Marc A. Fishel

Marc A. Fishel

Fishel Downey Albrecht & Riepenhoff LLP

Recognized since 2011

New Albany, Ohio

Practice Areas

Employment Law - Management

Insurance Law

Labor Law - Management

Litigation - Insurance

Litigation - Labor and Employment

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2023 - Employment Law - Management
Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2023 - Employment Law - Management
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Marc has been recognized by his peers as a Best Lawyers in America for his outstanding work in Employment and Labor Law. He regularly represents public and private employers in all areas of labor and employment relations, including all facets of contract negotiations, litigation, mediation, conflict resolution procedures, disciplinary matters (arbitration and civil service), the daily administration of internal policies, state and federal laws, and collective bargaining agreements. He serves as lead counsel before administrative agencies pertaining to personnel matters. Marc represents employers in litigation matters in both state and federal court.

Marc also serves as the Law Director for the City of Bexley, representing the city in various aspects of municipal law.

From Clerk to Partner

Marc began his career as a law clerk to the Honorable T. Eugene Burts, Administrative Law Judge, U.S. Department of Labor before beginning work in private practice in 1988. Marc became a partner in the firm in 1993. Later he served as adjunct professor of employment law at Wittenberg University providing instruction on critical topics such as human resources, FLSA, unlawful discrimination and harassment, civil rights, ethics, FMLA, ADA and civil service law. Marc was appointed as Law Director for the City of Bexley in 2016.

This prestigious background has led to frequent requests for Marc to lecture on personnel and human resource issues including discipline, collective bargaining, employment discrimination and various aspects of the employment relationship.

Excelling in Large and Small Employment Issues

Comfortable in the courtroom as well as the classroom, Marc believes his greatest contribution to clients comes from a proactive approach to employee relations and local governmental law. This means attending to small details such as ensuring proper preparation of employee handbooks and drug testing policies. He also assists clients with in-house education so their staff is up to speed on legal changes as they occur.

Marc is highly regarded for his ability to handle tough situations beyond his primary practice area.

On the Personal Side

Marc is the proud father of two children and serves on a number of community non-profit boards. He is a board member and current past president of the Jewish Community Center of Greater Columbus.

Professional Memberships
  • Columbus Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Ohio Public Employers Labor Relations Association (OHPELRA)
  • Former Member of Board of Directors of OHPELRA
  • National Public Employers Labor Relations Association (NPELRA)
  • Member of the Supreme Court’s Commission on Dispute Resolution

Presentations and Publications

Marc regularly contributes articles to various publications including those of the Ohio State Bar Association, the County Commissioners Association of Ohio, the Ohio Municipal League and the Ohio Public Employers’ Labor Relations Association. He is also the author and editor of “Employment in Ohio – A guide to employment laws, regulation and practices,” published by Matthew Bender.

Practice Areas

    • Labor and Employment Law
    • Civil Litigation
    • Government Law
    Credentials and Distinctions
    • Best Lawyers® 2011 – 2019
    • Super Lawyers 2011 – 2018
    • Ohio Public Employer Labor Relations Association 2008 Pacesetter Award
    • Recognized by the Columbus Jewish Community Center for pro bono work
    • Ohio Public Employer Labor Relations Association 2017 Award of Excellence
    • The Ohio State University - Moritz College of Law - JD
    • Cleveland State University – BA in Political Science (Summa Cum Laude)
    Bar Admissions

      • Supreme Court of Ohio
      • United States Court of Appeals, Sixth District
      • United States District Court, Southern District of Ohio
      • United States District Court, Northern District of Ohio


  • 7775 Walton Parkway, Suite 200
    New Albany, OH 43054

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2023 - Employment Law - Management

Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Employment Law - Management, Columbus, OH (2023)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers® in America 2023 for work in:

  • Employment Law - Management
  • Labor Law - Management
  • Litigation - Labor and Employment
  • Insurance Law
  • Litigation - Insurance

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