”

February 2004 Author: Professional Firefighter Magazine
Topic: Am I Rip Van Winkle or Austin Powers”

November 2003 Author: Florida Medical Directors Association, Progress Reports Newsletter
Topic: “Nursing Home Medical Directors: Employees? Subcontractors? Does It Matter?”

September 2003 Speaker/Lecturer: Pinellas Park Firefighters sponsored Lectores Information Technology Workshop, Seminole, Florida
Topic: Effective Grievance Handling Seminars I & II

August 2003 Author: Professional Firefighter Magazine
Topic: “Progressive & Regressive Taxes/Taxation Explained”
An unabashed rant and editorial commentary

July 2003 Speaker/Participant: PACE International Union, Tampa, Florida
Topic: Leadership Education Program for PACE Stewards

March 2003 Speaker/Participant: PACE International Union, Tampa, Florida
Topic: Leadership Education Program for PACE Stewards

October 2002 Speaker/lecturer: St. Francis University, St. Petersburg, Florida
Topic: Labor and Employment Law: Federal/Florida

October 2002 Speaker/lecturer: Labor Relations Implications of Decentralizing the State University System, sponsored by Stetson University College of Law
Topic: Collective Bargaining and Grievance Handling Processes.

June 2002 Speaker/lecturer: Florida Professional Firefighters Convention, Orlando, Florida
Topic: How to Provide More and Better Services to the Members

April 2002 Arbitrator/Participant: Arbitration Simulation at Stetson University College of Law, St. Petersburg, Florida

March 2002 Speaker/lecturer: USWA Local 831, Danville, Virginia
Topic: Effective Grievance Handling Seminars I & II

March 2002 Speaker Lecturer: St. Francis University, Tampa, Florida
Topic: Legal Aspects of Health Care Administration, Labor and Employment Law: Federal/Florida

November 2001 Speaker/ Lecturer: IBEW, IAFF, ATU, Tampa, Florida
Topic: Effective Grievance Handling Seminars I & II

August 2001 Participant: International Union of Police Associations, AFL-CIO, Orlando, Florida
Topic: HOT TOPICS in Discipline and Other Areas

March 2001 Participant: American Bar Association, Section of Labor and Employment Law, St. Petersburg, Florida
Topic: Employment Litigation Skills Training

August 2000 Speaker/Lecturer: IBEW FOCUS Seminar, Clearwater, Florida
Topic: Organizing in the Construction Industry
July 2000 Participant: Stetson University College of Law, St. Petersburg, Florida
Topic: Labor and Employment Law Trial Skills Seminar

June 2000 Author: Professional Firefighter Magazine
Topic: “Fire Department Liability for Negligence and Third Party Liability for Fire Fighter Injuries”

November 1999 Speaker/Lecturer: Florida Professional Firefighters Convention, Miami, Florida
Topic: Duty of Fair Representation and Other Issues

August 1999 Author: The Worker
Topic: “Work Place Violence: Lest We Forget”

May 1999 Author: The Worker
Topic: “TO DFR or Fail to DFR: May be the $64,000 Question”

March 1999 Speaker/Lecturer: Florida Government Finance Officers Association, Jacksonville, Florida
Topic: Collective Bargaining in the Public Sector

July 1998 Speaker/Lecturer: Gary Markel Surplus Lines Brokerage, Clearwater, Florida
Topic: Employment Practices Liability Seminar

April 1998 Speaker/Lecturer: Florida Bar 1998 Advanced Labor Topics. St. Petersburg, Florida
Topic: Rule 412: How Far Can You Go?

February 1998 Author: Hillsborough County Bar Journal
Topic: “EEOC Priority Charge Handling Procedures: Re-Engineering a Wheel”

January 1998 Speaker/Lecturer: Pinellas County Council of Firefighters, Safety Harbor, Florida
Topic: Discrimination and Harassment Issues in the Fire Service

October 1997 Author: Professional Firefighter Magazine
Topic: “No Title…Just Reality” (an article on workplace harassment)

July-August 1997 Author: Florida Bar: Labor and Employment Law Section: The Check Off
Topic: “Results of Research into Labor Related Internet Sites”

April 1997 Author: Professional Firefighter Magazine
Topic: “Has Anyone Ever Heard of the “Bunkhouse Rule”?”

July 1995 Author: Professional Firefighter Magazine
Topic: “Let the Offender Beware!!” (An article on legal entanglements and licensure)

March 1994 Speaker/Lecturer: Steward Training Seminar, Pinellas Park F/F, Local 2193
Topic: “An Insensitive Way of Dealing with the Sensitivity Needs of the Firehouse in the 90’s or How to Keep Your Union Solvent and Your Members Employed”