James A. Mills

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  • Principal at Jackson Lewis P.C.
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James A. Mills is a Principal in the Cincinnati, Ohio, office of Jackson Lewis P.C.

Mr. Mills advises clients in a wide range of industries in all aspects of traditional labor law, including union avoidance, collective bargaining and arbitration. He represents employers in proceedings with the NLRB, including representation cases and unfair labor practice cases.

Mr. Mills also advises and represents employers in a broad range of employment law matters, including those involving discrimination and harassment, wage and hour, wrongful termination, and retaliation claims. He also advises and trains managers and supervisors on preventive litigation practices, focusing on how to comply with applicable laws and regulations, avoid workplace disputes, resolve employee relations problems, and satisfy legitimate employee expectations.

Prior to starting his management side labor and employment practice, Mr. Mills served as a NLRB Field Attorney, as a Clerk for Judge Timothy S. Hogan, U.S. District Court, and a Lecturer at Ohio State University. While in law school, Mr. Mills served as Student Articles Editor on the University of Cincinnati Law Review.

Honors and Recognitions

•Labor Relations Institute, Top 100 Management Labor Attorneys in the U.S. (2006)

Pro Bono and Community Involvement

•Boy Scouts of America, Committee and Merit Badge Counselor

Blog Posts

Labor & Collective Bargaining
NLRB Failed to Support Conclusion that Employee’s Disparaging Comments Were Protected, Not Disloyal
April 28, 2018

The U.S.

By James A. Mills

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May 31, 2017

Jackson Lewis

Jackson Lewis Recommended in The Legal 500

WHITE PLAINS, NY (May 31, 2017) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce the firm and its attorneys have been recommended in The Legal 500 United States 2017 in the following practice areas falling under the Labor and Employment designation: Employee health and retirement plans,...

December 7, 2016

Jackson Lewis

Jackson Lewis to Bolster Cincinnati Presence, Adding 7 Attorneys from Labor and Employment Stalwart Denlinger, Rosenthal & Greenberg

CINCINNATI, OH (December 7, 2016) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce that all seven attorneys formerly with Denlinger, Rosenthal & Greenberg will join the firm’s Cincinnati office in a move that combines Cincinnati’s two powerhouse labor and employment practices. Daniel...

Areas of Practice (3)

  • General Employment Litigation
  • Labor and Preventive Practices
  • Hospitality

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
513-621-3440  Phone
513-621-4449  Fax
University Attended:
Purdue University, B.A., with distinction, Phi Kappa Phi, 1977
Law School Attended:
University of Cincinnati College of Law, J.D., 1980
Year of First Admission:
1980, Ohio; 1982, 6th Circuit Court of Appeals; 1982, Ohio - S.D. Ohio

Professional Associations and Activities

•Cincinnati Bar Association
•Ohio State Bar Association
•The Federalist Society

Birth Information:
Springfield, Massachusetts, August 5, 1955

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