Stephen is the leader of the Labor & Employment practice group at Thompson Hine. He counsels employers regarding all aspects of labor and employment practices.
Prior to joining the firm, Stephen was a law clerk for the Honorable S. Arthur Spiegel, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio.


  • Represented employers in significant class action lawsuits in federal court, including Fair Labor Standards Act, age discrimination and ERISA, national origin discrimination, WARN Act, and race discrimination.
  • Represented employers and individuals in cases involving the enforcement of non-compete agreements and trade secrets violations.
  • Represented employers before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the state Civil Rights Commissions.
  • Defended employers in civil suits alleging discrimination, retaliation, wrongful discharge and intentional tort claims.
  • Represented employers before the National Labor Relations Board.
  • Counseled employers throughout union organizing campaigns.
  • Aided employers in the conduct of campaigns to decertify unions.
  • Developed human resources policies for employers, including creation of employee handbooks and other policy statements.
  • Conducted training for management and supervisors in areas including anti-discrimination and harassment policies, hiring and termination practices, Family and Medical Leave Act, union avoidance and other employment related areas.

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