All Ohio courts and Federal Courts including:
Northern District of Ohio
Southern District of Ohio
District of Nevada
Southern District of Florida
Southern District of New York
U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals
U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

American Bar Association; Ohio State Bar Association; Columbus Bar Association; Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers; Columbus Bar Association, Young Lawyer’s Committee Advisory Council: 1992-1994; AFL-CIO Lawyers Coordinating Committee, 2000-; ABA Labor & Employment Section, 2000-2004; ABA Law School Outreach Program Director: 2002-2003; Teamsters Lawyers Conference, 2005 -; Labor and Employment Relations Association, 2004-;  Executive Committee, Labor & Employment Section, Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, 2008-.

Professional Legal Publications

Note, “Ohio’s New Products Liability Law,” 14 U. Dayton L. Rev. 229 (1988).

New Topic Author, “Procedural Safeguards in Government Employee Misconduct Investigations,” A. Ruben, Elkouri &; Elkouri, How Arbitration Works (Bureau of National Affairs 6th ed. 2003)

Contributing Author, Chapter 14, “Change in Bargaining Representative, ” P. Hardin, The Developing Labor Law (Bureau of National Affairs 2002-2015), Cumulative Supplement.

Senior Editor, The Railway Labor Act (Bureau of National Affairs 2015).

Contributing Author and Editor, “The Law of Organizing” (Ohio AFL-CIO 2014).

Ohio Conference of Teamsters General Counsel Memorandum, “Handling Union Health Information after HIPAA,” (June 2003).

Jim Petroff
600 Superior Ave. East, Suite 1300
Cleveland, OH 44114

Areas of Practice:
Labor Law

P: 440-308-8853
Toll Free: 800-274-5297

Board Certified Specialist, Labor and Employment Law, Ohio State Bar Association 2005-2019

Ohio Superlawyer, Star Credential

Jim Petroff is a Board Certified Specialist in Labor & Employment Law by the Ohio State Bar Association (2005-2019)  with extensive statewide and national practice experience in all aspects of collective bargaining and traditional labor law matters for a variety of private sector, public sector, federal sector, and Railway Labor Act unions. Prior to joining Barkan Meizlish, LLP he practiced labor law in Cleveland with Faulkner, Hoffman & Phillips and in Dayton, Ohio with Logothetis, Pence & Doll, counsel to the Ohio Conference of Teamsters. He also served as outside counsel and in-house attorney to the Ohio Nurses Association in Columbus, Ohio, and was a Judicial Clerk with two judges on the Ohio Tenth District Court of Appeals in Franklin County. Jim concentrates his practice on collective bargaining and litigation, including employee benefits cases and class actions in the federal and state courts. He appeared on the Ohio Superlawyers website with a star credential.He has frequently served as a lecturer on labor issues including as a speaker for the AFL-CIO Lawyers Coordinating Committee in the Midwest and at the national level, at the Ohio AFL-CIO, and at the Teamsters Lawyers Conference, as well as training for union organizations around the nation.Jim is a graduate of The Ohio State University. He received his law degree from The University of Dayton School of Law in 1989, Magna Cum Laude (with High Honors), and served as an editor on its Law Review.

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