February 3, 2022 / Press Release

Russell to lead Labor Department; Pressley continues serving firm clients

Porter Wright announces that partner Chris Russell will assume the role of chair of the firm’s Labor and Employment Department. Partner Fred Pressley, who has held the leadership position since 1995, will continue to serve clients and practice law at Porter Wright.

“I look forward to working alongside Chris during this transition. He is extremely committed to advancing our labor and employment representation and supporting our team members,” shares Fred. “It has been a sincere honor to serve as chair of the firm’s labor group for the past 27 years. Watching the firm grow and our team accomplish fantastic results for our clients, time and again, has been incredibly rewarding.”

Chris works with clients on their most challenging workforce issues, from workplace safety to employment litigation. He represents companies before state and federal courts and administrative agencies on labor, employment and workers’ compensation matters. Chris was one of the first professionals certified in Ohio as a specialist in the field of workers’ compensation by the Ohio State Bar Association.