CLEVELAND, OH – December 4, 2007 – Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak and Stewart, P.C. (Ogletree Deakins), the nation’s third largest labor and employment law firm, announces the addition of prominent labor attorney Thomas H. Barnard to the firm’s Cleveland office. He comes to Ogletree Deakins from Ulmer & Berne and holds a shareholder position with the firm.
Mr. Barnard’s practice focuses on all aspects of labor and employment law, including complex employment litigation, jury trials, administrative hearings, collective bargaining and arbitrations. He also has considerable experience representing government entities.
Mr. Barnard has been listed in Best Lawyers in America for over 15 years and has consistently received the highest rating in Ohio for labor and employment lawyers by Chambers USA.
“Tom is a first-rate attorney who brings a vast amount of expertise to our firm. We are excited to have him on board and welcome him to the Ogletree Deakins family,” said Dan Pace, managing shareholder of the firm’s Cleveland office.
About Ogletree Deakins
Ogletree Deakins is the nation’s third largest labor and employment law firm, representing management in all types of employment-related legal matters. The firm has 400 lawyers located in 32 offices from Miami to Los Angeles. In addition to handling labor and employment law matters, the firm has thriving practices focused on business immigration, employee benefits, and workplace safety and health law. Ogletree Deakins represents a diverse range of clients, including more than half of the Fortune 50 corporations in the U.S.
For more information, please contact Karen Gonzales, communications manager, at 210-277-3606.