Stephen J. Stanford - Robison, Curphey & O

Stephen J. Stanford

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2006

Steve assists private and public-sector employers in all aspects of their dealings with labor unions – union elections, collective bargaining, labor arbitration, and administrative agency and court litigation. He defends employers in court against employee claims of employment discrimination, wrongful discharge, and violation of other employment-related laws, and he counsels and represents both employers and employees as to covenants not to compete. Steve is counsel to a Taft-Hartley Health and Welfare Fund providing retiree benefits nationwide.

Clients looking for labor and employment law advice often need same-or-next-day answers. Steve is committed to assisting clients according to their schedules, not his. A benefit of doing so is that Steve has an opportunity to help the client create the facts, which benefits the client later in the many avenues that labor and employment law provides for litigation.

Client Comments

"Our organization has been a client of Mr. Stephen Stanford for many years and he has been a real asset to the Trust with his representation. He is an outstanding Labor lawyer and possesses tremendous "bargaining skills". His honesty and integrity are beyond reproach. I would not hesitate in the least to recommend him to represent any organization. It is a real pleasure working with Mr. Stanford."

"Steve is the consummate professional. I am very happy he is part of our team. Steve has done great work for my company for many years and I am always confident of positive results when Steve is representing us. He is totally knowledgeable of the law and is not afraid to take the hard line when necessary. We just negotiated a difficult contract with our union and Steve was the lead for that negotiation. We were able to win some very important concessions due to Steve's efforts and strategies. It is one of the best contracts we have ever negotiated. He is a very trusted member of my team and we rely on Steve for counsel and advice on many issues. I am grateful to have him representing us."

-Patrick Farver
Blissfield Manufacturing Company, Inc.

"Steve represented our company in its first union negotiation and contract. Steve's negotiation skills were outstanding and well respected by all sides. He helped educate the company's management on all aspects of union contract relations. Steve worked closely with the negotiation team to understand our business and its operating polices. The result was a very acceptable first contract. Steve was always available to answer questions and offer guidance during the process."

-Bill Pohl
General Manager
Princeton Delivery Systems Inc.

Office Location

Four SeaGate, Ninth Floor
433 North Summit Street
Toledo, OH 43604
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2017 Lawyer of the Year in Labor Law - Management of the Toledo Metro Area2015 Lawyer of the Year in Litigation - Labor and Employment of the Toledo Metro Area2014 Lawyer of the Year in Labor Law - Management of the Toledo Metro Area2013 Lawyer of the Year in Employment Law - Management of the Toledo Metro Area
Stephen J. Stanford has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2017!Stephen J. Stanford has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2015!Stephen J. Stanford has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2014!Stephen J. Stanford has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2013!

Practice Areas

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