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Thomas J. Wiencek

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Tom is considered one of Ohio’s go-to labor lawyers when clients are challenged with sophisticated and high stakes labor issues and employment litigation. He is noted for his passion for labor law, his creative thinking, his unparalleled client service, and his proven track record of consistent successful results. And the Brouse labor team who supports Tom can compete legally with the best of the legal profession.

Effective in 2002, Tom became one of a small group of attorneys in Ohio to become certified by the Ohio State Bar Association as a specialist in Labor and Employment Law. He was also recognized for significant contributions to the advancement of the Law as contributing editor for Developing Labor Law, a leading legal treatise.

Tom has been named as an Ohio Super Lawyer by Cincinnati Magazine, most years since 2003, and has been recognized as one of The Best Lawyer’s in America since 2008.

He is AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated through Martindale-Hubbell.

 

  • Biography

    Tom is considered one of Ohio’s go-to labor lawyers when clients are challenged with sophisticated and high stakes labor issues and employment litigation. He is noted for his passion for labor law, his creative thinking, his unparalleled client service, and his proven track record of consistent successful results. And the Brouse labor team who supports Tom can compete legally with the best of the legal profession.

    Effective in 2002, Tom became one of a small group of attorneys in Ohio to become certified by the Ohio State Bar Association as a specialist in Labor and Employment Law. He was also recognized for significant contributions to the advancement of the Law as contributing editor for Developing Labor Law, a leading legal treatise.

    Tom has been named as an Ohio Super Lawyer by Cincinnati Magazine, most years since 2003, and has been recognized as one of The Best Lawyer’s in America since 2008.

    He is AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated through Martindale-Hubbell.

     

  • Professional & Civic Activities
    • Tom’s community involvement includes participating in the ministries at Historic St. Peter Church in Cleveland. Tom is a member of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America (ATLA), the Litigation Counsel of America, and the Scanlon Inn of Court. He also participates in the Rebuilding Cleveland project annually and is a trained "listener" at the 2100 Lakeside Men’s Shelter in Cleveland.
    • Tom is a member of the Akron Bar Association, the Ohio State Bar Association’s Board of Governors Labor Section, and the American Bar Association Labor Section.
  • Articles & Presentations
    • Regular featured speaker at the Ohio State Bar Association’s Midwest Labor Conference on private Sector Labor Law Updates
    • “How the Older Workers’ Benefit Protection Act Affects Employees” 37 Practical Lawyer, 69 (July 1991)
    • “Controlling the Flow of Information in Litigation” (June 2000)
    • “Electronic Workplace Issues: Privacy, E-Mail, Voice Mail, Surveillance, Discovery Concerns, Employer Immunity for Websites” (September 2000)
    • “Free Speech and Free Association Employee Rights versus The Right to Conduct Business; Interaction of Civil Discovery and Freedom of Information Laws; Issues in the Electronic Workplace”
  • Distinctions
    • Cleveland’s Legal Leaders™ – Top Rated Lawyer in Arbitration, General Practice, and Labor and Employment — 2013
    • Ohio Super Lawyers® through a peer- and achievement-based review conducted by the research team at Super Lawyers, a service of Thomson Reuters legal division — 2004, 2006-2007, 2011-2017