- Labor and Employment Litigation
- Hospital and Healthcare Law
- Employment Defense
- Employment Discrimination and Related Litigation
|University ||University of Toledo, Toledo, OH, B.B.A., magna cum laude, 1978|
|Law School||University of Michigan Law School, Ann Arbor, MI, J.D., cum laude, 1981|
|Admitted||1981, Ohio; U.S. Supreme Court; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit; U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio; U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio|
Jim is a Bencher in the Scanlon Inn of Court in Akron, Ohio, part of the American Inns of Court and a member of the Akron, Ohio and American Bar Associations.
Jim Kurek is a partner in the Cleveland office. He represents employers in all aspects of labor and employment law.
With more than 30 years of experience, Jim has represented employers ranging from Fortune 500 companies to small closely-held companies in a variety of employment litigation, including nationwide class actions, cases brought by the EEOC, individual discrimination and wrongful discharge claims, and in a variety of labor matters, including union organizing, collective bargaining and grievance arbitrations.
As a trial attorney, Jim has successfully tried numerous jury trials in state and federal court including disability, age, race and sex discrimination, sexual harassment, breach of employment contract, and wrongful discharge claims.
Jim has been certified as a Labor and Employment Law Specialist by the Ohio State Bar Association since that certification was first awarded.
He has also been listed in theBest Lawyers in AmericaandOhio Super Lawyersfor a number of years.
Three Fisher & Phillips Cleveland Attorneys Listed in 2012 Ohio Super Lawyers
December 16, 2011
ADVISER: Right-To-Work Legislation Could Be Hot-Button Issue Soon In Ohio January 14, 2013
Be Cognizant of Latest Employment Law Standards December 18, 2011
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6th Circ. Hands Employers A Victory On Class Arbitration November 6, 2013
NLRB Continues To Set Sights On Healthcare Employers November 1, 2012
Unions Continue Success In Organizing Healthcare Employees August 1, 2011
How to Conduct an Effective Investigation of An Employee Complaint - Dublin, OH
March 29, 2011
Jim has served on a number of community non-profit boards, including Ardmore Inc. (providing residential care to persons with developmental disabilities).
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