Jill T. O'Shea

Jill T. O'Shea

Cohen, Todd, Kite & Stanford, LLC

Recognized since 2021

Cincinnati, Ohio

Practice Areas

Commercial Litigation

Litigation - Labor and Employment

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Jill O’Shea specializes in employment law and complex litigation. Jill was previously employed as Associate General Counsel with Duke Energy Corporation and its predecessor company, Cinergy Corporation. While there, she served as the Head of the Employment/HR/Labor Group from 2003 to 2006. Her areas of practice included employment litigation, preventative law work, advisory work on employment issues, policies and procedures, labor work, and training presentations. In addition, from 1999 to 2003, Jill worked as Senior Counsel in Cinergy’s Litigation Section. There, her areas of practice included employment litigation, complex personal injury, property damage, and other litigation, as well as preventative law work.

Jill was previously a partner in the defense firm of Rendigs, Fry, Kiely & Dennis, LLP in Cincinnati, Ohio and was employed with the firm from 1986-1999. Her area of specialty with Rendigs was complex litigation, and her areas of practice included employment law, wrongful death and personal injury, property damage, architect, engineer and construction law, product liability, premises liability, and toxic tort, environmental, and commercial litigation.

Jill has extensive experience in all aspects of trial work including pre-trial, motion, first chair in trial, administrative hearings, arbitrations and mediations, alternative dispute resolution, and appellate work.

Her employment, human resources, and labor work experience includes:-Advisory work regarding compliance with federal, state, and local employment discrimination laws;-Family and Medical Leave Act issues, discipline, and terminations;-Separation and employment agreements;-First chair in court and administrative hearings, arbitrations, mediations, and alternative dispute resolution;-Responses to agency claims or charges;-Labor advice and counsel including negotiations, grievances, and labor arbitrations;-Legal training and presentations;-Design of corporate personnel policies and manuals; and-Workplace investigations.

Contact & Links
  • 250 East Fifth Street, Suite 2350
    Cincinnati, OH 45202-5136
  • University of Cincinnati, JD, graduated 1986
  • Miami University, BA, cum laude, graduated 1982
Bar Admissions
  • Ohio, 1986
Court Admissions
  • US Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  • US District Court, Southern District of Ohio

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2024 for work in:
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Litigation - Labor and Employment
Additional Areas of Practice:
  • Employment Law - Individuals
  • Personal Injury Litigation
  • Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs


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