Sproat Workplace Investigations was founded in 2018 as an employment law firm exclusively dedicated to the responsible investigation of workplace issues. Our in-depth knowledge of employment law and decades of litigation experience allow us to identify issues, interview witnesses, collect and analyze evidence and prepare comprehensive and well-documented reports. Our thorough investigations allow employers to make prompt and informed decisions that comply with the law and conform to best practices.
Vicki Sproat, Esq., is the founding partner of Sproat Workplace Investigations. She spent 38 years at the Fort Myers, Florida-based law firm of Henderson, Franklin Starnes & Holt, P.A. as a trial attorney and employment law counselor. As a part of her practice, she conducted many sensitive and complex investigations for both public and private employers. Super Lawyers listed her on its employment law database for 2018 and 2019, a recognition given only the top 5 percent of attorneys in each state nationwide. Sproat was honored as 2017 Trial Lawyer of the Year by the Southwest Florida chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates for her distinguished career and superb reputation for high ethics and fair play. She is one of a small number of Florida lawyers to achieve dual Board certification by the Florida Bar (Civil Trial Law since 1991 and Labor and Employment from 2012-2017). She recently achieved the distinction of Association of Workplace Investigators Certificate Holder (AWI-CH) after completing a series of assessments at the organization’s training institute in Santa Barbara, California, signifying that she has achieved the core knowledge and skills necessary to successfully perform impartial workplace investigations.
Sproat holds the highest AV rating by Martindale Hubbell, which evaluates attorneys based on the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the judiciary. She is a frequent speaker at educational seminars and training programs for human resource professionals and managers. Sproat was a regular contributor to the Southwest Florida Employment Law blog, writing numerous articles on employment law and human resource issues.