Vicki L. Sproat is dual Florida Bar Board Certified in Civil Trial Law (since 1991) and in Labor & Employment Law (since 2012). She concentrates her practice in employment law, where she provides counsel to and litigates cases for employers. Vicki conducts workplace investigations for many public and private employers. She also handles general business litigation matters.
Vicki is admitted to practice in all Florida state courts, the United States District Court for the Middle and Southern Districts of Florida, as well as the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals. She s AV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell. In 2016, Vicki was recognized by Florida Super Lawyers® magazine for her work in employment law defense.
Vicki is a regular speaker at Henderson Franklin’s annual HR Law & Solutions educational seminar for human resource professionals, and is a frequent contributor to the firm’s Southwest Florida Employment Law Blog.
Prior to joining the firm in 1980, Vicki practiced in Ohio. She is married to Judge Donald E. Pellecchia and they have two children, Christopher and Lauren. She also has two stepchildren and is a proud grandmother of four.
Vicki is a member and past President of the Southwest Florida Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates and an Emeritus member of the Calusa Chapter of American Inns of Court. She serves on the Executive Council of the Trial Lawyers Section of the Florida Bar, the Leadership Academy Committee of the Florida Bar, the U.S. Magistrate Merit Selection Panel for the Middle District of Florida, and is a faculty member of the Florida Bar's Advanced Trial Advocacy Program. Vicki is a member of the Grievance Committee for the United States District Court, Middle District. She also serves on the Executive Council for the Southwest Florida Federal Court Bar Association.
Vicki has been active in community organizations such as the United Way of Lee County (where she served as a member of its board of directors for over 10 years). She also served a six-year term as a trustee of Canterbury School. Vicki is also member and former director of the Human Resources Management Association of Southwest Florida.