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Travis N. Teare



Travis focuses his practice on the representation of management in all aspects of labor and employment law. He has represented management in front of various state and federal administrative agencies, as well as state and federal court. Travis advises and counsels management on topics including leave management, discrimination, harassment, and retaliation. Travis further provides training to clients on a variety of issues including the interaction between the ADA and FMLA, sexual harassment, and workplace conduct. He has experience in litigation and public sector bargaining. Travis has worked for the State of Ohio’s Office of Collective Bargaining where he responded to unfair labor practice charges and assisted in grievance step hearings, mediations, and arbitrations.



    • Advocated for management in labor arbitration proceedings regarding maintenance of the status quo as it relates to insurance benefits.
    • Drafted various employee handbooks, non-compete agreements, and separation agreements.
    • Negotiated a contract with fire and police departments through fact-finding avoiding conciliation.
    • Obtained dismissal of employment-discrimination charges before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
    • Represented management before the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission in dispute regarding, among other things, employee misconduct.
    • Successfully represented management in claims for unemployment compensation.
    • Successfully represented a University in federal court for claims of wrongfully withheld union dues under Janus, and obtained indemnification money from the Union.
  • Education

    • The Ohio State University, Moritz College of Law, J.D., 2018
    • Adrian College, B.A. cum laude, Marketing, 2014 


    • State of Ohio 
    • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio, Southern District of Ohio
  • Professional Affiliations

    • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association—Member
    • Ohio State Bar Association—Member
    • Journal of Dispute Resolution—Managing Editor (2017-2018)

    Community Involvement

    • Providence House, Associate Board—Member (2020-Present) 
    • Cleveland Leadership Center, On-Board Cleveland (Class of 2021)
    • Named to The Best Lawyers in America “Ones to Watch” list in the areas of Labor and Employment Law-Management (2022)
    • Named to the Ohio Super Lawyers Rising Stars list (2021)
    • CALI Award-Excellence for Business Associations—The Ohio State University Mortiz College of Law (2016)
    • "Addressing Workplace Violence and Workplace Conflicts as Employees Return to Work," The Road Ahead Frantz Ward's Labor & Employment Webinar Series (May 2021)
    • "Identifying and Minimizing Implicit Bias in the Workplace: Preparing for the Workplace of 2021," Frantz Ward Labor and Employment Webinar (November 2020) 
    • "Employer Issues," Construction Employers Association (CEA) COVID-19: What Contractors Should Know Webinar (March 2020)