James G. Petrie - Bricker & Eckler LLP

James G. Petrie

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2012

Jim Petrie is a partner and chair of Bricker & Eckler's Employment & Labor group and member of the Health Care group with a practice emphasizing employment-related disputes and litigation, including allegations of race, gender, national origin, age, disability, pregnancy, sexual orientation, religion and/or political discrimination or harassment, intentional torts, intentional infliction of emotional distress, breach of contract or implied/quasi-contract under federal and state law, wrongful termination in violation of public policy, and alleged violations of ERISA.

Jim advises clients on labor and employment issues, including issues arising under ADA, ADEA, OWBPA, FMLA, FLSA, Title VII, Fair Credit Reporting Act, USERRA, NLRA, Executive Order No. 11246 and state employment laws. He is experienced in drafting employment agreements, separation agreements, independent contractor agreements, releases, non-compete/non-solicitation agreements, affirmative action plans, and employee handbooks, policies and procedures. He practices in federal and state courts and courts of appeals and before the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Ohio Civil Rights Commission and the State Personnel Board of Review.

His practice also includes mediating and negotiating settlements of claims against employers, advising clients on day-to-day employment issues; providing employment law training to corporations; and conducting presentations and authoring articles regarding new developments in employment law. Jim is former chairman of the firm's recruiting committee.

Miami UniversityBA 1988The Ohio State UniversityJ.D. 1992
Greater Columbus Habitat for HumanityOhio Management Lawyers AssociationColumbus Bar Association; Ohio State Bar Association

Office Location

100 South Third Street
Columbus, OH 43215-4291
United States


Lawyer of the Year Awards

2015 Lawyer of the Year in Employment Law - Individuals of the Columbus-OH Metro Area
James G. Petrie has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2015!

Practice Areas

Employment Law - Individuals
Employment Law - Management
Labor Law - Management
Litigation - Labor and Employment