Thomas J. Gibney

Thomas J. Gibney

Eastman & Smith Ltd.

Recognized since 2013

Toledo, Ohio

Practice Areas


Workers' Compensation Law - Employers

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Thomas J. Gibney concentrates his practice in the areas of human resources management in the private and public sectors, employment litigation, private and public sector labor negotiations and contract application, workers' compensation, and federal and state safety regulation litigation. He is a member of Eastman & Smith.

Mr. Gibney is a frequent lecturer on the Affordable Care Act, National Labor Relations Act (NLRA), Occupational Safety and Health Act, Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), civil rights legislation and workers' compensation laws. His administrative practice includes regularly appearing before the NLRB, OSHA, Industrial Commission of Ohio and various federal, state and local civil rights agencies. Mr. Gibney also regularly counsels employers on ways to prevent such litigation.


His practice covers the range of employment issues, including:

  • Collective Bargaining
  • Disability Accommodation & Leaves of Absence
  • Discrimination & Harassment
  • Employee Benefits
  • Employment Practice Audits & Investigations
  • ERISA and Benefit Litigation
  • Grievance & Arbitration Processing
  • Hiring, Performance Management & Termination
  • Labor Negotiations
  • Labor Relations
  • Litigation & Trials
  • Policies & Procedures (Handbooks)
  • Retaliation & Whistleblowing
  • Temporary Staff & Contingent Workers
  • Training & Compliance
  • Wage & Hour
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Workplace Data Privacy, Including HIPAA and GINA
  • Workplace Safety

  • One Seagate, 27th Floor
    550 North Summit Street
    Toledo, OH 43604
Court Admissions
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Ohio
  • Eastern District of Michigan
  • Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. Court of Appeal: Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeal: Eighth Circuit

Eastman & Smith Ltd.
Headquarters: Toledo, Ohio

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Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2024 for work in:
  • Arbitration
  • Workers' Compensation Law - Employers
Additional Areas of Practice:
  • Appellate Practice
  • Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  • Employment Law - Management
  • Labor Law - Management
  • Litigation - Labor and Employment


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