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Specializing in representing unions and individuals in labor and employment matters for more than 60 years, Doll, Jansen & Ford provides a full range of services, including negotiation, arbitration, representation before the NLRB, Ohio SERB and the Ohio Department of Education, representation of plaintiffs in discrimination and other employment matters, as well as general civil litigation in state and federal courts. The firm also serves as counsel to various pension and employee benefit funds. Doll, Jansen & Ford represents clients throughout the state of Ohio and nationally.



Doll, Jansen & Ford attorneys have successfully represented clients in labor arbitrations of all types. The firm’s experience in this area extends to its public and private sector labor union organizations as well as benefit funds and has resulted in favorable outcomes in both contract enforcement and employee discipline matters, as well as in ERISA arbitrations.

Representation before the NLRB and Ohio SERB


The firm has represented clients in hundreds of matters before the National Labor Relations Board and Ohio’s State Employment Relations Board. All attorneys at the firm have secured favorable results in the prosecuting of or defense of unfair labor practice charges and are well-versed in all stages of the charging process, from filing through the investigation and ultimate resolution. Our perspective helps us best serve client needs in a cost-efficient manner in all aspects of organizational campaigns, corporate campaigns and all other matters under the NLRA and Ohio’s collective bargaining law.

Contract Negotiation/Mediation


Doll, Jansen & Ford attorneys have assisted labor unions in all stages of public and private-sector contract negotiation, through developing comprehensive strategy and proposals to negotiating across the table and representing clients at mediation, public-sector fact-finding, and conciliation proceedings. The firm’s combined experience over several decades in negotiating collective bargaining agreements makes us uniquely qualified to handle contract matters.

Comprehensive Representation for
Labor Organizations


Doll, Jansen & Ford provides comprehensive legal services to private and public -sector labor organizations, including litigation in state, federal and bankruptcy courts and representation at state and federal agencies. The firm also is experienced in providing advice and counsel in matters of internal union administration, including  election issues, Departmet of Labor matters and general union management.

Discrimination, Wage and Hour, 
and other Employment Matters


In addition to advising and representing labor unions on statutory matters, the firm’s attorneys have represented individuals facing legal issues in the workplace and offer high-quality representation in matters including race, sex, pregnancy, disability and religious discrimination in the workplace. The firm has represented clients in obtaining or renegotiating severance agreements, negotiating individual employment contracts, litigating wrongful terminations and discrimination actions and prosecuting wage-and-hour and other claims.

​Education Law


Doll, Jansen & Ford is regional counsel through the Ohio Education Association’s Legal Services Plan, providing representation and assistance to OEA-member teachers and other public school employees in licensure proceedings and employment disputes.

Pension and Employee Benefit Funds


As part of our comprehensive services to labor unions and their members, our firm has assisted in the successful counseling, arbitration, and litigation in the areas of benefit claims, withdrawal liability, subrogation matters, recovering contributions, and regulatory compliance issues regarding union pension and benefit funds. Through strategic counseling and advising trustees on a wide variety of matters, the firm stands ready to serve fund needs.

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