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Lawyer providing counseling, training, litigation, arbitration, and negotation representation.


Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 25%
    17 years, 500 cases
  2. Employment: 25%
    17 years, 500 cases
  3. State & Local Law: 25%
    17 years, 500 cases
  4. Education: 25%
    17 years, 500 cases



Hourly ($150-250/hour), Retainer (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Delbert Wesley Newhouse II

    Chris has a remarkable depth of knowledge in the area of labor and employment law. He is an experienced litigator with exceptional skills as a writer and researcher. If there is a new development in the law, he is on it.


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    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact info

Newhouse, Prophater, Kolman & Hogan

5025 Arlington Centre Blvd Ste 400
Fourth Floor
Columbus, OH, 43220-2959


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2008
Alfred A. Levin Memorial Award for Professional ResponsibilityOSU College of Law1998
CALI Award for Appellate Advocacy IIIOSU College of Law1998
National Civil Rights Moot Court ChampionUniversity of Minnesota Law School1997
Summa Cum LaudeOSU1995
Corpus Juris Secundum Award for Scholastic Excellence in TortsOSU College of Law1995
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
MemberNewhouse, Prophater, Kolman & Hogan2009 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Ohio State Bar AssociationN/A1998 - Present
Columbus Bar AssociationFormer Committee Chair1998 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Lovell v. Ohio Wesleyan Univ.Verdict for University
Peters v. Rock-TennFavorable Verdict
Woods v. Capital UniversityFavorable Judgment
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Publication nameTitleDate
Labor and Employment NewsIndividual Workplace Complaints Can Implicate Section 7 Rights2014
Litigation NewsMaking a Federal Case Out of It: Expert Witness Discovery Under Proposed Civ. R. 262012
CBA Lawyers QuarterlyA Shift in Focus - The Amended ADA2012
Labor and Employment NewsPublic Employees, Social Media, and the First Amendment2011
Ohio Township NewsKings of Infinite Space? Public Employees, Social Media, and the First Amendment2011
CBA Lawyers QuarterlyConcerted Activity and Social Media2011
Ohio Township NewsThe Amended ADA: Actively Discuss Accommodations2010
CBA Lawyers QuarterlyThe Amended ADA: Conversing on Accommodations2010
CBA Lawyers QuarterlyPromotion and Tenure and the Fair Pay Act of 20092010
Labor and Employment NewsThe New ADA2009
Ohio Township NewsHR Basics: The E-Mail Checklist2008
CBA Lawyers QuarterlyIndividual Liability Under Chapter 4112: The Misuse of Authority Standard2007
Labor and Employment NewsFor Whom the Bell Toll?: Individual Liability Under Chapter 41122007
Ohio Township NewsHR Basics: The Documentation Checklist2007
HRACO NewsletterDo Your HR Policies Let Many Flowers Bloom2006
The Ohio LawyerFairness: The Ultimate Empoyers' Tool2006
Labor and Employment NewsDisparate Impact Theory Under the ADEA Recognized2006
The Ohio LawyerEffective Accommodation Dialogues2005
Labor and Employment NewsThe 11th Amendment: A Primer for the Employment Lawyer2003
Labor and Employment NewsEleventh Amendment Challenge to Family-Care Provision of FMLA Rejected2003
Legal DeskbookWage and Hour LawsN/A
Legal DeskbookFaculty HandbooksN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Ohio State UniversityPhilosophyBA - Bachelor of Arts1995
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Title IX Investigation and AdjudicationTitle IX2015
Mandatory ReportingMandatory Reporting2014
Legal Issues and Social MediaSocial Media2014
ADA UpdateADA2014
Select Social Media Policy Issues, 2013Social Media2013
Risk Management in Personnel MattersRisk Management2013
Masters of Employment LawEmployment Law2013
Disability LawDisability Law2013
Social Media PolicySocial Media2012
Disabled Employees and the Interactive ProcessDisabled Employees2012
Conducting Effective InvestigationsInvestigations2012
Public and Private Employees and Employment Law and Policy Implications of Their Social MediaSocial Media2011
Masters of Employment LawEmployment Law2011
Labor & Employment Symposium for Non-ProfitsDirector Liability with Respect to Employment Matters2007
Employment Law EssentialsEmployment Law2007
Division Chair WorkshopNew College Administrators2007
Random Reflections on My First Two Jury TrialsJury Trials2006
Human Resource Policies that Prevent LawsuitsLabor and Employment Matters2006
Employment Recordkeeping Requirements and Effective DocumentationEffective Documentation and the Legal Implications of E-Mail2006
Employment Law Year in ReviewEmployment Decisions of the U.S. Supreme Court and the Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit2006
Employment Law UpdateWage/Hour Law2006
Employment Law EssentialsADA and FMLA2006
Tax Exempt Organizations in OhioDirector and Officer Liability and Employment Law Issues for Non-Profit Organizations2005
Preventing Labor and Employment Suits in OHioLabor and Employment Matters2005
Counseling the Small Business Client in OhioLabor and Employment Matters2003
Annual Legal ForumConfidentiality, Background Checks, Employment Law, Constitituional IssuesN/A