Joel R. Hlavaty - Frantz Ward LLP

Joel R. Hlavaty

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2010
Phone: 216-515-1614

Joel focuses his practice on the representation of management in all phases of labor relations and employment litigation. He routinely advises employers on all aspects of their relationships with employees, as well as with respect to matters concerning litigation prevention and human resources management, and he regularly defends them in federal and state courts of all jurisdictions on claims arising under the various federal and state labor and employment laws. Joel additionally represents employers with respect to complaints and charges filed with the EEOC and OCRC, NLRB and SERB, and with OSHA and the DOL, as well as with health care and ERISA issues and complaints, and collective bargaining issues and strike disputes. Joel is also a frequent presenter at seminars and management training programs on a wide variety of topics.

John Carroll UniversityBA 1977The University of AkronJ.D. 1983

Client Comments

"Mr. Joel Hlavaty has been Newell Rubbermaid's chief outside labor counsel since I began my career with Newell in 1997. I very much rely on his outstanding customer service, advice, availability, and litigation skills. Best of all, Frantz Ward has always been extremely competitive on fees and has never charged Newell for training its new associates. They were one of the first firms to adapt to the new legal-services paradigm (i.e. corporations now demand value/results over anything, even long-standing relationships). "

-William Behlke
VP, Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer
Newell Rubbermaid Inc.

Office Location

200 Public Square, Suite 3000
Cleveland, OH 44114
United States

Practice Areas

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