Thomas H. Barnard - Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.

Thomas H. Barnard

Listed in Best Lawyers since 1991
Phone: 216-241-6100

Tom Barnard’s practice focuses on all aspects of labor and employment law, including complex employment litigation, jury trials, administrative hearings, collective bargaining and arbitrations.  Tom also has considerable experience representing government entities.  Tom has extensive experience handling labor law and employment matters.  He has:

  • Litigated more than 39 class/collective action cases

  • Tried 11 class action/EEOC cases

  • Tried at least 46 EEO cases (non-class actions)

  • Tried at least 21 EEO jury trials

  • Tried at least 4 wrongful discharge/breach of contract jury trials

  • Argued 46 cases to various Courts of Appeals and won a case before the U. S. Supreme Court.

  • Tried well over 100 arbitrations and hearings before federal and state administrative agencies

Tom previously held significant governmental positions with the U.S. Department of Labor (1968-1971); Deputy Counsel for Litigation, Labor Management Laws, 1970 and Special Counsel to the Solicitor, 1971.  Tom also is a frequent national speaker on labor and employment matters and is an Adjunct Professor of Law at Case Western Reserve University School of Law.

University of Puget SoundBA 1961Columbia University School of LawJ.D. 1964Case Western Reserve UniversityLL.M 1970
The Ohio State Bar Association:American Bar Association

Case History

Telerico v. Merrill Lynch — On cross motions for summary judgment in action initially filed by terminated financial advisor claiming seven figures in damages, plaintiff''s MSJ denied and defendant''s counterclaim MSJ granted, well into 6 figures. (co-counsel with Rubin Fortunato)
Bledsoe et al. v. Emery Worldwide Airlines, et al. — WARN action.  Plaintiffs claimed nearly $10M.  Defense judgment.  Plaintiffs denied jury trial request in earlier decision by the Court in a landmark decision on this issue.

Office Location

Key Tower, Suite 4100
127 Public Square
Cleveland, OH 44114
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2012 Lawyer of the Year in Labor Law - Management of the Cleveland Metro Area2010 Lawyer of the Year in Labor and Employment Law of the Cleveland Metro Area
Thomas H. Barnard has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2012!Thomas H. Barnard has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2010!

Practice Areas

Labor Law - Management
Litigation - Labor and Employment

Other Information

Gender: Male