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I have been privileged to engage in the private practice of law for many years, representing both plaintiffs and defendants in a great variety of practice areas. I was honored to serve as Chair of the Litigation and Employment Law Department and as Managing Partner at the firm of Wood & Lamping, LLP, in Cincinnati, Ohio. In 2008, I retired from the partnership and went of counsel.  Since 2008, I have limited my professional time to the dispute resolution practices of arbitration and mediation.


In addition to the areas of complex ciivil litigation, I have a great deal of experience in the field of ERISA, employee benefits, employment discrimination and all aspects of employment law.


I have locations in both Ohio and Florida and travel in all states for both arbitration and mediation cases. I welcome the opportunity to utilize my broad experience to assist counsel anywhere in resolving disputes outside the courtroom, since I spent so many years in that arena.


Practice areas


  1. Arbitration: 70%
    51 years, 250 cases
  2. Mediation: 30%
    16 years, 30 cases

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Contact info

Wood & Lamping, L.L.P.

600 Vine Street Suite 2500
Cincinnati, OH, 45202


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
50 Year Service AwardOhio State Bar Association2015
50 Year Service AwardCincinnati Bar Association2015
John P. Kiely Professionalism AwardCincinnati Bar Association2014
Ohio's Super LawyersOhio's Super Lawyers2012
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Of CounselWood & Lamping, LLP2009 - Present
PartnerWood & Lamping, LLP1983 - 2008
PartnerBrown, Korbee, Cummins & Brown1971 - 1983
PartnerTyler Kane & Rubin1966 - 1971
AssociateEdwards & Klein1965 - 1966
Association namePosition nameDuration
Shadow Wood Community AssociationNeighborhood Representative2012 - Present
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
American Associon of JusticeMemberN/A
National Academy of Distinguished NeutralsMemberN/A
National Arbitration and MediationMemberN/A
Lawyers Club of CincinnatiPast PresidentN/A
American Arbitration AssociationMemberN/A
Ohio Association for JusticeMemberN/A
Cincinnati Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Ohio State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Xavier University Alumni AssociationPast PresidentN/A
American Board of Trial Advocates - Cincinnati ChapterPast President2003 - 2003
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Chapman v. Adia Services, 116 Ohio App. 3d; 688 N.E. 2d 604For the plaintiff
Rosser et al v. Pipe Fitters Union Local No. 392For the defendant.
Pipe Fitters Union Local No. 392 v. Aggressive Piping Corporation, 841 F. Supp.224.For the plaintiff.
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Publication nameTitleDate
International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans Construction Industry ConferenceRecent Legal Decisions1995
Cincinnati Bar ReportGender Fairness: An Overview1994
Employee Benefit IssuesRetiree Health Benefits and Current Case Law1992
Employee Benefit IssuesPlan Mergers1991
Internatinal Foundation of Employee Plans, Inc. DigestEffects of the New Pregnancy Discrimination Amendment on Employee Benefit Programs1979
Univ. of Cincinnati Law ReviiewLabor Disputes and the Right to Unemployment Compensation in Ohio1977
International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans, Inc. DigestSelection and Use of the Fund Attorney in Multi-Employer Benefit Plans1977
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Northern Kentucky University, Salmon P. Chase College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1965
Xavier UniversityN/ABS - Bachelor of Science1961
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Tri-State Association of Metal FinishersRecent Developments in Employment Law1997
Midwest Labort Law ConferenceERISA: Plan Termination & Transfer Issues1994
International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans Annual ConferenceFiduciary Responsibility Issues for Plan Trustees1994
The Masters in Trial ProgramDirect Examination of the Plaintiff1992
Labor & Employment Law CommitteeWhat Every Employment Law Practioner Must Know About ERISA1992
Cincinnati Bar Association SeminarMaking the Record in a Civil Case1992
Cincinnati Bar Association Health Law CommitteeCase Update on ERISA Litigation: Self-Funded Health Care Plans1992
International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans Annual ConferenceEmployee Benefit Plan Mergers1991