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Judson (Jud) D. Stelter

Senior Counsel

Overview

Jud represents management in all phases of employment law, including issues related to discrimination and harassment, wage and hour, family and medical leave, employment contracts, non-compete agreements, criminal background checks, and affirmative action. He also assists employers in investigating and responding to charges of discrimination and unfair labor practices, and advises clients on the avoidance and/or management of litigation in these areas.

Jud has experience representing clients before administrative agencies such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Department of Labor and the National Labor Relations Board. His background also includes three years as an adjunct professor at the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law at Cleveland State University, where his course focused on the drafting of transactional documents such as employment contracts and settlement agreements.

Experience

Recent cases include:

  • Representing a medical device manufacturer in North Carolina state court, Jud prevailed in dismissing a breach of employment case and was awarded attorneys’ fees
  • Representing a pharmacy in federal court, he prevailed on summary judgment in a case alleging Title VII discrimination
  • Representing a nursing home before the Utah Antidiscrimination and Labor Division, he achieved a voluntary dismissal following a motion for summary judgment in a case alleging age discrimination

Honors & Recognitions

  • Mountain States Super Lawyer, Rising Stars, Employment Litigation: Defense, Employment & Labor: Employer, 2017
  • Ohio State Bar Association Award, Meritorius Scholarship in Labor and Employment

Professional Activities

  • Member, Society of Human Resource Management
  • Member, J. Reuben Clark Law Society
  • Member, American Bar Association

Education

Admissions

Community Involvement

  • Volunteer, Legal Aid Society of Cleveland
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