Barton A. Bixenstine

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Offices Cleveland
Phone 216.479.6192
Fax 216.937.3708

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Bart is a partner in the Vorys Cleveland office and a member of the labor and employment group.  He is a certified specialist in employment and labor law and a fellow in the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers.  Bart represents employers in employment and labor litigation as well as providing legal counsel and advice in a wide range of employment-related issues.  He has litigated claims involving breach of contract, wage and hour, FMLA, hostile environment, sex harassment, wrongful termination, and age, race, religious and national origin discrimination.  He has led a variety of trials and arbitrations in state and federal courts involving ERISA claims and restrictive covenant damages claims. He has also defended and sought injunctive relief involving restrictive covenants and trade secrets. He is a strong proponent of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) and has extensive experience drafting and implementing ADR programs.

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Bart is a member of the American Bar Association, Ohio State Bar Association and Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association. He is a member and past chair of the Labor Advisory Committee of the American Arbitration Association. He is also a past chair of the Federal Court Panel of Alternative Dispute Resolution of the Northern District of Ohio Management Employees Association.

Bart has made several presentations and many articles involving both employment law and ADR.

Bart received his J.D. from the University of Chicago. He holds a Ph.D. in political science and a master’s degree in statistics from Indiana University. He received his bachelor’s degree from Kent State University.

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