Patricia Anderson Pryor: Lawyer with Jackson Lewis P.C.

Patricia Anderson Pryor

Cincinnati,  OH  U.S.A.
Phone(513) 898-0050

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Practice Areas

  • Disability
  • Leave and Health Management
  • Affirmative Action Compliance and OFCCP Defense
  • General Employment Litigation
  • Wage and Hour
University Ohio University, B.A., summa cum laude, 1994 Phi Beta Kappa
Law SchoolUniversity of Cincinnati College of Law, J.D., 1998 Order of the Coif Editorial board of the University of Cincinnati Law Review
Admitted1998, Ohio; 1999, 6th Circuit Court of Appeals; 1999, Ohio - S.D. Ohio; 2002, Wisconsin - E.D. Wis.; 2005, U.S. Supreme Court; 2015, Indiana - S.D. Ind; 2012, Kentucky - E.D. Ky.; 2013, Kentucky - W.D. Ky.; 2013, Texas - S.D. Tex.; 2009, Ohio - N.D. Ohio; 2011, Kentucky.

Bar & Professional Association Memberships
Clermont County Chamber of Commerce
Greater Cincinnati Human Resource Association
Ohio Industry Liaison Group


Patricia Anderson Pryor is a Shareholder in the Cincinnati, Ohio office of Jackson Lewis P.C.

Ms. Pryor is an experienced litigator in both state and federal courts, representing and defending employers in nearly every form of employment litigation, including class actions. She represents and advises employers in federal and state administrative proceedings, in all forms of dispute resolution, including mediation and arbitration, and in managing all aspects of the employment relationship. She has represented employers before the EEOC, the DOL, the DOJ, the OFCCP, and the NLRB, in addition to various state agencies. Ms. Pryor also works with employers to avoid litigation by developing effective policies and practices, including harassment policies, social media policies, FMLA practices, attendance programs, affirmative action programs and wellness plans. She conducts proactive wage and hour audits, harassment investigations and compensation reviews. She is a frequent speaker at legal seminars and to employers and professional groups and provides training to managers and human resource professionals on a wide variety of employment and legal issues, including wage and hour issues, harassment, disability, the Family and Medical Leave Act and affirmative action obligations. She has been featured on the radio program “Employment Straight Talk” and has published a number of employment law articles.

Ms. Pryor received her undergraduate degree in history from Ohio University, graduating summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa and her law degree from the University of Cincinnati College of Law, where she was a member of the Order of the Coif and was elected to the editorial board of the University of Cincinnati Law Review. She is admitted to practice law in the states of Ohio and Kentucky, the U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Ohio, the U.S. District Courts for the Western and Eastern Districts of Kentucky, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit and the United States Supreme Court.

Ms. Pryor is a graduate from the leadership program for Clermont County, Lead Clermont Class of 2003, and currently serves on the boards of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Clermont County, the Clermont County Public Library and the Clermont County Chamber of Commerce. She also serves on the Editorial Board of the Employment Law Strategist, a national monthly publication.

Published Works


Employment Discrimination Law.
ABA. 2002 Cumulative Supplement [Chapter Contributor]


How to Survive the Whistleblower Epidemic
Employment Law Strategist (December 2012) [Author] Mandatory Flu Shots?
Employment Law Strategist (July 2012) [Author] Managing Employee Leave under the ADAAA and FMLA
Employment Law Strategist (March 2012) [Author] Resolving FLSA Claims Without Overpaying the Plaintiff's Attorney
Employment Law Strategist (June 2011) [Author] Tracking Hours in a Virtual World
Employment Law Strategist (December 2010) [Author] Conducting an Effective and Preventative Compensation Review
Accounting & Financial Planning for Law Firms (August 2010) [Author] Conducting an Effective and Preventative Compensation Review
Employment Law Strategist (July 2010) [Author] Putting Out the Fire Created by Ricci
Employment Law Strategist (September 2009) [Author] The Computer Fraud And Abuse Act and Former Employees
Employment Law Strategist (July 2009) [Author] Training Required to Ensure Equal Access for Disabled Individuals
Shopping Center Legal Update (Fall-Winter 2008) [Author] No Genes in the Workplace: Issues Raised by the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act
Employment Law Strategist (November 2008) [Author] Perceived Mental Impairment in the Workplace
Employment Law Strategist (October 2008) [Author] The Disabling Effects of the ADAAA
Law360 (October 23, 2008) [Author] Paying Now to Avoid Paying Later: Conducting a Compensation Analysis that Complies with OFCCP's Requirements
Employment Law Strategist (June 2008) [Author] Wellness Programs: Complying with the ADA and HIPAA
Employment Law Strategist (August 2007) [Author]

Honors, Awards and Pro Bono Activity

•Ohio Super Lawyers - 2015
Super Lawyers Ohio Rising Stars - 2011-2013
•Vice President of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Clermont County
•Board of Trustees for Clermont County Public Library
•Board Member for Clermont County Chamber of Commerce


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EEOC Releases Demanding New Pregnancy Discrimination Guidance
Kristin L. Bauer,Lisa M. DeFilippis,Susan F. Desmond,Patricia Anderson Pryor,Cynthia S. Sandoval, August 27, 2014
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s new Enforcement Guidance on Pregnancy Discrimination and Related Issues describes the agency’s view of prohibitions on discrimination against pregnant workers and how the EEOC sees employment laws enacted in the past 30 years, such as the...
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Patricia Anderson Pryor

201 E. Fifth Street
CincinnatiOH 45202


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