Thomas A. Dixon - Eastman & Smith Ltd.

Thomas A. Dixon

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2013
Phone: 419-247-1616

“I counsel my clients on virtually every facet of their businesses because employment matters directly impact every aspect of an organization.  Whether recruiting, hiring, compensating, training, evaluating, promoting, disciplining or terminating, each employee interaction poses compliance obligations and financial risks.  It is my privilege to assist with the creation of an optimal human resource infrastructure and thereby minimize these risks.” 

In addition to representing private and public employers in all aspects of labor and employment law, Thomas A. Dixon has a well-established reputation for audience-friendly coaching and training at every level of an organization including executives, HR teams, first-line supervisors and others. Training curriculums are tailored to the specific needs of the organization or team and can include: EEO/Diversity, Harassment, Codes of Conduct, Positive Employee Relations/Union Avoidance, Internal Investigations, Management Skills and a variety of other compliance and/or litigation avoidance topics.  Mr. Dixon is a member of Eastman & Smith.


His practice covers the range of employment issues, including:

  • Affirmative Action/OFCCP Compliance
  • Background Checks
  • Disability Accommodation & Leaves of Absence
  • Discrimination & Harassment
  • Employment Practice Audits Investigations
  • Hiring, Performance Management & Termination
  • Policies & Procedures (Handbooks)
  • Retaliation Whistleblowing
  • Temporary Staff & Contingent Workers
  • Training & Compliance
  • Unfair Competition, Confidentiality & Trade Secrets
  • Wage & Hour
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Workplace Safety

He also provides advice on labor relations issues including: union organizational campaigns, union avoidance, negotiation and administration of labor contracts and grievances/labor arbitration.

Mr. Dixon represents clients before courts and administrative agencies, including OSHA, NLRB, EEOC, OCRC and the Industrial Commission of Ohio.

Office Location

One Seagate, 24th Floor
550 North Summit Street
Toledo, OH 43604
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2017 Lawyer of the Year in Litigation - Labor and Employment of the Toledo Metro Area2016 Lawyer of the Year in Workers' Compensation Law - Employers of the Toledo Metro Area2015 Lawyer of the Year in Labor Law - Management of the Toledo Metro Area2014 Lawyer of the Year in Employment Law - Management of the Toledo Metro Area
Thomas A. Dixon has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2017!Thomas A. Dixon has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2016!Thomas A. Dixon has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2015!Thomas A. Dixon has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2014!

Practice Areas

Employment Law - Individuals
Employment Law - Management
Labor Law - Management
Litigation - Labor and Employment
Workers' Compensation Law - Employers