Gary is the Chair of the firm’s Labor and Employment Practice Group. He advises clients in all areas of employment and labor law, including union negotiations, arbitrations, NLRB proceedings, wages, employment discrimination, FMLA, employee handbooks, and employee discipline and discharge. Gary has represented employers in state and federal courts, before the NLRB, DOL, EEOC, and various other employment agencies. Gary is known for his responsiveness and his ability to communicate complex subjects in a straightforward and understandable way.
Gary represents a wide range of clients, including steel producers, manufacturers, health-care providers, municipalities, print shops, agribusiness, construction companies, commercial bakeries, and food producers. He has represented and advised clients in over twenty U.S. states and Canada. Although Gary’s primary expertise is employment and labor law, many clients seek Gary’s advice on a wide range of legal issues because of his common sense and down to earth approach to resolving problems.
Gary is a member of the Allen County and Indiana State Bar Associations. He has been repeatedly recognized by Best Lawyers in America and Super Lawyers for his work in management labor and employment law. Gary also has a Distinguished rating from Martindale- Hubbell.
B.S., Kelley School of Business, Indiana University
J.D., Maurer School of Law, Indiana University
Admitted to the Indiana State Bar – 1991
U.S. Courts of Appeals for the 6th and 7th Circuits
U.S. District Courts for Indiana (Northern & Southern)
U.S. District Court for Ohio (Northern)
U.S. District Court for Texas (Southern)