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Labor & Employment


Porter Wright was selected by the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) as one of only 12 ACC Value Champions worldwide in 2012.


Porter Wright is ranked in the first tier of Labor and Employment Law Practices in Ohio by Chambers USA. In addition, Chambers USA ranked seven Porter Wright partners among the leading Labor and Employment lawyers in the state. According to Chambers, "The talent in this group is extraordinarily consistent."



Porter Wright is ranked nationally in Employment Law - Management and Labor Law - Management in the 2015 U.S. News/Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms" rankings.


Porter Wright is Top-Listed in Ohio in Labor Law - Management by Best Lawyers in America 2015.


For more than 20 years, Porter Wright’s Labor and Employment Department has written "THE book" on Ohio Employment Law. Ohio Employment Practices Law: A Practical Guide for Employers and Their Legal Counsel, published by West, has been cited by the Ohio Supreme Court on multiple occasions.

Porter Wright's Labor and Employment Department is a member of the Employers Counsel Network (ECN), a select group of attorneys from top law firms in all 50 states, Washington, D.C. and Canada. Each ECN firm was selected because of its outstanding reputation in the field of employment law.

Porter Wright's labor and employment law blog, Employer Law Report, was chosen as one of the Top 25 Labor and Employment Law Blogs of 2011 by voters in the greater LexisNexis community.

As members of the Employers Counsel Network, attorneys in Porter Wright's Labor and Employment Department write and edit the “Ohio Employment Law Letter,” a publication of M. Lee Smith and HRHero.com.

Ten Porter Wright partners are recognized by Ohio Super Lawyers 2015 in an area of Labor and Employment Law, with three lawyers named to the Rising Stars edition of Ohio Super Lawyers 2015 in Employment Litigation: Defense. Super Lawyers comprise the top five percent of lawyers in each state.

BTI Client Service All-Stars

Porter Wright’s Labor and Employment Department is proud to have an attorney recognized with The BTI Client Service All-Star award. The award is a recognized symbol of client service excellence.

Porter Wright is proud to have two partners who are Fellows in The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, a distinguished body of individuals drawing its membership from the best and brightest lawyers, academicians and scholars in the field of Labor and Employment Law.