Thomas H. Barnard

Of Counsel || Cleveland

One of Ohio’s premiere labor and employment lawyers, Tom Barnard’s practice focuses on all aspects of labor and employment law, including complex employment litigation, class actions, jury trials, administrative hearings, collective bargaining and arbitrations.  He also has considerable experience representing government entities as well as private sector employers.  Before coming to Ogletree, Tom chaired the Labor and Employment Group for over ten years at his prior law firm.  Tom previously held significant governmental positions with the U.S. Department of Labor (1968 – 1971); Deputy Counsel for Litigation, Labor Management Laws, 1970 and Special Counsel to the Solicitor, 1971.  He also is a frequent national speaker on labor and employment matters and is an Adjunct Professor of Law at Case Western Reserve University School of Law.

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Admittance to Practice

Professional Activities

The Ohio State Bar Association:

  • Labor and Employment Law Section Board of Governors (1990 – present)
  • Past Chair of Labor and Employment Law Section (1998 – 2000)
  • House of Delegates (2001 – 2003; 2005 – 2009)
  • Labor and Employment Law Specialty Board (1997 – 2013)
  • Midwest Labor and Employment Seminar Planning Committee (1994 – present; Chair 1996 – 1998)

Cleveland Employment Lawyers Inn of Court:

  • Founding Member (Master of the Bench)
  • Founding Program Chair

American Bar Association:

  • Labor and Employment Law Section
  • Committee on Equal Employment Opportunity
  • Special Subcommittee for Liaison with EEOC
  • Chapter Chair, Employment Discrimination Law Supplements

National Association of College and University Attorneys (2000 – 2005)