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Mike chairs Buckley King's Labor & Employment Practice.  From national Fortune 500 corporations to small local businesses to non-profit organizations, for over 20 years employers have reached out to Mike for his demonstrated ability to devise effective legal solutions and obtain favorable results in employment law and labor relations matters.  Recognized among The Best Lawyers in America® for Employment Litigation, Mike proactively counsels and vigorously defends management on issues such as employment discrimination, harassment, retaliation, leaves of absence, ADA accommodations, labor relations, wage and hour, breach of contract, intentional tort, ERISA denial of benefits, and wrongful discharge claims in both federal and state trial and appellate courts.  He also has extensive experience defending employers before state and federal government agencies including the EEOC, Ohio Civil Rights Commission, Department of Labor, and NLRB.


In addition to defending litigation, Mike regularly provides training, counsel, and advice to management teams regarding human resources policies and best practices, employee handbooks, employment contracts and independent contractor arrangements, voluntary and involuntary severance agreements, reductions in force, and compliance with numerous employment statutes such as the FMLA, ADA, Title VII, ADEA, USERRA, NLRA, FLSA, and WARN.  He negotiates and arbitrates grievances under collective bargaining agreements, and represents employers in the mediation of disputes before court-appointed mediators, private mediators, and the American Arbitration Association.  Mike chairs the Cincinnati Bar Association's Labor & Employment Law Committee, is actively involved with the United Way of Greater Cincinnati, and frequently authors articles and presents on a variety of employment and labor law subjects.



Practice areas


  1. Employment: 70%
    24 years
  2. Sexual Harassment: 10%
    24 years
  3. Discrimination: 10%
    24 years
  4. Wrongful Termination: 10%
    24 years


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Buckley King, a Legal Professional Association

600 Vine Street.
Suite. 2010
Cincinnati, OH, 45202


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
The Best Lawyers in America - Employment LitigationThe Best Lawyers in America2013
Ohio Super LawyerLaw & Politics Media2008
Ohio Rising StarLaw & Politics Media2006
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale HubbellN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Chair, Labor & Employment PracticeBuckley King LPA2013 - Present
Partner, Labor & Employment Law Dept.Dinsmore & Shohl LLP2002 - 2013
Associate, Labor & Employment Law Dept.Dinsmore & Shohl LLP1996 - 2001
Associate, Labor & Employment Dept.Taft, Stettinius & Hollister1992 - 1996
Association namePosition nameDuration
Cincinnati Bar Association, Labor & Employment Law CommitteeChair2006 - Present
United Way of Greater Cincinnati, Accountability & Services CabinetMember2004 - Present
United Way of Greater Cincinnati, Human Resources CommitteeChair2004 - Present
Ohio State Bar AssociationLabor & Employment Law Section1996 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
GGNSC Springfield LLC v. National Labor Relations BoardJudgment for employer
Badertscher v. The Procter & Gamble Mfg. Co.Summary Judgment for client (P&G), affirmed on appeal
Apseloff v. Family Dollar Stores, Inc.Summary Judgment for client (Family Dollar), affirmed on appeal
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Publication nameTitleDate
ADEA chapterThe HR Survival Guide to Labor & Employment Law, 2012 Edition2012
ADA chapterThe HR Survival Guide to Labor & Employment Law2001
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Chicago Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1992
Yale UniversityHistoryOther - Bachelors1988
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Nonprofit Law: Beyond the BasicsLabor & Employment Law Issues for Nonprofits2013
Labor & Employment Law CommitteeNLRB Update2013
Cincinnati Bar Association Labor & Employment Law SymposiumFederal Employment Law Update: The Year in Review2013
Cincinnati Bar Association Labor & Employment Law SymposiumModerator2012
22nd Annual Labor & Employment Law SeminarLabor & Employment Law Legal Update2012
Labor & Employment Law CommitteeEmployment Law Update: Third Party Retaliation, Cat's Paw, and More2011
Cincinnati Bar Association Labor & Employment Law SymposiumModerator2011
Cincinnati Bar Association Labor & Employment Law SymposiumModerator2010
20th Annual Labor & Employment Law SeminarTrends & Developments in Labor & Employment Law2010
Cincinnati Bar Association Labor & Employment Law SymposiumModerator2009
Labor & Employment Law SeminarStrategies for Handling EEOC Charges2007
Labor & Employment Law SeminarCurrent Developments in Labor & Employment Law2006