The Management Labor & Employment Firm

Our Offices

Miami 305.445.7801
Orlando 407.571.2152
Tallahassee 850.561.3503
Tampa 813.251.1210

Wayne L. Helsby


Orlando Office
1477 West Fairbanks Avenue
Suite 100
Winter Park, Florida 32789
Phone: 407.571.2152
Fax: 407.571.1496

“Since completing my legal studies at the FSU College of Law, I have been privileged to serve in a number of leadership roles for The Florida Bar and various voluntary local bar associations. Along the way, I have endeavored to guard the principles that our profession holds sacred, most notably the independence of our third branch of government. At the same time, I have developed numerous friendships with many great attorneys across the state of Florida.” -As quoted from the inaugural issue of Florida State University Law Review Online
Professional Experience
  • Attorney with the Firm since August 1, 1981
  • Managing Partner – Orlando Office
Professional Experience
  • Representative, Ninth Circuit, Florida Bar Board of Governors, 2013-Present
  • Executive Committee, Ninth Circuit, Florida Bar Board of Governors, 2016
  • Chair of the Florida Bar’s Trial Lawyers Section, 2012-2013
  • Secretary/Treasurer of the Florida Bar’s Trial Lawyers Section, 2010-2011
  • Member, Executive Council of the Florida Bar’s Trial Lawyer’s Section, 2008-2010
  • President, Orange County Bar Association, 2004-05
  • Member, Judicial Nominating Commission, Ninth Judicial Circuit 2004-'08; Chair 2006-'07
  • President, Young Lawyers Division of Florida Bar, 1992-1993
  • Board Member, Florida Bar Board of Governors, Young Lawyers Division, 1988-1991
  • Board Member, Florida Bar Board of Governors, 1991-1993
  • Executive Committee, Orange County Bar Association, 1994-1996, 1997-1998, 2005-2006
  • Board Member, Hillsborough County Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Section, 1984-1985
  • Florida Supreme Court's Committee on Professionalism, 2005-2007 
  • Listed as one of "The Best Lawyers" in – 2005 - 2007, and 2010
  • Florida Trend's Florida Legal Elite 2011
  • Martindale Hubbell AV Preeminent Rating
Community Involvement
  • Board of Directors, University of Orlando Foundation, Inc. 1988-1990
  • Board of Directors, Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Florida , 1987-1991
  • Board Member, United Methodist Church, Florida Conference, Board of Ordained Ministry, 1996
  • Board of Directors, Central Florida Homeless Coalition, 1998-1999
Court Admissions
  • U.S. District Courts for the Middle (1983), Northern (2013), and Southern (2012) Districts of Florida
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, 1985
  • All Florida State Courts, 1983
  • Cornell University School of Industrial and Labor Relations (B.S., 1977)
  • Rutgers University , Industrial Relations (M.A., 1980)
  • Florida State University (J.D., 1981)
  • "The Constitutionality of Legislatively Mandated Binding Interest Arbitration: A Guide for the Practitioner", The Center for Employee Relations Review, Vol. I, No. 3 (1980)
  • "Arbitrability of Individual Grievances in the Public Sector: Florida 's Unique Approach", The Florida Bar Journal, Vol. LVIII, No. 11, December, 1984
  • "Drug Testing in the Workplace", The Florida Bar Journal, June, 1986


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