Supreme Court of Ohio
United States District Courts for both the Ohio-Southern and Northern Districts
United States Courts of Appeals for the Fourth and Sixth Circuits
Pro Hac Vice United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
Pro Hac Vice United States District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia
Pro Hac Vice New York State Supreme Court
B.A., Miami University of Ohio, 1963
J.D., Case Western Reserve University, 1972
Columbus Bar Association
Ohio Employment Lawyers Association
Workers Injury Law and Advocacy Group
2009, 2010 The Best Lawyers in America
Robert K. Handelman is a senior partner practicing in the firm’s Labor and Employment, Workers’ Compensation, Medical Malpractice, and Personal Injury areas. His trial experience ranges from complex product liability matters, wrongful death, and class action discrimination to criminal cases, including major felonies.
Mr. Handelman received his law degree from Case Western Reserve University. He is admitted to practice in front of the Supreme Court of Ohio, several United States District Courts (Ohio-Southern and Northern Districts, West Virginia, Illinois Northern District), and the United States Courts of Appeals for the Fourth and Sixth Circuits.
Mr. Handelman’s distinguished resume includes representing the Teamsters Local 284 for over 10 years. His other clients include the Communications Workers of America Local 4320 and the Springfield Professional Firefighters Local 333.
He has also represented the United Mine Workers, the Farm Labor Organizing Committee, Glass Molders Union Local 249 and the International Association of Theater & Stage Employees Union Local 12, among others.
Mr. Handelman has testified on pension fund issues involving labor organizations before the United States Congress and he has made numerous professional presentations on labor and police misconduct issues.
He has successfully served as lead counsel in a number of significant class actions including the elimination of restrictions against the use of female correctional officers in men’s prisons in Ohio and the recovery of excessive administrative fees.
Mr. Handelman is professionally affiliated with the Columbus Bar Association, the Ohio Employment Lawyers Association, and the Workers Injury Law and Advocacy Group where he serves on the Board of Directors AFL-CIO Lawyers Coordinating Committee.