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Justin D. Flamm
Practice Group Chair / Partner

Ranked by Super Lawyers

JUSTIN D. FLAMM is co-chair of Taft's Employment group. Justin handles a wide range of labor and employment matters, including noncompetition and trade secrets litigation; lawsuits and administrative charges involving race, sex, age, disability, and religious discrimination; wage and hour matters under the Fair Labor Standards Act and various state laws, including collective action lawsuits; National Labor Relations Act claims, union elections, and labor arbitration proceedings; military leave; employee handbooks and workplace policies; electronic discovery and recordkeeping issues; and other issues relating to employment relationships. He has jury trial and bench trial experience in federal and state courts and in arbitration and administrative proceedings.

Justin has been recognized by Cincinnati Magazine as an Ohio Super Lawyer for Labor & Employment Law and as a Super Lawyer Rising Star multiple times. He has spoken to employer groups and other attorneys, has published numerous articles on a variety of labor and employment topics, and has been quoted on employment law matters in newspaper and magazine articles.

Justin received his J.D. and graduated cum laude from the Washington and Lee University School of Law in Lexington, Virginia. While in law school, he was Editor in Chief of the Washington and Lee Law Review. He graduated cum laude from Miami University with a degree in political science and a minor in philosophy. Justin was a member of Leadership Cincinnati Class 36, the Cincinnati Academy of Leadership for Lawyers (CALL) Class XV, and C-Change Class 3. He was also a founding co-chair of ProKids Young Professionals, served on the board of directors of the Hearing, Speech & Deaf Center of Greater Cincinnati, and is a past president of the board of trustees of The Friends of the William Howard Taft Birthplace. He currently serves on the board of directors of ReSource, a non-profit organization that distributes donated goods to local non-profits.  

Speaking Engagements

Navigating the NLRB’s Attack on Employer Policies, June 18, 2015, Greater Cincinnati Human Resources Association (with Sarah Leyshock)

Social Media in Arbitration: Employee Rights, Responsibilities, and Repercussions, May 13, 2015, part of the 33rd Annual Labor-Management Conference sponsored by Northern Kentucky University (with Arbitrator Bill Heekin and Pamela Newport, UFCW Local 75 General Counsel)

A Year of NLRB Developments, December 5, 2014, part of the "Labor/Employment Law Update" sponsored by the firm

The Digital Age in the Workplace, September 16, 2014, HR Executive Roundtable

Top 15 Employment Law Misconceptions and Pitfalls, June 4, 2014, Cincinnati Bar Association

Labor Law Traps for the Non-Union Employer, May 15, 2014 (with Evan Priestle)

Top Ten Employment Law Misconceptions, March 20, 2014, Greater Cincinnati Human Resources Association (with Aisha Monem)

Avoiding Legal Pitfalls in Recruiting, March 5, 2014, Employers Resource Association

Quoted In

• "NSFW," Cincinnati Business Courier, April 18, 2014