Experienced Labor and Employment Lawyers
Denlinger, Rosenthal & Greenberg's practice is limited to the field of labor and employment law, representing management. The firm's lawyers have substantial experience representing employers in union organizing campaigns, labor negotiations, administrative agency matters (including NLRB, EEOC, OSHA, OFCCP and DOL), arbitrations, and litigation (including discrimination, wrongful discharge, wage and hour, benefits, family and medical leave, WARN, COBRA, workplace tort, breach of contract, and non-compete cases).
All of the firm's lawyers who have been partners (technically shareholders) for five years or more are AV Preeminent Peer Review RatedSM by Martindale-Hubbell, based on evaluations performed by other lawyers in the area. AV is the highest rating available, and, according to the criteria, "identifies a lawyer with very high to preeminent legal ability."
Three of the firm's six partners are listed in Best Lawyers in America and Ohio Super Lawyers. Two of the partners are listed in Chambers USA.
US News & World Report ranked the firm as one of the four best management labor law firms in Cincinnati.
The firm's clients range from small to very large companies in a wide variety of businesses, including manufacturing, hotels and restaurants, construction, retail sales, health care and professional firms. Denlinger, Rosenthal & Greenberg also represents municipalities and other governmental entities.
All of the firm's lawyers who have been partners for five years or more have equal compensation and equity. Compensation criteria used by other firms that could be divisive or result in excessive client charges like the amount of bills a lawyer sends or the number of hours he records are not considered.
Partly as a consequence of this compensation approach, there is much collegiality, trust and consultation among our lawyers. All lawyers help each other take care of our clients' needs. No one is proprietary about a client, nor is there any incentive to be.
425 Walnut St., Ste. 2300
Cincinnati OH 45202
The firm has handled hundreds of labor or employment lawsuits, including wrongful discharge, discrimination, retaliation, labor anti-trust, ERISA, wage/hour, and non-compete and trade secrets cases. Many were resolved by summary judgment or favorable settlement. However, when necessary, the lawyers are not reluctant to try a case.
Illustrative jury trials, with results favorable to our clients:
Defense verdict - Age discrimination. Common Pleas Court, Hamilton County.
Defense verdict - Race discrimination. U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio, Cincinnati.
Defense verdict - Breach of duty of loyalty and misappropriation of trade secrets. Common Pleas Court, Hamilton County.
Defense verdict - Sex harassment. Common Pleas Court, Montgomery County.
Defense verdict - Disability discrimination. Common Pleas Court, Warren County.
Defense verdict - Wrongful discharge. Common Pleas Court, Medina County.
Defense verdict - Wrongful discharge and intentional infliction of emotional distress. U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio, Cincinnati.
Defense verdict - Sex discrimination. U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Kentucky.
Defense verdict - Age and race discrimination. Common Pleas Court, Hamilton County.
Defense verdict - Breach of employment contract. Common Pleas Court, Hamilton County.
Directed defense verdict - Misappropriation of trade secrets and fraud. Common Pleas Court, Montgomery County.
Defense verdict or directed defense verdict - In three of four plaintiffs' age discrimination cases. U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio, Cincinnati.
Favorable settlement during trial - Disability discrimination. U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio, Columbus.
Favorable settlement during trial - Age discrimination (26 plaintiffs). U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio.
Favorable settlement during trial - Damage action against union. Union payment to company of $182,500. Common Pleas Court, Montgomery County.
Plaintiff employer's verdict - Breach of contract and fraud against union. U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio, Dayton.
Defense verdict - Sex harassment, discrimination, and retaliation. Common Pleas Court, Hamilton County.
In all jury cases the firm has handled, only one adverse verdict has survived appeal.
The firm also has handled many administrative and agency hearings, including NLRB, SERB, Ohio and other state discrimination agencies, workers' compensation, OSHA, and other Department of Labor and state OSHA hearings.
We have handled employment litigation in state and federal courts in:
U.S. Virgin Islands
Born Springfield, Ohio, January 14, 1953; admitted to bar, 1977, Ohio. Education: Wittenberg University (B.A., magna cum laude, 1974); Duke University (J.D., with distinction, 1977).
Dan has devoted his career to practicing management-side labor and employment law. He is listed in the Best Lawyers in America, Ohio Super Lawyers (Employment and Labor, and Top 50 Cincinnati Lawyers) and Chambers USA America's Leading Lawyers in Business (ranked band 1 in Ohio among only 8 other labor and employment lawyers). Dan is certified as a specialist in the practice of Labor and Employment Law by the Ohio State Bar Association. He is also a founding member of the Ohio Management Lawyers Association (OMLA).
Phone: (513) 621-3440
Fax: (513) 621-4449
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